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Bridges Inn at Whitcomb House

27 Main Street , Swanzey, NH 03446 USA (Show map)
4.8
118 Reviews
$95 - $175
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About

Enjoy the splendor of yesteryear with the amenities of today. The decor of this quintessential 1792 inn is lovely with distinctively decorated rooms, tin ceiling, and many antiques. Five guest rooms each with modern, private bathroom and air conditioning; wireless Internet; cable TV; scrumptious breakfasts. Minutes from downtown Keene.

Rooms & Rates

Coombs Bridge (Queen)

Spacious, comfortable room King-size bed with wicker headboard Pleasant, cheerful blue and white décor Private adjoining bathroom (en suite) with oversized shower TV with cable Antique bureau; appointed with antiques Accommodates roll-away bed

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

Thompson Bridge Room

Spacious, comfortable room King-size bed with wicker headboard Pleasant, cheerful blue and white décor Private adjoining bathroom (en suite) with oversized shower TV with cable Antique bureau; appointed with antiques Accommodates roll-away bed

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

Carlton Bridge Room

Antique wood double bed Regal, romantic burgundy and green décor Private adjoining bathroom (en suite) Accommodates roll-away bed

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

Slate Bridge Room

Brass queen-size bed with pillow-top mattress Victorian pink and white décor and the feeling of centuries past Private adjoining bathroom (en suite) with bath tub in addition to shower

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

Ashuelot Bridge Room

Two twin beds Pleasant blue and rose décor Private bathroom across the hall Bathrobes TV with cable

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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5 on May 29, 2014

our 3 day stay was excellent in every respect! from start to finish, it was really enjoyable and relaxing. thanks to susan, nick and david for their wonderful hospitality! hope to be back very soon too. herman and mary.


Unforgetable B&B

5 on May 16, 2014

My wife and I have stayed at the bridges inn twice now. Both times have been an absolute pleasure. The Inn Keeper Susan and her son David took excellent care of us. We arrived to a beautiful clean and charming antique bed and breakfast to be greeted with warm smiles and friendly staff. The rooms are quaint and each one unique in its own way. This is a very quiet place and was so relaxing. Our breakfast was outstanding made for local fresh produce and eggs. It was unlike another B&B I have been to. David created a different breakfast each day which was most satisfying. He also told of of local places to eat fresh and where to look for great attractions. Not only that but he provided us with coupons and deals on things around town. I highly recommend this B&B if you are going to stay in the Swanzey area.


Great Graduation Weekend

4.6 on May 12, 2014

Susan and David go out of there way to make everyone feel at home and comfortable. The rooms are well appointed, clean and comfortable. The breakfast are out standing. ( fresh fruit, homemade waffles, creative egg dishes, assorted breakfast meats and sausages, fresh baked breads, muffins, locally roasted coffee, juices. ) I don't know how much higher David can raise the bar for his creative culinary talents. The location is just maybe 15 minutes from Main St. Keene, making it ideal for visiting the area. We will be back for four more years as our daughter will be starting at KSC in the fall. Susan & David keep doing what your doing. You have a great place. Skip & Lisa


Delightful Winter Weekend

5 on January 28, 2014

Snow is on the ground and the temps dipped below zero, but my husband and I were warm and cozy at the Bridges Inn last weekend. We were very happy to be there during a true New England winter! This time we stayed in the Coombs Bridge Room, an elegantly appointed corner room with great views of the snow-covered yard and trees. But it's not the rooms that make this inn so extra special, it's the warmth of the hosts and David's fabulous breakfasts, since we don't have home-baked bread and muffins every day, not to mention the fresh fruit and delicious breakfast sausage. What a treat! We'll definitely be back.


Wonderful experience - I'll be back!

5 on November 24, 2013

I've made many business trips to Keene over the past several years and the hotels have been fine. For a change of pace, though, I decided to try out the Bridges Inn on my last trip and I'm so glad I did. It was a wonderful home base for working with excellent wi-fi, even a printer available. Most impressive, though, were the thoughtful adjustments and personalized touches that made me feel like I was at a home away from home. The experience helped make it my most enjoyable trip (and they've all been great) to NH. I can't imagine staying anywhere else on future trips!


Helped me do a great job during a professional assignment

5 on August 30, 2013

I had a week of leading a training course in Keene, NH. There were no hotel rooms available due to a conference. My employer suggested the Bridges Inn due to past experience. What a pleasure to 'come home' after working so hard each day. It was a short distance to downtown Keene. Lovely comfortable rooms (I saw them all). Attentive caring service from David and Susan. Exceptional breakfasts that were always a lovely surprise - such creativity and excellent use of local sources. I liked the seafood restaurant around the corner that is owned and run by a big family. It was pleasant to walk around the neighborhood in the evening. I look forward to staying with them again.


What a wonderful find!

5 on June 30, 2013

David was a wonderful host and served us a delicious breakfast just this morning. The Inn is charming. Our room was very welcoming. It felt like going back in time to my Grandparents' home. We will definitely stay again.


Ideal respite for mountain climbers

5 on June 19, 2013

Stayed two nights while touring the area and attempting to climb Mt. Monadnock.


Personal service plus

5 on May 25, 2013

Talk about pampering. My daughter and I were the sole guests at the Bridges Inn during our midweek off-season getaway, so we were utterly spoiled by the full attention of Susan and David. Ashuelot Bridge is the smallest room but a nice option and unusual value for those who want twin beds. The free house phone was great to have, since Verizon wireless coverage is poor in this corner of New Hampshire. David offers breakfasts precisely tuned to each guest's needs, delicious locally roasted coffee and well-informed advice on what to do and see. We enjoyed lilacs in profusion, shopping, dining, bits of history and art, not to mention chatting with Susan... The Bridges is full of character, a spacious and comfortable jumping-off spot for exploring the scenic and historic Monadnock region. David, keep blogging--and the muffins were terrific.


Great accommodations, super accommodating!

5 on April 27, 2013

We were in Keene for a wedding last weekend, early spring, the flowers just starting. Our stay at the Bridges Inn at Whitcomb House was perfect. We were in the Coombs Bridge room, beautifully decorated, comfortable bed, bright and airy, great view of the old clock atop the building across the street. Susan, Nick and David could not have been more accommodating and welcoming. With advance planning, they were able to serve breakfast for our 11 family and friends on our last morning there. David outdid himself with his culinary skill, managing to serve us all, even one with a special dietary need, very efficiently. The eggs Florentine and home-baked bread were superb. The house has a wonderful history, and we can't wait to visit again and see all the individual Christmas trees. We travel often, and have stayed in many B&Bs, and this is a gem! Thank you again, Susan, David and Nick. Thomas' from California


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Location

Location Type

Small town, Village

Airport

Manchester, NH (MHT) 55 miles

Directions to property:

From Manchester Airport, follow SR 101 West to Keene. Turn left onto Route 10 South (Winchester Street). Continue on Route 10 approximately 4 miles. Look for a "Whitcomb House Bed and Breakfast" sign on your right. Take the next left turn onto California Street, through the Thompson Covered Bridge, and the street turns into Main Street. The inn is the fifth house on the left. Go past the inn, turn left onto Prospect Street and you will see our driveway on the left. Welcome!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Antioch Graduate School, Apple Hill Chamber Music, Mount Monadnock, the most-climbed mtn. in N. Amer., Keene State College, Franklin Pierce Univ., Keene Pumpkin Festival, six covered bridges, Knotty Pine Antiques, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR , Lovely porch and gazebo (warmer months), Free wireless Internet access, Free long distance calls anytime within the USA, Computer w/ hi-speed Internet & printer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Hike Mount Monadnock, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm or arrange
  • Check Out:: 11am or arrange
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Family-friendly; we accept well-behaved, supervised children
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Boarding at Monadnock Humane Society, 603-352-9011 ext. 105

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum some weekends May through October
  • Deposit Amount Required: Required ONLY for multi-room rentals or extended visits, 25% deposit when reservation is made. Details available upon request.
  • Cancellations: Reservations are held with a valid credit card. A $20 service charge will be charged if cancellation is received within 14 days of your scheduled arrival. The full room rate plus tax will be charged for no-shows and will be charged for unfilled reserved rooms in which the cancellation was not received at least 7 days before your scheduled arrival. At the innkeeper's discretion, cancellation charges may be applied towards a future stay if booked within one year.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Susan (Schuster) Karalekas and David Schuster

Languages spoken

Russian, English

About the innkeepers

We have traveled extensively -- the USA, Europe, Canada, and Latin America are some of the places we've visited. We love meeting people from all over. In addition to running the inn, Susan is a writer and David is a chef.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30-9:00 or by arrangement
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , wheat-free


Signature Dish

David's homemade breads
The scents and flavors of David's bread are a favorite of our guests. David uses multiple grains, and adds herbs, vegetables, fruit and other ingredients. It's a delightful smell to experience as you walk into the inn!


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27 Main Street , Swanzey, NH 03446 USA (Show map)

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