Royalty Inn still has some availability for the three day MLK Weekend!

January 9, 2018

We still have some availability at the inn for the upcoming long MLK holiday weekend.  But hurry, as rooms will go fast with the beautiful winter wonderland that we have on tap for all of you who like to play in the snow.

Whether you love to ski, snowmobile, snowshoe, ride snow tubes or fat tire bikes, winter hike or like dog sledding, it’s all available.  Trail conditions are exceptional! And since temperatures have finally warmed, we can all enjoy comfortable weather conditions to play in throughout the weekend.

To make things even better, the Royalty Inn is offering special January rates even during the holiday weekend! Room rates start at just $97 per night on the Royalty Inn website. Room rates include unlimited use of the Royalty Athletic Club with its indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. Discounted lift ticket to Wildcat, Attitash, and Bretton Woods are available along with FREE cross country & snow tube passes for Great Glen Trails. For more details, call (603) 466-3312 or CLICK HERE to make a reservation. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

Royalty Inn Offers January Savings and Booking Advice

January 3, 2018

The Royalty Inn, located in Gorham NH, has announced some attractive January specials and booking advice which can save you time and money. Since the Royalty Inn is conveniently located near by many winter attractions and ski resorts, January is a great time to visit!

Nightly room rates have been slashed! Sunday through Thursday nights now start at just $87 and Friday & Saturday night begin at $97. Additionally, all Royalty Reward members can earn double points on all hotel room purchases throughout the month. Not Royalty Rewards member?  Join by clicking here. Once you join, you will receive an addition $50 off coupon to use later in the season.

Royalty Inn guests also have access to FREE Cross Country skiing & tubing at Great Glen Trails plus discounted lift tickets for Wildcat, Attitash, and Bretton Woods, saving you even more money. Simply ask for them at the Front Desk after checking in.

Here are a few additional travel tips that will can also save you money. First, many travelers mistakenly think that by booking on-line through a third party on-line booking agent will save money. In fact, smaller independent hotels like the Royalty Inn will likely match any legitimate rate found on-line. That way we avoid having to pay out expensive commissions. If you do enjoy the convenience and ease of shopping on-line, always check the hotel’s own website. In the case of the Royalty Inn, the least expensive rate advertised anywhere is on royaltyinn.com.

In addition to savings, working directly with the hotel is much more personable. Questions can accurately be answered and you will be assured of getting what you need.

Working directly with the hotel also gives you more flexibility. For example, if you need to change dates or need to cancel for any reason, it is much simpler than having the hassle of dealing with a third party on-line travel agent who may have cancellation fees or other stringent requirements.Royalty Inn Gorham NH

Don’t forget, all room rates at the Royalty Inn include access to the Royalty Athletic Club. The Club offers guests a Sauna, Jacuzzi, large indoor swimming pool, two racquet ball courts, weight training room and a cardio room full of bikes, treadmills and step climbing machines. The nicest facility of its kind in the area means more added value for you. Welcome to the Royalty inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

 

 

Snow Sports Enthusiasts Rejoice! More snow in the Mountains

December 26, 2017

Just in time for the Christmas & New Year’s holiday week, the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Western Mountains of Maine have been blessed with an additional 10 inches of fresh natural snow. This new snow is in addition to the 24 inches of snow already received during the month of December. Wildcat Mountain reports that this storm combined with the previous two storms has  created a lovely mid-winter wonderland and has 95% of its terrain open!

Thanks to the recent storm, Great Glen Trails now has 100% of their cross country ski trails open and report a total of 49 inches of snow this December. Also, the local snowmobile trails are in the best shape that they have been in years for this time of year!  Northeast Snowmobile Rentals awaits to set you up for a memorable adventure on the trails.

It’s time to get out and play in the snow! The Royalty Inn is your perfect home base for your winter adventure. Royalty guests have access to discounted lift tickets at Wildcat, Attitash and Bretton Woods or you can choose ski & stay packages for these resorts. The Royalty Inn also has FREE trail passes and FREE tubing passes for Great Glen Trails. Simply ask for the coupon at the front desk when checking in. We are also conveniently located only one block from a snowmobile trail for easy access to the trails from our own parking lot.

Best of all, after enjoying your outdoor adventure, you can return to the Inn to enjoy the Royalty Athletic Club with our indoor pool, hot sauna and relaxing Jacuzzi. It’s all here for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

Snowmobile Season is Underway!

December 19, 2017

The wait is over, winter is here and it is time to ride! Thanks to cold temperatures and over 20 inches of new snow during the past week, the trails in the Gorham, NH are open and in great shape. Overall, we are experiencing an incredible early season start to snowmobile season. With more snow in the forecast, we should be in very good shape for the Christmas holiday week as well.

For up-to-the minute trail conditions in our region, click here. These trail reports are updated on a regular basis by the Presidential Range Riders, our local club which also maintains and grooms the trails.

The Royalty Inn is your perfect White Mountains and Great North Woods  snowmobiling hotel. We have a large parking area with ample space for trailers.  And we are an official snowmobile registration agent offering the convenience of on-site registration. The Royalty Inn is located just one block from Gorham’s nearest snowmobile trail with direct trail access without having to trailer your sleds.

With unlimited access to our athletic club, indoor pool, sauna & Jacuzzi at no additional charge, your Royalty Inn winter experience promises to be awesome. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

12 to 16 Inches of New Snow – Let the Winter Fun Begin!

December 13, 2017

The snow stake at our Randolph Hill home measured just over 15 inches this morning! Snow totals from around our region are being reported from 12 inches to as much as 16 inches, which was reported at Wildcat Mountain at storm’s end early this morning. Although we have received a few smaller storms, this is the first major snow storm for the 2017 / 2018 winter season.

Excellent timing as the opening day for New Hampshire’s snowmobile season begins this Friday, December 15th. This snow had some good moisture content which will be ideal for establishing a base on the snowmobile trails and cross-country ski trails. In fact, nearby Great Glen Trails will be opening its cross-country trails this Friday with 13 inches of new snow. The Mt. Washington Auto Road Snow Coach will also begin its winter season this Friday.  Both plan daily operations from Friday throughout the winter season weather permitting.

Nearby ski resorts Sunday River, Wildcat Mountain and Bretton Woods had their trails replenished with this snow and are reporting mid-winter powder and packed powder conditions. Snowmaking continues around the clock with new terrain opening daily. Natural snow, manmade snow, and cold temps all make it worth while to make your trip north.

So, it’s time to make plans to enjoy all of this snow! We have rooms available each December weekend ahead and we offer hotel guests free tubing & cross-country skiing at Great Glen Trails. Plus we have discounted Snow Coach tours for our guests as well. Simply ask our front desk clerk for them when checking in. We look forward to being your host for your winter adventures in the White Mountains. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

Harvest a Wild Christmas Tree in the White Mountain National Forest

December 5, 2017

Searching for and cutting down your family Christmas tree is a long-standing New England tradition, creating memories that last a lifetime. Have you considered a trip to the White Mountain National Forest for this annual adventure?

The U.S. Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest-Androscoggin Ranger District will sell Christmas tree cutting permits through December 24. The permits are $5 each with a limit of one per family. Permits can be purchased with cash or personal check made payable to the “U.S. Forest Service” at the Androscoggin Ranger District Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is located at 300 Glen Rd. (Rte. 16), Gorham, NH 03581.

My wife, Lisa & I plan to choose and cut down a fresh cultivated tree this coming weekend at Oleson’s Christmas Tree Farm in Jefferson NH.  Located just 12 miles from the Royalty Inn on Rt 2, the trees are beautifully trimmed for those of us who prefer traditional Christmas trees with hundreds of different sizes and shapes from which to choose.

Happy tree hunting and welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

Royalty Inn unveils the 2018 Ski & Stay Packages

November 29, 2017

The ski season is now well underway in Northern New Hampshire and Maine. Bretton Woods, Sunday River, and Wildcat Mountain are now operating daily. With cold temperatures, snowmaking is operating around the clock with base depths increasing and trail counts growing. Attitash will be opening Saturday December 9th. The Royalty Inn is conveniently located to these resorts and is again offering affordable Ski & Stay packages.

Most popular is the Royalty Inn Wildcat/Attitash package. Beginning at $99 per person non-holiday mid-week based on double occupancy, one receives an all-day ticket, one night of accommodations and use of the Royalty Athletic Club, indoor pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi. For the second year, the Royalty Inn is offering a Ski & Stay package at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire’s largest ski resort. These packages begin at $104 per person non-holiday mid-week based on double occupancy and include the same amenities. Holiday Ski & Stay packages begin during the week of December 26th and non-holiday mid-week packages begin on Tuesday, January 2nd. Until then, these ski areas are offering discounted early season lift ticket prices until more terrain opens up. For all package details, CLICK HERE.

The Royalty Inn is also close to other winter attractions including Great Glen Trails which offers terrific cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, & tubing. With natural snow already on the ground and more snow in the forecast, Great Glen cross-country trails are soon to open. The Royalty Inn offers coupons for both free tubing and trail access to their ski trails. Simply ask for the coupon upon check-in.

There is nothing more soothing after a long day on the mountain or touring the woods than returning to the Royalty Athletic Club’s heated indoor pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

 

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

 

Thanksgiving Weekend Alpine Ski Roundup

November 21, 2017
Ski season is now underway with snowmaking operations providing skiers and riders with some excellent conditions for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. As snowmaking continues later in the week, we expect trail counts at our local resorts to expand daily. Below is the latest conditions at our partner ski mountains. We invite you to come experience some early season skiing. Welcome to the Royalty inn!
Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

WILDCAT MOUNTAIN

Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of daily operations for the season. Starting this Thursday, Wildcat will be open daily until the end of ski season. Starting Friday, Wildcat will offer private ski/snowboard lessons throughout the weekend. The nursery will also be open on a limited basis so make sure you call to book in advance. Additionally, the newly-stocked rental shop will open for the season on Friday.

Snowmaking has been online since about 4 p.m. on Sunday on Middle and Lower Polecat in an effort to get that open top-to-bottom as soon as possible. Unfortunately they will have to shut down for a short time as temperatures will be rising above optimal snowmaking range, but Wildcat will be right back at it the minute Mother Nature allows. The goal is to expand terrain for the holiday weekend.

Make sure you stay tuned to the snow report for updates on snowmaking progress. Once Polecat is finished, the plan is to move to Upper Catapult, and then they will hit Upper Lynx for a refresher.

SUNDAY RIVER

The Barker Express is open! Both the Locke Triple and Barker Express are spinning. Cascades is open but ungroomed (expert skiers and riders only).

A clear cool night with perfect temperatures was just what the Sunday River snowmaking team needed last night and it is exactly what they got. Over 150 guns were on full blast all night, covering Monday Morning, Road Runner, Barker Basin, Lazy River, Broadway, Easy Street, Wonderland, and Sundance.

Come Wednesday morning, Sunday River plans to have the South Ridge Express running with beginner terrain on Broadway and Sundance. The Locke Triple and Barker Express open at 9AM with skiing and riding on Sunday Punch, Jungle Road Ecstasy and Right Stuff with the possibility of Cascades post Patrol checks. T2 is closed to the public for race training and Cascades remains ungroomed.

Check out the Thanksgiving weekend event lineup. There will be all kinds of action going on both on and off the slopes this holiday weekend.

 

BRETTON WOODS

Bretton Woods has over 70 acres of open terrain, the most in NH currently. The Bethlehem, Zephyr, and Learning Center Quads will all start spinning at 9am sharp. You’ll be carving down 7 open trails with machine groomed conditions. Bretton Woods received 2” of fresh snow overnight and the snow making will be quiet today after a busy night. Early season ticket rates are just $39 for adults, teens and juniors, and Seniors pay just $25. The Learning Center Lift will be complimentary through Thursday, November 23rd. The Season Pass office is open all week from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. The rental shop will be open from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.

Wednesday’s weather looks to be similar to today but clearing after midnight to usher in a cold and sunny Thanksgiving day.

Join Bretton Woods for Homecoming this Weekend November 24th-26th. This Friday night is the 24th annual screening of Warren Miller’s 68th annual feature film and Saturday’s Annual Homecoming Brew Fest is a great way to kick off the season with live music, food, and fun.

 

 

 

Christmastime Weekends at Santa’s Village begin this Weekend!

November 15, 2017

Our Christmas tree is up, the hotel lobby is decorated, the gift bags are stuffed and we are ready for the start of Christmastime at Santa’s Village. Oh what fun!

For the next five weekends, the Royalty Inn will play host to hundreds of children with their parents who make the annual pilgrimage north to visit Santa and his helpers at Santa’s Village in nearby Jefferson, NH.  Crisp air,  soon-to-be snow-covered trees,  holiday decorations, fun rides, hot chocolate and a personal visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus all add up to a wonderful and memorable family experience that should not be missed!

The Royalty Inn is offering complete packages for both one and two nights which include lodging, Santa’s Village tickets and unlimited use of the Royalty Athletic Club’s indoor pool & Jacuzzi. The first three weekends are the most popular and Santa’s Village is even open for three days over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. For added savings, the weekends of December 9th & 16th are available at a 10% discount. Click here for all of the package details.

Whichever package you choose or date you pick, your family will thank you for the treat you provided during your Christmastime Royalty Inn/Santa’s Village visit. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

 

Royalty Inn Welcomes Hunters

November 6, 2017

The Royalty Inn is conveniently located between the White Mountains region and the Great North Woods. Both regions contain vast wilderness areas and a wide variety of wildlife which we can pursue during our lengthy fall hunting seasons. And, we enthusiastically welcome hunters to stay at our inn!

As we get deeper into the fall season, more hunting opportunities become available. Currently, we are into rifle season for bear, musket season for deer and bear, plus small game and bird season for shotgun enthusiasts.  On Wednesday, November 8th, rifle season for deer begins and continues to December 3rd.

Regardless of what game you pursue, just remember after a long and rewarding day in the woods, Royalty Inn guests can rejuvenate with a refreshing swim in our indoor pool, a warm-up in our sauna and a long soothing soak in our Jacuzzi. Welcome hunters, to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn