Weekend Trip to the Omni Hotel & Resort in the White Mountains
Jul 23, 2013 12:41AM
● By Erin Frisch
Looking for a weekend getaway with all the beauty of the mountains plus luxurious amenities? Look no farther than the Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Only a 90-minute drive from the Hanover/West Lebanon region of New Hampshire and a 2½-hour drive from Boston, you can minimize your travel time and maximize your relaxation. This hotel is a favorite retreat of past presidents and many celebrities, as well as a national historic landmark that has been attracting families for generations. The Omni Mount Washington Hotel offers numerous amenities and activities, making it a great choice for just about everyone.
The hotel features all non-smoking rooms and suites of all sizes to accommodate guests’ needs. Traditional Rooms are the classic accommodation and include one queen bed and a private bath. Premier King Rooms are more luxurious and spacious, with a private bath, sitting area, gas fireplace, flat-screen TV, and large windows with majestic mountain views. Need more space? Choose a Family Room; these suites feature a master bedroom plus a second room with another queen bed, along with a shared bath, TV, and desk. For a special occasion, check out the Luxury King Tower with two adjoining towers, one with a king bed and private marble bath, the other with a separate living area with sofa and half-bath, flat-screen TV, desk, and other amenities. The Luxury King Tower is accessible only by a private stairwell.
Dining options include the hotel’s formal dining room, offering an award-winning menu that changes daily. Here guests enjoy stunning mountain views, elegant surroundings, and music, as well as seasonal and regional specialties and a children’s menu. Stickneys, on the patio level, is a pub and steakhouse serving lunch and dinner daily with fresh, local farm and regional products integrated with the finest ingredients available. On the same level, The Cave is a prohibition-era speakeasy with live evening entertainment. Rosebrook Bar’s lounge menu features beverages and light fare like house-made gourmet pizza, all with a spectacular view. Or stop in at The Princess Room for a cocktail before heading to dinner.
Many different activities are available at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. If you are a golfer, check out their 18-hole and 9-hole championship golf courses, ranked #1 in New Hampshire by Golf Magazine in 2012. Guests ages 12 and under play for free on the Mount Pleasant Course when accompanied by a paying adult. This course features junior tee locations on every hole and even a 6-hole option for a shorter golfing experience. The resort also features horseback riding, hiking opportunities, fishing, and more. Across the way at Bretton Woods, there are zip-line tours for families and thrill seekers alike. Race across a series of zip lines through a network of platforms high up in the trees and enjoy the beauty of New Hampshire up close. Need more to do? Nearby attractions include the Mount Washington Cog Railway, taking you to the Granite State’s highest peak where you can enjoy a 360-degree view on a clear day, or drive your car up the Auto Road. Nearby Storyland and Six Gun City offer entertainment for the little ones. Be sure to enjoy the numerous hiking and picnicking areas around Mount Washington too.
Finally, if you’re looking for a little less adventure and a little more relaxation, head to the spa at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. It features endless views of Mount Washington, Crawford Notch, and the Presidential Range in a space inspired by the flora and fauna of the nearby wilderness. The spa uses custom-made products in its signature treatments. Mountain Mist products are infused with local botanicals like nettle and rosemary, incorporating ingredients used since the beginning of time to soothe aching muscles, smooth and rejuvenate skin, and reduce inflammation. The spa offers massages, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures, and spa packages to indulge your senses.
With something for everyone, why not plan your next weekend trip to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel.