On the weekend of 6/6/09, my boyfriend and I took a road trip from Long Island, NY to Mount Washington, NH. The purpose of our trip was for him to cycle up Mount Washington, in preparation for Newton’s Revenge Cycling Race.
We decided to spend the night at Beech Hill Campgrounds in hopes of experiencing a more authentic, unique approach to NH.
Check-in time at Beech Hill is 3pm, and check-out is 11am. We paid $66 a night for cabin #47. The campground is clean, secluded, and run by a very nice family-The Sullivan’s. There is a $20 cash deposit for a gate key, which they return to you at check-out. The campground has a convenient store, which sells everything from coffee, snacks, ice cream, to sundries and food to order. The store hours are 9am-9pm. Beech Hill also has a nice clean park area which includes a large playground, park benches, and volleyball court. There is also a small indoor pool-but we did not use it.
At check-in The Sullivan family were very nice. They gave us a campsite map, reviewed the rules, and offered recommendations for local attractions. Once we arrived at cabin #47, we were happy to see it was exactly what we were looking for. The cabin is nestled in a quiet, secluded wooded area. Inside the cabin there are electric outlets, indoor/outdoor ceiling light, and 2 sets of bunk beds. The inside was clean and neat, but there was a dreadful mildew odor. We opened the windows, sprayed Lysol, and after a few hours the smell started to go away. The inside of the cabin is not insulated (no heat). On the outside of the cabin there is a running water faucet, large area for parking your car, park bench, and fire pit. The Beech Hill Campground Store sells large bags of wood for $5.
Although we explored the town of Gorham all afternoon, we returned to the campsite in the evening to enjoy a nice fire, make smores, and admire the starlit sky and fresh air.
I would advise you to bring extra blankets or a thick sleeping bag because the cabin gets chilly overnight and the mattress’ are rather firm.
The campsite also has 2 bath houses. The one located near the indoor pool has sinks, toilets, and hit showers with changing area. This bath house is very clean and roomy, but it is only open from 9am-9pm. The other bath house is located in the playground. This location is less desirable. It is open 24/7, but the toilets are rusty, the ground is all chipped, and the shower curtains were torn and ratty.
Since we only had time to spend one night at Beech Hill Campgrounds, because we had a 5am bike race at Auto Road, NH- The Sullivan family graciously extended our check-out time to accommodate our needs.
Overall, we were pleased with our stay at Beech Hill Campground, and we recommend you to stay there if you are looking for something relaxed, quiet, private and in the wilderness.
- Also Known As:
- Beech Hill Campground And Cabins Hotel Twin Mountain