Romantic Inn Next to Lake in White Mountains
Perched on the ridge of Tenney Mountain and overlooking New Hampshire’s Newfound Lake, Coppertoppe Inn and Retreat Center offers an idyllic setting for a quiet mountain getaway. Enjoy natural gardens, a frog pond, and a picturesque arbor with a swing. Walk, bike, or drive around Newfound Lake to reach hiking trails and beaches.
Elegant guest rooms and suites feature mahogany floors and views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Snuggle on a bed topped with down pillows or, if you have allergies, reserve hypoallergenic bedding from the inn’s pillow library. Your pet can even stay with you for an extra $15 per night.
With this getaway, you’ll get a romance package including treats, nonalcoholic drinks, and flowers. While you’re here, you can take advantage of culinary offerings such as a full breakfast buffet. Many dishes are made with products from local farms, as well as herbs and veggies from the inn’s own organic gardens.
There are several service packages available for purchase. You can bundle massages with services such as reiki, take yoga classes, and even get a tarot card reading. Guests traveling with pets can buy packages with training classes at White Mountain College for Pets or daycare at Ebony Kennel.
White Mountains, New Hampshire: Soaring Peaks Surrounded by Historical New England Towns
There are 48 peaks that rise more than 4,000 feet in the White Mountains National Forest, making them New England’s tallest mountains. The 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington is the tallest in the entire Northeast; from the top, you can get amazing views of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and, on especially clear days, Canada. To get to the top, you can either attempt the challenging hike up or take a scenic drive along the Mount Washington Auto Road. For a less daunting climb, there’s Crawford Notch State Park, where you can hike the Mount Willard trail. It climbs 3.9 miles to a summit with gorgeous vistas. Some ski resorts also make their home in the park, including the popular Wildcat Mountain near Mount Washington.
A handful of small historical towns dot the surrounding lowlands, and they all serve as excellent gateways to rugged adventure in the national forest. Many became popular vacation spots during the railroad era, when Bostonians and New Yorkers flocked here to exchange stifling city streets for mountain air. The historic village of Hebron sits at the southern end of the mountains on the shores of Newfound Lake, which is billed as one of the world’s cleanest lakes. Its crystal-clear, spring-fed waters hug 22 miles of shoreline and are ideal for fishing.