The Mount Washington Hotel is located in Bretton Woods – Carroll, New Hampshire. This beautiful majestic hotel is located on Route 302 between our first and second night stays and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Bretton Woods is part of a land grant made in 1772 by Royal Governor John Wentworth. The area was named after Bretton Hall, Wentworth’s ancestral home in Yorkshire, England. The superstructure of The Mount Washington Hotel boasted a steel network, uncommon in its day. The Mount Washington Hotel was built by New Hampshire native Joseph Stickney, who made his fortune in coal mining and the Pennsylvania Railroad. Stickney spared no expense in building the imposing hotel. The latest design and construction methods were used. Innovative and complicated heating and plumbing systems were installed. To this day, the Bretton Woods Hotel has its own private telephone system and Post Office. Ground was broken in 1900 and construction was completed in 1902. Two hundred and fifty Italian craftsmen, skilled in masonry and woodworking, were brought to Bretton Woods and housed on the grounds. This view from the highway shows the hotel set against the backdrop of the White Mountains and Mount Washington with the Cog Rail bending up the slope. Lamy Safari with Noodler’s black ink and watercolor in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.