over the river and through the woods
Atkinson, NH (Vocus) November 10, 2010
If “over the river and through the woods” brings to mind thoughts of the New England countryside, then it’s not hard to imagine those rolling fields covered with snow. Once the holidays are over and snow blankets the fields south of the White Mountains, it will be time for winter getaways. And Atkinson Resort & Country Club, just an hour north of Boston and easily accessible via I-95 and I-495 becomes an enticing and largely undiscovered blend of warm hospitality and world class amenities.
The Ski & Stay Golfaway Package, starting at $199* (second night at $75*) includes overnight accommodations in the oversized Fieldstone Suites, breakfast voucher for the Cartside Café, cross-country skiing (equipment available on-site) or snow-shoeing (for those who bring their own equipment), a one-hour lesson for two guests at the resort’s state of the art Willowcreek Golf Academy and an 18-hole round of golf for two people on the resort’s virtual golf simulators in the gameroom adjacent to Merrill’s Tavern. Complimentary appetizer included.
In addition to its 400-acre grounds for winter recreation, the resort has a special welcome for guests anxious to keep up or improve on their golf – which makes the Ski, Stay, Golfaway package unique. The Willowcreek Golf Academy at Atkinson Resort & Country Club is dedicated to the education and advancement of golfers of all skill levels and abilities through golf lessons and access to dedicated practice areas. Its state of the art analysis and coaching tools (including the Trackman radar-based system that measures club delivery and ball flight trajectory and V1 Pro Golf video swing analysis) are used by the resort’s PGA professionals for lessons, clinics and club-fitting. Plus, the resort’s heated hitting bays and driving range afford golfers opportunities for live-action practice, year-round.
A stay at Atkinson Resort & Country Club is like a visit to a friend’s country estate, in terms of the comfort, friendly welcome, and privacy it brings. The sixteen beautifully decorated, oversized Fieldstone Suites offer the latest amenities and beautiful views of the resort’s meticulously landscaped grounds. Each Fieldstone Suite is equipped with a whirlpool tub, mini-refrigerator, coffee-maker and microwave oven, color/cable TV and free Internet access.
Dining options at the resort include The Stagecoach Grille, known for its traditional favorites from the wood-fired grill, including premium cuts of steak, fresh seafood and chicken; and
Merrill's Tavern is the perfect place to kick back after a day on the cross-country trails and enjoy delicious food and favorite beverages. The comfortable atmosphere is a great place to take in a sporting event on one of the widescreen HD televisions. Adjacent to Merrill’s Tavern the gameroom offers darts, billiards and a selection of 30 of the world’s best courses in the four virtual golf bays. The Stagecoach Grille also provides room service to the Suites. In the 1800s, New Englanders traveling from Boston to New Hampshire and points north via the famed Concord Coach made in New Hampshire would find themselves traveling through Atkinson. Many travelers stopped and stayed at John Merrill's Inn and Tavern here and the spirit of hospitality remains at The Atkinson Resort & Country Club in the form of the Stagecoach Grille and Merrill’s Tavern. The Ski, Stay Golfaway package includes vouchers for breakfast in the Cartside Café that provides the convenience and prompt service of a local breakfast diner, with the addition of expansive views of the sparkling golf course. In addition to lighter fare such as bagels and muffins, the café features hearty plates including pancakes, French toast and omelets
The resort seasonal packages year round take advantage of its state of the art golf training facility and two golf courses (championship links course and its PGA Family-designated Par 3 9-hole course. Group rates complement the resort’s extensive facilities for executive retreats, weddings and other special events. For information and reservations, call Guest Services at 603-362-8700. Or visit http://www.atkinsonresort.com.
*Not including tax or gratuity. Based on space availability.