We stayed in the Horse and Hound for 5 nights and it was a fantastic experience. The inn itself is a beautiful old building, and the recent restoration work -- especially in the library and dining room -- has preserved that beauty.
Our hosts were always on hand and helpful if we had a question or problem. I had to get an emergency package delivered to the inn during our stay, and they were all over it -- they even offered to send it on to me if it happened to arrive after we'd left.
As the other reviews have said, the food here is incredible. Breakfasts are delicious, and dinner was even better. We both happen to be vegetarian, and our hosts handled this requirement very well. Plus, the bar's mixologist makes awesome cocktails using her own homemade preserved fruit.
In all, this was a great stay, and the highlight of our time in New England. Our only regret was that the bar and restaurant weren't open every night of the week!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE RETURN OF A CLASSIC. The Horse and Hound, located in the rugged White Mountains of New Hampshire, first opened in 1946 as a tasteful inn, tavern and restaurant. With three fireplaces and knotty pine paneling throughout, the inn welcomed everyone from Hollywood stars to local outdoor enthusiasts and quickly established a reputation for great food, elegant lodging and warm hospitality. Now celebrating its 65th anniversary, the Horse and Hound was closed from December 2010 through June 2011 while undergoing a comprehensive restoration to its classic lodge style. Now completed, the cheerful tavern, gracious dining room, elegant lobby, handsome library/lounge, and nine restful guest rooms once again invite you to unwind and relax after an active day in the Great Outdoors. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to welcoming you back. FOOD, SPORT & STEWARDSHIP OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Horse And Hound Hotel Franconia
- Horse And Hound Inn Franconia, NH - White Mountains