Distinctive Bed & Breakfasts in Greater Nashua – Part 1
People relocating to the southern New Hampshire area often need several days to find that new home of their dreams. Although Nashua has several great hotels, why not consider staying at one of the unique bed and breakfasts in the region? This is the first in a series of articles to introduce you to some local lodging houses that will make your house hunting a truly memorable experience. The B&B’s included are just a few minutes from downtown Nashua, but far away in terms of ambiance and atmosphere. Consider taking some time out from your New Hampshire house search to meet some of your soon-to-be neighbors.
Stepping Stones Bed and Breakfast
Stepping Stones Bed and Breakfast is located on a hilltop in historic Wilton Center. The Greek revival house was built in 1834; it takes its name from the locally hand-hewn granite steps that mark the path from the parking lot to the house. The proprietor, Ann Carlsmith, shows her facility as a landscape designer in the extensive gardens adjoining the house.
There are 3 guest rooms filled with antiques, handwoven rugs, and local flowers. Guests at Stepping Stones may enjoy the three common rooms with relaxing sofas and chairs, a library, television, radio, and phone. A three-course hot breakfast is offered in the sun-filled solarium.
Wifi and air conditioners are available in the rooms. For rates, directions, and contact information, visit http://steppingstonesbb.com/
Zahn’s Alpine Guest House
Zahn’s Alpine Guest House was conceived twenty years ago by Bud and Anne Zahn, who used to make several buying trips to Austria, Bavaria, and the Alpine region of Italy for their import business. They enjoyed staying in small guest houses on their trips and wanted to reproduce the experience here in New England. The result is a piece of the Tirol in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. The eight room B&B is filled with authentic Alpine furnishings, from the carpets that cover the floors to the beds and mattresses, perfect for a night’s sleep, to the art work that adorns the walls. The focal point of the Guest House is the Stube, the common room, which houses an authentic Kachelofen, a ceramic stove that provides heat for much of Zahn’s.
Each room has its own private bath, and is equipped with Wifi, TV, and telephones. Children are encouraged; no pets. Check in and checkout times are negotiable. A discounted rate for Hampshire Hills, the local sports/fitness facility, is available to guests. For rates, directions, and contact information, visit http://www.zahnsalpineguesthouse.com/.
Watch for part 2!