This Sunday, June 30th, a sunrise drive up the Mount Washington Auto Road will take place. If the weekend weather forecast holds, you will not want to miss this spectacular event!

The Auto Road gate will open at 3:30 AM this Sunday with sunrise taking place at 5:01 AM. You will want to plan an early assent for plenty of time to position yourself for the sunrise. Due to the popularity of these sunrise events, don’t wait until the last minute to arrive or you may find yourself waiting at the Toll House due to traffic.

The weather can change quickly on the mountain. In the event of a weather change, the Auto Road staff stays in constant contact with the road crew for advice about the best places to view the sunrise. The best view is not always from the summit. If you cannot make the trip for this Sunday, the next two sunrise drives for 2019 will be held on Sunday, July 28th & Sunday, August 25th. Click here for more sunrise drive details.

Only 9 miles away, the Royalty Inn is the closest hotel to the Mount Washington Auto Road. We even offer guest discount coupons for the drive. Simply ask the front desk clerk for the coupon when checking in. At the time of this posting, there are a few rooms available at the inn this Saturday night. 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!