The Glen House, the new 68-room hotel at the base of Mt. Washington, the highest summit in the Northeast, opened on September 12.
The hotel has deep historic roots in New Hampshire, the fifth iteration of The Glen House to be built near the site since the original hotel was erected in 1852. The new property is the ideal base camp for those who love the outdoors and adventures in the White Mountains. Adjacent to the Mt. Washington Auto Road, which offers the most majestic views in New England, the hotel is across the road from the hiking, biking and cross country trails of the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. As a fall foliage destination, the White Mountains are unrivalled in the Northeast.
Owned by the Mt. Washington Summit Road Company (MWSRC) and managed by Olympia Hotel Management, The Glen House is just 30 minutes from North Conway, New Hampshire and situated near the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, which the family-owned MWSRC has operated since 1906.
The Glen House restaurant, The Notch Grille, is under the direction of Chef John Ginter and is serving “comfort food with a twist.” The adjacent bar and outdoor patio with a fire pit is the ideal place to sip a local brew after hiking or skiing and enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Washington. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch on the weekends, as well as a mid-afternoon social menu and an après ski menu.
The three-story hotel welcomes guests driving the famous Mt. Washington Auto Road, the most famous mountain drive east of the Rockies. Considered America’s oldest man-made attraction, the road opened in 1861 and welcomed tourists first in stagecoaches and later automobiles. The family-owned Mt. Washington Summit Road Company (MWSRC), which owns The Glen House, has operated the Auto Road since 1906.
The Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center offers 40 km of walking and hiking trails, trail biking, guided wilderness kayaking and white water kayaking trips. Owned by MWSRC, Great Glen Trails opened in 1994 and is located a short stroll from The Glen House. Hybrids, mountain bikes and fat bikes can all be rented on site. Half-day guided wildlife kayak tours offer an opportunity to spot bald eagles, osprey, kingfishers and even moose and black bear while paddling flat water on the nearby Androscoggin River. Winter activities include Nordic skiing on 45 kilometers of classic and skate-groomed trails, snowshoeing, fat biking, snow tubing and winter tours up the mountain on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach. The Wildcat Mountain Ski Area is a short drive from the hotel.
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