|View from Bretton Woods Vacation Rental Living Room|
Winter is long in northern New England, and I HAVE to have something to look forward to. For me, that's a trip, but with a full time job, two kids, pets, and endless house projects - it's hard to find the time. This winter, I decided the least I could do was plan an end-of-winter 24 hour getaway in the Bretton Woods area of the White Mountains. I brought my sister along for hiking, skiing, margaritas, good coffee, and a hot tub. I documented it on my social media and here's a rundown of my 24 hour Bretton Woods Getaway.
Day 1 - Drinks and Hiking
12:00 - Coffee and amazing sandwiches at The Met in North Conway.
1:00-3:30 pm - Hike Mount Willard in Crawford Notch State Park. Read more about this hike here. In winter, bring extra (non cotton) layers, snowshoes, and microspikes/snow cleats, in addition to the normal 10 essentials.
|Mount Willard in Crawford Notch State Park|
4:00 pm - Check into our Bretton Woods Vacation house (called 1800 ML). Tour the house, pour a margarita and make tacos in the stocked kitchen. Enjoy the amazing sunset on the mountains and stay up late watching movies.
Day 2 - Hot Tubs and Skiing
8:00 am - Take a morning dip in the hot tub surrounded by fresh snow! Sip coffee and check out to hit the slopes for first lift.
9:00 am - Drive 5 minutes to snag a front parking spot at Bretton Woods Ski Resort - the largest ski resort in New Hampshire. Ski fresh powder with on-and-on snow fall. With the gondola, you never get cold!
12:00 - After nonstop morning of skiing, it's time to head back home.
This was the perfect winter "staycation" for me in my home state of New Hampshire and one that I hope to make a early March tradition!