In the heart of New Hampshire's White Mountains, close to the historic center of Bethlehem, the Wayside Inn is set by the beautiful Ammonoosuc River. The historic inn is a favorite for family vacations, romantic getaways and group gatherings any time of the year.
The Spectacular Outdoors
New England Golf at its Best! Minutes from our inn, play on several championship 18-hole courses (see our packages). In summer, swim from the inn's private riverside sandy beach. Close to New Hampshire's National Forest, you find some of the best hiking trails in New England. Bethlehem is a center for serious New England antiquing adventures and family experiences here in these magnificent White Mountains. <!--
enjoy a selection of on-site activities. In summertime the sandy beach
by the river, the flower garden, the horseshoe pit
and the bocce court are favorites. Hiking trails, golf courses,
antique and gift
stores and the White Mountains attractions are just a short drive
away. In winter enjoy snowshoeing or cross-country skiing from
the inn or
downhill skiing at Bretton Woods and Cannon Mountain. Discount vouchers are
available to our guests.
At the Wayside Inn, guests are just ten minutes from Cannon Mountain and Bretton Woods for year round fun and adventure. Enjoy summer festivals and family programs. Winter comes and at the Wayside Inn discount vouchers are available for both ski areas. Whether you prefer downhill-alpine or cross country-nordic skiing, perhaps snowshoeing and snowmobiling, this special spot on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest is pure skiing and snow-adventures delight.
End of a Perfect New England Day
Join us for Candlelight Dinner. Guests gather in the Pierce Lounge after the day's adventures and just before enjoying the Riverview Restaurant. Here, dinner will be perfect looking out alongside the river and gardens. The finest local ingredients are selected, and everything is carefully and lovingly prepared by your host and award-winning chef, Victor Hofmann. His European training is reflected in the delicious Swiss culinary menu, perfect here in the heart of New Hampshire's White Mountains. After dinner, once again relax in the Pierce Lounge with new friends or stroll the gardens under the brilliant New England night sky.
...warm hospitality, beautiful quilts... these are the hallmarks of our 175-year-old country inn. The Inn has 14 rooms that are furnished with traditional New England country pieces and offer doubles, queen, or king beds. All the rooms have private baths and air conditioning. Some rooms have whirlpool bathtubs. Free wi-fi in our main house for all guests.
For those that desire standard lodging, we offer 12 annex rooms with either two double beds or a queen bed, cable TV, refrigerators, air conditioning, and balconies overlooking the Ammonoosuc River. Suites are available that can accommodate up to six guests.
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The Nonantum has meeting spaces that keep with the style of the property, spaces that let you create a unique setting suited for your meeting or event. We provide the place, the space, the food, and the drink. We'll work with you get together the details to create the event you've envisioned. Our event space allows participants to focus on the business at hand while we focus on the details, delivering them with attentive service. Our staff can help you arrange local activities and outings to schedule fun before, after, or during the meeting. Please contact us for more information.
Spring, Summer, Fall, and early Winter are magnificent times to bring family and friends together for a spectacular wedding at The Nonantum Resort. Nonantum weddings combine award-winning cuisine, creative menus, personally focused service, stunning ceremony and reception options, water views, great music, sunsets, dancing under the stars, and signature cocktails, all right here on the water in Kennebunkport. The Ballroom can be set for 200 guests, outdoor tent options are available for up to 350.
Our breakfast menu philosophy is a lot like our approach to everything at the Inn at Manchester: uncomplicated comfort.
So Frank’s menu is a collection of traditional comfort food favorites and hearty farmhouse classics: buttermilk pancakes, various quiches, french toast, omelette and cottage cakes. The selection changes daily with a rotation that gives you the opportunity to enjoy an egg entree one day and a syrup dish the next. If you prefer you can request eggs, prepared any style, on any day. We also offer a different breakfast meat each day: sausage, bacon, and ham. A fresh fruit garnish and toast, (usually made with locally produced Rupert Rising artisan breads) round out the meal. You’ll also find a selection of cereals, bananas, and homemade muffins available in the dining room to suit almost any taste. We proudly offer Vermont’s own, Green Mountain Coffee and selection of gourmet teas.
By the way, don’t be shy if you have an especially robust appetite. Breakfast seconds, and um, even thirds, are never any trouble – just ask. Of course we always do our best to accommodate special requests or dietary restrictions, just tell us what you need.
We would be happy to offer suggestions or make reservations for you at some of the area restaurants. Here are a few of our favorites:
On four park-like acres The Inn at Manchester has welcomed travelers since the 1940′s and we look forward to welcoming you. In season, our classic front porch beckons with comfy seating, perfect for watching the world go by. Or, sneak off to one of the hammocks and rock any residual stresses away. The outdoor pool is another popular summer relaxation spot and the gardens add soothing splashes of color throughout our grounds.
Inn at Manchester is the perfect location to host your Vermont wedding celebration and make a lifetime of memories. The Inn’s manicured lawns, canopied and surrounded by huge ancient pines and majestic birch trees, make for an ideal backdrop for this most important day in sharing your new life together.
Whether an intimate affair for two or a lavish gala of 200, the Inn at Manchester along with your personal event planner, Janet Dunnington, will make sure your every need is met. Janet will meticulously guide you through every aspect of the planning stages, allowing you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the process. She will match you with top resources and services that will compliment your unique style and personality, and then will assist you to creatively enhance and personalize every detail. She and her professional staff will be behind the scene on your wedding day to coordinate time lines, calm nerves, and create a smooth-flowing, flawless event to remember.