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“perfect peaceful getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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654 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, NH   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Tamworth B&B and Inns
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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“perfect peaceful getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We found the Highland House on a whim and couldn't have been happier with our discovery. Dale was a wonderful host and made us feel comfortable throughout the duration of our stay. The room was clean and neat. The decor was elegantly rustic, we loved the art. Also Dale's dog Zoey was adorable and we enjoyed hanging out with her! We look forward to staying at the inn again.

Room Tip: No swimming pool or fitness center.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Highland House is in a picture book setting and we couldn't fault the warmth of the welcome, the cleanliness of the rooms and the breakfast. They also catered for the small wedding reception and did a great job. The configuration of the rooms and their relationship to bathrooms is a bit unusual but we certainly enjoyed a great sleep in this beautiful, peaceful place. It would make a great stopover on the way from Boston to the White Mountains.

Room Tip: All are upstairs and everyone seemed happy with theirs.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

Though I consider myself a world traveler, this was my first trip to New England and I was completely blown away. I arrived in central New Hampshire during the first 2 weeks of autumn color. The weather was perfect and the fall colors were spectacular. I stayed at Highland house, a 5 bedroom B&B just outside the picturesque village of Tamworth. HH was built in 1971 and has been lovingly maintained. The 5 guest bedrooms are all upstairs and offer unfettered views to the woods and mountains right out the front door. The rooms are large and airy, and like the rest of the house spotlessly cleaned. The bottom floor consisted of a large dining room and a lovely sitting room, and a very active working kitchen. The proprietor, Dale Bragdon is also a well known caterer and wedding planner, many of the weddings take place on the beautiful grounds surrounding HH. So food is not only good and bountiful but can be unusual and sophisticated. I was fortunate enough to be there during a fairly quiet time, before the full autumn season, so I was quite pampered. Dale was also my guide for a tour of the miles of hiking and cross country ski trails that begin a few hundred yards out the front door. Highland House is picture perfect, a gem, set in one of the most beautiful settings I have seen. I will definitely return for a longer stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 654 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, NH
Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Tamworth
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Tamworth
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highland House Bed and Breakfast is set on a hill above picturesque Tamworth, New Hampshire where seasons set a magical stage for recreation, arts, and entertainment. Highland House looms large and inviting as it has since 1792 when retired Salem sea captain, George Dodge, chose this delightful spot to build his beloved home. Come stay at the B&B for a genuinely peaceful or romantic getaway. Read in the gardens, walk to the village, or walk the quiet miles of trail along the Mill Brook. Host a catered afternoon tea, birthday party, bridal shower, wedding or other special occasion, on-site or at your location, with a delightful assortment of culinary specialties prepared and served by Dale Bragdon. Either way, in this authentic environment, your time is free and your experience extraordinary. ... more   less 

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