Time for the Jericho ATV Festival!

August 2, 2017

They say it’s all about the mud! But there is a lot more to the upcoming Jericho ATV Festival than just mud. Beginning Friday at 9:00 am, the 3 day festival kicks off with a whole series of events. Events include the blessing of the ATVs, mud races, grunge runs, ATV obstacle courses, a poker run, a block party, an ATV torch-lit parade, an ATV pull show, two nights of bands, helicopter rides and the RAVE X free-style show. For a complete schedule of events and other details about the festival, CLICK HERE.

Jericho Park has been attracting thousands of ATV enthusiasts for the past several years due to their vast network of trails and variety of terrain. In addition, the towns of Gorham and Berlin allow ATVs to travel on designated roads to access the park without having to trailer. In fact, most of our guests at the Royalty Inn will be leaving their trailers in our expansive parking lot to ride their ATV to the trail head. If you still need to register your ATV, you can do so on-site as the Royalty Inn is an official NH OHRV registration agent.

Last year’s event attracted more than 6,000 riders. This year nearly 7,000 ATV enthusiasts are expected to participate. For people looking for overnight accommodations, don’t assume that all rooms in the area are sold out. In fact, we always have lots of last minute changes to people’s plans and rooms can open up at any time. Now is the time to call. Check out the video below of last year’s event. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

Enjoy the Splendor and Adventure of a Sunrise Drive up the Mt. Washington Auto Road this Sunday!

July 25, 2017

This Sunday, July 30th, a sunrise drive up the Mount Washington Auto Road will take place. The long-range weather forecast for Sunday is fantastic and you will not want to miss this spectacular event!

The Auto Road gate will open at 4:00 AM this Sunday with sunrise taking place at 5:31 am. You will want to plan an early assent for plenty of time to position yourself for the sunrise. Due to the popularity of these sunrise events, don’t wait until the last minute to arrive or you may find yourself waiting at the Toll House due to traffic.

The weather can change quickly on the mountain. In the event of a weather change, the auto road staff stays in constant contact with the road crew for advice about the best places to view the sunrise. The best view is not always from the summit. If you cannot make the trip for this Sunday, the next and final sunrise drive for 2016 will be held on Sunday, August 27th. Click here for more sunrise drive details.

Only 9 miles away, the Royalty Inn is the closest hotel to the Mount Washington Auto Road. We even offer guest discount coupons for the drive. Simply ask the front desk clerk for the coupon when checking in. At the time of this posting, there are a few rooms available at the inn Saturday night. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

Take Flight in the Tree Tops of Bretton Woods!

July 18,2017

Bretton Woods Canopy Tour – Just 30 miles from the Royalty Inn

The Bretton Woods Canopy Tour is a unique zip line canopy tour experience in the heart of NH’s White Mountains located just 30 miles from the Royalty Inn. This thrilling adventure will give you a bird’s eye view of scenic Rosebrook Canyon. The 2 to 3 1/2 hour tour consists of nine cable zip lines and two adventure sky bridges suspended 50 feet above the forest floor. Each zip line varies in length, with a maximum span of 830 feet and 165 feet above the ground. The final thrill consists of Williwaw Racing Zip, a dual zip line cable so you can race your friends or family members to the finish line! (Williwaw Racing Zip is open seasonally.)

The tour begins in the Bretton Woods Base Lodge on Rt 302 where you will meet your qualified guides who will be accompanying you during the entire trip. You will have a detailed ground school orientation to discuss safety and equipment procedures. After being outfitted in harnesses and helmets, you will be transported up the mountain for the start of the tour.

The first zip lines are located in Rosebrook Canyon. During the time between zips, your knowledgeable guides will point out interesting facts about the native New England flora and fauna. You will be educated in local geology and the long cultural history of New Hampshire’s White Mountain region. Connecting many of the canopy tour zip lines are scenic nature trails that bring you back down onto the forest floor to gather your wits as well as to observe the various plant species and to listen for and spot native song birds. Click here for more details. Reservations are required for this adventure and the tour often sells out.

The Royalty Inn is your best home-base for not only this activity but for all of your White Mountain adventures. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

Experience a Moose Tour this Summer!

July 11, 2017

Gorham, NH and the surrounding area are home to many moose and the Royalty Inn is the perfect home base for this White Mountain adventure. You have two options to view moose in the Gorham area.

Option one, White Mountain ATV Rentals is guiding moose tours on its all-terrain vehicles. They will pick you up in front of the Royalty Inn in a new state-of-the-art side-by-side ATV or the vintage Suzuki 4 X 4 Tour Van.  With the ATV or 4 X 4 Van, moose watchers will get into the back country and view moose in the their most natural habitat. You also have a greater opportunity to see all kinds of other wildlife once you leave the road. For more details about the White Mountain ATV Moose & Wildlife Tours, CLICK HERE.

The second option is a more traditional moose tour from the road. Join Gorham Moose Tours as they take you on a 3 hour tour in one of their comfortable tour buses.  This is the north country’s longest-running tour with experienced wildlife guides who know just where to search and find MOOSE!

It is generally illegal to shine lights in order to spot moose or other animals, but Gorham Moose Tours has permission from the state of NH, so their buses are equipped with spotlights to find and view moose after dark. When possible and safe, they allow visitors to get off the bus to get a closer look at these beautiful animals. The success rate for viewing moose is 96% and one tour reported spotting 12 MOOSE!  Tours will run through the end of September. For additional information about Gorham Moose Tours, CLICK HERE.

Nighttime is the ideal time to view moose, but it’s also the most dangerous as they blend in with their surroundings and dark backgrounds.  That’s why we recommend letting either White Mountain ATV Moose Tours or Gorham Moose Tours do the driving and searching for you! Be sure to experience a Moose tour during your next visit to the Royalty Inn. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

Go White Water Rafting with Raft NH this Summer!

July 5, 2017

Located just a short walk from the Royalty Inn is the Raft NH headquarters. 

Our friends at Raft NH will guide you in an exciting whitewater rafting adventure. No experience is necessary and you will enjoy the best whitewater New Hampshire has to offer. This is fun for the entire family!

Raft NH offers the closest Class IV Whitewater rafting from Boston! They will shuttle you from their convenient location on Main Street in Gorham, New Hampshire, to the “put in” locations on nearby rivers. All you will need to do is just show up as Raft NH will supply all technical and safety equipment. The gear is all brand new and state of the art. Raft NH has the most experienced, licensed, professional whitewater guides in the north country. They provide inflatable Kayaks also known as “Duckies” plus whitewater rafts that seat seven. 


With hot summer days arriving, nothing is more refreshing than rafting in the cold waters of New Hampshire’s White Mountain watershed. The beautiful scenery along with the excitement of the rapids provide one of your most memorable White Mountain adventures! Click here for more details.


The Royalty Inn is your best home base for this adventure since we are located within easy walking distance to Raft NH shuttle bus. Leave your car behind at the Royalty and Raft NH does the rest! I hope that you will join us sometime during the next couple of months to raft, or to participate in all there is to do in the White Mountains of NH. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

Enjoy Gorham’s Fabulous Fourth of July Spectacular!

June 27, 2017

In just three days, the town of Gorham, New Hampshire will begin the largest and longest fourth of July celebration in the state! It all begins at 5:00 PM Friday, June 30th when the Miller Amusements Carnival Midway opens for 5 nights. One low price of $25 will gain admission to all of the rides in the amusement park. Friday night will also feature a concert at 6 PM with Jonathan Sarty. On Saturday, July 1st, the carnival is highlighted with a concert from 6 PM to 10 PM featuring classic rock by Straightaway. Sunday’s concert, also at 6:00 PM will be the ultimate Garth Brooks tribute. Monday’s concert features Riley Parkhurst Project. Just prior to the fireworks display on Tuesday, July 4th, Rebel Sons will entertain the common.

In addition to the Amusement park activities, Sunday’s schedule includes a classic car parade through town, a classic car show from 12 – 2 PM, and chili/chowder and dessert cook-offs from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM. Click here for a schedule of events.

Other activities taking place on Tuesday, July 4th include a rubber duck race on the Androscoggin River, a kiddie’s parade, an impressive 4th of July parade down Main Street at 2 PM, and a fabulous fireworks display at 10 PM presented by Atlas Pyro Vision. Click here for a preview.

This is one Independence Day celebration that is not to be missed! Of course, the Royalty Inn is conveniently located within easy walking distance to all of these festivities. At the time of this post, there are still a few rooms available during the weekend and on the fourth. With summer-like weather in the forecast, why not treat you & your family to a White Mountain’s getaway this 4th of July weekend? Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

 

The Fields & Hills are Alive with Beautiful Lupine!

June 20, 2017

It’s mid-June and our hills are alive with Lupine! These beautiful plants are native to our region of New Hampshire, growing wild in hilly unmowed meadows. They begin their bloom in early June and peak in color by late June, enjoying their splendor for three to four weeks before they go to seed.

The Lupine is actually a member of the pea family. This is an edible plant and was used as food thousands of years ago. Today, we simply admire their beauty. Lupine blossoms form on flower stalks that may range in length from 3 to 18 inches. The flowers themselves are shaped like those of other legumes, with their lower petals forming a cup shape. Depending on the variety, the flowers may be blue, purple, pink, white, yellow or even bi-colored though purple is the predominant color.

There is still time to enjoy New Hampshire’s Lupines. Plan a June visit to the White Mountains and make Lupines part of your sight-seeing adventure. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

Purchase your ATV Registration at the Royalty Inn

June 14, 2017

The Royalty Inn is now an official OHRV Registration Agent and on Friday will begin issuing both 12 month registrations and 10 day temporary registrations. This new convenience for you now puts the Royalty Inn as the ultimate ATV destination in the Northeast if not the country! Now our ATV enthusiasts may arrive, park, unload their ATVs, check-in to a room, purchase your registration sticker at the front desk, apply the stickers and hit the road on your ATV to the trailhead. This is “one stop shopping” for your ATV adventure!

Gorham, New Hampshire, home of the Royalty Inn, is one of the few towns in New Hampshire that allow ATV traffic to ride on the main roads. This means that the Royalty Inn is your perfect home-base. Simply leave your truck and trailer in the Royalty Inn’s spacious parking area and in just a short ride away, you will have access to the 7500 acre Jericho Mountain ATV Park, which is located just outside Gorham, NH. There are miles and miles of scenic trails around Jericho Lake, with a campground and warming hut on the trail, and outhouse facilities too! Jericho’s trail network is just a portion of Northern NH’s “Ride the Wilds” with well over one thousand miles of interconnected ATV trails.

For those who do not own an ATV, nearby is the White Mountain ATV Rental Company  and Northeast ATV Rentals. Both rental companies feature modern rental fleets with the latest quiet four stroke side-by-side ATVs. White Mountain ATV Rentals also offers guided tours, moose & wildlife tours and the best friendly advice regarding the vast ATV trail network found anywhere in the White Mountain and Great North Woods regions of New Hampshire.

After your riding adventures, the Royalty Inn’s indoor pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi await for your total relaxation. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

 

Gorham NH’s Favorite Attraction – Mt. Washington Auto Road!

June 6, 2017

Gorham’s favorite tourist attractions, Great Glen Trails and Mt. Washington Auto Road are both open for the season and looking forward to your visit! Located just 8 miles from the Royalty Inn, Great Glen Trails & Outdoor Center offers biking & hiking on their manicured network of trails, plus guided rafting & canoeing trips on nearby rivers and lakes.

Perhaps the most popular attraction is the Mt. Washington Auto Road located just across Rt. 16 from the Great Glen Outdoor Center. With an elevation of 6289 feet, the summit of Mt. Washington is accessed via an 8 mile narrow, gnarly and steep road. You can drive it yourself or take a guided tour in a “Stage Coach” that seats 10 guests.   The Stage Coach drivers are chock full of information and history about the mountain and its road. On top, visit the observation deck, snack bar and museum that is currently featuring the exhibit “Extreme Mt. Washington”. For more information, check out greatglentrails.com & mtwashingtonautoroad.com.

Why not check into one of our rooms and visit Gorham’s favorite tourist attraction?   The Royalty Inn is the perfect home-base for this and all of your White Mountain adventures. We even offer discount coupons to our guests at both Great Glen Trails and the Mount Washington Auto Road. Simply ask our front desk person for the coupons upon check in. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

 

Hiking New Hampshire’s White Mountains – Things You Need to Know!

May 31, 2017

The first of the Appalachian Trail thru-hikers are beginning to show up in the White Mountains on their way from Georgia to Maine.  They signify the beginning of the summer hiking season!

The White Mountains offer a wide variety of hiking opportunities. There are short hikes that, requiring minimal effort, can take you to a waterfall or a spectacular view, as well as longer hikes to scenic outlooks, lakes and ponds, and mountain summits. Now that summer hiking season in the White Mountains is underway, there are a few things that hikers need to know for their own safety and enjoyment.

Please remember when setting out on even the shortest hike that this is a mountain region, subject to rapid weather changes. Wear sensible shoes (rubber, not leather-soled which tend to be slippery), and bring an extra sweater or jacket. A head lamp or flashlight is also a good idea in the event you get caught on the trail at night. You also may want to bring food and a beverage (remember to carry out what you carry in). Please also remember to follow the Hiker’s Responsibility Code. Click here to read the Hiker Responsibility Code.

A new law passed in 2014 authorizes the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to sell a voluntary hike safe card for $25 per person and $35 per family. People who obtain the cards will not be liable to repay rescue costs if they need to be rescued due to negligence on their part, regardless of whether they are hiking, boating, cross country skiing, hunting, or engaging in any other outdoor activity. An individual may still be liable for response expenses, however, if such person is deemed to have recklessly or intentionally created a situation requiring an emergency response.

People who possess a current New Hampshire Fish and Game hunting or fishing license, or a current registration for an off-highway recreational vehicle, snowmobile or boat, will also be exempt from repaying rescue costs. For more information regarding this card and to purchase on line, click here.

The Royalty Inn is the perfect home base for your White Mountain hiking adventures. We are located just 10 miles from Pinkham Notch and even closer to other popular hikes. We offer special thru-hiker rates and have both an indoor and outdoor pool awaiting to sooth you after a long day on the trail. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn