Mt Washington Hotel

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The Mt Washington Hotel is a historic hotel in Crawford Notch on Route 302 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This four star hotel is over a hundred years old and is recently part of the Bretton Woods complex. We really loved staying here this weekend. The rates include breakfast and dinner in a magnificent dining room with views of the Presidential Range. In the winter the activities include horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowshoeing, snow tubing, ice skating, nordic cross country skiing, or downhill skiing. In the summer they have tennis, golf, horseback riding, swimming, and hiking.

From the hotel information:
Throughout its history, the Hotel has been renowned for natural beauty and luxurious extras. Indoor pools, Jacuzzis and fireplaces are just a few of the indoor amenities comforting year round guests. The interior decor of the rooms and halls reflect the elegance and sophistication of those who visit and manage the Hotel. After dinner go for a moonlit stroll on the veranda, listen to jazz music or comtemporary favorites in the Cave Lounge, or plan on one more waltz as the orchestra plays on.


AMC Highland Center

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As an Appalachian Mountain Club member, I wanted to check out the relatively new Highland Center Lodge, a few miles south of the hotel. One of the staff generously offered to provide a tour of the facilities including the social area by the fireplace, a library, a movie viewing room, the LL Bean equipment room (free use with stay), and the beautiful dining area with family style dinners.

From the lodge website
Visit the Highland Center at Crawford Notch, an innovative four-season lodge and outdoor education center offering a broad range of activities and comfortable accommodations in the heart of New Hampshires White Mountains. t's easy to get started exploring the outdoors amidst the spectacular scenery at the Highland Center. Daily walk-on activities and programs, plus free use of outdoor gear courtesy of L.L. Bean, are all included with your stay. The Highland Centers green design earned it Environmental Champion status in the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging program, making it the perfect destination for eco-conscious travelers. The Highland Center at Crawford Notch is located on 26 acres of AMC-owned land, bordering the White Mountain National Forest and just minutes from Crawford Notch State Park.


Rocky Gorge
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Rocky Gorge is along the Kancamagus Scenic Highway about ten miles up Route 112 from Route 16 near Conway, NH.