Mount Washington Hotel is one of the remaining grand hotels, a distinctive resort in the Bretton Woods community of Carroll, New Hampshire, at the base of Mount Washington. Construction finished in 1902, and trains brought the wealthy from Boston, New York, and Portland to stay for the summer.
From our window in room 229 we saw the sun rise over the White Mountains, witnessed a rainbow form after a storm, and watched as clouds rolled over the Presidential Range. I don't know a more beautiful landscape.
Painting of Carolyn Stickney, widow of the hotel founder, whose ghost haunts the hotel
Carolyn's suite, 314, has her original wooden 4 post bed inside, and is available for stay
The Cave bar was a speakeasy during prohibition
The wraparound veranda is over 900 feet long
1882 rosewood Steinway piano, original to the hotel
The 19th century grandfather clock in the lobby next to the Conservatory is also original to the hotel and was wound by the first guest of the season
The stocked trout pond on the resort is fly fishing and catch and release only
There are stable tours and horseback riding on the grounds
Self guided tour