Red Jacket Mountain View Resort Review and Giveaway


Last weekend the Red Jacket Inn Mountain View Resort hosted the ViolaCay family! The kids were um, excited to say the least.

And natch, we made a video…

The Red Jacket Mountain View Resort is in North Conway, New Hampshire. The White Mountains are beautiful, there is outlet shopping , and of course Storyland is there.

For the last couple of years we’ve gone to Storyland and looked up the hill longingly at the pretty hotel that sat way up there. The kids knew there was a water park up there too. But alas they had been too little to go. Fans of the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, and there are many, will tell you it’s quaint. Critics will tell you it’s a little dated. It’s both really. It’s quaintness shined through and it’s datedness fell to the background for me. Yes it’s true, there are lots of stairs and there are LONG hallways with lots of doors. But, that didn’t phase me much. I just loved it. What, or who rather, really shines at the Red Jacket Resort is the people.

From the general manager checking in on us all the way through to the cleaning staff. Just good people.

  • As soon as we got to our room we could see that we needed a rollaway or another mattress or something for child #3 up in the loft. The kids wanted to go to the water park like, RIGHT NOW. My husband called down and they said they’d take care of it. When we returned there was a mattress in between the beds, all made, with his blankie and stuffed Nemo perched on the pillow.
  • The front desk gal Teresa who assured my daughter that “Of course the tooth fairy comes to the Red Jacket, honey” after her brother knocked her tooth out in the water park (Daddy saved the tooth)!
  • The poor boy at the water park desk who couldn’t find a bandaid right away for me. He was clearly the maintenance guy that I had caught off guard while the regular desk person had stepped away. I made him blush when I said I could just a hold one of those tampons on the boy’s skinned knee as I pointed to the other supplies on the shelf. :-) He rushed away quickly to the supply closet to get more band aids.
  • The very patient staffer who lead a group of kids in a craft on a rainy day as they waited anxiously for the water park to open!
  • The waitstaff at breakfast who took care of us, and took our boy’s allergies seriously. Getting a chef to come out and take Theo’s breakfast order personally and then went to make it herself. Toast and sliced apples made to order :-)

We loved our stay and hope that you do too! Yes, that’s right one of you lucky ducks is going to win a 2 night stay at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort! Woooo hooooo!

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Kahuna Laguna Viola Cay Family Vacation Giveaway!

Includes: Two-night stay for a family of four at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire and passes to Kahuna Laguna Indoor Water Park. Restrictions:  Not available on holidays, holiday weekends or school vacation weeks. Valid through October 2015. Other terms may apply.

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Please visit my lovely cohosts at
Diane at Dollops of Diane
Kim at Family Friendly Boston
Jodi at Family Travel Magazine


Disclosure: This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in a program with Red Jacket Resorts. I was given a complimentary stay at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Tracey C /

    Awesome giveaway! For us we always like to have a separate room for either us or our son to sleep in. We all get a good night sleep and are ready for the next day’s adventure. Also, wine. Wine is a traveling with kids necessity.

  2. I love your video and what you’ve written. This is someplace I would definitely love to take our kids!!!!

  3. kelly tupick /

    A good piece of advice for family travel is to make sure everyone has extra clothing and shoes packed. You never know what may happen while you are away from home. It always a good idea to make sure everyone has comfortable shoes for walking.

  4. Ida Mae /

    Extra shoes! flip flops, sneakers, crocs, anything! You never know what’s gonna happen out there!

  5. Becca Lane /

    Sounds like it’s right up my alley!!

  6. Rachel Anderson /

    Bring snacks and be prepared for anything!

  7. Nichelle Delgado /

    My piece of advice for family travel is to stay calm and have a good time!! Thanks so very much for this wonderful change to go to the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort and Kahuna Laguna!! I have always wanted to go!!!!

  8. Robin (Masshole Mommy) /

    Snacks. Even when you think you’ve packed enough – pack more.

  9. My advice: just relax. Take it as it comes. Let the rules slide a bit and have fun!

  10. Rachel Sarvey /

    Love special time with my kids! then love wine when it is over!

  11. My number one piece of advice for family travel is to set the expectations low. Something might go wrong or you forget something, etc. No expectations and we come out having a GREAT time.

  12. Kara G /

    Always bring busy work! For the car, restaurants, any time when the kids will have to wait more than 10 minutes and fighting/whining/teasing/poking threatens to erupt. We travel with a “Busy Bag” full of coloring books, short stories/poems, connect the dots, look and find books, even small games (like Spot It) and puzzles. Whatever the kids are into!

  13. So here’s the thing… I’ve driven by this place before and thought, “This place is just one of many”. After reading your comments, watching your video, I’m seeing it in a whole new light. The Red Jacket Mountain View Resort is lucky to have you.

  14. Colleen /

    Wow…It looks wonderful here…I would love to take my grandchildren..Ages 11 & 7…they would have the best time..It looks very expensive though…
    Advise to all…Enjoy today, as you don’t know what tomorrow may bring..

  15. Meghan /

    My number one piece of travel advice is to go at the pace of your family members, don’t feel like you need to pack everything in. Enjoy what you can do, forget about what you didn’t get to do, and don’t compare your trip to any other family’s trip.

  16. Congratulations to Becky W!!!!

    Sharon, I have a feeling I’ll win the giveaway for a trip to Bermuda. :-) So please be sure to work on that. ;-)


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