When you walk the landscaped grounds and gardens and through the halls of the majestic Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, you are strolling through history. The resort opened as an inn in 1866 and has hosted former presidents from Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt to Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. Other guests have included Robert Frost, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Babe Ruth, Neil Armstrong – and all four Marx Brothers! The inn added its classic golf course in 1900, along with steam heat and electric lighting. The iconic Italian Revival-style tower, which still welcomes guests to luxurious, relaxing vacations, was erected in 1911-12. Some things have not changed, though: The mountain views are still jaw-dropping, the accommodations comfortable and the hospitality as warm as it was a century and a half ago.
Romantic past, famously designed surroundings, make this elegant inn a must-visit
The story of the Adair Country Inn and Restaurant is as romantic as its stunning location in the heart of the White Mountains. Built in 1927 by renowned lawyer Frank Hogan as a gift to his only daughter, Dorothy, upon her marriage, the elegant 11-room inn sits on 200 acres of manicured grounds and stone walls. Those scenic grounds, walking trails and colorful gardens were designed by the Olmsted Brothers, son of the man who designed New York’s Central Park. Today, they provide the serene, and romantic, atmosphere that draws guests back regularly to the inn and its exquisite accommodations with four-poster feather beds and cast-iron gas stove fireplaces.