The Trumbull House Bed & Breakfast

40 Etna Road , Hanover, NH 03755 USA (Show map)


Luxury country lodgings within four miles of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Sumptuous breakfasts served when you wish. Located on 16 beautiful acres with swimming pond, basketball half-court, meadows and woods and trails linking to the Appalachian Trail.




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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

We loved this place!

5 on April 01, 2012

The best B&B we have every stayed at! Our family of three stayed for one night but regret we didn't stay longer. Rooms were beautiful, very clean (felt like we could let the baby play on the floor and carpets), beds comfortable and temperature pleasant. Very quiet, no disturbing fans or any traffic outside. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast - just AMAZING! Cozy house, really felt like a home. Wish we could come back one day!:-)

Quintessential B&B Experience

5 on January 12, 2012

This was the second time my family and I had the pleasure of staying at The Trumbull House. The Pridgen's absolutely beautiful home and fantastic breakfasts were a treat to return to. Kudos to Hilary's daughters, Vicky and Margaret, two lovely and very capable women. But we must say, this time it was Doodle who stole the show! We look forward to our next stay.

A great find in Hanover, NH

4.4 on December 11, 2009

Recommended by a friend and was pleasantly surprised. Stayed three times in the last year and was never disappointed! A fabulous breakfast after and wonderful night's rest! Highly recommend. Will return again.

Great place for a group

4.4 on October 13, 2009

Our two-night stay at Trumbull House was one of the highlights of our fall New England trip. Our group of seven women unanimously agreed this was a lovely B&B experience, with great food and gracious service. We loved the relaxed atmosphere, cozy comforters on the beds and comfortable common areas. Highly recommend.

home away from home

5 on May 04, 2009

We stayed at the Trumbull House every time we visited our son for the four years he was at Dartmouth. Most years we visited multiple times. Every time we welcomed back with open arms and we felt like we were coming home. Hilary went out of her way to always make sure we had everything we needed from blankets to keep us warm at Dartmouth lacrosse games to umbrellas for walks in the rain. She is a superb inn keeper and we miss her and the crew! We would love to transplant them to Wake Forest where our youngest is attending school.

a wonderful find

5 on April 20, 2009

We came to Dartmouth for a concert and were looking for a place to stay overnight. What a wonderful find! The room was gorgeous and the breakfast was superb. We very much enjoyed talking with Hillary and nmeeting her cats. We walked the beautiful grounds a bit and hope to come back when the weather is nicer. A truly gracious New England experience.

thank goodness for quiet and compassion

5 on February 06, 2009

We were at dartmouth Hitchcock for our daughter to have neurosurgery. It was an extremely stressful, scary time for us. Hilary who owns The trumbull House was wonderful. She found us a quiet room and fed us absolutely delicious breakfasts. She was compassoinate and generous and when we found our daughter was being discharged unexpectedly, Hilary opened her guest cottage to us and had it all warm and toasty when we arrived. We will definitely return to this great pace.

A special place to stay

5 on December 09, 2008

We have stayed at the Trumbull House many times over the past several years. The Inn and the guest rooms are very cozy. The decor is pretty, the beds comfortable and the rooms are spotless. The Innkeepers make every effort to make sure you enjoy your stay. Breakfast is delicious.

Wonderful Visit to Trumbull House

5 on February 29, 2008

Recently spend a wonderful weekend at the Trumbull House. Beautifully kept and decorated. The bed was extremely comfy, breakfast was delicious - wonderful choices and liked the flexibility to choose our time to eat. Had fun snowshoeing! Overall superb!

Hilary makes you feel entirely at home.

4.6 on February 20, 2008

I've been traveling for forty years and have become pretty discerning about what makes an excellent bed and breakfast. I happened upon The Trumbull House late one day after a wearying drive. The owner, Hilary, answered my inquiry on the phone with, "Sure, we have a room tonight. The blue room's free. The door's unlocked. Just make yourself at home. I'm at my daughter's volleyball game and will be back there shortly." My kind of friendliness! I've been back twice. Each room has its own spaciousness and easy comfort. The home-cooked-to-order breakfast could not be more delicious or diverse or fresh. The other travelers at the breakfast table are happy to be there. It's definitely a destination B and B, not far from a terrific college town, and set in a quiet, lovely expanse of woods and a swimmable pond. What more can I say! Tony Balis Tisbury, MA

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Rooms & Rates

The Blue Room

An elegant room on the second floor with a beautiful queen-size cherry sleigh bed and writing desk plus two upholstered chairs. TV/VCR, inroom internet access. Air conditioned.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $172

The Terra Cotta Room

A large third floor room going from the front to the back of the house with dormers and a large window seat. The bed is queen-size and comfortable furniture offers extra seating. The large bookcase offers an eclectic collection of literature. TV/VCR. Air conditioned.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $198

The Yellow Room

A large third floor room going from the front to the back of the house with dormers and a large window seat. The king-size bed is nestled into a romantic sleeping alcove and the twin trundle bed provides comfy couch-like seating as well as extra sleeping. TV/VCR. Air conditioned.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

The White Room

A bright, spacious room on the second floor with a queen-size four poster bed and a comfortable sofa that converts to a queen-size bed. TV/VCR, in room internet access, walk-in closet and a large private bath. Air conditioned.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $215 - $245

The Suite

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite on the second floor. The master bedroom is oversized and has a king-size bed, sitting area, large desk and a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. The separate sitting/bedroom has a twin trundle bed and window seat, private bath with shower. Air conditioned.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $270 - $298

The Guest Cottage

Our newly furnished separate building offers a private haven behind the main house. Sunlit and spacious, it has a king-size bed and, in the living area, big leather sofa and two easy chairs surrounding the romantic gas fireplace. There is also a small refrigerator, microwave and wet bar. Private deck. Large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub/shower. Air conditioned.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $285 - $315


Location Type

Dartmouth College, Upper Valley, Countryside, Small town


Manchester, NH (MHT) 50 miles miles

Directions to property:

From I-91: Take exit 13 towards Hanover. In 5.1 miles turn right at the "T". We are 0.3 miles on your right. From I-89: Take exit 18 towards Hanover. In 0.7 miles turn right onto Etna Road. In 2.2 miles turn right at fork. We are 0.3 miles on your left. From Dartmouth College: Go east on Wheelock Street for 4 miles. Turn right at "T" onto Etna Road. We are 0.3 miles on your right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Dartmouth College, Shaker Village, Simon Pierce Glassblowing, Hood Museum, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, swimming/ice skating pond, basketball half-court, hills for sledding, trails for cross country skiin, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4 to 9pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is not permitted inside the house.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Infants and children over four are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Babysitting available on premises, by prior arrangement..
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Enjoy our 3 dogs and 3 cats while you're here.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends and during foliage season.
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required to guarantee reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation fourteen or fewer days prior to arrival date results in full charges being levied. Different terms apply mid-week and when the entire house is booked.



Hilary A. Pridgen

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

The Pridgen family enjoys basketball, singing, swimming, and outdoor winter sports. In the winter we enjoy cross country skiing and sledding on our hills, ice skating on the pond, and skiing at the nearby Dartmouth Skiway.

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  • Time Served: Whenever a guest specifies.
  • Serving Location: living room, porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian