More than 80,000 families visit Story Land annually, and there certainly is no shortage of places to stay in our glorious valley; so many choices, yet so little time and patience to research them all to find the best solution for your family. We’ll make it easy for you! Here are our top 5 reasons why your family should stay at the Christmas Farm Inn on your next Story Land adventure:
1– Give mom a break.
Being a Mom is amazing! But it is also a lot of hard work and never-ending chores. A Story Land vacation with us can also be fun for Moms, just let us help her out! With a full breakfast every morning, a great restaurant on site, plus an indoor and seasonal outdoor pool, there is plenty to do for kids and moments of relaxation for Moms. Best of all, no cleaning/ stripping beds/ tidying on the day of your departure, instead maybe a last swim, stroll on the local trails or quiet cup of coffee.
2– Skip the traffic!
It is late afternoon and you thought it wise to leave an hour before Story Land closes to avoid traffic only to find out that half the park had the same idea. You line up and turn on your left blinker, North Conway bound. And then you wait. And wait… The traffic light down the road creates a Story Land bottleneck every day as parents are battling the busy lane in the opposite direction whilst trying to also secure a space in the chocked-up waiting lane…I can feel the anxiety just writing this! And THEN you hit the first set of lights in North Conway.
Meanwhile, the Jackson bound parents also have to line up in the parking lot, but with their right blinker on…which means entering the traffic flow with no lights and no traffic, just an easy 3 minutes up the road. Honestly, it is that close and that easy. Home in 3 minutes. Done. Once over the Jackson covered bridge, let the charm and quiet of Jackson village soothe your buzzing ears and wired nerves.
3– Walk to one of the best waterfalls.
Yes, walk, no need to take the car. Whether at the start or end of the day, your kids will love it there. Jackson Falls is a mere 5-minute walk away from the Inn and do keep an eye out for moose and beavers at the pond along the way. This waterfall is perfect for simply cooling hot, swollen feet, going for a swim in one of the many natural pools or climbing on the rocks. Stunning vistas and a refreshing date with nature; don’t miss it!
4– Have dinner when YOU want to!
No more hour-long waits in the parking lot, no more staring at buzzers, no more listening to the whining of ‘starving’ children; with a little planning in the morning your dinner table could be waiting for you with filled water glasses, paper and crayons ready and the a/c on full blast. Simply book your table ahead of time (ideally after breakfast before heading out) and enjoy a civilized family dinner on your terms.
5– For the ooohs and ahhhs in life!
We are a historic, quaint country Inn, but we are also so much more! Kids can let off steam in our indoor or outdoor pool or on the playground. Get a s’mores kit at the front desk and head to the firepit for some star-gazing. Your kids will always remember these fun nights under the stars.
For more ahhhs, the pools are an easy agenda item for the lone parent who selflessly lets their partner enjoy a treatment in our Aveda Spa!
Enjoy your summer, folks!
Your Innkeeper, Sandra