My place is a serene setting yet close to lots of activity! It's just a few minutes from Interstate 93 with easy access to hiking and skiing, great views, restaurants and shopping, Mt. Washington, golf courses and family-friendly activities. You’ll love the location, the comfort and the ambiance. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids).
For those coming to Bethlehem for the first time, all the local restaurants are very good. In Bethlehem Rosa Flamingos has great Italian/American food at decent prices (best pizza and bar in the area), Maia Papaya has a creative menu with delicious soup and sandwiches, Cold Mountain café in the center also has a delicious farm to table lunch and dinner menu. For a nice quiet evening meal, you should try the Adair Country Inn (close to the 93 ramp). It also has a great bar. Littleton (less than 10 min away) has some great eateries as well. You really should try the Littleton Diner at some point while you’re there. We love the Shilling Beer Company and Bailiwicks on Main Street. For deli sandwiches, we enjoy Porfido’s Market also on Main Street. You have to run into Chutters on Main street to see the longest candy counter in the world. Another fun destination.
If you love breakfast and want to see some amazing vistas, take a drive to Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill. It serves breakfast and lunch till 3. It’s about a 15 min drive and well worth it. They grind their own flour and use fresh ingredients. Explore Sugar Hill if you have time. It’s an idyllic New England town with a fun country store (try the Harmon cheeses) and other worthwhile gift shop stops.
For a memorable adventure, make a visit to the Mt Washington Hotel. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and has a few restaurants and shops. You need to walk around the hotel. Sometimes we’ll go just for a drink and/or sandwich on the grand porch. There’s a similar hotel in Whitefield, (25 min from Bethlehem) The Mountain View Grand Hotel. The views are spectacular and it’s another historic grand hotel. All the towns in the Bethlehem area offer the quaint New England feel.
For a different but also iconic NH feel, head to Glen, Jackson and N Conway, south of the Mt Washington on route 302 (another 30 to 45 min). You’ll find gorgeous rivers, covered bridges, mountains and larger, historic towns. N Conway has become one of the biggest destinations in NH with outlet malls, great eateries and endless hotels. Not sure if you’d like to explore that far but there certainly is lots to see in that area as well.
Obviously the main attractions are hiking and skiing. We're surrounded by endless hiking trails and 3 major ski resorts: Bretton Woods (15 min), Cannon Mountain (15 min) and Loon Mountain (30 min).
Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have additional questions. I’ve been coming to NH my entire life and it’s difficult to absorb it all in a few days! I know you’ll enjoy every minute!
4 or fewer guests