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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!

Polar Express: Last call for 2011!

Don’t wait and contact us ASAP at (800) 356-3596, or forward this post to someone who would be interested in taking the Polar Express train this year!

We have only 1 package for 4 left as follows:

  • – Stay with us December 9 & December 10, 2011
  • – 4 coach tickets for the 6:30 pm Polar Express on Saturday December 10, 2011
  • – Cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
  • – One goodie bag per child
  • – a VIP card to go tax-free shopping at the outlet stores of Settlers’ Green
  • – Exclusive coupons from our partners
Package in Room 6 : $610.32 tax included

Room 6 : in the main lodge, 2 double beds, private shower bath.

Package in Suite 25 : $675.72 tax included

Suite 25 : in the loft building, one-bedroom suite with kitchenette, living room with queen sleeper sofa, private bath with combo shower/tub, cable TV. Dog friendly room.

Package in Suite 24 : $784.72 tax included

Suite 24 : in the loft building, two-bedroom suite with kitchenette, queen bed in master bedroom, bunkbed set in second bedroom, queen sleeper sofa in living room, private shower bath with combo shower/tub, cable TV. Dog friendly room.

Pricing is given for 2 adults and 2 kids under 10, and include EVERYTHING!

Polar Express 2011 – SPECIAL! For Thanksgiving Weekend

We have 2 Polar Express Packages left for 4 for Thanksgiving weekend as follows:

  • Stay 2 nights in Room 9 or Room 6 on November 25 & 26, 2011
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 4 coach tickets for the 6:30 pm Polar Express train on Saturday November 26,2011
  • 1 goodie bag per child under 10
SPECIAL PRICE : $548 + tax for 2 adults and 2 kids under 10 instead of $618 + tax
BOOK NOW! Mention this special offer when you call (800) 356-3596 to get this special price! Don’t delay as it is on a first come-first serve basis!