Mt Washington Auto Road Specials 2016

The Mt Washington Auto Road is beginning its 155th season for guests to drive their own vehicles to the tree line at 4,200. The 4.5 mile drive to treeline provides stunning vistas of the northern Presidentials and Great Gulf Wilderness offering a true taste of the Mount Washington experience.

As usual, lots of events for 2016 have been planned on the Mt Washington Auto-Road and Great Glen Trails and we join the celebration by offering special discounts to those participating and staying with us. These discounts apply as well for ANY events organized by the Mt Washington Observatory.

Get 10% off a 1 night stay, and 15% off a two-night stay!

In addition, any guest staying with us can get FREE vouchers giving them these summer benefits:

  • FREE use of the Great Glen Trails system for biking, running or walking,
  • 50% discount on bike rental packages at Great Glen Trails (4 hour minimum),
  • Discounted guided tour tickets ($25 Adult/Senior , $10 kids age 5-12)
  • (1) Adult Passenger FREE with a paid “Drive Yourself” toll at the Mt Washington Auto-Road ($8 savings!)

Don’t forget to mention your participation to any of these events upon reservation to get your discount!


June 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 & 15, 2016Bicknell’s Thrush Tours
Bicknell’s Thrush is an extremely rare species with very limited breeding grounds. It is the rarest and most secretive of the breeding thrushes in North America and it is the only bird whose breeding is restricted to the Northeastern part of the continent.

Bicknell's Thrush Mt Washington NH

June 13 & 16, 2016 : Ride to The Sky
If you thought Laconia Bike Week was entertaining, wait until you ride the Mt. Washington Auto Road. A ride up Mt. Washington is a one of-a-kind experience. Every time. Encounter ever changing weather, panoramic views and four climate zones as you climb the highest point in the Northeast. You’ve seen the bumper stickers. Now, discover what all the fuss is about.

Ride to the Sky event on the Mt Washington Auto Road

June 16, 2016 : Northeast Delta Dental Mt Washington Road Race
A footrace to the summit of Mt. Washington! Runners from around the globe come to the Mt. Washington Auto Road to take on the fabled climb. Auto Road closed to the public until 1:30pm. 

Mt Washington Delta dental road race

June 18, 2016: Minis on Top
200+ Mini Coopers from around the world enjoy an evening tour and barbecue on the Mt. Washington Auto Road. You can bring your car group or club here too!

Mt Washington Auto Road minis on top

June 19 & 31 2016: Sunrise on Mt Washington
The Auto Road opens at 3:30 am for cars, pickups and motorcycles to drive to the summit of Mt. Washington. Experience the brilliant colors, crisp mountain air and maybe even a view of the sun coming up over the Atlantic Ocean.

Sunrise Mt Washington NH

July 16, 2016 : Seek Your Peak
As the largest annual fundraiser of the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, Seek the Peak welcomes hikers of all ages and abilities to Mount Washington and its neighboring peaks and places of interest in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Seek the Peak Mt Washington Observatory

August 20, 2016 : Mt Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hill Climb
The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb and Newton’s Revenge are known as the toughest hillclimbs in the world at 7.6 miles in length, has an average grade of 12% with extended sections of 18% and the last 50 yards is an amazing 22%! Sprint that to the finish!

August 28, 2016: Sunrise on Mt Washington
The Auto Road opens at 3:30 am for cars, pickups and motorcycles to drive to the summit of Mt. Washington. Experience the brilliant colors, crisp mountain air and maybe even a view of the sun coming up over the Atlantic Ocean

A Magical Journey to the North Pole


It may only be spring but it’s already time to start thinking about Good Ole St. Nick and his North Pole Wonderland. If you are planning on visiting the Mount Washington Valley this holiday season make sure “A Magical Journey To The North Pole” is on the itinerary. Your little ones will just love it!

Here is what you can expect:

  • A train ride to the North Pole in your PJs (or not!)
  • Christmas Carols that we all sing together while aboard
  • Hot cocoa and candy to warm up your heart
  • A sea of Elves with their lanterns, awaiting you at the North Pole to deliver you to Santa
  • A read-aloud of the classic “The Night Before Christmas” poem by Clement Clarke Moore
  • Santa himself giving the first gift of Christmas to all the kids
  • Wonderful memories for years to come


Each year, the Cranmore Mountain Lodge buys a very limited number of coach tickets as a sponsor to the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation. Below are the available dates:

  • Saturday November 26 – 4 tickets at 4 pm and 8 tickets at 6:30 pm
  • Saturday December 3 – 8 tickets at 4 pm and 8 tickets at 6:30 pm
  • Saturday December 10 – 6 tickets at 4 pm and 10 tickets at 6:30 pm
  • Saturday December 17 – 6 tickets at 4 pm and 10 tickets at 6:30 pm

Note : The Journey to the North Pole also offers performances on November 18, 19, 25, 27, December 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 22, and 23 as well. If you wish to stay at the Cranmore Mountain Lodge on these dates, please contact us ASAP.


The Cranmore Mountain Lodge has the perfect holiday getaway package which includes:

  • 1 night (NEW THIS YEAR!) or 2 nights with us
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
  • Coach tickets to the North Conway Journey to the North Pole (children 1 and under travelling on parents lap are free)
  • Hot cocoa and cookies/cake every afternoon
  • A gift per child under our Christmas tree, with his/her name on it
  • A Dining Pass for discounts to area restaurants
  • FREE tubing and/or x-country skiing and/or snowshoeing at Great Glen Trails (weather permitting)
  • Optional discount tickets for Cranmore Mountain’s mountain coaster, giant swing, and tubing (weather permitting)
  • Optional 3rd night with a 10% discount

Contact  The Cranmore Mountain Lodge today to reserve your room and “A Magical Journey To The North Pole” tickets!


We look forward to seeing you this holiday season – The staff at the Cranmore Mountain Lodge

Your Springtime Guide To North Conway, New Hampshire

Between the snows of winter and the heat of the summer, North Conway has much to offer during the arrival of spring. Come enjoy the valley as it begins to bloom!

Need some fun activities to do with your family or friends?

The Cranmore Mountain Lodge’s Springtime Guide To North Conway has everything you are looking for! We hope you enjoy your stay in the Mount Washington Valley this spring!


Sightseeing In North Conway

Mt Washington Auto Road

Mount Washington

  • Auto Road – Experience the incredible views from New England’s tallest peak on the oldest man made attraction in America. Our guests get discount voucher on the guided tour and one free adult passenger.
  • Cog Railway – If driving is not your game, then experience the splendors of Mount Washington from the only cog railway this side of the Rockies!
  • Mount Washington Hotel – Visit the historic Mount Washington Hotel, built in 1902 for drinks or lunch. It is well worth the 40 minute trip up route 16 from North Conway.
Wildcat Mountain Gondola

Wildcat Mountain

  • Gondola Ride – Experience breathtaking views of the East’s highest peaks in the comfort and security of Wildcat’s 4-person glass-enclosed gondola cabins!
Diana’s Bath


Waterfalls & Covered Bridges

Conway Scenic Railroad

Conway Scenic Railroad

  • Check out all the beauty that the Mountain Washington Valley has to offer from a historic train car. The Conway Scenic Railroad offers different themed excursions as well as trips that include lunch or dinner. For a different sight-seeing perspective, take a relaxing scenic train ride.

Local Sugar Houses

  • The Maple tree sap has been replenished, so this is the best time to learn about maple sugaring by visiting local sugar houses. You can also learn maple sugaring by hiking the trails of 100 Acre Woods with your family.

Springtime Outdoors Fun

Mountain Biking at Great Glen Trails


  • Great Glen Trails diverse bike trail system crosses beautiful fields, scenic rivers, and beaver bogs. Our guests get vouchers for free use of the trail system and discount on bike rentals.
Horseback Riding at Farm by the River

Horseback Riding

  • You might enjoy a horseback ride at The Farm by the River Stables, open to the general public year round. Choose from daily scenic horseback, carriage, wagon and pony rides for the little ones! Our guests receive a discount by showing their room key.
blackie nov 2009 kearsarge
View from the summit of Mt Kearsarge


  • If the outdoors and nature are your calling, there a countless trails to explore. A few of our favorites are  Black Cap which is family friendly and Mt. Kearsarge for the more experienced hiker.

Shopping & Dining

Shopping at Settlers’ Green Outlet Stores

Settlers Green Outlets

  • If shopping is your kind of adventure, then the Settler’s Green Outlet Stores Village is the place for you. You will find the mall brands with outlet prices and its tax free!
  • Be sure to visit downtown North Conway Village for one of a kind shops and unique boutiques.


Places To Eat

  • If you are a foodie or looking for a family friendly eatery, then the Valley Originals will whet your appetite. All these establishments are owned and operated by local chefs.
  • The North Conway area also offers ethnic cuisine as including Mexican, Thai and Italian to name a few.

buildings from pond

If you are looking for place to stay that embodies the spirit of North Conway and the Mount Washington Valley, please visit the historic Cranmore Mountain Lodge, Babe Ruth’s favorite B&B. We pride ourselves on our neighborly hospitality and delicious French breakfast.

Need more reasons to stay at Cranmore Mountain Lodge?
Take advantage of our special promotion now and save big!

We hope to see you soon!

Summer 2016 Early Birds Special

Save up to
15% OFF your Spring/Summer stay
with us!

15% OFF if you book before April 15, 2016
10% off if you book between April 16 and May 12, 2016

– Stay must be between May 13 and September 22, 2016
– Cannot be combined with any other offer, special deal, gift certificate or lodging package
– Cannot be applied on an existing reservation
– Discount applicable on room rate only (not applicable on extra adult/child fee, dog fee…)
– 50% deposit of our regular rates required upon booking (100% of stay if booking made with 7 days of stay)
– Booking must be direct with us by calling 800-356-3596 or from our website ; mention promotion code “SUMEARLY2016
Check out this nice sight seeing circuit to discover the beautiful waterfalls and covered bridges in the Mt Washington Valley
Many summer activities are located right at our doorstep

Summertime Things to Do in North Conway, NH

The Mount Washington Valley has much to offer after the snow melts and the temperature begins to rise. Whether you love to hike, shop or just want to get away with family, you can find it all right here.

Here is the Cranmore Mountain Lodge’s list of summertime things to do in North Conway, New Hampshire. We hope you found some good ideas for your next trip and safe travels!

Champney Falls

Sightseeing In North Conway

Echo Lake State Park

  • Cathedral Ledge – if you want a breathtaking view of the valley in all its splendor, bring your camera and take the short 20 minute drive from downtown North Conway
  • Echo Lake – Provides a great venue for picnics and refreshing swims at the base of Cathedral Ledge

Waterfalls & Covered Bridges

Conway Scenic Railroad

  • Check out all the beauty that the Mount Washington Valley has to offer from a historic train car. The Conway Scenic railroad offers different themed excursions as well as trips that include lunch or dinner. For a different sight-seeing perspective, take a relaxing scenic train ride.

Continue reading Summertime Things to Do in North Conway, NH

2015 Christmas Vacation Week In North Conway NH

Spend the Holidays in Winter Wonderland! Besides all the skiing, snowshoeing, mountain rides, sightseeing and shopping that you can do in the area, we are listing here some special events and Holiday dinners offered in the Mt Washington Valley, to help you plan your stay with us :

December 26, 2015 to January 1, 2016: Holiday Trains at the Conway Scenic Railroad, Old-fashioned train rides will be offered twice daily during Christmas Vacation Week.

December 26 & 27, 2015: Guided snowshoe tour at Jackson X-Country Ski Touring. Discover places along the trails and off the system that most people will never get to find. This is a fun and interesting tour led by snowshoeing experts who will also give technique tips along the way.

December 26, 2015 & January 2, 2016: Cranapalooza on Cranmore Mountain, a family entertainment with s’mores, face painting, hugs with Cranmore’s penguin mascot, C-More…

December 26, 2015 : Evening Showshoe Tour at Great Glen Trails. Experience the wonder of a night time winter walk. Join an AMC naturalist on a guided showshoe walk. Reservations required.

December 27, 2015 : Winter Fatbiking at Great Glen Trails.

December 27, 2015 : Ski with a Naturalist at Great Glen Trails.

December 27, 2015 : Grommet Shed Fest on Cranmore Mountain, A free freestyle event and park safety clinic open to skiers and riders 12 and under.

December 31, 2015 :

  • New Year’s Eve Partybration at Santa’s Village : Santa welcomes you to his sixth annual New Year’s Eve Partybration. Father Time will turn the clocks ahead 4 hours, and begin celebrating the new year a bit early for our younger guests. It’s a grand time to visit with Father Time, ride on all your favorite rides, and see great fireworks one last time this year.


NEW YEAR’S EVE DINING OPTIONS (reserve early!) :

January 2, 2016 : Covered Wagon in the Snow at the Conway Scenic Railroad.

Historical New England Bed & Breakfast Inn – North Conway NH


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