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Horse and Hound Inn

Certificate of Excellence
205 Wells Road, Franconia, NH 03580
Horse and Hound Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Horse and Hound for dinner, and recommend it highly. The recently renovated Inn is spacious and cozy. The dining room was warm and inviting. We sat by the window looking out into the snowy rear yard. Service was friendly and very attentive. There were plenty of choices on the wine list. The schweinsnitzel was delicious--moist, flavorful, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

After dining at the Horse & Hound Inn a couple years ago, we vowed to return for a winter getaway of XC skiing, another fabulous meal, and a stay at this gorgeous country Inn. Even with such a "high bar", our expectations were exceeded. From our first welcome at the door to our final goodbyes, we were treated like house... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This will be our go-to inn for future visits to Franconia. The staff was incredibly attentive and gracious. We felt right at home. Our room was simple - comfortable, fresh and spotless. We loved the understated cozy decor in the common areas. Breakfast was classic, well-prepared fare with excellent coffee. I'm skeptical of small-town inn fine dining but we're very... More 

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Heiloo, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Hats off to the owners of this wonderful inn. Restored to perfection. Wooden panels, fire places, cosy corners, books and board games. The bar is sufficiently stocked. The dining room is divine - the food is even better (breakfast and dinner options will delight the taste buds). We recommend a night cap in the library complete with background music and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went up for a short 2 night stay and wish we could have stayed longer. The Inn is on a quiet road and very quaint without being kitschy. The rooms are large and the inn has a nicely decorated library, lobby, bar and dining area. The staff were incredibly friendly, accommodating, and welcoming. Only a short drive from the Franconia... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Our guestroom at the Horse and Hound was spacious but slightly spartan – a refreshing change of style after staying in a number of historic-house b&b’s full – sometimes to overflowing - of interesting furniture and curios. The Horse and Hound’s common areas have been beautifully renovated/restored and furnished in a rather different, rustic style. We particularly enjoyed the ambiance... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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27 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Out of town, but conveniently located to all the outdoor attractions. It has been completely renovated during the last few years and presents itself well. For those of you who like hardwood floors, a large wood paneled reading room with tea and coffe provided and comfortable rooms, you should enjoy this inn. Very peaceful and quiet setting backing up on... More 

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Whitmore Lake, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a beautifully restored inn with a wonderful chef on staff. The food was delicious. The owner has a beagle named Katie and she was very sweet. It is set in a quite location but close to the freeways and natural attractions in and around Franconia. The furniture in the bedrooms was custom made by local craftsmen.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a lovingly restored inn with spacious, well-tended grounds and an eye for detail. The dining room menu includes local fare -- some from the property's own gardens. Our perfect stay included a glass of wine in the comfortable lawn chairs, dinner on the patio, and a good night's sleep in the quiet and comfortable bedroom. Breakfast the next... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The idea looked great on the internet, but in real life with the inn's restaurant closed, it just wasn't as fun as we hoped it would be. There seemed to be little in the area in the way of good restaurants to choose from. Under those circumstances, one is a little isolated, and there wasn't a lot to make us... More 

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