First off, the hotel is wonderful with great amenities for kids of all ages. The service was outstanding and the food was good - not great.
My issue is with room #314. You can google "haunted hotels" and Mount Washington Resort will be in the findings (especially the lore of the "bed"). A little background on our visit first. When we checked in (with an infant and 3 year old) our concern was to have two double beds and enough room for a crib. We were a bit confused when at the last minute, they decided to put us in this "room 314" without any explanation. We came to find out why later in the trip.
We get to the room and it is simply wonderful. Its a huge room with two tvs, a big living area, huge closet (which we used to put the crib) and a small sitting area, where we put the rollaway bed. What was peculiar is why this huge room only had a queen bed?
We had no clue why we were put in what appeared to be such a wonderful room. Until Saturday night when someone in our group indicated that room 314 specifically is "haunted". I'm not sure I believe in all that but when someone tells you that and you are staying in that room, I think most people would be spooked. I tried to remain calm and rational but I looked back at a few things that happened during our stay:
1. Fireplace turned on by itself
2. Lamp near the chaise sofa flickered on / off inexplicably a couple of times.
3. My daughter's plush monkey went missing only to show up in the middle of the floor later in the day.
4. We left the room in the morning to come back to what appeared to be a tidied up room (ie., the housekeeper must have been there) because there were new towels; ironing board was put away, certain things were tidied up and most importantly, the bed was "made". I emphasize made because the sheets and cover were laid as if it was made but then it appeared as if someone had laid on it to take a nap. Weird.
I admit most of this could be explained away with many rational explanations. Certainly, my daughter place the monkey somewhere we didn't look only to find in that same location later. Old electrical system could explain the lights. Fireplace is on a timer. I'm having the most difficult time explaining away the bed. Of course, the housekeepers could be playing a prank. At which I would say "touche".
My issue / concern is whether the hotel should inform you of these "stories" and the room's reputation and let the guest decide whether they want to stay in the room? I mentioned it to a customer service clerk at the front desk at which she just looked down and chuckled. I'm guessing the manager will respond to this and state the hotel has no obligation. I would only rebut that while the hotel may not have the obligation, as a consumer we have other avenues to broadcast our issues.
Therefore, is room 314 haunted? Would you knowingly stay in that room knowing the lore?
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- The four-diamond Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire offers a year-round escape just 2½ hours from Boston in NH’s majestic White Mountains! Enjoy a full-service spa, year-round canopy tour, alpine and nordic skiing at Bretton Woods, the 18-hole restored Donald Ross golf course and a wealth of indoor and outdoor pastimes. Come discover our recent $60 million renovation, fine and casual dining, endless recreational pursuits and breathtaking scenery. Grand Hotel, cozy Inn, modern Lodge and convenient Townhomes available. ... more less
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