Marriotts of the Mountains-The Crawford Family of Crawford Notch. New Hampshire's First Family of Innkeeping
The Crawford family moved “South” from Colebrook and Guildhall Vermont to what is now Bretton Woods. They acquired their first parcel of land for free. From there they expanded their holdings as farmers and hosts. We can safely say they were the inventors of modern Innkeeping. Charging for food, lodging and recreation to supplement farm income. Then in a fire lost everything but their mortgage.
A New Hampshire story of family enterprise, entrepreneurship, success and tragedy.