During the Victorian era, America’s elite often escaped the soot and congestion of cities, like Boston and New York, for the pristine landscapes and fresh mountain air of the White Mountains. From the late 18th century through the 19th century, thousands of city dwellers headed to many small mountain towns dotted amongst the granite peaks and forests in the North Country staying in luxury hotels like the Mount Washington Resort, The Wentworth, and the Balsams Resort. While many of the famous resorts and inns are now gone, several resorts and hotels have popped up in the recent years in the White Mountains to continue the legacy of the resorts before them.
This blog post is part of “The RiverWalk Guide to Ownership” blog series.
Nestled on the western side of the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln is home to the newest luxury resort in the White Mountains. Built with luxury in mind, the RiverWalk Resort offers unique ownership opportunities for those who like to own a little piece of mountain paradise.
Just two hours from Boston, the RiverWalk Resort is an easy drive up I-93. As a major transportation hub, Boston is easy to get to from other cities across the country. Take the Amtrak from New York City or drive the five and half hours and enjoy the fresh mountain air while sipping your morning coffee on your private balcony.
Spend the weekend or spend a summer. With summer seasonal ownership opportunities, spending the summer in the White Mountains is a real possibility. Summer seasonal ownership is perfect for snowbirds. When the mercury starts to rise and the humidity reaches sweltering in Florida, cool off in the Lincoln where the temperatures are warm and the skies are blue.
Summer in the Mountains
You can’t beat summer in the White Mountains. With an average temperature in the mid-60 degrees and lots of sun, the White Mountains is a great place to escape the heat and humidity of the concrete jungle. Surrounded by a countless number of granite peaks, include 48 4,000+ foot mountains, Lincoln is a true outdoor wonderful. With no shortage of hiking and biking trails, swimming holes, and family-friendly attractions, what more could you want in your summer home?
Every year, thousands of people come to the White Mountains to join the 4,000-footer club. If hiking is your passion, Lincoln is the perfect home base. Hit the trails before the sun rises and enjoy the afternoon sipping your favorite beers at the Woodstock Inn Brewery. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, test your fear of heights on the Super Skyrider Zipline at Alpine Adventures or climb to new heights indoors or outdoors with North Country Climbing Center in nearby Lisbon.
Whether you have children or grandchildren, the White Mountains are home to many family-friendly attractions. On the hottest days, head to Whale’s Tale Waterpark in Lincoln for splish-splash fun or search for the infamous Wolfman at Clark’s Trading Post. On the other side of the mountains, you’ll find Cinderella’s Castle at Story Land and Santa Claus at his summer home at Santa’s Village.
Foodies won’t be disappointed by all the delicious restaurants, cafes, breweries, and winery. From eccentric worldly cuisine at the Gypsy Café to pub fare at One Love Brewery to homemade pancakes at Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, you better bring your appetite. In June, Loon Mountain hosts the New England Brewfest, an annual festival that brings New England’s biggest and smallest microbreweries for a day of beer tastings and fun. No matter where you go for food and drink in the western White Mountains, you’ll leave with a full belly.
RiverWalk Resort in the Summer
Rivaling the historic grand resorts like the Omni Mount Washington and the Balsams, the RiverWalk Resort opened in June 2016 with 79 suites and many luxury amenities that you won’t find anywhere else in Lincoln. Phase two of the resort will see additional units built with a conference center for a total of 170 units in the coming years.
The RiverWalk Resort is much quieter than the city making it the perfect place to put down roots if you love the quiet beauty of nature. With two state-of-the-art swimming pools, hot tubs, and more, you don’t even have to leave the resort to have fun. The fitness room has all the bells and whistles as your favorite boutique gym at home to keep you fit and healthy all summer long.
The RiverWalk Resort offers two floors of pet-friendly units so you can bring Fido on your vacation. Wake up early and enjoy a walk with your pup on one of the many nature trails just outside the resort entrance along the Pemigewasset River. Afterward, make your favorite cup of coffee in your own kitchen and sip it quietly on your private balcony overlooking Loon Mountain. Life doesn’t get much better than that!
The RiverWalk Resort is centrally located on Main Street in Lincoln surrounded by great restaurants, cafes, breweries, and entertainment. Inside the lobby of the resort, you’ll find the Solstice North Day Spa where you can treat yourself from head to toe. After a relaxing day at the spa, head over to Seven Birches Winery just down the hall for a wine tasting. Choose your favorite locally crafted wines and pair them with a cheese or chocolate board. Don’t feel like cooking? Enjoy a plate full of pasta at La Vista Italian Restaurant.
Benefits of Seasonal Ownership
All of the luxury condos at the RiverWalk Resort are available for deeded ownership and can be purchased in whole, summer seasonal, or fractional ownership opportunities. Summer is one of the best times of the year to be in the White Mountains. With plenty of pet-friendly seasonal ownership opportunities available, you can spend May through November in Lincoln and even bring Fido. Fractional ownership includes 8-9 weeks of ownership within a calendar year.
Fully furnished studios, one and two-bedroom units are available. With ownership at the RiverWalk Resort, you get deeded ownership of your unit. Unlike other condos or vacation homes, you don’t have to worry about buying furniture, paying for insurance, or fixing the bathroom sink if it breaks. The RiverWalk handles all the maintenance and updates as needed. Plus, you get full access to all the amazing amenities that the resort has to offer with additional bonuses like the Owner’s club and much more.
Buying a vacation or second home can be an expensive investment, but seasonal ownership at the RiverWalk is more affordable than you think. If you don’t have the luxury to spend every day at your unit, you can join the rental program at the RiverWalk Resort, which allows you to rent your unit to guests.
With high-speed wireless internet access throughout the resort, working remotely is easy at the RiverWalk Resort. Some units even have offices! Or you can always answer emails while sipping a glass of wine on your private balcony looking out at the Pemi. If you ever need anything, the friendly and knowledgeable staff is always willing to lend you a hand or provide you their personal recommendations on the best restaurants in town.
Seasonal ownership at the RiverWalk Resort is a great investment that can be enjoyed for generations to come. These units are currently available as part of the summer residence club. The friendly and professional licensed real estate team will help you find the perfect unit for your unique needs and desires.
This blog post is part of “The RiverWalk Guide to Ownership” blog series.
Summer in the White Mountains
There is no place like the White Mountains during the summertime. Whether you’re escaping the concrete jungle or the hot Florida sun, you’ll love the fresh mountain air at the RiverWalk Resort. Seasonal ownership at the RiverWalk Resort is more affordable than you think and you’ll have all the modern amenities that you expect at the best luxury hotels at your very own vacation home in the mountains.