The Highland Center is a wonderful facility located near Bretton Woods ski area, the Appalachian Trail, and in the middle of NH's mountains. Run by the AMC, the people are friendly and knowledgeable. The rooms are large with private bathrooms (some) or you can select the bunk option. Unlike Pinkham Notch, the center has a liquor license so you have to buy their beer and wine rather than bring your own. Like PInkham, the center offers buffet style dinner and breakfast. I understand that people don't want to dine "family style" so much any more, but something that made the AMC special has been lost. The buffet quality is not as good as you would get at the standard business hotel, e.g. Fairfield, LaQuinta, etc. Breakfast was trays of scamble eggs, pancakes or french toast. The syrup was cold and unappealing. Dinner was a tray of ham, rice, polenta, etc. You get the idea. Too bad. Book your stay and try to avoid the dinner package at least. Go down the road for dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AMC's Highland Center at Crawford Notch, our newest four-season lodge and outdoor education center, offers a broad range of accommodations and walk-on programs, along with backdoor access to a variety of outdoor activities. The Highland Center is an ideal starting point for day hikes, paddling, snowshoe treks, and longer back country trips in the White Mountains. All-inclusive lodging packages are offered year-round and include meals, free walk-on nature programs, and free use of the L.L. Bean gear room. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Highland Center Lodge At Crawford Notch Hotel Bretton Woods
- Highland Center Lodge At Crawford Notch Bretton Woods, New Hampshire