OUR PLACE: Deer Park Resort is a highly sought after, well-maintained private resort located just off exit 32 on I-93 (Kancamagus Highway). We are located right smack between the small, charming towns of Lincoln and North Woodstock (you can easily walk to either one). They are known for their interesting restaurants, breweries, family activities (Hobo RR, Clark's Trading Post, Loon Mountain Zipline, miniature golf, among many), shopping, and easy access to all of the beauty of Franconia Notch and the Kancamagus Highway. The Deer Park Resort itself has a Recreation Center with heated pool, whirlpool, workout room, etc., but the best thing is the beautiful 5-acre spring fed lake (with a sandy beach and plenty of picnic tables and lounge chairs). A favorite summer pastime is floating lazily on the lake and gazing up at the clouds and mountains. It's heavenly!!
As for the accommodations, our condo is has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, an open living/dining/kitchen area with pine-paneled cathedral ceiling, and a big back deck with a gas grill and comfortable deck furniture. Many of our guests have returned summer after summer. Some of them tell us that sitting out on the back deck late into the evening, after grilling some great steaks, chicken, or kebabs from Wayne's Market (and gas station) is what they look forward to most. There is also a small front porch with a small bistro set, from which you can watch the tennis matches on the courts next to the condo.
The condo is exceptionally beautifully decorated, with comfortable rustic furniture and lighting, dark wood molding, at least 20 handmade quilts on the beds and walls, lots of mountain landscapes, In summer 2017, the condo will have been freshly painted.
It is a pleasure to make breakfast (or any meal) in the custom kitchen with knotty cherry cabinets, exquisite granite countertops (with a wrap-around area with 2 stools for casual dining), stainless appliances, Calphalon cookware, 3 kinds of coffee makers (including a Keurig), a glass top stove, and all sorts of gadgets/kitchenware so that you can cook on vacation as easily as you cook at home (if you are inclined to do that!!).
The master bedroom and one of the guest bedrooms have beautiful new queen bedroom sets with comfortable beds and cozy quilts. The third bedroom features a comfortable quilt-covered double bed and twin bed, if needed. Each bedroom has its own bath with shower. The master bath also has a tub.
Other amenities include: Cable TV in the living room and in each bedroom, game systems, wireless internet access, a games closet with puzzles, board games, tennis racquets, cards, children's toys, etc., and a nice open entry area with lots of room for storage.
When you step outside the front door, you will hear the sound of the Pemi River, just a stone's throw away. Deer Park Residents can play tennis on numerous tennis courts throughout the resort and use the heated pool, whirlpool, racquetball court, fitness center, sandy beach, and lake up by Rec. Center. Lots of folks like to walk or bike around the resort, and there is a short hiking trail that goes around the lake.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE THERE: As mentioned, the towns of Lincoln and North Woodstock are very charming. Great local restaurants include the Common Man, the Gypsy Cafe, Woodstock Brewery, One Love Brewery, Black Mountain Burger Company, and Sunny Day Diner. Loon Mountain is, of course, a main attraction in winter for its numerous ski trails and the most powerful snow-making equipment in NH. Snow-mobiling and cross-country skiing are popular as well. In summer, opportunities to hike, bike, mountain-bike, canoe, kayak, golf, fish, and sightsee abound. You can drive over the gorgeous Kancamagus Highway and be in North Conway in less than 45 minutes for outlet shopping. Other local attractions include moose tours, Franconia Notch State Park, White Mountain National Forest, Littleton, the Flume Gorge, Hobo Railroad, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, The Basin, Clark's Trading Post, Mount Washington Cog Railway, Polar Caves, Santa's Village, and Whale's Tail Water Park. The NH Information Center located just outside the entrance to Deer Park Resort can provide you with information on mountain adventures for any season.
Keywords: Townhouse, condominium, vacation home, condo, luxury, fully-equipped, rustic