A few weeks ago, we had the distinct pleasure of spending the weekend with our wives at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH. The hotel has a rich history dating back to 1902, when it first opened its doors. Today, 112 years later, the hotel still has that old charming feel from it’s recent renovation. As we drove up the long driveway to the resort, the sun was beaming off the bright white façade of the hotel, Mt. Washington towering behind it and the 9 hole Mt. Pleasant Golf Course sat quietly waiting for us to grace its fairways. With perfect weather in the forecast a dream weekend was on the horizon.
The resort staff showed five star hospitality from the moment we arrived. Our conjoining rooms had a fabulous mountain views, overlooking the Presidential Lawn, pool and the 18 hole Mount Washington Course. Our wives headed down to the spa and went shopping at the nearby outlets while Greg and I hit the greens. Fair trade right?
In 2014, our subscribers voted the Omni Mount Washington Resort as the #1 Golf Resort in New England and we can see why. The resort offers 27 challenging holes, the 18 hole Mount Washington Course and the 9 hole Mount Pleasant Course. The Mount Washington Course, with spectacular 360 degree views of the Presidential Mountain Range, was designed by the great Donald Ross in 1915. The course was re-opened in 2008 after an original restoration by noted golf course architect Brian Silva. The course was challenging but fair with bunkers perfectly placed in landing areas and false fronts to grab the shots that came up just a bit too short. The 9 hole Mount Pleasant Course first opened in 1895 and plays to a par 35. In 1989, the course was restored by Cornish & Silva and now offers a very challenging round alongside the NH’s Ammonoosuc River. We were very impressed with Mount Washington’s initiative to grow the game by offering family tees and larger holes on what they call their Family Course.
On our last night, the four of us had a delicious dinner at Stickney’s Restaurant on the lower level of the resort. The renowned pub and steakhouse integrates fresh and local regional products with the finest ingredients available. On a cool night you can sit by the fire or in the summer take a seat on the back patio and enjoy the view. After dinner we stopped by The Cave for a night cap. This prohibition-era, stone bar is an experience and atmosphere not to be missed! The Omni Mount Washington is one of the finest resorts in New England and if you have not had the chance to stay there, we suggest crossing that off your bucket list soon with a 3-Day Vaca!! For more information visit ominhotels.com.
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