The HLI run by Pecco and Gail Beaufays is an interesting stop-over for many reasons. The surroundings of the lake were beautiful, the room was adequate without air, the TV was small and there was little drawer space so we used the cases. The bed was very comfortable and the noises from the shower were entertaining as my wife learned how to use the rather eclectic shower controls. Breakfasts were cooked by Pecco himself and the choice was eggs, or eggs with fruit juice, fruit with bread and jam. Pecco enlivened the proceedings by tales of old laced with political incorrectness and for dessert, his visions of the future. To be fair, the cooking was good.
He gave us good advice about the local town of Franklin where we found a Laundromat and a wonderful Thai restaurant. My Green Curry was really first class as was my wife's Sweet and Sour Chicken.
This is a friendly B and B and we rather enjoyed the experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This gentleman's farmhouse originally built in 1767 is located in Andover, NH, a stone's throw from Highland Lake, a pristine, spring-fed mountain lake with beach. The Highland Lake Inn is conveniently situated in the center of northern New England, 4 miles from renowned Proctor Academy, 10 miles from Ragged Mountain Ski Resort, and 20 miles from New Hampshire's capital, Concord. New Hampshire's White Mountains, Vermont's Green Mountains, the Maine Coast, and the city of Boston are all within a 2 hour car ride. The inn's ten guest rooms feature private full bathrooms with distinctive amenities by Molton Brown of London; the most king-size beds and most spacious rooms available in the area, furnished with luxurious Italian linens by Mascioni; flat screen cable TV and Wi Fi access. In the morning guests are served a full breakfast featuring freshly brewed, micro-roaster's coffee, Harney & Sons Fine Teas, fresh fruit, farm fresh eggs, artisan breads and croissants. Kayak and bicycle rental is available on premises. Innkeepers are fluent in French, German, and some Spanish. ... more less