New Hampshire’s White Mountains are the “Best Destination for Fall Foliage,” according to USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2021. At the heart of these fabled peaks in The Glen House, a 68-room dog-friendly boutique property at the base of Mt. Washington. Think of it as the perfect base camp for a weekend of leaf-peeping, hiking, and mountain biking.
The hotel’s new Fall Into Savings package offers 15% off the best available rate at the time of booking and is valid through November 25, 2021. Fall rates start at $289 per room, per night, based on double occupancy.
On the Trails and the Mt. Washington Auto Road
The Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center lies across the road from the hotel and offers 45 km of trails for walking, hiking and trail biking. The terrain is rated easy to moderate, great for family trail riding on hybrids, mountain bikes and fat bikes, which can all be rented on site.
Next to the hotel is entrance to the Mt. Washington Auto Road, a breathtaking historic drive to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast. The roadway, which opened more than 150 years ago, is the first and oldest man-made attraction in the U.S., climbing 4,618 feet from the base at The Glen House. The summit tops out at 6,288 feet, with views into Canada and to the Atlantic Ocean. While many travelers opt for the self-drive option and earn their “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington” bumper sticker, there are also guided van tours.
The Notch Grille
After a day of hiking and exploring the region, the deck of The Glen House, with its fire pit and endless views of the Presidential Range, is the perfect place to sip an Auto Road Ale from Tuckerman Brewing Company and take in the brilliant red and yellow foliage. Or sit inside at the bar, which Architectural Digest named “The Most Beautiful Bar in New Hampshire.” The Notch Grille serves a wide-ranging menu of family-friendly comfort food in elegant surroundings, perfect after a day in the White Mountains.
Dogs are always welcome at The Glen House. Just ask for a dog-friendly guest room and bring a loyal four-legged companion along. A nightly pet fee of $20 will be charged, which includes the use of a doggie bed and water bowl, as well as treats. Based on supply, which is first-come, first-served.
Visit The Glen House for more information on the Fall Foliage in the White Mountains package.