The historic Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire will be known as the Omni Mount Washington Resort from September 1 following a deal between the resort’s owner, real-estate investment trust CNL Lifestyle Properties, and Omni Hotels for Omni to become the long-term operator of the resort.
Located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, at the base of Mount Washington ― the highest peak in the Northeast U.S. ― the resort is home to 365 guest rooms in three lodging facilities: The Mount Washington Hotel, the Bretton Arms Inn and The Lodge.
The 107-year-old Mount Washington Resort offers an array of seasonal activities. During the winter months, guests can ski and snowboard at Bretton Woods, as well as participating in sleigh rides, dog-sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing and ice climbing. In the summer, activities include golfing at two championship golf courses, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, and fly fishing on the Ammonoosuc River. The resort is also home to the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, featuring a one-of-a-kind 3.5-hour zip line adventure from treetop to treetop through the ancient forest of Rosebrook Canyon.
Recently completed at the resort is a multimillion restoration and renovation project that includes a new 25,000-square-foot spa, a 20,000-square-foot conference center, an outdoor swimming pool complex and guest rooms at the Mount Washington Hotel. CNL Lifestyle Properties has committed to invest an additional $10 million in future renovations, including additional guest rooms, food and beverage venues and public areas.
Other improvements include the restoration of the 18-hole Mount Washington Course ― owned and operated by Crosland/Celebration Associates ― based on the original 1915 Donald Ross design.
The resort is surrounded by nearly 800,000 acres of the White Mountain National Forest. It is a two-and-a-half hour drive from Boston and Portland, three hours from Montreal and Providence, six hours from New York and is within two hours of the Manchester, New Hampshire airport.
The historic resort is renowned for hosting the Bretton Woods International Monetary Conference in 1944 where delegates established the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, the gold standard was set at $35 an ounce and the American dollar became the benchmark for international exchange. Past guests include Thomas Edison, Babe Ruth and three U.S. presidents.