Bartlett: for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Bartlett is the next town north of North Conway. Many of our guests choose to stay in Bartlett for its privacy and proximity to several ski areas. Covering over 75 square miles, Bartlett is such a large town that it’s divided into the areas of Intervale, Glen, and Bartlett Village.
On its north-western side, Bartlett is just south of Crawford Notch, an incredible scenic area with excellent hiking, including several trails that climb Mt. Washington. The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center can provide trail recommendations and the latest weather conditions. The COG railway base station is in Crawford Notch if you prefer to take the train to the summit, with trains departing throughout the day during the Spring, Summer and Fall.
Intervale: Closest to North Conway
The Intervale section of Bartlett starts at the Intervale Scenic Vista about 2 miles north of North Conway village and extends to the junction of Routes 16 and 302 (where you will find Storyland just around the corner). There are several condo associations in Intervale with access to the Saco River. Our guests also love the homes of Villagio Bianco, chalets with beautiful mountain views which were imported in pieces from Scandinavia and assembled where they sit. If you want to be close to Storyland and skiing while also being close to the shops and restaurants of North Conway village, Intervale is a great choice.
Glen: The Home of Storyland
Glen is where you find Storyland, the world-renowned, storybook-themed park that is a rite of passage for kids throughout New England (and for those who come from further afield to visit it). With rides for all ages, from toddlers to teens, Storyland is fun for the whole family. In Glen, you’ll see lots of Swiss-style chalets, mostly vacation homes, of which we have several you can rent! The Linderhof Golf Course is open to the public. As a Par 3 golf course, it’s perfect for an afternoon of chipping and putting. In the evenings, there is often live music at the Red Parka Pub. There’s a small grocery store, Grant’s, a walk-in clinic and several other very good restaurants including the Sunrise Shack for breakfast and the highly-acclaimed White Mountain Cider Company.
Bartlett Village: Skiing, Snowmobiling, Hiking and Swimming
West of Glen is Bartlett Village, where there’s access to many of the local’s favorite swim spots on the Saco and hiking in the summer along with hundreds of miles of cross country ski and snowmobile trails in the winter. Attitash/Bear Peak has everything from a training hill to a terrain park all winter long. In warmer weather, there is an adventure park with a zipline and a coaster down the mountain. You can also take horseback riding lessons or just ride the lift to the top to enjoy the view.