Randolph in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
The Ravine House
In 1876 Abel Watson and his son Laban converted their farm on this site, facing King Ravine on Mt. Adams, into a summer boarding house. Enlarged in 1884 and subsequently, the Ravine House became a key institution in opening up the northern Presidential Range to trail builders and hikers. At its zenith between the two World Wars, the hotel accommodated some 100 guests, offering tennis courts, a bowling alley, trout fishing, a swimming pond, and hiking. It closed in 1960 and was razed in 1963.
Erected 2010 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 220.)
Location. 44° 22.46′ N, 71° 17.43′ W. Marker is in Randolph, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on Durand Road East, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Randolph NH 03593, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Washington Summit (approx. 7.2 miles away); Mount Washington Cog Railway (approx. 8 miles away); First Ascent of Mount Washington (approx. 8.1 miles away); Granny Stalbird (approx. 9.4 miles Cherry Mountain Slide (approx. 9.8 miles away); Boom Piers (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Crawford Family (approx. 11.3 miles away); Mount Washington Hotel / Bretton Woods Monetary Conference (approx. 11½ miles away).
More about this marker. Durand Road is a quiet country lane that runs parallel to US-2 for 3.4 miles.
Also see . . . North Country Chronicles - The Ravine House - a closer look. (Submitted on October 2, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.