Review: We had a fantastic vacation, which Kathleen now pronounces as “my best vacation ever!” Kudos to the hosts- you all were wonderful, we felt welcomed from the very first…..of course it was prudent to book early, and we’re looking forward to next August already. It was a pleasure meeting you and enjoying a great resort made all the more pleasurable by the personal touch, you Bev and your staff provide. See y’all next year!
Best things about resort… Courtesy of staff; location to NH Skiing
Best attractions or restaurants nearby… Pat's Peak; Sunapee; Crotched Mtn; lake front home
Review…We stayed in cabin 4; 2 br with one queen bed and a set of bunk beds - twin on top with a full size mattress on the bottom. There is a pull out couch but I'd suggest bringing an air mattress to put on top of it. The pull out mattress is dated. The unit is small and furnishing are a bit older but the unit was clean and well kept. Kitchen had all the basic appliances and there was plenty of seating for the 5 of us.
Staff is simply the best. We were arriving late so Michael had made sure the heat was turned up and our cabin in the woods was well lit. His directions were great especially given the late hour we arrived. While we were at the cabin, we got hit with 9 inches of heavy wet snow. No problem - Michael had shoveled out my car so we would not be delayed hitting the slopes. The man is just a pleasure to get to know.
As far as what to do - a simple game room for pool and ping pong; a decent sized indoor swimming pool and Lake Horace at your front door. Skating in the Winter - swimming in the Summer - hard to beat this location. For skiing, Pat's peak is 15 mniutes away; Sunapee is about 30. We skiied during the day and relaxed in front of the fire at night. Close quarters perhaps but it was nice to spend the time together.
Best things about resort …the peacefulness, the lake and lake activities
Best attractions or restaurants nearby …Chuckster's mini golf and batting cage near Concord. The kids loved this! If it rains, there are quite a few restaurants, movie theaters, museums and a small mall in Concord.
Review… This was one of the best vacations we have had. While quite rustic, there was so much to do. My kids kayaked, canoed, and fished all day long. The lake was great. It was calm and easy for my youngest (8) to row in. The owners were great-- so kind and helpful. Most people we met were looking for a vacation where they could just relax and this place is it! Sitting on the beach, swimming, fishing,playing pool. This is a place where you don't have to run out and hit the theme parks or local attractions. We are hoping to go back next summer.
Best things about resort… The weather in mid-October ranged from the 40's at night to the 60's daytime - shirtsleeve weather! Loved sitting on the spacious deck with morning coffee and evening aperitif's! The small, non-commercial atmosphere (only 20 units, all free-standing and very private) was why we came, and it lived up to the photos the prior owner had posted. Fabulous scenery - all units on lake or with view of lake, personal attention by owners of property; proximity to groceries, big cities, small villages - reminded us of "old England." Our brother-in-law, who is from Michigan, said it reminded him of the summer camps on the lakes at home! My husband and I are accomplished bakers and chefs and found the kitchen to be very well equipped to carry out our pursuits, which included baking artisan breads while here! While we didn't use the motorboats, several others did, and if you're into fishing, it's a win-win situation!
Best attractions or restaurants nearby…We only ate out twice, but the Intervale Pancake House on outskirts of Henniker prepares a fabulous, inexpensive breakfast - 4 of us ate FULL breakfast with juice, coffee, extra sides for about $30; beautiful apple orchards to pick your own or just photograph; lots of old covered bridges to visit and all are free!
Review…Mapquest directions are a bit "off" but due to good signage by LSVR we were able to punt! We visited in fall - 10/12 - 10/19, white time, but we got a fabulous show of color. Locals said the color wasn't what they usually see, but we were thrilled and took home lovely photos. You just will not believe how "into" fall decorating the locals get! We got so much enjoyment looking at the vignettes that families created all over New England, ranging from simple pumpkins to elaborate garlands, pumpkins, mum pots and full graveyards of "past" spirits.! We visited MA historic sites ( 1 1/2 hrs), Vermont cheese farms (sheep and cow! 1 hour) and later, ended our trip with a concert in Portland, ME, which allowed us to see another part of the east coast - 1 1/2 hrs away. From Weare, you can set a 120 mile - 150 mile radius and see many small, quaint towns, if that's your cup of tea. We visited Dartmouth College, as well. Had done some research and wanted to eat at Three Tomatoes (Tres Pommodores) in Lebanon, NH. We arrived in between lunch and dinner and couldn't eat there, but the place smelled heavenly, and locals recommended it as well. Bottom line, though, if you just want a place to relax in a beautiful atomosphere - Lake Shore Village Resort is it.
Best things about resort… Scenery and peacefulness.
Best attractions or restaurants nearby… Just staying at the resort was wonderful.
Review…Hate to say this but it was the most relaxing place we have ever stayed. We will probably have a hard time going elsewhere now that we are writing a good review about it. The cabin was rustic but perfect for New Hampshire woods. The scenery was magnificent. We were allowed to use the indoor pool, the boats, (sail, motor, row, kayak, etc.) There was plenty to do. Actually we would love to own there.