Although I have never stayed there (just eaten dinner), I can say that the Hancock Inn is in a classic, beautiful setting. http://www.hancockinn.com/.
Peterborough is a great town with several B&Bs. One that I'm sure is very nice is Little River Bed & Breakfast. I'm confident of that because of the quality of the contributions on this forum from its proprietor, who is a regular poster.
Ditto to both suggestions. There are other inns in the surrounding towns, but some of those are larger and emphasize their bucolic and recreational surroundings. With one day, being centered in a town like Hancock or Peterborough will be nice. Peterborough is one of the larger towns in the region and a great place to explore for at least part of your day. Lots else to do in the area, exploring on foot or by car, hiking, and much more.
As for the two suggestions, Little River is a small B&B with 3 or 4 guest rooms and a wonderful breakfast for the guests. Hancock Inn is a larger place, maybe a dozen or so guest rooms, still small. I too have enjoyed eating there over the years, but have not stayed there. Report from guests at both places is always lavished with praise.
I too agree with the suggestions of Hancock and Peterborough but be aware that the town of Hancock is barely a town at all. General Store, Fiddleheads Cafe, Police Station and Post Office and that's pretty much it.
I think it's a nice place and I'm not saying the lack of stuff is bad but figured you'd want to know.
Peterborough is just a short drive though so you could stay there and drive to Peterborough if you want a town with a little more to keep you occupied.Edited: 02 August 2013, 15:38
Ogie is right about Hancock. It is a small town. But the Inn is right in the center of this historic town. Cafe is very good, but I think breakfast is included at the Inn. There is a nice library in town. But a quick stroll and you are done. A quick drive to Peterborough for the day, and then on to Keene for more activity and variety.
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