Historic Bed and Breakfast in Hancock, New Hampshiresign_0

ROMANCE, RELAXATION AND HISTORY combine in the foothills of the Monadnock to make an unforgettable getaway at our B&B.

Since 1789, the Hancock Inn has been serving guests in New Hampshire and is not only the state’s oldest original inn, but one of the oldest in New England. George Washington was in the first year of his presidency and the Revolutionary War had ended only six years prior when the inn began offering lodging and meals to travelers

Discover the very best of centuries-old hospitality, comfort, fantastic food, and romance at this classic inn. Visitors feel as though they have stepped back in time to 18th century New England yet, with all the modern comforts of today. Fireplaces, antiques, and hand-painted murals are backdrops to this romantic setting.

The Hancock Inn remains true to its origin, filled with colonial-style furniture, antiques from New England and paintings and curios “of the period.”


  • Air Conditioning
  • Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Fireplaces
  • Gardens
  • Historical Features
  • In-Room TV
  • Lakes & Mountains
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Romantic
  • Wireless Internet Access

Rooms & Suites

guest room 2Number of Rooms: 13
Our lodging accommodations are exquisitely decorated with period-appropriate furnishings and are appointed with all of the amenities a traveler might desire. Each room is uniquely individual. You might choose to stay in the Franklin Pierce Room, honoring our 14th U.S. President, who attended Hancock Academy. Or you might stay in the Jedidiah Fox Room, named in honor of Hancock Inn’s original owner.

No matter which of our delightful rooms you choose, you are sure to want to come back to us again and again. Be sure to check out our Specials/Packages.

All rates are quoted double occupancy and include a delicious full breakfast.

All rooms have private bath, air-conditioning, and telephone. We have rooms with king, queen, double, and twin beds.

Rates subject to 9% NH room & meals tax.


33 Main Street Hancock, NH 03449 Phone: 603-525-3318 Toll Free: 800-525-1789

Carpenter's MarshYou can walk to Carpenter’s Marsh from the Hancock Inn and feel quite alone with nature.

Restaurant Week

New Hampshire’s statewide Restaurant Week and Peterborough’s Springtime Restaurant Week run’s Friday March 20th – Sunday March 29th. The Hancock Inn is joining 25 other area restaurants to celebrate the culinary rites of spring.

In addition to our regular menu, we will feature a special three-course, $35 prix fixe menu, during Restaurant Week.  Check out our website for our menu.

Come and enjoy!


dining imageTraditional New Hampshire Tavern Dining at the Hancock Inn

Each day in our restaurant starts with a full breakfast. Relax with your coffee in any of our Sitting Rooms, then join us in the Tavern or Dining Room for a buffet of fresh homemade breads and granola, plus fresh fruit and juice, followed by your choice of breakfast items – including bacon, homemade sausage and corned beef hash, broiled tomatoes, homemade baked beans, hash browns and, of course, eggs as you like them.

The Tavern opens for cocktails at 5:00 p.m. Relax with your drinks in the Sitting Rooms, or outdoors on the Patio, while you wait for your dinner guests, visit with friends, or read any of the numerous newspapers and magazines here for your information and entertainment.

Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The last seating is at 8:00 p.m. July through October the last seating is at 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The menu changes seasonally and celebrates the comforts of fine New England cuisine – roast beef, pan-roasted fish, steaks, seasonal vegetables and flavorful, rich braises such as our signature, Shaker Cranberry Pot Roast. In the Tavern, enjoy favorites such as a hamburger with blue cheese and roasted shallots, fish and chips, mac and cheese, chicken pot pie.

On Sunday, we host an Innkeepers’ Supper from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. that features a single, home-cooked meal for a prix fixe amount of $15.00 per person (not including beverage, tax and gratuity). Join us for spaghetti and meatballs, roast loin of pork, grilled chicken under-a-brick, beef bourguignon, New England boiled dinner, and other favorites that offer a comforting close to the weekend.


  • Antique Shopping
  • Biking
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cultural Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Shopping
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Snow tubing
  • Snowshoeing