Idyllic getaways are a specialty at this country inn with a history centered on romance
You’ll sense the romantic history of the Adair Country Inn and Restaurant when you pass by stately pines, gleaming birches and stone walls on your drive up to the white colonial-style inn. The country estate was built in 1927 by Frank Hogan as a wedding gift for his only daughter, Dorothy Adair Hogan. The intricate, colorful gardens on the 200-acre estate were designed by the Olmsted Brothers and still welcome visitors seeking an idyllic retreat. The 11-room inn’s Carriage House was the original estate innkeeper’s quarters; the post-and-beam 1811 House retains its historic atmosphere (but adds a a jetted spa tub and large eat-in kitchen). Dine in casual comfort by the fire in the cozy on-site restaurant.
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.
3351 White Mountain HighwayNorth Conway, NH, 03860Phone: 603-356-3113Toll-Free: 800-525-9100
A carpet king’s vision can be your next destination
Stay at the White Mountain’s foremost example of Victorian rural elegance. Built as the summer estate of carpet baron Erastus Bigelow, this historic lodging offers 16 guest rooms in Manor house, and ten in a wing attached to the Manor with spectacular views of the Moat Mountain Range. Set on 30 pine wooded acres, the site has retained all of the original buildings and looks much as it did a century ago. There are Adirondack chairs and quiet places in the gardens to relax, and a tennis court and heated outdoor pool. Four dining rooms attend the popular gourmet restaurant and the Library Lounge is open for a nightcap by the fireplace. North Conway is your gateway to the area’s major attractions and seasonal recreational activities.