Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Not So Wordless Wednesday- Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Scanned from a slide.
My Dad took this photograph of the hotel at Bretton Woods in the late 1950s.
Yours Truly and Hubby,
Bretton Woods in 2009, Mt. Washington is behind the clouds

The grand wooden hotel at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire was built in 1902. Known as the Mount Washington Hotel, it was the site of the 1944 conference that created the International Monetary Fund. It was attended by forty four nations, and made the US dollar the standard for international currency. Behind the hotel is Mount Washington.
My favorite thing to see at the hotel, besides the historical conference room, is the "Cave" bar in the basement. It was made famous during Prohibition, when liquor was smuggled over the Canadian border.
You don't have to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy it! You can eat lunch on the veranda, take a tour of the huge building, or just walk around the lobby on your own and do a self guided tour of the historic conference rooms. The "Cave" is only open at night. We have snowshoed and cross country skiied the grounds in the winter time, and there are trails that lead from the hotel and up the side of Mount Washington.
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Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Nice photo of you two, and what a lovely day you had. I also like to check out fancy resorts/hotels, and staying at them is better.

  2. It's absolutely beautiful there Heather...I bet it was a wonderful trip.

    Thanks so much for sharing your photos!