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Your Springtime Guide To North Conway, New Hampshire

Between the snows of winter and the heat of the summer, North Conway has much to offer during the arrival of spring. Come enjoy the valley as it begins to bloom!

Need some fun activities to do with your family or friends?

The Cranmore Mountain Lodge’s Springtime Guide To North Conway has everything you are looking for! We hope you enjoy your stay in the Mount Washington Valley this spring!


Sightseeing In North Conway

Mt Washington Auto Road

Mount Washington

  • Auto Road – Experience the incredible views from New England’s tallest peak on the oldest man made attraction in America. Our guests get discount voucher on the guided tour and one free adult passenger.
  • Cog Railway – If driving is not your game, then experience the splendors of Mount Washington from the only cog railway this side of the Rockies!
  • Mount Washington Hotel – Visit the historic Mount Washington Hotel, built in 1902 for drinks or lunch. It is well worth the 40 minute trip up route 16 from North Conway.
Wildcat Mountain Gondola

Wildcat Mountain

  • Gondola Ride – Experience breathtaking views of the East’s highest peaks in the comfort and security of Wildcat’s 4-person glass-enclosed gondola cabins!
Diana’s Bath


Waterfalls & Covered Bridges

Conway Scenic Railroad

Conway Scenic Railroad

  • Check out all the beauty that the Mountain Washington Valley has to offer from a historic train car. The Conway Scenic Railroad offers different themed excursions as well as trips that include lunch or dinner. For a different sight-seeing perspective, take a relaxing scenic train ride.

Local Sugar Houses

  • The Maple tree sap has been replenished, so this is the best time to learn about maple sugaring by visiting local sugar houses. You can also learn maple sugaring by hiking the trails of 100 Acre Woods with your family.

Springtime Outdoors Fun

Mountain Biking at Great Glen Trails


  • Great Glen Trails diverse bike trail system crosses beautiful fields, scenic rivers, and beaver bogs. Our guests get vouchers for free use of the trail system and discount on bike rentals.
Horseback Riding at Farm by the River

Horseback Riding

  • You might enjoy a horseback ride at The Farm by the River Stables, open to the general public year round. Choose from daily scenic horseback, carriage, wagon and pony rides for the little ones! Our guests receive a discount by showing their room key.
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View from the summit of Mt Kearsarge


  • If the outdoors and nature are your calling, there a countless trails to explore. A few of our favorites are  Black Cap which is family friendly and Mt. Kearsarge for the more experienced hiker.

Shopping & Dining

Shopping at Settlers’ Green Outlet Stores

Settlers Green Outlets

  • If shopping is your kind of adventure, then the Settler’s Green Outlet Stores Village is the place for you. You will find the mall brands with outlet prices and its tax free!
  • Be sure to visit downtown North Conway Village for one of a kind shops and unique boutiques.


Places To Eat

  • If you are a foodie or looking for a family friendly eatery, then the Valley Originals will whet your appetite. All these establishments are owned and operated by local chefs.
  • The North Conway area also offers ethnic cuisine as including Mexican, Thai and Italian to name a few.

buildings from pond

If you are looking for place to stay that embodies the spirit of North Conway and the Mount Washington Valley, please visit the historic Cranmore Mountain Lodge, Babe Ruth’s favorite B&B. We pride ourselves on our neighborly hospitality and delicious French breakfast.

Need more reasons to stay at Cranmore Mountain Lodge?
Take advantage of our special promotion now and save big!

We hope to see you soon!

Summertime Things to Do in North Conway, NH

The Mount Washington Valley has much to offer after the snow melts and the temperature begins to rise. Whether you love to hike, shop or just want to get away with family, you can find it all right here.

Here is the Cranmore Mountain Lodge’s list of summertime things to do in North Conway, New Hampshire. We hope you found some good ideas for your next trip and safe travels!

Champney Falls

Sightseeing In North Conway

Echo Lake State Park

  • Cathedral Ledge – if you want a breathtaking view of the valley in all its splendor, bring your camera and take the short 20 minute drive from downtown North Conway
  • Echo Lake – Provides a great venue for picnics and refreshing swims at the base of Cathedral Ledge

Waterfalls & Covered Bridges

Conway Scenic Railroad

  • Check out all the beauty that the Mount Washington Valley has to offer from a historic train car. The Conway Scenic railroad offers different themed excursions as well as trips that include lunch or dinner. For a different sight-seeing perspective, take a relaxing scenic train ride.

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North Conway Named Most Affordable Ski Destination in the NorthEast

Article copied from the 2012-2013 Season New Hampshire Winter Guide, published by Salmon Press Newspapers :

“TripAdvisor’s Inaugural Ski Destination Cost Comparison Intex Reveals Top Resorts in U.S. and Canada Where Travelers Can Hit the Slopes and Save. North Conway comes in most affordable in Northeast and #2 in the U.S.


TripAdvisor, the world’s lagest travel review site launched its inaugural TripIndex Ski – a cost comparison of 20 popular ski destinations across the United States and Canada. North Conway, NH was deemed the least expensive ski destination in the Northeast and the second least expensive destination for skiing in the U.S.

TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Ski presents the combined cost of one night’s hotel accommodation, a basic ski rental package, a one-day lift tickets, a local meal and a bottle/glass of beer at top ski destinations. Salt Lake City, Utah came in as the most affordable ski destination, with a total TripIndex Ski cost of $238.58. Yet North Conway scored just over a dollar higher on TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Ski at $239.88, making the price between two top contenders negligible. With a price tag of $746, Vail, Colorado emerged as the priciest ski spot in the country.

“For travelers who are looking for a snowy escape, TripIndex Ski provides an easy way to compare the most popular ski destinations across North America,” said Karen Drake, senior direction of communications at TripAdvisor. “TripIndex Ski is a useful tool for travelers who are looking to get the best bang for their buck this winter season”.

According to TripAdvisor, the TripIndex Ski prices out the following items in each destination : Per night cost of a hotel (between December 2011 and March 2012 within 5 miles of the destination), cost of a lift ticket, cost of a meal (burger and fries from 3 local restaurants on or near the mountain) and cost of an alcoholic drink (domestic beer at 3 local pubs on or near the mountain).

Prices were collected through a variety of research methods, and apply to travel between December 2011 and March 2012. The “basket” of items is representative of the common items many travelers will purchase while on a ski vacation says TripAdvisor.

“It means a lot to us to learn that TripAdvisor, a trusted trip planning resource for travelers, has recognized that North Conway and the surrounding region offers and affordable ski destination,” said Janice Crawford, Executive Direction of the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. “With 13 ski resorts and XC centers all offering great skiing and value, skiers need look no further than the Northeast’s most affordable ski destination this winter,” finished Crawford. All of Mt Washington VAlley’s ski resorts are making snow around the clock as temperatures allow and plan to be open for Christmas week (the week between Christmas and New Year). Six out of seven are presently open.”

At Cranmore Mountain Lodge, room rates start from $89 per night for the whole winter season, and we offer many different ski & stay packages options with different ski resorts. You can find all these packages by clicking here.

Cranmore Mountain – Just 1 mile from us

Attitash Mountain – 15 minutes from us

Black Mountain – 15 minutes from us

Jackson x-country Foundation – 15 minutes from us

Wildcat Mountain – 35 minutes from us

Great Glen Trails – 35 minutes from us

Bretton Woods – 45 minutes from us


Last Minute June 2012

The weather is looking excellent for this coming weekend,  and it is also our first Annual Music & Arts Festival in North Conway Village (check out “Voices & Colors“). Take advantage of this special promo on selected rooms, before these rooms are booked by someone else!


Room 2 (The Babe Ruth Room) with 1 king bed

Room 7 with 1 king bed

Suite 17 with 1 queen bed and a jacuzzi tub for two

Room 21 with 1 queen bed

This offer is valid only on the above rooms. You must mention the promo code to get the discount. Book online only (follow the room links above). Reservations are non-refundable in case of cancellation.

“Voices & Colors”, a Music & Arts Festival

Voices & Colors


with assistance from The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau

 Cranmore Mountain Lodge
Enjoy listening to  traditional Folk music by
The Mountain Top Music Center Old Time String Band 
in the setting of a cozy B&B

The Metropolitan Coffee House
Listen to Italian Music as you enjoy authentic, homemade Italian Gelato, cakes, pastries and coffee drinks

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort and Waterpark
June 29, 9-11:00pm – Enjoy solo guitarist and singer Jim Conners at their Red Ridge Grill
June 30, 8 to 9pm – Kids performer and family fun time musician Bob Rutherford with adult music to follow

Red Parka Pub & Steakhouse
June 29,  9-12:30 – Amorphous 
June 30, 9-12:30 – Full Circle
July 1, 4-7 – Bennett & Perkins

Stone Mountain Arts Center
June 29 – Billy Bragg Up Close and Personal
June 30 – Wine, Dine, and Diva .. A Really, Really Fun Wine Dinner

World Fellowship
June 30, 7:30pm – Baroque & Renaissance Dance

Bartlett Inn Art Gallery
June 29 – July 1, 11am to 5pm View original Oil and Watercolor paintings
of the 
White Mountains by New England artists

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center
June 29, 7:30 pm – “You Can’t Kill Stephen King,” an independent film 
June 30, 7:30 pm – Enjoy the new Fryeburg Academy band, Junco, that has a “softer Dave Matthews Band” sound.

Fields of Ambrosia
June 29, 1pm-5pm & June 30, 10am-4pm. Design your signature scent from a single note to a symphony of fragrance and receive a free perfume bottle with your THE ART OF PERFUMERY purchase.

302 West Smokehouse
June 29 – Rek’lis a Trois
June 30 – Cooped Up

Margarita Grill
July 1 SHOL Sunday
an evening of acoustic music, local art, handmade crafts and tastings of local food and beverages

Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association
Local artists will be painting scenes around North Conway Village
Come watch as their talent comes alive on the canvas

Omni Mount Washington Resort
June 29 – 9pm-Midnight “Side Show” a 4-piece band playing Classic Rock

Located in “The Cave” 
June 30 – 9pm-Midnight
“Those Guys” a 3-piece band playing Contemporary Rock & Regga
Located in “The Cave”
July 1 – 2pm-5pm
Live from the Lawn
Jeremy Dean & Heather Pierson Duo” playing smooth tunes of all genres, including rock, pop, blues and jazz
Located on the Presidential Patio of our Spa/Conference Center
 Picnic lunches will be sold with drink service provided by the Stickney’s Restaurant.

White Mountain Hotel 
Live Piano Music in Ledges Dining Room:
Friday, June 29th –  Michael Jewell – playing from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 30-  Heather Pierson – playing from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 1st –   Michael Jewell – playing Sunday Brunch from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

 If you would like to get involved please contact Freddie Procyk at 356-2044.
We may be able to find a venue for you to get exposure

FLASH CONTEST – Spring Skiing Attitash/Wildcat

Win 1 FREE adult lift ticket
valid for either Attitash Mountain or Wildcat Mountain
and 1 FREE voucher for a dinner at The Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub
A $100 VALUE!


  1. LIKE US on Facebook
  2. POST ON OUR PAGE which one of our 20 rooms is your favorite room and why (visit our rooms by clicking here)

We will announce the winner on Facebook/Twitter on March 14th, 2012, after noon

To get the prizes, the winner must then book a room of his choice with us for 1 or more nights (rooms starting from $89/night + tax, breakfast included) for a stay between March 15 and March 24, 2012. The FREE lift ticket and dinner will be given upon check-in.


White Thanksgiving & Black Friday!

Yesterday, the valley received more than 1 foot of snow, just in time for Thanksgiving! Ski areas are getting ready to open, some as soon as Black Friday!

Trees along our property
Our driveway

Attitash Ski Resort: Opening on 11/25 the Flying Yankee Lift and Moat trail for $15 – Rail/box terrain set up (just give $3 to local food pantry or 3 canned food to use the terrain!)

Cranmore Mountain : The Mountain Coaster, the Giant Swing and the Indoor Adventure Zone will be open November 25 to November 27. They will try to open the lifts and trails, depending on how much snow they can make on top of what we’ve received so far!

Great Glen Trails : They are planning to open at least 16 km of both skate and classic groomed trails, and the tubing hill for Friday!

We are ready for Christmas

Fantastic deals for Black Friday at Settlers’ Green Outlet Stores : Some stores even open at 10pm tonight and many at Midnight! All stores will be open by 5am Friday, November 25. Come for free coffee, refreshments and a chance to win a $100 Settlers’ Green gift certificate at Van Heusen from Midnight to 5am. Amazing deals and shopping all day long!

And of course, the Polar Express train is in town starting today! Kids and their family will certainly appreciate their magical journey under the snow! By the way, we still have a package for 4 available for December 10th! Spread the word!