Does this time of year make you nostalgic for a toasty fireplace? If you’re traveling to New Hampshire, consider stopping into the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, where you can find a dose of history along with that sentimental feeling.
Opened in 1902, the Mount Washington provided lodging for celebrities, writers and politicians, and hosted the 1944 Bretton Woods International Monetary Conference, where the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund were founded. Now designated a National Historic Landmark, the hotel is steeped in history and proud of its tradition of stylish service.
The Mount Washington is where my family landed every summer when I was a kid. With my siblings, I bashed croquet balls across the lawn and swam in the pool, though I wish I had been able to hike the trails in the fall or hit the slopes in the winter.
While you’re visiting, check out Babe Ruth’s golf locker, walk across Thomas Edison’s stomping grounds, and peep into the dining room where Winston Churchill may have taken his tea. One lump or two?
Charm, history, and New England style: the Mount Washington’s got it all.