Readers of About.com name Snowy Owl Inn, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire as the Favorite Family Friendly Resort / Hotel in New England. After a close battle with the Wildflower Inn of Lyndonville, Vermont and three other finalists from around New England, About.com presented the award on March 27, 2013.
Starting in mid-January About.com began accepting reader nominations for hundreds of award categories across About.com. Based on those nominations, their experts choose five finalists per award category, and during the voting phase readers voted for their favorite finalists for each award category. Winners don’t receive a prize — just the bragging rights that come with knowing that the readers of one of the Web’s largest networks love your stuff. To view all 2013 Readers’ Choice Award winners, please visit http://awards.about.com.
“The award is really a testament to the fans and past guests of the Inn”, says Steve Hodges, General Manager. “Over the years we have been privileged to watch children grow up here, and now they are bringing back their children to experience the Inn and all that Waterville Valley has to offer.” When asked why that is, Hodges goes on to explain that, “Waterville is a wonderful pedestrian village with entertainment and year round outdoor activities from skiing to hiking to keep the whole family engaged, while at the same time allowing families to exhale and relax. It’s a magical combination, and the Snowy Owl Inn is right in the middle of it all!”
This award cements the Snowy Owl Inn as one of New England’s finest country inns. Set in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, the all-season 82-room Inn offers a great family getaway. The spacious lobby atrium, with its natural wood and three-story fieldstone fireplace highlight the award winning architecture of the building. In addition there are several smaller lobbies located throughout the Inn, each with fireplaces for breakouts, or for lingering with friends, a good book, or to enjoy our seasonal late afternoon wine and cheese social. Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, saunas, exercise room, multiple lobbies with fireplaces and twelve styles of air conditioned guest rooms to suit the needs of every family or group. It’s also the perfect place for business meetings, seminars or conferences and the picture-perfect setting for a Snowy wedding.
There’s plenty to do in the Valley, and the Snowy Owl Inn is the center of everything. In winter enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing as well as snowboarding and ice skating. In summer, hike the mountains, play a round of golf, mountain bike, boat on Corcoran’s pond or take a ride up Snow’s Mountain chairlift. The Inn is also a great jumping off point for day trips to other regional destinations, while being just a short two hour drive from Boston. Most guests prefer to stay close and enjoy a range of adventures as wide as the valley, all within the self-contained mountain village.
For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Steve Hodges, please call Tracy Lard at 603-236-8383 x2261 or e-mail Tracy@snowyowlinn.com