Visitors to Waterville Valley may be be surprised to turn a corner on a walk and see a ruined castle... but, this Stone Tower was built in the late 19th century as a ruin. The tower was built in 1880 by the Reverend J. M. Buckley - who felt that Waterville Valley had everything, but a ruin. To this day, it is a unique find in a charming valley. Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, is a four-season resort set in the White Mountain National Forest, just 2 hours north of Boston. In addition to winter snowsports like skiing and snowboarding, Waterville Valley offers award-winning tennis courts, golf, biking, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating, and a skate and bike park. Lodging choices include traditional inns and all-suite hotels, and dining options range from traditional favorites to elegant eateries.