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“Rooms need updating” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Cold Spring Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence
Andover, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Rooms need updating”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

The rooms need to be updated. The heating system and the decor seems to be form the early 70s. The indoor pool area is boderline gross. The front desk is gone by 9pm so you are on your own if you need any assitance. Walls are paper thin and TVs are very old and no name brands so the picture quality is bad. Nice location and staff was very friendly but some time and money needs to be spent on this place to make it worth the trip. I rated Room Service as average based on the maintenance and housekeeping team because there was no "Room Service" available to order anything.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank HockeyStud
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

We stayed in a two-bedroom unit for a ski weekend. Unit was clean and fit our needs well, and staff was very friendly and helpful. Kitchen was very well stocked with utensils, cooking tools, and plates/bowls/cups for anything we wanted to make. It was very convenient to have stove/oven, dishwasher, full-size fridge, and washer/dryer all in the unit. We did not hear much road noise as others have reported, and had a pleasant view of the woods from our windows.

A couple of downsides: beds are very, very firm, so we did not sleep very well. Heating units are a little tricky, so if you have a specific temp where you are comfortable, it's hard to keep the temperature there.

Units could use some updating, but I would call them "utilitarian." Overall, a good place to stay while skiing.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Stagetek
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Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

As others have already stated, this is a good value but needs to have some investment to bring more light into the units and make it more comfortable. We did not have road noise but were in a unit near the center of the complex. The nature trail is a pleasant walk in woods but it does skirt the freeway so you get the noise. Our unit did not have a view of much but a few trees.

We had a maintenance issue and the staff responded quickly. The staff was always pleasant and helpful.

Other than sitting in the office to use wi-fi (which we wish was more widely available), we did not use resort facilities. The dvd rentals are expensive and limited, so bring your own.

This was a good location to gain access to national and state parks for Autumn leave viewing as it was on the less busy side of those parks. This was our purpose in vacationing in this area.

Room Tip: We stayed in Ropewalk building E and it is near the playground, if you need that and did not have mu...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank treasureseekermth633
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Sweet Valley
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

Like some of the visitors said, the units need updating. The TV's are old and small, our oven didn't heat up properly, the bedrooms smelled very musty (the carpeting maybe?) And one bathroom isn't really sufficent for 5 or 6 people especially with the toilet in the same little space as the shower. Our dresser in the master bedroom had seen better days. Small things really in the big picture because we were out and about more than we were in the unit. The extra time in the unit was due to the fact that everyone needed to shower and there was only one shower. lol The entry way reaked of smoke but it was easy to see why - when we were loading our car, there were cleaning crews outside the doors smoking away and the door was propped open, not by us though. The resort itself was very nice with lots to do. There were soooo many things to see and do not to far from the resort that we couldn't do as many as we wanted to in a week so we may be going back sometime! Hope the units are updated.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank CountryGirl1955
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Pepperell, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
119 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

I have been coming to Cold Spring for close to 30 years now. My parents own time share here, and so does my brother, and myself. We all own weeks in the summer. If you are a golfer, you will love this place. The White Mountain gold course is a nice track. The condos themselves aren't the Ritz, but are very comfortable. The bets update they have done over the years in the addition of AC. Our kids love the 2 pools, and it's a nice way to spend the day. I do a lot of fishing in the area, and have a plethora of water to choose from. There are also plenty of attractions close by such as Weirs Beach by Lake Winnepesaukee....or hiking near Franconia notch. We found plenty to do within a short drive. the staff is always friendly. I saw one review that complained about noise from the highway which is ridiculous....after 30 years I must be deaf because I've never heard it....it's quiet, and peaceful. Rest assured it's a not a luxury place, but has all the comforts you need for a great week in the White Mountains.

Room Tip: We like the "Reach" units for quiet...and nice views.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Scott B
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Long Island
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

The condo was nice and in good condition, but close enough to the highway to hear road noise when sitting on the deck... which spoiled it a bit for me.

The property also has a good playground, new charcoal grills, volleyball net, horseshoes, clay tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub and sauna (in locker rooms). The shuffleboard court is in disrepair and unusable. Half of the "nature trail" runs close enough to the highway that you feel you should be hitch hiking.

It's a good jumping off point to explore the lake region or head up into the White Mountain area.

Warning for those attached to their laptops ... WiFi is only available in the main office area and not in the condos.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Mockingbird16
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Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

There is plenty to do while vacationing here. For years we just kept ourselves having fun at the Resort only! Enjoyed the indoor and outdoor pool, billiard table, ping pong, horseshoes, crafts, and riding bicycles around the trails. Now we drive short distance and hike mountains and ride bicycles on the Franconia Notch Bike trails and enjoy the beauty all around. The Fun Spot,Clark's Trading Post, and go carts are a blast.
Yes, the buildings are not new, but they are efficient and clean. Furnished with all you will need for your stay. Try it out...... and make some fun memories.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank LynnMassachusetts
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Additional Information about Cold Spring Resort

Property: Cold Spring Resort
Address: 460 N Ashland Rd, Ashland, NH 03217-4116
Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Ashland
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ashland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cold Spring Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between the spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions of New Hampshire, Cold Spring Resort has been providing a welcome retreat for families since the mid 1970's. With 77 well-appointed 1, 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses meandering through a fragrant pine forest, overlooking the White Mountains and within a stone's throw of a cold spring, the resort is perfectly situated for quiet relaxation and cultural, recreational and invigorating exploration. ... more   less 
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