New Hampshire Resort Spa at Lake Sunapee
Granite, fir, and fieldstone furnishings crafted by local artisans accent the Mountain Edge Resort, a timber-topped lodge with decorative details that echo its New Hampshire setting. Located fewer than two hours from Boston and steps from Lake Sunapee, the retreat offers a rustic yet comfortable respite from urban bustle. To that end, there are a slew of soothing amenities, including an onsite spa, bubbling hot tubs, and comfort food served in the attached tavern.
The resort’s pools stay open year-round and feature saltwater technology designed to go easy on hair, skin, eyes, and fins. Head to the The Spa at Mountain Edge Resort for the included couples massage, or use your spa credit toward a Marvelous Maple facial, deep-sea mud wrap, or any other spa treatment.
Rosewood trimmings and fireplaces grace the 800-square-foot one-bedroom den suites, and in The Mountain Spirits Tavern, you’ll find leather sofas and a menu of casual American fare. Dishes such as roasted chicken breast and four-cheese ravioli are served both in the rustic confines of the dining room and outside on the deck.
Newbury, New Hampshire: Quiet Hamlet in Scenic New England Landscape
About an hour’s drive north of Manchester, the small town of Newbury lies amid rolling hills and untouched forests. At neighboring Mount Sunapee State Park, hiking trails crisscross the terrain, ultimately bringing you to a picturesque lakeside beach. In the warmer months of late summer, Lake Sunapee is a popular spot for boating, swimming, and fishing. Come winter, the Mount Sunapee ski area is crisscrossed with 11 chairlifts and dozens of trails for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
Nearby New London has quaint New England charm—Main Street is lined with shops, a farm stand, historical buildings, and cafés. Across from Lake Sunapee stretches The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, a preserved early-20th-century mansion set on 84 sprawling acres of manicured grounds and woodland trails. Guided walking tours pass through the 22-room Colonial Revival home, which served as a summer retreat for John Milton Hay—the secretary of state and chief party planner under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt.
What You Get
- $399 for a two-night stay for two in a one-bedroom den suite (up to an $858 value)
- Couples massage or $100 spa credit
- Welcome basket
- Late check-out
Book by: 10/22/12
Travel by: 12/20/12
- Indoor and outdoor pools
- Two restaurants
- Full-service spa
- Fitness center with sauna and hot tubs
- Free Internet access