Came back to Mountain View this year after our first visit in 2009 which was a positive experience. Spent the last week of July, 6 nights at this hotel. The entire week was great from the food to all the activities including spa and golf. The quality of the food improved over our 2009 visit (the seafood over linguini and chicken pot pie in the tavern were good choices although the seafood linguini needed more garlic!). We started our week by needing to change rooms as we needed a larger room to accomodate air matresses for the kids. The front desk staff was very accomodating, sending a bellman with me to make sure the room would be satisfactory. We took advantage of the breakfast buffet most of the week, the pastries, fresh fruit, and omelet station were great. We ate dinner at the tavern restaurant twice and food was average to above average. We did run into one busy night were the food took some time to come out but overall the staff was friendly and professional. We did also eat dinner at the clubhouse twice and ran into another busy night where it took some time to get our order taken. The supervisor was apologetic and took our appetizer off the bill. Again, the staff at the clubhouse was friendly and professional. The service at the outdoor pool was very good for drinks and lunch although the bartender on duty made very average mixed drinks - no consistency if you ordered the same thing twice. The kids activities were great. Took my 8 year old to "meet the farmer" where he got to collect freshly laid eggs, learn about about llama's, pet goats, and take a pony ride ($10 for the pony ride but the rest was free). They had cannonball contests and carboard boat building at the outdoor pool. At night, we had smores by the fire pit (provided by the hotel) and we did use the movie theater and the staff brought us popcorn!. At the end of the week, the hotel had a wedding and a class reunion and contrary to other posts, we did not notice any changes in the level of service. The hotel was staffed well enough to handle events and regular customers. Drinks and appetizers on the veranda were exceptional - the tavern bartender made a great black rasberry cosmo. The views on the golf course were spectacular and it was never crowded or backed up. The course is challenging for hacks like me but not overly challenging for my 12 year old when hitting from the red tees. We did three rounds and had a blast. They could use some newer carts. I highly recommend this hotel for families. Great time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Founded in 1865 and set on 1,700 acres with sweeping views of the White Mountains, Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is New England's premier historic mountain resort. It was the only resort or hotel in the state to earn AAA Four Diamond awards in both Lodging and Dining for since 2008. With stellar dining choices from the gourmet selections in the wine cellar to casual meals in the Tavern or spectacular views at the seasonal Club House and Veranda, guests find a style and price to fit their mood. With a full-time Activities Department and complimentary children's programs, guests enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, indoor and outdoor pools, a health and wellness center, golf on the resort's historic course, and four Classic Clay tennis courts. In winter, it's time for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, ice skating, snowmobiling, and dog sled adventures. Mountain View also provides the opportunity to choose from over 500 movie selections in the in-house movie theater. Mountain View Farm features friendly animals at the Big Red Barn. Evening activities include marshmallow toasting over an open campfire. Conde Nast Traveler named Mountain View one of North America's top five resort spas for 2008. There are great views high in the landmark Tower Spa, with an infinity-edge Sok tub and side-by-side massages a specialty. The Presidential Suite has spectacular vistas, a private wet bar, fireplace, flat-screen TVs, hand-painted furniture, and a lovely dining area with French doors. The elegant master bedroom has a king-size bed and cozy window nook while the master bath features a luxury whirlpool. Business meetings are served in 20,000 square feet of flexible conference space with built-in AV equipment and reliable internet and cell phone service. Mountain View specializes in storybook weddings in the domed Crystal Ballroom with its famed hand-painted ceiling or the century-old gazebo on Grand Fountain Terrace. Mountain View Grand is 100% wind-powered and has been recognized as an Environmental Champion by the NH Lodging & Restaurant Association. The resort is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain View Grand Resort And Spa
- Mountain View Grand Hotel Whitefield
- Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa White Mountains, NH - Whitefield