Summer on the Slopes

Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Family Fun

The largest ski resort in the state, Bretton Woods is home to the awesome Mount Washington Hotel, a National Historic Landmark built in 1902. But the area also offers lots of fun things to do in the summer: Tennis, golf, and horseback riding have been the most popular activities at the resort since it opened. Kids have to be at least 10 to take trail rides on horses, but there are also pony rides for little ones. Say yes to a tour of the hotel's elaborate architecture -- a must-see even for children. And don't miss the narrated ride to the top of the mountain on the restored Mount Washington Cog Railway, which was built in 1869. The train makes the scenic trip up and back in about three hours. Need some alone time? Enroll your kids in the evening program, and take a romantic carriage ride, followed by dinner for two.

Child's Play

The hotel's Kids' Camp (ages 4 to 12; included with your stay) has all the traditional summer activities -- hiking, crafts, movies, and games -- but there's also a special surprise event each session, such as tennis with a resort pro or cooking with the chef.

Cool Deal

With the Mount Washington Hotel's Family Vacation Package, kids 12 and under stay and eat free Sunday through Thursday. Rooms with two queen beds start at $175 per person, per night; the rate includes a four-course dinner and full breakfast daily.

Contact information: 877-873-0626 or brettonwoods.com

 

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