My husband and I love to travel both at home and abroad. Our first choice is always small, historic Inns or B&Bs (with a castle/country house thrown in for good measure). Imagine creating an Inn using the "Best of the Best" ideas and there you have it...the Hancock Inn. Marcia and Jarvis are the model innkeepers: friendly, super efficient, enthusiastic and unpretentious with an obvious love of their historic inn. And they surround themselves with a staff that mirrors their own personalities: Jan, Dave and Andrea (the three wonderful staff we met). Then there is Harry Potter - the beloved gentle giant Golden Retriever - who waits patiently by the front door for the "school bus" (aka dog walker) to take him to doggie daycare! Our room was the Bell tower. Spotless, tastefully furnished, perfect bed and pillows, fireplace, best shower and whirlpool tub - even the hair dryer was the best ever! Incredible gourmet breakfast and dinner - it doesn't get any better than this no matter where you travel. Pure perfection! And we have stayed in close to 100 so I think we are good judges!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hancock Inn is a historic property in Hancock, New Hampshire. Built in 1789, it is New Hampshire's oldest continuously operating inn. The inn has 14 rooms for overnight accommodations that are exceptionally well-appointed with period antiques and inclusive of modern amenities, such as in-room chargers, waffle-weave spa robes, flat screen televisions with built-in DVD and wifi throughout the building. Many rooms have gas or electric fireplaces. There are numerous common areas around the inn for the enjoyment of our guests, upstairs and down. The two sitting rooms on the first floor, one with with a Rumford fireplace, are hallmarks of the inn's warmth and hospitality, separating it from the usual of being away, making it feel closer to home. Outside, the inn's 1.5 acres of gardens and field (which includes a professionally maintained croquet pitch in the summer) connect visitors to the Monandock region's preserved landscape and scenery. In the winter, join countless avid snowshoers and cross country skiers and, other times, experience the lakes, rivers and trails that crisscross our corner of the world. The inn's fine dining restaurant, The Fox Tavern, is open seven nights a week. The farm-to-table menu features New England favorites relying on locally raised beef, pork and poultry, plus cheese, fruits and vegetables from area growers, including vegetables from our own gardens. The Tavern's reknowned, cooked-to-order breakfast is served complimentary to house guests. Come to the Hancock Inn and learn why it has been characterized as "the near perfect expression of the New England village inn." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hancock Hotel Hancock
- Hancock Inn New Hampshire