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Whitmore Lake, MI
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This is a beautifully restored inn with a wonderful chef on staff. The food was delicious. The owner has a beagle named Katie and she was very sweet. It is set in a quite location but close to the freeways and natural attractions in and around Franconia. The furniture in the bedrooms was custom made by local craftsmen.

1 Thank WhidbeyFan
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

This is a lovingly restored inn with spacious, well-tended grounds and an eye for detail. The dining room menu includes local fare -- some from the property's own gardens. Our perfect stay included a glass of wine in the comfortable lawn chairs, dinner on the patio, and a good night's sleep in the quiet and comfortable bedroom. Breakfast the next... More 

1 Thank Casey4222
Eugene, Oregon
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The idea looked great on the internet, but in real life with the inn's restaurant closed, it just wasn't as fun as we hoped it would be. There seemed to be little in the area in the way of good restaurants to choose from. Under those circumstances, one is a little isolated, and there wasn't a lot to make us... More 

2 Thank OregonTraveler193
Athens, Georgia
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113 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

The Horse and Hound is a country inn down a quite road but near many of the activities and sights of the White Mountain area. Your host is Doug who is very friendly always takes the time to talk with you and answer any questions about the area or give suggestions on trails you might want to hike or sights... More 

1 Thank Gymdawgfan
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We loved the ambience of the B&B. Surrounding was so peaceful too. We drove there from Ontario, stayed there for a night, and then started our hike in the White Mountains next morning. It was very conveniently located for it.

1 Thank Torojapo
Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

This place is an example to others as to how to run a Inn. Genuine welcome, a host who actually sits and talks with many of his guests, superb food, comfortable beds with decent linens, gorgeous gardens in a great location, simple, stylish and classy mix of furniture in the lounge/library area - all together, this is an example to... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Beautiful house, amazing food, gracious wait staff and friendly host. I had a perfect birthday dinner at Horse and Hound and would absolutely recommend this hidden treasure. Can't wait to return! What wonderful atmosphere!

Thank Amy N
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We have had excellent dinners here and decided to try and stay when we had sudden opportunity to be in Franconia and our normal accommodation was full. Inn is beautifully restored and rooms are simple inspired by Shaker furniture but elegant and comfortable with things like 100 thread count sheets. Food is excellent and the restaurant is the best in... More 

1 Thank Robert H
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Simple bedroom furnishings, that's what grabbed our attention, when searching for somewhere to stay in or near Franconia. The pictures on TripAdvisor showed the Horse and Hound to be tastefully but simply furnished, with narry a swagged curtain or swirl patterned carpet in sight, and that suited us Brits down to the ground. And so it was. The Inn is... More 

1 Thank David270
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

After reading of the Inn's renovation, we headed up for a ski weekend to check it out. All changes were extremely positive. The staff was great, the entire place is immaculate, the rooms, although spartan, are very nice with new furniture. The best? The dining room. We had a superb dinner one evening, quite a change from the "diner food"... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE RETURN OF A CLASSIC. The Horse and Hound, located in the rugged White Mountains of New Hampshire, first opened in 1946 as a tasteful inn, tavern and restaurant. With three fireplaces and knotty pine paneling throughout, the inn welcomed everyone from Hollywood stars to local outdoor enthusiasts and quickly established a reputation for great food, elegant lodging and warm hospitality. Now celebrating its 65th anniversary, the Horse and Hound was closed from December 2010 through June 2011 while undergoing a comprehensive restoration to its classic lodge style. Now completed, the cheerful tavern, gracious dining room, elegant lobby, handsome library/lounge, and nine restful guest rooms once again invite you to unwind and relax after an active day in the Great Outdoors. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to welcoming you back. FOOD, SPORT & STEWARDSHIP OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Horse and Hound Inn

Address: 205 Wells Rd, Franconia, NH 03580-5148
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
Price Range: $157 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Horse And Hound Hotel Franconia
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“We stayed in Room 9 which faced the back overlooking the patio and vegetable garden. Quiet and serene!”
 of 5 bubbles PaBarbone, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room looked out at the back lawn Recommend ... you could hear conversations but that was fun”
 of 5 bubbles MWJW, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are all different so pick what meets your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles grover33Raleigh_NC, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room in the back, overlooking the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles englishtravellers600, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Place is spotless. Breakfast comes with room. Meals are five star.”
 of 5 bubbles OutdoorSteveNH, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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