What to do during Covid-19 at Cold Spring Resort

During your stay at Cold Spring Resort, we don’t want you to feel stuck here. The Lakes Region and White Mountain area that surrounds Cold Spring Resort still provides you the chance to see and experience all this area has to offer. Listed below are some of our favorite local activities with descriptions on how your safety is a priority. 



Walter’s Basin

Enjoy a meal outside on the lake, or choose to sit indoors. Limited tables and space available – consider calling ahead to reserve. Take-out is always a great option, too. 

For more information on their Covid-19 policies, visit them at www.waltersbasin.com, or give them a call at 603-968-4412


The Italian Farmhouse

The Italian Farmhouse dining room is now open, along with outdoor seating. In an effort to reduce crowd size, call ahead to be placed on a seating list.

For more information on their Covid-19 policies, visit them at www.thecman.com or give them a call at 603-536-4536.

*The Common Man family now requires that all guests wear a face mask or cloth face covering when entering and leaving our establishments and moving about inside.

Thai Smile

Consistently voted the best Thai food in New Hampshire – it’s worth trying out and they also make sushi in-house. For the time being, indoor seating isn’t allowed but take-out and delivery is nice and convenient. 

Call in your order or conveniently order online! www.thaismilenh.com or call them at 603-536-1788.


The Common Man Ashland

The original Common Man – that makes it a New Hampshire classic, at least we think so. Like The Italian Farmhouse, call ahead to be placed on a seating list. Limited indoor and outdoor seating available. Although, take-out lets you enjoy your meal at your home-away-from-home.

For more information on their Covid-19 policies, and menus, visit www.thecman.com or call them at 603-968-7030.

*The Common Man family now requires that all guests wear a face mask or cloth face covering when entering and leaving our establishments and moving about inside.

Nearby Activities

 Loon Mountain Resort


One of New England’s most popular ski areas is only about 1/2 hour away. Enjoy skiing, riding, noridic skiing and more (and be sure to explore the plethora of dining and shopping opportunities while in Lincoln). Website 

Ice Castles


Ice Castles is an award-winning frozen attraction located in nearby Lincoln,  built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. Experience breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains and more.

Snowtubing at Gunstock


Experience the thrill of sledding, without the walk up the hill!  NH’s best snowtubing experience is only about an hour away at Gunstock Mountain Resort.

Flying Monkey Performing Arts Center


Originally built in 1927 as a vaudeville theater, The Common Man family in NH recently renovated & reopened the 450 seat theater as an intimate state-of-the-art venue for live performances & movies. Website

Plymouth State University Ice Arena



Plymouth State University Ice Arena is home to Plymouth State Panther men’s and women’s hockey and offers programs to the general public including open skate sessions, youth hockey, figure skating programs, broomball, curling, and learn-to-skate and learn-to-play-hockey sessions

Outlet Shopping at Tanger Outlets



Think Outlets. Think Tanger. Save 30-70% off everyday at over 50 brand name outlets. Tax-free shopping from the latest fashions to footwear, they have it all. I-93, Exit 20 in Tilton.

Nearby Hikes


Rainbow Falls

Approximately 5 miles from Cold Spring Resort, you’ll find Rainbow Falls on Cummings Hill Road in Plymouth. Drive a couple of minutes down Cummings Hill Road to end up at a sharp corner in the road, you’ll see a small parking area on the right side of the corner and the trail head map on the other side of the stream. A short 10 minute walk on relatively flat, stable ground leads you to Rainbow Falls.




West Rattlesnake Mountain

Head east on Rt. 3 towards Holderness. Near Walter’s Basin restaurant, take a left on Rt. 113 – travel 5.5 miles and just past Pinehurst Road is the trail head parking area on your right. About a mile of uphill hiking leads you to one of the best views in New Hampshire.





Quincy Bog

A 1 mile loop brings you around Quincy Bog. An enjoyable walk along boardwalks and bridges. Accessible parking is located at both the main kiosk, by the nature center, and at the lower kiosk at the end of Cranberry Bog Road. Access to the pond can be reached, but venturing further along the trail may be challenging for some. This calming walk is located on Quincy Rd, off of Quincy Bog shortly past Longview Farm.




Paradise Point at Newfound Audubon Center

From Plymouth, Take Route 25 West to Route 3A South. Travel five miles south, turn right onto North Shore Road. Paradise Point sign is on left after one mile, at the head of driveway. Paradise Point Nature Center and Wildlife sanctuary, located on the north shore of Newfound Lake, includes 43 acres with 3,500 feet of rocky, unspoiled lakeshore.