In full disclosure, we were provided with some meals to enjoy the dining at Purity Spring Resort and Snowvillage Inn. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun. As usual all opinions are my own.
Eating out with your family in Mt Washington Valley isn’t hard to do. You can easily cook up a meal in the kitchen of your Nordic Village Resort condo, have a sandwich on the go in the Pine Cone Cafe, or sit down for a casual meal at Traditions or the Muddy Moose. Fine dining is also possible with many Mt Washington Valley restaurants such as Max’s Village at the Snowvillage Inn. Take a look below to read more about our dining in Mt Washington Valley, New Hampshire.
Mt Washington Valley Restaurants
Purity Spring Resort Dining Options
Pine Cone Cafe
The Pine Cone Cafe is situated between the King Pine ski ticket area and the ski equipment rental everywhere. You can purchase on the go options of cold and hot food. My boys had pizza one day and hot dogs the next. There is a large dining room available to guests where you can enjoy your meal while looking over the slopes. The ticket area also has seating and tables for eating there. You can see pictures of the available options in our Purity Spring Resort Facebook photo album.
Traditions Restaurant is the onsite restaurant for Purity Spring Resort. They are open for resort guests daily and to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays. Some King Pine Ski lodging packages include a meal plan where guests eat at Traditions restaurant. We enjoyed most of our meals here. During our breakfasts and dinners, buffets with plenty of options were available. A dry erase board lists the entree options. You can see some pictures of that below as well as in our Purity Spring Resort Facebook photo album. We found the dining rooms to be open and spacious, which was great considering my boys made multiple trips to the buffet at each meal and did so with no spills.
What impressed me most about Traditions Restaurant was the customer service. Most of the time our server was Diana. She was pleasant, always asking how we were doing, did we need anything, how were the boys enjoying skiing. In fact, it was at breakfast (after my first skiing lesson) that she explained why I might be having trouble skiing and she offered a solution. Her solution was perfect and encouraged me to give skiing another try.
At another meal, when my youngest, was a bit overtired from a day of skiing, and not sure what he wanted to eat, the wait staff offered us a kids’ menu so that he could order something other than the buffet options. He felt much better with a bowl full of pasta.
Breakfast Buffet Options
Hot chocolate with whip cream seems to be a breakfast tradition at Traditions. But no worries parents the servers always asked us first for permission before offering it to our boys, a little thing that I greatly appreciated.
- Scrambled eggs
- Croissant sandwiches
- Corned beef hash
- Cold cereals
- Cream of Wheat
- Breads & muffins
- Fresh fruit
Dinner Buffet Options
- Salad Bar
- 2 Beef choices most nights
- Fish entree
- Pasta entree
- 2 choices of green vegetables
Dessert Buffet Options
- Cherry gelatin
- Apple Crumb
- Banana Bread Pudding
- La Betes Noire ~ Flourless Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake (super yummy)
We enjoyed a fine dining meal at Max’s Restaurant. Max’s is a beautiful restaurant set in the Snowvillage Inn. Dinner begins nightly at 5:30 pm Tuesdays – Saturdays. Although we did arrive early, the boys and my husband entertained ourselves in the Inn’s open area with books and games while I enjoyed the warm fire.
As my boys played, I spoke with owner, Jenn I learned about the history of the Inn and how they are loved by their local community. Not only do they stock their regular’s favorites at the bars, but the artwork displayed throughout the restaurant is created by local artists. You can actually purchase artwork with your meal.
We were hosted on Local’s Night at the Snowvillage Inn which meant we had our choice of ordering from the night’s specials or the regular menu.
While there was a not a kids’ menu, one of my sons was able to order a regular plate of pasta which he enjoyed. I appreciated the gluten-free entree and dessert options. We started our meal with salads and an Artisan Cheese & Charcuterie Board. It was a little fancy for my boys’ taste but I did find it tasty. Between the salad and entree we were offered a Passion Fruit Sorbet to help us transition to our entrees. My youngest enjoyed it so much, he later ordered another for dessert.
For dinner, my husband and two sons had the chicken and rice dish. My 10 year old had the pasta dish and I dined on Haddock and Lobster, a gluten-free dinner option at the Snowvillage Inn.
Of course, you know we love dessert. With tempting dessert choices like flourless gluten-free chocolate cake and Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie a la mode, we just couldn’t resist. Yes, they were as delicious as they looked.
During our trip, after we checked out of Purity Spring Resort and prepared to head to Nordic Village Resort the weather did not cooperate too much. We did some outlet shopping, discovered a great chocolate store, and then went on a mission to find lunch. The Muddy Moose is a restaurant that several locals recommended and apparently wasn’t hard to find at all. It’s located on a main strip among all of Mt Washington’s Valley’s best attractions. Hungry, and intrigued by the name we pulled in curious to see what the Muddy Moose had to offer families.
Once in we enjoyed this casual, unique atmosphere. It was like stepping inside an outdoors men’s log cabin. The fire was warm and inviting. The decor and animals provided something fun to look at at every angle. The menu options sounded inviting and mouthwatering. The coloring pages for the kids had so many details it kept my boys coloring while waiting (which wasn’t very long at all.)
We all enjoyed that first lunch so much that we went back again. Yes, we could have cooked in our Nordic Village Resort kitchen, but we had a special birthday to celebrate and the Muddy Moose seemed like the perfect place to celebrate.
Vacationing with a family is always fun, but sometimes the eating out part can be stressful and challenging. With these above Mt Washington Valley restaurants you can enjoy a great meal and keep the family travel fun continuing.
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