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Indian Head Resort
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Lincoln
Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
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“Second stay even better”
Reviewed 21 December 2011

My sister and I brought my 5 year old son up to Lincoln for some holiday fun. We got tickets to the Polar Express out of Lincoln so Indian Head was very convenient. We booked a standard room with 2 full beds. We arrived on friday afternoon at 3pm and were able to check in an hour early. They had a lot of christmas decorations in the lobby, including a huge (like 6 feet tall) gingerbread house. When i had booked online i had written a request to be given a room as close to the pool as possible. it was a bit commical when the room we were given was the very last room, furthest from the pool. We were able to park right in front of our first floor room. My first impression of the room was good. It was really big, and had a nice large balcony overlooking the pond. The room had a flat screen TV and refridgerator. The bathroom was nice, with a separate area for the sink/dressing area. The room wasn't anything fancy, but it was fairly updated and clean which was more than I could say about our last stay in the cottages. the beds were comfy, and the stay was quiet. We really enjoyed our stay at IHR. The outdoor pool and hot tub in December was a hit. It was fun to be soaking in the hot tub at night when it was only 10 degrees outside. The indoor pool was fine also. my son liked the game room. My only complaint about the hotel was we stayed until Monday morning but the maid didn't clean our room Sunday. I think there may have been some confusion about our checkout.
As nice as the hotel was, the restaurant was bad. We did the meal plan for one day only (dinner and breakfast) since we were planning to be there Friday night anyways. it opens at 5:00pm and we got there at that time. There were several other families already seated who needed to make a 6:30 polar express ride. We noticed that everything was soooo slow. All of the families around us had to leave before dessert in order to make their train. Really there is no reason that dinner should take over an hour. The staff seem a little less than quality. i asked the hostess if they would be having a breakfast buffet the following day and she had no clue. She asked the kitchn and they didn't know either. really?! With the meal plan you get an appitizer, meal, dessert, and a soda. I wouldn't have expected much but they had all of these signs and ads saying they are award winning, thei chef is top notch etc. Well, maybe he didn't work that weekend because the food is pretty bad. I ordered buffalo fingers for my app. They were those pressed nuggets dredged in hot sauce. My meal arrived. Chicken parm! It looked good, although small. If I had paid the $16 they charge for it i would be kinda irked. i took a few bites and it was really good. Then...i took a bit from the middle and it was raw!! Like, pink really raw. The manager was super nice about it and offered a replacement. i ordered a turkey dinner to go. i munched on that later in the room...it was less than good. The breakfast buffet was just average...typical scrambled eggs, muffins, bagels, bacon, waffles, pancakes etc. no complaints but no real props either. Long story short...avoid dinner. If they claim to be award winning culinary experts then they really need to step it up.
I would definately stay at the hotel again...but eat dinner at a restaurant down in N. Woodstock Center with a school theme.

Room Tip: skip the cottages....see my previous review
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

Stayed for 4 nights here, what a great place, location perfect, we skied cannon and loon. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff all very helpful. Food was amazing value and the hot tub at 7pm when it's 7F is a great experience. I will be back in february and can't wait.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Vernon, Connecticut
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

Each weekend before Christmas The Indian Head is a Go To place. The fun, entertainment, optional food plan, close to extras, live there Santa, all make this Christmas all on it's own. Great location, great prices, great hotel, food entertainment, all make you feel Christmas

Room Tip: Ask not to be across the street,as you will use the pool and hot tub
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Littleton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

We recently had our company party at the Indian Head Resort. Everyone (45+ people) raved about the food, the room, the service, the entertainment and more! Everyone was thrilled. As the one who picked the location, it was so nice to have it all seamlessly taken care of. The room was decorated for the holidays in such a great way, the table scapes were beautiful, the food was amazing, and everyone danced the night away to the entertainment the Indian Head recommended. Just wonderful. I would highly recommend the Indian Head Resort for all kinds of functions - holiday parties, weddings and much more! What a great time,and we'll be back again next year.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Poughkeepsie, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2011

We ended up picking this place because they are a sponsor of the polarexpress.org. The place was clean and the rooms were nice. Staff was very friendly and gave us the impression that they could not do enough for you. This was very apparent in the restaurant. The food (MAP plan) was very good (had the Prime Rib, the stuffed Haddock, and seafood medley). For breakfast we had the buffet, which was your typical small buffet (scrambled eggs, french toast, pancakes, homefries, corn beef and hash, crapes, and sausage/bacon). The buffet was as expected, good. The surrounding area is very beautiful. You are located right at the base of the white mountain range. Very pretty traveling up the mountain there (US93 exit 32, take left through town past Loon Ski Resort). Overall I would recommend the resort and even the location to a family that appreciates the "simple life" and is not looking for the hustle and bustle of a resort area like Ocean City MD, or Myrtle Beach SC, or any other big resort area. If you are looking for tons of activities for the kids to take them to in order for them to be entertained (however in the summer there is a water park right down the road), this may not be the town for you.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 315. All the rooms can be noisy if there are people running down the hallways or abo...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

The title says it all. This is a full resort that has all the ameneties. The rooms are comfortable with each having a 50 inch TV's. Indoor & outdoor heated pools, paddle boats & fishing in the summer, a well equipped gift shop and their award winning restaurant. Each evening there is free entertainment in the lounge area. Of course we can't forget the steel tower that gives a magnificent view of the Indian Head profile. Easy to find the resort because it is located near Franconia Notch State Park.
This resort is perfect for young or old.

Room Tip: Rooms are located on both sides of the road and each are comporable.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hartfield, Virginia
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2011

I went there for a wedding for my step son, the meals they had plan on and paid for were changed without notice. The head table was suppost to be waited on and they were not.
The cabins had missing shingles, loose steps, peeling paint, bare wiring hanging in the sides of the buildings.

Room Tip: Stay someplace else.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Indian Head Resort
Address: 664 US Route 3, Lincoln, NH 03251-4151
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Lincoln
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Lincoln
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Indian Head Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of New Hampshire's White Mountains at the entrance to Franconia Notch State Park and Scenic Byway. 100 Open Year Round Resort Units and 50 Seasonal Cottages. Profile Dining room voted "Best Restaurant" in 2010 & 2011 Best of Chefs competition. All lodging features scenic views and 50" HDTV with over 60 HD channels. Heated Outdoor Pool and Hot Spa open all winter. Paddle boating and Stocked Trout Fishing in our private Shadow Lake. One of the area's largest Gift Shops features Old Man of the Mountain items, NH souvenirs, Native American craft work, toys, jewelry and more. Close to area attractions, tax free outlet shopping and thousands of miles of outdoor adventures. ... more   less 
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