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“Amazing, cozy location with attentive innkeepers.”
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Federal House Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Plymouth B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 23, 2011

The Federal House Inn is truly a lovely getaway tucked away in a scenic yet convenient location. Cassie and Kevin, the inn's new owners, went above and beyond in terms of attention to our needs. We were in the area for an interview, and the inn's location was an ideal point for exploring central NH. It was so nice to wake up to a filling New England breakfast before our job interviews and to come "home" to wine, cheese, and friendly conversation. After we went out for dinner, Kevin and Cassie would put out cookies for latenight snacks. We stayed in the John Adams Suite, which was clean, quiet, and intimate. The garden area was a nice spot for a respite after a long day's exploring, and the hot tub looked very clean and inviting (although we didn't use it because we stayed during a heat wave). If you're looking for friendliness and comfort in a beautifully restored New England home, choose the Federal House Inn. I assure you that you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

Innkeeper Kevin treated us royally from the moment we arrived until we drove away four days later. He carried our luggage, saw that we were well satisfied with our accommodations and served the most delicious gourmet breakfasts as well as wine or soda or beer and cheese prior to our heading out for the evening. Fresh baked cookies and complimentary beverages were available in the immaculate, beautifully decorated public rooms where we enjoyed the selection of reading materials, the wonderful antiques; even a piano,so that we never availed ourselves of the television or wifi! Our room was absolutely elegant with a fireplace (every room in this genuine oldie has a fireplace), lovely paintings and decorations, a spotless,well appointed full private bath and the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. All that plus a large, comfortable outdoor hot tub for lounging in while enjoying the beautiful two acre backyard. Kevin was the perfect host for a perfect getaway. We'll be back as often as we can!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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33  Thank billnlynette
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

We enjoyed our stay because of the warm hospitality of the new owners and gracious hosts. We were in the John Adams Suite, which has a nice view of the back garden and cools quickly in hot summer with a solid air conditioner. Breakfasts were lovely. Though we didn't come back in time for afternoon wine and cheese, it's a nice treat for those taking it easy and reading a book on the back porch, or relaxing in your room. We were happy to enjoy resident pastry chef Meredith's baked treats, such as oatmeal raisin cookies, or a crisp on the outside and moist on the inside chocolate chip.

In fall, Federal House Inn will make a cozy retreat for leaf peepers. Overall: Great hosts; clean comfortable rooms; Excellent location central to all of the nature New Hampshire offers year round. TIP: Be sure to drive to Hanover, NH for the best gelato in North America at Morano Gelato.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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33  Thank tanyafilm
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Reviewed May 25, 2011

What a fabulous stay for our son's college graduation. Wish we had found this wonderful inn 4 years ago!!! Warm and inviting with a delicious full breakfast, afternoon beer/wine and cheese and even Port for the evening. The pictures on the internet do not do the rooms justice, they are really lovely in person with very comfortable beds.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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31  Thank WorldTraveler33900
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

This was our first time staying in a bed and breakfast. We were looking for something quiet and relaxing to celebrate our anniversary. There are 5 guest rooms in this 3 story house. The house has so much character and history in every room. We stayed in the John Adams room. We had a private bath in our room, and a great view of the back yard. The bed was so comfortable! The house is on a main road, but we heard no traffic at all. There was a book on the bed with the history of the house and a journal for guests to leave their comments.
Andrea, the innkeeper, was so welcoming. She cooked us a wonderful breakfast the next morning. The food was so delicious! She was great about dietary requests. Also each afternoon, there were cheese and crackers served with wine.
We loved the hot tub right out the back door. They provide you with plush bathrobes in your room, so it was like having the comfort of being at home. We had so much privacy while we were there, even with it being a bed and breakfast.
Our only regret was that we didn't book for longer. We plan to go back next year for our anniversary. I would highly recommend The Federal House Inn to anyone that is looking for a romantic, relaxing time away with all the comforts of home.

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Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
29  Thank Mainemade75
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Reviewed March 6, 2011

I have stayed at bed and breakfasts from Nova Scotia, to Carmel, California. I always look for cleanliness, comfort, and the little extras that make me feel welcome. The Federal offers them all and some surprises! The house itself is lovely, every corner was immaculate and well decorated. The chocolate on our pillows with the menu selection for breakfast, and the weather report gave us something to look forward to in the morning. The breakfast was filling and superb. There were refreshments in the dining room when we checked in and a friendly innkeeper to greet us. We were visiting Plymouth State University and ran into another parent who had stayed in the local hotel. They paid a bit less, but then had to go out for breakfast. When we shared our experience, they said, "Don't tell my daughter, she'll be so mad." She ended up telling her about the B&B we'd found. She looked at her mom and calmly but greenly said, "You failed." Don't make her mistake. Stay at the Federal House Inn. You will be so pleased.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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23  Thank kim60968
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Reviewed November 29, 2010

Possibly the most luxurious bed I've ever slept in, certainly the thickest matress - stools are provided just so you can climb into the wonderfully fine linen. We didn't even notice the road outside. Breakfasts were super, with generous between-meal "extras" - cheese & wine, tea & cookies, but to be candid give the post-prandial "port" a miss. The hot tub was a fine way to study the stars. Possibly overdone on the spicy air fragrances, but overall a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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25  Thank Bells-n-hankies
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Additional Information about Federal House Inn

Address: 27 Route 25, Plymouth, NH 03264
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Plymouth
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Plymouth
Price Range: $89 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An 1835 Historic Bed and Breakfast on the border between the lakes and White Mountains Regions of New Hampshire. ... more   less 

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