As you pull up to the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire, you feel like you’ve flashed back in time to the era of grand mountain resorts when no one could put Baby in the corner. Set on a hill overlooking the White Mountains, with a wide sweeping green lawn, the hotel maintains a stately air, even in this era of modern commercial resorts.
We’ve become accustomed to seeing hotels as a place to sleep, and not much more. But despite all there is to do in the White Mountains, we were actually sorry we hadn’t set aside more just to relax and enjoy the resort. We knew about Kahuna Laguna, the indoor water park, but the activity board that greeted us in the lobby offered up so many fun options like family movie night, crafts, kick ball, story time, and a camp fire with lemonade and marshmallows.