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Our Story

Many great stories come from humble beginnings, and the story of Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is no different. The doors of what would become a world-famous hotel were opened to two weary travelers taken in for the night. They were on their way from Boston to Montreal and their stagecoach overturned. The driver directed them to a nearby farmhouse in the small township of Whitefield, New Hampshire.


 

People enjoying in the pool at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

Despite the late hour, the owners of the farmhouse—William and Mary Jane Dodge—welcomed the travelers graciously and took them in. Though the travelers originally planned on a single night's stay, their desire to reach Boston quickly waned thanks to two fortuitous occurrences.

Upon waking up and taking in the breathtaking view of the White Mountains (and a delicious home-cooked breakfast), the travelers were so captivated they decided to stay an entire week. The rest is history.

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Our Timeline

1865

First lodgers

1866

Official opening as an Inn and first addition to the home is made

1872

New three-story building replaces farmhouse

1880

Another addition doubles the size of the Mountain View House

1884

1919

Dodges oversee management and expand hotel into a substantial resort complex

1900

1905

Nine-hole golf course, steam heat and electric lighting added

1911

1912

Erect Italian Revival style tower—focal point of resort visible from miles away

1919

1948

World-class resort with fourth floor, east wing expansion, clubhouse and swimming pool

1965

Century Hall, a modern and functional entertainment hall, is added

1979

Sold to Mountain View Associates

1986

Hotel Closes

1999

Golf course, clubhouse, heated pool, tennis courts, lawn games and wine cellar renovated

2001

$20 million renovation including interior demolition, exterior construction and landscaping begin

2002

Mountain View Grand celebrates Grand re-opening

2005

Property joins unique collection of historical hotels, including The Biltmore and Le Pavillon

2009

Commissioned Northern Power Systems to build a 121-foot wind turbine behind the resort

Read Our Detailed History