The Mountain Club on Loon
What We Love
- A four-season retreat in the White Mountains, with breakfast, dinner and a suite optionHaving both breakfast and dinner on the house
- Scouting for moose on a tour through the wilderness
- Going zip lining in the treetops – regardless of the time of year
- Playing basketball or squash at the health club
What To Know
- Super easy access to Loon Mountain (it's actually the only ski-in/out hotel in New Hampshire)
- Free – but very slow – WiFi
- Free on-site parking so you don't have to lug skis or snowboards too far
Looking for somewhere convenient to stay on your White Mountains escape? Join the club. Mountain Club on Loon Resort & Spa, to be specific, which boasts a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, in addition to a great location. Whether it’s a comfortable room, a relaxing spa treatment or a filling meal that you seek, this family-friendly Northeastern stay has just what you need when you’re off the slopes or trails.
Neither of which is too far. Outdoor adventure is abundant in this part of New Hampshire, from seasonal moose-scouting tours to year-round zip lining. These are both driving distance, but other activities are even closer; Mountain Club is the only ski-out hotel in all of New Hampshire, with gondola rides available in summer, too. And complementing the property’s health club are a tubing run and climbing wall, right outside your door.
Rooms and suites
Your abode is a comfortable base in between your excursions into the outdoors, complete with a cable TV with movie channels. Suites are larger than the King Club rooms and include a separate bedroom and living area (which has its own queen, pull-down bed, plus a double pull-down bed), as well as two full bathrooms, a dining area, balcony and well-equipped kitchen.
Start your day with a mountain buffet breakfast at Breakfast at Seasons, then enjoy ski-lodge fare at Black Diamond Pub, or a poolside cocktail in the warm weather. A kids’ menu is available, and there are apres-ski wine and cocktail specials for grown-ups in in winter. Private dining can be arranged for larger groups.
Viaggio Spa and Wellness Center is inspired by Europe and offers massages, facials and body therapies, as well as manis, pedis and other salon services. The presence of a well-appointed health club means that you can enjoy a brisk game of squash or racquetball, or a few laps in the pool, as well.
New Hampshire’s White Mountains are known for their skiing, hiking and biking terrain, which is just what you’ll like about staying at Mountain Club on Loon. As the only ski-out hotel in New Hampshire, the resort puts you right next to the gondolas, which continue running for scenic rides in summertime. There’s also a tubing course, plus a climbing wall; options in the larger region include zip lining in the treetops and going on a moose tour through the woods. Regional-theater shows and dinner-train outings can also be arranged.
How to Get There
I’m dissapointed to see that the price of the gym membership keeps going up, but not much has changed in the facility in the 20+ years I’ve been up there on and off.
There are a few more amenities-a massage room, a nail salon (which rarely seem to be in use.) They work out facilities are still small, the locker room, tired. But not much to warrant such an exorbitant membership price. Especially for people who are actual residents, not condo owners. No break for the locals, given all the blackout dates? And who wants to go up there during MA February vacation. But I digress.
My biggest concern is the lack of immediate handicap accessibility. There isn’t a lift or an elevator in the facility. To this I mentioned to someone who works at the mountain and frequents the gym. He chuckled and was relieved that it was built before the ADA has any say. They dodged a bullet as far as being inconvenienced or spending major money to renovate.
My other major concern is the lack of a family changing facility. There are rooms off to the left and right of the locker rooms, that are seemly never occupied. Why not turn those into a family changing room. It would benefit older people/children with special needs who may need assistance, as well as children who are too young to go into their gender apropriate locker room alone. I’m sure the adult men and women changing, would also like some privacy.
All in all, some major renovations need to be made. Better to spend a little money now than a lot later when faced with a lawsuit. I would prefer and update in the facility, than the frivolities.
Just returned from a great midweek stay here. Thoroughly enjoyed amenities, hospitality and vibe of the Mountain Club. Nothing tops the convenience of having on-site restaurant, indoor pool, arcade (and ski gondola just yards from the hotel). We will be back again soon - perhaps this summer to use zip line, ropes course, etc. Thanks to the fabulous front desk staff for being so helpful and gracious!
We just stayed at the Mountain Club on Loon for an overnight ski trip to Loon. All things considered the price was great. The best part is how close you are to the mountain, we put our gear on in the parking garage and walked about 80 feet in a hallway and we were right out on the mountain (the next morning we used a locker). You can get normal lift tickets at the front desk, and it was very convenient. The room wasn't anything special, but clean and comfortable. The people at the hotel were friendly and helpful. I'm sure we'll be back. Please keep in mind you can't access the ski locker after you check out, this did cost us an additional trip to the front desk (up and down a few elevators).
I booked the Mountain Club on Loon because of the proximity to the Loon Mountain ski resort. It was perfect in terms of location, as we could ski from the door of the hotel to the ski lifts. My kids also loved the pool, and the outdoor hot tub was a real treat after a day of skiing as was the gym and spa. The room was really nice, too, and the kitchen though small had everything we needed for the lunches we made ourselves. On our last day my son hurt his leg too badly to ski with us so he sat by the fireplace in the lobby and read. I am so grateful to the staff who were quite attentive to him. We would definitely go back!
Really pleased with our Loon Mountain Club weekend stay experience! Had 2 adjoining rooms one being suite with kitchen setup conveniently located close to slope side exit, a comfy lounge area, the black diamond restaurant bar, and the pool/spa. Made everything so convenient and easy. Rooms were clean and spacious and had mountainside views which were great entertainment. Staff was very friendly. Able to buy lift tix at desk. Great live acoustic music in bar apres ski. Good pub food. Kids enjoyed pool and hot tub and one daughter had an excellent massage with $50 voucher given to us. Also had breakfast vouchers which was great...good spread of food. Super easy ski in ski out. Would highly recommend!