Colony House

104 West Street , Keene, NH 03431 USA (Show map)


Built in 1819, the federal-style brick home offers rare accommodations to business travelers and tourists year-round. Situated in Keene’s downtown historic district, the house is listed on the National Historic Register and was selected for a New Hampshire Preservation Award in 2005 for excellence in restoration. Based on independent reviews, the Colony House was selected as a "Best of New England" winner by for fine accommodations, amenities, hospitality and service. Located within easy walking distance of the theatre, shops, colleges, restaurants and parks, the Colony House welcomes visitors to this distinctive destination. Guests are treated to an expansive continental breakfast, exquisite amenities including fine linens and china, elegant art and antique furnishings, as well as comfortable contemporary conveniences.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Very nice

5 on July 11, 2016

I have stayed here fro a whole month now and planning to stay further all the people at colony house are so goo Joslin, Lisa , Colony all of them take a very good care of all the guest present . I loved staying here during my internship.Colony house is a very nice place to stay. I will definitely recommend this place to stay if you are visiting keen of near by places.

Best Accomodations in Keene

5 on March 15, 2016

I've been a long term guest since last October, staying several nights a week. You could not ask for a more comfortable, friendly, warm and accommodating place to stay. The hosts attend to your needs, perfectly, but don't much privacy as you want, you'll get it...I literally feel like I'm an honorary family member! I recommend this B & B, highly. Paula M

Beautiful B&B!

5 on October 28, 2015

Beautiful B&B with wonderful hosts!

Great Downtown Location

4.4 on October 27, 2015

Lovingly restored antique B & B right in downtown area and walking distance to Keene state college. Very comfortable and clean! Nancy P

A Gem

4.4 on October 23, 2015

Bright, clean, friendly, well located, all with an exceptional breakfast. What else could a visitor ask?

Colony House in April

4.6 on June 02, 2015

Wonderful! Adorable house within walking distance of downtown. Great breakfast. Joslin & Lisa- amazingly friendly.

Last minute getaway

4.8 on April 15, 2015

What a wonderful place! Lisa was so nice and helpful! Great food and room. Thank you for a pleasant getaway.

Florence Hudson

5 on April 02, 2015

The inn was wonderful, walking distance to town and the innkeeper was soooo accomodating!

Wonderful guest house!

5 on February 11, 2015

I came to Keene to run the Keene Marathon. I chose the Colony House after seeing it online and speaking to the owner. This house is wonderful! It's inviting, the staff is warm and welcoming, the rooms are clean and comfortable. I felt completely at home here. The staff goes out of their way to make sure the guests feel at home, and they even prepared me a pre-marathon breakfast and left it for me the night before the marathon. What incredible client service! Love this place. I will definitely stay here again the next time I visit Keene. Hopefully, I will be in town someday for the Pumpkin Festival!

Excelleny 2 night stay in Keene,NH

4.0 on October 22, 2014

We stayed at the Colony House. Beautiful room and amenities. Wonderful breakfast included. Owner Joslin was very nice and gave us a tour of her home!

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Rooms & Rates

Hannah Taylor Room

Lovely and quaint this room features original fireplace (for use with candle insert only) queen size bed, private bath with shower stall

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $175

Charlotte Whitcomb Room

This bright room features original fireplace (for use with candle insert only), private bath with tub/shower, queen bed

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $175

Emeline Joslin Room

Quiet and serene this room features a king size bed and private bath with tub/shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $175

William Kimball Room

Suite style with sitting area and en suite bath with shower stall. Bedroom features queen bed

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $175

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Manchester, NH (MHT) 65 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 3 colleges; local baseball teams, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi , Pantry w/refrigerator, mircowave, toaster, Guest living room & TV room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm or later
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Not generally suitable for young children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On certain weekends, 2 night minimum.
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card to hold room
  • Cancellations: As much advance notice as possible appreciated
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Joslin Kimball Frank

Languages spoken

High School French, English

Resident Pets

2 cats not in B&B

About the innkeepers

Historical preservation Golfing Hiking

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Expansive Continental

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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