Mount Washington Hotel Virtual Tour
- Click here for a quick look at Mount Washington Hotel. A very short tour for those in a hurry.
- Information for Planning Your Visit to Mount Washington Hotel Description of the facilities, amenities offered in guest rooms, directions, maps, more. All the information you need to help you plan a visit.
- References/ Bibliography. Sources for additional information on the lodge for those who want to research even deeper than what is offered here.
In 1999 the Mount Washington Hotel started operating year-round. Until that time it had closed for the winter months. In 2003 the hotel's interior was remodeled by Interior Designer Carleton Varney. In 2004 the hotel's mechanical system was updated to provide individual room climate control in all the guest rooms. In 2007 a major restoration of the hotel's exterior began and the golf courses were reconstructed. A new spa and 20,000 square foot conference center addition also began construction in 2007, as well as a new outdoor pool, and a new driveway configuration leading up to the hotel. All are expected to be completed in fall 2008.
Basic Guest Room
Vista Guest Rooms
The Princess Suite
The Princess Suite, room 314, was one of Princess Faucigny-Lucinge's rooms at the hotel (she moved around.) The four poster bed in the photos below was her favorite, she would not sleep in other beds. When she changed rooms or moved to one of her other hotels at the end of the season, the bed was disassembled, boxed up, shipped to the new location, and then set up in her new room prior to her arrival.
Virtual Reality Panorama of the Princess Suite:
The ghost of Princess Faucigny-Lucinge is said to haunt the Mount Washington Hotel. She isn't known to disturb guests but there are infrequent reports of a woman seen in various locations around the hotel, wearing Victorian clothing and almost always seen combing her hair. In a staff photo taken on the front lawn of the hotel you can see a woman in Victorian dress looking out the window of the Princess Suite. But most of the time her ghost is seen at other locations in the hotel rather than any of the rooms.
A few days prior to our stay a staff member claims they encountered a ghost in one of the stalls of the public women's restroom on the Stickney Street level. The restroom is adjacent The Cave which was formerly a speakeasy and may have seen some unbecoming behavior over the years. Perhaps the ghost in the stall was a former hostess or guest who wandered over from The Cave!
Not the normal brochure photos
Special thanks to the media relations office and Adventure Desk staff of the Mount Washington Hotel and especially to Mac McQueeney for showing us around the hotel, providing much of the information presented here, answering our many questions, and putting up with our wandering off from the normal "tour route"!
References and Books:
The Mount Washington, a Century of Grandeur by Ted Landphair & Carol M. High Smith. Coffee table book on the Mount Washington Hotel. Contains a history of the hotel & lots of high quality photos. Out of print, limited availability.