Play all Day at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
Bring the kids and bring out the kid in yourself! Nestled in the heart of White Mountain National Forest, Mountain View Grand offers the ultimate indoor and outdoor playground for kids and adults alike. Season after season, year after year, you'll find numerous ideal options designed to suit your definition of play perfectly.
No Chance for the Dreaded Words, "I'm Bored."
Choose a season for the fun activities available for you and your family. Skiing, snowshoeing and dog-sledding in the winter. Fly-fishing and fall foliage hikes in the fall. Golfing and swimming in the spring and summer. No matter what time of year, the possibilities for memory-making fun are myriad. If you need assistance or details, please check in with our front desk. To get started, please take a look at our featured diversions below.
Season After Season
There is something for everyone! Here are just a few of the numerous activities throughout the seasons:
Doesn't it seem like Mountain View Grand Resort lacks nothing when it comes to recreation you love and outdoor experiences you've never had before? Play a round or more on our historic and state-of-the-art classic clay tennis court.
Reward your body and soul with a hike of any level. When you reach your summit, the view will be well worth the work. Numerous trails designed to suit all skill levels await. Discover trail sites in the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge, Weeks State Park, Pond Brook Falls, Mossy Glen Loop & Nepalese Bridge, The Horn, North Percy Peak, Caps Ridge Trail to Mount Jefferson, Pine Mountain, and Zealand Falls and Hut.
Take the family on a tame whitewater rafting trip down the Androscoggin River, Magalloway River or Pontook Dam. Choose from a variety of levels with the professional guides of Raft NH or Northwoods Rafting.
Rolling Dog Sledding
Just because the snow has melted doesn't mean you still can't enjoy the amazing experience of riding through the mountainside with a team of dogs speeding you along. Rolling dog sledding takes place at Muddy Paws in nearby Jefferson, NH.
Put your waders on and cast out into the water. Few experiences are as relaxing, contemplative and rewarding as the practiced art of fly fishing. This is certainly a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in the warmer months.
Just moments from our resort, Santa's Village features fun rides and shows complete with Santa, his sleigh, his reindeer and all kinds of Christmas-themed activities. And guess what? Santa's Village is open all year long.
Ice Tea & Cookie Social
The Iced Tea Social is available for all guests in the lobby. This is a great opportunity for guests to sit around, relax, and meet one another. We will provide iced tea and lovely homemade cookies from our pastry shop.
Silly Soccer allows guests to tickle, grab, and hug your opponent to make them laugh and miss the goal. Sometimes we even kick the ball into our own net and score. We even roll around the grass, kick our legs up, and act silly for silly soccer.
This is a fun family activity located at the sand square. We provide the ball, guests provide the team and the fun! This is a great way for those staying with us to meet other guests.
Cardboard Boat Races
Make your own cardboard boat with us. We supply guests with all the necessary items. No more, no less, each guest will get the exact same amount of materials and be able to race their boats in the outdoor pool.
Health and Fitness Center
Work on your fitness inside our fully appointed Health & Wellness Center complete with the latest workout equipment, yoga studio, climate-controlled indoor pool, large dry sauna, hot tub and a whole lot more.
Pools and Sauna
In the warmer months, most especially summer, you'll love relaxing while your kids swim along with you or hit the nearby playground. In the cooler months, our heated indoor pool and sauna offer the perfect spot to warm up after a long day of wintertime play.
Situated on the top floor of our resort, this award-winning spa is the ultimate in luxury, relaxation and rejuvenation. Take in the spectacular view of the surrounding mountain peaks. Revitalize with facials, body treatments, massage, hydrotherapy and salon services.
500 movies to choose from. Plush leather seats. Show time is any time. When the weather gets rough, our guests get to go to the movies!
Campfire & S'mores
When weather permits, enjoy our cozy campfire with complimentary s'mores.
This tour is in depth tour from 1865 until the present. We will teach you about how the hotel was established and how it all began with the Dodge Family. We discuss the many additions added over the years, how the hotel was closed for years and the restoration of the hotel to present time.
Welcome Aboard Tour
This is a good way for new and returning guests to get acclimated with the hotel and property. We show you the indoor pool, game room and movie theatre. We explain about movie times and options. We also tell you about the buildings on the property, room service, housekeeping questions and about our options for on site dining. The tour provides everything that you would want to know.
A fun and friendly competition, where you throw an axe at a designated target from 20 feet away. You get 1 practice throw and 3 throws that count for points. It’s a great way to de stress for ages 15 and up. Come visit our gift shop for axe throwing apparel.
Cross Country Skiing
Hop on one of our many trails and enjoy a slow and steady ride through the beautiful mountain country and even look out for winter wildlife and follow its trails. Speed up to reach the peaks of our hilly terrain and slide fast down into the valleys, thoroughly enjoying the winter weather.
Cannon Mountain Skiing
Head to Cannon Mountain nearby for some serious ski and snowboard action. Rated number one for the best value in the East by Ski Magazine, this is where the beautiful scenery matches the challenges and varieties of skiing and snowboarding options for skiers and snowboarders of all ages.
Mush! Experience an amazing race through the snow as our incredible sled dogs lead the way. You'll get to meet the rescued dogs and learn all about the history behind the thrills. Clear mountain views. White blankets of snow glistening in the sun. And you and your family and friends and guests enjoying what may very well be the experience of a lifetime. For details, check with our front desk staff or your concierge.
Ride down our snowy hills in a sleigh of your own or a tube you can rent from us for just seven dollars. Few experiences bring such unbridled joy for kids of any age.
How fun, huh? Whether you're an expert or a novice willing to learn, instructors are always on hand to guide you safely on your way. Ride around through the nearby trail system that has been deemed one of the best in the world, with more than 6,800 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. You'll have a blast!
Put on some snowshoes and walk the snow-blanketed mountain as quickly or slowly as you like. Find and follow the tracks of local wildlife, take in the beauty of surrounding mountain peaks. Bring cheese, wine and hot cider along and make an unforgettable day of it.
Few things in life maintain nostalgic magic the way ice-skating does. Dance. Twirl. Spin. Fall. It's all part of the fun. Hold your younger kid's hand and step slowly. Let your older kids loose. Set yourself free and enjoy the cold wind as you swiftly skate circles around your family.
Hot Cider & Cookie Social
The Hot Cider and Cookie Social is available to all guests in the hotel in the lobby. This is a great opportunity for guests to relax and meet one another. We will provide hot cider and lovely homemade cookies from our pastry shop.
The Fun Never Ends
Historic hotel tours and axe-throwing. Dog-sledding and campfires. Spa treatments and trips to our Mountain View Farm. The breadth of family activities varies widely and the sheer amount of play to enjoy with your friends and family will keep you coming back to our lovely idyll. A few of our featured diversions are noted below.
The Spa at Mountain View Grand
Lavender hot stone massage. Body wraps. Steam facials. Hydrotherapy. Swedish massage. Manicures. Pedicures. Complete salon services. Revitalizing for the body and the soul, you may enjoy all of our services at our beautiful spa. Located on the top floor of our resort, our award-winning spa has been designed to make the most of the panoramic mountain views it surrounds.
Dining at Mountain View Grand
Few resorts have the privilege of a fully functioning farm as well as a world-class executive chef at the ready. Our on-site restaurants—the Country Club, the Tavern, the Tavern Bar, the Wine Cellar and the Veranda—as well as our beloved guests, reap the rewards of such a combination with finely crafted fare in a variety of cuisines and atmospheres designed to awaken the palate and elevate any dining experience.