My daughter and I spent 4 days here in August. The setting is very special, nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains, with it's own private lake, forests and wildlife trails. The lake is very pure and clean, and historically was the source of bottled spring water sold from the site. If you're lucky, when you kayak, you can see loons and herons, and more commonly, ducks and turtles. There's something for everyone here: waterskiing, tennis, hiking, swimming, boating, arts and crafts, games, even an indoor pool and fitness facility, and an Audubon Sanctuary. I also treated myself to a sublime massage in the repurposed antique Spring House, bordering the brook.
The accomodations are simple, and somewhat old-fashioned, but I find that adds to the charm, especially as they are scrupulously cleaned and very comfortable.
Rebooked for next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celebrating over 100 years of hospitality and outdoor recreation, family-owned Purity Spring Resort has long catered to families, groups and guests looking for traditional country lodging in a setting of forests, lakes and mountains. The resort property surrounds pristine Purity Lake, which offers unblemished shorelines, sandy beaches, bogs and heaths, and is adjacent to a NH Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. In addition to an indoor pool and fitness center, guests can enjoy kayaking, waterskiing, hiking and biking during the warmer months plus alpine/xc skiing, snowshoeing, snowtubing, skating and sleigh rides during the winter season. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Purity Spring Hotel Madison