The Glen House is a 68-room dog-friendly boutique property at the base of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.  Think of it as the perfect base camp for a summer weekend.

Mt Washington Auto Road. Credit Great Glen Trails.

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.

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The road to the top of Mt. Washington. Photo Great Glen Trails.

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.

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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.