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.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Bed without the breakfast

2.2 on May 25, 2018

Breakfast only between 8 and 930. So we never got it because sleeping in is much rarer then breakfast. Should have option to be brought to the room. Rooms were nice, heaters tend to dry out the air. Curddled creamers left for our coffees, comfy beds.

Innkeeper Response
I take exception with this review. There is no rationale for this score. Lets look at the facts. Our breakfast hours are typical of most B&Bs and small inns. We would have been happy to prepare a tray for you to take back to your room. I certainly understand that some people like to sleep late. For them there is a very famous pancake house just up the road. I am sorry that the condiment pack in your room had a bad creamer. We do not manufacture these creamers. We rely on national brands such as Land of Lakes. We would have been happy to provide fresh creamer. As innkeepers we are here to serve. You did say the bed was comfy; I assume that is a good thing. So what else was wrong, besides having typical breakfast hours and finding a random bad coffee creamer? Nothing! You said nothing about your stylish room, afternoon small bites, our award winning wine list, the local beers, complimentary soft drinks, refreshing cocktails, the best fine dining in the White Mountains, the view, original art, cookies for the ride home…. etc. There was so much to notice and appreciate. We did not fail to deliver.

- Steve A (innkeeper)

Sugar Hill is Great

4.8 on April 02, 2018

A wonderful experience, felt great to get away and enjoy the "dream cottage"! Look forward to our next visit.

Very nice.

4.4 on February 20, 2018

Really enjoyed our stay at Sugar Hill. I was a little surprised that our room was actually not in the Inn but around back in a duplex cottage. The room itself was cozy and clean, warmed by a gas fireplace, and mostly, private. But the walls are thin. When others were coming and going, it was noisy. The website did not make it clear that many of the rooms here are outside of the main building. The food in the dining room was very good but dinner is definitely overpriced. Breakfast was excellent! The owner, Steve, was pleasant; his wife never introduced herself. The surrounding area has lots to offer for outdoor enthusiasts. Despite subzero temperatures, we skied and hiked. Polly’s Pancake Parlor, just up the road, is a must! Overall, very nice stay!

Great Stay

5 on February 18, 2018

Great time, cottage is perfect.


5 on February 09, 2018

We had such an amazing staff at this beautiful quaint inn. We will be back ¿¿

A little over priced

3.6 on February 07, 2018

The rooms were very nice and roomy but the bathroom floors were freezing and the heat in the bathroom was a portable heater on wheels. I do not think those heaters are very safe for continuous use. The parking lot and walkways were completely covered in ice and treacherous. We complained a couple of times to the owner and he said "yes they are". Not what I expected for $350.00 per night.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us. We will do almost anything for our guests but unfortunately we can’t control Mother Nature. During you stay we were experiencing freezing rain and we did our best to keep the walkways and parking lot safe. You would be amazed to know the amount of salt and sand applied. There are less expensive rooms at the Sugar Hill Inn and certainly less expensive places to stay in the White Mountain but you won’t find this level of amenities for less. We place an additional heater in your bathroom for your comfort. All of the rooms at the Sugar Hill Inn have both robes and slippers so no need for cold feet.

- Steven Allen, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Highly Recommended

4.8 on January 24, 2018

What a fantastic weekend! Sugar Hill Inn hosted the relaxing weekend we desperately needed. The room (Lafayette) was charming and cozy. The lobby sitting room with fire place was waiting for us after the long day. And the chef's attention to detail was the highlight. Thank you Sugar Hill Inn, hope to be back again next year.

A wonderful stay

4.8 on January 13, 2018

Sugar Hill Inn is a cozy, comfortable place to stay. We were there in December after Christmas with a foot of snow on the ground and bitter cold. We were warm and toasty in the Perennial cottage with our fireplace in the room and comfortable bed. The bathroom was beautiful and the expression maker was a nice touch. There were classic board games in the room, so my husband and I played Scrabble and enjoyed the snowy views out the window. We had visited Harmon's General Store down the road and gotten some cheese and crackers, There was a mini-fridge in the armoire to chill our cheese and the inn stocked it with water and soft drinks for us. We made a 7:30 reservation at the restaurant for the 4 course dinner. The food was terrific, the only drawback was the slow pace at which each course came out. In a 24 seat dining room with no second seating dinner should not take 2 1/2 hours. Maybe some people like that, but I did not. Breakfast was included in the room and was really nice. Fruit, a delicious muffin and your choice of entree. We chose the blueberry pancakes. We would definitely return the the Sugar Hill Inn.

B&B Done Right

4.4 on January 13, 2018

This quaint, colonial B&B proved perfect for our anniversary. Despite minus 10F outside, the room was warm and cozy. The furnishings were simple yet appropriately elegant and functional. The dinner was very enjoyable with friendly, unobtrusive service. The breakfast was good but not memorable and we wished we’d tried Polly’s up the street. The only con might be the package price which was just an OK value.

Best Xmas

4.2 on January 08, 2018

It was our Xmas to celebrate that weekend and it was perfect because it snowed and the place was beautiful, even more so because it was covered in snow!! Staff was friendly and the place was very cozy and comfortable. Very satisfied.

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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
  • Beds 1 King

Owner's Quarters

The Owner's Quarters originally built, as the residence for the inn's owners is now our newest luxury suite. Designed with the same relaxed luxury aesthetic that the Sugar Hill Inn has become famous for. While perfect for that romantic honeymoon or getaway this suite will also appeal to travelers on longer journeys who will appreciate having extra space of a home, a kitchen to prepare a light lunch, your own washer/dryer and his and her bathrooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Richardson Suite

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.

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

Peckett Suite

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

Nickerson Suite

The Nickerson Deluxe Whirlpool Suiteis a two-room suite with a king bed, full bath with shower and double whirlpool tub. In the separate sitting room, relax next to a gas fireplace as you enjoy the view of the surrounding woodlands, gardens and pool.The Nickerson bathroom was update in Nov. 2011 with a new walk-in shower, marble topped vanity and beautiful tiles.

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

Bickford Suite

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.

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


This room, with windows on three sides, is named for its magnificent view of Mount Lafayette. Actress Bette Davis stayed at the inn and slept in this room many times during the 1930's and 40's and the 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.

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

Moses Aldrich

The Moses Aldrich Room, redecorated in June 2009 is a tranquil escape from the modern world. The original painting by local artist, Kathy Perry, of Parker's Farm in Lyman, captures the essence of Rural New Hampshire. The large three panel Artist's Proof by Wendy Turner resembles nearby Lower Ammonoosuc Falls.The wide plank pine floors, rich fabrics, blanched almond walls, natural travertine and gas fireplace create a warm, timeless home away from home. Mountain and garden views are constant reminders of the beauty to be discovered in the White Mountains. Moses Aldrich came to Sugar Hill as a young boy in 1780. He became a successful farmer and married Sarah Parker. They had 8 children. Today the Aldrich family is still in Sugar Hill owning both Poly's Pancakes and Harman's Cheese.

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


The Perennial Fireplace Cottage Roomis 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, front porch.

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


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.

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

Forest View

The new 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.

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


The Garden Cottage has a new look. 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.

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


The Rose room has been transformed and will soon have a new name. The Rose wall paper has been replaced with a relaxing shade of green. The Rose room, although one of our smaller rooms, is popular with those seeking the classic New England Country Inn experience. This room is on the second floor of our historic farm house. The 200 year old wide plank floors do creek and that is part of the charm. The magnificent views of Mount Lafayette, Cannon Mountain and Mount Washington make the Rose Room a favorite. Above the bed is an original water color by Debbie Aldrich of Mount Lafayette. This room has a queen size Windsor bed, and full bath with tub and shower. Room Selection Tip: For about $15 more per night you can upgrade to one of our standard rooms. These offer more space and other features that very by room. Standard rooms include Bette Davis, Moses Aldrich, Perennial, Wildflower, Garden and Forest View.

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


The Blue Room, named for its many shades of blue, has a handmade cherry four poster queen bed, antique dresser, desk, loveseat and a tiled bath with shower. The mountain views make this room truly memorable.

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


This cozy room features a double size, antique metal and brass bed and a view of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. The private bath with shower is located just across the hall from the room. The Oakes room is not air-conditioned.

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

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Location Type

ski area, hiking, Countryside, Mountains


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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable 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, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • 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.
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Steven Allen, Karen Cail

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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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  • 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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