, 2022-07-16 23:08:30,
My family — like so many other New England families — has our own Mount Washington Hotel history.
In 1992, my then little girls walk onto the sweeping veranda for the first time and are astounded. “Mommy,” one asks, “is the princess home today?”
1999: My husband and I travel without kids for the first time since having them. We stay in the famed Room 401 (two towers in one room), play tennis on the red clay courts and celebrate our temporary parenting freedom.
2001: Now opened in the winter, we begin spending family ski weekends there whenever we can. Our girls love the mix of outdoor fun (tubing, skiing and more) and upscale stay (dress for dinner is the rule in the main dining room).
2011: My now college-age daughter and I head up for a last-minute mid-winter spa escape. We drink bubbly, giggle and I master the “sorority pose.”
2012: We all attend the wedding of a dear friend there — making memories for a lifetime.
We know there’s more to come.
On July 28, the famed Mount Washington Hotel (omnihotels.com/hotels/bretton-woods-mount-washington), now officially known as the Omni Mount Washington Resort, celebrates its 120th birthday: The doors opened for the first time in Bretton Woods, N.H., that day in 1902. Then it was a huge draw: Three trains a day stopped at the elegant hotel.
Today it remains a top choice. With the same grand scale look and ambiance from 120 years ago and modern day offerings, the Mount Washington Hotel is a perfect place to make memories.
The most obvious amenity the Omni Mount Washington has on tap is location. Tucked into the base of Mount Washington — just across the way from Bretton Woods Ski Area — even the most jaded of travelers has an “OMG” moment upon arrival. The classic red roof with tower design harkens back to its beginning, when Joseph Stickney built it as one of the area’s grand hotels.
Then, it was remarkable — boasting 2,000 doors, 2,000 windows and over 11 miles of plumbing. When electricity was added, Thomas Edison oversaw the installation. It had its own phone system and post office, and both of those remain today (It’s a must to send a…
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