5 on August 29, 2016
My husband and I feel so lucky to have stayed here. Nancy is a warm, gracious host who goes out of her way to make her guests feel welcome and comfortable. Her breakfasts are delicious and beautifully presented. Nancy has maintained the character of her home but updated it with modern conveniences. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and highly recommend the Shaker Hill B&B.
5 on December 01, 2015
We have been coming here just about annually for the past 10 years or more. It is welcoming, comfortable, quiet and the perfect place to stay..Breakfast is always a delicious surprise.
5 on October 30, 2015
We had a terrific stay the the Shaker Hill B & B. Nancy is a wonderful hostess and her breakfasts are super. The house is lovely, full of antiques of all kinds. Nancy was very helpful with things to do in the area, and her dogs were very friendly and well behaved. Would love to return! Rod and Gail
5 on November 08, 2014
Our room (and bathroom) was beautifully decorated and very clean. (I remember the white nice crisp sheets) Many, many antiques all through the house, it was fun just to look around. Nancy, the owner, went through extra effort to make such a nice breakfast for us (stuffed warm pears, yum!) We were there in mid October so experienced the colorful leaves and foliage, gorgeous! There are several big dogs in the house, but they are very well behaved and friendly. Worth the money! Very pleasant, very clean and friendly staff. Visitors from Stetsonville, WI
5 on October 14, 2014
This was our first stay at a B&B and we will definitely continue!! The bed was awesome, the food delicious, Nancy & Lindsey were extremely friendly and informative about the area, and the dogs made us feel like we were at home! Gertie, Bo, Ben and Jake welcomed us "home" each day and greeted us in the morning after breakfast. And Nancy was great to chat with in the evenings and share a glass of wine - we felt like a part of the family! Thanks again for a wonderful vacation stay!! James & Bert
5 on October 13, 2014
With nearly 60 years of travel experience in all 50 states, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and South America we rate this establishment at the top of our list for recommended places to stay. The building is a perfect example of early american construction with tasteful updating which has preserved the details of period craftsmanship. Rooms are spacious, beds are comfortable, and the extensive gardens on the property are well worth spending time in. If you are an animal lover, the 4 resident dogs are friendly and will make you feel at home instantly. Breakfast menus were varied and contained plenty of locally produced foods with enhancements from flower and herb gardens on the property.
5 on October 04, 2014
Nancy is an awesome host and cook! Loved our stay!
5 on July 24, 2014
This was our first bed and breakfast. We didn't know what to expect and it was excellent! The place was quiet and the food excellent! Perfect weekend getaway before our second baby arrives this fall.
4.8 on March 18, 2014
We've been staying at B & B's for over 25 years and have found Shaker Hill to be among the best. The location, the incredible view of the lake and mountains and the warm feeling of being "home" as you relax in your comfortable room, makes for great experiences in themselves. Add to this the care for every guest need that Nancy provides, from afternoon tea to an incredible breakfast, and you can't help but enjoy yourself. Playing with the resident vizslas, Ben, Bo and Gertie, add to any pet lovers stay. We look forward to returning! Bob & Laura B.
5 on October 20, 2013
I forgot to write this. My husband and I stayed here last Spring, My mom lives at Kendal in Hanover. The drive back and forth took 15 minutes or so, not bad. After the first time or two it did get easier and we tried different routes. The bed was fabulous. Breakfast was super delicious, hosts fun to talk to, non-intrusive.
5 on July 24, 2013
He happened upon Shaker Hill after another B&B for which we had reservations was flooded out by heavy rains. We were very pleased with the outcome. I was familiar with the Dartmouth area, having been a student there many years ago, But I had never visited Enfield. The town is quiet, and the B&B is nicely situated on the top of a hill with good views over the countryside. The location is convenient to anything in the Dartmouth/Lebanon area. The hosts were very pleasant and welcoming, the room was clean and comfortable (and had AC, to my pleasant surprise), and the breakfasts were delicious. They have three viszla dogs, very friendly and energetic, which is a plus for dog-lovers (as we are) but could be a bit much for the dog-averse.
5 on July 17, 2013
Wonderful innkeepers with great personalities and the food is out of this world. World class chef with a personality as well.
4.8 on August 10, 2012
Beautiful landscaping, old shaker home, beautifully decorated. Innkeepers very friendly. Breakfasts over the top each morning. Enjoyed dining with other guests and meeting them.
4.8 on August 09, 2012
The setting is really pretty, close to Dartmouth. The cookies and breakfast were "I want the recipe" good, and the owners were comfortable, friendly, and easy to be around. Very, very nice, we highly recommend
4.6 on July 30, 2012
Warm, inviting B&B with gracious and attentive hosts. Outstanding 'made from scratch' breakfasts! Wood exposed floors and staircase, along with an abundance of appropriately placed antiques, make for a cozy dwelling. Artistically designed gardens on extensive grounds. Memorable stay and hope to visit again.
5 on July 23, 2012
A gem hidden in a small town that is central to so much in the area. Run by 2 warm & welcoming people. Rooms are large, filled with antiques. View of lake from large porch is restful. Best breakfast anywhere. We are regulars here.
4.8 on May 10, 2012
I wish we'd had more than one might to spend. We stayed at this lovely spot on our travels between visiting friends. The old house is wonderful and Nancy and Al are great hosts. After a delicious breakfast, we went to the Shaker Museum across the lake and had a very educational visit.
4.6 on February 14, 2012
This was my husbands first stay at a B&B (Oct. 2011) although we did not share that with Nancy and Al until we were leaving. We are looking forward to going back again. Nancy's breakfasts are incredible right down to the edible flowers. The inn is just so relaxing, even the boys (their 2 dogs) are mellow. Just a nice, comfy, place to stay! Barbara and Bill C.
4.0 on January 29, 2012
Our stay at Shaker Hill B&B was perfect. Our room was beautifully furnished with antiques and exquisite Shaker pieces. Everything was so clean and cozy, and our bed was so comfortable. Breakfast was always delicious, beautiful, and creative. Ben and Bo, the innkeepers' dogs are a delight, and Nancy and Allen are pretty special too! The rates are so reasonable. It will be our new "home away from home" for our getaways.
5 on September 11, 2011
I was in the area for my Son's wedding. Stayed here for 4 days and it was great. Nancy and Al are the perfect host and very nice people. Breakfast was always excellent, their 2 dogs are just so lovable. Stay here you won't be disappointed---I will definitly stay there again. DR
5 on August 08, 2011
Historic house, comfortable rooms, delicious breakfast and warm hosts....not much else to say other than my wife plan on making this trip annually.
5 on July 11, 2011
My wife and I traveled here on the second night of our honeymoon and absolutely loved it! Al and Nancy were wonderful and made the stay comfortable. The breakfast was truly incredible, and possibly worth the price of admission all on its own! The room was clean, and beautiful. And you could not beat the view, as well as their beautiful property. We would highly recommend this to anyone who is in the area! Furthermore, the price was very reasonable, and well worth every penny!
4.2 on May 03, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed my overnight at Shaker Hill B&B. The Herb Garden room was charming and comfortable with everything I needed. The morning brought an outstanding treat as their 5 Star breakfast appeared on the table, course by course. Al and Nancy, along with their pooches, were warm and welcoming. This was a wise choice for me.
5 on February 23, 2011
Nancy's scones are worth the stay by themselves. Not to mention the Morning Glory Muffins. But it only gets better from there. We started our breakfast with the most delicious fruit course. It was a poached pear with a light glaze and vanilla yogurt. Then we had a delightful spinach and cheese rolled omelet. Nancy's food is tremendous. Nancy and Al are gracious hosts. Our first morning we were heading out early to ski and were going to miss breakfast. Nancy provided us with scones, muffins, fruit and coffee early so we wouldn't miss out. It was unexpected but greatly appreciated. The accommodations are homey and comfortable. Each room has its own bathroom. Each room is filled with a collection of antiques-furniture, fixtures, bedding, and accessories. The sitting room is comfortable and full of books, magazines and comfortable chairs. A great place for quietly reading a book, or an engaging conversation with fellow guests. There is a TV, but I never heard it on the whole time I was there! On our second morning we were glad not to miss breakfast with the other guests. Besides the wonderful food, we had an engaging conversation. Five out of the seven people at the table happened to be educators and we had a lively conversation about different perspectives in American education. Nancy joined in as well. We were all reluctant to leave the table as it was refreshing to have a reasoned conversation with others who share your concerns about the direction of your profession. It was a wonderful opportunity. This place is a gem. If you want a relaxing atmosphere, with great hosts and wonderful food, this is the place for you. Nancy, Al, and their wonderful dog, Ben made us feel welcome and like part of the family.
5 on January 27, 2011
Al and Nancy and their dog Ben are the most welcoming Innkeepers. The breakfast which is entirely home made is outstanding! This charming, very comfortable and cozy home was my haven from the freezing winter weather and then a fierce winter storm. Despite having plans Al and Nancy welcomed us when we asked to extent our stay because of the weather. The bed linens are luxurious, the bath towels thick and cozy. Quiet environment at night ensures a great night's sleep. Breakfast is not to be missed, fresh fruit, tasty warm scones, shirred eggs, baked oatmeal studded with nuts, dry fruit and brown sugar and superb coffee, a fine way to start the day. My hosts were very knowledgeable about the area and the best places for an evening meal. Even extending the use of their private kitchen to keep and prepare leftovers. This will be my place to stay when I travel to Dartmouth.
5 on January 21, 2011
We found delightful shelter from the snows of NH at this comfortable, antique-filled B&B. Owners Nancy and Al couldn't have been more welcoming, even when the weather required us to stay an additional night. The bedroom was beautifully decorated and the twin beds covered with soft sheets and warm down. The bath was clean and bright, meeting our every needs. The common room downstairs is circled with comfortable seating, glows with a warm fire and includes a nip of sherry to ward off the winter chills. And then there is breakfast...what delicious ways to start the day. Nancy began our meals with warm fruit dishes and flaky, tender scones (a different variety every day). The main entrees varied from cooked-to-perfection egg dishes to baked oatmeal, plump with dried fruit,nuts and brown sugar. Hot tea and coffee are always available, as is a filled cookie jar. Our hosts made wonderful restaurant suggestions, and even encouraged us to order our food delivered after a long, tiring day. The parking is close to the door, and the snow was plowed efficiently and cleanly, despite the heavy storm. After 3 nights of their pampering, Nancy and Al have made guests for life! Thank you again for your gracious hospitality!
4.0 on November 16, 2010
We stayed here for a photography class in October 2010, for a week and it was great. Nancy and Al are warm, friendly and very gracious hosts, with very friendly dogs. This is a charming B&B which provides the best gourmet breakfast, every day. We had a very pleasant experience and would return again.
4.6 on October 02, 2010
We spent one night at Shaker Hill and were warmly greeted by Al and Nancy, who went out of their way to insure our stay was comfortable. After asking if we liked dogs (we do!), we were introduced to "the boys", 2 lovely Vischlas named Ben and Willy. Our room was spotless and the bed was comfortable. The chair at the desk could have been a bit higher, but no big deal! The grounds are absolutely gorgeous, and we were sad it was raining so we couldn't bask in their complete splendor. It would be a perfect place to just go and relax and get away from it all. There is nothing closeby to walk to, but a short car ride gets you to many restaurants. We ate supper at Jesse's and also highly recommend it for atmosphere, food and service.
4.8 on September 05, 2010
We were in town for a wedding, and only had the opportunity to spend one night at this B & B. We highly recommend Shaker Hill Bed & Breakfast! Nancy and Al were incredibly gracious hosts, and were very focused on making sure that we were accomodated with the best of service. They have a beautiful home, serve an incredibly wonderful breakfast, and are a wealth of knowledge about the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and hope to make it back someday to spend more time in the area. REgards, Karen & Tim
5 on August 02, 2010
This 1790's home makes a wonderful B & B with its spacious and beautifully decorated rooms. Nancy & Al provide the the finest breakfasts in NH, which was our best meal every day. The location is in a quiet setting, nicely landscaped with several floral gardens. It is close enough to make day trips throughout NH or VT and we plan to come back again soon.
5 on July 23, 2010
My wife and I went to our daughter's graduation at Portmouth and were glad we chose this outstanding bed and breakfast nearby.
5 on July 01, 2010
Very gracious hosts, attentive to every detail. Comfortable, charming surroundings and fantastic gourmet breakfast!
4.8 on June 11, 2010
Beautiful setting. Heritage home lovingly restored. Large comfortable rooms. Superb breakfast. Delightful hosts.
5 on June 11, 2010
Beautiful quiet setting with lovely gardens. Friendly and very helpful hosts. Great conversation. Rooms were filled with fantastic antiques and restful, super-comfortable beds, luxurious sheets and towels. All at a very reasonable price. Gourmet breakfasts - heaven! Thanks!
4.8 on November 09, 2009
We had a gift certificate for an overnight stay at Shaker Hill that we finally used for a concert at Dartmouth. The room was comfortable, very clean, nicely appointed, with a terrific mattress - no stiff back the next morning! There was even a small box providing all the little toiletries that one might just forget to bring. Nancy and Al made us feel like family immediately, and Willie and Ben (the dogs) are adorable. Breakfast was heavenly, with fresh homemade scones, lighter-than-air French toast, a selection of yogurts, granola, juices, teas, and of course, delicious fresh coffee. We loved being able to come back to the inn from Hanover and relax with a glass of sherry in the sitting room before turning in. Shaker Hill is conveniently located, while off the main roads, with beautiful lake and mountain views. We definitely plan on coming back!
4.6 on October 10, 2009
GREAT location, view, service, breakfast, cookies, gardens, family dogs, innkeepers, ambiance, little touches (like Lindt chocolates and sherry). Would recommend this beautiful B&B to everyone.
4.8 on August 18, 2009
A great place to stay! This inn is a must as it has wonderful accommodations, fantastic breakfasts, and a peaceful mountain view. The innkeepers will treat you with TLC from the moment you arrive.
5 on August 14, 2009
If you search for a peaceful place with lovely rooms and excellent breakfasts, this is it!
5 on August 09, 2009
This was by far the best B & B we stayed in during our recent two week trip around the state. It far exceeded any of the others in charm, friendliness, and service. Breakfast was outstanding. We plan on returning when ever we can.
5 on July 02, 2009
Never have I been so comfortable, nor had such beautifully-presented delicious food at a B&B! I would come here just to be, and let Nancy and Al design my tours.
5 on June 30, 2009
The Shaker Hill is simply terrific. Wonderful setting, wonderful hosts, comfortable room and bed, topped by a gourmet breakfast.
4.6 on June 02, 2009
Lovely room, beautiful location, owners made us feel very welcome, the best breakfasts we've ever had in a B&B. Highly recommend it!
4.8 on April 15, 2009
our hosts were so enjoyable, they felt like family and it was hard to leave them! Very interesting and helpful for exploring the area. Breakfasts were delicious with fresh fruit and scones every day. We felt like royalty. Can't wait to go back again. Loved their dogs!
5 on November 04, 2008
The 1700 farmhouse has been beautifully restored and furnished. The owners make you feel like family and breakfasts are wonderful!
4.4 on October 13, 2008
Without reservation, I recommend Shaker Hill B&B : Comfortable room & bath..clean & sparkling -- outstanding breakfast, tasteful furnishings, good books & magazine & lovely landscape.
4.0 on October 13, 2008
My husband and I recently spent a wonderful evening at the Shaker Hill Bed and Breakfast in Enfield, NH. The Inn was beautiful and inviting - the room was beautiful - and the breakfast was unbeatable. We would return here in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone who is looking for an unforgettable B & B experience.
5 on June 11, 2008
Lovely destination at the end of a long drive! We enjoyed the view from the porch, the incredible bed and linens, the elegant breakfast and Nancy's knowledge of local restaurants. The room was large, the ensuite bathroom all we needed, and the whole place restful. I look forward to an opportunity to return.
5 on May 28, 2008
The breakfast at Shaker Hill was simply magnificent culminating with Nancy's crisp but oh-so-light French toast and real maple syrup. Innkeepers Al and Nancy Smith were genial and obviously enjoyed their job as hosts, proud to show their gorgeous gardens and breathtaking view of the nearby lake. We were especially taken with the field-stone lined path of emerging wildflowers. Carefully chosen pieces in our bedroom created a charming and welcoming feel. The bed? a cloud with a homemade quilt! We look forward to the next time we are able to get up to Enfield and renew this delightful acquaintance.
5 on October 23, 2007
The proprietors, Nancy and Al, went out of their way to accommodate all of our needs, and even anticipated them at times. I would highly recommend this B&B for anyone visiting the Canaan area of New Hampshire.
4.6 on August 15, 2007
Al and Nancy Smith made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. We enjoyed just walking around the property, looking at the beautiful gardens. Other times, we relaxed on the spacious front porch, reading a good book in one of the comfortable rocking chairs. Al and Nancy helped us plan trips to various places of interest in the area. Best of all were Nancy's gourmet breakfasts! We really felt like family and enjoyed our conversations with the other guests. We highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast! Lee and Betty Stallings -- 7/18/07
4.4 on August 04, 2007
We had a most pleasant stay in this historic house close to Dartmouth. The Innkeepers, the Smiths are very nice, the grounds are beautiful with lots of flowers and the breakfasts were fantastic! We had the smallest room by choice and it was clean and thankfully air conditioned with a nice size bathroom. The bed was a tad soft and unfortunately we didn't realize that there was a roll down shade in the window as the morning sun would flood the room around 6. The other people staying at the house were all so nice too and we had wonderful conversations over breakfast. Nancy Smith also had many great suggestions of things to do during the day. They are quite knowledgeable about the area. All in all it was a great stay and we would stay there again if in the area.