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The Libby House Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Gorham B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We usually don't stay in B&B's, often just too "foo-foo". This was a nice surprise. It's a beautiful home, and our room was very large and nicely decorated. The owner Doc, told us about the area and the history of the hotel, he was very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was wonderful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Libby House and would love to return.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Stopped in without a reservation and got the last room on Labor day weekend. Doc gave us the history on the Inn and sent us to dinner at a great pub.
Breakfast was charming and we felt lucky to be waited on so graciously.

Room Tip: We slept in the attic......loved it.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Zeldasue
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

We stayed only one night, but enjoyed the hospitality of the owner of the house, Doc, and the quiet ambiance. We wanted to see Mt. Washington, an unusual attraction all by itself, and this house was on the crossroads to the mountain. Doc, the owner, filled us in on the history of the toll road to the mountain, which is still in the family of the people who built the house. The Libby family was wealthy when they built the house and the details show in the woods used in the doors, floors, staircase, etc. A family member had returned most of the furniture to the house so it is furnished much as it was when the family lived there. The parlor and sitting rooms are open to guests to enjoy.

Our room was large, with a queen bed and a sofa and lots of floor space. Our private bathroom featured an old fashioned claw tub, perfect for soaking. There were also plenty of plugs to recharge all our electrical gadgets. (No wifi, however.)

For breakfast Doc had lovely individual dishes of fresh fruit and small light pancakes dusted with powdered sugar and maple syrup, along with sausages. He also told us to be sure and see the carriage barn at the bottom of Mt. Washington's toll road to see the collection of vehicles that made history traveling up the mountain. It was an enjoyable stay. We paid $125 in October, but Doc said rooms were more during the high season, $165.

Room Tip: There are only four rooms. We were on the second floor facing the street, which I thought might be...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Finessa
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

This is really nice and elegant for this far north. The owner was very nice, made us feel welcomed, I didn't want to leave. Breakfast was great. We will be back.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank BostonBianca
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Reviewed July 28, 2009

We just returned from a two day stay at the Libby House. There was nothing awful about it, but nothing wonderful, either. It's on a main street, so we got to hear trucks and motor cycles until quite late at night. Also, the bathroom had a mildew smell, and the shower curtain should have been changed. Breakfast was pancakes on morning, and eggs the next. Again not bad, but uninspired.

On the other hand, Gorham is well located for hiking, and I certainly felt safe staying at the LIbby House.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MIchelleA_8
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Reviewed September 2, 2007

I agree with everything said about Libby's House Inn in the review from July 2006. However, I feel there are some cons to be mentioned as well. Note that the previous review describes the best room in the house, while all rooms seem to cost the same. Although all rooms have ``private" baths, our bathroom was not inside of the room. It had a two-tap faucet (cold and hot water come out separately), the only one I have seen in this country. On the other hand, the shower head was very modern. The rooms have no TVs or alarm clocks (though perhaps the latter can be borrowed from the hosts). The blinds in our room were quite old and did not block out the street lights.

The A/C in the room was very old and very loud (but the ceiling fan was fantastic and sufficient as the night was fairly cool). As the windows open on Route 2, there was quite a bit of noise from the truck traffic (with an occasional motorcycle mixed in) all night. There are train tracks nearby, with an occasional train passing by at night. The noise may be hard to avoid in Gorham in general though, as it lies along Route 2 with train tracks running along its western and southern edges.

The rates for most accommodations in Gorham in August 2007 were $100 a night +/- 20% (except for two motels with very negative reviews on TripAdvisor). This place was at the top of the range. This is a pretty reasonable rate for a B&B in many places in the Northeast, though I would not call this a great value for Gorham unless you are primarily looking for a quaint place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2006

My wife and I stayed one night at the Libby Inn en route to the mid-Maine coast. It's a lovely old house, furnished with antiques and charm. I felt like I was stepping back in time into my grandparent's home. There are but four guest rooms, three of which are on the second floor. We were fortunate to get the suite on the top floor. It has a spacious bedroom with comfortable queen bed, an adjoining parlor/sitting room with a daybed, and a full bath.

In the morning, a delicious breakfast was served in the formal dining room. And yes, it was by candle light, just as advertised on their website. The ground floor also features a charming living room with TV, games, jig saw puzzles and ample selection of books. A good spot to relax after a long drive on the twisty mountain roads in northern NH. (they are twisty little roads, all alike...)

I had some difficulty contacting them. I submitted a reservation request via a web form on one of the commercial B&B clearing house web sites, and never heard back. Then I tried phoning - their phone and fax share the same line. The first two times I called, the fax machine picked up. Third time, a friendly human answered and confirmed my reservation.

The best thing about the Libby House is that it's a short walk to the Libby Bistro, a truly excellent restaurant. It's worth an overnight stop in Gorham so you can dine at the Libby Bistro.

  • Stayed: July 2006
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3  Thank screen-gem
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Additional Information about The Libby House Inn

Address: 55 Main St, Gorham, NH 03581-1324
Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Gorham
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Gorham
Price Range: $70 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Libby House Inn is an Elegant and Historic Victorian Bed & Breakfast, that is surrounded by charming White Mountains and located on the north end of Presidential mountain range, that has 6,288' Mt. Washington in the centre. You're welcome the year-round to this 1891 Victorian House with all original Libby family furnishings. Full gourmet or vegetarian candle light breakfast is included in the price of the room. ... more   less 

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