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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We have stayed here many times and its quality has been maintained through 3 owners. It is quaint, clean, quiet and the staff is welcoming. We would recommend dinner in their very good restaurant to avoid additional driving.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I am a NH wedding officiant, and last night I was invited to attend the reception for a couple whose vows I renewed at the Hancock Inn. This is the oldest inn in continuous operation in the state of NH. It is positively charming. The innkeepers are incredibly accommodating. The food was without a doubt the best food I have ever had at a wedding. The Maine Mussels, Petite Filet, and Flourless Chocolate Torte were scrumptious. I give this historic inn my highest rating as a wedding venue.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Hancockinn, Owner at The Hancock Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

This is the nicest review. Thank you very much! High praise indeed from someone with your experience and we are grateful.

PLease come see us again soon.

Best,

Jarvis and Marcia.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

It was absolutely wonderful to be back at Hancock Inn for a couple of relaxing days. This must be one of the most welcoming hotels on earth. It is like coming home. Jarvis, Marcia and also their new colleague from South Africa (missed the name of the gentleman) all made me feel like being a member of the family. Beautiful historical building, with historical interior decoration, wonderful surroundings, personal service and nice guests. Couldn't be better! And we must not forget Potter of course, the adorable hotel dog. Can you give 6 points?

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Hancockinn, Owner at The Hancock Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you! It is genuine gift to know you felt as welcome as you did. We hope so. We try. We delight in the satisfaction of our guests, as YOU would if they were guests at your home. It's not sloganeering. It's how anyone would feel.

That said, there are many moving parts to the whole guest experience - the comforts and conveniences, the food, the atmosphere, the temperature. All of it. The point of a country inn ought to be the added feeling of welcome - of coming home. Otherwise...well...it's just a Marriott.

(That might be a good slogan.)

Many thanks. Come back soon.

Jarvis & Marcia

P.S. Our South African colleague is Duncan Peltason, the new Resident Innkeeper. He's wonderful.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The revitalized Hancock Inn is a quintessential part of New England splendor. It has been upgraded very well, and there are many comfortable aspects. There is no bell service, no elevator, and no first floor rooms, so you are on your own for luggage. The leaves did not cooperate this year, very late colors, so an opportunity missed. The new owners are trying, but were very shorthanded. The breakfast is included, but you only have a window of 90 minutes, and very early, 0730 to 0900 on weekdays and only one half hour later on the weekends. This is pretty short as compared to most. Local fare is good, need more vegetarian and gluten free options, but they tried to accommodate. The corn beef hash omelette very tasty. Beds very comfy, lighting is OK, tub and shower functional, and amenities good. A lovely secluded Inn (Oldest in NH) worth seeking out.

Room Tip: Ballroom has high ceilings, all rooms very quiet.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Hancockinn, Owner at The Hancock Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you very much for the nice review! Yes, the foliage is late this year. We all stand around assessing the causes - wet spring/cool summer/warm fall - no one really knows. Yankee Magazine is headquartered nearby in Dublin, NH, which also owns the Old Farmer's Almanac, and, of course, it's been a frequent question over the years: "How are the colors going to be?" Who knows? We can report they're rather good now (sorry to say).

We'd love to think you'll try again with us next year. There is a room on the first floor, btw, called the Drovers Room. King size bed. Gas fireplace. But, no, there is no elevator. We wish we had one and we did, actually, explore the possibility, but it would be prohibitively expense in an old building such as this.

Thank you again!

Best,

Jarvis and Marcia.





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Reviewed 2 October 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Inn in Sept for the weekend and took part in a Fly Fishing Course that partners with the Inn a few weekends a year. Marcia and Jarvis were so kind and accommodating - even getting up extra early on Sunday morning before normal breakfast hours to ensure we had a hot breakfast before heading out on our fishing trip.

We stayed in the John Eaton Freeman room and found it so charming yet totally updated and very comfortable. The grounds around the Inn were beautifully landscaped and perfect for relaxing outside.

They offered a full, hot breakfast each morning with lots of yummy selections to choose from. We also decided to have dinner at the Fox Tavern on Saturday night. Food was delicious and inventive. Our server was a delight and we enjoyed chatting with her throughout the evening.

We will definitely plan another trip back!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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