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“Best family oriented campground/motel in Jefferson”

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The Lantern Resort Motel and Campground
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Jefferson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 July 2011

Not only is this campground/motel a stones throw from Santa's Village but the owners are friendly and they ensure lots of family fun. As part of our stay we enjoy hay wagon rides, bed time stories, fun activities, (2) clean swimming pools + hot tubs, and a family friendly atmosphere. We've been camping with our daughter here for 3 years, made friends and now make reservations a year ahead because we know this campground offers a LOT for the $$. The bathrooms are super clean. Our daughter's grandparents who don't camp visit us staying in the motel. We've seen the rooms. They aren't modern but they meet a family's needs and are very clean. The staff is friendly very helpful. Each time we pack to leave, our child is sad because she doesn't want to leave.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

We again rented the same 2 campers with our friends and had a wonderful time. Everything is very clean, the owners could not be friendlier, and the staff is wonderful as well. The campground has loads of stuff for families to do, with planned activities on the weekends. We're especially fond of Candy Bar Bingo.

We've been going to the Lantern for countless years - first starting in the hotel, then tent camping, then pop-up camping, and now renting the spacious and clean campers they offer.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank KBTM
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

After 25 years of camping with tents, rv, pop-up, etc. the Lantern never ceases to amaze me with its cleanliness, well manicured lawns, and freshly painted buildings. For the past three years we have been making an annual early season trip to the Lantern and it is always a joy. The staff is friendly and the place truly has a family feel! The past two years we have stayed at the motel and while simple we have always been happy with the clean and comfortable rooms. We were pleasantly surprised this year by the new LCD TVs to watch some playoff hockey! We always have a great time here and see us continuing our tradition for years to come!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank shtupnski
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

When our son was young, we went to Santa's Village every year and stayed at the Lantern Inn. Although the room was simple, it was clean and comfortable (they did have the Disney channel though). What impressed me the most was all the activities they offered. We loved the hay rides, and the swimming pools were wonderful. They had a craft night too. My favorite was a campfire at night, explaining the history of the town and folklore. They have a little store, didn't open until I think 8 am though. They also offered to come in to your room and read your child a bedtime story, which was cute (we didn't do that though). They have beautiful grounds and would highly recommend it to families.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank ARuschp
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Reviewed 7 October 2010

I had this hotel recommended by a friend and was not disappointed. My wife, son and I traveled here from Louisiana to take in the fall foliage and to get away from the rush of cities and traffic. This property suited our purposes perfectly - quiet, clean rooms, comfortable beds, large well maintained property for strolling, helpful staff and at a price that was very reasonable. We particularly liked the solitude and view of the night sky that was unbelievable - thousands of stars in a jet black sky. We laid on the grass undisturbed for hours watching the heavens above. The Manager recommended a place for dinner (Scorpio's - pizza) and breakfast (Water Wheel) - both had a lot of local character and great food. This hotel was a perfect location for viewing the beauty of the White Mountains and taking in local activities - we all participated in the zip line experience at nearby Bretton Woods and had the time of our lives.

Two tips: (1) leave your city attitude behind when you come here or you'll miss the gems along the way and (2) obey the speed limit signs when driving to nearby Lancaster - New Hampshire's finest are serious about keeping the roads safe.

Give The Lantern Resort Motel and Campground a shot when you head to northern New Hampshire - you won't be disappointed (unless you can't leave your city attitude behind).

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2010

Across the street from Santa's Village, about 10 minutes outside of downtown Lancaster. We stayed in the motel. Beds were comfy. The room seemed cozy and comfortable, though did seem a bit musty when we first got there. Did find a bag of opened marshmallows in a closet and a dirty sock by the bed when we got there though. Besides that it was great. Excellent water pressure in the shower. Fridge and microwave worked fine. Plenty of lighting. Two swimming pools, camp store, arcade, playground (though I wouldn't let my 17 month old play on the equipment as the paint was peeling and things were rusty). We'd stay again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank skijewel
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Reviewed 6 September 2010

Working 7 days a week, my wife wanted a Labor Day weekend away from work. We booked last minute on line and came across the Lantern Motel. Arrived on Friday and left on Monday. It was just what the doctor ordered!!! Rooms were neat and clean and the resort staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Visited Santa's Village, hiked up Wambeck and went swimming in the hotels heated pools . Can't wait for another getaway.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jfh54
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Additional Information about The Lantern Resort Motel and Campground

Address: Route 2, Jefferson, NH
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Jefferson
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Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Jefferson
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
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