Sugar Hill Inn

116 Route 117 , Sugar Hill, NH 03586 USA (Show map)

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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.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Christmas Tree Weekend

4.4 on December 08, 2016

The accommodations were gorgeous: beautiful setting, pristine rooms, comfortable and attractive in every way. But the feather in the cap of this inn lies in the friendly and accommodating staff: dining room, housekeeping and front desk. Never felt more welcome at any inn. Breakfasts, prepared by the inn-keeper, proved to be a delicious start to the day. Dinner entrees varied in value. While we found the beef filet and the cod to be special and sumptuous, there was some disappointment with the chicken and lamb shank. mind you, nothing was terrible. And, I am confident, if we had registered a complaint, they would have been most anxious to please. In an area where many inns are available, this would be high on my list for a return visit.


Thanksgiving Day Stay

5 on November 27, 2016

Our first stay at an inn in the White Mountains. The accommodations were excellent, the food and service superb. Sit by the fireplace, sip on a drink and read a book. Steven and Karen make you feel like one of the family. Rich and Judy E.


A charming inn

3.8 on October 03, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Sugar Hill Inn last month to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We had visited the area 25 years ago on our honeymoon and were familiar with the inn. We had reservations at another inn down the road from the Sugar Hill and when we arrived our room had been given away. The Sugar Hill Inn was very accommodating and had several rooms to choose from. We stayed in the Perennial Suite. The room was clean, charming and comfortable. The surroundings offered privacy and the grounds were beautiful and well kept. Steve and Karen are very personable. They and their staff were very kind and accommodating. We ate breakfast and one evening meal at the restaurant. The food was very good. We would stay here again and would recommend to our friends.


Wonderful Stay

4.4 on September 11, 2016

The staff was absoultely amazing and attentive. The food was the best I have ever eaten!! Will stay again


First class inn tucked into the White Mountains

5 on September 03, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed 3 spectacular days at Sugar Hill. The accommodations were top shelf and the dinner and breakfast service better than any 5 star hotel we have stayed out. Steven and his wife have left no stones unturned in making their inn feel like your home. The staff was fantastic and the sites and sounds of the mountains of New Hampshire did not disappoint. Place the Sugar Hill Inn as a "must stay" location. Craig and Debbie Bodell. Cleveland Ohio


Always Great!

5 on August 26, 2016

Stayed for 3 nights, this was our second trip to the Sugar Hill Inn, and it certainly won't be our last. The Inn Keepers are fantastic, as a matter of fact, all of the staff are fantastic! Great atmosphere and great food, and you won't get this type of hospitality anywhere else.


Fab stay in the white mountains

4.8 on June 28, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the sugar hill inn! Steven and Karen were absolutely amazing! Karen was spot on with her recommendations from things to do to in the area to suggesting places for lunch! Thanks to her we visited the beautiful flume gorge which is stunning and to earn our delicious meal we hiked 6 miles up to lonesome lake which was again one of her recommendationsThe views up there were totally worth The room was lovely and charming and the meal we had was outstanding ! Hats off to Chef Val Fortin- dinner is highly recommended ¿¿. The staff were lovely and provided such excellent service !! We also took advantage of their massage therapist and she was brilliant We will definitely recommend the charming sugar hill inn to our friends back home in London Michelle & Jonny


Wonderful Stay!!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.


Best romantic place ever

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.


Its the little details that really set this place apart!

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Dream Cottage

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.

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

Garden

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.

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

Peckett

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.

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

Richardson

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.

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

Forest View

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.

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

Perennial

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.

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

Bickford

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.

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

Wildflower

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.

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

Lafayette

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.

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

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Location

Location Type

ski area, hiking, Countryside, Mountains

Airport

Manchester, NH (MHT) 75 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Pool, Spa, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Amenities vary by room

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days during foliage, holidays and special weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night or half of total is required
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy: Due to our intimate size, any cancellations affect us significantly. Consequently, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy. In the event of a cancellation received prior to 14 days of the reservation date, the deposit less a $35 per room processing fee will be returned. Cancellations received with less than 14 days notice but more than 7 days, shall be given a gift certificate good for 6 months for the amount of the deposit less a $35 per room processing fee. Reservations canceled with less then 7 days notice will result in the forfeit of the deposit. Guests who cancel with less than 24 hour notice, fail to show on the start date of their reservation or leave prior to their scheduled departure are responsible for the entire stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Steven Allen, Karen Cail

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8-9(9:30 weekends)
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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