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Bretton Woods, New England

The White Mountains are New England's highest and most rugged peaks and since their first exploration they have been a playground for hikers, climbers, skiers and those who appreciate the great outdoors.

Base yourself at the meticulously restored Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods for a reminder of an opulent era long past, and enjoy a ride on the Mount Washington Cog Railway, the first of its kind in the world. The train has puffed and steamed its way up the steep mountainside since the 1860s and the three hour return trip allows time to explore New England's highest peak.

The mountain is known for its erratic weather and high winds but on a clear day the views are incredible. A small museum at the summit offers an insight into the region's mountain habitat and the history of the mountain-top observatory.

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    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Bretton Woods. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods

      Omni Mount Washington Resort

      First Class

      Dating back to 1902, the Mount Washington Resort enjoys an illustrious history, having played host to three American presidents as well as great names including Thomas Edison, Babe Ruth and Joan Crawford.

    • Omni Bretton Arms Inn, Bretton Woods

      Omni Breton Arms Inn

      First Class

      With its intimate dining room and picturesque perennial gardens, this faithfully-restored property offers a cosy place to get away from it all. From elegant decor to the finely-preserved woodwork, the attention to period detail is evident throughout.