Mount Washington Hotel
Grand History, Modern Luxury
“As grand as the history behind it, Omni Mount Washington Resort, located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, is gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities. A favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets and celebrities, the hotel delights every sense with enchanting music, refined dining and luxurious décor.” – READ MORE
Once we saw this hotel from the road and found out they gave tours, we signed up. Since all of my photos of this beautiful hotel are rainy or actually have rain drops on the lens of the camera, I borrowed a picture from the website of this glorious Mount Washington Hotel for the top picture (the rest are mine). I don’t think they’ll mind, since I will be raving about this place during this entire post. Their picture is so beautiful. When we were there it was raining, so there were no reflections to be had. The website also has some additional pictures of the interior and the grounds which are just stunning and a timeline if you are interested in some extended history.
We had an excellent tour guide who informed us of the back story of the hotel and how this beautiful hotel was imagined by Joseph Stickney, a Pennsylvania Railroad tycoon when he purchased the existing Mount Pleasant House and 10,000 acres of land in 1881. It took two years to complete the construction and on July 28, 1902, the front doors of this Grand Hotel opened to the public. Within a year, Joseph died and his wife Carolyn continued to operate the hotel until her death in the early 1930s.
This beautiful hotel was the most luxurious hotel of its day, catering to wealthy guests from all over New England and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
It’s a little pricey by my standards, but someday I’m going to treat myself. There are five restaurants on site plus Fabyan’s, with a wide variety of menus and pricing. We ate at Fabyan’s, which used to be one of three railroad stations back in the day. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful. I would highly recommend a stop here!
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