Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
On a rainy night in 1865, a group of travelers en route to Montreal was stranded when their stagecoach overturned in Whitefield, N.H. Despite the late hour, they found a warm welcome at the nearby Dodge farmhouse and were so captivated by the hospitality of their hosts and the spectacular surroundings that they prolonged their stay. The following summer, the group returned and convinced the Dodges to open an inn, aptly named Mountain View House. A number of additions were gradually made to the original structure, including a dramatic two-story piazza and observatory towers, as well as a bowling alley, billiards hall and dancing parlor. The seasonal hotel remained in the Dodge family until 1979. Mountain View closed in the 1980s, and reopened after a $20 million restoration was completed in 2002, breathing life back into the resort and adding the luxurious full-service Mountain View Spa, an indoor movie theater, wine cellar dining, an indoor pool, and a state-of-the-art health and fitness center.
Today, the resort’s stunning public spaces offer some of the most spectacular views in New England. Added renovations have created beautiful spaces for meetings and weddings. The hotel features the oldest operating elevator in the state of New Hampshire and, in tribute to its past, a working farm with horses, sheep, goats, chickens, Scottish Highland cattle, Angora rabbits and more. Historic hotel tours are offered to guests every day. Mountain View has an extensive complimentary children’s activities program called Mountaineering Club. The hotel features an historic golf course (opened in 1900), tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, dogsled adventures, moose tours, whitewater rafting, and a wide range of activities both at the hotel and off-property in the magnificent White Mountains.
Mountain View is the only hotel or resort in New Hampshire to earn AAA Four Diamond honors in both Lodging and Dining for 2008 through 2012. A perfect marriage of charming elegance and contemporary amenities, Mountain View Grand is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
Committed to environmental sustainability, Mountain View Grand is an official EPA Green Power Partner, receiving all of its electrical power from the wind, including production from its own on-site wind turbine. For its many sustainability initiatives, the resort has been named an Environmental Champion by the N.H. Lodging and Restaurant Association.
President Dwight Eisenhower was such a frequent guest that a room in the hotel, the Eisenhower Library, bears his name. In the library guests can view a photograph of President Eisenhower and Mountain View Grand's founding family--The Dodges.
Original Property Opened: 1865
Mountain View Road
Whitefield, NH 03598
Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number (800) 678-8946
The Civil War, 1860 ~ 1865
On a rainy night in 1865, a group of travelers en route to Montreal was stranded when their stagecoach overturned in Whitefield, N.H. Despite the late hour, they found a warm welcome at the nearby Dodge farmhouse and were so captivated by the hospitality of their hosts and the spectacular surroundings that they prolonged their stay.
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