The Inn of the Tartan Fox

350 Old Homestead Highway , Swanzey, NH 03446 USA (Show map)


The Tartan Fox Inn at The Meadmere is a Country Manor House located less than 10 minutes from Keene, giving you a rural setting while being close to shopping, restaurants, colleges, theater, hiking, bike trails. Four comfy rooms, each with a private bath, so you won't be sharing with other guests. They are decorated with Scottish Tartans, a different plaid for each room. This is the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire and is the perfect location for exploring surrounding towns and neighboring Vermont and Massachusetts. The inn has cable TV, wireless internet access for your computer and off street parking. With close ties to the local community, Mike has recently taken over the Inn. Local events, fun and frolicking in Keene is just min away!. Fresh eggs for your breakfast and homemade scones with jam are a separate food group! We can also accommodate special diets, such as gluten free with advance notice. Just let us know so your trip will be memorable, right down to the food. Our location gives you a nice country feel, yet you are only minutes to downtown Keene. We love gardening, but in our own way. You won't find rows of flowers lined up like soldiers, I take a more free hand approach. Volunteers grow where they pop up, weeds are pulled, and we try to have habitat that caters to our many species of song birds. The Meadmere Home is a gorgeous older structure that was built in 1832 and most recently housed the studio of Norma Stafford, an artistic icon to the Keene area. We enjoy keeping that tradition by maintaining a local artisan gift shoppe on the premises that showcases local Monadnock artistry.



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

Awesome weekend

5 on June 25, 2018

It was an awesome bed and breakfast. The owners were amazing and kind. Breakfast was outstanding. Can't wait to go there again for a weekend visit

Awesome Location close to Keene NH

5 on June 13, 2018

Thank you for a wonderful stay at your lovely Inn, we loved the great breakfast, the scuffins were delicious, thanks again, Flora

If you want to feel at home with terrific food pick the Tartan Fox

5 on March 18, 2017

My partner and father and I were touring New England. Unexpectedly there was a large blizzard during our stay at the Tartan Fox which kept us inside far more than we would have planned. The owners were so accommodating and thoughtful and went to every effort to ensure our trip was not ruined by the unexpected weather. It was beautiful surrounded by snow with a roaring fire and plenty of snacks and drinks. The owners made dinner for us and it was terrific, this is going above and beyond for any B&B I have ever stayed in, and is typical of the extra care and professionalism of the Tartan Fox. Our room was very comfortable, great fireplace and bathtub, and breakfasts were 3 course and superb. I cannot rate this B&B any higher it was truly the highlight of our trip and we also really enjoyed the area and the beautiful snow! Thank you for a terrific experience, I recommend the Tartan Fox to anyone staying in the area, it's ideally located, the food is exceptional as is the service and atmosphere, you feel at home instantly, great value. Do go!

A relaxing place to stay

5 on August 19, 2014

While one might not be impressed by the exterior of this inn, once you get inside, you will change your mind. It is a nice place. On the first floor is the dining area and a large comfortable living room with a big fireplace. Very relaxing place to read or enjoy a board game. Our room was on the second floor and was clean, comfortable and tastily decorated. The bed was very comfortable and because of the pleasant weather, we slept with our windows open. The owners are excellent hosts and provided filling, yet delicious breakfasts during our weekend stay. So filling that we were able to skip lunch. If, when you arrive, you are not greeted right away, just read the sign and follow the string. It is a fun way to find your room.

No Better place to stay - 5 minutes to Keene

4.8 on March 10, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Inn this past weekend. We were there for a weekend away from the Boston. The Inn is a very large antiquw home taht had all of the charm you would look for in a B&B. Michael's breakfasts were outstanding and kept us full until mid afternoon!!. We especially loved the scones!! The room was very clean the gas fireplace took the chill off the room in the evening. We will definately be back!!

Lovely B&B

5 on August 09, 2013

The Inn of the Tartan Fox is charming and comfortable! My husband and I loved the peacefulness of the surrounding area and the beauty of this early 1900s Inn. Our hosts, Wayne and Megan made a delicious breakfast and were personable and down to earth. Great place for a week-end getaway!

We love The Inn of the Tartan Fox!!

5 on January 01, 2012

My husband and I have had the pleasure of staying at The Inn of the Tartan Fox twice now and just had to let everyone know what a pleasant experience it is to stay there. Owners Meg & Wayne are so accommodating while allowing their guests privacy ... the rooms are clean and fresh, the beds super comfortable, and the breakfasts gourmet and delicious. It is very close to Keene, NH, and Keene State College. Between the authentic New England home atmosphere and satisfying breakfasts, it is by far more comfortable and enticing than any "big box" hotel in the area. If you want to rest, relax and eat very well, this is the B&B of choice in the region. We love it and are looking forward to more visits in the future.

always the best!

5 on November 07, 2011

Have been staying at this INN for several years and they never have failed to serve the best of everything, food, accomodations and graciousness.

Wonderful Experience

5 on August 19, 2011

What a wonderful Inn! We had a beautiful, clean, well-equipped room and Meg is a great hostess. The breakfast was delicious, and Meg had no problem accommodating my wife's food allergies. It rained most of the time that we were there so we didn't get a chance to walk around the gardens but what we could see was beautiful. I look forward to a return visit.

Cozy Inn

4.4 on February 01, 2010

This is a very nice inn. The room was very comfortable and clean, and breakfast was very good. The only complaint I have was the inability of this inn to accommodate a child. They only allow 2 guests per room, no cots available. (Luckily, we were able to arrange for our child to stay with family in the area.)

Innkeeper Response
Children over 12 can be accommodated in two of the larger rooms, we don't use cots, but set up a twin bed for a third person. This guest indicated that their child would be staying with family so he could visit cousins. They were looking forward to some time to themselves. We are sorry they were disappointed.

- Innkeeper (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Manor Room

Comfy Queen Bed, Private bath with Shower and heated floor. This is our largest room. Located on the second floor with a lovely overlook of the spacious acreage the home sits on. This room can accommodate two separate sleepers as there is a twin bed available when needed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $130 - $150

Terrace Room

This spacious room has a Queen bed, separate Bathroom with heated marble floors. This room is Handicapped accessible, with a huge Shower. The only room on the first floor it is quiet and comfy with secure outside access if desired.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $150

Blackwatch Room

Room has a comfortable Double bed, private bath with heated marble floors, on the second floor. The room is quiet and comfortable with TV, Wireless internet and other amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $125

Stewart Room

Queen sized bed. Bathroom is private with heated marble floors. All the comfortable amenities you expect, including cable TV, wireless internet and more.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $140

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Location Type

Rural New Hampshire, Countryside, Small town


Manchester, NH (MHT) 55 miles

Directions to property:

At the corner of NH route 101 and NH route 12 Go one mile south on route 12, bear right on route 32. The Inn of the Tartan Fox is 1.7 miles on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Covered bridges, Mt. Monadnock, Historic New England villages, Antioch Graduate School, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Piano

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Hiking, Antiquing, Auctions, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 to 9 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay on weekends in summer and fall
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A valid credit card number or one night's stay paid in advance will hold your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received 7 days before the start of the reservation and are subject to a $10.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 7 days of the arrival date will be charged for the nights reserved unless the room is rented to another guest.
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Michael And Liza Habiby

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Mike is a gourmet and gourmand, specializing in scrumptious breakfasts that delight the palate. Hailing from the world of Corporate Marketing and Sales, his personal charm brings a renewed excitement to the Inn.

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  • Time Served: Between 8 and 10am
  • Serving Location: Sunroom, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Lactose free, Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict Extraordinaire
Handmade Hollandaise lovingly poured over poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and English Muffin. The Hollandaise is made to a old family recipe and is smooth and rich. Served with fresh or baked fruit depending on the season, and home baked muffins and scones, our signature breakfast is just one of many great Breakfast sensations at the Tartan Fox.

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