Eastern Slope Inn
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We are so lucky to have friends that invite us to ski at Waterville Valley. It's a really nice family focused resort about a 5 hour drive from New Canaan. The kids get on well and know the resort so well now that they ski or snow board together and then meet up with their slower parents at lunch or the end of the day.
... This morning it's snowing, great big flakes. We're about 5 minutes out of Bridgton which itself is a lovely little place with a great bookshop (which Stephen King frequents apparently), a covered bridge, artsy/old fashioned cinema, as well as all the essentials. The boys have been snowboarding, we're hoping to ski on Saturday (there's a great little mountain just up the road) and we're going dog sledding (or mushing) tomorrow. Now I need to plan ...
... snowbirds during the night and we're leaving our roost tomorrow morning. We're haven't quite figured out our driving route back to Miami Beach. But we'll make some unexpected right and left turns and see what we find!
Thank you for coming along on our dream to live the fall foliage experience.
With warm wishes and cyber hugs,
... and a bar area...we could have stayed an hour or more! The free wifi was great too! We then started our trek, stopping at a covered bridge at Bedford. Hoping to see a few more! Quck snoop around Concord and up to Franklin looking for another covered bridge. Unfortunately, no luck.... So, we keep going to Laconia. We are a little behind schedule and getting hungry. So, we pulled over when we saw a sign advertising food and an antique shop....big mistake! ...
... beams on. A lot of them wouldn't even notice and drive by burning my retinas into a mush.
I missed the turning for the house as it was pitch Black. Luckily Michelle had seen it and was waiting for me.
We hit the hay as soon as we got back. What a fantastic day of riding, eating and best of all, making new friends. My favourite part of bike travel.
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How has this resort rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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.