Pleasant View B&B

22 Hemp Hill Road , Bristol, NH 03222 USA (Show map)


Pleasant View Bed and Breakfast is the perfect country getaway! Circa 1800 farmhouse, we are located on a state designated scenic rural road 1 mile from Newfound Lake. Take in the spectacular mountain views from our great room, loft or patio while enjoying a full country breakfast. Walking distance to Wellington State Park and Newfound Lake. Snowmobile trails in the backyard. Open all year.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Pleasant View a pleasant surprise

5 on August 18, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Pleasant View one night after spending 2 nights in the Newfound Lake area at another B & B that we found most unsatisfactory. What a pleasant surprise! Heidi's place was roomy and clean with a number of amenities not found in the other place. Wished we had booked all three nights here. Breakfast was delicious and the pool and hot tub a nice surprise. We highly recommend the Pleasant View B & B for your stay in the Newfound Lake area.

Full Country Breakfast, Not Kidding!

5 on July 09, 2012

I've stayed at so many B&Bs over the years, so I know how lucky my husband and I were to find this in New Hampshire! A laid-back atmosphere with fresh and clean yet comfy American country decor. Beautiful quilts, wonderful food, people who care, and also, places to just sit and relax.

Honoring Veterans

5 on November 14, 2011

My wife and I took advantage of Veterans Day event held at Pleasant View. We arrived later in the evening since we had to travel from the CT coast some 3 hours south. Upon our arrival we found our key and a note welcoming us. When we entered the B&B the warmth and pleasant atmosphere made us feel most welcome and at home. We stashed our bags in the room and explored the comforts of the B&B. The history that is preserved in the inn is second to none and it was hard not to fall in love with the inn. Waking up the next morning we were treated to a wonderful breakfast and stories from other veterans and about the history of the inn. The Innkeeper was extremely accommodating and we had a great time getting to know her and her husband. We left wishing we had more time to explore and spend at this quality B&B. We can't wait to return in the future. Thank you Heidi and John for participating in the Veteran's day event...As another review says, and I'll second..."this B&B is truly a diamond in the ruff."

A gem off the beaten path!

4.0 on September 09, 2011

We stayed for a couple of days over labor day weekend (Sep 4 & 5th) and were treated like old friends looking out for us by both Heidi & Don - and Porter(sweet black lab), too! We received an email via that was a rockin' deal - loads of unexpected gifts like, wine, fudge, maple syrup and a wonderfully discounted price! It was such a laid back, no stress, 'come & relax, whatever you need, we're here for you' atmosphere. Breakfast was stellar! What a 'home-y' atmosphere. And if you're looking for peace & quiet - and I mean quiet - it is! So, overall... it felt like we were staying in a good friend's home. Love the yum-yums left out 24/7 in the hallway! Highly recommended.

Cozy Convenience and Comfort

4.0 on July 30, 2010

The innkeeper, Heidi Milbrand and her playful Labrador, Porter, greeted us with a warm smile and a tennis ball to play fetch with. Pleasant View Bed & Breakfast was an unexpected surprise that is located just a few minutes from the beautiful scenery surrounding Newfound Lake. If looking for a secluded escape, good people and a great breakfast you must give Heidi a call!

My home away from home

5 on June 04, 2010

I recently had to attend a funeral in Bristol, NH. I had stayed at other places in the area, however, was disappointed in the prices of the rooms and the personalities of some of the owners were less than stellar. One owner made me feel incredibly stupid - not sure how they get glowing reviews. Anyway, I was referred to Pleasant View B&B and it was a joy to stay there. My room was very clean, light filled, warm, and comfortable. It was quiet and I woke to the smell of coffee and bacon - yum! Heidi's breakfast was delicious - no foo-foo food - just very tasty, very good, down home cooking. I was only scheduled to stay 2 days, however, extended my stay to 5 days. Heidi has done an amazing job restoring the inn and her pride in what she does shines thru! You walk in and feel welcomed immediately. I have scheduled a mini-vacation for myself and my husband in July and I am staying at Pleasant View!

New/Old Find

5 on August 03, 2009

My wife and I stayed here in June '09 with my sister and husband. My sister and I stayed here for 12 consecutive years when we were young. Pleasant View was then named Pleasant View Farm and it was a boarding house where people from all over New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsyvania would come each year. We brought old pictures for Heidi to copy and we were even able to speak with the son of the early owners who still lives up the street. It was fun going back in time. Heidi and her husband have done a wonderful job restoring and improving the inn. Breakfasts are delicious, the rooms clean, nicely furnished, and bright. Heidi is a wonderful host and we had fun talking with her and trying to remember where everything was when we were kids. We obviously had a great time and heartily recommend Pleasant View.

Overlooked gem!

5 on January 04, 2009

What a great find! Comfy, cozy, warm, inviting - I wanted to stay here forever. Heidi makes you feel like you are at home. I love the fact that it is "adult-friendly" - and even had my dog fix with Poter who was ready at a moment's notice to play ball.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Located in the main farmhouse on the second floor, room #1 has a king size bed and private bath, small seating area with flat screen TV, a desk, gas stove, (A/C in summer), universal phone docking station, complimentary robes, and Wi-Fi access. $155 tax/night - single or double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Room 2

Also located in the main farmhouse on the second floor, this room features a queen bed and truly captures the farmhouse flavor. Room #2 has a flat screen TV, sitting area, universal phone docking station, complimentary robes, Wi-Fi access, and A/C in the summer. This is the Inn Wench's favorite room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

Room 3

Located in the ell, this room has been recently redecorated and is cozy with a queen sized 4-poster bed, private bath, universal phone docking station, complimentary robes, Wi-Fi access, and A/C in the summer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $120

Room 4

By far the room with the best view of Mount Cardigan, this queen bed makes it difficult to get up in the morning! Completely remodeled with a french door opening onto your private terrace, complimentary robes, universal docking station, Wi-Fi access, and A/C in the summer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Room 5

Also located in the ell of the Inn, this room is also completely remodeled, featuring a queen bed your own private terrace, universal phone docking station, complimentary robes, Wi-Fi access, and A/C in the summer. Great views!!!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Room 6

Located in the ell, this room is by far the most requested room. The room features a king sized bed, flat screen TV, private terrace, sitting area, complimentary robes, universal docking station, Wi-Fi access, and A/C in the summer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

The Cottage

Located approximately 150 feet behind the main inn, the cottage was refurbished and updated in 2005. It has it's own kitchen (microwave, toaster oven, and refrigerator), screened in porch, deck, as well as a queen sized iron bed, its own bathroom, and flat screen TV with DVD player. Complimentary robes, universal phone docking station, and A/C in the summer makes it perfect for the honeymooning couple or a quiet weekend away in the country. The rate does include a full country breakfast each morning of your stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

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Location Type

Cardigan Mountain, Lakes Region, Weirs Beach, Newfound Lake, Ragged Mountain, White Mountains, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Manchester, NH (MHT) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From I-93, take exit 23. Go west on route 104 to traffic light. Go north on 3A for 3 miles to yellow blinking light at foot of New found Lake. Turn left at light(West Shore Road).follow West Shore Road approx. 1 mile you will pass Shacketts Grocery Store on the right. After you pass Shackettts take third street on left(Hemp Hill Road),Pleasant View B&B is on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, 4th of July Fireworks display, Fall - Apple Festivals, sanctioned marathon-early fall, Antique shows, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi , Homemade Snacks, Guest Frig with Complimentary Soft Drinks, Full Country Breakfast, Coffee/Tea facilities in guest loft area, Above-ground swimming pool with deck, Ironing board and iron in guest loft area

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, TV, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Above-ground pool and a hot tub are located on site, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4 pm - 7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking anywhere on the property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No We do not accommodate kids under the age of 18
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancellation policy - cancel less than 7 days from time of arrival for any reason - you are charged the full amount plus a $30 cancellation fee



Heidi Milbrand

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About the innkeepers

Before becoming an innkeeper, Heidi was an area manager for the PA Fish & Boat Commission for 11 years, obtaining her master's degree in Parks & Recreation Administration from Penn State University while working for the agency. After retiring from the agency, she purchased her first B&B in Elizabethville, PA, and ran it for over 3 years. Her husband's job brought them to NH where she purchased her second B&B.

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  • Time Served: 7:30a.m. - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: patio, porch, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Baked Stuffed French Toast