With all the travel restrictions in place, I’ve been reminiscing about our past trips and I realized I never shared about our amazing stay last summer at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Every year, Rob’s work sponsors a trip for employees and their families to celebrate the year. It’s a chance to network and have some downtime and I look forward to it every year! Last year, the annual weekend away was at the Omni Mount Washington Resort and when I found out I literally jumped for joy. The Omni Mount Washington has been on my bucket list for awhile now and I couldn’t wait to check it out. We brought the whole family, including my parents who helped with the kids during the nightly activities.
The Resort, a New England classic, is set back on a long driveway and the back of the hotel faces Mount Washington. Driving up on the long road to the hotel, the iconic red roof immediately caught my eye. Walking on the front porch through the front doors, I immediately noticed all the windows looking out to the front and back of the hotel. I was continually drawn to the Conservatory that led you out back to the Veranda with endless views of the mountains. It was the ideal spot to put on a blanket and watch the sunset or have a coffee. This spot felt like the heart of the hotel. The views are endless and there is plenty of outdoor seating to take them in. I swear the air seems fresher up here. My favorite memory of the weekend was grabbing coffee and a easy breakfast and sitting on the back porch with the kids. It was breakfast with the most perfect view!
Each night, the fire pits in the back of the resort were blazing. Families would gather around to have smores or a drink by the fire. Kids were running on the back hill enjoying all the time outdoors.
The activities at the Resort are endless. There is a spa, pool, golf course, hiking, restaurants, and ski trails, to name a few. We took the kids for walks around the property eyeing the hydrangea-lined paths and incredible scenery. I can only imagine the property in the Fall with the New England foliage bursting all around the Resort.
In our few days there, we squeezed in as much as we could. I would highly suggest a ride on the Cog Railway up to the top of Mount Washington. This was such a fun experience for the whole family. It was a 3-hour round trip ride, with a stopping point at the top to explore the Summit. It amazed me how much the temperature dropped at the top of the mountain. We also took the kids to Santa Land, a Christmas-Themed amusement park. Elle went wild with the fact that it felt like Christmas in the summer! The Resort exceeded my expectations for the weekend and I can’t wait for another visit very soon!