Dexter's Inn

258 Stagecoach Road , Sunapee, NH 03782 USA (Show map)


Dexter’s Inn is a special country resort-inn, blessed with an idyllic setting on a 20-acre estate, in the lovely and unhurried Lake Sunapee region. Our hilltop location, which features magnificent views of Mount Sunapee, Mount Kearsarge, and the surrounding countryside, provides a private, peaceful and relaxing backdrop for your visit. In addition to our award-winning location, we are known for our many on-site amenities which include two tennis courts, swimming pool, walking trails, lawn games, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, game room, and library. We are only minutes from the Mount Sunapee ski area, three golf courses and Lake Sunapee, which offers fishing, boating and swimming. Shopping and cultural activities are also available nearby. We are conveniently located just 100 miles from Boston, 30 miles from Dartmouth College and 10 miles from Colby-Sawyer College.




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  • Guest room3.5
  • Service4.1
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness3.5
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Beautiful Inn

2.8 on March 25, 2016

Very Beautiful Inn was surprised not to see a TV in the bedroom , didn't realize there was only 1 in the livingroom area where everyone could gather. It was a very pleasant stay and very homey.

Wonderful wedding weekend!!!

5 on October 03, 2013

We just had our daughter's wedding at the Inn and it was fabulous! We could not have asked for anything better. The view is to die for and the accomodations were wonderful. We had the whole place to ourselves and the staff was very attentive and we never wanted for anything. Breakfast was delicious. Atmosphere is cozy. I would highly recommend Dexter's Inn for a wedding or any other occasion! Going to find time to visit again next summer to relax and take in that breathtaking view!

Run down but beautiful setting

1.8 on June 25, 2012

Although the inn is in a beautiful setting, it is in need of a good facelift and cleaning... there were spider webs everywhere. From the entrance area which was dark and dingsy, to the dining room where the dark vinyl table clothes felt like we were at a take out resturaunt. The overgrown shrubs blocked the view of the mountains at breakfast and the fruit salad was not fresh and was served both days. Our bathroom tub seemed to have dryed spilled paint in it and the bedspread was soiled with face makeup.

Relaxing Weekend Getaway

3.4 on March 17, 2012

Very relaxing weekend. Innkeepers were very welcoming and accommodating. Enjoyed snowshoeing for the first time. Great time!

Peaceful getaway

4.4 on October 22, 2009

Dexter's Inn has a beautiful location on top of a hill overlooking the lake. The grounds are lovely and there are trails through the woods for walking. The gardens are really pretty too. The service was excellent. John was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. The room was large, comfortable and clean. We just wish we had time to enjoy another night on our tour of New England.

best place to unwind

4.6 on September 14, 2009

i was very impressed by all the things that were readily available to us. from tennis to badmittion to hiking,swimming,suffleboard.horseshoes to a very nice game room. excellent food,and service

Great Family Vacation Spot

3.6 on August 25, 2009

We greatly enjoyed our stay. John and his crew are terrific hosts and there are ample opportunities just to sit back and relax in a beautiful setting. Breakfast is terrific.

A great spot for relaxation.

3.8 on August 24, 2009

I was not disappointed - at all. A perfectly lovely location, comfortable room, excellent breakfasts to begin each day - I recommend the fantastic blueberry pancakes. Just the right amount of activities-nice pool, tennis, and playing shuffelboard is great fun. Many trails to hike. A perfect vacation for our family of 12 to relax and loosen -up and have fun together. Leigh J. Luedtke

Dexter's Inn, wonderful

4.8 on August 23, 2009

My family had a family vaca at Dexter's Inn this past week. It was perfect for all ages. The kids and adults played tennis, croquet, shuffleboard. The breakfasts are divine. Order the blueberry pancakes if you're there when Blueberries are in season. John, the innkeeper is extremely accomodating. Beautiful grounds. I may go back this winter for cross country skiing!

Perfect in everyway!

4.0 on August 23, 2009

We just got home from a week at Dexter's Inn. Our first Family Reunion! It was absolutely the perfect place for all of us. There were 12 of us - 8 adults and 4 children. We rented the large 2 bedroom house which is where the "families" with children stayed. It became our central gathering and eating place! We grilled everyday, sandwiched and salads for lunch, dined outside on the tables and chairs provided and enjoyed wine and company. We rented three of the smaller rooms in the buiilding with the gameroom barn. We only left Dexter's two times in a week! We enjoyed the lake dinner cruise and also late night ice cream downtown. The breakfast every morning was a highlight! Rolph is a fabulous cook and server and has a great personality. We looked forward to him every morning as well as our blueberry pancakes et al. !!! John was a very good host - never hovered but always there when we needed a sewing kit, map, large serving bowls and utensils from the Inn's kitchen! The pool, tennis courts, shuffle board, croquet, hiking trails and gardens were wonderful. The reading room in the main Inn had alot of great books if that's what you're into. The complimentary soaps and bathsalts and lotion were really high quality...that reminds me...I want to contact John and get some more! We met another couple with thir son from Switzerland and invited them to eat with us. Much fun. Then an older retired English Professor from Mass. joined us with his bottle of bourbon one night for cocktails! Everyone in our group enjoyed the entire stay and everything that Dexter's had to offer. We hope to go again. It was a true vacation...and a true joy. (if you're looking for high speed internet connection - forget about it! - but we didn't miss it a bit)

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Rooms & Rates

Holly House

The Holly House Cottage is a 2 bedroom house complete with full kitchen, living room, fireplace, and screened in porch. It is great for large families, two couples, or as the gathering place for a small family reunion.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 4 Twin

Nightly Rate: $400 - $300

Main Inn

Main Inn

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath



  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Gale Condo

Gale Condo

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

One Full-Size Bed Room

Cute room with one double bed and private bathroom with shower/tub on the second floor of the main inn building. Free wireless internet. No pets allowed in this room.

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

Inn King-Size Bed Room

Popular room with king-size bed and private bathroom in the Main Inn building. Free wireless internet. No pets allowed in this room.

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

Two Twin Beds

Cute room with two single beds and private bathroom. Free wireless internet. No pets allowed in this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Annex King-Size Bed Room

Located in Annex building (across the street from the inn) with a king-size bed, private bathroom, air-conditioning. Pets allowed for $10 extra per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $110 - $165

Smallest, Cheapest Room

Smallest room. One double bed and private bathroom. Free wireless internet. No pets allowed in this room.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $135

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains


Manchester, NH (MHT) 45 miles

Directions to property:

North on I-89 from Boston, MA to exit 12. Then left on rte 11 for 5.5 miles to left onto Winn Hill Road and then 2.0 miles to inn. From I-91 north from Brattleboro,VT get off at exit 8 and go east to Claremont,N.H. Take rte 103/11 to Newport and on the eastern side of Newport rte 103 splits right. Take that for 100 yds and turn left up Young Hill Road for 1.5 miles to the inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Dinner Cruise, Simon Pierce Glass Factory, Dorr Woolen Mill Store, New London Barn Playhouse, The Fells Nature preserve, St Gaudens Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , 3 tennis courts, game room, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, lawn games, swimming pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Hairdryer

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Volleyball, Badmitten, Shuffleboard, Board Games, Basketball, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes All ages welcome. Parents responsible for behavior.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Babysitting available with sufficient advance notice.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $10 day/in certain rooms only
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on certain weekends unless 1 night available
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One or two nights room charges (depending upon length of stay)
  • Cancellations: 7 days prior to arrival. Group & special events may have cancellation policy of 14 days or longer.
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John Augustine

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  • Time Served: 7 am to 9 or 10 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict, Belgian Waffles, Blueberry Pancakes

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