About Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods is known as the largest ski area in New Hampshire, but the fun doesn't stop here once the winter months end. A wide range of cultural attractions, great hiking and camping options, and friendly locals make this an excellent place to visit any time of year! Browse the trendy shops and boutiques along Mt. Washington Hotel Road, or take a drive along Route 302 to sample one of the many restaurants in town serving up delicious New England seafood.

Here are just a few of attractions and activities that this wonderful town has to offer:

  • Mount Washington Observatory: This observatory has been keeping a close eye on the 6,000 foot summit of Mount Washington since 1932, and offers free guided tours throughout the week.
  • Play Golf: Mount Washington Golf Course is considered to be one of the finest 18-hole courses in all of New England.
  • Cog Railway: Take a ride up to the top of Mount Washington on what remains the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway.

You can listen to local bands or entertaining speakers most nights of the week in Bretton Woods. However, most of the bigger festivals in Bretton Woods are held during the spring and summer months.

Take part in the environmentally conscious activities and presentations during Earth Week in April, watch the parades and fireworks celebrations that take place throughout the July 4th weekend, or take a trip back to the flapper era during the Roaring 20s Weekend in August.

There's a vacation rental available in Bretton Woods that has everything you need for a perfect getaway. Rent a condo steps from the mountains for a Bretton woods skiing experience, or grab a luxury apartment with ocean views right out your bedroom window.

If you have some extra time to explore the surrounding area, visit the historical town of Plymouth or the beautiful parks found throughout Wolfeboro.