The Garland Inn on Albany Avenue. built by
about 1890. It
also housed a
drug store and jewelry store. It was sold to the
Hodgkins family about
1920 for use as a private residence. It is still owned by
the Hodgkins family. Click Pic for a large view
Thompson's Inn, Upper Bartlett Village. Click for high rez version.
go back and see the description
This vehicle in Crawford Notch appears to be fixing a flat tire. Click
for a large size.
Photo courtesy Maureen Hussey
The Upper Bartlett Lodging section began its journey in the center of
Bartlett Village and previous pages covered the lodging establishments
westward to Silver Springs Tavern, then eastwards as far as Coles Cabins
(now A Better Life Cabins).
This section begins at Sweet's Farm and works it's way down to the Attitash
In my haste, some of the establishments in this area including Obed Hall's
farm, Sky Valley, and The Maple Dale, were covered on the previous two pages
in this lodging section.
Sweet's Farm Inn
was located where
the present day Skidaddlers Ski Club is now. It was owned and operated
by George and Annie Sweet, who also operated the Gateway,
about a mile west of Sweet's Farm, from 1890 until 1930. In 1918
George died of the flu and his Irish widow Annie continued to run the place
with the help of her new husband,
Fernald. The Inn had 8 bedrooms in the main building and
another 12 in the annex across the street. It also had an 8 car garage.
One source says the Inn burned to the ground in 1938, but I remember an
operating Inn being on that site well into the 1950's and Annie's daughter,
Mary, lived in the annex for many
years during the 1950's and 60's. I remember her because she drove a
car with "LOVEY" on the license plate. As a young teenager I use to mow her
grass occaisionally. CLICK PICTURE FOR LARGE SIZE.
a half mile further east was
Elmcrest Inn which operated until the early 1940's. It was
later occupied by
Carroll and Ellen (Sanborn)
Hayes in the late 1950's. Just up the street on the right
Dot Stewart operated a small restaurant
for a few years in the early 60's. It later became "Big
Jim's Foot-Long Hot Dog Stand". That building is now a part
of the Villager Motel.
Judith Garland Miller
of Lake Helen Florida provided this
information about her father, Eben Garland:
Editors Note: An 1890 map of Bartlett
Village shows an E.O. Garland General Merchandise Store; however, this Eben
was not of that branch of the family. This Eben resided in the
Intervale area. Judith Garland Miller told us "He left Bartlett as a young man probably in his 20s. He married
my mother in 1937 in Pennsylvania and he never mentioned anything about the 'Garland Inn'. That may be another branch of the garland family. His father was Grover Wildred Garland and his father was James Merle Garland."
Now that the holidays and bustle of the season is past, thought I would get back to you and give you a little something:
My father - Eben Garland - told me
this soon before he passed away.
He said in 1918 or 1919 maybe the winter of 1919 -1920 there was a movie made about a logging camp on his grandfather's farm. The movie stared Harold or Howard Lockwood. My father is in the movie along with his grandfather.
They had an oxen driven wagon and my father was in the wagon. It was either in the Dundee or Intervale area.
I cannot find out anything about this but maybe it would be something that would be in some archives or something about the area. This is all I know but maybe it could be something to look into.
Judith Garland Miller
If you know more about this, or anything else about Eben,
tell us here
closer view of the Elmcrest Inn, although much later...Maybe 1960's
This postcard of Attitash in 1967 seems a mixture of
conceptual ideas and reality.
Click on it for a large size you can actually see.
The text on backside describes the February weather.
this1938 postcard the establishment is identified as Smith-Hurst
owned by Mr and Mrs J Smith. Click the card to read the message.
William White's Tavern
was in this general location, probably another half-mile further east. William
White's Farm in 1814 consisted of about 65 acres in the vicinity of todays
Fields of Attitash. William White was also a sucsessor to Obed Hall in
his Bartlett Village Establishment.
I have been unable to find any information about his establishment located
at his farm, if in fact there ever was one.
Click on any picture for a higher resolution version.
In the 1800 - 1960 era nearly all the lands between The Elmcrest
and Attitash were open farmlands. In fact, up to about
1960 there were few trees in either direction between Elmcrest
and the Upper Village and all the way east to Roger's Crossing.
This area had at least five good sized barns, all gone now.
past Attitash on the left was the
and later the
and up to the early seventies it was the home of the
Restaurant, which is
now located in Intervale. For a time in the 1960's the
building operated a Sauna
and Health club, but apparently that concept was not ready for
prime-time back then since it only lasted a year or two.
If you search through the Eastern Slope Signal
in the index of this web site you will find
a picture of several boys frollicking in the snow after heating
up in the steam room.
The building burned in the 1980's and was replaced with the
apartment building that is there today.
property was once owned by the
Family whose son died while climbing the
ledges on Mt Stanton
behind the house.
Mrs Laughlin was watching from the back porch when he took his
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