Recently traveled to Franconia with a friend to do some hiking and to see the sights. Ken and Ron, the new owners of Horse and Hound, welcomed us into their B&B as if we were family. The B&B has recently been renovated and is pristine: clean, fresh, uncluttered. Simply decorated rooms with new furniture and linens. Bathrooms are up-to-date. Great sleeping!
An excellent chef-prepared breakfast is served....offering plenty of choices. The tavern room and dining room are warm and inviting, staffed by friendly servers. We ate three dinners there: although the menu didn't change, there were sufficient choices of delicious, creative dishes.
We spent a lot of time in the very attractive and inviting library. Although they're only just beginning to build a collection of books, it does contain fascinating materials on the history of the inn.
We had a very comfortable three-night stay and hated to leave.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Horse And Hound Hotel Franconia
- Horse And Hound Inn Franconia, NH - White Mountains