This was our first time at RDC (unusual, most families had been coming back for years) and we we're the only Europeans. None of that mattered - we were made to feel very welcome by other guests and staff alike in a beautiful spot on Squam Lake in a cabin in the woods 40 feet from the lake.
Every cabin has its own dock where you moor your kayak, lie in the sun and swim in the lake (a good temperature at about 75 degrees in July). The cabins are relatively basic, but comfortable and charming and all in beautiful locations. There are lots of activities lined up for all ages (some reminiscent of 'dirty dancing' like the talent show, but all lots of fun). We booked 'Loon Island' for my wife's birthday which was great - our own island for swimming and BBQ in a breathtaking location.
3 meals a day are served at set times in a communal dining room (no alcohol allowed, and the best tables given to the guests with the longest history !) the food is good (a bit too good, so you need to ration yourself or put on weight !!).
I can see why families have been coming back here for years - it hasn't changed for many years and has retained a non-commercial, genuine quality that many people yearn for in this high paced world. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- RDC is much more than a rustic resort, we are a family camp steeped in over 100 years of tradition bringing families and friends together in the natural beauty of the lakes region of New Hampshire. Rockywold Deephaven Camps accommodations offer cozy cabins, cottages and lodge rooms with rustic and vintage charm. Families enjoy delightful meals in a home-style fashion. This unique experience provides you with the opportunity to quietly read a book by the lake, take a swim, go fishing, or sign up for range of activities like softball, boating, guided nature walks, and tennis. RDC hosts numerous reunions and events for large family gatherings or conferences and we offer special group and conference rates. ... more less