Franconia Notch Guest House is my husband's and my new favorite B+B. First, it's the cleanest bed and breakfast we have ever stayed in. When I say clean, I'm talking not a speck of dust, not under the bed, not on the baseboards, not on the headboards of the beds- nothing. Secondly, the inn feels modern. It's not filled with creepy antiques you're afraid to go near. There was hot water for at least the three of us to take long showers in the morning. The shower was large and modern. The towels were heavenly soft. There was even a flat screen tv that we didn't use, which is rare in a b+b. And there was not a trace of musty smell anywhere in the inn. Trust me, I have a nose for musty smell.
Secondly, the location is perfect for visiting the White Mountains. It's not far off the highway, but it still feels secluded. The view from our room and the backyard was beautiful. We even saw two bears during out stay!
Next, the breakfasts. I was expecting cold cereal, instant oatmeal, maybe muffins. Nope. Each morning, we woke to the smell of eggs and pancakes or french toast. And when I say pancakes, I don't mean Bisquick and some Aunt Jemima. I mean homemade banana and blueberry pancakes that rivaled the best I've ever had. And of course, there was also fruit, juice, coffee and tea, oatmeal, even banana bread! Also, I appreciated that the breakfast was set out help-yourself buffet-style. Why don't all bed and breakfasts do this? I could take only what I wanted and as much as I wanted. I didn't feel obligated to "finish my plate," as I usually do at other b+bs.
Lastly, the innkeepers, Pauline and Tom were amiable without being intrusive. They were easy to talk to, but didn't make us feel like conversation with us was an obligation. They were knowledgable about the area and provided helpful advice on our hiking expedition.
My husband, father, and I stayed the weekend for my father's birthday. The inn was perfect for family. However, I think it would also be a romantic destination, and I have a feeling my husband and I will be going back alone for a couple's weekend someday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Franconia Notch Guest House offers comfortable accommodations in newly renovated rooms, with private baths and breathtaking mountain views, located within a stone’s throw of Franconia Notch. Nestled in the majestic White Mountains, this gem is the perfect beginning to an incredible experience for the guest who desires to explore and discover this wondrous area. Doug and Beth pride themselves on their knowledge of the area and will guide you to a memorable stay! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Franconia Notch Guest House NH - White Mountains