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Lovett's Inn
Ranked #5 of 5 Franconia B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 25, 2010

After many, many years we stayed at Lovett's for 2 days again but were disappointed. The cabins had several small deficiencies such a blinds which did not work, locks to the doors which were complicated to open, etc. The bar could have been a little more "homely". And in the restaurant the selections for dinner were limited. Let's not talk about breakfast! The view is great and has been for many, many years.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2010

My wife and I stayed just the one night and were very well taken care of by the owners Jim and Janet. Within sight of the peak of Cannon Mountain, the main inn building is beautifully picturesque and contains a couple of sitting rooms/lounges, dining room, bar area and 5 guest rooms. Another 13 guest rooms are in small chalets spaced around a central garden. There is also a decent-sized swimming pool.

Our room was very spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. There was a small TV and wifi, and being on a small country road there was no traffic noise. The breakfast was most acceptable and nicely presented - in fact the best omelettes we have had for quite some time. We will certainly return for another stay if we are in the area again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2010

A simple but very clean, comfortable, welcoming inn. Owners Jim and Janet are warm and responsive. Breakfast is very nice, dinners are excellent and the dining room a friendly place. TV and a.c. in all of the cabins an extra. Cabins are exceptionally clean.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2010

Just returned from a 2 night get away stay at the Lovett Inn and will deffinately go back! We had never been to the Lovett Inn before and chose this place on a whim, basically from other reviews and hit the jack pot! Upon arrival we were met by the owner Jim and he was very friendly and seemed as glad to see us as we were to be there after the 3 hour drive! We stayed in a cottage with fire place and it was very clean and cozy. Jim was very happy to provide us with firewood for the fireplace! While waiting for others to arrive, we went back to the main house and had drinks and really good salads and Baked Brie. Again, Jim was a great host and bartender!! His wife Janet does all the cooking and the homemade pizza was great, made with fresh ingrediants. After an outstanding breakfast we met Janet and she was as nice and friendly as Jim. She even shared her receipe for MudSlide Ice Cream Parfait's with us!!! All the food was delicious and the homemade scones were the best I have ever had!
( I am regretting not asking her for that receipe!!!) The Inn is charming and Jim and Janet make you feel like you are old friends!!!
We will deffinately be back and highly recommend this Inn!
Richard and Sue

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2009

We really liked the Lovett's Inn. We had a fireplace cottage that was really cute and cozy. There was no wood at our room so we had to go search for where they kept the wood. We did find it and all was well after that. Our room had a nice covered patio with a couple of chairs which we liked. As for the food we paid $20 per plate and it was tasteless bland blah. We were dissappointed with that. ALso we didn't like the fact that they add 20% tip to the bill. Our watier was extremley slow with everything. I asked for more rolls and didnt get them until I was prfetty much done with my meal. I guess they don't really care because they know they are getting a 20% tip? breakfast in the morning was odd..a veggie omlet with fruit? no toast no homefries...just fruit. weird?? The owner Jim was very friendly and outgoing. We didn't meet the wife so we couldn't tell you about her. All in all we had a great time here and would go again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2009

We stayed 2 nights here and we loved it. Jim and Janet run a neat inn. Jim is front of house and Janet is the chef. The breakfasts were great and we ate here both evenings too. The menu is limited but that is understandable given the small clientele, and there is something to suit everyone. The food was delicious.

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Reviewed September 15, 2009

We just stayed overnight at Lovetts Inn and had a wonderful time. No complaints!

We were warmly greeted when we arrived. The 2 rooms we had reserved upstairs were cozy and spacious, with attention to detail and décor. We had an alarm clock radio and free internet service for our laptop. It was nice not having a TV in the room. There was a big TV in the less formal eating area which had the Tennis Open playing for any sports fans. The grounds were spacious and clean. (The “cabins” had a modern look, so anyone expecting a Lincoln-Log Cabin might be disappointed, but the white, simply shaped cabins looked fine to us.)

We had a very enjoyable dinner with fine food, and a very nice, attentive server. We each ordered the appetizer “special “, a spring roll, before the salads, and it was delicious! The homemade warm bread came along with the appetizers, and we cleaned our plates of any leftover sauce. The two different fish dishes were tasty and large portioned, and the duck was good as well. We hardly had room for the dessert which was also yummy. We were glad the food was served at a leisurely pace so that we could enjoy the meal and some family time. Breakfast was top notch. We had omelets, scones, coffee and juice. Janet came cheerily out from the kitchen at breakfast to say hello to the guests, and was able to be thanked for her fine cuisine. I would recommend the meal package, it was so worth being able to stay at the Inn for our meals rather than drive around looking for a restaurant, dealing with traffic, crowds and parking.

I would highly recommend Lovetts Inn. I hope whoever goes there, has as nice a time as we had. Nice job, Jim and Janet!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Lovett's Inn

Address: 1474 Profile Road, Franconia, NH 03580
Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Franconia
Price Range: $172 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lovett's Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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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Lovett's Inn Franconia, NH - White Mountains

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