B&B's represent a significant kind of vacation selection. I've been to many and this one is at the very top of the list. Shannon & Tom Fairchild have created the exact kind of resort that you think of when you hear the phrase "B&B." From the moment you make your reservation until you're leaving their parking area for the last time, you've been made to feel both welcome and comfortable.
This is a family run operation that is closely supervised by the owners so that your every need is either met or anticipated. Need a toothbrush? Forget your razor? Prefer tea to coffee--what kind? It's all here. Immaculate rooms with a/c in most (I think only one room doesn't offer a/c) and a wonderful breakfast to start your day. Our first morning we were served bacon and eggs--and I must tell you that the bacon was so good that I was directed to the source (an outdoor weekend farmer's market) where I loaded up that weekend to enjoy after my return home.
If you're in the area, this is the place to stay. Tom and Shannon go out of their way to make you feel comfortable in their area of the world which is a mix of American and British (Tom being the Brit) sensibility and decoration. Perfect for the kids with farm animals on the property and lots to see and do in the area much of it centered around beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A rambling 18th century farmhouse situated in an apple orchard in the New Hampshire Lakes Region, just a mile down the lane from Lake Winnipesaukee and two miles from Castle in the Clouds. Formerly a B&B, the farmhouse is now available as a whole-house vacation rental, offering over 5500 square feet of accommodation with 11 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, three dining rooms, and three living rooms. The house combines the charm of New England -- exposed brick and timbers, painted floorboards, featherdown duvets -- with mod cons such as high speed wi-fi throughout. A peaceful setting for your wedding guests, family reunion or retreat. ... more less