This Inn, very recently acquired by new owners Steve & Katey, is one of the most beautiful, comfortable, hospitable Bed and Breakfasts in which I've ever had the pleasure to stay. As you see in the Inn's main photo, it is postcard picturesque, and as you approach it on route 302, it looks every bit as beautiful as the photo. It is just a mile or so beyond the intersection of routes 302 & 16.
Steve, who has years of experience managing all sizes of hotels, made us feel so welcome -- we wanted to stay an extra night, but our travel plans would not allow it. You feel right at home at the Bernerhof. Without being intrusive, Steve has a real knack for hospitality. He is always ready with great suggestions on things to do and especially GREAT places to eat! (One of his suggestions -- the White Mountain Cider Company -- offers delicious meals that are quite superior to the everyday fare you find at other restaurants.) His excellence is apparent in every aspect of your stay.
For me, this Inn was everything I've ever imagined a Bed and Breakfast to be, from its stately Victorian exterior with welcoming wrap-around porch to its warm, cozy interior rooms--it kind of reminded me of returning to my grandmother's home as a child. Outside, there is plenty of off-street parking and even a nature walk through the wooded property (we didn't try it -- we visited the week of Thanksgiving when there were several inches of snow on the ground). Inside, the rooms are spacious and each has a unique character, decorated with either antiques or period reproductions. I'm not sure about this, but I think every room might also have a Jacuzzi bath -- ours did, along with a relaxing sitting area and a very authentic-looking electric fireplace. If you visit in the Winter, you will have no problem staying warm and comfortable in any room in the Inn. You won't be disappointed with a stay at the Bernerhof Inn.
One final comment about the Inn: their location is superb. It is somewhat central to many of the attractions in the White Mountains. Just a few minutes drive from the Inn up route 16 brings you to Jackson, a pretty little town with a covered bridge. A few minutes more up the road and you are at the Mount Washington Auto road. A drive (or ride with a tour) to the top brings you to the Mt. Washington Observatory!
If you go the other way on 16 (south) to Conway, you'll come to the famous Kancamagus Hwy (said to be one of the most beautiful drives in the country) which will provide you with breathtaking views as you travel across the White Mountains to where you can pick up the Franconia Notch Pkwy. Travelling north brings you to many of the area's interesting sites (Franconia Notch State Park, The Flume Gorge, The Indian Head, etc.). Continuing north you will connect with Rt. 302, and as you head south & east back toward the Bernerhof, you can stop off at the Cog Railway for a fascinating train ride to the top of Mount Washington (in case you didn't, or even if you did, drive to the top). Further down the road, and you are back at the Bernerhof Inn! We easily drove this loop one afternoon during our visit.
All-in-all, I can't wait to return to the Bernerhof -- perhaps next summer, or more likely, in Autumn, when the leaves change . . .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New - Electric Car Charging! Free dual station at our Bernherhof Inn Bed and Breakfast. 12 Rooms with all the modern amenities to include Wi-Fi, Apple Computers and Printers for Guests on each floor. Free use of IPADs. English style pub for guests. Excellent full hearty morning breakfast. Spa, walking/fitness trail and more! We now have electric car charging station! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bernerhof Hotel Glen
- Bernerhof Inn b&b