Stay two non-holiday nights in a Loon Reservation Service vacation rental condo or townhouse and ski two days at Cannon Mountain Ski Area. Starting from $144 per person per night maximum occupancy based on a one bedroom with loft townhouse. Rates vary by rental type and occupancy. Additional taxes or fees may apply. (Package Not Valid Holiday Periods: December 24, 2019– January 1, 2020, January 17, 2020 – January 20, 2020 and February 14, 2020 – February 23, 2020.)
Stay four nights in a Loon Reservation Service vacation rental condo or townhouse during a holiday season and ski four days at Cannon Mountain Ski Area. Starting from $125 per person per night maximum occupancy based on a one bedroom with loft townhouse. Rates vary by rental type and occupancy. Additional taxes or fees may apply. (Holiday Periods: December 24, 2019– January 1, 2020 and February 14, 2020 – February 23, 2020.)
Stay three mid-week non-holiday nights in a Loon Reservation Service vacation rental condo or townhouse and ski three days at Loon Mountain Ski Area from January 2, 2020 – February 13, 2020 (excluding January 20, 2020) and February 24, 2020 to March 20, 2020. Starting from $138 per person per night maximum occupancy based on a one bedroom with loft townhouse. Rates vary by rental type and occupancy. Additional taxes and fees may apply. (Package Not Valid Holiday Periods: December 24, 2019– January 1, 2020, January 17, 2020 – January 20, 2020 and February 14, 2020 – February 23, 2020.)
Stay two mid-week non-holiday nights in a Loon Reservation Service vacation rental condo or townhouse and ski two days at Loon Mountain Ski Area from January 2, 2020 – February 13, 2020 (excluding January 20, 2020) and February 24, 2020 to March 20, 2020. Starting from $160 per person per night maximum occupancy based on a one bedroom with loft townhouse. Rates vary by rental type and occupancy. Additional taxes and fees may apply. (Package Not Valid Holiday Periods: December 24, 2019– January 1, 2020, January 17, 2020 – January 20, 2020 and February 14, 2020 – February 23, 2020.)
Stay two weekend (Friday/Saturday or Sunday/Monday) non-holiday nights during the 2019/2020 winter season in a Loon Reservation Service vacation rental condo or townhouse and ski two days at Loon Mountain Ski Area. Starting from $179 per person per night maximum occupancy based on a one bedroom with loft townhouse. Rates vary by rental type and occupancy. Additional taxes and fees may apply. (Package Not Valid Holiday Periods: December 24, 2019– January 1, 2020, January 17, 2020 – January 20, 2020 and February 14, 2020 – February 23, 2020.)
Stay four nights in a Loon Reservation Service vacation rental condo or townhouse during a 2019/2020 holiday season and ski four days at Loon Mountain Ski Area. Starting from $161 per person per night maximum occupancy based on a one bedroom with loft townhouse. Rates vary by rental type and occupancy. Additional taxes and fees may apply. (Holiday Periods: December 24, 2019– January 1, 2020 and February 14, 2020 – February 23, 2020.)
Stay two nights in a Loon Reservation Service vacation rental condo or townhouse and ski two days at Loon Mountain Ski Area from Loon Mountain’s 2019-2020 season opening day until December 13, 2019 or March 23, 2020 to closing day. Starting from $116 per person per night maximum occupancy based on a one bedroom with loft townhouse. Rates vary by rental type and occupancy. Additional taxes and fees may apply.
This summer, we helped a number of guests that had reservations via a private homeowner. They ran into issues with access, communication, habitability, etc. Having nowhere to turn, they asked around and were directed to our vacation rental office, time and again. Sometimes we were able to help them reach the owner they had booked with, but often we were able to help them with one of our homes, while they got a refund from their original plans. Several told us that they’d always use a managed rental in the future.
Managed rentals, like those through Loon Reservation Service, provide peace of mind. We are here when you check in and out, and during your stay. Our office may only be open from 9am to 6pm, but we have a live answering service that can have one of us to you, by phone or in person, within minutes, since we live right here in Lincoln/Woodstock. Most questions are easily resolved, but should something go very wrong with the home you booked, just before or during your stay, you’re not scrambling trying to make new plans. We can usually find you a new home right within our program, or will work with you to find the best solution, utilizing our local connections after more than 20 years in business in the Loon area.
We also offer discounted ski tickets in winter, to both Loon and Cannon mountains, and all of our staff are local, so happy to tell you the newest or best options for your vacation desires. Let us help you enjoy our area as much as we do!
You have choices when booking your vacation; make it a carefree one when reserving with Loon Reservation Service!
It’s still early spring in the Loon area – that quiet time between the closing of the ski areas (mid-April) and the opening of most summer attractions (Memorial Day weekend). A time to catch up and get ahead for us in the hospitality business.
But it’s also a beautiful time to come visit us, enjoying off-season rates, exciting trail conditions (please be prepared), visit those attractions already open (Flume and Lost River Gorges, for example), and start planning your summer swimming hole trips.
Spring and early summer rates continue till June 15th. We’d look forward to seeing you!
Now that the ski areas are closed, it’s time for water falls and small woodland creatures! Looks like a red-spotted newt to me – which other NH newts and salamanders can you find on your hikes?
You could take the ultimate NH waterfall trip! Or you could start in on early attractions, like the Flume Gorge, opening May 5, ride the Cog Railway, open weekends since April 29th, or see large woodland creatures as Pemi Valley Moose Tours, an evening event, starts again on May 6th. Spring in the mountains is a hidden secret. Come find it!
Last month, my hubby took me out for Valentine’ Day dinner. Needless to say, the restaurants were busy, so we ate in the pub side of Gordi’s Fish and Steak House. You can get the whole restaurant menu here too, as well as the apres-ski menu. Gordi’s is a family owned and operated restaurant established in 1986 in the town of Lincoln nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Founded by Olympic skiers, it’s a family run business, right next door to Loon Reservation Service.
I love their seafood, and indulged on that, having mussels and lobster. 🙂
When you are renting with us at Loon Reservation Service, we want you to enjoy your stay! To do that best, we thought you’d like to know what to bring or leave behind.
- All beds will be made up with linens. Sofa beds are not made and rarely available, as owners limit the number of people that can stay in their home.
- There will be one set of bath, hand and face towels for each person that the home sleeps. You may want to bring pool towels though. Some clubs don’t have any, some rent them out and a few have nice towels available.
- We’ll leave starter packs of paper products, such as a roll and a partial of paper towels in the kitchen, a roll and a partial of toilet paper per bath, and a box of tissues and a hand soap in each bathroom as well.
- For cleaning, we’ll leave a small bottle of dish soap and a few packets of dishwasher detergent, as well as a new sponge and a few trash bags. This is generally enough for a weekend stay, but if you need more, there are several convenience stores and a grocery store in town. (When you depart, we just ask that you remove all trash and start the dishwasher, so we can empty it.)
- You’ll find most basic appliances in every kitchen, including fridge, stove, oven, microwave and coffee maker, as well as dishes, glassware, pots, pans and more, but typically no food or seasonings.
- Most, but not all, homes have WiFi service, but all have TV.
- Many homes have access to a pool area, but some only in the summer, as they only have an outdoor option. Click here to see the pool options by development.
- Air conditioning also varies. Many homes were built in the 1980’s, so do not have central air. A few areas do offer that, while others use portable or split units. More details on the various A/C options here.
- Let us know if you have any questions, but otherwise, bring food, clothes and you!
Dogs are welcome in Lincoln/Woodstock, home of Loon Mountain and the crossroads of the White Mountains!
Take a hike with your dog! The Kancamagus Highway from Lincoln to Conway NH runs through the White Mountain National Forest and allows dogs on leash and under voice command on the hiking trails. Dogs are also allowed at Franconia State Park under control, but not in campgrounds. Carry in, carry out everything. $3 a day fee. Please, do not leave dog in car unattended.
There are even a number of dog-friendly restaurants, as they have a deck or patio.
We visited one of our favorite restaurants last week. The Gypsy Café is a small and eclectic restaurant with amazing food and drinks. It’s very colorful with unique artwork and décor by local artists, has a dessert menu full of home-made items, and a full bar with yummy martinis, margaritas and more.
For example, we had Moroccan Shrimp, Tao Veggie Burger, and Argentine Fajitas for the main course. Appetizers included Curry Chicken Wings and Carrot Patties. Desserts included a chocolate trifle, blueberry pie, pumpkin crisp. This menu varies seasonally.
Drinks included wine, soda, espresso martini, and international coffees with dessert.
The description from their website is very true!
“Our menu is packed with unique dishes we create from scratch. Daily specials incorporate seasonal, local ingredients. From delicious appetizers to tasty salads, inspired entrees to decadent desserts, your meal will be one of a kind.”
Dinner reservations are strongly recommended! Call 603-745-4395 for lunch or dinner reservations Wednesdays through Sundays, as they’re closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and for a few weeks during off-peak season.
Loon Mountain is in the town of Lincoln, NH. We’re at exit 32 off of Route 93, at the intersection with Route 112. Lincoln and Loon are about 2.5 hours by car from Boston, straight up Route 93.
But what if you don’t have a car? You can take the bus! Concord Coach Lines leaves South Station Bus Terminal twice a day, and arrives in Lincoln about 3 hours later. To get home, the bus leaves Lincoln twice a day as well.
In Lincoln, we do not have Uber yet. We do have a taxi service, called the Shuttle Connection. You can reach them at 603-745-3140. During ski season, you could walk into town, about ¾ mile, and catch a ski shuttle to the ski area. Loon Mountain shuttle service is provided for various lodging properties, many in our rental program. Loon Mountain is about 5.3 miles from the bus stop.
If you fly into Logan (BOS), you can also take the bus, right from the airport. But if you fly into Manchester airport (MHT), the best bet is to rent a car. Otherwise, you need to get from the airport to the Manchester bus station first. Uber or Queen City Taxi (603-622-0008) can help with that. The bus leaves Manchester at 9:20am and arrives in Lincoln 2 hours later. If you can get yourself to Concord, a bus leaves there at 7:35pm as well.
From North Conway, Loon Mountain is a little over an hour away, across Route 112, the Kancamagus Scenic Byway. It’s a beautiful ride, but there is no bus.
Loon Mountain ski area is open 8am to 4pm, except midweek, when it opens at 9am. The ski season typically runs from Thanksgiving Day to mid-April.
In the summer, Loon is open Memorial Day to Columbus Day, usually 9am to 4pm.
The bears at Clark’s Trading Post finished their eating year on December 7th. They are predicting a normal winter. (Last winter, when it was so warm, they did not stop eating until December 29th.)
As we continue to brush snow off of our cars, we look forward to a superb winter. This weekend in-season rates, lifts and trails will be in effect, as will our ski packages. Most shuttle service routes will have started as well. Ice Castles will be back too, planning to open in late December, with walls growing now.
Book your winter stay with us. It’s going to be a great season!
It’s snowliage season! Although the fall foliage has been beautiful, we are starting to see our first snowfalls on Loon Mountain. Mother Nature plans to start putting down a base for us! Are you ready?
Make your reservation for this winter, or early winter when the rates are low. Take part in the Polar Express and bring the whole family, go for a carriage or sleigh ride at the Rocks Estate, and pick up a holiday tree while you’re there. Loon will be opening no later than Thanksgiving, and booking one of our townhouses for your family would be a fun way to spend time together. We look forward to seeing you soon!
We love this time of year here in the mountains!
As the colors start to turn and the nights get crisp and cool, it’s time to experience the next season in our mountain retreat. Columbus Day is coming up fast, and we only have a 2-night minimum. (Although a 3rd night is usually half price or less.) The weekend of the 14th and 15th will still have great color too!
Some fall adventures include:
September 24-October 16 – Fall Foliage and Apple Cider; maybe a Christmas tree too, at the Rocks Estate!
Then the rates will start to fall, like the foliage. Come up to hike or fish, and enjoy the quiet season. Make Loon Reservation Service your home base for all of these adventures!
Fall foliage season is beginning in the Loon Mountain area! The first leaves have started turning. With an early Columbus Day this year, our visitors will be able to see some prime colors! (Personally, I think that right around September 30th is typically the best color combination, and availability is slightly better for lodging.) Use this foliage tracker to make sure.
Things to Do during this time include:
October 1 – O2X Summit Challenge at Loon Mountain
October 8-10 – Lincoln, NH Fall Craft Festival
October 8 & 9 – Oktoberfest
Through October 15 – Lost River Saturday Night Lantern Tours
Throughout the Season:
Come make a weekend of it! We look forward to seeing you!
Musical performances abound, from individuals to the massed bands, from traditional to rock. Heavy athletics feature pros, master and amateurs. Discover your family’s history in the clan village . Taste the variety of foods and spirits. Enjoy the sheepdog trials. Cheer for the dance competitors. And there’s so much more!
Come make a weekend of it! Rent a condo or townhouse, and walk or ride the shuttle to the mountain. Our trained reservation staff will help you choose the best option for your family or group. As of today, August 8th, we have just 15 homes left, so call us at 800-745-5666 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org soon!
With the 4th of July, the Loon Area’s Summer Fun is just beginning. These activities are available all season long.
Our recommended summer activities!
Entertainment Regularly – The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center in Plymouth
Entertainment Regularly – SilverCenter for the Arts in Plymouth
Events and Specials Regularly – Hobo Railroad
Movies and Entertainment Regularly from May – October – The Colonial in Bethlehem
Movies Nightly – BarnZ’s Lincoln Cinema
Movies Nightly – Jax Jr. Cinemas in Littleton
Public Ice Skating Regularly – PSU Ice Arena
May 21-October 15 – Lost River Saturday Night Lantern Tours
Attractions and Adventures – White Mountain Summer Attractions
We are often asked, during the summer, which of our Loon area rental homes have air conditioning. Many times, the answer depends on the association in which that condo or townhouse is located.
Many associations do not allow anything to protrude from the window or home. So you may find one or more portable air conditioners standing near some of the windows at developments like Clearbrook, Village of Loon, Riverfront, Lincoln Station, Loon Mountain, Mansion Hill, Mountain View, Forest Ridge, Deer Park and Alpine Village.
Some associations, or new sections of older ones, allow central air, so you might find that at Forest Ridge‘s Woodland Loop homes and all South Peak condos. A few locations also offer split systems, or built-in individual air conditioners.
Do keep in mind that all of the homes in our rental program are privately owned, so not all owners may choose to install any kind of air conditioning. Also, even though the daytime temperatures may be in the 80’s, the nights are typically in the 50’s or low 60’s, and all homes are equipped with at least 2 fans. You can always check on the status of air conditioning in any of our homes by reading the detailed descriptions on each home’s page. Or use the Shop Online button to choose a home with A/C. We look forward to seeing you!
Some of our homeowners have been busy this spring, with some kitchen renovations, etc. Here’s our favorite update this year.
The State of New Hampshire Fire Code has ruled that any multi-family building, having more than 3 units, shall not have a grill, etc. that makes a fire, and could therefore endanger the entire structure. An excerpt, and the link to the entire statement, are below.
Grill Use at Multi-Unit Dwellings
For other than one- and two-family dwellings, no hibachi, grill, or other similar devices used for cooking, heating, or any other purpose, shall be used or kindled on any balcony or under any overhanging portion, or within 10 ft. (3 m) of any structure.
Grill Safety Recommendations:
- Grills shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications and instructions.
- Grills should never be used inside any building, garage, shed, or breezeway.
- Do not use grills under building overhangs or covered areas (e.g., awnings, umbrellas, porches or gazebos).
- Keep loose clothing away from any cooking surfaces and beware of grease flare-ups.
- Check the hoses on gas grills for any cracks or deterioration.
- Check all connections to the gas tank for leaks by applying a soap and water solution to the hose and connections. If you see any bubbles on the hose or any connection turn off the gas, clean off the soap solution, and check all of the connections for tightness and recheck the hose and connections using the soap solution again.
- Never leave your grill unattended and keep children and pets at least 3 ft. away from the grill area.
The Lincoln Police Department is getting many calls regarding bear encounters within town limits. Some homeowners have sent us pictures as well.
The link below will help you stay safe if you encounter a bear. As well as, a reminder that “a fed bear is a dead bear.” Please, never feed, entice, try to pet or get close to a bear for any reason.
What should you do in Lincoln / Woodstock, NH?
Below is a sample itinerary to pick and choose from:
- Visit Profile Plaza at base of Cannon Mountain to see Old Man history
- Ride Bike Path from Cannon to Lincoln
- Ice Cream at Conehead’s or Udderly Delicious
- Dinner at the condo – groceries from Price Chopper
- Hike Cannon Mountain via Lonesome Lake
- Lunch at the summit and take the Aerial Tramway back down
- Dinner at the condo – Groceries from Wayne’s Market Deli & Butcher Shop
- Paint and Sip Event
- Loon Mountain Adventure Park
- Dinner at the condo – groceries from Purple Tomato Farmer’s Market
- See a play or live show at Jean’s Playhouse
- Hike (or take Cog or Auto Road) up Mt. Washington
- Ride Mountain Coaster and Alpine Slide at Attitash
- Dinner and games at the condo for kids
- Date night dinner at Gypsy Cafe
Not all attractions wait until Memorial Day to open! Enjoy early season rates with us, and these fun attractions to start your summer off right!
|Alpine Adventures||Open Year-Round|
|Flume Gorge||Open Daily starting May 6|
|Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves||Open Daily starting May 6|
|Mt. Washington Auto Road||Open Daily starting around May 6, weather permitting|
|Mt. Washington Cog Railway||Weekends only starting April 30|
|Polar Caves||Open Daily starting May 7|
You know that the White Mountains are packed with natural beauty including stunning waterfalls. But to find New Hampshire’s best gems, and most beautiful waterfalls, you have to know where to look. Luckily, someone’s done the leg work for you, compiling New Hampshire’s Ultimate Road Trip. This journey can be done quickly in a day, or spread over a week’s vacation. It is under 4 hours of driving, but many of the waterfalls involve a short trek through the woods, so you’ll need some extra time. The trip starts and stops in Franconia Notch State Park, which is just off interstate 93, making it an easily accessible point for natives and tourists alike. This trip will take you to nine amazing waterfalls that are gorgeous no matter what the season. So grab your hiking boots, pack some snacks, and prepare to be impressed.
Some fun things to do this holiday week:
Watch Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows at Jean‘s Playhouse
Take in a Show at the Flying Monkey – whether another ski movie or the circus
Adventure center at Loon is open this week, with wall climbing, zip lining and bungee trampolines too
Paint your own pottery at Fired on the Mountain: http://www.firedonthemountain.com/, located just beside our office
Alpine Adventures Zip Lining: http://www.alpinezipline.com/
Hobo Railroad: http://www.hoborr.com/
Public skates are available at the Plymouth State Ice Arena: https://www.plymouth.edu/arena/public-sessions/
Conway Scenic Railroad: http://conwayscenic.com/
Funspot Arcade: http://www.funspotnh.com/ in Meredith NH
Tennis at Evergreen Sports Center: http://evergreensportscenter.com/ in Lisbon, NH
Barnz: http://barnzs.com/location/9720/BarnZs-Lincoln-Cinema-Showtimes – 603-745-6238, Lincoln, NH
Jax Jr: http://www.jaxjrcinemas.com/ – 603-444-5907, Littleton, NH
Even the Mt. Washington Auto Road is open!
As of today (January 1, 2020), these are the Pool and Ski Shuttle services for the homes in the Loon Area developments that we serve:
|Development||Loon Ski Shuttle – General Info||Pool Option|
|Alpine Village||Depends on Home. If so, Weekends/Holidays Hourly (7:30am-4:45pm)||Depends on Home. If so, Viaggio or Nordic (7am to 9pm)|
|Clearbrook||Weekends/Holidays Only (7:30am to 5pm)||Indoor/Outdoor – Village Swim & Tennis (9am-9pm)|
|Coolidge Falls||Midweek (Mon & Fri only) (8:30am-4:30pm on Demand) and Weekends (7:30am-5pm)||Depends on Home. If so, Viaggio (7-9) or Village (9-9)|
|Deer Park||Weekends/Holidays Only: Hourly (7:40am-4:45pm)||Indoor/Outdoor at Resort (10-7:30 m/w, 10-9:30 w/e)|
|Forest Ridge||Weekends/Holidays Only (7:30am to 5pm)||Indoor/Outdoor at Resort (9am-7pm+)|
|Lincoln Station||Midweek (Mon/Thur/Fri On Call) (8am-4:30pm) and Weekends (7:30am-5pm)||Indoor/Outdoor at Resort (9am-9:30pm)|
|Loon Mountain||None||Depends on Home. If so, Viaggio (7am to 9pm)|
|Mansion Hill||None||Outdoor only – closed in Winter|
|Mountain View||None||Outdoor only – closed in Winter|
|Riverfront||Midweek (Mon/Thur/Fri On Call) (8am-4:30pm) and Weekends (7:30am-5pm)||Outdoor only – closed in Winter|
|South Peak||Midweek (Mon & Fri only) (8:30am-4:30pm) and Weekends (7:30am-5pm) – Both on Demand||Depends on Home. If so, Viaggio or Nordic (7am to 9pm)|
|Village of Loon||Midweek (Mon & Fri only) (8:30am-4:30pm) and Weekends (7:30am-5pm)||Indoor/Outdoor – Village Swim & Tennis (9am-9pm)|
|Woodstock Homes||None||Outdoor in summer, Indoor at Nordic (7am-9pm) in Winter|
|Notes||Buses are run by 3 different services, so frequency and dates of service vary.||(Viaggio/Nordic clubs may limit hours/people on weekends&holidays. Both offer open membership and drop-in fee options.)|
Thinking about planning a stay to Lincoln/Woodstock, but not sure what to do? We have some handy pages of good ideas, right on our site!
We review these pages regularly and only post what we have good experiences with too, so enjoy with us!
Santa Express Train tickets are now available – have you purchased yours yet? Visit www.SantaTrains.com or give us a call Monday – Friday at (603) 745-2135 between 9:00am and 3:00pm and we’ll be glad to help you out!
Our Santa Express Trains kick off the Friday after Thanksgiving (November 27th) and operate weekends at 1:00pm through Sunday, December 20th. The Santa Express Trains usually sell out – please be sure to purchase your tickets soon. Santa and his Elves are looking forward to seeing you on the train!
Visual proof – it’s snowing lightly in town, but much more on the mountain!
Join us on the family adventure of a lifetime aboard the magical Journey to the North Pole! The Journey to the North Pole offers a truly unique experience that only happens here in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, with adventures departing right here in Lincoln, NH on:
November 27, 28, 29*, December 4, 5, 6*,
December 11, 12, 13, December 18, 19, 20, 21
*Afternoon performances ONLY on November 29 and December 6
The Journey to the North Pole is a two-hour round trip adventure taking you on a magical trip to see Santa.
You and your family will board the Journey to the North Pole train and be served delicious hot chocolate by our magical chefs, along with Santa’s favorite chocolate nougat with centers as white as snow! When you arrive at the North Pole, you will depart from the train and follow the elves up to Santa’s Toy Workshop where you’ll sing with the elves and hear about a Christmas story. Then, Santa will take a break from his busy schedule to pay you a visit! This Journey will make true believers of all, reminding us that the gift of giving is truly the most cherished gift of all!
The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
“This is our way of saying thanks to the brave men and women – past and present – who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe at home,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “We encourage veterans, their families and all visitors….to enjoy the benefits that nature provides at forests and grasslands throughout the country.”
Day use fees will be waived across the White Mountain National Forest, however fees will remain in effect for overnight camping, cabin rentals, permits, reservations, and activities offered by concessionaires. (Click here if you’re thinking about renting a vacation home for a few nights instead.)
The Forest Service also honors active duty military members the whole year with the free Interagency Annual Military Pass.
Active Military Off Season Discount
Active Military receive 10% off the rent for stays of two nights or more during the time periods of April 1, 2020 – June 15, 2020 and October 15, 2020 – December 15, 2020. When booking by phone please mention Active Military. When booking online please note Active Military in questions and special request field.
Rental rates vary and are determined by the individual unit reserved. All reservations are subject to a $35 administration fee, $39.95 damage waiver fee, destination fee, 9% NH rooms and meals tax and optional vacation rental travel insurance. For online bookings, discount will be given upon reservation confirmation by telephone.
Subject to availability. Valid Military ID must be presented at check-in.
Please check individual unit description pages as some units offer this discount year round.