The Trumbull House Bed & Breakfast

40 Etna Road , Hanover, NH 03755 USA (Show map)


Luxury country lodgings within four miles of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Sumptuous breakfasts served when you wish. Located on 16 beautiful acres with swimming pond, basketball half-court, meadows and woods and trails linking to the Appalachian Trail.




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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Refreshing Stay

4.4 on October 14, 2016

Overnight stay in connection with medical appointment, very relaxing start to a busy day. Room was beautiful, hated to leave! Breakfast offerings were varied and tasty, service slowed by number of guests at one time. This place attracts interesting guests, a plus for B&B's.

Relaxation in the Woods

4.6 on October 02, 2016

Deceptively-luxurious rooms and attractive amenities; this B&B participates in RestEasy program for Dartmouth-Hitchcock patients & families which adds value to beauty. Breakfast was outstanding fruit and a variety of cooked dishes. Service slightly overwhelmed by number of overlapping guests.

Perfect Place

4.8 on August 22, 2016

We had a great night out in Hanover and returned to a very cozy and comfortable room. Breakfast in the morning was outstanding and we were able to eat early and get on our way back home on our schedule. A great stay!

Lovely stay in convenient location

3.4 on August 02, 2016

I spent one weekday night in the Terra Cotta Room en route to pick up my child from her summer camp in Vermont. The room was large with a welcoming window seat and very comfortable. I also enjoyed a delightful dip in their pond, which I was surprised to learn not many visitors take advantage of for fear of creatures (it's a pond, people!!). Nice, unobtrusive owners and a delicious breakfast with a choice of main course the next day. The Trumbull House is only about 10 minutes from cute downtown Hanover with Dartmouth College, some nice restaurants, shops, etc.

Quaint Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on July 10, 2016

We had a great stay! The food was great, yummy baked goods. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. We will stay here again when we are in the area.

Wonderful B & B

5 on June 15, 2016

Our room was lovely, and the breakfasts were absolutely wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Fantastic B&B

5 on May 04, 2016

Outstanding breakfast. Very comfortable, has everything I needed and more!!

We loved this place!

5 on April 01, 2012

The best B&B we have every stayed at! Our family of three stayed for one night but regret we didn't stay longer. Rooms were beautiful, very clean (felt like we could let the baby play on the floor and carpets), beds comfortable and temperature pleasant. Very quiet, no disturbing fans or any traffic outside. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast - just AMAZING! Cozy house, really felt like a home. Wish we could come back one day!:-)

Quintessential B&B Experience

5 on January 12, 2012

This was the second time my family and I had the pleasure of staying at The Trumbull House. The Pridgen's absolutely beautiful home and fantastic breakfasts were a treat to return to. Kudos to Hilary's daughters, Vicky and Margaret, two lovely and very capable women. But we must say, this time it was Doodle who stole the show! We look forward to our next stay.

A great find in Hanover, NH

4.4 on December 11, 2009

Recommended by a friend and was pleasantly surprised. Stayed three times in the last year and was never disappointed! A fabulous breakfast after and wonderful night's rest! Highly recommend. Will return again.

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Rooms & Rates

Blue Room

An elegant room on the second floor with a beautiful queen-size cherry sleigh bed. The pillow-top mattress is ultra-comfortable and the down pillows and silky smooth all-cotton sheets invite a deep slumber. A down comforter provides extra warmth on cold winter nights. The cherry desk allows a generous work surface and two upholstered side chairs offer comfortable seating. There is a TV/VCR, DVD player, alarm clock radio and high speed wireless Internet. The private bath has a shower only (no bathtub) with thirsty towels and a fluffy bath mat. The pedestal sink is located in the bedroom providing old fashioned charm.

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

The Suite

Grand and glorious, our Suite is on the second floor. The large master bedroom has a king-size bed, a large sitting area, a TV/VCR with DVD player, and a huge desk overlooking the Mink Brook. The bed has a thick pillowtop mattress, silky cotton sheets, down pillows and a down comforter. Facing south, it's sunny and spacious. The sitting room has a large window seat and a twin trundle bed. Made up to look like a sofa with lots of comfy cushions, it's actually two twin beds. The bottom bed slides out from underneath the top bed and pops up to regular height. Both are extra comfy and have silky cotton sheets, down pillows and down comforters. One of the bathrooms has a large tub and a double vanity. The smaller bathroom has a shower. Both have thick thirsty towels, fluffy bathmats and an array of amenities including soaps, shampoos, conditioners and body lotion.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Guest Cottage

Just behind the main house is our Guest Cottage. Sunlit and spacious, the king-size bed has a comfortable pillow-top mattress and silky cotton sheets, a down blanket, and for extra warmth, a down comforter. Big enough for families and cozy enough for a romantic couple, it has the relaxing feel of a summer cottage. The romantic gas fireplace is surrounded by a comfortable sleep sofa and two swivel upholstered airchairs. The sliding glass doors open onto a private deck overlooking the pond. Enjoy snacks and wine in the privacy of your own accommodations with a wet bar, small refrigerator and microwave. High speed wireless Internet extends to the Guest Cottage, and there is a large flat screen TV with DVD player over the fireplace. The bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub/shower combination and double vanity. Thick thirsty towels and fluffy bathmats are there, as well as soaps, shampoos, lotions and more.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Terra Cotta

This lovely large room on the third floor has been painted a soft warm terra cotta color. It's especially inviting when filled with afternoon sunlight as it extends from the front to the back of the house and has western exposure. The queen bed has a comfortable pillow-top mattress and the silky all-cotton sheets will lull you to slumber. The large window seat overlooks the Mink Brook and is the perfect place to cuddle with a good book. If you didn't bring your own, you can choose from the library within the room that contains eclectic titles ranging from a collection of Jack London novels to British History volumes to the latest fiction. The white armoir doubles as a small desk. There is a TV/VCR, alarm clock/radio and high-speed wireless internet access. The private bath has a tub/shower combination, thirsty towels and a fluffy bath mat. The pedestal sink is located in the bedroom providing old fashioned charm. The Terra Cotta Room is large enough to easily add a twin-size cot.

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

Yellow Room

A lovely large room on the third floor room, the Yellow Room extends from the front to the back of the house and has dormers and a large window seat overlooking the Mink Brook. The romantic sleeping alcove contains a comfortable king-size bed. Lots of pillows let you snuggle in, the all-cotton sheets caresse you, and the down comforter keeps you cozy and warm. There are shelves on either side of the bed to hold reading material, the radio/alarm clock and other night-time essentials. During the day a trundle bed serves as a comfortable couch and at night the bottom bed pulls out and pops up to normal height adding two twin size beds to the sleeping configuration. A desk/dressing table provides a good work space for our business guests. There is a TV/VCR and high-speed wireless internet access. The private bath has a tub/shower combination, thirsty towels and a fluffy bath mat. The pedestal sink is located in the main bedroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

White Room

A bright and spacious room on the second floor, the White Room has a queen-size cherry bed and a comfortable sofa that converts to a queen-size bed. Both have silky cotton sheets, down pillows and down comforters. An elegant room, the cherry armoire contains a TV/VCR plus DVD player, easily viewable from the couch or the bed. The built-in desk area has shelves above with assorted reading matter. With windows on three sides , there's always a breeze although we do install a window air-conditioner during the summer months. The large private bath has a large double vanity, plenty of counter space and a lots of mirrors. The tub/shower combination features a curved shower rod making it feel extra spacious.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Business Travel Rate

Business Travel Rate

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

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Location Type

Dartmouth College, Upper Valley, Countryside, Small town


Manchester, NH (MHT) 50 miles miles

Directions to property:

From I-91: Take exit 13 towards Hanover. In 5.1 miles turn right at the "T". We are 0.3 miles on your right. From I-89: Take exit 18 towards Hanover. In 0.7 miles turn right onto Etna Road. In 2.2 miles turn right at fork. We are 0.3 miles on your left. From Dartmouth College: Go east on Wheelock Street for 4 miles. Turn right at "T" onto Etna Road. We are 0.3 miles on your right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Dartmouth College, Shaker Village, Simon Pierce Glassblowing, Hood Museum, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, swimming/ice skating pond, basketball half-court, hills for sledding, trails for cross country skiin, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4 to 9pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is not permitted inside the house.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Infants and children over four are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Babysitting available on premises, by prior arrangement..
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Enjoy our 3 dogs and 3 cats while you're here.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends and during foliage season.
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required to guarantee reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation fourteen or fewer days prior to arrival date results in full charges being levied. Different terms apply mid-week and when the entire house is booked.



Hilary A. Pridgen

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

The Pridgen family enjoys basketball, singing, swimming, and outdoor winter sports. In the winter we enjoy cross country skiing and sledding on our hills, ice skating on the pond, and skiing at the nearby Dartmouth Skiway.

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  • Time Served: Whenever a guest specifies.
  • Serving Location: living room, porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian