Omni Mount Washington Resort or just Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire is truly massive and one of the most iconic hotels in all of the United States. It is a stunning luxury hotel that boasts plenty of New Hampshire activities to keep all its guests occupied. It is nestled beautifully in the shadows of the Northeast's highest peaks and the state's largest ski resorts.

It is a member of the Historic Hotels of America and a world-class retreat for those keen to explore the stunning state of New Hampshire. It has long been a favorite retreat of poets, celebrities, and even presidents alike. For those unsure about whether to visit New Hampshire or Vermont, see here.

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History Of The Mount Washington Resort

The hotel here was built following the turn of the century between 1900 and 1902 at a massive cost (around $1.7 million back then). The owner and brainchild of the hotel was the wealthy Joseph Stickney. He built the hotel by bringing in 250 Italian artisans. The Italian artisans were mostly of granite and stucco masonry.

  • Built By: 250 Italian Artisans Brought In To Build It.
  • Date Built: 1900-1902
  • Land Area: 450 Acres
  • Joseph Stickney: Owner Of The Hotel Who Made A Fortune Before The Age Of 30

Today the Mount Washington Hotel is one of the last surviving grand hotels in the White Mountains.

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Historic Golf Courses

The hotel includes two golf courses, one is a massive 18-hole Donald Ross-designed golf course. The other golf course is the original 9-hole golf course designed by A.H. Findlay.  The Donald Ross 18-hole course was made in 1915, while the original A.H. Findlay is from 1895.

  • Season: The Summer Golf Season Is From 14th July to 10th October, Fall Season from 11th October to 31st October
  • Pricings: Pricings Vary By, Season, Day Guests or Hotel Resident And Time Of Day, For A Breakdown Of Pricings See Here.

Activities At The Mount Washington Resort

The resort is open year-round and offers a range of adventures for everyone to enjoy. Some of the activities include:

  • Guided Hiking Tours
  • Horseback Riding
  • Full-Service Spas
  • A Range Of Shopping Opportunities
  • Year-Round Canopy Tour
  • The State's Largest Ski Area
  • Nine High-Flying Zip Lines

These are only some of the activities, there is also wall climbing, scenic gondola rides, fly fishing, cross-country mountain biking, and more on offer.

Accommodation Options

The resort is massive and has a full range of accommodations. The accommodation at the resort complex ranges from one-bedroom hotel rooms to large 5-bedroom townhomes

The resort has recently completed a significant $90 million renovation (the power of inflation when it only cost $1.7 million to build originally!). It offers luxuriant and stunning accommodation options for decerning guests. Its accommodations are opulent and boast award-winning dining - so one can come and stay with high expectations.

Accommodation options range from standard guest rooms to the all-new Presidential Wing rooms and suites with their commanding views of the picturesque New Hampshire mountains.

Some examples of accommodation here include:

  • European Room: With Queen Bed $604.00 Average Rate
  • Classic Deluxe Room: With King Bed $669.00 Average Rate
  • Corner Vista Room: With King Bed $759.00 Average Rate
  • Presidential Wing: 1 King Bed With Balcony/Patio, $859.00
  • Family Room: With 1 King Bed And 1 Queen Bed, $1,099.00
  • Luxury Family Suite: 1 King and 2 Twin Bed, $1,674.00

These are just a few of the room and suite options available, for more information see here.

The hotel is a non-smoking luxury hotel and many of its rooms are fitted with stunning marble baths. The rooms come with a safe to keep one's valuables.

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Ghost Stories

Like any other worthwhile vintage hotel, it is full of ghosts stories. The widow of Joseph Stickney was Caroline Foster Stickney - locally known at the hotel as "The Princess". She became a long-time inhabitant of the hotel and remarried - marrying a French royal named Jean Baptiste Marie de Faucigny Lucinge. Throughout the hotels' history there that been many report sightings of Caroline in an elegant Victorian dress.

Guests often report sighting her in the many hallways of the hotel, while objects within the guestrooms can stunningly disappear while there are faint knockings at the doors with no one outside. She is often spotted siding on the edge of her bed. These stories have even attracted the crew of the popular TV show, Ghost Hunters. See here for some of the most haunted places to visit.

Staying in the beautiful state of New Hampshire doesn't get any better than this. For those with the budget, the Mount Washington Resort is a great way to discover the state. The hotel is the perfect blend of modernity and comfort and the opulence and nostalgia of the turn of the century.

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