Hotels in New Hampshire
Hotels in New Hampshire offer a variety of options from luxury ski resorts to cozy log cabins and seaside cottages to quaint village inns. After a $20 million rehab, the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa has revived the old time charm of New Hampshire’s historic resorts, most of which have faded away over the years. The butter yellow Colonial Revival was constructed in 1865, but it is still one of the best hotels in New Hampshire, sitting on 400 acres of wilderness at the edge of the White Mountains.
New Hampshire hotels are some of New England’s best inns and B&Bs. The historic Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast in Portsmouth is located a half mile from the Atlantic Ocean. The charming inn--built in 1875--was recently renovated, and its spacious rooms and grounds will soothe any weary traveler. Portsmouth also offers more modern inns for those looking to appreciate colonial charm at more of a distance. Ale House Inn is perfect for urbanites that want in-room iPads and free Wi-Fi. The 130-year-old former brewery has a high-design concept that looks like a SoHo loft with exposed brick walls and spare, modern furniture.
New Hampshire’s beauty calls to many romantics and New Hampshire hotels have become a popular wedding locale—like the grandiose Steele Hill Resort, which looks over Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Winnisquam with the dusky White Mountains rising in the background. The striking grounds stretch across 500 acres of fields and forests and include a nine-hole golf course.
Katharine Hepburn and a doddering Peter Fonda may have made Golden Pond famous, but it's this New Hampshire Lakes District inn that keeps Squam Lake (the pond's real name) on the map.
The Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa has rescued the cult of the grand hotel. The butter yellow Colonial Revival, constructed in 1865, sits on 400 acres of wilderness at the edge of the Whites.
The organic farm that supplies eggs and vegetables to the region is also a hotel. Ask for colonial quarters, which are in the two original 1760 rooms of the house.
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15,000-acre retreat in the White Mountains with lovely Victorian buildings, loads of activities (mountain biking, white-water kayaking, and fly-fishing), and a staunchly traditional feel.
The secluded Carriage House Suite features a four-poster bed, Queen Anne chairs, and French doors onto a deck that overlooks the pool. Cross an antique covered bridge on a stroll to Henniker’s tiny downtown on the meandering Contoocook River.
Carved out of an 1890 brick building that was once Keene's preeminent department store, the hotel is the only high-end place to stay in town. It's on the main drag, steps from the gazebo (and, in October, the giant pumpkin towers).
The club operates small cabins for outdoor enthusiasts, including at Pinkham Notch.
“This 100-year-old, red-roofed hilltop hotel has 200 high-ceilinged rooms and ornate common areas. It’s got that vintage-resort grandeur without the middle-of-nowhere feel of the Balsams.”