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LIF Infant

Member since 6/11

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Family vacation rave

Hello, I normally don't post (mostly read), but I just got back from a family road trip to Glen, New Hampshire and would like to share our experience.

I'm surprised that there isn't more written about Santa's Village and Story Land on the travel board (I did a quick search before our trip and didn't find info about it).

The drive to this part of New Hampshire's about 6.5 hrs, so it isn't close, but it is a wonderful area for a family vacation. It's extremely family friendly. Numerous restaurants had play areas for kids to alleviate the pain of waiting for a table (and Mom and Dad were able to bring a drink inside, too!). Other restaurants were geared towards families, like Glen Junction

During the time that we went, there was a special event with a scenic railway, "Day out with Thomas"

Ice cream shoppes had playgrounds for the kids, too.

We mixed a bit of nature, too. The area's beautiful. We visited covered bridges, natural pools with waterfalls and went to the highest peak in the Northeast - Mt. Washington. You can drive up or take the Cog Railway

There's also a miniature train museum that's the love child of a Swiss couple. We had fun talking to them.

We spent a week there with our 4.5 year old and 2.5 year old. They had a great time. My DD asked if she could have her next birthday party at Santa's Village - that's how much she loved it. Both amusement parks have the same deal as Dutch Wonderland - you can preview it for 3 hrs before you spend a full day there.

I highly recommend this destination for families of all ages. We found it to be a great mix of man-made fun and nature.

Message edited 8/4/2015 8:44:26 PM.

Posted 8/4/15 1:58 PM
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LIF Adult

Member since 12/12

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Family vacation rave

Wow, thanks for the review, maybe next summer!! Where did you stay?

Message edited 8/4/2015 11:05:38 PM.

Posted 8/4/15 11:01 PM

LIF Infant

Member since 6/11

148 total posts


Re: Family vacation rave

I exchanged a place with our timeshare. It was called "Christmas Mountain Resort". I know that you can also book with them outside of the timeshare.

They were chalets with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a loft area (more beds), kitchen and living area (and balcony). It wasn't luxurious....but it was clean and had everything we needed for us and the kids. Oh - no AC, too, but since we were in the mountains, we opened the windows at night and it actually got too cold!

It had an indoor and outdoor pool, too (Not fancy, but the kids didn't care and loved it)

Best part about this place was that we could roll out of bed and were practically at Story Land's entrance,

Posted 8/5/15 6:30 AM

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