The pictures on this page are of some of the Grand Hotels of the White Mountains. Some are still in operation and some are historical photos of the past. The White Mountains was a destination for many families for many years. Some came and visited for the entire summer. Many were the rich and famous from years past. Each photo is a small version of the photo. Click on the photo and a large image will appear.
The White Mountain Hotel is located in Hales Location, NH. It is only 1000 yards up from our house. Magnificent views of North Conway and Cranmore Mountain from the dining room windows.
The Balsams resort it located in Northern NH. It is famous for being the voting place for the residents of Dixville Notch, where the first votes in National elections are cast and counted shortly after midnight.
The Balsams is currently undergoing a major multimillion dollar renovation. It is a mecca for mountain golf, skiing, skating and even has its own culinary school.
The Waumbek Hotel in Jefferson, NH was a very early grand hotel. It was built in 1860 and operated until a fire destroyed most of it in 1928.
A turn of the century menu from the dining room at the Waumbek.
The Crawford House in Crawford Notch, NH was built in 1850, was destroyed by fire in 1859, immediately rebuilt to a 400 room lodging. It operated until 1975 when it closed. It was destroyed by fire again in 1977. Pictured in the rear of Crawfords Station. The station is still used today by the Conway Scenic Railroad.
The Mountain View Grand Hotel located in Whitefield, NH. Built in 1865 by the Dodge Family it remained open until 1986. After a multimillion dollar renovation, reopened in 2002.
The dining room at the MV Grand. Spectacular views and delicious meals.
The kitchen staff from many years ago.
The Grand Dame of the White Mountains, the Mt. Washington Hotel located in Bretton Woods, NH opened its doors in 1902. Over the years the hotel has expanded greatly. The winter of 1999 it opened for its first winter season after it was winterized. It was a summer and fall resort until that time. In 1944 the World Economic Conference was held there and the US was put on the gold standard and the World Bank was created.
The grand Lobby of the Mt. Washington. It reminds me of the movie "The Shining."
The expansive wrap around rear porch facing east and Mount Washington and the Presidential range.
The cozy Cave Bar in the lower level of the Hotel.
A sleigh ride in the winter, followed by a dry gin martini, up with an olive in the Cave Bar