Hilltop Resort with Views of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region
After a day skiing, there aren't many places better to relax than in Steele Hill Resorts' warm lagoon pool bathed in sunlight. Located within a 20-minute drive of Gunstock Mountain Resort—and less than an hour's drive from Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley, and Ragged Mountain Resort—Steele Hill houses a steamy glass atrium pool area that offers everything a sore skier could want: a heated pool, a sauna, a jacuzzi, and a roman bath. It's easy to recharge here so you can happily explore the resort’s 500-acre campus, where families can sled and snowshoe. You can climb an observation tower for 360-degree views of the White Mountains and New Hampshire’s Lakes Region spread out below, too.
Many of Steele Hill’s rooms, suites, and townhouses provide exquisite views of the Belknap Mountain Range and Lake Winnisquam. Inside one of the resort's one-bedroom suites, a private balcony overlooks the lakes and mountains. Each room is slightly different, but many rooms include either a balcony or a patio. Each two-bedroom west townhouse, meanwhile, is good for a large family or group—they offer two bathrooms, a living room with a sleeper sofa, and plenty of space.
You’ll find numerous things to do on the property, starting with dinner at The Hilltop Restaurant, where chefs prepare chicken saltimbocca and bison burgers surrounded by views of the New Hampshire countryside. Elsewhere, you can explore the resort's 5 miles of wanderable trails. Children who bring their own toboggans can whiz down the sledding hill or head over to play the Xbox Kinect in the main building’s lobby.
New Hampshire’s Lakes Region: Outdoor Activities in Shadow of White Mountains
Located north of Concord and Manchester and south of the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire's Lakes Region attracts hikers, bikers, and local wildlife, including foxes, moose, and deer. In the winter, skiing, snowmobiling, and tubing become the most popular activities, with four ski resorts within an hour’s drive of the resort. But in the spring and summer, golf, hiking, and fishing are the big draws. Steele Hill Resorts accommodates anglers with a private pond suited for catch-and-release fishing.