Hotels in New Hampshire
The Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa has rescued the cult of the grand hotel. The butter yellow Colonial Revival, constructed in 1865, sits on 400 acres of wilderness at the edge of the Whites.
Carved out of an 1890 brick building that was once Keene's preeminent department store, the hotel is the only high-end place to stay in town. It's on the main drag, steps from the gazebo (and, in October, the giant pumpkin towers).
The club operates small cabins for outdoor enthusiasts, including at Pinkham Notch.
Only three miles away from Portsmouth, this meticulously restored grand hotel first opened in 1874, on an Atlantic Ocean island called New Castle, just an hour north of Boston.
Katharine Hepburn and a doddering Peter Fonda may have made Golden Pond famous, but it's this New Hampshire Lakes District inn that keeps Squam Lake (the pond's real name) on the map.
The organic farm that supplies eggs and vegetables to the region is also a hotel. Ask for colonial quarters, which are in the two original 1760 rooms of the house.
This property is temporarily closed.
15,000-acre retreat in the White Mountains with lovely Victorian buildings, loads of activities (mountain biking, white-water kayaking, and fly-fishing), and a staunchly traditional feel.
The secluded Carriage House Suite features a four-poster bed, Queen Anne chairs, and French doors onto a deck that overlooks the pool. Cross an antique covered bridge on a stroll to Henniker’s tiny downtown on the meandering Contoocook River.