We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Just like visiting the Aunt and Uncle you've never met ...”
Review of Kinsman Lodge

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Franconia
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Kinsman Lodge
Ranked #4 of 5 Franconia B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just like visiting the Aunt and Uncle you've never met ...”
Reviewed 22 December 2011

We went to NH to enjoy the foliage in the beginning of October. Being in New England, we thought it is a must to stay at B&Bs. So we did. Three cities/towns, three B&Bs. Kinsman Lodge was by far - our favorite.

Perhaps due to the beautiful and quiet side of the White Mountain. Perhaps due to Sue's and Chet's warm and welcoming personalities. Perhaps due to the yummy breakfast they provided. Or all of the above.

This house has lots of rooms. A very old house, you can tell. Nothing fancy. Yet very comfy and warm. We stayed in the room with a private bath, that was actually Sue's and Chet's room, up until last year. Everything was so clean. The room and bathroom were cleaned-up every day.

Sue & Chet were always full of suggestions, from places to visit to restaurants. Sue showed me this old registration book she kept back from the early 1900! Quite magnificent to look at those beautiful, curly, neat hand-writings.

Too bad we don't normally repeat our visits, but if we ever be in the area again - we will definitely stay at Kinsman Lodge. If you like a quaint, cosy, homy place that feels just like visiting an Aunt and Uncle you have never met in your life before -- then you'll love Kinsman Lodge as much as we did.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank b3llav1ta
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

59 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    47
    9
    1
    2
    0
See reviews for
9
31
6
2
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
turlock
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2011

The setting is beautiful, the house is an authentic New England farm house and the breakfast if fit for a king. Sue and Chet provide a wonderful b&b experience.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank mocha63
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2011

We were warmly greeted by Sue at her beautiful property, although we arrived pretty late at night. She has a cool map upstairs where you can stick pins in it to represent which part of the world you came from - and I'm proud to stick the first pin on Singapore. =) Sue and Chet live downstairs and the upstairs consists of quite a number of guest rooms, all uniquely furnished with the countryside decor I love. I love sitting around the living room (there's two of them), and I was even able to tinkle on the piano (old and very out of tune but that's fine). In the morning, there was a marvelous breakfast spread and we had a nice time out in Sue's garden out the back, and the nearby shed. Being city people, I just love the whole countryside experience. Pity our trip in that part of the country was so short. Oh did I mention? Rooms are very very clean and Sue spends a large part of her time washing and ironing the sheets (!!)

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Eileen T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2011

This is a fab place to get a feel for true local life in Franconia. We were made to feel very at home by the hosts, the place has lots of character, rooms are cozy and breakfast is lovely. This is a great place for relaxing, enjoying the scenery and chatting with other guests. This place is not for you if you want to keep yourself to yourself or you like 4* chain hotel type accomodation. This is a great little find in my opinion.

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank JonnyM18
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 2 August 2011

I have never reviewed anything on tripadvisor before, but this place made me feel like doing so. This place is super cozy, clean, and comfortable, and the owners, Sue and Chet, are extremely welcoming, nice and helpful.
The place is perfect for hikingtrips to Franconia Notch State Park or to stay when you want to go skiing there.

And the breakfast is incredible, Sue will prepare whatever you want while you wait.... I can recommend the waffles :-)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Amalie85
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Providence, RI
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2011

Think carefully before going to the Kinsman Lodge. They are friendly on the phone and it sounds like a good deal, but we didn't sleep, rest, or eat well.
We stayed two nights for a cross-country skiing trip, so this was during the winter. We live in New England and are used to the cold, but we were freezing under multiple blankets and woke up in the night. (They only heat the rooms in intervals -- the host claimed there was nothing she could do about this). The breakfast was good on the day we could have it -- on the second morning, it was served only until 8.30 am because the host herself wanted to go skiing. The host Sue is said to be friendly, but is actually cold and overbearing; she doesn't understand social cues well.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank earlymillet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Winchester, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2011

The Kinsman is a good example of a B&B that works, eagerly and attentively operated by Chet and Sue, who know the area well and clearly enjoy taking guests in. Spotlessly clean, though guests looking for total privacy should look elsewhere. Breakfast is prepared to order by Sue, who is always on the lookout for your every need.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Nyquist
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Franconia
7.3 mi away
Woodwards Resort & Inn
Woodwards Resort & Inn
#13 of 20 in Lincoln
620 reviews
9.7 mi away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln East - White Mountains
4.9 mi away
Best Western White Mountain Inn
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.6 mi away
Franconia Inn
Franconia Inn
#2 of 5 in Franconia
220 reviews
3.8 mi away
Lovett's Inn
Lovett's Inn
#5 of 5 in Franconia
100 reviews
4.6 mi away
Hillwinds Lodge
Hillwinds Lodge
#3 of 5 in Franconia
169 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Kinsman Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Kinsman Lodge

Property: Kinsman Lodge
Address: 2165 Easton Rd, Franconia, NH 03580-5115
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Franconia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An 1860's farm house in the Easton Valley of Franconia. "As comfortable as your old slippers" said one guest. 3 single rooms for one person, 7 double rooms with either a queen bed or 2 single beds and a family suite consisting of 2 rooms and central bath, 1 with queen bed and the other with 2 twin beds. Nearby to Cannon Mountain ski area and Franconia Notch State Park. Children and pets welcome. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Kinsman Lodge Franconia, NH - White Mountains

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing