Generally this is an old-timey resort, not unlike those I've been to in the Pocono mountains of PA. Very Dirty Dancing ... well, the family part of the movie. Some laid-back activiites for kids, a kitschy decor, an old-fashioned tourist shop including memorabilia of lure about one of the nations' first reported alien abductions, I kid you not. Oh, I didn't realize it was going to be so very close to the Flume Gorge, 30 minutes from Bretton Woods where we ziplined, and 5 or so minutes from downtown Lincoln.
Our room was just fine, beds comfortable, and the balcony overlooking the lake was roomy. The heat lamp in the bathroom saved us. We came in from hiking in a pouring rainstorm, and between the blow dryer and putting sneakers on the shelf/hooks right below the lamp, shoes were only a little damp by morning.
14 year old son enjoyed ice cream, karaoke, and the company of other kids his age, including a personable teenage employee who reached out to include him. And we felt comfortable letting him have the freedom.
Climbed the observation tower, it's just one of those things you have to do, and the little bit of money you pay to go up probably helps to maintain this landmark. If your health prevents this, the views of indian head are just as good from the ground.
We took a pleasant paddle boat ride on the very small lake, the safety vests were a bit musty, so a better airing out system might be nice. Wide-spaced hooks on the fence?
Can't comment on the food, we ate in Lincoln on our way to activities.
Laundry. Two washers, one out of order. Two dryers which didn't seem to do the job very well. Find a laundry in town instead.
The inside jacuzzi was nice, but my eyes burned, that;s never happened before. We went to the outside jacuzzi, but the pH needed to be adjusted so we wern't allowed to stay. Both inside and outside pools were really very nice, and warm. Towels provided.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Indian Head Hotel Lincoln
- Indian Head Motel
- Indian Head Resort Lincoln, New Hampshire - White Mountains