Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast

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

About

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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Overall
4.5

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

American hospitality at its best

4.4 on December 09, 2016

We stayed only for one night and highly enjoyed the special traditional atmosphere and the warm hospitality of Mary Ann.


Quaint and comfortable

5 on December 09, 2016

Mary Ann is a terrific host and an excellent cook. She was very entertaining and informative during our first evening and breakfast (the apple fritter french toast is delicious!). We only stayed for 1 night but it was a wonderful experience. The bed was comfortable and the shower hot and had good water pressure. This sounds trivial but are both very important during a hiking expedition in 40 degree weather.


Great experience.

5 on December 08, 2016

Very gracious hostess, knowledgeable about the area.


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


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)..


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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

Location Type

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

Airport

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

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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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Policies

  • 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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mary Ann Mayer

Languages spoken

English

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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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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!


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Special Package

Bicknell's Thrush Package

Mt. Washington is Bicknell's Thrushone of two Bicknell's thrush habitats in the northeastern US. The Mt. Washington Auto Road offers Bicknell's Thrush Tours, offering a wonderful opportunity to see these rare birds. Join the Mt Washington Auto Road on a guided Bicknell's Thrush tours on May 28, June 3, 6, 8, or 16, 2017 to look for the Bicknell's Thrush. We will be offering an "Early Birders" To Go Breakfast on those mornings to take with you on your birding adventure - with the option of joining us for our hearty hot breakfast after you are done - served between 8am and 9:30am. Tours depart at 5:30 and you need to be there by 5:15 - Mary Ann wants to get you there on time! Early Birder Catches the Bicknell's Thrush Package: Includes 2-nights lodging, an early birder to go breakfast, our hearty hot breakfast when you return from your Bicknell's Thrush Tour, to go coffee/tea/hot chocolate and a snack, tickets for The Mt. Washington Auto Road's Bicknell's Thrush Tour, and home baked goodies and beverages in the afternoon. Rates start at $300 for 2 people. Rates do not include applicable taxes or gratuity.

Hike The Whites Package

Hike the Whites Package: Spend the day hiking any of the numerous trails in the White Mountains while staying with us. Afternoon home baked goodies await your arrival. As you relax for the evening review the trail you plan to hike in your copy of the AMC Hiking Guide to the Whites (maps included). Then after a good night's sleep Mary Ann will make you a breakfast to fuel your day. She'll also pack you a lunch, a snack, and some of our homemade granola to keep you energized during your hike in a thermal lunch bag with a freezer pack to keep it cold on your way. Fill your re-useable water bottle before you depart, then you'll be off to a fun filled day hiking one of the many trails in the area. Hike the Whites Package includes: 2 nights lodging for 2, a hearty hot breakfast to fuel your day, afternoon baked goodies and beverages, lunch & snack packed in a thermal lunch sack, re-useable water bottle, and a copy of the AMC Hiking Guide to the Whites. The water bottle and hiking guidebook are yours to keep! Rates start at $230 Rates do not include applicable taxes or gratuity. Family and longer stay packages available.

Bed, Breakfast, and Birds Package

Bird Watcher? The White Mountains offer a plethora of opportunities year-round for Bird Watching! From birds who make the White Mountains and Mt. Washington Valley their year-round home to migratory birds. Mary Ann will guide you to areas known for bird watching and provide you with a box lunch and snack! In the Spring enjoy the return of Bluebirds, Robins, Indigo Buntings, Cedar Waxwings, Woodpeckers - including the Pileated Woodpecker. The Hummingbirds return to our feeders around Mid-May and entertain all with their aerial antics until they depart in Mid-September. In May the Ospreys return to nest and hunt at the Pontook Dam and along the Androscoggin River. Bald Eagles hunt regularly along the Androscoggin River behind the B & B. Pondicherry Wildlife Reserve is not far from the B & B and offers a quiet, relaxing walk to observe a wide variety of birds. Bed, Breakfast & Birds includes: 2-nights lodging, a hearty hot breakfast each morning (a to-go breakfast for those who wish to head out before the crack of dawn), a brown bag lunch and snack, a re-useable water bottle to take home with you, and a map of Pondicherry - Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge. Rates start at $200 and do not include applicable taxes or gratuity.

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