Castners Hite O Land 1920    Castners Hite O Land 2  1920

Castner's Hite O Land Cabins.  These photos (above) from 1920 show the cabins and Rte 16 looking East.  Later the Restaurant building was added and the name simplified to Castners Camps. In those days this area was "The Charles Farm.  In the 1940's the camps and restaurant burned, but were rebuilt. In the early 1950's the cabins were torn down or removed to other locations and the restaurant building remained in various uses until 2012.  It was torn down and replaced with a ski shop in 2012 and a Dunkin Donuts occupies the space just to the left of this photograph.  Click the upper photos for a larger size.

Castner Camps

Since Castner's Closed the site was home to Animal Forest Park, Don Galvin Shoes, The Magic Castle operated out of a tent on the site.  Dick Plusch had his first antiques Store here in 1971 and more recently, Boarder Patrol Ski Shop.
Lodging Intervale - Pg 4
Elmwood Inn
Formerly the Solomon Pendexter House, The Elmwood Inn was managed by William and Elizabeth Wyman.  They also operated a farm on the property.  This postcard dates to about 1900.  The Elmwood was (is) located just across the road from todays scenic vista and east of yesteryears Langdon Hotel.  Elmwood was purchased by the Cannell family in 1938 and renamed The Intervale Inn.  John Cannell was a youngster at that time and he and his dad would meet the ski trains in North Conway every Friday night to pick up guests.   In 1948 most of the Inn was destroyed by fire, but what did not burn is still there today.  I have been told if you go into the basement of this building the scars of the fire are still visible.   John Cannell has been known to give public talks about his memories of old time lodging in Intervale. 

To "get your bearings", if you were driving west, out of North Conway, this building is across the street from the Scenic Vista just before the railroad crossing.

CASTNERS CAMPS  

As of 2013 there is now a Dunkin Donuts at this location.   Cathedral Ledge is in the background.
Elmwood Becomes The Intervale Inn:
Intervale Inn
Elmwood was purchased by the Cannell family in 1938 and renamed The Intervale Inn.  John Cannell was a youngster at that time and he and his dad would meet the ski trains in North Conway every Friday night to pick up guests.   In 1948 most of the Inn was destroyed by fire, but what did not burn is still there today.  I have been told if you go into the basement of this building the scars of the fire are still visible.


Stephanie Cannell Mullins tells us: "This is the Intervale Inn, which my grandparents, Ray and Lydia Cannell owned and operated. It burned to the ground on my father, John Cannell's 18th birthday on Feb. 2, 1948. The building next door is now JT Realty. My grandparents also owned this building. People from Boston would come up on the ski trains and stay there. I owned the building from 1978 until 1997. My ex-husband, Scott and I owned Vista Auto and ran it there until he relocated by Aubuchon's. I ran Vista Scoop at our store from 1994 until 2008. My grandparents, also owned the land across the street where the Vista is now. When their Inn burned, they relocated to the building there."
Headlands - Intervale
I have found very little information about Headlands Inn.  Susan May was nice to point out that Headlands, The Pequaket House and Smith Tavern were different names for the same building over the years.  It was just north of today's Perry's Rest and burned in the 1960's.  Does anyone know more?  Tell Me
Headlands, Winter Pic Intervale, NH 
Headlands, Intervale, NH
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Headlands Intervale NH
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These Postcards of The Elmwood Inn are dated 1906
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