The Glen House hotel opened at the base of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. The property has historic roots in the state's White Mountains. The new hotel is the fifth iteration of The Glen House to be built near the site of the original hotel, a landmark that opened in 1852 as tourists began to flock to the summit of 6,288-foot Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. The new hotel carries on the tradition of its predecessors and is the first property to stand on this site in more than half a century.
Owned by the Mt. Washington Summit Road Company and managed by Olympia Hotel Management, the hotel is the ideal base camp for those who love the outdoors and adventures in the White Mountains. The heart of the property is a great room that extends from the lobby to a sitting area with a towering stone fireplace, an open bar area and massive windows framing a view of Mt Washington and neighboring peaks in the Presidential Range. The cathedral ceiling, oversize chairs and the sense of space give this room the feeling of a classic White Mountain lodge. The great room leads to an expansive outside deck that's partly covered, with ample seating and a stone fire pit, perfect for après ski sessions.
The design of this newest incarnation of The Glen House pays homage to the classic White Mountain hotels of the 1850's, utilizing clapboards and painted trim in a style similar to its predecessors. Half of the 68 guest rooms have views of Mt. Washington and sunset, while the others look towards neighboring Maine and the Wildcat Mountain Ski Area for sunrise views. Artwork embraces both the history of the Mt. Washington Auto Road and the four previous hotels. There is a gym and an indoor salt water swimming pool.
The Glen House restaurant, The Notch Grille, is under the direction of Chef John Ginter and serves “comfort food with a twist.” The adjacent bar and outdoor patio with fire pit is the ideal place to sip a local brew after hiking or skiing and enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Washington. The restaurant, which is open to the public, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch on the weekends, as well as a mid-afternoon social menu and an après ski menu.
The hotel offers more than 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space and seats up to 200 guests, making it ideal for social events, business meetings and corporate retreats. The hotel is a full-service meeting and event venue, with a dedicated meeting staff.