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Im sat here in the staff computer lounge with theeeee slowest connection, struggling for words at the moment.
TODAY IS THE DAY!!!
After 2 LONG weeks of training and staff week, the kids are due to arrive in just a few hours.
We've had a long week of training and programming giving us the skills to amazing counsellors, and to help these kids have an ...
... out what kids we get put with. I got a tour of the whole camp which is huge, and spent the rest of the day chilling out and settling in. The next day, was a free day to again just chill out and settle in. Camp is still pretty quiet at the moment as they're still doing all their pre camp stuff. Myself, mark ( climbing counsellor ) and Hannah one of the Irish girls spent the day walking round camp, fighting turtles with ...
Yesterday we decided that we would hike Mt Washington. Today was the day.
Mt Washington, located the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is the tallest mountain in the Northeast. It is one of America's top ten most dangerous mountains to hike. At the summit, the highest ever wind was recorded at 231mph.
So, we got the deets and gear we needed, and prepared for our hike.
We started at the Pinkham Notch Visitors Center on ...
... side. First, Hayley whipped up a delicious spaghetti bolognese for dinner, which we enjoyed on the back deck of the cottage. Lucky Owen! Second, Larry, the owner of the cottage, agreed to let Owen borrow his hiking boots. How fitting that Larry wears the same size shoe as Owen. And the luck keeps going. Yvonne, Larry's wife, wears the same size shoe as Hayley. Equipped with our apparel and map for tomorrow's hike, we called it a relatively early night, and retired ...
... noticed as we drove in to downtown Gorham was the railroad museum. Unfortunately it was closed by the time we got here. The rail line here is ex Grand Trunk. Now it's a G & W property, the St. Lawrence and Atlantic RR. I was told that trains run sporadically. I wish there was more to say, but after a full day of driving I'm tired and ready to just veg out for a bit. Until tomorrow, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Colonial Motel North Conway
This was our third trip as a family to North Conway. The first two
We made last minute reservations at The Colonial based on tripadvisor reviews. The hotel looks a little old fashioned on the outside, but is completely clean and updated on the inside. The owner was very friendly. The room was comfortable and the bathroom was updated and clean. This place isn't fancy, but you get good value if you're looking for basic lodging at a fair price.
We loved it!
We have stayed in a few hotels in the North Conway area and the Colonial Motel is by the far the best we have experienced. It's a family-run place and they are VERY helpful with making sure you are comfortable and can suggest restaurants, playgrounds, and kids activities. The motel fairly small with about 20 or so rooms, so make sure you book in advance. We called about a week before our trip and was able to book a room with 2 Queen beds.
The room was very clean and what you would expect for ammenities in the price range we were paying. Some of the furniture does look a little dated, but that doesn't detract from the comfort of the place.
We would not hesitate to recommend this to our friends and definitely will be returning next year.
We booked in for a night and decided to stay another. My 3 kids were having a great time and my wife just couldn't get over the value and views. Our plans didn't quite work out the second day but we had agreat time anyway. A big part of this was the Colonial. Spacious clean room with a fridge.(good for a travelling family) Nice outdoor pool. Everything is nearby...village and mountains one way, outlet shopping the other. In my brief conversation with the owners Jerry and Michelle, I found them very hospitable and intent on making our stay a good one.
We will make sure this is a stop on our next family vacation tour next summer.
We stayed for 3 nights with our young son and couldn't have been happier with our time there. It's in a great location on the main strip in North Conway, halfway between the town centre and the outlets. Despite being on rt 16, the hotel is set far enough back from the road that noise is not an issue. The rooms were on the large side, and very clean. We were in a room with two queens and had plenty of space to set up a pack 'n play for our son to sleep in.
The Colonial Hotel is just a great spot with wonderful hospitality by the owners Jerry and Michelle. They went out of their way to make sure we had a great stay. We'll definitely be back, maybe in the winter for some skiing.
This motel is conveniently located between downtown North Conway and the outlet stores. The owner was extra helpful and took the iniative to provide us with brochures, coupons, and driving directions. The room was very clean.
We have just returned from a weekend in Conway, NH at the Colonial Motel. The website does not do the hotel justice! It is the cleanest and friendliest place I have visited in a long time!
We had a 'suite' (actually two adjoining rooms) for our family of six. It was spacious, clean and comfortable. Very friendly couple who own the place. Got discount tickets for Cranmore....BIG savings when all are skiing ($11 off an adult daily pass). Would definitely stay again.
Less is more
We were treated like kings at this small but lovely motel with a backyard view of the White Mts. Run by the Hopkins family, who are ever so helpful and friendly, the rooms are all renovated , the beds excellent, and the service wonderful. We even got a Jeep tour of the Mt Washingron area!
What a gem!!!
The first inkling I had that this place was a gem came when I phoned for reservations. Michelle took the call and was very friendly and helpful. We arrived and were at once delighted. It is a family-run motel as clean as a whistle. The room we had was charming in it's decor but best of all was the fact that there were several lights in the room (often missing in chain hotels). It was a very comfortable, homey place. The family who run it are terrific.