The Glen House, the award-winning 68-room boutique hotel that opened just one year ago at the base of Mt. Washington, has deep, historic roots in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The new hotel is the fifth iteration of The Glen House to be built near the site of the original hotel, a landmark that opened in 1852 as tourists began to flock to the summit of 6,288 foot Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. It’s the first property to stand on this site in more than half a century.
Now The Glen House has been named one of the Top Hotels in New England by the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2019.
This caps a year in which The Glen House was named the Best New Hotel in New Hampshire 2019 by Yankee Magazine and singled out by Architectural Digest for having “The Most Beautiful Bar in New Hampshire.”
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 and situated near the Mt. Washington Auto Road, which the family-owned MWSRC has operated since 1906.
The heart of The Glen House is a welcoming great room that extends from the lobby to a sitting area with a towering stone fireplace, an open bar area and massive windows framing a view of Mt Washington and neighboring peaks in the Presidential Range. The Glen House restaurant, The Notch Grille, and the adjacent bar and outdoor patio with fire pit are the ideal places to sip a local brew and enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Washington after a day outdoors.
The three-story hotel is designed to serve active travelers as well as guests driving the famous Mt. Washington Auto Road, the most famous mountain drive east of the Rockies. The Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, also owned by MWSRC, is across the road from The Glen House and offers 40 km of trails for cross country skiing, hiking and trail biking.
The Glen House also has more than 5,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor space and can seat up to 250 guests, making it ideal for social events, business meetings and corporate retreats. The hotel is a full-service meeting and event venue, with a dedicated meeting staff, and can arrange an array of activities and team building options at the adjacent Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center.