I’m a sucker for fall and make it a point to experience fall color in a new place every year. Believe me when I tell you that the fall foliage in New Hampshire will take your breath away, there’s no place in the world like it.
Experience fall in New Hampshire is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I learned a lot during my week-long autumn visit.
I wrote about the best spots for fall foliage in New Hampshire a few months ago and many of you reached out to let me know you found the post helpful (thank you!).
Some of you asked for my thoughts on lodging in the White Mountains, so today I’m sharing just that in the hopes of making your trip planning a bit easier.
Let’s get to it!
Best towns to stay in the White Mountains
Experiencing fall in the White Mountains is a phenomenon that attracts millions of international visitors annually.
The most common towns folks stay at are North Conway and Lincoln, with Jackson and Sugar Hills following closely behind.
Below is a list of great lodging options in the White Mountains to make your trip planning a little easier.
Lodging in the White Mountains
Mountain View Grand Resort
A well-deserved member of Historic Hotels of America, the Mountain View Grand Resort has been welcoming guests since 1865 and doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Situated on a working farm and surrounded by mountains on all sides, you can bet this is one of the best hotels in the White Mountains, especially for those eager to see the breathtaking fall foliage.
If you’re the type that likes to relax at a hotel the Mountain View Grand Resort has you covered in that department too. There’s a plethora of onsite activities (interested in axe-throwing?) and even a children’s program that offers three sessions a day.
One thing is certain, you’ll never be bored at this beautiful hotel in the White Mountains.
Check current prices at Mountain View Grand Resort.
The White Mountain Hotel & Resort
The White Mountain Hotel and Resort sits directly in the shadow of white Horse and Cathedral Ledge, a mere stone’s throw from Echo Lake!
Giving guests access to New Hampshire’s striking fall foliage from the comfort of the cozy rooms.
This 80-room hotel in the White Mountains feels far removed from city life and gives visitors a chance to unwind from the stress of daily life.
The recreational activities are endless, from hiking to shopping — there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Check current prices for the White Mountain Hotel and Resort
Started by the sweetest duo you will ever meet, the Notchland Inn is a long-realized dream of Ed Butler and Les Schoof — two New Yorkers that yearned for a quieter life after a decade in the Big Apple.
Sitting on 100-acres, a converted 1860’s granite mansion welcomes visitors with open arms. There’s eight deluxe rooms, five suites and two charming cottages.
Wood-burning fireplaces and private bathtubs, what more could anyone ask?
What’s more, Notchland Inn is perfectly nestled into the very heart of White Mountain National Forest, giving you unparalleled access to the breathtaking fall foliage and miles of hiking trails.
It’s no wonder this charming inn is considered one of the best options for great lodging in the White Mountains.
Interested in booking? Visit the website: Notchland Inn
The Glen House
Sitting pretty at the base of Mount Washington is one of the best places to stay in the White Mountains — the Glen House.
This charming boutique hotel prides itself on building a more sustainable future through the use of technology and design, ensuring the beauty of the White Mountains keeps folks coming back for years to come.
When choosing a hotel in the White Mountains, location is key and the Glen House doesn’t disappoint. You’ll have access to a plethora of recreational activities and prime leaf-peeping opportunities.
Check out the current prices at The Glen House.
Omni Mount Washington Hotel
The Omni Mount Washington Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in the White Mountains. Best known for its undeniable beauty and the dynamic mountains that surround it, this hotel offers everything you would ever need for a relaxing stay during your visit to New Hampshire.
As you can imagine, luxury doesn’t come cheap. During peak seasons, daily rates clock in at $750+ per night but during non-peak times you can expect to pay closer to $350 per night.
If you find yourself lodging at this epic hotel in the White Mountains, make sure to swing by The Cave, a prohibition-era speakeasy.
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Adair Country Inn
If you’re looking for a romantic escape to New Hampshire, look no further than the ever-charming Adair Country Inn.
This is one of my personal favorite options for lodging in the White Mountains thanks to the hospitality of the kind staff. This is a place you visit if you’re in desperate need of relaxation.
The inn is located on a peaceful 200-acre estate that comes to life with blazing fall colors during the fall months.
The views of the Presidential Range from this charming inn are hard to beat and I’m sure you’ll head straight towards them as soon as you wrap up your complimentary breakfast.
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North Conway Grand Hotel
The location of the North Conway Grand Hotel simply can’t be beat. Situated right in the heart of the White Mountains, this unfussy hotel is perfect for travelers.
Head’s up, this hotel is located right next to the massive outlet mall and since New Hampshire doesn’t have a sales tax, the price you see is the price you pay.
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Image courtesy North Conway Grand Hotel
Snowvillage Inn is a charming inn that feels more like home than lodging accommodations. Surrounded by breathtaking views in all directions, this is a great spot to stay in the White Mountains.
From the inn you’ll see the Presidential Mountain Range on full display but it’s Mount Washington that truly steals the show.
The inn is removed enough from the more touristy town of North Conway so you can have some semblance of peace during your time in New Hampshire. But still close enough to the action, you’re never more than a 10-minute drive from hiking trails, shopping, restaurants or the local brewery — Tuckerman Brewing Co.
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Image courtesy Stonevillage Inn
Like most visitors, while pulling up to Stonehurst Manor, we assumed we arrived at someone’s private residence!
Located one mile north of North Conway, this hotel is a great option for anyone looking for great lodging in the White Mountains.
Some rooms come with working fireplaces and Jacuzzi’s, making this a great romantic escape for couples any time of year. The restaurant gets rave reviews and the bar is known for making knock-out drinks.
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Admittedly farther removed from the White Mountains than the other lodgings on this list, the Wakefield Inn is too charming to skip.
The three-story house was built in 1804 (when Thomas Jefferson was president!) as a personal home. The original owner was intent on building the most tallest and grandest home in Wakefield, New Hampshire, a dream he achieved.
The home was transformed into an inn in 1890 and the rest, as they say, is history.
Guests can choose for a handful of relaxing activities. The wrap-around porch offers great views of the surrounding mountains and guests are welcome to enjoy a lovely stroll through the inn’s garden.
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Where to Stay in the White Mountains (Post Summary)
In sum, these are the best lodging options in the White Mountains
- Notchland Inn
- The Glen House
- Wakefield Inn
- Mountain View Grand Resort
- Omni Mount Washington Resort
- Adair Country Inn
- North Conway Grand Hotel
- Snowvillage Inn
- The White Mountain Hotel & Resort
- Stonehurst Manor
Best Hotels in the White Mountains (Helpful Map)
Further Reading: 10 EPIC Places for Fall Color in New Hampshire (Spoiler Alert: The White Mountains)
Until next time,
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