Eastern Slope Inn
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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 ...
... counsellors) were shipped of to Camp winoa to complete our lifeguard training. Today was pretty tough as we had to complete the pre-req fitness assessments, which we all passed with flying colours, although I nearly got lost on the 500m swim and swam further then I needed to. That's really all for now. We're about to watch se Netflix before Turning in. The next video should be up by the end of the week. Miss you all Namaste ...
... easy. Every step had to be calculated.
At one point, Owen stopped to restart his camera, while Hayley continued on. She saw him coming around the bend a little down below, the perfect distance to throw a snow ball at him. Yes, she found more snow. 'Real snow' she calls it. The snow you can hold. Owen taught her how to make a proper, compact snow ball. In the end, we passed through four snow fields. We got the best of both: snow and ...
... Mount Washington. It was all starting to sink in: tomorrow we would embark upon a long, technical climb of 'Ol Washy. On the way back to our mountain cottage, we visited the beautiful Glen Ellis Falls. Pouring more than 600 gallons of water over its edge in just one minute, the powerful falls were quite impressive. Our hike down to the base of the falls was a mini adventure, but well worth every step. Upon our arrival back at our mountain cottage, luck was definitely ...
... 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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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eastern Slope Inn North Conway
We stayed in the Eastern Slopes condos called Cathedral Heights. Although we were located one mile away from the Inn itself we didn't mind at all because our unit was spacious (a terrific, large, eat-in kitchen) and we simply drove to the inn to use the pool and hot tubs. This location is unbelievable...close to ski areas, North Conway shopping, great restaurants and we had beautiful views of the mountains. The only disappointment was that the living room was VERY small so it was tricky with four to manuever around. Fortunately the weather was great so we spent most of the time outside enjoying the beautiful White Mountains.
We were treatly rudely and ignored by the receptionist upon arrival.
The lower parking lot was not well lite and the numbers were unreadable.
My husband and I and our 2 children spent 2 nights at this resort in Mid-August. We specifically booked a suite because of the kids. The room itself was nice had a small kitchenette, dining room table, living area with sleeper sofa and a bath downstairs, upstairs there was one double bed, a good size closet, skylight, full bath and color TV. We stuck the kids upstairs so that they could have Nickelodean on in the a.m. when they woke up. All in all a pretty good set up with the children.
My husband and I were very excited with the location of the hotel in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We were pleased with the price of the hotel. It was in walking distance to restaurants; hiking trails; and rock climbing. Several days after making the reservations we received a phone call from the hotel promising $75.00 for a "20 minute tour of the hotel". We agreed. A few hours after we arrived to the hotel, we started the "20 minute tour" (along with other newly arrived guests) which lasted over 3 hours. Although beautiful, Eastern Slope Inn is nothing more than a timeshare in disguise. My husband and I were neither interested in a timeshare nor their high pressure sales tactics. At one point a male realtor scoffed at our mortgage questions and said "It's only money". We were told that if we did not buy NOW, the offer would immediately vanish...even though we were staying at the hotel for a week! We were told that RCI will take 4 years to fill all slots. When we press for business cards (to do a background check) our realtor Nella said "We don't hand them out because you're either interested or not interested...and we don't want the property littered with business cards. " The RCI timeshare office is situated on the premises near the main entrance of the hotel. These RCI timeshare realtors made our stay uncomfortable since they hung out in the lobby with the guests all day and all night. They were even by the pool! Be rest assured that if you book a stay at Eastern Slope Inn you WILL be invited into a "20 minute tour". Thank goodness there was plenty to do outside the hotel.
We originally were booked for the Oxen Yoke Inn. At check-in, we were upgraded to an Eastern Slope Inn Suite. How happy were we! We walked in our room and I literally screamed - absolutely beautiful. Nice jacuzzi next to the king-sized bed, fireplace, big screen tv, nice view. We didn't use the amenities inside the inn (only the ice box) - didn't need to. The location is excellent. Walked to all the restaurants - Delaneys, Decades, Ballinis, Horsefeathers, breakfast, some shops. We were there from 4/2-4/4 and it was not crowded by any means and that's what we liked! Definitely will be back:)
Stuck in a smoking room
Make sure you don't get stuck in a smoling room, it wasn't very nice, even though they sent us an air freshener. We could barely sleep!
A nice fun place.
A nice fun enviorment, great service, and In a convenient location.
Not That Impressed
I was not all that impressed with the hotel. Our room stated that it was a room with a view. I felt that for the money we paid, we were let down. We could see the mountain, but also looked out over the hotels vehicles and old abandoned railroad cars. There was not room on the "deck" to sit. I went there to get away, and was annoyed by the call to the room asking to take a tour and the interuption of people comming to see if we needed towels. Our room was very clean, but had a pull down bed from the wall and not all that comfortable. I go to North Conway often and have stayed at less expensive places that I was more impressed with.
Not so great
The best part about this hotel is the location. It is within walking distance of nice restaurants and it is right in the middle of the quaint part of North Conway. It has a nice lounge area and fireplace. On the negative side, the pool facilities are sub standard and not well maintained. The excercise room is also small and dreary. The changing room/Bathroom is small. This hotel oversold timeshares against these facilities so on the weekend it is hard to get a seat in the jacuzzi after a day on the slopes. The hot water in the changing room shower is purposely set to just a little above cold. The room I stayed in had an old bed that squeeked. This is one of the oldest hotels in the area and some may think the old furniture adds character.
My husband and I wanted to spend a long weekend in New Hampshire, and have always heard that the White Mountains were great. We were pleasantly surprised at our room. The room was quite large for the rate, and had a double bed, a single bed, and two couches near the tv area. the partial kitchen was perfect- it had everything that we needed to make simple things like spaghetti, or breakfast, and the small fridge was enough. I brought cooking and cleaning essentials, only to find that most of the items were in the cupboards of the kitchen anyway. (bring plastic wrap and tin foil if you want to take a lunch or for leftovers). The room was clean and the amenities were new, dispite the age of the Inn. I don't know if this room was nicer than other rooms, but it suited us perfectly. We were also within walking distance of Horsefeathers, an excellent restaurant in the area which we frequented regularly. An REI store lived on the first floor of the Inn. While it was pricey, it was quite convenient. We would definitely stay there again.