Putting On The Wayback Machine: Mt. Washington Auto Road Owners Plan A New Hotel
An artist's conception of the new hotel expected to open in the spring of 2017.
Credit Mt. Washington Auto Road
From the 1880s until the late 1960s, visitors to the Mt. Washington Auto road could stay in a hotel right at its base.
Now the company that owns the road wants to rebuild that hotel.
“We are hoping to build a 67 room, three- story hotel on the site of the former Great Glen Trails timber-framed base lodge," said Howie Wemyss, is the general manager of the auto road.
Wemyss estimates it will cost between $10 and $11 million dollars and they’re still trying to secure financing.
They also need permits from several state agencies.
The original lodge – adjacent to Route 16 in Greens Grant—burned down in 1967. The company considered rebuilding in 2007, but cancelled plans due to the recession.