Welch Mountain Chalet

140 Judges Road , Thornton, NH 03285 USA (Show map)
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Welch Mountain Chalet is located on Welch Mountain in the National Forest of the NH White Mountains. Is is 5 miles from the Waterville Valley ski area. Welch Dickey hiking/Nordic skiing and snow shoeing trails are adjacent to the property with other trail heads nearby. The crystal clear Mad River offering swimming, fishing and kayaking is within walking distance. Enjoy the bonfire pit, super bright stars and the truly gourmet breakfast.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Welch Welcome

5 on October 06, 2017

We had a lovely stay at the Welch Mountain Chalet. It's really tucked in the wilderness off the beaten path, making it quaint, cozy and private. John and Mary were very pleasant hosts, being available when needed but giving us complete privacy otherwise. They contacted us a few days before we arrived to ask what we wanted for breakfast. The homemade meal they prepared was beyond expectation! I would definitely return to this B&B!

Great Hideaway Chalet

5 on July 15, 2016

Wonderful hosts and best homemade breakfasts around! An apple pancake 1st day and frittata plus potatoe latkes 2nd day. Always served with muffins and fruit and juice, coffee. Keurig coffee in room along with brownies or cookies. This BnB hosts 1 suite and a 2nd small bed for additional family member. Klaus their german shepherd is a wonderful dog, always chasing chipmunks. Suite consists of bedroom with fireplace, separate sitting room with 2 sofas, tv, and double sink bathroom and shower. All is very clean and modern.

EXCELLENT value - wonderful hosts!

4.8 on October 17, 2015

First of all, the house is a work of love, most of the interior finishes have been done by John and his wife. It was extraordinarily clean, the bathroom was modern and super clean. The pictures do not do any justice to the home. It was very nice to walk in to a clean and comfortable bedroom, cookies on the side tables, and a coffeemaker within reach of the bed. John met with us, told us a little bit about himself and his wife, and asked us what we were up to, so he could help us plan our trip to be as wonderful as possible. He recommended a restaurant that was about a 5 minute drive (excellent food, by the way) and asked when we'd like to have breakfast. We woke up to john knocking on the suite door, and breakfast was served for us to take into our bedroom and eat at the table. I can not possible say enough about how good breakfast was. Muffins, fresh juice, fresh fruit, and a HUGE strata that was clearly just finished baking. I don't know how to explain this find. It was a wonderful place to stay, whether you want to relax in a nice room and read, or just need a place to sleep and shower, its clearly worth what you're paying (which is not much!) I wish we could have stayed longer! And for hikers, there's a trail (slightly strenuous, 4.5 miles) that goes up Welch and Dickey mountains that is walking distance from the house, but has a parking lot as well. Let John know you'll be hiking for the day and he will take care of you with a good breakfast to get you started. Can't say enough good things! If you can't find a bad review it's because there isn't a bad thing to say about it!

Lovely stay at Welsh Mountain Chalet

4.0 on July 17, 2015

Peaceful setting, comfortable accommodations, friendly hosts including Claus the German Shepard and breakfast was delicious. Will certainly return if opportunity arises.

Come for the Mountains, Stay for the Breakfasts

5 on July 06, 2015

Seriously, these will be the largest, tastiest breakfasts you've ever eaten, anywhere, at any price...and these just happen to be free...or else the lodging is free, not sure which! The food is also farm to table, with the obvious exceptions of orange juice and other similar type items. Other Chalet perks: very knowledgeable, enthusiastic hosts; a remote, private yet easily accessible location; a significant trailhead within walking distance of the property; and, lots of birds and wildlife.

Excellent B&B

5 on February 13, 2013

John and Mary were excellent hosts during our recent two-night stay. The Chalet is tucked away, yet close to everything the Waterville Valley offers. Breakfasts were nothing short of excellent; one certainly won't leave hungry! A great experience overall and we'll certainly be back for another stay if we're in the area again!

A perfect get away

5 on October 17, 2012

What a beautiful, clean and cozy chalet! My husband and I were visiting the area specifically to look at property to purchase for a vacation home. We couldn't have ended up in a better place. John and Mary were kind and welcoming. Breakfast was abundantly delicious and we truly enjoyed the warm hospitality that the inn keepers had to offer.

Amazing B&B

5 on August 27, 2012

John & Mary did an outstanding job with their B&B, it is quite the little gem! We loved staying here, and wished we would have stayed longer. The location is such a beautiful area, and the accommodations are wonderful. John and Mary have done a great job with the rooms, with attention to details from the heater in the bathroom to the Keurig in the bedroom. The breakfast was unbelievable, we were so stuffed we skipped lunch. We took our two little girls with us, and they were welcomed (which is hard to find in B&Bs). We all really enjoyed our stay, and hope to return some day!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review.

- John and Mary (innkeeper)


5 on August 19, 2012

We were drawn to the charm of this B& B when we first saw the place. Then we discovered the bonus, John & Mary are delightful as host & hostess. We were treated as the"Special Guests". Breakfast was delicious and beyond our expectations! We will definitely be returning to this B & B!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much. We appreciate it.

- John and Mary (innkeeper)

Wedding in New Hampshire

5 on August 26, 2011

We found this B&B (really a full service resort!) in Trip Adviser and really got lucky. The hosts, John and Mary couldn't have been more accommodating, friendly and genuinely interested in our comfort and our visit in general. The breakfasts are worth the price of the visit on their own. They grow most of their own fruits and vegetables, and make delicious preserves. We had a walk before breakfast around their B&B, in a totally secluded section just off the road to Waterville Valley. The scenery is magnificent! Lots of suggestions on what to see and do, and where to eat, for dinner, we couldn't eat lunch, too much awesome food for breakfast.

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Rooms & Rates

Cedar Suite

There are two bedrooms in the suite - one with a queen bed and one with a full size bed. The single/double occupancy rate of $130 pertains to the queen bedroom. If the second bedroom is utilized a charge of $30 per adult pertains or $25 per child. The queen bedroom has a Waterford propane stove in it.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

Check Dates


Location Type



Manchester, NH (MHT) 57 miles

Directions to property:

From New Hampshire I-93, Exit 28 - go East on Route 49 5.7 miles. Make left on Upper Mad River Road, proceed up hill 1/8 of a mile, make right on Judges Road. Continue up Judges Road to top of hill - bear right - it will be the third driveway on the left - 140 Judges Road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Cannon Mountain ski area, Loon Mountain ski area, Waterville Valley Downhill/Nordic ski area, Franconia Notch State Park, National Forrest Trail Heads, Lake Winnipesaukee, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 to 9 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Please phone to discuss
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights over a weekend during the ski season and Fall colors
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50 % deposit by check or credit card is required
  • Cancellations: In order to receive a refund of your deposit, you must notify us of your intent to cancel 7 days (14 days for holiday periods)prior to the reservation date. A $20 cancellation fee will be deducted. If you cancel within the 7 days of your reservation date, your deposit will cheerfully be returned, less $20, if the suite is rented by a different party.



John and Mary Bolster

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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 7 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Phone to discuss

Signature Dish

German apple pancake
Made from apples, butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon juice flour, our own fresh eggs and bourbon. Oven baked in sweet butter to perfection. When it is removed from the oven it measures over ten inches wide and three inches high, flipped upside down and served with home made syrups and sweet cream.