White Mountains Shopping
From country stores to major brand outlets to grocery and convenience stores, there are many options to choose from if you’re looking to do some shopping while staying at one of our mountain cabins or ski condos. For your convenience, we try to summarize the most popular ones in this page!
Bretton Woods/Twin Mountain Area:
In Bretton Woods, the Bretton Woods Market and Deli at the Irving Gas Station has a good selection of basic grocery items. They also sell sandwiches, hamburgers and other prepared foods – which are quite good! – and a limited selection of alcoholic beverages. You can also find a small store at the bottom level of the Mount Washington Hotel, with a decent selection of basic items from s’mores kits to contact solution. Alternatively, you can try YaYa’s Market
in Twin, also seeling basic groceries, prepared foods, as well as alcoholic beverages. Foster’s Crossroads is also a good option but it’s currently closed for renovations. There is also the White Mountain General Store at the Twin Mountain Campground, right near the traffic light in the center of town. For a true grocery store, the options are the Whitefield Market and Deli, a small but well stocked grocery store, or Shaw’s or the fantastic Food Coop in Littleton, about 25 minutes away.
The Franconia Market and Deli at the center of town is a fabulous small market and should have everything you need; alternatively, you can head into Shaw’s or the fantastic Food Coop in Littleton, less than 10 minutes away.
The Bethlehem Village Store in the downtown area is well stocked, and should be able to meet most of your needs! Alternatively, you can head into Shaw’s or the fantastic Food Coopin Littleton, less than 10 minutes away.
If your White Mountains vacation rental is in the Whitefield or Dalton area, the best option is probably the Whitefield Market and Deli, a small but well stocked grocery store, or Shaw’s or the fantastic Food Coop in Littleton.
Most big box stores are found in 3 areas – Littleton (Meadow Street), where you will find Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walgreens and several others; Berlin/Gorham, where a Walmart Supercenter is located, and North Conyway, which also has most of the well-known stores.
For basic pharmacy supplies, you can try any of the convenience stores mentioned above, as well as gas stations. For actual pharmacies, you can head into Littleton (Walgreens/Rite Aid), Lancaster (Walgreens) or North Conyway (Walgreens/Rite Aid/CVS).
This is one of my favorite categories! Most New Hampshire towns have some wonderful little souvenir stores, antique shops, art galleries. Littleton, also known as the “Glad Town” for its connection to Pollyanna, has a fantastic downtown area with awesome small shops – including a fantastic kids’ bookstore/toystore, several galleries, and Cutter’s, home of the world’s longest candy counter! It is also a very scenic town, with a beautiful covered bridge in the downtown area. North Conway also has a variety of great small shops in its downtown sections, near beautiful Schouler’s Park. Both Littleton and Conway have great farmer’s markets and small markets at different times of the year that are worth checking out, featuring a variety of local craftsman. In North Conway, also don’t forget to pay a visit to Zebs, an institution when it comes to Country Stores, and the Naked Bohemian, with a very eclectic collection of art – especially metal art.
Sports, Ski Rentals, Bike Rentals
For all of your gear needs, check out Drummond’s Mountain Shop in Bretton Woods! They have a fantastic assortment and an even better staff, plus an array of local products, souvenirs and artwork.
For some outlet shopping, head into North Conway’s “Settlers Green,” with its ever growing collection of brand name shops at discounted prices (and of course, tax free!). A shopper’s paradise!