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Purity Spring Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 July 2013

My family and I just returned from a weekend-long family reunion at Purity Spring. This resort was a perfect choice for our very large family converging from many varied locations. We hiked trails, swam in the lake, played ping pong, snoozed on the porch while reading, rode out on canoes, fell out of kayaks (and laughed), talked around a bonfire, watched small tykes on the beach, and ate way too much great food. We were very well taken care of by the proprietors and staff who truly bent over backwards with sincere smiles and cheerful attitudes to accommodate throngs of hungry, tired families exhausted by the excitement and activities of the weekend.

My family arrived for check in as dinner was ending, but our front-desk hostess called ahead to the dining room to make sure the restaurant waited for us stragglers to mosey over. Indeed, the staff waited so patiently for us to make our way to the buffet, while we were being greeted by dozens of extended family members who already had finished their dinners, although clearly dinner time was over. Every small request I made to a server over the weekend was met with enthusiasm and a positive attitude, even when the dining room was packed. At Saturday's dinner a waiter was serving various hot, delicious appetizers to tables as a gracious courtesy, even before orders were taken. They must know that folks who arrive hungry are cranky. Indeed these appetizers were much appreciated by families. Kids who couldn't wait for dinner helped themselves to make-your-own ice cream sundaes, and no adult minded one bit.

Now about food. Abundant, fresh and satisfying. Two soup choices at lunch and dinner. Very popular salad bar. Help yourself desserts. I understand the restaurant made the carrot cake used for our birthday celebration, and I swear, it was the best carrot cake I've ever had. I loved the veggie paninis, omelets, salmon and fried ravioli.

My only criticism (and really very minor given the many wonderful attributes of the inn) was that my room smelled dank, however I understand from prior TA reviews that some rooms are being updated, so hopefully this will be remedied.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are larger and have more windows and even better scenic views.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

Judging by the reviews, people like this quirky little place, so we tried it. We found it very odd, disjointed, and dated. The resort is comprised of several buildings scattered around the property. We were given a room in an old dilapidated ski lodge down the road from the main resort. It was a sad, run-down place, but the room was clean. The people were nice and seemed happy to work there. But I just didn't "get" the place. It was just odd. The restaurant had poor service. If I hadn't paid for the B&B package, I would have left to find breakfast elsewhere. I just can't recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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PuritySpring, Owner at Purity Spring Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us this past weekend. It was nice to hear that you found the room to be clean and comfortable, and the staff to be friendly and happy to be working here.
The Hoyt family has been welcoming guests to Purity Spring Resort for over 100 years and we are constantly renovating and updating our rooms and facilities. Purity Spring Resort rooms are “scattered” over 1,000 acres - all within walking distance of at least one of the four beaches on Purity Lake, Traditions dining room and pub, the indoor pool and all of the outdoor recreational activities available with your stay. We offer a variety of lodging options: lakeside cottages, luxury two-room suites, condominiums, and slope side standard and luxury rooms at the King Pine lodge.
Having so many different lodging options allows us to accommodate folks with the room type and location within the resort that best fits their needs. Purity Spring Resort is unique and has many options that you don’t find in hotels, or even most resorts. Thank you again for your review.
If there is anything you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact me directly at owner@purityspring.com.
Steven Hoyt,
Owner in addition to General Manager

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

Purity Spring Resort is a family owned Inn, Ski area, campground, summer camp and so on. The main Inn is located on Purity Lake. The Inn has many options for room accommodations from modest to quite nice with views of the lake and surrounding mountains. There are even multi room accommodations for families. We loved staying in the "Mill" which houses the indoor pool. Our room was beside the dam with a small waterfall. We loved opening the windows and listening to the water flow over the dam. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The beds were extremely comfortable. We believe the mattresses were new. We slept great! It also helped that we were participating in one of their theme weekends, Ballroom Dance. Very active, lots of fun, fantastic lessons by patient, creative instructors. Topped by a formal dance Saturday night with a yummy buffet dinner. The music is by a DJ with a wonderful sound system. All the music is geared to dance. The food is plentiful, fresh and homemade. We never went away hungry!! The staff seems to bend over backward to make your stay memorable. We are looking forward to our next dance weekend at Purity Spring!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the Mill or Lakeside.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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PuritySpring, Owner at Purity Spring Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2013

It’s always wonderful to hear that our guests enjoyed their time with us. Ballroom Dance weekends are one of the favorite theme weekends that we offer here at Purity Spring Resort.
Currently, and as time permits, we are continuing to upgrade the décor in many of our Resort guest rooms. Upgrades include Cuddledown duvets, new curtains and blinds, and in most cases, fresh new paint colors.
Thank you for your incredible review and we look forward to sharing the room upgrades with you upon your next visit.
Steven Hoyt

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Reviewed 1 April 2013

My husband and I recently went to Purity Springs/King Pine resort. If you are looking for a great deal and scenery and don't mind a smaller mountain this is a place to check out. We went on a package deal that included an amazing dinner and breakfast buffet, tickets to ski at King Pine, free tubing, and use of the health club. We managed to also squeeze in Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the two days we were there.We had a slope side room right on the mountain with great views of the slopes. I am generally a light sleeper and the groomers did not bother us at all. Everywhere we went the staff was over the top friendly and accommodating. The rooms are a bit dated so if you are looking for luxury this is not the place. Just clean and comfortable in beautiful surroundings! Great family place..

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

Recently had the opportunity to go to Purity Springs/King pine with the family for our first ever ski trip. It was a wonderful experience from the moment we checked in, to the day we left. Having never been skiing with my children I was a bit nervous but with the help of the rental personal, and even help from the ski lift operators my nerves quickly calmed. There was even one day that it rained, and the lift operator gave us trash bags to keep us dry,very nice. I have a child with a peanut allergy and they were very accommodating with the meal plan. You could tell that this was a family run business as everyplace we went we were treated "like family"

Room Tip: Being first time skiers I loved being in the ski lodge
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

We went to the Purity Spring Resort Inn for a night as part of a package deal, including lift tickets and two meals. The meals were mediocre. The biggest problem, though, was that our room was at the bottom of the ski slope and from 10 pm until 12:30 am, we were kept awake by the very loud noise of huge machines grooming the slopes. It was so loud, it even kept us awake after we put in our ear plugs! This is a major design flaw of this resort and we will not be staying there again, no matter how good the "deal"!

Room Tip: If you can't pass up this deal, don't stay at the Inn, stay in the rooms by the restaurant.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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PuritySpring, Owner at Purity Spring Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your experience at Purity Spring Resort. Our goal is always to make guests as comfortable as possible during their stay. I am sorry that your sleep was interrupted by the noise of the groomer. When you booked your reservation you should have been told that staying slope side more often than not includes some noise from the snow grooming - which happens every night during the ski season.
With the variety of lodging options we offer, we usually offer guests the option of staying slope side or perhaps staying at the Inn, Millbrook or the Mill, where it is much quieter and closer to the dining room and the indoor pool, but would include a drive in order to get to the ski area. We hope you were able to enjoy the incredible skiing conditions and evening programs we offered during your stay, and we hope you will give us another opportunity to show you the quieter lodging options we offer.

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Reviewed 14 March 2013

As empty nesters, Purity Spring wouldn't be a place that I'd recommend for folks like us. That said, the lodging is kind of spread out - some of the rooms are up the street from Big Pine ski area, other lodging options are closer to the ski area. Our room was spotless, but dated with a tiny 13" tv and there was no internet access and cell phone service was spotty. The staff a Purity Spring were extremely friendly, welcoming and accommodating. While we didn't bring our dogs (I would next time), they are a pet friendly resort, which I found refreshing. The shuttle between all the lodging ran pretty much constantly all day - if you have small children and want them to be able to ski, snowboard, snowtube, ice skate, cross country ski or snowshoe, this is the place for you. One downside (and this could be because it was a non holiday weekend in March and the resort was not fully booked), they only offer a buffet at the restaurant. Both times we went there, the food was disappointing, bland and cold. I know I'd be less critical of Purity Springs if I had young children and was looking for a family friendly value for a winter getaway - if that's what you are looking for, this place is for you. Oh, and although we didn't use them, the pool and hot tub facility was very nice and like the rest of the resort, spotlessly maintained.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1251 Eaton Rd, Madison, NH 03849-4316
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Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Madison
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Madison
Price Range: £99 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Purity Spring Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celebrating over 100 years of hospitality and outdoor recreation, family-owned Purity Spring Resort has long catered to families, groups and guests looking for traditional country lodging in a setting of forests, lakes and mountains. The resort property surrounds pristine Purity Lake, which offers unblemished shorelines, sandy beaches, bogs and heaths, and is adjacent to a NH Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. In addition to an indoor pool and fitness center, guests can enjoy kayaking, waterskiing, hiking and biking during the warmer months plus alpine/xc skiing, snowshoeing, snowtubing, skating and sleigh rides during the winter season. ... more   less 
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