To say Waterville Valley is a unique family resort feels like somewhat of an understatement. Embedded within approximately 41,000 acres of National Forest accompanied by sweeping mountain vistas, this New Hampshire vacation spot is well-suited for anyone who loves the great outdoors. From its old-school New England charm to its pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, it’s no surprise that this quaint village has been a major tourist destination for generations. The colonial-style architecture serves as a stark reminder of a simpler time, and a myriad of recreational options allow friends and family to seamlessly immerse themselves in nature’s bounty. And with warmer weather just around the corner, Waterville Valley presents an intriguing summer getaway option with live music, food festivals, and outdoor movie nights overlooking Corcoran Pond.
Amid top-tier seasonal alpine activities, sprawling wilderness, and delectable culinary delights, there is another alluring factor making Waterville Valley the perfect place for a family retreat. When you book a stay at Waterville Valley, every group member will receive a $100 per day credit known as the Freedom Pass. That means you and your crew will have unfettered access to various summer activities throughout your stay. Rachel, a previous guest, says, “Everyone enjoyed the Freedom Passes given to them by the hotels, enabling them to enjoy a bike ride, canoe, kayak, golfing, a chair lift ride, and more, all for free!”
The Freedom Pass is a fitting name not only because of the perks. The utter seclusion you’ll find here coupled with the easy-to-walk-around atmosphere is highly liberating—not to mention the village’s open-container policy. Rachel recollects, “It was great that everyone could just park their car Friday and walk everywhere and not return to it until Sunday.” Bolstering the pedestrian-friendly layout, an extensive trail system of walking paths and hiking corridors ties Waterville Valley together. And with all the accommodations, shops, and restaurants within reasonable proximity, moving around town by foot or via the free resort shuttle makes driving unnecessary. Now that sounds like a great place to spend the Fourth of July!
Whether you need a quick weekend getaway or an extended vacation, Waterville Valley is an ideal place to strengthen family bonds while forging enduring memories. From outdoor education to simply living in the moment, this New Hampshire village in the White Mountains invites you to feed your appetite for adventure by playing a role in its ongoing story.