Sitting on 24 acres in the heart of New
Hampshire's Upper Connecticut River Valley, the Colonial-style
Shaker Hill originally served as home to a Revolutionary War
colonel and his family of seven children. Today, the home
houses a bed and breakfast committed to making your stay as
relaxing and comforting as possible.
The four distinctive guest rooms, each with
a private bath, have been recently renovated. Original
wideboard floors set off the accommodations' wonderful antique
furnishings, and a flood of natural light bring out the
woodwork's beautiful sheen. Two bedrooms have queen beds, one
has a full bed, and one offers two twins that can be made into
a king. Creature comforts in each lodging include air
conditioning in the summer, down pillows and comforters, hair
dryers, and computer access.
Guests also enjoy spending time in the
Shaker Hill sitting room complete with television, games,
books, and magazines. The wide wrap-around porch, one of the
more notable additions to the inn, overlooks the side gardens
and has several rockers for your relaxation.
Shaker Hill Bed and Breakfast's hearty
homemade breakfast -- served in the dining room or on the
porch -- features traditional New England fare such as
blueberry pancakes or waffles with locally produced maple
syrup. The menu also includes several wonderful egg dishes,
specially prepared fruits, and a variety of fresh-baked
scones, muffins, and coffeecakes. More goodies are served up
during the complimentary afternoon tea, and coffee, tea, and
an always-full cookie jar are available to guests throughout
The Inn's ideal location provides plenty of
places to play whether you're into golf, hiking, cycling,
swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, or
cross-country or downhill skiing. Additionally, the bed and
breakfast's surrounding acreage provides walking trails and is
home to a diverse population of birds and other wildlife.
The Shaker Museum and the Great Stone
Dwelling (now the Shaker Inn) are in town, as are the
LaSalette Shrine and the lower Shaker Village of Enfield.
Dartmouth College is just 15 minutes away in Hanover, Mascoma
and Crystal Lakes are just down the hill, and Lake Sunapee,
Lake Winnipesaukee, and the Cog Railway at Mount Washington
are all easy drives.
Just 20 to 30 minutes away you'll find the
antique centers of Quechee and Woodstock, and Ben and Jerry's
Ice Cream is one hour away. Traditional, hand-made Shaker
furniture is available through Dana Robes Wood Craftsmen, and
there is easy access to the outlet shops in Tilton and North
Conway. In fact, Shaker Hill Bed and Breakfast, located at the
crossroads to to Northern New England, is an ideal base for
exploring the area, being only two hours from Boston and three
hours from Montreal...a perfect weekend getaway.