Romantic and Pet-Friendly Inn on a Lake amid White Mountains
Perched on the ridge of Tenney Mountain and overlooking New Hampshire’s Newfound Lake, Coppertoppe Inn and Retreat Center offers an idyllic setting for a quiet mountain getaway. Enjoy natural gardens, a frog pond, and a picturesque arbor with a swing. Walk, bike, or drive around Newfound Lake to reach hiking trails and beaches.
The elegant guest rooms and suites feature mahogany floors and views of Newfound Lake and the surrounding mountains. Snuggle on a bed topped with down pillows or, if you have allergies, reserve hypoallergenic bedding from the innâ€™s pillow library. Your pet can even stay with you for an extra $15 a night.
With this Getaway, you get a romance package with treats, nonalcoholic drinks, and flowers. While you’re here, you can take advantage of Coppertoppe’s culinary offerings.Â A full breakfast buffet may include baked oatmeal, pancakes, or vegan goods. Many dishes are made with products from local farms, as well as herbs and veggies from the inn’s own organic gardens. If you have a special dietary restriction or request, the innkeepers will go out of their way to accommodate it.
Coppertoppe Inn and Retreat Center has multiple service packages available for purchase. Guests may bundle a 1-hour massage with services such as aromatherapy, kinesiology, or Reiki at a discounted rate. Yoga or Tai Chi classes, Tarot readings, and dowsing sessions are also available. For guests with pets, there is a Sunday Play Package available for purchase, where White Mountain College for Pets will pick up your dog, give them lunch, and let them play in two different playgroups. With the Day Play and Train Package, your dog can spend the day at Ebony Kennel, enjoying 60 minutes of training spread over the day.
White Mountains, New Hampshire: Soaring Peaks Surrounded by Historical New England Towns
There are 48 peaks that rise more than 4,000 feet in the White Mountains National Forest, making them New Englandâ€™s tallest mountains. The 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington is the tallest in the entire Northeast; from the top, you can get amazing views of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and, on especially clear days, Canada. To get to the top, you can either attempt the challenging hike up or take a scenic drive along the Mount Washington Auto Road. For a less daunting climb, thereâ€™s Crawford Notch State Park, where you can hike the Mount Willard trail. It climbs 3.9 miles to a summit with gorgeous vistas. Some ski resorts also make their home in the park, including the popular Wildcat Mountain near Mount Washington.
A handful of small historical towns dot the surrounding lowlands, and they all serve as excellent gateways to rugged adventure in the national forest. Many became popular vacation spots during the railroad era, when Bostonians and New Yorkers flocked here to exchange stifling city streets for mountain air. The historic village of Hebron sits at the southern end of the mountains on the shores of Newfound Lake, which is billed as one of the world’s cleanest lakes. Its crystal-clear, spring-fed waters hug 22 miles of shoreline and are ideal for fishing.
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