by Kimberly Liu
Situated amongst 770,000 acres in the heart of the White Mountains, The Black Bear Lodge enjoys spectacular mountain views and proximity to endless summer and winter outdoor activities. The Lodge is an all-suite condiminium style hotel where the units are individually owned, have full kitchens, and sleep four to six comfortably in spacious rooms. There are various types of suites with the largest having three bedrooms and two bathrooms, sleeping up to eight.
Families particularly enjoy swimming, biking, hiking, tennis, boating on Corcoran’s Pond and summer concerts and plays in the summer and downhill and cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and snowboarding at Waterville Valley Mountain in the winter. The Black Bear Lodge sports an indoor/outdoor pool, game room and pool table as well as a large living room where in the winter you can warm up in front of the field stone fireplace.
Guests also enjoy passes to the White Mountain Athletic Club and for a nominal fee, the health club also offers indoor tennis, racquetball and massage therapy by appointment.
Our Editor Loves
- Suites sleep 4 to 6 comfortably
- Fully-equipped kitchens
- Tons of summer and winter family outdoor activities
by August A
The condos (which you can rent by the night or long term)are comfortable and roomy, the staff is wonderful, the location is beautiful and it just felt like home! Even though the units are condos, there is a hotel style lobby and front desk, so staff is always there for you. My grandchildren enjoyed the indoor/outdoor pool and game room.The town square is charming with a few stores, a general store and some places to eat. (although there is a complete kitchen in your condo) There are beautiful hiking trails throughout the resort. I do not know about the ski trails as I was there in the autumn, but the scenery in the autumn is breathtaking with lots of places to visit in the White Mountains. I plan to return again and again!
Upon arrival here, you would have thought you just drove into a "New Hampshire postcard"! Lovely scenery all around you. Just overwhelmingly peaceful. Autumn is just bursting in glorious colors all around the area of this hotel.
Entering the cute lobby that welcomes you with the warm and cozy crackling fireplace says, "stay a while". The warmth carries over to the reception desk where you are checked in and off to your room.
Large apartment rooms: open kitchen concept with table, chairs, and sofa and chairs. Next room, large king bed, twin with twin trundle bed. Very large 2 sink bathroom separate from tub/toilet you almost get lost. Very clean with 2 t.v.'s, plenty for everybody.
Buffet breakfast on 1st floor is just wonderful. Several nice, friendly ladies keep it stocked. Never ran out of anything! Red tablecloths brighten your day immediately. Plenty hot coffee, tea, juices, bread, Eng. muffins, and little sweet muffins. cereals, fruits, yogurts, and more, everything needed to start the day.
Bonus is having a restroom nearby. No need to rush back to your room.
Want to swim? How about a relaxing hot tub. Yes, they are here too.
No matter ski, hike, bike, walk or just plain "nothing", this is "lovely" and would stay again if returned.
Our tour bus of 50 were accommodated efficiently.