36.  Mountain Rest 1809-present New England Inn
37.  Norland Cottage
38.  North Colony Motel 1974-present
39.  Obed Halls Tavern
      Old Fieldhouse, the 1964-present
40.  Pequawket House 1854
41   Perry's Rest 1934-present
42.  Pines (the) 1925-
Present Bartlett Country Inn
43.  Pine Cottage
44.  Pitman Hall 1905-mid1930's
45.  Pleasant Valley Hall 1893-present
46   Red Apple Inn
47.  Riverside
48.  Roselawn 1910-1926
49.  Saco River Cabins 1935-1992
Forbes
50.  Silver Springs Cottage 1900-
51.  Silver Springs Tavern 1930-1990
52   Sky Valley Motel 1950-present
53.  Spruce Knoll Tea Room & Cabins
54.  Stilphen’s Farm 1810-
55.  Sweets Farm Inn 1920-1938
       Swiss Chalets 1965 - present
       Target, the (later the Abenaki)
56.  Tasker Cottage
57.  Thompson’s Inn 1918-1990
Chippanock
58.  Titus Browns Inn 1810
59.  Upper Bartlett House 1854-
60.  Villager, the 1972-present
61.  Wayside Inn of Sam Stillings
62.  William Whites Tavern
63.  Willow Cottage Inn 1910-1925
64.  Woodbine Cottage
65.  Woodshed (the)
Fosey's Roadhouse 1920-1971
Lodging and Tourism
LODGING AND TOURISM IN BARTLETT, NEW  HAMPSHIRE

Aside from the railroad, tourism may have been Bartlett's second largest industry.  We have identified about 70 historical lodging establishments, although there are probably a few more that have been forgotten.  Many of the names are for the same buildings during different time periods. 

The various Inns and Lodgings are broken down into three separate sections as shown in the links below:   

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       Abenaki, the  (Upper Bartlett Village)
1.    Bartlett House (the)  1856-1892
2.    Beechwood (the) 1977-
present Red Apple Inn
3     Bellhurst
       Bellevue  (Intervale)
4.    Bide-a-Wee 1920-1941
       Broadview (Intervale 1924)
5.    Cannells Camps
6.    Castner’s Camps 1930-1950?
7.    Cave Mountain House (the) 1890-1905
8.    Cedarcroft 1892-1953
9.    Centre Bartlett House Joseph Mead
10.  Charlie’s Cabins 1930-1960
11.  Cole’s Camps 1935-
Present Better Life Cabins
12.  Comstock Inn
13.  Country Squire Motor Lodge 1966-
present
14.  Dunrovin’ 1910-1945
15.  East Branch House 1810-1898
16.  Elmcrest 1930-1940
17.  Elmwood Inn
18.  Elms (the)
19.  Emerson Inn  -  burned in 1948
20.  Fairview Cottage  1854-
21.  Forest (the)
22.  Forest Inn
Fosscroft
1928-1950 (replaced the Langdon House
23.  Garland (the) 1905-
24.  Gateway, the 1890-1990
The Target/Abenaki
25.  Glendennings Camps 1932-
26.  Glenwood by the Saco
       Goodrich Falls Cabins
       Hampshire House
       Headlands, the (intervale)
27.  Howard (the) 1912-1989
28.  Intervale House, the 1860-
29.  Linderhoff Motor Lodge 1966-1995
30.  Lone Maple Cottage 1930-1960
31.  Langdon House 1880 -
32.  Maple Cottage 1920-1950
33.  Maple Dale Cottage 1928-1959
34.  Maple Villa
      Meadowbrook 1945-
Present Wills Inn
        Mt Surprise Cottage (Kearsarge)
35.  Mountain Home Cabins 1931-present

SEE THE MAP SUPPLEMENT FROM THE AILEEN CARROLL BOOK TITLED "THE LATCHSTRING WAS ALWAYS OUT, A HISTORY OF LODGING HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM IN BARTLETT, NH"
The current Mountain Home Cabins originated in the early 19th century, probably as a stage stop.  It was originally part of the Stillings family land   It became the property of James and Emeline Nute  They sold the business to Clifton and Lucille Garland.  The cabins were built two per year starting in 1931.  In the 1920's, before the cabins, it operated as a campground. Cabins being a seasonal operation allowed Lucille to be a school teacher in Bartlett and Clifton tended milking cows.  The property continues to be operated by Clifton's grand children who also operate Bear Notch Ski Touring Company from the site.  

Source Material from "The Latchstring Was Always Out" by Aileen Carroll, 1994
Lodging Establishments Past and Present.  IF YOU HAVE ANY STORIES OR CORRECTIONS PLEASE TELL US.
Bits and Pieces
Bartlett, NH Tavern Fire, Apr 1879

THE BARTLETT FIRE.----Our Conway correspondent writes that the loss to Mr. N. T. Stillings of Bartlett, whose tavern stand and out-buildings were destroyed by fire on the 3d, is $5000, with no insurance. The loss will be a heavy one to Mr. S., whose popular tavern and stage lines were so well known among the pilgrims to "the Switzerland of America." The fire is thought to have originated from a defective chimney. The family of Mr. S, was away at the time of the fire.

The New Hampshire Patriot, Concord, NH 13 Apr 1879
The 10th NH Turnpike through Crawford Notch in the White Mountains, incorporated by the NH Legislature in December 1803, ran westward from the Bartlett / Hart’s Location town line for a distance of 20 miles. In today’s terminology, that would be from about Sawyer’s Rock to the intersection of the Cog Railway Base Station Road with Route 302. It cost a little over $35,000 to build and it was functioning by late 1806. The intent of the investors was to build a road ......snip.......The remainder of this excellent article can be found at the website of White Mountain History.  This is the LINK.
Summit House 1904
The second Summit House built in 1872 and destroyed in the Great Fire of 1908 which burned every building on the summit except the tip top house, which was built largely of stone. 
Summit House Fire 1908
Aftermath of the 1908 Summit House Fire
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The Summit House on Mt Washington probably 1850's.  It burned about 1870.  Click the image for large size.
The Summit House
The saga of hotels, inns and taverns is integral to the history of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Early settlers were quick to realize the potential value of offering lodging to teamsters, explorers and naturalists. As the region’s fame spread, businessmen and prosperous farmers began to visit the mountains. When travel to the “Crystal Hills” became easier, the area blossomed into a playground for the well-to-do.
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