Southern New Hampshire Life

Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor

Southern New Hampshire Life - Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor

Country Inns: The Hancock Inn

In operation since 1789, the Hancock Inn is a historic site located on the main street of a town filled with ancient buildings.  Although the original inn is over 200 years old, the guest rooms are very comfortable, with up to date air conditioning, televisions, bedding, and bathrooms – and antique furnishings and reproductions.  DSC01082

Some rooms have Rufus Porter style murals decorating the walls and gas fireplaces.  The first floor common rooms are very inviting, and the public sitting rooms on the upper floors have small refrigerators and coffee machines for use by overnight visitors.

The Inn boasts a very attractive garden in back, with tables and chairs set along the sides for individual or group relaxing.  On the front porch are rockers waiting for guests to while away a few hours as they watch the world go by.


At 33 Main Street, the Inn is in the heart of Hancock.  A walk down either side of the road will bring the visitor past 18th and 19th century homes and public buildings that have been meticulously preserved; most are on the National Register.

The Inn has a very attractive main dining room and tavern room, and serves hearty breakfasts to lodgers free of charge.  Breakfasts include eggs, pancakes, French toast, juices, fresh fruit, home-made hash and muffins, etc.  The dining rooms are open to the general public for gourmet dinners, featuring nonvegetarian and vegetarian items; the tavern menu has lighter fare.   For lunch, the Fiddleheads Cafe across from Inn makes fresh sandwiches and light meals to order.

1st Floor Common Room

The owners and their staff are very friendly, efficient, and helpful, making travelers feel at home.  They are also great resources on attractions to visit in Hancock and the surrounding towns.

For more about the Hancock Inn, visit their informative website.

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