Welcome to the Eastern Slope Inn Resort
We’re a local, family-owned company dedicated to creating unforgettable vacation memories. Our developer, River Run Company, has designed and developed two RCI Gold Crown resorts, Attitash Mountain Village and The Eastern Slope Inn. River Run Company has played a pivotal role in the development of the vacation ownership industry and to this day is involved in a leadership role with the American Resort Development Association.
Today the Eastern Slope Inn is an elegant, four-season resort set among 40 picturesque acres along the Saco River and within walking distance of quaint shops, restaurants, cafes, and popular attractions. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, the inn remains a vital part of the local ski scene, in addition to being a historically popular summer destination.
Originally built in 1926 by hotelier Henry Harrison “Harry” Randall, the current Inn is the third Hotel Randall located on the site and is a prominent example of large-scale Colonial Revival architecture. Eastern Mountain Sports bought the property in 1975 converting it to retail, a restaurant, and the climbing school.
In 1980, Joe Berry of River Run Company bought the then-closed resort and brought it back to life. Berry, an avid skier, and ski history enthusiast, began his role in local real estate at Attitash Mountain Village in the 1970s by developing homes and rental condominium units before buying the Eastern Slope Inn. That same year, Eastern Slope Inn affiliated with Resort Condominiums International (RCI), the world’s first condominium exchange company and began selling individually deeded weekly ownership referred to as Vacation Ownership. This was immediately a hit as people came to understand that owning is usually better than renting; it made sense to only purchase what you need; and, you could enjoy all the benefits of second-home ownership without the cost. Additionally, with the ability to exchange their week to explore roughly 1,000 other resorts (now more than 4,600 resorts) around the globe with RCI, it proved to be an even greater value.
More than 35 years later, Eastern Slope Inn now has more than 220 Vacation Ownership guest houses, suites, and cottage-style units representing more than 7,000 vacation owners and is known as one of the premier year-round destination resorts in New England.
Always seeking to deliver the highest value to our owners, Eastern Slope Inn became one of the very first resorts in the world to become part of the RCI Points program which allows members the ultimate flexibility of vacationing with no restrictions to week-long stays.
Why Over 20 Million People Are Vacation Owners
Providing an affordable vacation for your family, plus enjoying spacious resort-style accommodations and amenities makes vacation ownership an excellent way to increase the quality of your vacations and the likelihood that you’ll plan to get away.
We believe that the greatest benefit of vacation ownership is that you are pre-paying for your future vacations at today’s prices. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that inflation on vacation rentals runs 4-5% annually in resort areas. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for travel lodging was significantly higher.
With Vacation Ownership, you’ll no longer have to say, “I can’t afford to go on vacation this year,” as vacation ownership provides access to regular vacations for much needed relaxing and rejuvenation.
Space, Comfort & Amenities of Home
In comparison to the cramped quarters of a hotel room, Vacation Ownership in a spacious and well-appointed condominium, with kitchen and washer/dryer facilities, provides the extra space and convenient amenities for your family to spread out and feel right at home.
Planning a vacation is also easier and more fun with vacation ownership. You know what you’re getting so there’s no stress from the uncertainty of finding the right accommodations or area. You get all the comforts of home—with the added luxuries and convenience of a resort.
Plan Ahead or Be Spontaneous
Vacation Ownership is a program that gives members the flexibility to:
- Enjoy a week-long vacation at Eastern Slope Inn or your choice of any one of over 4,600 other luxury resorts around the world; or
- Enjoy short getaways by splitting your week into multiple vacations and determine:
- How many nights you want to vacation
- Where you want to go
- What season you want to travel
- The size of accommodations you need
With Vacation Ownership, you’re never locked into one destination, at one specific time of year, or for a certain length of time. It’s up to you to choose where and when you want to go, how long you want to stay and the accommodations that suit you and your family best.
Worldwide Resort Access
With Vacation Ownership, you can travel to the most sought-after destinations in the world with first-class accommodations and high-quality customer service. Through our alliance with Resort Condominiums International (RCI®), we provide our Vacation Owners expanded vacation options across the U.S. and around the world.
The RCI exchange program enables owners to explore new destinations, see new cultures, and have different vacation experiences. You typically exchange a week at your “home” resort for a week elsewhere, based on availability. From ski slopes to beaches, spas to luxury cruise ships, modern cities to quaint villages, championship golf courses to dude ranches, exchange programs offer a variety of destinations and accommodations from around the globe.
Vacation Ownership is a way to purchase a right to occupy a resort that provides a high-quality vacation experience at least once every year. You have a beneficial interest in the underlying real estate of the resort.
You select one of our luxury condominiums and purchase as many weeks as desired for your vacation plans. The condominium is yours to occupy, exchange for vacation experiences at other resorts, rent out, or if you choose eventually or pass on to your family to ensure they enjoy a lifetime of vacations too.
A variety of feasible Vacation Ownership options and price points are available to fit almost any budget, and by purchasing only the time you need and will use at today’s prices, you will save thousands of dollars on future vacations.
If you ask vacation owners what they value most about their vacations, they will say flexibility, affordability, variety, exchange, and comfort.
- Vacation Ownership guarantees a vacation for you and your family every year.
- Having a regular vacation benefits your health, mood, and relationships.
- Over 20 million Americans have invested in vacation ownership!
If you’d like to schedule a personal preview of the Eastern Slope Inn, click the reservation request below to provide your contact information and we’ll have a representative contact you!
Vacation Ownership statistics provided by ARDA International Foundation and VacationBetter.org
Inflation statistics provided by Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics