Three Maples Bed & Breakfast
One Sunday morning, after a hearty country breakfast, our guests George and Nancy went for a final stroll up Mountain Road. Back at the house they put their bags into their car, took one last look around and said, "You've really got a quiet little paradise here, you know."
And that's what we had thought when we found this 1790 country home. We bought it there and then. A year later, after considerable renovation, we opened our Bed & Breakfast, naming it after the three century-old sugar maples that front the road and frame our sign.
History has recorded the house at different times as a general store (1795), a cobbler's home and shop (1830), a blacksmith's home (1875), a gentlewoman's farm (1900), a small inn (1950), and always a welcoming home. Now as a comfortable country Bed & Breakfast, Three Maples will welcome you.
We sit on five acres, high up the west shoulder of Temple Mountain, at the edge of several hundred acres of protected forest lands. Though clearly in the country, we are but four miles from the classic and charming New England town of Peterborough, the model for Thornton Wilder's famous play, "Our Town," and only an hour and a half from Boston.
There's always something to do when you stay at Three Maples. Spend an afternoon by the frog pond with that book you've been meaning to read, journey into Peterborough for the arts scene and great shopping, find and cut the perfect Christmas tree, enjoy first class music and theater. It's all here.
WHY THREE MAPLES?
We combine the best of two worlds -- a peaceful country setting with gardens, a frog pond, and acres of woodlands only four miles from the bustle of Peterborough.
We understand personalized service. Dietary preferences, need for either privacy or conversation, special needs within your room. We do everything we can to provide you with a comfortable home away from home.
Our breakfasts are remarkable. Everything is homemade from the scones to the sausage, and dishes change to reflect what is fresh and in season. Portions are generous and each dish is unique and beautifully presented.
We are a 220-year-old farmhouse with high speed internet service. Our guest rooms take you to a bygone era while providing modern amenities.
ESPECIALLY NICE FOR THE BUSINESS TRAVELER
- Corporate rates are available midweek.
- High speed internet service is installed throughout the house.
- Pressing service are available for those whose clothing has been rumpled by travel.
- An untraveled dirt road behind the B & B is perfect for morning exercise before work.
The living room and the dining room are two of the original three rooms of this c.1790 home. Our guests frequently relax before the living room fireplace. Some curl up with a good book in one of the wingback armchairs (where they are sometimes caught napping).
Breakfast at Three Maples is a leisurely affair served by candlelight at the common table. You'll start with fresh fruit and juice, a basket of homemade pecan sticky-buns or scones, and on to a tempting entree.
Last month our guests were offered roasted asparagus omelets, homemade sausage, maple walnut stuffed french toast, and a mouth-watering bacon-egg-cheese tart with Three Maples potatoes. Next month could bring a surprise or two.
And we like to serve afternoon tea with homemade treats whenever we can. How about in front of the fireplace after a walk up Mountain Road amidst fall colors?
Be assured that we can accommodate any special dietary need...just let us know.