The kids might be back in school, but summer isn’t over yet! The humid summer days are behind us allowing for the cool mountain air to arrive in the White Mountains after a long hot summer. In another month or so, the leaves will start turning into a kaleidoscope of colors and the leaf peepers will be back in droves.
It was just like any Friday morning. I went for my morning walk around the neighborhood. I played with Jane and Anna next door before my mom called me inside for my morning nap. I found my favorite spot in the sun by the window and curled up to catch a few “zzz’s” before the mail arrives. I woke up to my mom packing the suitcases. Oh no! I know what this means – I’m heading to the kennel.
During the Victorian era, America’s elite often escaped the soot and congestion of cities, like Boston and New York, for the pristine landscapes and fresh mountain air of the White Mountains. From the late 18th century through the 19th century, thousands of city dwellers headed to many small mountain towns dotted amongst the granite peaks and forests in the North Country staying in luxury hotels like the Mount Washington Resort, The Wentworth, and the Balsams Resort. While many of the famous resorts and inns are now gone, several resorts and hotels have popped up in the recent years in the White Mountains to continue the legacy of the resorts before them.
This blog post is part of “The RiverWalk Guide to Ownership” blog series.
Did you know that you can rent the Penthouse Suite at the RiverWalk Resort? No, you don’t need to be rockstar or the CEO of some giant tech company to afford it. The larger suites at the RiverWalk Resort are perfect for large families who need a little more space, but still want all the amenities and customer service that come with a resort in town. Start planning your next family reunion, multi-generational family vacation or getaway with friends. We like to call it "togethering."
With smartphones, tablets, and video games, it’s easy to spend your summer vacation indoors. Leave all the technology behind and escape to the White Mountains for a little family fun. For centuries, the White Mountains were a popular escape for America’s elite who would come to the area every summer to enjoy the fresh mountain air.