We found this place to be clean, comfortable, and with friendly innkeepers. We arrived at a difficult time, on the heels of a storm and during a power outage, but they very graciously tried to accommodate us or find us another inn. We chose to stick it out and they soldiered through preparing food and looking after everyone despite all the problems caused by the storm.
They did have some difficulties accommodating a special diet. We had communicated thoroughly about it in advance, however Pauline had forgotten when we arrived and when reminded about the email exchanges, responded that she could not be expected to remember so many emails, but she would figure something out.
Breakfast was at 8, not 7 to 9, or 8 to 10, but at 8 (well, you were told 8 but the food might not all be ready at 8). You could sleep in til 9, if you like cold food (and no one to ask what is gluten-free or dairy-free as they are not marked and might or might not be available). The innkeepers were not always available or reachable, which was at times a problem when we didn't know if we could continue staying due to power outages and such. We were not offered use of a fridge or microwave, though when asked they did store my leftovers. For the price, we expected a little more accessibility, service, and flexibility (such as breakfast time).
I give it high marks on the property, room, bathrooms, location, comfort, and friendliness of owners. If you want a quiet, out-of-the way place that is nevertheless convenient to tourist attractions, restaurants, etc this is a great choice. But if you have different priorities (willing to sacrifice nature and ambiance because you'll be out sightseeing all day anyway) I would say check out the local nice hotels like the Hampton Inn, as you might save money and have someone to contact 24/7 plus longer breakfast availability. The towns in the area can still be lovely and quaint, they are not just strip malls and freeways.
- 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