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The Lantern Resort Motel and Campground
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Jefferson
Certificate of Excellence
New Brunswick
1 review
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“Wish we could have stayed longer”
Reviewed 14 August 2006

We just stayed one night at the motel, but would have loved to stay longer. It's within walking distance of Santas Village and has a great playground, two pools and a petting zoo. Perfect for our two boys, ages 2 & 4! They even got to have a hay ride just before bedftime! We had asked for an early check-in so the two year old could nap, but this didn't work out since the people before us didn't want to leave either! My only regret was that we didn't book more time. It's very clean, has everything you want in a motel, great scenery and good price.

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Reviewed 4 July 2006

We just got back from a four day stay at the Lantern Resort. We stayed in the motel for three nights. It was my husband and I and two kids. We really had a great experience. The room was basic but clean. The staff were very friendly and we had everything we needed. There were many activities for the kids to enjoy such as bedtime stories, campfire smores, hayride every night and candybar bingo! They have two nice pools that we all enjoyed. You can see Santa's Village from the motel and Six Gun City is down the street. Not much else around the area though! We will go back next year and maybe stay in one of the Deluxe Trailors for a change.

  • Stayed July 2006
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Reviewed 5 May 2006

We were initially booked at the motel but when we arrived the motel was booked and they asked us if we would like to stay in the deluxe trailer instead. Although I was reluctant it ended up being great. The motel rooms are older and basic but the trailer was brand new and very comfortable, kitchen 2 bedrooms, bath, livingroom with tv/dvd/vcr. I was traveling with my 8 year old daughter and 3 neices(age 7,8,9) and they loved the trailer, the nighttime campfire, 2 heated pools and the activities-sing along, storytime, hayride, bingo etc. There is a small petting zoo with a calf, sheep and goats and the kids loved getting up in the morning and feeding the animals in their pajamas. I am not a camper or trailer "person" but I would have to say we had a great time and the kids loved it and always ask when we are going back to the deluxe trailer.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 29 September 2005

I stayed at this motel for 2 nights with my husband and 2 year old son. The website boasted sparking clean rooms and an environment conducive to families with small children. Actually, the motel is in desperate need of renovation, and as far as I can see, is staffed and run only by teenage girls.

Check-in was fine and relatively quick, although we were overcharged at check-in (the overcharge was reversed the next day when the error was discovered). Our first impression of the room was that it was full of flies (although there was a handy flyswatter in the room so we could take care of this problem ourselves). Upon closer inspection, the bedspreads were stained (we reported this to the front desk, but despite the promise of new bedding, none was ever delivered), the walls needed to be painted, and the room smelled of urine whenever we turned off the air conditioning unit (even though it was cold out and we didn't really need air conditioning).

The room was small and the set up was not functional. There was a small table by the window to eat at, although the table and chairs were so rickety that I hesitated to let my son use them. The bathroom contained only a tub and a toilet- the mirror and sink were across a small hallway from the bathroom. The first night we were there the light burned out in the bathroom ceiling fixture. Since there was no window in the bathroom, we had to keep the bathroom door open for showers, etc. When we reported the problem to the front desk, they handed my husband a lightbulb. He had to climb up on the tub to replace the lightbulb himself. The only redeeming quality about the room was the shower- the water pressure and temperature were great.

In back of the motel, there is a campground where people park their RVs, a playground, pool and small pen with sheep and goats. (I was actually envious of the people staying in RVs that didn't have to go inside the building). The playground is dangerous for small children. The slides and other fixtures looked at least 30 years old and were too steep for children under 5. We did not make use of the pool or hottub while we were there.

The location of this motel (and of Jefferson in general) is extremely remote. While it is within walking distance of Santa's Village, there are no places nearby to eat, shop or even grab an ice cream cone. The motel boasts a small convenience store that is open for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. Be prepared to drive quite a distance to a neighboring town to find groceries and other essentials.

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Additional Information about The Lantern Resort Motel and Campground

Property: The Lantern Resort Motel and Campground
Address: Route 2, Jefferson, NH
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Jefferson
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Jefferson
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
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Lantern Hotel Jefferson
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