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Nestled in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Sugar Hill Inn is a romantic getaway known for culinary adventure and warm, inviting guest rooms and cottages. You’ll be immersed in country inn ambiance, New England hospitality and all the recreation of the Franconia region. Impeccably restored, this country inn ranges from charming and cozy to sophisticated and distinctive. Whether you seek a convenient base for the many wonderful attractions and outdoor activities of Franconia Notch and the White Mountains or a special private hideaway to snuggle in front of a fireplace... share the good life at the Sugar Hill Inn...your destination of choice. No children please.
5 on February 12, 2016
From the warm owner welcoming, to the perfectly charming room, to the incredible dining... This place rocked! We enjoyed one of the best meals we've had in years at the Sugar Hill Inn. We also took advantage of their talented massage therapist on-site. She was equally amazing. This was a Great experience that will surely have us coming back.
I have just reread all of the reviews on Bedandbreakfast.com. I would like to thank you and everyone that has written us a review. They are amazing and we are truly honored. When we purchased the inn in 2006, it was run down and we had a lot to learn about Innkeeping. We invested heavily, develop a great team and focused our energies on creating our unique style of romantic relaxed luxury. It is gratifying to see the progress we have made. Going forward we will continue to innovate and focus on taking the inn to the next level of hospitality. We welcome your ideas and feedback.
5 on January 03, 2016
My husband and I came to celebrate our anniversary. The experience was amazing. First of all, our room was upgraded with no extra charge to include jacuzzi tub and champagne. The Decor and the attention to detail was very nice. The staff and service second to none. Also, we got massages which added to the already relaxing environment. We definitely recommend this amazing place if you are looking to have a romantic getaway. Katherine Sep.
5 on September 09, 2015
We took a drive up from Abington MA. It was a straight shot on 93 about 2 hours. The drive there alone was absolutely beautiful. Especially between exits 28-40 in Franconia. The surroundings at Sugar Hill were straight out of a picture book. The cottage was perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful, (especially the manager Katie). The owners were wonderful and hospitable. Everything was great but its the little details really caught our attention and will keep us going back. (The soft drinks, the chocolate on the counters, and the cookies on the way out). Certainly planning another trip soon.
5 on August 04, 2015
easy to find, the staff including the owner was very friendly
5 on July 07, 2015
we loved our stay at the Inn. The room was neat and clean, the hosts have great customer service, and the meals were some of the best we've ever had. Plus, Nespresso machines in the room!!!!! Loved it!!
4.8 on June 30, 2015
This was our third trip to the Sugar Hill Inn. Our experience is always outstanding. Service, accomodations, and food were excellent. Can't wait to go back.
5 on January 18, 2015
This was a spontaneous trip and the experience was absolutely top notch! Everything about our stay at the Sugar Hill Inn was perfect! Karen and Steven were delightful hosts and demonstrated the perfect balance of being helpful and warm and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our lovely room, the soaker tub (replete with candles), the surprise birthday bubbly chilling in our room and the fabulous breakfast! Thank you, thank you!
5 on December 01, 2014
My husband and I were looking for a nice place to spend the Thanksgiving Holiday in the mountains. I cannot tell you what a delightful experience we had. The Sugar Hill Inn is not to be missed. We stayed in the Pickett Room ( not sure of name exactly) but it was wonderful. Had a bedroom area, a coffee/tea station, small refrigerator, living room area with two of the most comfortable couches you will ever find, a fireplace and large bathroom with a large whirlpool tub along with its own porch etc. When you arrive you are rendered a very warm welcome by Katie...the family pet. Great dog..never jumps...just looks longingly with big eyes hoping to be petted. Karen and Steve are the inn keepers and could not be more accommodating. And...there is no way to describe the fantastic meal we had on Thanksgiving. The dining room is not too large so it was fun talking with the other guests and seeing where they were from. A number of parties were staying elsewhere but heard about the food and made reservations for dinner at Sugar Hill. No one was disappointed. It was a five course spectacular meal. I have never had such tender, tasty, turkey!!!!! Plus the appetizers etc etc were soooo good. I could go on and on. We cannot recommend this Inn enough. You will NOT be disappointed. Cannot wait to return.
5 on November 30, 2014
We stayed here for Thanksgiving this year. Our hosts were very accommodating and gracious. Loved the conversation with fellow guests in the lounge area before dinner. Drinks, cheese and crackers, and interesting conversation was lovely and very sophiscated. The inn is very near our favorite ski areas. Thanksgiving dinner was absolutely delicious as well as creative. I would highly recommend the Sugar Hill Inn if you are looking for New England style elegance and excellence in hospitality. The food is way above the notch.
4.8 on September 03, 2014
Beautiful old farmhouse renovated nicely. Rural setting overlooking area mountains. Wide front porch was perfect for relaxing. Room was good size & comfortable. Staff very friendly. Breakfasts sumptuous. Definitely a place we would return to when in the area.
The Dream Cottage was designed to be the perfect White Mountain romantic escape. Oversized windows capture the views of Mt. Lafayette and Cannon Mountain. French doors lead out to a private deck and porch swing. Inside, the drama unfolds with a cathedral ceiling, wood beams, stone fireplace and wide plank Eastern Pine floors. The mountain lodge decor of earth tones and natural materials is all about relaxed comfort. The bathroom is your own private spa. Natural stone, polished nickel and a double Carrara marble vanity set the tone. The over-sized shower with multiple shower heads and body sprays is the perfect prelude to the relaxation of the sauna. Ladle water over the hot rocks for just the right amount of steam. Finish your spa treatment with a leisurely soak in the whirlpool for two. View the fire by opening the window to the living room. The Sanijet 78″ tub features programmable jets and soothing chromatherapy. No detail has been forgotten.
Infusing an old structure with contemporary elements creates exciting contrast for the newly renovated Garden Cottage. Accent lighting features the design elements of colorful fabric, beautiful woods, tile, metal and granite. Relax in style with a Jacuzzi® brand air tub, large farmhouse king bed, modern fireplace, and cozy love seat.In summer take pleasure in the private deck overlooking gardens and the pool with its waterfall. Crisp, starry nights, fresh snow, and mountain views await you in winter.The original painting by Iosif Derecichei, “Snow in the Woods” encourages us to put on those snow shoes and explore the nearby woods. The room also features photographs by Robert D. Klein.
This suite has a Cotswald Cottage king bed and matching dresser. An original oil painting set the color palette. The bath, with a large whirlpool tub, pedestal sink and separate shower, is perfect for relaxing. A large sitting area completes the suite with cable television and a gas fireplace. French doors open to a large private deck perfect for sunbathing or evening stargazing.With mountain views from the front, forest views from the back deck and the perennial gardens on the side, the Peckett Suite is a favorite of returning guests.
A large, luxurious guest room, the Richardson Deluxe Whirlpool Suite is furnished with a Cotswald Cottage king bed matching cherry dresser and café table. You can relax on your private deck overlooking the forest, in the sitting area next to the brick and pine gas fireplace, or in the whirlpool tub. Cuddle up while watching a movie on the 32″ flat screen TV with DVD player. From the back porch, stepping stones take you for a walk through the herb and sculpture garden. This room features a breakfast corner supplied with coffee and tea service. Mountain views are framed by the front windows. The Richardson Suite features two original paintings by Larry Golden.This suite is named for the Richardson family. They had the vision in the 1920s to convert an old farm house into a country Inn. The rest is history.
Forest View has been inspired by New Hampshire’s many pristine mountain lakes and remote lakeside cottages. The white washed wood floor, use of shudders, dark and natural woods, glass and iron is in harmony with the area’s natural beauty and the room’s view of Mt Lafayette. The large king bed, gas stove and love seat set the mood along with a walk-in shower, tiled to feel like a private waterfall. Start your day with early morning coffee on the front porch.The colorful original oil painting by Sabina captures the essence of a New England lake at the vibrant peak of the fall foliage.
The Perennial Fireplace Cottage Room is defined by its connection to the great outdoors. Not just the bold views of Mt. Lafayette but its location in the perennial garden and the original oil landscape painting by Sugar Hill Artist, Paula Wolcott. Worn hickory floors, travertine stone tiles, and a Vermont Castings stove speaks to timeless qualities of rural New Hampshire. This guest room has a sitting area, full private bath with tub and shower, gas fireplace and front porch.
The Bickford Luxury Suite offers a king bed and large tiled bath with soaking tub for two. Enjoy the cozy window seat and glorious mountain views. An original water color by Sugar Hill’s artist, Debbie Aldrich, was commissioned to capture our view.
Wildflower has been transformed into a timeless country cottage discovery. The cute barn red shutters and window boxes invite you in. Worn hickory floors, natural stone tiles, fireplace and mountain and garden views reflect the terroir of Franconia Notch. The old fashion wardrobe and country sink speaks to the craftsmanship of another age. Start your day with early morning coffee on the front porch. This guest room has a sitting area, private bath with large walk in shower, a gas fireplace and a country king size bed. An original oil painting by local artist, Adrien “Yellow” Patenaude brings the outside in. Adrien, inspired by Van Gogh, Cezanne and Monet applies their sense of color to the New England landscape.While Perennial and Wildflower rooms can be booked separately, a connecting door makes these rooms perfect for couples or families traveling together. The Friends and Family Getaway package is available for this room.
This room, with windows on three sides, is named for its magnificent view of Mount Lafayette. Mt. Lafayette (5,260 feet) represents the highest peak in the Franconia Ridge. Actress Bette Davis stayed at the inn and slept in this room many times during the 1930’s and 40’s and this room was formerly known as the Bette Davis Suite. A queen size bed, spacious sitting area, maple floors, full bath with a soaking tub and gas fireplace all combine to make the Lafayette room a very special place. The limited edition print by local artist, Cynthia Knapton, brightens the room with a field of local wildflowers.
ski area, hiking, Countryside, Mountains
Manchester, NH (MHT) 75 miles
From Boston (3 hours) Take Route I-93 North. Follow it for approximately 145 miles. It will take you into New Hampshire. Take exit 38 toward Rt-18 / Rt-116 / Rt-142 / Franconia / Rt-117 / Sugar Hill At the bottom of the ramp, turn left. Turn right onto Main St / NH-116 / NH-18 and go through the town of Franconia Turn left onto Route 117 Sugar Hill Inn will be 1/2 mile up the hill on the right. From Montreal (3 hours) Take Autoroute 10 E out of Montreal. At exit 21, take Aut-55 south When you cross into the US, Autoroute 55 S becomes Route I-91 South Take exit 38 toward Rt-18 / Rt-116 / Rt-142 / Franconia / Rt-117 / Sugar Hill At the bottom of the ramp, turn right. Turn right onto Main St / NH-116 / NH-18 and go through the town of Franconia Turn left onto Route 117 Sugar Hill Inn will be 1/2 mile up the hill on the right. From New York (6 hours) from Hartford (3 1/2 hours) Follow Route I-91 North through Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to Exit 17 At exit 17, take Route 302 East Route 302 East winds through West River and other small towns for 16 miles. Be sure to follow the signs as it makes several turns. Two miles past Lisbon, turn right onto Route 117 Follow Route 117 for 5 miles into the town of Sugar Hill Continue through the town on Route 117 The Sugar Hill Inn will be 3 miles past the town on your left.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lupine Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Pool, Spa, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Amenities vary by room
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Cog Railway, Aeriel Tram, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports
Steven Allen, Karen Cail
Your Host, Steve Allen is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute. Steve has studied in Denver, London and Williamsburg, VA. His successful career as an entrepreneur has always focused on providing the highest levels of service and satisfaction to his customers.