Set in acres of parkland, this traditional inn in the shadow of the Northeast’s highest peaks is a year-round base from which to explore Bretton Woods.

The Omni Bretton Arms Inn first welcomed guests in 1907 and was restored as a country inn in 1986, when it was designated a National Historic Landmark. Sit on the wraparound balcony in the shadow of Mt Washington and it’s easy to imagine that time’s stood still. Step inside however, and you’ll see that this is very much a 21st-century bolthole putting poolside rejuvenation, spa treatments and meals at an award-winning restaurant on the agenda.

In Bretton Woods location is everything – and the Bretton Arms is perfectly placed for recreational pursuits. Go horse riding, swimming, or fishing at Echo Lake Beach, play championship golf, ski, hike or ride the Mt Washington Cog Railway, and then head back to a classically furnished room featuring brown leathers and hardwood furniture, bathrooms with tubs and beautiful views.

The Bretton Arms Inn is within walking (or shuttle) distance of the historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel, which means guests get the intimacy of the inn with access to the pools and gardens of one of New England’s grandest resorts.

Locally Paid Fees & Taxes: Expect to pay approximately $34 per room per night for hotel resort fees and local taxes.

3.5 stars