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Woodbound Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rindge
Reviewed September 3, 2006

Just returned from our stay at the Woodbound Inn. My wife and I and our two children were attending a wedding reception at the Inn and were anticipating a nice stay in a "cabin " on the lake. What we experienced was our biggest "mistake " on the lake.
The receptiion was ok. The food was good but the service was lacking. The nightmare started when we reached our cabin. The outside lights did not work so we coped by using the car headlights to drag in our luggage, stepping over the broken mirror in the walkway. Inside was large but was blatantly old with no attempts to update. The mattresses were lumpy and uncomfortable. The windows had simple blinds that would'nt do much come morning. Getting familiar with the cabin, I went into the bathroom only to find the light switch didn't work so the door had to stay open while in use. Just about now we realized that the cabin did not have a TV, not that we needed a TV but there for $170/ night you expect a TV. By the way there is no phone and cell phone service was suspect. Its bedtime and we all go down easily looking foward to a good night of sleep. My wife tosses noisely while I dose off quickly only to be awakened by our neighbors an hour later who decided to have a party outside of there cabin from 11 to 3 am. Luckily the kids don't wake up, that is until the dog starts barking. Finally the party breaks up and everyone gets back to sleep until I wake up at my regular 6am to find the cabin has become chilly. So I tiptoed to the front room to turn on the heater and crawl back to bed. About a minute later it sounded like a freight train was in the front room. I ran in to see what was wrong. The heater was vibrating and shaking so much I had to sit on it to quiet it down. Needless to say the whole family was awake. So to those who are thinking of staying in a cabin, it would be a good deal for $49/night. To the Woodbound Inn, being "rustic" is no excuse for being dirty, uncomfortable, and outdated.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2006

My husband and I visited the inn for 3 days. We stayed in the section of the inn that had T.V. and air conditioning. The cabins on the lake looked lovely. Yes rustic,but cozy.Our room had all amenities. This is an inn. It is old but we enjoyed it, We jogged on the property trails. Be sure you ask about them. That is my only complaint. They did not let us know what is available at the inn i.e. golf.,trails which lead you to the Cathedral of The Pines.We had a lovely breakfast. No dinner is served until the weekend. We found a lovely place in Jaffrey. The Inn At Jaffrey. Go there for a beautiful gourmet dinner. We went for peace and we got it. The state is nice to drive around in and shop. We did that during the day. The grounds are pretty. They should offer yoga there. It is a wonderful setting !This inn is located on many acres. Thats what we enjoyed about it. The owners were very nice and so were the girls at the desk. If you want a cozy and romantic quiet place, try it. We are going back in August. If you stay in a cabin, remember no T.V. But it is a cabin! Also, there is a lovely lake on the property. Go and enjoy!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2006
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New York, NY
Reviewed September 3, 2005

We recently stayed at the Woodbound Inn while attending a wedding. Our accommodations were in a two-bedroom cabin by the lake. There were dog hairs on the bed sheets, spiders in the bathtub, venetian blinds that went halfway down the window because they were torn, and carpet that had to be the dirtiest I have encountered...anywhere! And for this we paid $200/night. Other members of our group had the same feelings. One family had a kitchen that had cabinets filled with mouse droppings and had no hot water. Another couple reported that the rooms in the Inn were better...but not by much. The Woodbound Inn has great potential. Excellent location. It needs major cleaning, painting and sprucing up. I would never recommend it to anyone.

Stayed: September 2005
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Reviewed November 8, 2004

I stayed at a cabin on the Woodbound Inn property. I arrived on a cold, rainy night. The girls at the front desk (high school kids, really, dressed in skin-tight slacks and giggling their way through their time on the job) gave me driving directions to my cabin. The pine needles had fallen, making it difficult, if not impossible, to tell the road from the lawn. It was dark, and raining, and I literally went around in circles for about a half hour until I landed in the middle of a field. I somehow found my way back to the check-in desk at the main inn and insisted that one of the girls drive ahead of me to show me the way to the cabin. They acted like I was a fool. In any case, one did show me the way.

The cabin was built, I'd say, about 1955 and is frozen in time, Now I know some will find this quaint, but at $145.00 a night OFF SEASON they might have supplied some very basic amenities such as a telephone and a TV. Yes, believe it or not, dear reader, this room did not even have a TV or radio...in 2004! The rug was well worn and the mattresses were so old they were the saggiest I can ever remember sleeping on!

In balance, and in all fairness, the cabin was clean, and it had its own charm with knotty pine walls, pine built-in chests of drawers, a working fireplace, and a view of the lake and Mt. Monadnock in the distance. In other words, there are trade-offs here. But it is still, none-the-less, WAY overpriced.

Breakfast is included - anything on the menu and the most costly entree was $5.75 for a walk-in dinners or "street people". The cook doubled as the waitress. WOULD YOU BELIEVE THEY WERE SERVING BREAKFAST AND HAD NO WHITE BREAD FOR TOAST? Hello-oo? The man at the next table told the waitress/cook: "Start baking."
That is what one might call a "non sequitor".

Breakfast was tasty. I would stay again ONLY IF THEY CUT THEIR ROOM RATES BY HALF. The end.

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A TripAdvisor Member
Chapel Hill, NC
Reviewed September 26, 2004

I found this place to be old and ill-equipped. Perhaps it is that I expected more and am used to more; then again I believe most people would have the reaction that I did. The service was quite poor and we were moved around to different rooms. The whole place has an somewhat delapidated feel to it. I do not recommend this place.

Again, though, perhaps I am just used to more in the sweet sunny South.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Woodbound Inn

Address: 247 Woodbound Rd, Rindge, NH 03461-7142
Location: United States > New Hampshire > Rindge
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rindge
Price Range: $117 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodbound Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Rindge, New Hampshire, on the shores of Lake Contoocook in the heart of the Monadnock region, the Woodbound Inn is a full-service, four-season inn offering outdoor recreation and upscale- casual dining. Whether you favor an active lifestyle or prefer to simply get away and relax, The Woodbound Inn has something for you. Hike, bike, or snowshoe on our nearly 12 miles of trails, swim at our private beach, or take time to slow down and relish the simplicity of time spent with family and friends. The Woodbound Inn offers a variety of accommodations to meet the needs of travelers to the Monadnock Region. Whether you are a couple planning a romantic getaway, a single business traveler, or a family looking for a vacation spot, we can offer you the perfect place to put your feet up...for a short stay or longer vacation. ... more   less 
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