BRETTON WOODS, N.H. -- Travel agents are becoming part of the
success story at Mount Washington Resort, a 339-room complex here
with four properties.
Agent sales have more than doubled this year after accounting
for an estimated 4% of all bookings in 2000, according to a Mount
So far this year, she said, agent business has accounted for
about 9% of sales, with retail sales in July particularly strong at
Many agents book on line, through the resort's Web site at www.mtwashington.com, the spokeswoman said, adding
that the resort is considering making its inventory available via a
CRS, possibly Sabre.
The 2,600-acre Mount Washington Resort is situated at the base of
The resort is privately owned by the Bedor, Presby, Eames and
Clement families of Littleton, N.H.
Each of the resort's four properties possesses its own style and
focus, with the Mount Washington Hotel as the centerpiece.
All properties are commissionable at 10%. An agent discount of
20% on room rates is available.
The following is a roundup of lodging options:
• The Mount Washington Hotel is a National Historic Landmark
opened in 1902 as a summer resort, and the current management has
attempted to preserve the trappings and atmosphere of the age.
For example, the lobby and guest rooms contain restored period
furniture, and the hotel's Cave Lounge is a former speakeasy.
Since being purchased in 1991, the exterior of the 200-room
hotel has been restored to its original state, and the interior has
undergone numerous improvements.
Four-course dinners, accompanied by live orchestral music, are
served in the main dining room and are included in the rates at all
of the resort's accommodations. Breakfast also is included in room
The sense of history and grandeur is part of the allure of the
Mount Washington Hotel, according to director of sales Benjamin
The property is part of the Historic Hotels of America
Room rates Sundays through Thursdays range from $269 to $1,159.
Weekend and peak-period rates -- from Sept. 21 through Oct. 13 --
range from $329 to $1,259. Rates are per night, double, depending
on room type.
• The Bretton Arms Country Inn also is a National Historic
Wilcox said the 34-room bed-and-breakfast property is popular
Rates range between $149 and $169, midweek, and from $219 to
$249, weekends and peak season. Rates are per night, double, and
• The 50-room Bretton Woods Motor Inn appeals to families, said
Wilcox. He cited the indoor pool as an amenity that sets the
property apart from a typical motor lodge.
The per-night rate is $99, midweek, and $149, weekend and
• The Townhomes at Bretton Woods are property-managed
condominium units. Fifty-five one- through five-bedroom units are
Per night rates range between $169, midweek, and $479, weekend
and peak, depending on unit type. Rates for seven-night packages
range from $909 to $2,169.
For information or to make reservations, contact the Mount
Washington Resort at (800) 258-0330; fax (603) 278-8828.