Best Hotels for Merrimack Winter Activities

Enjoy the finest in luxury accommodations in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa this winter, and weave in some seasonal activities—indoors and out—while you soak up our refined hospitality.

Here’s but a casual survey of just some of the wintertime fun you can get up to while calling our AAA Four Diamond resort along the Merrimack River home.

Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing

Your upscale guest room or suite here at Chateau Merrimack puts you within easy reach of some fine circuits for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or winter hiking.

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away, for example, you’ll find the thousand-plus acres of the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest, a lovely preserve ranging from the Spruce Swamp and other ethereal timbered wetlands to the upland woods of Whortleberry and Huckleberry hills. The expansive trail system makes for wonderful winter explorations (and a good huff-and-puff sort of workout).

Other nearby options for winter trails include the 80-acre grounds of the Sherburne Nature Center, the trail system of which included four groomed routes, and the Hunter Property along the Merrimack River. A bit farther afield, consider North Andover’s Farnsworth Reservation and, just across the state border, the Yudicky Farm Conservation Area near Nashua, New Hampshire.


Within easy day-tripping distance of Chateau Merrimack, you can take to the beloved and long-used slopes of the Nashoba Valley Ski Area, a regional fixture since 1964. Host to more than a dozen trails and a popular terrain park, Nashoba Valley serves not only downhill skiers and snowboarders but tubing enthusiasts, who have the biggest snowtubing facility in New England at their disposal here.

Ice Skating & Hockey

Whether for some leisurely loops or fast-paced puck action, local rinks offer their own timeless winter pleasures. Over in historic Lowell, Massachusetts, only a few miles from Chateau Merrimack, you’ll find the John J. Janas Memorial Skating Rink, which offers both public ice skating as well as hockey.

Tyngsborough itself includes the Skate 3 Ice Arena, with a variety of both youth and adult hockey programs and sessions.

Winter R&R at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa

When you aren’t out and about on winter trails, slopes, and skating rinks, you’ll find yourself cozily pampered in first-class style here at Chateau Merrimack. Ease those snowshoeing- or snowboarding-weary muscles in our sumptuous JuJu Spa, whether on the massage table or marinating in the sauna. Marvel at the perfection on your plate at our Pino Mediterranean Steakhouse, or sip some soul-nourishing vino from our astonishing Vault, repository for some 60,000 bottles of fine wine.

Throughout, you’ll relish our pastoral beauty, tranquil ambience, and timeless elegance: the perfect wintertime retreat along the Merrimack, and only 35 miles north of Boston. Reserve your signature guest room or suite here at Chateau Merrimack today, and join us for winter recreation—and rejuvenation.