50 years ago my in-laws got married!

And what better way to celebrate that than with your extended family! To mark this milestone we decided to celebrate with a family gathering at the Mountain View Grand Resort located in Whitefield, New Hampshire. The resort is BEAUTIFUL to say the least. It certainly has an old mountain resort charm, yet it has many modern amenities and a ton to do for families. There is an indoor pool, a game room (board games upstairs and games like air hockey downstairs), an activity center with ping pong, indoor bowling, etc. and also a small movie theatre! In addition there is a disc golf course and a small farm complete with chickens, sheep, roosters, and more! If you are looking for somewhere beautiful to go for both the adults and children in your family, I highly suggest checking out this resort. You can find more information about it here.

We also had the chance to visit Santa's Village in Jefferson, NH. The park is often staffed by older adults (and young ones, too!) who are so enthusiastic and fun to interact with. Their positive energy really adds to the experience!

We found both experiences to be a perfect fit for our family. If you have children who are always on the go and need things to do at a hotel - the Mountain View Grand is perfect. And likewise, if you are interested in taking your child to a "theme park" but you are worried they may be too overstimulated or it may be too loud in that type of atmosphere, Santa's Village is also a great spot. Check out my photos below, we can't wait to go back!

The exterior of the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, NH is stunning!
The Mountain View Grand Resort has a small farm on site!
The farm at the Mountain View Grand has all types of animals including alpaca.
The resort also features an activity center with all kinds of games to play, which came in handy on a cold day.
The activity center at the Mountain View Grand resort was perfect for kids and families.
We had dinner at the tavern at the Mountain View Grand.  They had a private room which was perfect!
Santa's Village in Jefferson, NH has a lot of great photo ops like this one in Santa's sleigh.
You can have your photo taken with Santa at Santa's Village in Jefferson, NH.
The bumper cars at Santa's Village are fun for the old and young alike!
You can decorate your own cookies at Santa's Village in Jefferson, NH.
There are many fun rides at Santa's Village including the Chimney drop!
Another great photo op at Santa's Village is on an oversized snowman!
You can feed reindeer at Santa's Village, they will eat right out of your hand!