Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast

421 State Route 2 , Shelburne, NH 03581 USA (Show map)


A traditional, casual, family owned bed and breakfast in an 1838 Federal style farmhouse located on 5.5 acres in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Surrounded by the White Mountains our B & B offers incredible views of Mt. Washington and the Presidentials, the Androscoggin River, and Reflection Pond. At the entrance to the Mt. Washington Valley we are out of the way but close to everything! Come to play, come to stay, come to getaway from it all - Come Be Pampered! 7 Guest rooms, all with private baths, 2 with whirlpool tubs!



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Such a wonderful host. Fantastic accommodations.

5 on August 31, 2016

My wife and I love to run and hike in the mountains. This area of New Hampshire is a great place to get a lot of mountain hiking in. We happened to find the Mt. Washington B&B online and feel so lucky. It's the perfect place to stay for a few days to relax as you play in the mountains. You will have comfy accommodations and a very friendly host. The bed and breakfast is beautiful, and Mary Ann greeted us at the door with a welcoming smile. The room was cute and comfortable, and also private. Our room had its own bathroom and a separate living room with a couch and TV off of the bedroom. Our first morning, we were waking up before regular breakfast, so Mary Ann had coffee and muffins waiting for us before our early departure. The second morning, she made the most delicious french toast. I can't say enough about how amazing of a host Mary Ann is. She's so friendly, and she went out of her way multiple times to make sure we were very comfortable. I even left a watch behind after we left and she shipped it to our home. If we are ever back in New Hampshire, we will certainly be staying here again.

anniversary visit

5 on June 11, 2016

Our children sent us to the Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast for our 25th wedding anniversary. This gift came after years and years of traveling by saying we would one day stay there! We could have not asked for a better gift. The atmosphere is charming. The rooms are clean and beautiful decorated. The breakfasts are delicious, and Mary Anne is a friendly, easy going host. We have already booked out next stay. You should book your visit now!

A taste of New Hampshire

5 on November 23, 2015

This was our 1st B&B experience in New England, and it more than met our expectations! We stayed in the Chickadee Room and enjoyed its comfort and privacy. I like being in historical places, and Mt. Washington B&B, having been a stage coach stop, filled the bill. We found Mary Ann to be an excellent hostess, providing helpful information and conversation when we wanted it, and absolutely delicious food. Wish we could have stayed longer, but our itinerary meant we only had time for 'a taste'.

First B & B

5 on October 12, 2015

This was our first time staying in a Bed and Breakfast. We were greeting by Mary Ann with fresh brownies for the two of us. She showed us around a bit and then to our room. The room was perfect! Everything was decorated with such charm. I even loved the little layers of wallpaper in the corner showing all the years of the different wallpaper designs. Every room was unique and very clean. The bed was incredibly comfortable. Breakfast consisted of pumpkin French toast and was very delicious! If ever in the area again I would definitely return again. Thanks Mary Ann.

Like staying at my Favorite's Aunt's home

5 on August 30, 2015

My boyfriend and I loved staying in Mary Ann's home! If you're looking to keep to yourself and be uninterrupted, keep looking... You are treated like family here! Personalized suggestions for places to go and things to do, access to super-secret coupons and discounts at local attractions, amazing home cooked breakfasts and evening snacks, but best of all was that feeling of coming home to your favorite Auntie who wanted to hear all about your day! Mary Ann and her dad are funny, sweet, innkeepers who have never met a stranger. Easy to find with quick access to local conveniences. Thanks Mary Ann! See you soon!

Cosy B&B we felt at home

4.0 on March 25, 2015

We had a very nice stay in Mary Anne's house. She' s a very good host....she made the best pancakes we've ever tried. Unfortunately, our stay was short, we hope we can come back in the future. We saw during breakfast very interesting little birds, we had never seen before...We can't remember their name

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your lovely review. Perchance were the little bird the Chipping Sparrow?

Trip to Mont Washington

4.6 on August 23, 2014

Si vous avez dans vos plans d'aller au Mont Washington, je vous suggère FORTEMENT de vous arrêter au Mt. Washington B&B... Mary Ann est une hôtesse hors pair.. Vraiment... un MUST... for sure!!! ;o). Un gros merci y Ann pour votre accueil.. votre grande générosité.. et votre beau sourire .. ;o)..

Innkeeper Response
Merci bien!

Friendly and comfortable

4.6 on July 01, 2014

We had a very nice stay at the Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast. The house was charming and comfortable and the innkeeper Mary Ann was very friendly. We slept well, ate well, and had a terrific visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review - glad you enjoyed your stay!

Bicknell's Thrush tour

5 on June 19, 2014

We came for the Bicknell's Thrush tour. Mary Ann checked the time for us, and prepared a very good breakfast-to-go. We returned after the early morning tour up Mt Washington (got the bird!) to an even better full breakfast. We spent the rest of the day doing more birding and touring the area, eventually returning to a comfortable room, a good night's sleep, and another great breakfast. Mary Ann is a friendly, helpful host.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure having you stay and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.

New England Charm

4.4 on September 23, 2013

The Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast was such a special treat for us. The inn is quaint and the service excellent. MaryAnn, the Inn Keeper, is a fantastic cook; breakfast was out of this world. Location is good for summer and winter sports. Sarah and William B.

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Rooms & Rates

Bald Eagle Suite

The Bald Eagle Suite is one of our Deluxe Suites. It has a sitting room, Queen sized 4 poster bed in the bedroom and full bath with whirlpool tub. The Suite is in the front of the house facing the West with views of Mt. Washington, Mt. Madison, and Mt. Adams. The sitting room has a tv/vcr/dvd for movie viewing. We offer a complimentary movie library.

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

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Location Type

National Forest, Ski Area, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Mt. Washington, White Mountains National Forest, Mt. Washington Auto Road, Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, Wildcat Mountain, Sunday River, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fireplace, Movie library, Telephone , Whirlpool scents, shower/bath scents, Movie library

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching

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  • Check In:: 4:00PM or later
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking in B & B or near any open windows!
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Young children must be supervised by parents
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Sorry, in consideration of allergies no pets.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night over weekend, 3-night during holidays and foliage periods
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit
  • Cancellations: My guestrooms are few in number so ample notification of cancellation required. If 14 days prior to date of arrival is given a refund of deposit minus $25 fee will be made. If less than 14 days refund minus $25 will be given only if able to re-rent room. Deposit is forfeit if notice is given with 3 days notice or less (includes changes made after arrival). If no show you will be held responsible for balance.



Mary Ann Mayer

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Mary Ann is a former Psychiatric Social Worker from Long Island. Her favorite hobbies are photographing nature (moose in particular), quilting, and baking. The B & B is decorated with many of her photographs and quilts. Other hobbies include hiking, bird watching, travel, kayaking on Reflection Pond, music, reading, and meeting new people and learning new things.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Low Carb, Organic Ingredients

Signature Dish

Cinnamon Stuffed French toast
Cinnamon Bread stuffed with cream cheese and maple carmelized walnuts and then prepared as French toast. Served with warm Maple Syrup - decadently delicious!



Special Package

Quilters Workshops & Getaways

Join us for our Mystery Quilt Package! It's a mystery! Check in Friday to home baked goodies in your rooms. If you haven't purchased your material for the class yet arrive early and head down to The Quilt Shop at the Vac N' Sew in North Conway. On your way back to the B & B you will find many restaurants where you can enjoy a nice dinner. Saturday morning Mary Ann will prepare a yummy breakfast. After breakfast the mystery begins! Mary Ann will lead you step by step until you have solved the mystery and you have a completed quilt top to bring home and finish. If you need assistance - never fear Mary Ann is here. Saturday afternoon we'll break for a lunch prepared by Mary Ann. Saturday evening, after solving the mystery, you can choose to dine as a group in nearby Gorham or to head out on your own. Sunday we'll wrap up the weekend with another yummy breakfast and a surprise keepsake of your weekend! Mystery Quilting Package includes: 2 nights lodging, Saturday's Quilt class, a hearty hot breakfast each morning, afternoon baked goodies and tea, and a lunch made by Mary Ann on Saturday. You will be sent a list of tools needed to solve the mystery about a month before the class. Rates start at $190 - single occupancy $260 - double occupancy Rates do not include applicable taxes or gratuity.

Quilters Workshops & Getaways

Learn to Quilt Weekend! Always wanted to learn to quilt but were too intimidated? Join us for our "Quilting A to Z" Weekend - a fun weekend learning the basics of quilting with Mary Ann. I've been quilting for since 1999 and have taken many quilting classes over the years. I will teach you everything from how to use a rotary cutter to how to put the binding on to finish your project. Check in Friday to home baked goodies and tea or hot chocolate and join other beginning quilters for this fun weekend. You will be emailed a list of items you need to bring with you - or arrive early Friday and head over to the Quilt Shop at the Vac N' Sew in North Conway to pick up supplies - their friendly and knowledgable staff will help! Saturday morning Mary Ann will prepare her Blueberry Crumble French Toast. After breakfast the quilting begins! If you need assistance - never fear Mary Ann is here. Saturday afternoon we'll break for a lunch prepared by Mary Ann and then continue on to finish our quilt project. If you need any assistance on Sunday morning, Mary Ann will be available after breakfast. Learn to Quilt Package includes: 2 nights lodging, Quilt class, a hearty hot breakfast each morning, afternoon baked goodies and tea, lunch made by Mary Ann on Saturday, and a special momento to remember your weekend. Rates start at $190 - single occupancy $240 - double occupancyRates start at

Quilters Workshops & Getaways

UFO Weekend! Join me in a weekend to finish off a UFO! Check in Friday to aliens in your room (cookies of course!) - early if you'd like and take a trip to the Quilt Shop in North Conway for any supplies you need to finish off your UFO. Saturday you'll wake to freshly brewed coffee, fresh fruit, Maple Walnut Pancakes, and your choice of breakfast meat. After breakfast we'll begin. We'll enjoy a day of quilting and chatting with other quilters. We'll take a break for some lunch then head back in to quilt away. When you are finished feel free to explore shops in Gorham and then head out to dinner. Hopefully before you leave on Sunday you'll have finished off a UFO. Saturday morning Mary Ann will prepare her Maple Walnut Pancakes. After breakfast the quilting begins! If you need assistance - never fear Mary Ann is here. Saturday afternoon we'll break for a lunch prepared by Mary Ann and then continue on to finish our quilt project. UFO Package includes: 2 nights lodging, a hearty hot breakfast each morning, afternoon baked goodies and tea/coffee, space to quilt, and lunch Saturday afternoon. Rates start at $185 - single occupancy $240 - double occupancy

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