Romantic and Pet-Friendly Inn on a Lake amid 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, patio areas, a frog pond and picturesque arbor with a swing. Stroll along tree-lined roads, walk, bike or drive around Newfound Lake to hiking trails, beaches, boating and natural wonders.
As part of the deal, you get a welcome package with your choice of local wine, beer, or soft drinks along with sweet treats, fruit and cheese, or a savory snack assortment. Guests must select options when making their reservation. This deal also includes a waived pet fee, which means you can bring one dog along for no extra charge.
The elegant guest rooms and suites feature mahogany floors and views of Newfound Lake and the surrounding mountains. Snuggle on a king-size bed topped with down pillows or, if you have allergies, reserve hypoallergenic bedding from the inn’s “pillow library.”
In the morning, a full breakfast buffet may include baked oatmeal, pancakes, french toast, or vegan goods. Many dishes are made with products from local farms, as well as herbs and veggies from the inn's own organic gardens. If you have a special dietary restriction or request, the innkeepers will go out of their way to accommodate it.
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.