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


There’s a lot more to this mountain other than skiing and riding. Stop by for a lift to the summit, disc golf, mountain biking or hiking. Visit their website to learn how this can all be done safely. 

Polar Caves


Safely explore Polar Caves sensational glacial caves. Formed during the Ice Age, these caves are fun to explore. Masks are required and other measures are in place to ensure your safety. Visit their Covid-19 page to learn more.

M/S Mount Washington


Scenic lake and dinner cruises on Winnipesaukee. The M/S Mount Washington has reduced capacity to 50%, tickets are automated and passengers must wear a mask when boarding. More information here.

Squam Lakes Natural 
Science Center


Trail and lake cruises are up and running. Visitors must purchase tickets in advance and to help you get closer to nature, ticket prices have been reduced. Visit their reopening information here

Lost River


Board walks in canyons and scenic vistas of the White Mountains are a great way to experience the region. Tickets must be purchased in advance and some boulder caves are currently closed. Click here for more information.

Museum of the
White Mountains


The building is closed but you can still experience exhibitions online, from the comfort of your unit at Cold Spring Resort! Visit their website for more information. 

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.