This fall be sure to ride the world’s first mountain-climbing train to the summit of Mt. Washington! This iconic attraction is located just 30 miles from the Royalty Inn on the west side of Mt. Washington.
The beauty of the mountains and the thrill of ascending Northeast’s highest peak are just as enchanting today as they were in 1869 when Sylvester Marsh opened the world’s first mountain-climbing railroad on New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington.
Nearly 150 years later, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway continues to provide a sense of adventure and history as it carries passengers up a 3-mile-long trestle on the steepest railroad tracks in North America to the 6,288-foot summit of Mt. Washington. There, visitors can take in the spectacular panoramic view, spanning the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, north into Canada, and east to the Atlantic Ocean.
Whether examining the history and memorabilia of The Cog at the Marshfield Station, where the original Old Pepper Ass engine is on display, or exploring the fascinating weather and ecosystem of the mountain at the summit’s Mt. Washington Observatory, visitors will find plenty to thrill and entertain at the Mount Washington Cog Railway.
The Cog operates daily through September and October and on weekends throughout the month of November. Reservations with advanced purchase of tickets is highly recommended. For daily schedule and ticket purchase, click here. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!
Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn

With a friendly smile and warm welcome, convenient in-room amenities, and budget-friendly rates, Royalty Inn will be your go-to destination when visiting the majestic White Mountains and the Great North Woods. Magical adventures surround us!