The Franconia Inn has much to offer guests visiting this incredibly beautiful area. Whether you are seeking the enriching experience of hiking high on mountain peaks, to thrilling kayak adventures, skiing, scenic bike trails, or memorable trips to popular attractions such as Clark's Trading Post, The Mount Washington Cog Railway and more... you and your family will return home with memories to cherish for a lifetime. Each season has unique possibilities - many from right out our front door. At the end of the day The Inn beckons with relaxed, gourmet dining, an outdoor hot tub, or a nightcap in the Lounge. Whether your interests are antiquing in the area, scenic drives, active sports, family attractions or just sitting by the pool with a good book, we strive to help you make the most of your precious leisure time.
Area Attractions and Activities
Hiking, Area Sporting Activities, Covered Bridges, Geology, Antiquing and more
As the spring temperatures melt the winter snows, a marvelous transformation takes place at The Inn. Clay tennis courts and a large swimming pool emerge while cross-country ski equipment gives way to horses & saddles. Mountain bike trails replace snow-packed ski trails, and our friendly ski instructor dons his equestrian hat as a skilled wrangler. Lovely gardens come alive with a color array and just behind the Inn the mighty Ham Branch River flows freely.
Summer brings peaceful afternoons relaxing on the wide veranda, or days spent enjoying all of the outdoor activities the White Mountains have to offer. May and June are fabulous months for hiking. Franconia Notch has a great bicycle path where you can leisurely explore the many scenic sites. The Inn is located near area attractions such as The Flume, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, Lost River... there is no end to the many choices.
As September ushers in cooler temperatures, the entire vast landscape comes alive with magnificent hues of red, gold, yellow and orange. The famed autumn foliage, peaking about mid-October, is a feast to the eyes.
- Four Clay Tennis Courts
- Heated Outdoor Pool
- Fishing and Swimming in the Ham Branch stream
- Mountain Bike Trails - Bicycles available
- Under the stars HotTub
- Game Room
- Horseback Riding*
- Soaring Center (glider rides)
*Horseback Riding at the Franconia Inn Stables offers guided excursions on our extensive trail system. For more info or reservations call the Stables at 823-5058.
- Area Attractions & Links
- Franconia Village (voted 10th best small town in America by Outside Magazine)
- Five Golf Courses
- Fishing at Profile Lake
- Kayaking & Canoeing
- Shopping and Movies in downtown Littleton (voted 9th Best Small Town in America)
Winter is an absolute wonderland here at our cozy inn! Crackling fireplaces and comfy sofas beckon guests in from exhilarating outdoor activities. We offer cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowtubing/ice skating parties (lighted rink, rentals available). Our extensive 45km X-C trail system begins right outside the door for a convenient way to enjoy woodsy trails and riverside views. Sleigh rides are always a favorite among the young and old alike. Sit back and enjoy a scenic ride in an authentic antique sleigh pulled by a handsome Belgian Draft horse! There is nothing like dashing through the snow after a pristine snowfall.
Alpine skiing at nearby Cannon, Loon and Bretton Woods is always a blast with our popular ski and stay packages.
- X-C Ski Center and 45km of trails
- Lighted Ice Skating Rink
- Snow Tubing
- Sleigh rides*
- Outdoor Jacuzzi
- Board Games
- Rathskeller Lounge with fireplace
*please call 823-5058 for info and reservations
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