Pecco and Gail have created a spectacular bed and breakfast that is unsurpassed for quality, cleanliness and comfort. I have had the pleasure of staying there many times and each visit has deepened my appreciation for for the beauty and depth of the hospitality they provide. A diverse group of us stay ever year over the same weekend while we visit our children at a local camp. And as our relationships have deepened within the comfort of the Highland Lake Inn and through the easeful welcome we all receive, we have developed a lovely and unique little community. It crescendoed this past weekend when we all decided, collectively, to cook our dinner at the inn rather than heading out individually to local restaurants. Pecco took some of us shopping and gave us a brief tour of the area (stunning) and in short order we were all enjoying a spontaneous dinner in the breezy and beautifully renovated barn on the property. The culture and intellect of the innkeepers combined with the colorful guests made for one of the most memorable and relaxed evenings of the summer. We all retired to our beautifully appointed rooms, slept in luxurious beds and linens and all awoke to another one of those fabulous breakfasts that they are famous for. Gail and Pecco genuinely enjoy and joyfully embrace their hard work as hosts and the authenticity of that joy combined with their deep roots in the community make for a tremendously meaningful and restorative experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This gentleman's farmhouse originally built in 1767 is located in Andover, NH, a stone's throw from Highland Lake, a pristine, spring-fed mountain lake with beach. The Highland Lake Inn is conveniently situated in the center of northern New England, 4 miles from renowned Proctor Academy, 10 miles from Ragged Mountain Ski Resort, and 20 miles from New Hampshire's capital, Concord. New Hampshire's White Mountains, Vermont's Green Mountains, the Maine Coast, and the city of Boston are all within a 2 hour car ride. The inn's ten guest rooms feature private full bathrooms with distinctive amenities by Molton Brown of London; the most king-size beds and most spacious rooms available in the area, furnished with luxurious Italian linens by Mascioni; flat screen cable TV and Wi Fi access. In the morning guests are served a full breakfast featuring freshly brewed, micro-roaster's coffee, Harney & Sons Fine Teas, fresh fruit, farm fresh eggs, artisan breads and croissants. Kayak and bicycle rental is available on premises. Innkeepers are fluent in French, German, and some Spanish. ... more less