Hotel at a Glance: Omni Mount Washington Hotel
Now a AAA Four Diamond property, the Omni Mount Washington Hotel first opened in 1902 as The Mount Washington Hotel, an opulent resort in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. In its early days, the hotel catered to a wealthy clientele from New York and Boston, offering uncommon amenities such as imported china, a private telephone system, and the latest in heating and plumbing technology. More than 100 years and $80 million in renovations later, the hotel is a National Historic Landmark that continues to radiate luxury with a AAA Four Diamond restaurant and spacious, beautifully appointed guest rooms.
- Most famous guests: Thomas Edison and three U.S. presidents
- Pamper yourself: Body treatments at the hotel’s 25,000-square-foot spa are infused with rosemary, nettle, and candytuft, a flowering perennial with white, purple, or pink blooms.
- Take to the sky: The Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, open year-round, whizzes you more than 4,700 feet along the treetops on nine ziplines.
- Hit the slopes: The resort is home to Bretton Woods, ranked #1 in the east for Snow and Grooming by SKI Magazine for the last two years.
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire: Luxury Resorts with Year-Round Recreation in the White Mountains
In the early 1900s, the town of Bretton Woods attracted wealthy visitors from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia who were eager to escape the bustle of city life. Every summer, they flocked to the town’s luxury resorts to enjoy the fresh air and picturesque setting amid the White Mountain National Forest. One of the first such resorts, the Mount Washington Hotel, hosted the 1944 United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, which led to the establishment of both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Today, Bretton Woods is a year-round destination for alpine fun. The community has 464 acres of snowy mountainsides comprising more than 100 trails and four terrain parks, so skiing and snowboarding dominate the scene in winter. When the weather warms up, you can still enjoy the mountains: miles of hiking trails lead to rushing waterfalls and spectacular vistas in nearby Crawford Notch State Park. Or go for a drive on the Mt. Washington Auto Road—its scenic course winds through the national forest to the summit of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States.