The name of this old building has changed a few times and the floor plan has too, but basically it is just as it was when purchased in 1906 by Sue's great grandparents, along with the house next door (where Sue grew up) and 300 plus acres of land for $800! The Lodge was built in the 1860's and has served the public for most of those years. Sue has the guest registers from 1906 on; perhaps you know someone who stayed here. There are 12 bedrooms, 9 used by today's guests. Sue lives here and occupies 1 of the rooms.
The bedrooms are not pretentious by any means, but are comfortable and clean. They share two full baths and a half bath. All bedrooms are on the second floor. The first floor belongs to all. The dining room is bright and large. The fireplace room is a welcome retreat on a cold winter's day and the parlor on the north end has been made more comfortable with the addition of a gas-fired stove. This room also has a TV with satellite dish antenna. In the warmer months, the front porch facing west becomes the favorite spot to sit, or even enjoy a meal. All are welcome to pass through, and even linger, in the spacious kitchen facing Cannon and Kinsman Mountains. The wood stove beckons in the winter. Perhaps one of our greatest compliments, "It's like coming to Aunt Sue's ... house", sums up the atmosphere.
Children are welcome, as are your pets, well mannered we're sure. We would like to know in advance if you plan to bring Fido and/or Whiskers. Pets are not allowed to be left unattended in rooms. We provide free hi-speed wireless internet access via satellite.
We have hosted two wedding receptions, a farewell party, a wedding rehearsal dinner and a family reunion for which the whole house was rented. Our field can accommodate a large tent . Please contact us for more information about whole house rental.
"Gloria and I and all the folks from 'Adirondack Ottawa' outings group who stayed at Kinsman Lodge recently, wish to thank you again for your warm and gracious hospitality bestowed on us throughout the course of our visit.
To be forthright, we can't believe how lucky we are to have found the Kinsman! Having passed through many mediocre, and worse, B&Bs over the years, your place is in a class by itself - welcoming, clean, comfortable and cheering. And, folks are still talking about your mouth watering breakfasts! The value you offer is second to none. We hardly can wait to visit again!" (These hikers have now been with us two times a year since 2002!)
Country style breakfast includes bacon, eggs, potatoes, fruit, cereal and fresh baked goods. We can't guaranty accommodations for special diets.
Since the Kinsman Lodge was built in the 1860's, there are limited facilities regarding handicapped accessibility. The common areas or rooms are not ADA Compliant or Wheelchair Accessible and is not required at this time to provide accessibility (See New Hampshire Division of Historic Resources). Some guests with mobility issues may find accessibility a challenge.