The New England image is a puzzle of old harbor towns, gilded hills, and world-renowned snowfall. And though the fabled Cape Cod crowds aren't imaginary, the classic, New England fairytale does exist without the tourist-trap filling. Just point yourself north toward the White Mountains, past the lighthouse-threaded coastline, to New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort.

"I take a deep breath whenever I turn off the highway and head to the Valley. It's like coming home after a long day at work,” EVP Marketing Peter Adams said.

The road home is Route 93, where Waterville Valley Resort is an under-two-hours journey to Boston. Set apart from the stress of the rest of the world, Waterville Valley Resort allows you to breathe easy in a wonderland where possibilities are almost entirely free. Hike the 4,000-foot White Mountains peaks surrounding Waterville Valley, swim freshwater giants Squam Lake or Lake Winnipesaukee, and for a small fee added to your room, take advantage of the adventures offered by the Waterville Valley Summer Unlimited pass. Everything from golf, tennis, chairlift rides, mountain biking, boats, the Valley wide shuttle, and the use of the White Mountain Athletic Club is included.

Happy families can indulge in family favorites like movies under the stars, or try something new like live bands, jugglers, and unique Town Square shopping opportunities. At Waterville Valley Resort, there are intrigues for every age and palate, from fine dining restaurants that cater to the New England cuisine connoisseur, to the picky eater only pleased by pizza. Dine overlooking Corcoran's Pond or outside along a mountain brook and drink in the New England landscape that generations retire for.

The Valley is so much more than a New England bus tour stop; it's a destination. An "island" in the mountains all to itself. Self-contained and safe, the Valley is the ideal spot for Waterville

Valley Resort, a family-friendly hub of activity in the lakes and mountains region of New Hampshire. Those who come here like to say it is an escape from the outside world. Discover this unparalleled destination for yourself with White Mountain peaks, golf courses, water parks, and many other world-class attractions all within an hour's reach of your Waterville Valley home.

"I not only work here, I live here. And it's because this place gets into your heart and once you come here, you will always want to return," Jan Sterns of WV Realty said.

Set your fairytale in Waterville Valley Resort. Where monstrous, clear mountain stream  recreation is only dwarfed by the exploration opportunities of a White Mountains border. Silhouetted islands set the stage for romance. And an idyllic New England image is ready for a very real adventure.

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