Thinking about a winter getaway? Why not take a road trip to New Hampshire? Just a few hours from New York City or Boston, New Hampshire has some of the best skiing in New England and some of the coziest boutique hotels in the world. We have teamed up with New England Audi Dealers to create the perfect pocket guide for a winter road trip through New Hampshire.
First stop is Mount Sunapee. Offering family-friendly slopes for the past 75 years, Mount Sunapee is a favorite amongst New Englanders. And the best part is that the mountain is on the Epic Pass, so if you are a pass holder, you must visit this season.
Where to stay: Bluebird Sunapee
Nestled amongst the mountains and the fifth largest lake in New Hampshire, Bluebird Sunapee is a year-round destination but comes alive in the wintertime. Just minutes from the slopes, this is the place to call home while skiing at Mount Sunapee. After a long day on the mountain, return to the hotel and enjoy the indoor heated saltwater pool and fire pits!
Heading up a bit more north is Bretton Woods. Consistently ranked amongst the top ski resorts in New England for decades, Bretton Woods is a must, whether this is your first time in New Hampshire or your tenth.
Where to stay: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
If you are looking for a boutique hotel with lots of history, book the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa. Just 20 minutes from the Bretton Woods ski area, Mountain View Grand offers views, fantastic dining, cozy quarters, and an award-winning spa.
Next up is Attitash Mountain. South of Bretton Woods, Attitash offers 68 trails and 8 lifts across two big, connected mountains (Attitash & Bear Peak). Expect classic New England skiing with lots of beautiful scenery alongside some comfortable wide-open runs that offer a chance for skiers at all levels to enjoy the mountain.
Where to stay: The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa
The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa is the perfect place to stay when skiing at Attitash and you want a luxurious boutique hotel experience. Be sure to book a table at their fine dining restaurant, Forty at Thorn Hill, for a romantic evening after a day on the slopes.
Gunstock Mountain is one of those places where so many of us learned how to ski. Under 2 hours from Boston, Gunstock is a place perfect for a weekend getaway or to close out an epic road trip throughout New Hampshire. Enjoy the mountain’s 227 skiable acres and 49 trails all winter long.
Where to stay: Pickering House Inn
Voted the number one resort in New England by Travel and Leisure last year, the Pickering House Inn needs to be on your list. While the inn may only have ten rooms, it packs a punch regarding style and comfort. But then again there are only ten rooms so book ahead!
If you have a night or two to spare, consider visiting Portsmouth, NH, this winter as well! Located on the Atlantic, Portsmouth is a classic New England seaside town chock full of charm. Expect colonial architecture, cute boutiques, and even cuter coffee shops.
Where to stay: Hotel Portsmouth
A member of Lark Hotels, the Hotel Portsmouth is a modern B&B located within walking distance of downtown Portsmouth. Enjoy the signature quirky chic Lark Hotel styling alongside authentic historic details throughout the hotel. The Hotel Portsmouth is the perfect taste of New England that we all deserve this winter.
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