Best of NH Grand
Certified Best of New Hampshire Grand businesses are retail shops, dining establishments, or activities that are worth driving for. Like the Certified Grand Adventures, these businesses have gone through a strict vetting process to ensure that they are the best businesses that Northern New Hampshire has to offer.
You won’t be disappointed when you stop at these Certified Best of NH Grand businesses. Be sure to tell them we sent you!
AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch
The Appalachian Mountain Club’s outdoor education center, four-season lodge, family-style dining room, and headquarters for hiking the White Mountains. A variety of outdoor activities and programs for adults and kids, including daily Outdoor Exploration programs, Guided Adventures, and evening programs.
Drummonds Mountain Shop
Full-service, year round ski shop selling and servicing all major brands of Alpine and Nordic skis. An excellent selection of ski apparel and accessories, hiking gear, clothing and footwear. Located just west of the entrance to the Bretton Woods Ski Area.
Fuller’s syrup has been judged “Best in the World!” Visit the sugarhouse and country store to sample a variety of maple products, including syrup, maple cream and maple candy, and browse for New Hampshire-made products like pottery, artwork, jams, jellies and handmade kitchen items. Ships worldwide.
Gorham Moose Tours
Three-hour guided tours take visitors to locations where moose and other wildlife are frequently found. Sit back and let the experienced tour guides do the driving. The moose spotting success rate last summer was 93%! Tours run end of May to end of September.
Local Works Marketplace at WREN
Beautifully handcrafted items created by over 300 local artists. Jewelry, pottery, fine art, textiles, gourmet foods, local wines, soaps, toys, books and more. Two locations, Local Works in Bethlehem and the Local Works Gallery in the lobby of the Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods.
Great cabins, a spectacular view, and warm northern hospitality! Located in New Hampshire’s Connecticut Lakes Region, the Cabins at Lopstick offers cozy, housekeeping cabins on First Connecticut Lake, Back Lake, on the river and or with a spectacular view of First Connecticut Lake.
Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
Historic New Hampshire resort with breathtaking White Mountain vistas, providing exceptional hospitality and lodging since 1865. Resort amenities include golf, indoor and outdoor pools, family activities, Mountain View Farm, movie theater, full-service spa, outstanding wine cellar. Several dining options.
Omni Mount Washington Resort
A National Historic Landmark, the Omni Mount Washington Resort features exceptional accommodations, elegant public spaces and a selection of dining experiences, along with a roster of four-season resort activities including its signature spa and Donald Ross-designed golf course.
Potato Barn Antiques
Thousands of antiques and collectables fill the 7,500-square-foot former potato storage barn. Browse the extensive collection of glassware, vintage clothing and accessories, tools, holiday collectibles, quilts and textiles, books, furniture, jewelry, vintage lighting and much more.
Rainbow Grille & Tavern
The Rainbow Grille & Tavern at Tall Timber Lodge offers exceptional dining in a casual atmosphere. The award-winning Grille menu includes game meats, prime Texan Wagyu beef, organic poultry, fresh seafood and vegetarian options. More casual fare can be had in the Tavern.
Water Wheel Breakfast and Gift House
The Waterwheel is a popular destination for visitors from around the world, many of whom return year after year to sample the delicious food, browse for a souvenir in the gift shop and renew friendships with owners Kevin and Tricia Arakelian, who have owned the business since 1999.
Winner of multiple NH Theatre Awards and nominations, Weathervane Company, Board, Staff, and audiences always have plenty to celebrate, and this winter were all represented at the awards ceremony. Photo in the lobby of the Stockbridge Theater, where the Weathervane received multiple individual awards as well as “Best Musical” for last summer’s production of Memphis.
White Mountain Cafe & Bookstore
Specialty sandwiches, soups, organic coffees and teas. Local artwork. Books by local and regional authors and White Mountains guides and maps.
Currently, the shop carries over 60 New Hampshire artisans and an additional 250 New England artisans. Produced items by American and Canadian companies continue to grow. An alliance was formed with CRAG (Connecticut River Artisan Group), which has within its membership over 50 artisans from New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Canada. A gallery space has been created to promote this organizations talents, which opened in the Spring of 2010.
Fiddlehead’s mission is to promote local, regional and national artisans and to be connected to the community through organizations that focus on the arts. Fiddleheads is a member of the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, New Hampshire Made and the American Made Alliance. Bette serves as VP on the board of the GNWCA (Great North Woods Committee For The Arts).
William Rugh Art Gallery
The William Rugh Gallery starting in 1998 exclusively showcased and sold original oil paintings of Modern Master, Edward Widmayer. The gallery has grown to proudly represent Award-Winning Photographer, Fletcher Manley.