Our historic Inn was built in sections starting in 1790.
It was owned by the same family, the Browns, for more than 150 years and
converted into a bed and breakfast in 1987.
Prices include a full country breakfast served by
candlelight in our three dining rooms, usually between 8 and 9 am. We
change the menu daily and take pride in serving generous portions of
excellent food. By advance arrangement guests' dietary restrictions or
time schedule can usually be accommodated.
The Inn is a completely non-smoking facility but smokers
are welcome to smoke outdoors. While we regret that we cannot
accommodate pets in the rooms, kennel space is available in our barn
with prior arrangement.
Families with small children are normally assigned to a
private area of the Inn where they can relax without disturbing other
The Inn has a guest lounge with TV and VCR where guests
can relax in front of a crackling fire and another room where games can
be played. We can’t sell alcohol, but setups are gladly provided.
We do not serve lunch or dinner but are very fortunate
to have one of the best restaurants in the area--The Woodshed--within a
short walk. Other nearby restaurants include Maurice's, The Corner
House, The Village Kitchen, Artie's Place and the Boathouse Grill.
Please don’t hesitate to ask for our assistance with reservations.
The Barn and Orchard:
A small antique store has recently been added to our
barn where apples, cider and gourmet food items are also sometimes sold.
A sauna and large multi-purpose meeting/game/reception room are also in
About 8 of our 12 acres are planted with several hundred
fruit trees, including apples, pears, cherries and plums, making a
beautiful sight when in bloom from late May to early June. Fruit begins
to ripen in late July and continues into early November.
The Pond and Mountain Brook:
A pond is on the property and a paddleboat there can be
used by guests. A rowboat can be delivered to the lake for a nominal
fee. We also have bikes, including one tandem, which guests may borrow.
There is a mountain brook bordering our property which
is full of trout and some fishing equipment is on hand for guests to
use. Hammocks, lawn chairs and a croquet set are available for outdoor
Things To Do and See:
Many of our guests take a morning walk to the lake,
about one mile away. The Loon Center, a large game refuge operated by
the Audubon Society, is on the way to the lake with hiking trails and
gift shop open to the public. Also, snowmobile/cross country skiing
trails cross the road to the lake, about half a mile from our door. The
closest downhill skiing is at Gunstock, about 30 minutes away, and
several other major ski areas are within an hour's drive from the inn.
We can arrange a winter sleigh ride for you if you like or a summer
Many of our guests stop at the Old Country Store in
Moultonboro, which has been operating continuously for more than 200
years, and is well worth browsing through. The Castle in the Clouds is
about 3 miles away and is a popular stop during the summer and fall.
There are scores of antique shops in the area and Center Sandwich
features a number of artisan shops.
Keepsake Quilting, the largest quilting store in the
U.S. is in Center Harbor, about 10 minutes away and the Annalee Doll
Museum in Meredith is about a 15 minute drive. We are about equidistant
from tax free factory outlet shopping in either North Conway or Tilton,
each about a 40 minute trip. Favorite factory stores, which draw bargain
hunters from all across the Northeast, include LL Bean, Timberline,
Banana Republic and Brookstone, to name just a few.
Several cruise ships ply Lake Winnipesaukee from
Memorial Day until mid-October and offer both breakfast and lunch
Foliage generally begins to turn in September and
reaches its peak around Columbus Day weekend.
All of our rooms have private baths, A/C and cable TV
and all come with breakfast served by candlelight. We also have
coffee-makers in the rooms.
Upper and Lower Pond Rooms:
These are our two best and most sought-after rooms.
With queen sized beds (the Lower Pond has a Canopy Queen), in room
wood burning fireplaces and whirlpool baths they are somewhat bigger
than most of the other rooms and very private--ideal for honeymooners
or couples seeking a romantic getaway. Located on the first and second
floor of an addition built in 1996.
A very nice room with queen sized bed, fireplace and
shower. It also has an antique Murphy twin bed, making it suitable for
families travelling with one child. Located in the first floor in the
brick section of the inn built circa 1812.
A cozy first floor room in the brick section of the
inn featuring a queen sized bed and bath with shower.
A very pretty second floor room in the brick section
of the inn. This room has extra closet space, queen sized bed and a
bath with shower. It is often rented by families together with the
Green room which is across the hall.
A large second floor room in the brick section of the
inn. It has a pair of twin beds, a bath with shower and a good sized
closet. It is often rented by families who often take the pink room
across the hall and by friends or siblings travelling together.
A large second floor room located in the original
section of the house (circa 1790). Furnished with queen sized bed, a
twin bed and a foldout couch, it is often rented by families with
small children. It has a whirlpool bath and a closet.
A cozy first floor room located in the circa 1812
section of the inn, adjacent to the lounge. Furnished with a double
bed and equipped with a shower it is often rented by singles or
couples on a budget.
A cute room in the original (circa 1790) section of
the inn. Furnished with a queen bed and fold-out couch and with an
over-sized bathroom with has both a shower and an antique clawfoot
tub. This room is often rented by families who also take the Rose room
which is just down the hall.