I did not know what to expect, never having stayed at an inn before. We went to Lovett's Inn to attend a family wedding.
The first thing we noticed was the beautiful setting. It was so peaceful. The main building was decorated beautifully, but not overdone. Our cottage was perfect. I sat in the rocker by the window, next to the fireplace to read. How good is that? Oh, yes, I also read in the jacuzzi tub! The bathroom was great for getting ready for the ceremony, the mirrors large, hooks to hang things on, a hair dryer, etc. Oh yes, across the street is a pond with a little bridge, a beautiful place for photos!
Everything was spotless clean. Our cottage was private, but only a few yards from the site of the ceremony, a gazebo on the gorgeous lawn. The main building was within short walking distance also, so we could walk to breakfast, to the bar, to visit friends staying there, etc. The interior was such that you felt like you were visiting at a friend's house....cozy and inviting.
This time of year it was chilly at night, but there was a bonfire after the wedding, again among the beautiful surroundings. The deck/pool area was nice, but pool weather was gone.
The food was better than good. We had 2 breakfasts and the wedding meal, as well as the rehearsal dinner. I did not get to meet the chef, but I hope she sees this and knows how much we enjoyed it. My husband said it was the best duck he had ever had. The waiter was simply the best. The staff serving at the wedding and rehearsal also were exceptional.
We really did not get a chance to explore the area, but the Inn alone seemed like a mini-vacation retreat, since the grounds were large, clean, and quiet.
I sincerely hope we get the chance to visit Lovett's again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1784, located two miles from the Franconia Notch State Park. 18 Rooms, restaurant and bar, close proximity to golf courses, biking, hiking, downhill skiing, 65 kilometers of cross country skiing from your room. Lovetts Inn the perfect location for wedding receptions, family reunions, birthday parties, corporate outings etc. Catering for all occasions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lovett`s Hotel Franconia
- Lovett's Inn Franconia, NH - White Mountains