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Colony House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 5 Keene B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My wife and I wanted a long weekend in Keene, and the reviews of this place were extremely strong. After staying there we know why. The old home is charming, and the owner and her manager could not be more welcoming or friendly. The location is a short walk to the center of town as well as to the local park, stores, and other places to visit. The room was furnished nicely, and we also relaxed in the common room just off the breakfast nook. Each morning we had a choice of cereal, yogurt with fresh fruit, a couple of locally produced breads, juice, and coffee. If you find a need or reason to be in Keene, this is a great place to hang your hat for a few days.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Emeline Joslin room, which had a big comfy bed and nice bathroom.
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Colonyhouse104, Manager at Colony House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

We are certainly pleased that you found your way to our wonderful town of Keene and that you chose the Colony House for your lodging. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation...we are very fortunate to host such wonderful guests and it was our pleasure treating you to your weekend getaway! Please come again soon.

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

This was day four of our Tour of all the New England States. We didn’t know anything about Keene and turned out to be quite a nice surprise. Our bed for the night was at Colony House Bed & Breakfast, which was amazing. The owner Joslyn was most welcoming and proudly gave us a guided tour. She even complimented me on my name, which she hadn't heard of before. Well it is unusual. I explained that it was Welsh and she told us that she was a bookworm, and that she had taken the pilgrimage to visit Dylan Thomas' boathouse in Laugharne, Wales, UK. Funnily enough we have been there too.

Our host provided a couple recommendations for dinning, so we went ahead and booked ‘The Stage’. What a great recommendation it was too. I had the Pork Medallions, which came with Gouda mash etc. and it was delicious. My wife Helen went for the aptly named 'Steak Morgan', which again was great and came with a rum sauce.

The next morning we were greeted by Lisa, who is Joslyn's niece. Apparently Lisa is to take full control of the business soon, and based on what we seen, Joslyn will have no worries. We had high hopes of breakfast and we certainly were not disappointed. As expected the breakfast was lovely. The artisan bread was great, and there was plenty of variety. This is exactly how a continental breakfast should be.

Prior to leaving, we had a discussion on American politics, and it is clearly evident that Joslin is a very sharp and well read lady. Lisa informed us that she also teaches dance, which explains why her posture is so good. Both ladies are very pleasant indeed and we had a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Colonyhouse104, Manager at Colony House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

One of our greatest pleasures is conversing with our international travelers and this was no exception. We loved your accounting of your brief time here with us and are pleased to have exceeded your expectations. Funny how people can connect continents apart with like experiences! We now have bicycles available for our guests and we are certain that you and Helen would enjoy riding the pathways which begin just outside our door. We hope you will return someday.

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were very glad to stay at Colony House Bed & Breakfast. Very friendly, Very helpsome. Good breakfast. We wanted to hike in the area and the host phoned someone to get information, so that we would experience the best hiking routes.

Room Tip: The room was clean, cosy, quiet - and the bathroom very fine
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Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Colonyhouse104, Manager at Colony House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and I'm pleased to hear your hikes gave you a nice "view" of our beautiful Monadnock Region. Always happy to help our guests make the most of their visits to the Keene area!

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

I felt right at home at the Colony House during our week-long fall foliage visit. The B&B is within walking distance of nearly everything in the city of Keene, including its well maintained walking paths and several restaurants and shops. The hostesses prepared a delicious and hearty breakfast every morning that far surpassed my expectations of "continental" style from other trips I'd taken, with hard boiled eggs, meat, cheese, yogurt, cereal, fruit, and more. We had such a great time during our stay that I was sad to have to come home!

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Colonyhouse104, Manager at Colony House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

We are thrilled you chose Keene and the Colony House as your "base" as you explored our beautiful state. I'm pleased to hear the breakfast fueled your day and exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay; we hope to see you again if you find yourselves back in New England.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This meticulously restored historic home along with Joslin and Lisa's attention and care is the epitome of hospitality. Room was comfortable and well equipped. Bathroom was gleaming. Lisa asked for our breakfast preferences and then made delicious home-cooked breakfasts. This is now my home away from home when I come to Keene.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled on business
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Colonyhouse104, Manager at Colony House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

We so enjoyed having you here on your extended work related stay! It was a pleasure to treat you to our freshly prepared continental breakfast and am pleased to hear that you will be returning to your "home away from home."

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Additional Information about Colony House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 104 West St, Keene, NH 03431-3311
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Region: United States > New Hampshire > Keene
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Keene
Price Range: $138 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1819, the federal-style brick home offers rare accommodations to tourists and business travelers year-round. Situated in the downtown historic district, the house is listed on the National Historic Register and was selected for a New Hampshire Preservation Award in 2005 for excellence in restoration. Based on independent reviews, the Colony House was selected as a "Best of New England" winner in 2008 for fine accommodations, amenities, hospitality and service. Located within easy walking distance of the theatre, shops, colleges, restaurants, parks and walk/bike trails, the Colony House welcomes visitors to this distinctive destination. Guests are treated to an expansive continental breakfast, exquisite amenities including fine linens and china, elegant art and antique furnishings, as well as comfortable contemporary conveniences. ... more   less 

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