Adair Country Inn and Restaurant

80 Guider Lane, Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574
Innkeeper(s): Kimberly and Barry Hunter
 
  • Introduction

    Adair is an intimate luxury country inn surrounded by extensive landscaping and 200 acres of peaceful forests, inviting gardens and lovely walking paths with magnificent views of the Presidential and Dalton Mountain ranges. The Inn is located between the village of Bethlehem and the town of Littleton, New Hampshire, near the junction of Interstate 93 (Exit 40) and Route 302.

    Over the years, Adair has hosted many distinguished guests from politicians to entertainers to sports figures. Adair, built in 1927 as a wedding present, was converted to a country inn in 1992. It has attained AAA's four diamond award for eleven consecutive years. We welcome you to visit Adair Country Inn and Restaurant deliberately small, naturally quiet.

    Inn in the winter

    Nick and Betsy Young and their children are only the fourth owners of this wonderful home since John Guider carried his young bride, Dorothy Adair, over the threshold. The home, rich in history, and the grounds, originally designed by the Olmstead Brothers, combine to provide an atmosphere of quiet splendor for our guests.

    "What a beautiful place! More than an inn. It restores the soul." Kennebunkport, ME

     

     

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Brad and Ilja Chapman for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Our guests like that it is mainly a getaway for adults where we celebrate romance and special occasions like Anniversaries. Also we are away from everything, yet in close proximity of the great outdoor activities.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for being gracious hosts with an eye to details, having a restaurant on site with the great Chef Orlo Coots preparing delectable meals, very spacious clean rooms each with their own deco, having a great history, our 200-acres grounds that were designed by the Olmsted Brothers and our world famous popovers. Not to mention we have no TV or phones in our guest rooms, on-site tennis court and shuffle board.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Majestic White Mountains with three major ski areas, Crawford and Franconia Notches. This area is just breath taking beautiful and relaxing.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    That it felt like home!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    That there is really a lot to do that doesn't cost a whole heck of a lot, no traffic and ever so friendly people!

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Of course depending on the time of year, summer one could go swimming in our lakes and rivers, hike, bike ride, go antiquing, visit museums, go rafting and go kayaking etc. For the winter one could go skiing downhill and cross country, snowshoe, go on a zip line adventure ( some too), go on a dogsled ride, hike, and mountain climbing and so much more!

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are lucky to have the Rocks Estate close by, which is a great place for any time of the year to visit. A tree farm with walking, hiking snowshoeing and cross country skiing, learn and watch as maple syrup is made and of course cut your own Christmas tree!

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    I honestly would have to say here at Adair Country Inn & Restaurant. Everyone should try it, it is that good!

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Absolutely, we have great guides/websites for our area such as www.franconianotch.org/ and www.littletonareachamber.com/.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Our Inn has 9 spacious rooms with a/c, fireplaces and free Wi-Fi available.

    Do you accept pets?

    Unfortunately, we don't allow pets. However, we can recommend a local pet kennel.

     

  • Amenities

    Morning coffee & tea are out at 8:00, and breakfast is served at 8:30. Typically it consists of fruit juices, fresh fruit, yogurt, homemade granola or oatmeal, freshly baked popovers, and a hot entree such as fruit-filled French toast with Vermont cob-smoked bacon, ham and cheese frittata, or pumpkin pancakes with local maple syrup.

    Afternoon tea is served at 4:00 with scratch-baked cakes or cookies. Flavorful food, made with only the freshest ingredients and artfully presented, is a point of pride here at Adair. Our intimate dining room with fireplace and wonderful views of gardens, both front and back, is filled with enticing aromas morning and night. The restaurant is open to the public and to inn guests by reservation. Dinner reservations begin at 5:30pm, Thursday through Monday.

    A fine selection of wine and beer is available with dinner. Reservations are recommended when arranging for lodging.

    A formal entry hall separates large and comfortable dining and living rooms. The spacious granite Tap Room is always available for a game of pool at the antique Oliver Briggs Boston pool table or for just relaxing. Overstuffed club chairs and subdued lighting provide a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. A television with VCR is also in the Tap Room with a variety of movies. A private telephone is located just off the entry.

    Elegant guest rooms are furnished with a variety of period antiques and reproductions. Each has a view of the White Mountains or the Olmsted Gardens. Each has a full private bath and either queen or king sized beds.

    Dining Room

     

  • Local Attractions

    Local Attractions & Activities

    • Walking & Hiking Trails
    • Skiing
    • Golf & Tennis
    • Boating & Fishing
    • Antiques
    • Mt. Washington
    • Franconia Notch State Park
    • Shopping
    • Museums & Planetarium
    • Theater
    • Special Events
    • Churches & Synagogues

    Nature's spectacular show of color is breathtaking in Fall. Pictured at rightis Adair's reflecting pond with curved stone wall and trees in glorious color."A destination of escape, with a perfect combination of peace and quiet and the beautiful surroundings of the New Hampshire country side." Warwick, RI

    Strolling paths are located at Adair and the adjacent 1,200 acre Rocks Estate. More serious hiking trails can be found in the 700,000 acre White Mountain National Forest, including both Franconia and Crawford Notches.