The White Mountains

Hotels in The White Mountains

“This 100-year-old, red-roofed hilltop hotel has 200 high-ceilinged rooms and ornate common areas. It’s got that vintage-resort grandeur without the middle-of-nowhere feel of the Balsams.”

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 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.

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.

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.

The club operates small cabins for outdoor enthusiasts, including at Pinkham Notch.

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.