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Pines Guest House

47 Dover Rd, Durham, NH 03824-2816
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Family owned and operated Italianate Victorian guest house built in 1760 located at the edge of University of New Hampshire. Featuring seven oversized guest rooms furnished with period furniture and most with private bath yet equipped with modern conveniences such as flat screen TV with cable and complementary wireless Internet service throughout the house. Abutting a small pond and surrounded by towering pines, a seasonal gazebo lends a quiet retreat as does our three season porch on the second floor. Affordable rates for daily, weekly and monthly stays with full kitchen facilities available for extended stay guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Wardrobe / closet
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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2019_A_C wrote a review Jan 2018
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
This is a beautiful bed and breakfast to stay in. I just needed a place to stay for one night and it was perfect. The breakfast in the morning was just what was advertised and perfect for me. I had control of the temperature in my room which was a plus in the winter and there was an extra blanket out as well. Everything was stocked in the bathroom. Mary is very kind and was quick with a restaurant recommendation when I asked. I would definitely recommend this to anyone staying in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House
Responded Feb 1, 2018
Thank you so much for your positive feedback on your recent stay with us at the Pines. We do our best to assist our guests with questions on the local area such as interesting places to visit or good places to eat. Because I have grown up and lived in Durham for many years, I have a good working knowledge of local attractions and businesses. We entertain many foreign guests who are not familiar with the area and they appreciate being in a home situation with people who can address their needs. If you ever get back to the area and need accommodations, we hope that you will keep us in mind. We have a large number of satisfied guests who often return multiple times and become friends.
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sabmph wrote a review Aug 2017
Saratoga Springs, New York1 contribution
Unique,historical AND comfortable.Wonderful hosts.Great location for UNH,Beaches,Portsmouth,Lakes and Hiking.Also great for running & cycling!My stay was All Positive-already planning my return! Delicious Fresh fruit for Breakfast.AND WiFi was Fast!
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House
Responded Aug 26, 2017
Thanks so much for your kind comments. We are very conveniently located in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire, yet we are very close to attractions in Maine, the White Mountains for hiking and skiing and Boston with it's many historical sights. Our home is old (1760), yet we provide modern conveniences such as complementary Internet and flat screen TVs with cable in our rooms. Surrounded by towering pines and open fields, we provide a quiet and comfortable yet affordable alternative.
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Climber672521 wrote a review Aug 2017
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Had the good fortune to find your lovely bed and breakfast. I grew up in a true antique in Massachusetts- staying at The Pines was being at 'home.' Quiet, quaint and welcoming! We will definitely return. Great location for anything connected to UNH, the beach, shopping, farm stands, antiquing, etc! Thank you for a wonderful week!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House
Responded Aug 11, 2017
Thank you so much for your very complimentary review. We are always pleased when guests can relate to our historic home. Built in 1760 and maintained by the same family through multiple generations, we are proud to be able to share our legacy with our many guests. Our location is convenient to UNH as well as many seacoast attractions. By growing up here and being familiar with the area, we are able to direct our guests to various activities of interest.
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jclperipatetic47 wrote a review May 2017
Boston, Massachusetts42 contributions9 helpful votes
If you are looking for a B & B with totally straight walls and perfect paint, this is not the one. However, if you are looking for a home that has been in the same family for generations and that exudes charm, attention to detail, cleanliness and friendliness, the PInes Guest House is for you. The hostess was interesting, helpful and charming as were some of the UNH graduate students who board there for short periods of time. Pictures of the family harken back to the 1700's including one of an ancestor named "Federal Constitution." Rooms are named after family members. The art collection is eclectic and fascinating including some done by the host. Very convenient to UNH.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House
Responded May 26, 2017
Thank you so much for your positive review. We love entertaining guests who appreciate a historic family home from 1760's and understand that they will not always have "straight walls and perfect paint", but always have a certain character and personality. Being so close to UNH, we frequently house graduate students who stay long enough to become friends and provide an interesting mix with parents, visiting professors and others here to visit the college.
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De G wrote a review Aug 2016
Columbus, Indiana20 contributions4 helpful votes
I had difficulty contacting the owner multiple times. I had the sense that she screens the calls rather than answer them at the time. The entry door is narrow as are the stairs. It was hot and humid and the air conditioner in our room struggled to cool the second floor room we occupied, which was overly crowded with furniture. It was difficult to get hot water in the shower and there were no glasses in the room for a drink of water. None of the guest rooms doors close completely without being slammed shut. We were unfortunate to have some inconsiderate children staying in a nearby room who were in and out of the room repeatedly late at night and early in the morning so it was quite noisy. Although we were advised of the time that breakfast was being served when we appeared in the dining room at the appointed time it appeared that breakfast had already been served with dirty plates lying out on the table and the host nowhere in sight. Breakfast appeared to be toast, dry cereal and fruit. Probably our most disappointing B & B experience to date.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House
Responded Aug 31, 2016
We were somewhat surprised and confused by this recent review, Many of the issues mentioned could have been easily resolved with a word to the management, but nothing was said. The guests were offered a choice of rooms when they arrived and we would have happily moved them to another had they but asked. Every bed and breakfast is unique and visitors should be prepared to encounter situations that are not common to a standard hotel or motel, My reflection is that these guests were not accustomed to staying in an historic house like ours and perhaps found the unique quality uncomfortable, We strive to give our guests a pleasant stay, but we are unable to resolve issues that are unspoken.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pines Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Pines Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Wagon Hill Farm (0.1 miles), Emery Farm (0.1 miles), and The Candy Bar & Creamery (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pines Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Pines Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pines Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Pines Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pines Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hop + Grind, Young's Restaurant, and F Frost Sawyer Tavern.
Is Pines Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Durham.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pines Guest House?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Pines Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Newington Old Town Hall (4.8 miles), The John Sullivan House (0.5 miles), and Wiswall Falls Mill Site (3.5 miles).