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Built in 1902, the Omni Mount Washington Resort is among New England’s last surviving grand hotels. The Y-shaped, Renaissance Revival-style hotel was originally built as a summer resort for the ultra-wealthy, who often came for two full months of rest and recreation in the White Mountains. Many decades and millions’ worth of renovations later, the resort is now busiest when the snow flies. Holiday revelers in particular gravitate here for the skiing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, afternoon teas for grown-ups and kids, fine dining, breathtaking views, and overall pampering. Booking a room for one late-autumn night, the author and his wife felt as though they’d stepped though a portal into a bygone Gilded Age — and into a ghost story of sorts, as they soon discovered.