Few New England vacation destinations offer the grand escapes and luxurious dining of The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel. Surrounded by 800-ft. cliffs, this historic resort offers relaxation and adventure for every season. Its 8,000 acres contain top-ranked golfing, tennis, miles of trails for hiking, biking, alpine and Nordic skiing, and world-renown dining. thebalsams.comYankee Magazine March 2010Since 1866, visitors have been coming to The Balsams for the quiet, the food, the chance to curl up with a book on comfy couches among crackling fires. But for those looking forward to being outside all day — like a child on a snow day — The Balsams is a winter playground.Yankee Magazine November 2006Lake Gloriette mirrors this historic grand hotel and the surrounding 15,000 acres. It’s a four-star mecca for anyone with a desire to recreate, including the rich and famous.Yankee Magazine April 2005($$$$) A destination in itself for many, this world-class resort is set on 15,000 acres (the size of Manhattan island). Summertime and the living is easy — lounge by the pool or divert yourself with golfing (course rated top 25 in U.S. by Golf magazine), tennis, paddling, fishing, biking, hiking, nature programs, live musical entertainment, dancing, and more. Wintertime offers an equally impressive list of activities. Open mid-May to mid-Oct. and mid-Dec. to Mar. Dining room open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Yankee Magazine April 2004This four-star mecca for anyone with a reason to recreate, including the rich and famous continues to offer American plan hospitality and thoughtful, friendly guest service. Lake Gloriette mirrors this historic grand hotel and its surrounding 15,000 acres of Alpine scenery.($$-$$$$) The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel is a destination in itself for many Granite State visitors. This resort is world class, yet still down home in its friendly service and careful attention to detail. Sit around and feel on top of the world, or divert yourself with golf, tennis, fishing, hiking, nature programs, and dancing. Dining room open for breakfast, luncheon buffet, and dinner. The 202-room hotel is open mid-May to mid-Oct. and mid-Dec. to Apr. 1.Yankee Magazine April 2003
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