The Dry River Campground (tel. 603/374-2272), located inside Crawford Notch State Park, offers three dozen campsites in the notch for about $18 to $23 per night.

Also, if the main hotel at the Mount Washington Resort is full, there are two more properties in the resort complex, offering affordable lodgings and comparable views: the Bretton Arms Inn (next door to the big red-and-white hotel) and The Lodge (just across the hwy.). Of these two, I prefer The Lodge. Call the resort's main reservation lines at tel. 800/314-1752 or 603/278-1000 to book either property.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.