Grand Mount Monadnock stands sentinel over southwest New Hampshire’s glorious Monadnock Region where member inn lodging awaits among quaint villages and white clapboard churches of quintessential New England that can still be found today. Just a short drive from Boston, Hartford and New York, this gateway to Northern New England offers a genuinely warm welcome as you explore the peaceful valleys and rustic beauty on your vacation.
Known as New Hampshire’s unexplored corner, there is always something new to discover. Visit in the Spring for maple sugaring, beautiful flowers, and the beginning of golf season. Summertime will find you out hiking and biking or enjoying some of the many lakes and rivers by kayak or canoe. Relax on summer evenings with concerts on the town commons, mouthwatering al fresco dining and more handmade chocolate choices than you can imagine. The classic simplicity and quiet country charm of crossing a covered bridge as you travel the back roads highlights fall-foliage time in New Hampshire. In the winter, you need only strap on your skis or snowshoes for a day of fun, then snuggle up in the cozy comforts of one of our fine B&Bs.
Authentic farm experiences, historic buildings, berry picking, art galleries, music events, professional and community theater, hunting, fishing and so much more await you in the Monadnock Region!
A few of our local gems include:
- Mt Monadnock State Park: The most-climbed mountain in North America – you can see Boston from the summit on a clear day
- Peterborough Players: Award-winning professional summer stock theater set in an historic 1700s barn
- Cathedral of the Pines: Multi-denominational sanctuary with walking trails, museum and wonderful views
- Hillsborough’s Stone Arch Bridges
- Franklin Pierce Homestead: Tour the home of America’s 14th president
- Great Festivals: Children & The Arts, MonIFF (Film), Hillsborough Balloon and Jaffrey’s Fireworks Extravaganza
- Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate: Ava Marie’s, LA Burdicks, Vicuna, and Ye Goodie Shoppe
- Farm Experiences: Stonewall Farm, Friendly Farm, and several great Alpaca Farms (just ask your innkeeper)
- Wine & Cheese: Summit Winery, Walpole Mountain View Winery, Poocham Hill Winery and Boggy Meadow Farm
- …and Beer & Spirits: Elm City Brewery, Granite Roots Brewing Company and Sweetwater Farm Distillery
- Learn the art of glassblowing at Terrapin Glassblowing Studio or Hot Glass Art Center
- Harrisville: Entire town is on the National Historic Register; see what an 1800s New England Mill Town looked like!
- Covered Bridges Galore: South of Keene is a cluster of six historic covered bridges
- Frye’s Measure Mill: Come see workers make Shaker boxes at this water-powered mill