The Best Place to Get Away in New Hampshire

With a storied legacy steeped in history and tradition dating back to the Colonial era, the town of Exeter, NH, has managed to retain its quintessential New England charm, offering couples up and down the Eastern Seaboard a wonderful place to enjoy the perfect New Hampshire weekend getaway. We’re just inland from the beautiful Seacoast of New Hampshire and offer guests easy access to the area’s gorgeous beaches and parks and all the top things to do in Exeter and other charming coastal towns. 

Whether parent or student, generations of families have visited Exeter to attend the exceptional Phillips Exeter Academy, and still others have come to see the Dunlap Broadside (one of the 26 remaining first-edition printings of the Declaration of Independence) housed in the American Independence Museum. Still, others have come to immerse themselves in the many charms of this quaint and scenic town. Whatever your reasons for visiting Exeter, you’ll find there’s nowhere better to enjoy your New Hampshire Weekend Getaway than the historic Inn by the Bandstand. 

From quiet strolls through downtown Exeter and hikes along the Swasey Parkway to relaxed afternoons in Hampton Beach, find your home away from home in the best historic Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire. Our Exeter, New Hampshire Inn perfectly blends historic elegance and modern charm. Perhaps more importantly, our location in downtown Exeter is impossible to beat. You’re steps away from all the great shops, restaurants, and trails in this beautiful New England town. With another fantastic year, there’s never been a better time to book your New Hampshire weekend getaway than now! 

Our charming Exeter, NH Hotel exterior in dappled sunlight - the best place for a New Hampshire weekend getaway

The Perfect New Hampshire Weekend Getaway

There are a lot of great towns in New Hampshire for a weekend getaway – but Exeter is easily one of the best. We’ll get into all the great things waiting for you here in a bit, but before then, we want to talk about why our historic Bed and Breakfast, in particular, is the perfect place for your next New Hampshire weekend getaway. 

To start, our Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire is the only property in town to earn a coveted four-diamond rating from AAA. Adding to that award is our membership in the Select Registry brand of curated national properties and near-perfect ratings and reviews from our guests.

These awards, accolades, and reviews paint the perfect picture of what it’s like to stay at our Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire. It’s elegant, elevated, historic, welcoming, and in the perfect location. As you step through the front door and enter our historic New Hampshire Inn, you’ll be greeted by our gorgeous common and dining rooms, each outfitted with a wonderful mix of antique furnishings. You’ll be warmly welcomed by your hosts (and probably our dogs!), shown to your guest room, and given all the information you need to know to make the most of your New Hampshire weekend getaway in Exeter. 

Our Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire offers several well-appointed guest rooms, including accommodations suitable for families with children or parties traveling together. We have two large suites, each with a king bed and two twin beds in a separate room, two junior suites with king beds, two with queen beds, and two additional queen rooms with kitchenettes. Seven of the eight rooms feature a fireplace, all standard with fine appointments and elevated amenities. 

As long-time residents of the Exeter area, we’re here to make your New Hampshire weekend getaway the best it can be. From helping you choose which activities to do and where to spend your days to arranging fabulous dinners at our top-rated onsite restaurant, just let us know how we can help. We know just how fleeting weekend getaways can be, so we want to ensure you have the time to relax, unwind, and enjoy your time with us to the fullest. 

Enjoy this scenic view of the river and all the best things to do in Exeter, NH when you stay at our top rated Exeter, NH Hotel for the perfect New Hampshire weekend getaway

The Best Things to do in Exeter, NH

With accommodations as exquisite as those you’ll find at our Bed and Breakfast, it’s easy to see just how wonderful a New Hampshire weekend getaway can be for any season. Spend your days enjoying scenic drives, hiking at nearby state parks, exploring the Seacoast towns and villages, and enjoying all the best things to do in Exeter, NH. 

There’s a reason Exeter has been such a popular New Hampshire weekend getaway destination. It’s easy to get here – either by car or the Amtrak Downeaster – and its idyllic charm is hard to surpass. Some of our guests love to get out and enjoy the area the entire time they’re here, and others like to sit back and relax. Here, you can have it all! Enjoy this list of the top things to do in Exeter, NH, and plan a memorable getaway this year.

  1. Our Bed and Breakfast is centrally located across the street from the town’s Bandstand and within easy walking distance of all the shops and attractions. One of our favorite things to do in Exeter, NH is to walk through town, admiring the historic buildings in town, including Exeter Town Hall, the Phillips Exeter Academy, the Gilman Garrison House on Water Street, the historic Bandstand, and, of course, our New Hampshire Inn. 
  2. Speaking of historic buildings, don’t miss the American Independence Museum. It’s housed in the Ladd-Gilman House. In addition to the Dunlap Broadside, the museum houses thousands of American Revolution artifacts.
  3. If you want a nature break during your New Hampshire weekend getaway, enjoy a walk along the gorgeous Swasey Parkway. In addition to the beautiful natural surroundings, you’ll enjoy fantastic views of the town from here. 
  4. You could also enjoy walks and a bit of the town’s history while walking the network of trails on the scenic Phillips Exeter Academy. 
  5. Enjoy one of New Hampshire’s most popular breweries on a warm afternoon. Sea Dog Brewing Company is just a short walk from our Bed and Breakfast. 
  6. Don’t miss local art galleries and studios, like the Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery.

With so many great things to do in Exeter, NH, it’s easy to see how easy it is to enjoy a fantastic New Hampshire weekend getaway. Book your room at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire today!

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