The Vendor Spotlight is on Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa; a historic property set in the majestic White Mountains of New Hampshire.
1. How did your business come to be?
On a dark and stormy spring night in 1865, a stagecoach traveling from Boston to Montreal bumped and plodded northward along what is now Route 3. The going grew steadily worse until, near the intersection of what is now Mountain View Road and Route 3, the coach hit a mud hole and tipped onto its side. As the two passengers crawled out, the driver recommended they walk a half mile up the then dirt road where he was sure there was a farm house.
Perhaps the farmers would take them in for the night. The wet and weary travelers made their way through the driving rain to the home of William and Mary Jane Dodge, who not only took them in and gave them a snug place to sleep, but provided a hearty farm breakfast.
The guests enjoyed the hospitality of the Dodges and the majestic 360-degree views that they implored their hosts to let them stay for a few more days. Before they left, the passengers made sure that they would be welcome to return for several weeks the following summer. During that extended stay, the Dodges became convinced that other tourists would enjoy their hospitality as well, and in the summer of 1866, they officially opened the Mountain View House.
2. What are the services you offer?
Mountain View Grand can host your rehearsal dinner, welcome party and farewell breakfast. We offer different choices for ceremony and reception spaces. Our full service Tower Spa is fantastic for manicures, pedicures and hair and makeup. Our guest room accommodations will satisfy both single travelers and families. With a variety of amenities and resort activities, like our axe throwing or private campfires, there is really something for everyone. Lastly, our professional and dedicated staff helps to ensure our guest’s experience is one to remember for years to come.
3. Where are you located?
101 Mountain View Road | Whitefield, NH, 03598
4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?
12 months. It’s helpful to have your venue and date locked in to begin the overall planning process.
5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?
Remember to keep things in perspective and…breathe.