Destination guide

Over the Ammonoosuc River and through Bretton Woods

Nestled in the White Mountain National Forest, Bretton Woods is a year-round recreational and resort area, and a nature lover's dream come true. With seemingly endless trails made for skiing, hiking, and biking, Bretton Woods is the granite state's largest ski area. Here, visitors can feel like they're truly escaping it all as they get back to the basics in the mountains of New Hampshire. Stunning natural vistas span for as far as the eye can see, whether you're fishing in the nearby Ammonoosuc River, or cozying up by the fire in your Bretton Woods vacation rental.


Set your sights high & look up... and up and up and up

Due to its proximity to the White Mountain National Forest, it's no surprise that Bretton Woods' main events happen on the slopes. Here you'll find Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the Northeast. Alpine and Nordic skiing are naturally the main attractions, but travelers visiting throughout the year can still enjoy the scenery, thanks to the many hiking and biking trails. For those wishing to stay closer to the ground, be sure to look up! Stargazing in Bretton Woods is an unparalleled experience due to its remote location. No need to worry about light pollution here.


Squall gear is a normal thing to pack, right?

With 4 distinct seasons, Bretton Woods changes dramatically throughout the year. Winters are made for the slopes, but be warned! If you plan to head up Mount Washington, weather on its summit is said to rival Mount Everest, with winds clocking in at 231 mph! Ski season lasts through the spring, with summer bringing warmer weather, perfect for tubing down the river. Fall is arguably New England's most stunning time of year, but no matter the season, pack extra layers for your Bretton Woods vacation rental. Temperatures can be unpredictable, and often drop at night.

Natural features

Climb every mountain... or just admire it from afar

Bretton Woods' location in the White Mountain National Forest makes for panoramic mountain views in nearly every direction. Climb up high for stunning vistas overlooking the surrounding creeks and rivers, or hike through the forest and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of New Hampshire's great outdoors. Birdwatchers and animal lovers alike can spot wildlife in the skies or on the ground, while fishing enthusiasts will feel right at home in the Ammonoosuc River, where trout are the local favorite.


Traveling to and around Bretton Woods

The nearest airport is in Whitefield, NH (HIE-Mount Washington Regional), located 9.2 mi (14.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Fryeburg, ME (FRY-Eastern Slopes Regional), which is 30.7 mi (49.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Bretton Woods?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 227 vacation rentals near Bretton Woods. From 82 Houses to 62 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bretton Woods for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Bretton Woods?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 82 Houses in Bretton Woods. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bretton Woods include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 62 rentals available
  • Cabins: 24 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 45 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bretton Woods?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 37 vacation rentals with pool available in Bretton Woods. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.