The Kinsman Lodge is located a few miles outside the village of Franconia. It is an old farmhouse converted into a bed and breakfast. The lodge has been taking in travelers since 1906. Rooms on both sides of the house have views of hilly forests that burst with color in the fall. Sue and Chet Kinsman are friendly, folksy, and helpful in arranging local sightseeing. In the evening, guests can have a fireside chat in the living room and in the morning, enjoy a homestyle breakfast in the large dining room. The guest rooms are simple - beds and dresser only, no TVs or private baths. There are two common bathrooms for guests to share.
Many other hotels and B&Bs in the White Mountains have hot tubs, tennis courts, and other extra facilities. They also charge over $200 a night during peak foliage season. The Kinsman Lodge offers cozy rooms in a pastoral setting for less than $100 a night. If you're going to the White Mountains to leap peep and don't want to pay for extra facitlies that you're not going to use, then stay at the Kinsman Lodge.
Franconia is a good place to base yourself in the White Mountains. The town itself lacks good restaurants, but you can enjoy homemade pancakes at Polly's Pancake Parlor in nearby Sugar Hill and eat in a boxcar diner in the big little town of Littleton.
rural setting with forest views
very affordable rates
delicious homemade breakfast
friendly, knowledgeable owners
Either stay in one of the upstair historical rooms in the main house or stay in one of their fireplaced cottages out back. I've been in both. My favorite is the in main house ... near the dinning room, LOL. ;-)
Breakfast is included with your stay. But I would love to go up just to have dinner (if I didn't live so far away that is) . The meals are fabulous!
Has an absolutely wonderful restaurant!
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