Skip to Content


The Grand Old Hotel

A cache by hipointer Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/22/2004
2.5 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

This search will take you to the Mount Washington Hotel, one of the grandest hotels in America.

This National Historic Landmark opened in 1902 and became a favorite haunt of poets, presidents and princes. Many significant events have happened here. The coordinates will take you to the front door. Enter the magnificent lobby and wander around to your heart's content. Especially check out the views of Mt. Washington from the back rooms or porch. Find the Gold Room and read the plaque on the door. Solve the equation below for the coordinates of the cache located behind another plaque, not at the hotel, dedicated to the men who built the railroad through the notch. If you hike straight uphill from the cache you will reach the rail bed. Solve this equation: N 44 15.(year on Gold Room plaque-1903) W 071 26.(year hotel opened-1324)

GPS reception is difficult in the dense woods . Use the hint.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Hcuvyy oruvaq gur cyndhr. Ybbx oruvaq n ynetr gerr Vaqvna'f pbhyq unir hfrq gb ohvyq n pnabr. Vg'f juvgr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



330 Logged Visits

Found it 278     Didn't find it 28     Write note 18     Temporarily Disable Listing 2     Enable Listing 2     Owner Maintenance 1     Post Reviewer Note 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 65 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.