New trails at Bretton Woods mean only one thing to Boston skiers: Take Friday off.Stepping inside the Mount Washington Hotel's massive turn-of-the-century lobby, it's difficult to know where to look first: Tiffany-glass transoms, cast-plaster moldings, solid-brass fixtures, ornate Corinthian capitals. In front of the enormous fireplace, skiers relax after a day on the slopes of New Hampshire's Bretton Woods Mountain Resort, kicking back on timeworn antique furniture. A stately grandfather clock marks the time nearby.
The Mount Washington is a concert grand that commands the White Mountain stage.
The Mount Washington is a concert grand that commands the White Mountain stage. It's a stunning example of Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture, with the snowcapped peak of its namesake providing fitting backdrop. Few resorts can compete with the Mount Washington in delivering grandeur and pomp on such an immense scale: The lobby alone is 230 feet long and up to 60 feet wide. Add to that a royal lineage and a place in world history: In 1944, the World Bank was created and the gold standard set at the Bretton Woods Monetary Conference.