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The Balsams Property is Available for Weddings Starting July 30

January 22, 2021

Dixville Notch, NH – For the first time in a decade, one of the most beautiful and iconic wedding locations, The Balsams Resort, will make its property available for nuptials and private parties starting the weekend of July 30, 2021. Located in the northern White Mountains with 7,000 sprawling acres of accessible wilderness, the stunning property with spectacular views offers the perfect northern New England setting to host an outdoor marriage ceremony. Although the resort remains closed for redevelopment, three private homes on the property will be available for rent to the bridal party and guests…”

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New England has one of the 7 best winter lodges in the U.S., according to Travel + Leisure

December 21, 2020

“It’s called Hale House, and the Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, getaway was just ranked among the seven best winter lodges in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure. “As the weather shifts, travelers seek refuge in places where they can enjoy the wonders of the season from a place of comfort,” wrote the publication. “This is where winter lodges shine —  tucked deep in the mountains or situated on sprawling acreage, they’re built to provide a luxurious sanctuary from the cold.” Here’s what the publication wrote about Hale House…”

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The Balsams Hale House featured in Travel + Leisure

December 15, 2020

“An escape to this spacious New England-style lake house includes access to 7,000 acres of private wilderness, 56 miles of private hiking trails, and endless snowmobiling terrain. Once you’ve had enough exploring, enjoy the lakeside views from the enclosed porch with a hot toddy in hand or snuggle up with a good book. The house has its own full-size kitchen, but meals are included for guests of Hale House — and that means nightly four-course dinners. Up to 12 people can comfortably sleep in this seven-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath home on the entirely private Lake Gloriette.”

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Otten remains committed to Balsams, seeks new investors

December 8th, 2020

“DIXVILLE – Balsams Resort developer Les Otten told the Coos County Planning Board that Dixville Capital LLC has spent more than $11 million on the project to restore the former ski and vacation resort.

That money has gone to permitting, architectural design, project engineering, legal fees and an extensive sales and marketing effort.  The figure does not include land acquisition costs…”

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The Dixville Notch midnight voting tradition almost didn’t happen

February 7, 2020

Mary Newman from Politico recently visited and interviewed both Les Otten (Owner and Developer) and Tom Tillotson (Town Moderator) in the Ballot Room. “The original ballot box, the voting in Dixville Notch signs will all be here, albeit five of us voting,” Otten said. “The tradition will go on pretty much the same way it has since every presidential primary and presidential election since 1960.” Watch the full interview and video by Politico.

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Senate Passes ‘Balsams Bill’ and Sununu Says He’ll Sign It

April 18th, 2019

“CONCORD – Developer Les Otten’s vision for creating the crown jewel of resort hotels with the largest ski area in the Northeast at the Balsams got another major boost Thursday, this time from the state Senate.

The Senate approved House Bill 540 that will help Otten seek the funding he needs for the $173 million redevelopment of the Balsams in Dixville Notch.”

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