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Horse and Hound Inn

205 Wells Road, Franconia, NH 03580
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Horse and Hound Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Franconia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading of the Inn's renovation, we headed up for a ski weekend to check it out. All changes were extremely positive. The staff was great, the entire place is immaculate, the rooms, although spartan, are very nice with new furniture. The best? The dining room. We had a superb dinner one evening, quite a change from the "diner food"... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The owners truly showed respect for the integrity of the Inn and it's long history by restoring it to it's original "charm". Everything is done with quality from the food to the decor. The attention to detail is evident throughout.

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Ludlow, Vermont
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A great weekend. Beautifully renovated old Inn. The place was spotless with great common areas - a wonderful library/lounge with a great selection of games and local maps for hikings, x-c skiing etc. Challenging Snowshoeing and Cross Country skiing right from the door. The owner (Doug) was very helpful with suggestions, maps etc. Restaurant was excellent. Not inexpensive but fair... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We visit the area often on business, and we always go back to the Horse & Hound. Uncharacteristically, it is better than the description on its web site - for the simple reason that the owners, staff and chef are better in person. As is the facility. Everything first rate - the food, ambience, outdoor seating (in season), herb garden,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed at the H&H Inn a few years ago after they renovated, it was lovely. This time we went for NY Eve dinner and weekend. What a fabulous time! The proprietor, Doug, was so lovely he greeted us when we arrived and made a huge effort to assure our time there in total was not only what we expected,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This was not the first time I've stayed at the Horse and Hound Inn, and it certainly won't be the last. We had a fantastic dinner on New Year's Eve in front of a a warming fire, and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet of the lovely secluded setting. Doug M (our Innkeeper) was the most gracious host, and the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

We walked inside this beautiful well furnished inn for a night. I loved the atmosphere and the food is excellent. Make you feel you stepped into a different era. It's clean, in great condition and feel like you are in a sweet adirondack chalet. Very pretty I will be back perhaps in Spring exploring the surrounds.

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Horse and Hound and were very satisfied. When we walked in, we were greeted by Katie, a beagle aka "the hound." We found the staff to be gracious and friendly, especially Doug who went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. They were able to recommend some little old shops and a great,... More

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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
19 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

We didn't stay here because it was full but ate here on 2 separate nights and had very good food and service. We both really enjoyed our meals and booked the second night when we finished our first meal ....that is how much we enjoyed it.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We enjoyed our stay but had a couple of reservations. E.G. We arrived on a cold wet day and would have loved a warm drink. Although there is a comfortable sitting area and a bar, tea and coffee are not obviously available 'on tap' The rooms are accurately described - comfortable without being luxurious or necessarily large, but beautiful fluffy... More

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Additional Information about Horse and Hound Inn

Also Known As:
Horse And Hound Hotel
Horse And Hound Hotel Franconia
Horse And Hound Inn Franconia, NH - White Mountains
Address: 205 Wells Road, Franconia, NH 03580
Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Franconia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE RETURN OF A CLASSIC. The Horse and Hound, located in the rugged White Mountains of New Hampshire, first opened in 1946 as a tasteful inn, tavern and restaurant. With three fireplaces and knotty pine paneling throughout, the inn welcomed everyone from Hollywood stars to local outdoor enthusiasts and quickly established a reputation for great food, elegant lodging and warm hospitality. Now celebrating its 65th anniversary, the Horse and Hound was closed from December 2010 through June 2011 while undergoing a comprehensive restoration to its classic lodge style. Now completed, the cheerful tavern, gracious dining room, elegant lobby, handsome library/lounge, and nine restful guest rooms once again invite you to unwind and relax after an active day in the Great Outdoors. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to welcoming you back. FOOD, SPORT & STEWARDSHIP OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS. ... more   less 

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