4.8 on November 25, 2013
The Colony House is the best B&B we have experienced. Exceptional rooms, decor and owner.
5 on August 30, 2013
We always look forward to staying at the Colony House. It's our home away from home. Wonderful accommodations with charm and character and Joslin, the owner, is a warm and welcoming presence.
5 on August 22, 2013
We visit Keene frequently and the Colony House is our home away from home. It has the decor and amenities of a boutique hotel but adds the warmth and comfort of a fabulous staff. European breakfast, short walk to the shops and restaurants of downtown Keene. 5 stars!!
4.6 on August 22, 2013
Couldn't ask for a more hospitable host, great location, able to walk to dinner.
5 on August 16, 2013
Joslin is very welcoming, friendly, and interesting to converse with. She was very accommodating of a couple of special requests I had. The house is beautifully restored and updated, and my room and bed were very comfortable. An abundant breakfast awaits every morning, featuring a large array of fresh fruit along with yoghurt, cheese, ham, toast, etc. The second floor rooms without an elevator did not pose a problem for me because Joslin was right there to help with suitcases when I arrived. The location is fabulous for easy walking to the center of town. Highly recommended!
5 on October 08, 2012
What an excellent introduction to B&Bs. I'll return here whenever I'm in Keene -- my old home town, made me feel very much at home.
3.2 on September 11, 2012
Nice room. A little small for a king bed. Great Bathroom. 2nd floor so carrying suitcases up stairs was a bit difficult.
5 on September 10, 2012
Our hostess had planned the design and the features to maximize the comfort of the guests. It was charming, comfortable, pleasant, clean & quiet. Excellent breakfast. Hope to return in future.
5 on September 08, 2012
This is a beautifully restored historic home and Joslin is a gracious host.
4.0 on September 08, 2012
CLean, nicely decorated. Flexible about our late arrival. Room was small but very nice and bed was very comfortable. Good coffee & breakfast in the morning.
5 on September 06, 2012
Clean, safe, beautiful and all around a great place to stay. Can't wait to come back soon!
4.2 on September 04, 2012
For the owner, modernizing and beautifying this fine old house, in the family for generations, was a magnificent post-retirement project. Located in the heart of Keene, NH, a busy and lively college town, it offers just about every amenity. Owner always warm and flexible.
5 on August 13, 2012
The Colony House provides elegance and comfort in its decor that is a rare commodity among B&Bs. The ambiance is warm and the hostess, Joslin, is even more of a delight.
5 on August 10, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in the Colony House. The House is lovely, very well-maintained and furnished, Joslin was a great host and made us feel very much at home.
4.0 on July 24, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at Colony House. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast hit the spot with great fresh fruit and all the fixins.
4.8 on January 21, 2012
The Colony House has become our place of choice to stay when I visit my family in Keene. Joslin is incredibly welcoming and helpful, and the rooms have incredible character. It's really an oasis right in the heart of downtown--despite adjoining the very busy West Street, it's a remarkably quiet place to stay. My wife and I have stayed there the last three times we've gone back to Keene, and we can't imagine wanting to stay elsewhere.
4.2 on November 03, 2011
The Colony House has a long history in Keene, NH. I love the physical environment. the service is very good and I just found myself like a home. The design is an old American Style and far exceeded my expectation. I learned much about American culture during the stay.
4.6 on October 02, 2011
For the past 3 summers, we have enjoyed our stay in this beautifully restored old home. Like Jocelyn herself, Colony House is elegant, comfortable, and friendly all at the same time.
4.8 on August 14, 2011
My husband and I stay at inns whenever we can and Colony House proved to be both a very good value and a beautifully decorated and maintained property. It was not lacking in any amenities and the innkeeper was genuinely helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend the inn to anyone traveling to Keene or nearby.
5 on July 21, 2011
Great location, great service, historically interesting, definitely part of the overall vacation experience.
5 on January 30, 2011
History, attractive, beautifully-maintained rooms, walking distance to the commons/main street, and a wonderful proprietor make this place terrific. Great breakfast, too.
5 on November 14, 2010
My whole family stayed at the Colony House for my dissertation defense, and the lodging, Joslin's responsiveness and support made it perfect!
5 on November 14, 2010
Being at Colony House is really being at home - the one you always wanted. The furnishings are beautiful, the atmosphere is friendly and Joslin is a wonderful, welcoming friend.
3.6 on November 11, 2010
Beautifully restored B&B with great, personalized attention & lots of little perks. Right in the heart of downtown, walk to restaurants & shops. Great stay!
4.8 on June 30, 2010
If you like super-comfy couches covered with fresh, white slipcovers, lovely wall and ceiling colors, marvelous art work, a house that has been in the family for generations, and warm hospitality, you will really enjoy Colony House. Joslin, the inn keeper, is great to get to know. She is a font on knowledge about Keene, as she is a member of a family that has been there for generations. It's great getting from her a picture of how the town has evolved over the years. She is a wonderful host and has thought of everything to make your stay a pleasant one.
5 on June 24, 2010
Wonderful in every way. Joslin is a great hostess. Colony House is beautiful.
4.4 on June 23, 2010
Joslyn was a wonderful hostess. Her attention to detail from the Bose stereo in the room, chocolates on the end table and perfectly clean room made us feel very welcomed.
5 on June 17, 2010
This is the third time I've visited Colony House. I would not make a trip to Keene without visiting Joslyn and co.
3.8 on May 28, 2010
Provides beautiful accommodation in a restored building in keeping with its roots. Close to local amenities makes this a great place to stay. Some rooms more spacious than others. Hostess is both friendly and gracious.
5 on May 28, 2010
Joslin obviously loves what she does. She is warm and welcoming, provides exquisite (and comfortable) accommodations.
4.6 on May 25, 2010
Joslin Kimball-Frank ensures that her B&B is a welcoming and friendly place to stay. A beautifully restored family home accessible to all facilities and most walkable - fantastic!
4.2 on April 25, 2010
My financé and I stayed at The Colony House in Keene for three nights. Its location is perfect - walking distance to pretty much any place in Keene. However, it was easy to stop back in during the day to relax or nap. Our host, Joslyn, was very friendly and ate with us on one occasion. Although she wasn't always there in person for breakfast every morning, she left notes and laid out everything beautifully. She provided us with a very European continental breakfast - coffee/tea, orange and cranberry juices, fresh bread and bagels, fresh fruit, ham, cheese, cereal, and other pastries. In addition to the eating space, there was a separate kitchen space for travelers with a refrigerator, cupboard full of mugs and dishes, sink, dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, hot water pot, toaster, and cutting board. This allowed us to come and go as we pleased in terms of snacks and afternoon coffee/tea. Our room, although dark (indicative of an old house like this one), had a lovely, comfortable, king-sized bed, reading lights, and an alarm clock (which also had adjustments for laptops and such). The clean bathroom was nicely put together, with robes for each of us and luxurious towels. All amenities were provided, including a hairdryer. There was also a common TV room and separate sitting room for those who were interested. Joslyn left pamphlets about Keene and the area in general in a visible place for us. I would stay at The Colony House again without question.
4.6 on April 15, 2010
I came into town for a training at Antioch University. The Colony House was the perfect location. It is within walking distance to food, shops, the park, library and Antioch. It was easy to relax in the clean, simple environment Joslin created. She cared for us with kindness and generosity. I would recommend it to anyone coming to Keene for business or pleasure.
5 on April 15, 2010
Needed a 5 day stay where I could relax during the day while my daughter was at Antioch. Because we were there midweek, Jocelyn could accommodate an infant. Everything was perfect - bed very comfortable, beautiful, historic remodel, great access to breakfast and food throughout the day, and Jocelyn was warm and accommodating. Definitely a great location, great place to stay.
5 on April 04, 2010
We have stayed several times - and each time we are greeted warmly, graciously attended and left with fond memories. This weekend was a family gathering - unpredictable arrival, slightly erratic schedule, but Joslin was fully accommodating - chatting with us in the evening before dinner and sharing stories of Keene over breakfast - even allowing us a slightly later departure. As always, a beautiful home and a lovely stay.
3.8 on February 26, 2010
Wonderful hosts, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Artistically decorated and restored historic home. Walking distance to everthing in Keene.
5 on February 17, 2010
House was very welcoming and the host was expecially helpful - would definitely stay again.
4.6 on February 08, 2010
My husband and I were lucky enough to receive a gift certificate for a night at The Colony House. We live in Keene and were able to make this a wonderful night away, even though we never had to leave town. We enjoy learning about the history of Keene and were excited to stay in one of Keene's historic buildings. Joslin had made sure that there were many interesting and historic photographs and books around for guests to enjoy. She was happy to tell us about her family's history in relation to Keene as well as the house itself. Our room was lovely; modern amenities have been seemlessly woven into a home with much history. My favorite room in the house is the butler's pantry where I imagined how integral that room must have been in times past. We felt very comfortable making tea in the pantry and then enjoying it while sitting in front of the fire in the living room. With so many places to explore within walking distance, we have already thought about who we will recommend The Colony House to. What an unexpected little treasure!
5 on February 05, 2010
Joslin is perhaps the nicest person in New England. We highly recommend Colony House for its comfort, convenient locale and charmingly restored residences.
4.0 on December 17, 2009
Beautiful house, gracious host
4.0 on December 08, 2009
Great place to stay, convenient to everything in Keene, great innkeeper, pleasant and easy to talk to.
4.6 on December 05, 2009
We found this to be a charming B and B run by a welcoming and caring host. We felt nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was a vast array of cereals, fresh fruit, breads, yoghurt, cheese and other yummy delights Josling thought would be nice. Joslin took time to recommend scenic drives and helped us decide what to see and how to get there. The house is beautiful, the rooms in keeping with the house and very clean. Joslin made us feel like old friends rather than b and b guests and she really made our first holiday with a baby as easy and stress free as possible.
4.6 on October 27, 2009
We highly recommend Colony House for its cleanliness, room quality, convenient in-town location, innkeeper knowledge & helpfulness, and price. Although the inn is on two active streets, there is little traffic at night -- we had no noise issues.
4.8 on October 27, 2009
Spotlessly clean, warm & cozy & very quaint. Gracious and friendly hostess helped with directions. Comfy bed and everything needed was available 0.2 mile walk to downtown and restaurants.
4.4 on October 21, 2009
The Colony House is inviting in every way. It is clean -- very clean. the rooms, hallways, and common areas are painted in rich tones and appoiinted tastefully. Breakfast provides choice, nutrition, freshness, and flavor. Our innkeeper is keenly aware of the needs of travelers.
4.6 on October 15, 2009
The beds were comfortable -- the best sleep of our trip. The house is an historic gem. We received great ideas for exploring the area. The breakfast was simple, but good & filling.
5 on October 06, 2009
The owner, Joslin, has done a fabulous job of restoring her family home to a lovely B&B with tons of period charm. The inn is located 1 city block from Main Street in Keene. Perfect location to shop the quaint downtown and to visit with kids attending college at Keene State (3 blocks away). The breakfast food was delicious and very fresh. Joslin was very attentive to our needs and wants. Looking forward to my next visit.
4.6 on October 04, 2009
Great central location. Nice amenities, comfortable home-away-from home.
5 on October 01, 2009
We enjoyed our stay at Colony House very much. Joslin was a warm and hospitable hostess. The Inn was sparkling clean with top-notch furniture and fixtures. We enjoyed our breakfast and visiting with Joslin in her impressive kitchen. We would definitely stay at Colony House if visiting Keene again.
5 on August 26, 2009
We were made to feel 'right at home' and our owner was so gracious and kind. We lacked for nothing. We felt very fortunate to have stayed at Colony House and had such wonderful service & comfort.
5 on August 24, 2009
We stayed at the Colony House for a friend's wedding and could not have loved it more! So clean!
4.4 on August 24, 2009
Colony House B&B is operated in a fashion that others should learn from. The property has been renovated in a tasteful authentic style. Ms Mrank's hospitality is warm & soplhisticated.
4.6 on July 29, 2009
We visited the former Colony Mills, Horation Colony House Museum, and stayed at the excellent Colony House B&B for a fun and historical weekend in Keene. Along with appreciating the excellent location and hospitality, we enjoyed learning how the former occupants fit into local history.
4.4 on July 14, 2009
This perfectly appointed B&B is in the best location. Walking distance to Downtown Keene and all it offers. Pristine, perfect appointments, and the innkeeper is a delight. I look forward to another stay.
3.8 on July 05, 2009
Joslin is a wonderful innkeeper with a lovely B & B. The accomodations were beautifully appointed. The bathroom was exceptional and pristine clean. The house is perfectly situated just footsteps from Main Street in Keene, NH. Everything was within walking distance and if weather had been more cooperative there are many hikes and bike rides to be found in this area of NH. Joslin is a teriffic hostess and conversationalist. We will return to her B & B next time we visit Keene.
5 on June 11, 2009
As a first experience, it was excellent. the host was great, and made us feel right at home. Great old home, wonderful renovation.
5 on June 08, 2009
5 on May 04, 2009
I recently stayed at Colony House while attending a two week course at a nearby training facility, and I can honestly say that this is the best B and B that I have ever stayed in. Joslin is an outstanding host, she provided everything that I needed to make my stay comfortable. The food was great and the facilities clean. The room was large and the WIFI connection was excellent which was handy as I needed to be on email regularly for work. Overall I was very impressed. Thank you for a wonderful stay Joslin!
3.0 on April 22, 2009
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5 on April 06, 2009
We took refuge at the Colony House after a few days staying with my sister in her small apartment. The Colony House is beautifully restored, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Joslin, our host, couldn't have been more welcoming. She strikes the perfect balance between friendliness and professionalism. We only wish we had gone there sooner!
5 on March 23, 2009
Everything about our stay was fantastic, from the hand soap in the bathroom, to the chocolates by the bed, to the great conversation over breakfast. Colony House is warm and welcoming.
4.0 on March 19, 2009
This lovely inn in downtown Keene is a stone's throw away from the Colonial Theatre, a music venue. We loved the decor and enjoyed our conversations with the innkeeper, Joslin.
5 on February 23, 2009
What a delightful evening I had! The quiet atmosphere was to my liking. Everything was clean and tastefully done. I'll go back for sure!
4.2 on January 26, 2009
Our room was clean and comfortable, the innkeeper was charming and personable, and the B & B is in a fabulous location...easy to walk just about everywhere downtown. All in all, a wonderful weekend getaway.
4.8 on January 10, 2009
The Colony house is beautifully and artfully renovated. Everything is top-quality, from the furniture to the bedding and bath products. Joslin was very friendly and helpful.
4.8 on December 11, 2008
Comfortable and hospitable. Very friendly and engaging owner. Lovely breakfast and accommodations. Pleasant stay.
5 on December 09, 2008
It is always fun to find a new B&B that is a true treasure! If in Keene, please try the Colony House
4.6 on December 03, 2008
The Colony House was a perfect place to stay for our road trip thru New England. We drove to Keene from York Harbor, ME and were definitely ready for some relaxation after the drive. The 3 rooms are gorgeously appointed with period antiques and each has its own bathroom. Perfect little touches like high quality toiletries, fluffy bath towels and soft high thread-count sheets only add to the romantic atmosphere. I do wish the in-room fireplace would have worked, but the candles gave off a lovely glow. Our hostess was kind and helpful without being too much in our business and the breakfast the next morning was tasty. The inn is well-located to downtown and we were able to walk to dinner and pubs. In the morning, she gave us a map with the covered bridges in the area and we took a little detour to check them out. The prices for this place are hard to believe (so many other inns charge $50 more for the same) and I cannot recommend enough this fantastic, historic house.
5 on December 03, 2008
Beautiful rooms, very comfortable.
4.6 on December 02, 2008
Colony House is a beautifully restored B&B. The rooms are very attractive and Joslin is a great host. Each of the rooms has its own charm - and an interesting history. The city of Keene is a hub of activity in the region and there are a couple of great restaurants nearby. We have stayed there several times and it remains an unexpected pleasure to return. Each visit we are warmly welcomed and graciously served. It is a real pleasure.
5 on November 25, 2008
Joslin operates one of the best B&B's I've ever stayed at. I would recommend the Colony House for anyone staying in NH.
4.2 on November 17, 2008
Our stay was altogether outstanding! The Colony House was literally a home away from home, providing all the amenities of a 5-star hotel!
4.8 on October 29, 2008
quality place- good location. friendly owner
5 on October 27, 2008
hostess welcoming, rooms charming, delicious breakfast. memorable stay.
5 on October 22, 2008
5 on October 16, 2008
Colony House is a tastefully and beautifully restored house owned by a descendant of the original Colony family. It was an opportunity to feel a part of the history of the charming town of Keene. Joslin Kimbell Frank is bright and engaging host, interested in and attentive to the needs of her guests. This B & B sets a high standard for excellence and our stay there was memorable.
5 on October 14, 2008
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in Keene celebrating out mother's 74th birthday. What made it so special was coming "home" each day to the Colony House where everything felt so warm & cozy.
5 on October 14, 2008
Everything about our stay exceeded my expectations. We enjoyed our space - a place to play games, watch TV, snack. Beautiful surroundings. A warm helpful hostess.
5 on September 09, 2008
4.8 on August 27, 2008
This was a wonderful house, delicious breakfast and the host went out of her way to accommodate all needs.
4.0 on August 20, 2008
Convenient location within walking distance of downtown restaurants and shops. Lovely hospitality and accomidations
5 on August 05, 2008
Dear Joslin, Thank you so much for making our first stay at a B&B so memorable and special! We had lived in Keene for several years and had returned from Florida. Joslin makes you feel like you are part of her family! We were there for the weekend of our 34th anniversary early January. The center of town is a short walk away and there are fine dining establishments all within walking distance. Nicola's Italian restuarant or Luca's Mediterranean offer a wonderful relaxed experience and when you are done you can stop at the local martini bar "21" for a quick nite cap. When you get back to Colony House, you take a trip back in time to a beautifully restored home that is rich in the politics and history of Keene. We sat and chatted with Joslin during breakfast the following morning and learned more about the Inn that we had driven by at least 100 times when we lived in Keene and never knew it was there! Thank you again Joslin for your hospitality. We will be back in September! Kindest regards, Frank and Debbie
4.8 on August 04, 2008
My daughter and I had thepleasure of staying in this beautifully restored home. Josllin (keeper) is the great great grandaughter of the original owner and her knowledge of the history is exceptional. Beautiful, bountiful breakfast - one of the nicest B&B's
4.6 on August 04, 2008
We had a great stay! The Inn was very clean and nice. Joslin was very sweet and helpful. We would definitely go back
5 on July 31, 2008
Owner very hospitable and friendly. B&B beautifully restored. Great bfast - not too much!
5 on July 31, 2008
I just adore staying at the Colony House in Keene, NH because the place simploy oozes charm and puts me into a cushy comfort zone. Truly a luxury to visit.
4.8 on July 17, 2008
Spacious comfortable room. Beautiful common areas. Wonderful host. Highly recommended.
4.6 on July 08, 2008
This is a great place. Beautiful rooms with quality shampoo, conditioners, soap & linens. Breakfast with cheese, fruit, nice bread, and plenty of different spreads.
4.6 on July 03, 2008
A lovely house on a quiet street. Very nice continental breakfast. The room was nice & the bathroom was especially pleasant.
4.4 on June 23, 2008
The Colony House has only 3 rooms to rent so the overall atmosphere is quiet and intimate. The entire house has been beautifully restored and Innkeeper Joslin Frank is gracious and welcoming. Very relaxing stay!
3.8 on June 06, 2008
wonderful attention to detail -- linens, appointments, access to kitchen,games,comfortable space, open door, history of house and family,and the buffet was good too.
5 on June 05, 2008
A home restored in the finest New England tradition. Absolutely first-class in every way and beautiful to boot!
5 on June 02, 2008
I was delighted with the simple charm and elegance of the room and facilities. It is a short walk to downtown Keene, N.H. The owner, Joslyn Frank was gracious. We enjoyed learning the history of the home. breakfast was excellent. Very relaxing.
4.0 on April 22, 2008
What a great place! Colony house is within walking distance of all downtown Keene and Joslin is a great host!
4.6 on April 22, 2008
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Colony House. Room and meal were great. However the major thing for us was we felt comfortable and welcome.
4.8 on April 21, 2008
We came up for an event at Keene State- we rented tow rooms -each just great. The Colony House is beautiful, centrally located, and our host Joslin Frank was warm and welcoming. We had a lovely visit.
5 on April 21, 2008
Our stay at the the Colony House was exceedingly pleasant. The house has been beautifully restored and includes wonderful accomodations.
4.0 on April 17, 2008
Warm welcome; beautiful home; superlative! Great find!
5 on April 16, 2008
She was very warm and welcoming and we felt right a home in her presence. the home itself was very clean and well kept. we would definetly return to colony house.
5 on March 04, 2008
There are three rooms there-- all exceptionally nice. I stayed in the Charlotte Whitcomb room-- queen bed, fireplace, bathroom with tub. Wonderful breakfast of breads, muffins, coffee, tea, juices, fruit, cheeses... Nice shared social spaces downstairs (bedrooms upstairs). Wireless throughout. When a sudden snow storm came and I was unprepared, Joslin loaned me a pair of boots. A wonderful stay!
4.6 on February 24, 2008
The Colony House exceeded our expectations. We were traveling in bad weather, and the innkeeper called us along the way to inquire as to our progress. The inn was spotless, beautifully furnished, and the amenities above compare. The staff was attentive without being pushy. We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend, which is what we wanted all along.
5 on February 06, 2008
Very elequatly appointed. And correct service.
4.8 on February 06, 2008
This property is oustanding
4.6 on December 17, 2007
Proprietor, Joslin Frank's, elegant home nicely mixes historic charm with modern touches of sophistication. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, excellent breakfast, and of course, Joslin's wonderful charm!
5 on December 12, 2007
Always a wonderful warm experience, in a first class b&b. House is gorgeous. Not to be missed. Hospitality abounds!
3.8 on December 11, 2007
Wonderful experience. Beautiful and tasteful surrroundings, food, and interactions.
5 on October 30, 2007
Loved the classy, comfortable design of the home. The owner was absolutely delightful! Would stay again in a heartbeat!
5 on October 22, 2007
The restoration was museum quality. Throughout perfection in every detail. The host/owner terrific... the food delicious!
4.8 on October 22, 2007
I came into town for the weekend while my daughter visited nearby Franklin Pierce University. Joslin greeted me as if I were an old friend! She let me know what was going on in the area, encouraged me to walk around and visit the shops, and made me feel so comfortable. Her home is decorated with impeccable taste leaving me feel comfortable in very classic surroundings. I would stay here in a heart-beat!
5 on October 21, 2007
colony house was a beautiful B&B. It is in a great location. the B&B is decorated beautifully. The owner, Joslyn is wonderful and has done a wonderful job refurbishing the Colony House. we can't wait to go back!
5 on October 18, 2007
Wonderful stay, great food, comfortable, clean room. Felt as though we were guests at a friends home. Well worth the value! Definetly recommend and would stay again.
4.2 on October 16, 2007
Paying attention to the little things in life and almost everything about our cozy room reflected the fact that Joslin does too. From the candy by the bed to the faucet fixtures in the bathroom. Everything was just so. We'll definitely be back.
5 on October 10, 2007
This bed and breakfast was outstanding.
5 on September 28, 2007
I had a wonderful stay at the Colony House bed and breakfast. Josyln is warm and inviting and ensures a relaxing and peaceful stay.
4.2 on September 25, 2007
Joslin's good taste and attention to detail shine through in this property. The guest rooms are very comfortable with fantastic bathrooms and the kitchen area where breakfast is served is just beautiful! The decor is refreshingly classic - clean, simple elegance, rather than ruffles and ornate furniture everywhere. An excellent place to stay!
4.0 on September 18, 2007
Josun KF has created an oasis and done her grandmother proud. We feel like one of the family, but were treated like royalty. We especially appreciated the authentic restorations and careful thoughtful details that made out accomadations top notch. We hope to return.
4.0 on September 13, 2007
Great place to stay. Easy to find. Good location to restaurants and shopping. the innkeeper was wonderful. I would certainly stay at Colony House again.