White Mountains – Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods is in an area within the town of Carroll, New Hampshire and is surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest. Bretton Woods was the site of the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference in 1944 which has given its name to the Bretton Woods system and led to the establishment of both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in 1945. The Bretton Woods system ended in 1971.

When in the White Mountains and Bretton Woods area, guests should visit the luxurious and historic Omni Mount Washington Resort. The Omni Mt. Washington is one of the last surviving New Hampshire grand hotels, and the resort includes two Donald Ross golf courses, alpine and Nordic skiing, a spa, tennis, horseback riding and much more.

Bretton Woods Ski Area, New Hampshire’s largest ski area, offers alpine skiing and riding as well as nordic skiing in the winter. In the summer relax and unwind with a scenic mountain view Gondola Skyride to the top of Bretton Woods and ziplining. 

Bretton Woods is also home to “Railway to the Moon” or the Mt. Washington Cog Railway. The Mount Washington Cog Railway, also known as the Cog, is the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway and carries passengers to the top of the Northeast’s highest peak, Mount Washington (6288ft). The railway was built by Sylvester Marsh who grew up in Campton, New Hampshire. Marsh came up with the idea while climbing Mount Washington in 1852.  

There are many different lodging options around the Bretton Woods area. From townhomes, camping, and hotels. There is a place for everyone to enjoy this White Mountains community.