One of the gems of Sunday River’s sprawling resort is the Jordan Hotel, sitting slopeside at Jordan Bowl, the westernmost of the area’s eight peaks. The River’s premier lodging property, the hotel offers a range of accommodations with ski-in, ski-out capability and spectacular views of Sunday River’s western peaks and the Mahoosuc Range.
Among the hotel’s numerous amenities are facilities for recreation and fitness, including a heated outdoor pool with two hot tubs, the Jordan Spa, a fitness room and health club, a steam room and a sauna. Valet and concierge services, three restaurants, a gift shop, a game room, laundry facilities and ski check are among the other amenities to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
With units ranging from a standard hotel room to a three-bedroom deluxe suite — all non-smoking — the Jordan is well-suited for a single or couple up to a party of eight. All units except the standard rooms have kitchen facilities for those times you prefer to eat in. Each unit is equipped with 37-inch flat-screen TVs, cable, DVD players, a “Boyne Bed and Signature Linen Package,” individually controlled heating and air conditioning, daily housekeeping, hair dryer, coffee maker, complimentary coffee, iron and ironing board.
The standard hotel room is a spacious 415 square feet with two queen beds, or a queen and a sleep sofa, and can be connected to an adjoining room or suite for larger groups. The two different types of studios are one room, and all have kitchen facilities allowing for cooking and dining in. The Studio Superior has either a queen bed or a queen Murphy bed. The Studio Deluxe has a queen Murphy bed and an additional sleep sofa. The one-bedroom units can accommodate four guests and have either one or two baths. Some of the studios and one bedrooms offer a deck, a particularly nice amenity in summertime.
There are three configurations of the two-bedroom units, all featuring two baths, decks and accommodating six guests. All have two separate bedrooms with a living area and a kitchen. Each of the very spacious three-bedroom suites are unique. Ranging from about 1,500 to 2,300 square feet, these largest units can sleep eight in three separate bedrooms plus a sleep sofa and have 2-3 baths, a living area, kitchen and deck. Some units also include a gas fireplace, a sauna and/or a washer/dryer.
If your chosen room doesn’t have a kitchen, or you just don’t want to cook, the Jordan Hotel has several dining options to enjoy. It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the Grand Ave offers hearty daily breakfast buffets to get you off to a good start. With a wide variety of dishes from fruit to pancakes to pastries, omelet and crepe stations and lots more, everyone gets to select their favorites to stoke up for a day on the hill.
For lunch time, head to the Northern Lights Café for soups, salads, homemade sandwiches and hot and cold beverages. The café also serves breakfast. Just ski down to the hotel’s ski-in, ski-out entrance and you are there. Sliders Restaurant, located slopeside at the hotel, is an upscale pub with easy ski-in, ski-out access off the Lollapalooza trail. On nice days enjoy the adjacent large deck with its views of Jordan Bowl. Or dine indoors for lunch or dinner while sampling a creative menu and traditional favorites. Guests at the Jordan Hotel can purchase discounted dining cards for use at many of the resort’s restaurants, including the three at the hotel.
Darcy Lambert, director of communications for Sunday River, says, “The Jordan Hotel is an excellent place to stay if you are looking to escape the crowds and enjoy being surrounded by the slopes and nature. It’s location on the far end of Sunday River is away from the hustle and bustle of base area activities and lodges. The hotel’s surrounding ski terrain — the Jordan Bowl — provides an absolutely breathtaking backdrop, with views of Mount Washington and the Mahoosuc Mountains.”
The Jordan also has the capability to offer conference and meeting facilities catering to groups large and small. Meeting rooms Birches I and II can hold 75 to 150 people, depending on set-up style, and can be opened to one large room accommodating twice that many. Juniper, Spruce and Balsam also can be used separately for 75 to 100 people or combined for 135 to 275 attendees. Combined with the varied room accommodations and the numerous outdoor activities, the Jordan makes an attractive venue for meetings and conferences any time of year.