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Waterville Valley Resort: New Hampshire's Top Family Vacation Destination

In the shadows of the majestic White Mountains, and deep within the expansive White Mountain National Forest, you’ll find the welcoming accommodations of Waterville Valley Resort. The resort is bordered by 41,000 acres of nationally protected land, giving the property a secluded feel and stunning vistas everywhere you look. With diverse wildlife, lush vegetation and an abundance of outdoor activities, the area and the resort have more than enough to offer any family looking for adventure. If your ideal family vacation contains beautiful surroundings, great amenities, and a unique brand of serene privacy, this resort is for you!


The area has a rich history that began in the early 19th century, when the land where the town of Waterville Valley currently resides, was granted to Josiah Gillis, Moses Foss Jr. and several others. The town was incorporated in 1829 and began to draw visitors with its spectacular natural beauty. Through the remainder of the 19th century, the lumber industry moved in and with the new industry the town began to grow. It wasn’t until after WWII that the area became a major tourist destination. In 1965, former Olympic skier Tom Corcoran came to town, and with him came big change for the area. He helped established Waterville Valley as one of the top skiing destinations in the Eastern United States. Professionals, amateurs and fun seekers began traveling to the Valley to experience the slopes and hone their skills.


Waterville Valley Resort is one of the most sought-after family vacation locations in the Northeast. It’s affectionately referred to by patrons as “New Hampshire's Family Resort” and “The Cruise Ship in the Mountains”. Generations of families have made this their go-to destination to reconnect and have a great vacation experience. Waterville Valley Resort wants to be a base of operations for your ideal family experience in the White Mountains. The resort offers families like yours an excursion into beautiful New Hampshire Wilderness in a enjoyable and safe environment for all ages. You’ll only find one road in and out of the resort complex, ensuring privacy, safety and ease in getting around the area. Here is how, Matt Hesser, the Marketing Director of Waterville Valley Resort describes the resort experience, “My family and I love Waterville Valley for the same reasons I suppose our guests do.  Waterville Valley, NH is a laid-back place where people don’t feel rushed to do anything, yet have everything at their disposal. It’s a place where families slow down and do things together, and because there is so much to do, competing with the phone or TV screen goes away. Park your car, walk around town and play! That’s what Waterville Valley, NH is all about.”


When it comes to accommodations, Waterville Valley Resort delivers everything you’re looking for. Even though each lodging option available through the resort is independently owned, they all strive to provide an unforgettable family experience. Each resort here is expertly maintained and set up with families in mind. While there are many room types available, what really sets the resort apart as the ultimate family getaway is the selection of fully furnished condo units. These condos come with full kitchens for easy meal preparation, ample space for even the largest crew, a living and dining area perfect for sitting down to a wholesome family meal, and a wide assortment of modern amenities that will keep everyone in your group happy.


Choosing Waterville Valley Resort also gives you access to the fully loaded White Mountain Athletic Club. The club has plenty of features designed to give you the ultimate workout including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, cardio and weight rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, saunas, Jacuzzi tubs, a game room, and the list goes on. The center even features two great restaurants, The Coyote Grill and the Coyote Cabana, which feature diverse menus with something for everyone.


When it comes to family activities at the resort, White Mountain Athletic Club is only the tip of the iceberg. To get the ultimate experience, you should check out the Freedom Pass, which gives you and your family access to all the great activities you’ll find at the Waterville Valley Resort. Grab your gear and head into the mountains for an incredible hike on scenic trails that wrap and wind through the area. The adventure center has bike rentals and equipment as well as expert advice to put you on the most scenic trails. They even have a skate park, right on-site! Long time guest at the resort, Melissa Maclean, had this to say, “Waterville is the perfect second home in the north east. Ideally located, it has endless activities for an adventurous family and there is something for everyone right at your doorstep! Everything else is at your fingertips, so that we (and our kids) can relax and run free. We haven’t found another resort like it. The hardest part is heading home.”


If you're a fan of tennis, the resort has 18 expertly maintained clay courts, a full service tennis pro shop, and expert tennis instruction for players looking to improve their skills. Are you a golfer? Try your hand at the fun nine hole course located right on-site. The pass also gives you access to swimming, ice skating, boat rentals, trolley rides, chair lift rides and much more. After a long day of activites, take a dip in the invigorating waters of spring-fed Corcoran's Pond. No matter what your family likes to do for fun outdoors, Waterville Valley Resort has the activities to help make your next family vacation unforgettable.

With so much to offer, it’s no mystery why Waterville Valley Resort is considered by many to be one of the top family vacation destinations in the region. Contact the the friendly and professional staff today to see what they can do for your family.