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Resort Activities

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 dogsledding in the winter. Cider pressing and 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.

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Fun With Every Season

There is something for everyone! Here are just a few of the numerous activities throughout the seasons:

Year-Round Activities

"Get Axed" Adult Axe Throwing

A fun and friendly competition, where you throw an axe at a designated target from 20 feet away. We provide the axes. 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.

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. 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.

Movie Theater

When the weather gets rough, our guests get to go to the movies! With over 500 movies to choose from, relax and enjoy the show!

Campfire & S'mores

When weather permits, enjoy our cozy campfire with complimentary s'mores.

History Tour

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, answer any questions about housekeeping or on-site dining options. The tour provides everything that you would want to know.

Mountain View Bingo

Enjoy a fun game of Bingo where guests get to compete for special prizes.

Meet the Farmer

Join our farmer on a short barnyard tour. Help collect eggs from the coop when the hens are laying, then visit the goats inside their pen. Say a "Good Morning" to our other animals as well as learn about their personalities and ways to interact with them. Questions are encouraged! For all ages.

Parlor Board Games

This is an open non-facilitated time to go to the Dodge Parlor and socialize with other guests. We offer board games such as Monopoly, Jenga, Taboo, Sorry, Scrabble, Yahtzee, puzzles, chess, checkers, backgammon, playing cards and much more. Puzzles can be left started on the tables. The Dodge Parlor has these games available 24-hours a day and games are spread throughout the room or are located in the cabinets under the picture of Frank, Schyler, and John Dodge.

Afternoon Wine Tastings

Sample some of our finest wines and tickle your palate with amazing tastes and flavors! For ages 21 and up.

Winter Activities

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.


Experience an amazing race through the snow as incredible sled dogs lead the way. You'll get to meet the 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. Weather Requirements: At least 8-12 inches of snow-base and non-frigid temperatures to ensure canine safety.

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. Weather Requirements: At least 3-5 inches of packed snow.

Snow Tubing & Sledding

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. Weather Requirements: At least 3-5 inches of snow.


Whether you're an expert or a novice willing to learn, ride around through the nearby trail system with more than 6,800 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Trails will be opened from December 15 2014 - April 15 2015. Guests must be 16 and older and have a valid drivers license present with them at all times. Children must be 4 and older to ride on the back. Please arrive 25 minutes prior to a tour in order to fill out a liability packet and get fitted for a helmet. One hour tours will be 9AM -10AM, 11AM-12PM and 1PM-2PM. The two-hour tour will be 230PM-430PM. Pricing will be $109.00 for a one hour tour and $169.00 for the two hour. Weather Requirements: At least 8-12 inches of packed snow.


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. Weather Requirements: At least 3-5 inches of packed snow.

Ice Skating

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. Ice skating is weather dependent and requires extended periods of cold weather to ensure ice is sufficiently frozen.

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.

Summer Activities


Play a round or more on our state-of-the-art classic clay tennis courts.

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.


Reward your body and soul with a hike of any level. 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, and Caps Ridge Trail to Mount Jefferson.

Santa's Village

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. Santa's Village is open during the summer months and for certain special occasions.

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

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.

Family Volleyball

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.

Capture the Flag

A great game for families, Capture the Flag takes place right on our playground. The goal of the game is to capture the other team's flag and bring it back to your side of the playing field.

Campfire Clinic

It is an introductory clinic on how to build, maintain, and put on a campfire Proper campfire etiquette as well as emergency fire procedures, for example "stop, drop, and roll" will be stressed.

Wiffleball Derby

Guest can enjoy a friendly game of wiffleball with other families at the resort.

Ultimate Frisbee

A fun game that's a cross between frisbee and football, Ultimate stresses sportsmanship and fair play.

Mountain Biking

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is now offering Mountain Bike Rentals and Private Mountain Bike Tours on our newly refurbished trail system, Mountain View Trails. Currently we have over 10 miles of bikeable terrain and construction of a skills park is underway.

Mountain View Trail Map
Fall Activities

Apple Cider Pressing Demonstrations

Help us celebrate autumn by making our own apple cider. We'll use a mixture of "drop apples" from local farms and sample our finished product.

Pumpkin Decorating

A great activity where everyone in the family can get together and decorate their own pumpkin.

Wagon Rides

Join in on the front steps of the resort for wagon rides down to Mountain View Farm.

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.

Family Football

Great for a clear Fall day, Family Football takes place near the playground and allows for friendly competition between families and individuals at the resort.


The Tower Spa

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 Tower Spa has been designed to make the most of the panoramic mountain views it surrounds.

Dining at Mountain View Grand

Dine fresh and casual at our on-site dining options; whether you opt for laid-back and casual fare or would like to experience the sensual side of dining with exquisite wines and finely crafted fine dining cuisine.

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Luxury Suites

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