Bretton Woods is an area within the town of Carroll, New Hampshire. The White Mountain National Forest surrounds the area, its vista toward Mount Washington and most of the rest of the Presidential Range includes no significant artificial structures other than the Mount Washington Cog Railway and the Mount Washington Hotel.
This was the site of the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference in 1944 which has given its name to the Bretton Woods system and led to the establishment of both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in 1945.
The Mount Washington Hotel and Resort includes two golf courses, alpine and Nordic skiing, a 25,000-square-foot spa, sled rides, dog sled rides, tennis, horseback riding and much more in its facilities. The Bretton Woods Mountain Resort ski area facilitates both downhill and cross-country skiing, primarily in the Rosebrook Mountains, located in Bethlehem to the south. The tracks of the "Cog", and its associated buildings, lie up the slope of Mount Washington, in nearby Thompson and Meserves Purchase, is popular among railfans.