The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel Dixville Notch, Dixville Notch, New Hampshire
The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel Dixville Notch is situated on a privately-owned, 8,000-acre estate. Outdoor activities include hiking, walking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking and fly-fishing. Nearby attractions include the Balsams Grand Golf Club and the Balsams Wilderness Ski Resort. Guest rooms and suites at the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel Dixville Notch are equipped with essential amenities. Among these are Jacuzzi tubs, desks, sitting areas and King-sized, Queen-sized or Double beds. The property also offers a private cottage, which can accommodate up to 13 people. The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel Dixville Notch was a 25-room summer inn during the Civil War. This historic property is now a luxurious resort-hotel that features a gift shop, an outdoor heated pool with a poolside bar, a salon and a fitness center. There are also dining options and facilities for meetings, weddings and other events on site.
Suzanne Kelleher (verified owner) –
Fabulous grand hotel in a spectacular, off-the-grid setting
The Balsams, set on 15,000 remote acres in northern New Hampshire, is a proud holdover of the golden age of hotels at the end of the 19th century. We liked that this hotel offered value packages like the popular Modified American Plan, for example, that bundle accommodations with breakfast and dinner. On top of that, you get the free children’s program and a multitude of complimentary activities like family movie nights. Three highlights of our trip were the moose safari, hike to the top of Table Rock, and a kayak trip to Mud Pond — all offered by the resort. Thanks to its picturesque setting beside a pristine mountain lake, the hotel became known as the “Switzerland of America” and drew a clientele of socialites interested in active pursuits such as boating, hiking, and fishing. There is croquet, shuffleboard, badminton, tennis and an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Donald Ross, and even a ski resort with 57 miles of cross-country trails and an alpine area with 16 trails, five glades, and a terrain park.
Tips for Families
(1) If your GPS system can’t locate Dixville Notch, try searching for Colebrook or Errol, the nearest towns on Hwy 26. (2) Consult the daily activities list and sign up early for popular excursions with limited space. We highly recommend the moose safari and kayak trip to Mud Pond. (3) Don’t forget to pack dinner clothes. Men and boys 7 and up must wear a dinner jacket and tie in the dining room after 6pm; women and girls should wear dresses. (If your kids are going to opt for the movie, they can dodge the fancy-clothes bullet.)
Joscelin mellir (verified owner) –
Grat family hotel
Had great thungs for the kids to do like sledding and skating. They also had family friendly dining.
Tips for Families
Book early in winter, as they often fill up.