Eco-Friendly Trip Benefits The Mount Washington Valley Green Team
Nestled on more than eight-acres and fully loaded with amenities (think: outdoor hot tub, tennis and basketball courts, nature pond stocked with trout and home for ducks and hiking trails straight from the backyard), the Cranmore Mountain Lodge in North Conway, N.H. is an eco-dream come true. Not to mention, staying at the inn, helps foster worthy causes.
If you stay two nights at the Cranmore Mountain Lodge the innkeepers will donate 10 percent of your lodging fee to The Mt. Washington Valley Green Team. The Green Team is part of the Mt. Washington Valley Preservation Association and it works to encourage sustainable green business practices and tackle issues like recycling, sustainable foods and community conservation issues.
The inn’s eco-savvy package also includes full breakfasts cooked-to-order each morning, a unique DVD by a professional photographer that showcases local wildlife, a pocket naturalist guide to help you recognize fauna during mountains hikes, petroleum-free soy candles and a $30 dinner voucher to a local steakhouse. If you arrive to the inn by hybrid car, you’ll also get a $20 voucher toward a future stay, valid up to 6-months. Those wishing to stay a third night receive an instant 10 percent discount.
The North Conway area also has the largest concentration of tax-free shopping, plenty of restaurants (offering many gluten-free options) and timeless attractions.
The Conway Scenic Railroad, a beautifully restored Victorian Station, built in 1874, offers trips along the stunning White Mountain region, as well as various theme seasonal trips to the North Pole and pumpkin patches. Just South of Conway, Route 16 intersects with the Kancamagus Highway, which runs for 34.5 miles from Conway to Lincoln, which is one of the most spectacular sections of the White Mountains Trail. The highway traverses the White Mountain National Forest, crosses the flank of Mt. Kancamagus and climbs to nearly 3,000 feet, providing dramatic views. Along its length are hiking trails, federally designated Scenic Areas and some stunning overlooks.