Cold Spring Resort
Ashland, New Hampshire
Reviews of Cold Spring Resort
Ashland, New Hampshire
Nice quiet place. We were there in Sept. of "08. The drives into the mountains were beautiful, colors weren't full yet, but that is ok. We could take the gondola to the top of a ski mountain and see the country side. It was beautiful. A nice ride up Washington Mt. was fun as the ride on the Cog Railroad. We visited quaint towns and lakes near by. We saw the place where On Golden Pond was filmed. Everyone was very friendly, no sales pressures. We are on vacation and hate sales pitches. The unit was quite nice, but a little redecorating could be of use. It is close enough to do a day trip to the ocean also. I recommend this place, we always go to places in the off season and this was a very nice find.
We were at the resort 7/24/09 thru 7/31/09. We had a fantastic time. The accomodations were very spacious (King Bed in one room) two twin beds and a queen sleep sofa with scenic views of the White Mountain country club golf course. We had a two bedroom townhouse style, with 1.5 baths. All the units have full kitchens and most have washers and dryers in the units! The Squam Lake are is beautiful and we will go back to have some fun on the Lakes, beach parking permits available at the front desk. Must go to Science and Nature center (lots of live rescued animals in their habitat and demonstrations in the outdoor ampitheatres} in Holderness great for children. The resort has many activities planned Monday thru Thursday including trips to Clark's trading post (Seasonal trained bear shows). We will go back to this place. The staff is great and very helpful. Great local restaurants, the Common Man, The Country Cow, Tilton Diner on the way home heading South. Story Land is a bit of a ride, but the Kancmagus highway is so scenic it's a joy.
We were there in late October and found it to be a lovely, quiet wooded setting. We had a large two bed-room unit on the second floor. It was clean and nicely furnished. We enjoyed the heated indoor 40 foot pool, the exercise room, and the one-mile trail through the woods. Staff is very friendly. The resort has its own 14 passenger van in which they take guests on day tours. We much enjoyed the tour of the Annheuser-Bush brewery. There are many good restaurants within just a few miles of the resort.
We just spent a week there and it was wonderful. It's in a wooded setting with great screened in porches. We had 2, 2 br/2 ba units near all the amenities and across from the golf course. The units were clean and comfortable and the staff was great. Lots to see in the area within a short drive. We hope to go back in the ski season. Dialup is painfully slow but signals can be picked up nearby. High speed will be available soon in the clubhouse area, I understand. Call for details.
Visiting Cold Spring Resort was one of the most relaxing and wonderful vacations my husband and I have had in a long time. Every day there were tours and outings on the van. These escorted trips made the vacation hassle free from looking for places and getting lost. All of the tours were well organized and fun.
There were classes of different types to be taken as well. Learning how to paint slate signs was a fun project on a rainy day. My husband enjoyed walking to the golf course.
If you are looking for natural beauty and a stress free vacation, I strongly recommend Cold Spring.