The hike to the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire is a notoriously difficult one. Though people choose this hike every year, there’s an easier way to get to the stunning views at the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire – the Cog Railway! While the popular Mount Washington hike is a grueling 7.4-mile trek that will leave you exhausted, the trip on the Cog Railway is scenic, relaxing, and fascinating – leaving you plenty of energy to enjoy plenty of other great things to do in the White Mountains.
The Cog Railway is actually one of three ways to reach the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, and you’re welcome to explore all three when you stay with us at our luxury White Mountains Bed and Breakfast. Our New Hampshire Inn is a short drive from the Cog Mountain Railway, and we’re situated a few minutes from the popular Franconia Notch State Park, where you’ll find top attractions like the Flume Gorge.
With luxurious and spacious accommodations, seasoned hospitality, and an exquisite restaurant on-site, our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect home away from home for all your adventures in the area this summer. Enjoy the fun this summer as you summit the breathtaking Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Book your room at our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast today.
Ride the Rails to Mount Washington in New Hampshire
Mount Washington in New Hampshire stands at a soaring 6,288 feet and is the tallest peak in the northeast. No wonder people come from all over the country to summit this incredible peak. Thankfully, there are multiple ways to get there. You can hike if you’re up to the task, but you can also drive the Mount Washington Auto Road when the snow recedes enough, or you can elevate your trip by taking the Mount Washington Cog Railway.
Whether you’re an avid train enthusiast or just here for the breathtaking views from the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, we know you’ll love the trip to the summit aboard the impressive Cog Railway. The Mount Washington Cog Railway has been delighting guests for more than 150 years. It’s the oldest railway (and second steepest!) of its kind and is remarkable for its incredibly steep ascent to the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.
The average grade for this mountain-climbing train is an impressive 25% – but that’s nothing compared to the steep sections, which reach nearly 38% incline! Seven powerful biodiesel locomotives make this trek up Mount Washington in New Hampshire. During the summer, you can even see the century-old coal-fired steam engines at work.
The entire trip aboard the Cog Railway to the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire takes around an hour. Once there, you have about an hour before you need to reboard your train. During this time, you can explore the summit area, take in the views, marvel at the trip you just took, and visit the Sherman Adams Visitor Center and its rooftop observation deck.
The Mount Washington Cog Railway is one of the most popular things to do in the White Mountains, so we recommend booking your tickets in advance. During the summer, trains often get sold out.
Unwind at our White Mountains Bed and Breakfast
There’s plenty to love about our White Mountains Bed and Breakfast. It starts with luxurious guest rooms and cottages and ends with attentive service and warm hospitality throughout your stay with us. If you’re interested in reaching the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire this summer, the Sugar Hill Inn is the perfect home base for all your adventures.
Each morning of your stay, we’ll start your day on the right foot with a delicious breakfast made using the freshest local ingredients. When you return in the afternoon, unwind with a delicious craft beverage in our tavern, followed by one of the best meals you’ll have in New Hampshire.
It’s great not having to deal with the added hassle of finding a place to eat and driving there after an already long day – but the experience at our restaurant goes far beyond being a mere convenience. We encourage you to take your time to savor your meal, and we won’t rush you through the process – the table is yours for the evening. Our restaurant is open to the public and often full during the busiest times of the year, so we recommend you make your reservations before your stay.
You’ll want for nothing during your time at our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today!