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Breakfast on the Connecticut

651 River Road, Lyme, New Hampshire 03768
Innkeeper(s): Donna & John Andersen
  • Introduction

    Congratulations to Breakfast on the Connecticut for earning  the prestigious TripAdvisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award.  The award is given to those properties that consistently are commended by travelers with the highest praise earning a 4.5 rating.  This is the second consecutive year  Breakfast on the Connecticut has received the award.

    Breakfast on the Connecticut
    On a knoll overlooking the scenic Connecticut River and the hills of Vermont, Breakfast on the Connecticut sits on 23 very private acres in rural Lyme, NH, just minutes from Hanover and Dartmouth College. Breakfast On The Connecticut provides a peaceful New England bed and breakfast getaway for Dartmouth parents & alumni, vacationers, business retreats and group events. Its proximity to many summer camps in the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire and Vermont makes it the ideal spot for visiting parents and families. This elegant New England bed and breakfast is available for bridal/baby showers, rehearsal dinners, and smaller business retreats, weddings and family reunions.

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    While our own property offers ample opportunity for canoeing, kayaking, fishing or biking, we are also close to golf, horseback riding, both downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling and major recreational areas located in both New Hampshire and Vermont. Minutes from the Appalachian Trail and an easy drive to the White Mountains, we are ideally located for those who like to spend a day hiking, mountain climbing, bird watching or sightseeing. And of course, the country roads are dotted with fabled New England craft and antique galleries to explore. No matter what you choose to do, you will enjoy returning to our modern New Hampshire country inn at the end of the day. weddings and family reunions.

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    Breakfast on the Connecticut was built in 1996 in the tradition of Shaker simplicity. The New England Inn’s 15 guest rooms are bright, airy and uncluttered, almost evenly split between the Main House and the attached 12 sided Shaker barn. Breakfast on the Connecticut sits on 23 acres in rural Lyme, just a dozen miles north of Hanover and Dartmouth College.

    Attention to detail somewhat belies the Shaker simplicity. There is cherry trim throughout, granite counter-tops, a stunning cherry spiral staircase leading to our two suites, reproduction Shaker furniture blended with antiques, a parlor grand and Pompanoosuc Mills furniture in the breakfast room of our New England inn.

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    Two common rooms provide ample room to sit and relax indoors, while our screened porch offers a comfortable shelter on a rainy day. On those clear days, however, you’ll enjoy one of our Adirondack chairs or benches overlooking the river where you can sit back and take in the wonderful views.

    Breakfast on the Connecticut has all the relative comforts you would expect of an upscale New England Inn including private baths, A/C, radiant heat, WIFI and excellent cell service. So bring your cell phone and laptop but leave your cares and stress behind.

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    Breakfast is where Breakfast on the Connecticut gets its name. From our spacious kitchen comes a full, hearty New England breakfast offering each morning from 8:00 am to 9:30 am. The day begins with the enticing aroma of fresh-brewed coffee made with pure water from our deep artisan well or a choice from our array of teas and cocoa.

    Our sun-drenched dining room awaits with an array of fresh fruit, juice, cereals, yogurt and freshly baked scone, muffin or coffeecake.


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    Then a tough decision, cinnamon French toast or a vegetable omelet, buttermilk waffles or southwestern frittata, blueberry pancakes or asparagus puff with vegetable confetti. The New England breakfast choices are endless and all are made with the finest ingredients using as many locally grown items as possible.

    Our gourmet New England breakfast is served from 8:00 am to 9:30 am but we will gladly accommodate an early breakfast upon request.

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  • Weddings

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    Breakfast on the Connecticut-Married coupleBreakfast on the Connecticut is the perfect setting for New England weddings. Whether it is a small affair, 50 or less, or a larger function, up to 125, we will work to make your special day truly memorable. With 23 acres of lawns, gardens and waterfront, your guests can spend time reading in the Adirondack chairs, paddling on the Connecticut River, biking the country roads or just relaxing with a glass of wine. Our unique location combines the quiet tranquility of the countryside but has easy access to many New Hampshire and Vermont attractions. Our 15 guest rooms are well appointed each with private bath, TV, WIFI and air conditioning.

    New England Weddings at Breakfast on the Connecticut are very special affairs. We can accommodate up to 125 people under a tent on our side lawn. For further information, weekend availability and to arrange a tour of the facilities, please contact us at (603) 353-4444.

    Photos by Kingdom Wedding Photography


  • Conferences or Meetings

    Breakfast on the Connecticut-DiningThe New Hampshire conference center at Breakfast on the Connecticut offers many amenities for small conferences and business meetings offering special corporate guest room rates and a breakfast, lunch and break menu.

    Corporate Guest Room Rates at Our NH Conference Center
    Single Occupancy including full breakfast: $125—$115
    Double Occupancy including full breakfast: $135—$125Rates are based on: In Season (May 1—Oct 31), Out of Season (Nov 1—Apr 30).

    Meeting Rooms at Our NH Conference Center – (1 to 20 guests)
    Half-Day Room Rental: $115
    Full-Day Room Rental: $185
    Note: We will honor the area government room rate. If you are staying overnight there is no charge for the meeting room.

    NH Conference Center Menu
    To simplify your planning, a full country breakfast is included in the room rate for overnight guests. These prices include New Hampshire 8.0% Meals and Lodging Tax and gratuities.

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    Continental Breakfast – $7.95
    Fresh homemade pastries of the day, Fresh fruit bowl, Coffee, decaf, tea and assorted juices.

    Bagel Breakfast – $8.95
    Assorted bagels and cream cheeses, Fresh fruit bowl, Coffee, decaf, tea and assorted juices

    Full Breakfast – $13.95
    Fresh homemade pastries of the day, Cold cereals, Fresh fruit, Scrambled eggs, Bacon or sausage, French toast or pancakes, Coffee, decaf, tea and assorted juices.

    Conference Breaks
    These break options are available for half-day conferences or full day. These prices include New Hampshire 8% Meals and Lodging Tax and gratuities.

    Morning Beverage Break – Included in meeting room rental.
    Coffee, decaf, tea and assorted juices

    Morning Break – $7.95
    Fresh homemade pastrie of the day, fresh fruit, coffee, decaf, tea and assorted juices.

    Afternoon Beverage Break – Included in meeting room rental
    Tea, assorted juices and assorted soft drinks*

    Afternoon Break – $4.95
    Homemade cookies, brownies or breads, Tea, assorted juices and assorted soft drinks*

    *Iced tea and lemonade will be served in the warmer months instead of tea and assorted juices.

    NH Conference Center Lunch
    We offer two lunches, sit-down service and our special Deli Buffet. These prices include New Hampshire 9% Meals and Lodging Tax and gratuities.

    Sit-down Service – $24.95
    Homemade soup of the day or salad, entrée, Fresh seasonal vegetable du jour, dessert, coffee, tea and beverages, Specifics tailored to customer preferences.

    Deli Buffet – $17.95
    Homemade soup of the day, sliced assorted meats & cheeses, platter of lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles, two side salads, homemade breads, condiments and dressings, dessert, coffee, tea and beverages.

  • Vermont Attractions

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    Ben & Jerry’s
    1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd
    Waterbury, VT 05676-4407
    (802) 882-1240

    Rock of Ages Visitor Center
    558 Graniteville Road
    Barre, Vermont 05641
    (802) 476-3119

    Porter Music Box Museum
    33 Sunset Hill Rd
    Randolph, VT 05060
    (802) 728-9694

    Sugarbush Farm
    Sugarbush Farm Rd
    Woodstock, VT 05091

    King Arthur Flour Baker’s Store
    135 US Route 5 South
    Norwich, VT 05055
    (802) 649-3361

    Simon Pearce
    1760 Quechee Main St
    Quechee, VT 05059
    (802) 295-2711

    FH Gillingham & Sons
    16 Elm Street
    Woodstock, VT 05091
    (802) 457-2100

    Quechee Gorge Village
    5573 Woodstock Road
    Quechee, VT 05059
    (802) 295-1550

    Antiques Collaborative, Inc.
    U.S. Route 4, Waterman Place
    6931 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, VT 05059
    (802) 296-5858

    Woodstock, VT 05091

    Norwich Farmers Market
    301 US. Route 5 South, Norwich VT


    Colatina Exit
    164 Main Street
    Bradford, VT 05033
    (802) 222-9008

    The Hungry Bear Pub and Grill
    776 Lower Plain
    Bradford, VT 05033
    (802) 222-5288

    Perfect Pear Cafe
    48 S Main St
    Bradford, VT 05033
    (802) 222-5912

    Carpenter & Main
    326 Main St
    Norwich, VT 05055-4418
    (802) 649-2922

    Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse-At Norwich Inn
    325 Main St
    Norwich, VT 05055
    (802) 649-1143

    Parker House Restaurant
    1792 Quechee Main Street
    Quechee, VT 05059
    (802) 295-6077

    Simon Pearce
    1760 Quechee Main St
    Quechee, VT 05059
    (802) 295-2711

    The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm
    1119 Quechee Main Street
    Quechee, VT 05059
    (802) 295-3133

    Stone Soup
    211 College St
    Burlington, VT 05401-8306
    (802) 862-7616

    Isabell’s Cafe
    3052 Route 5
    East Thetford, VT 05043
    (802) 785-4300

    Tip Top Cafe
    85 North Main Street
    White River Jct, VT 05001-7135
    (802) 295-3312

    1 S Main St
    White River Jct, VT 05001-7095
    (802) 359-4041

    Windsor Station Restaurant
    27 Depot Ave,
    Windsor, VT 05089-1406

    Bentley’s Restaurant
    3 Elm St # 1
    Woodstock, VT 05091-1096
    (802) 457-3232

    Prince & Pauper Restaurant
    24 Elm St # 1
    Woodstock, VT 05091-1043
    (802) 457-1818

    The Woodstock Inn & Resort
    14 The Green
    Woodstock, VT 05091
    (800) 448-7900

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    The Arts

    Stephen Huneck Gallery
    1356 Spaulding Rd
    St Johnsbury, VT 05819-8671
    (802) 748-2700

    Gallery On the Green
    1 The Green
    Woodstock, VT 05091-1278
    (802) 457-4956

    Northern Stage
    12 North Main Street
    White River Junction, VT 05001
    (802) 296-7000

    Fairlee Drive
    In 1809 Us Route 5 N
    Fairlee, VT 05045-9745
    (802) 333-9192

    Path of Life Sculpture Garden
    36 Park Road, Suite 2
    Windsor, VT 05089
    (802) 674-9933


    Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
    1302 Main Street
    St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
    (802) 748-2372

    St Johnsbury Athenaeum
    1171 Main St
    St Johnsbury, VT 05819-2289
    (802) 748-8291

    Billings Farm & Museum
    5302 River Rd
    Woodstock, VT 05091-0489
    (802) 457-2355

    Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
    Woodstock, Vermont 05091
    (802) 457-2345

    American Precision Museum
    196 Main St
    Windsor, VT 05089-1312
    (802) 674-5781

    President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site
    3780 State Route 100A
    Plymouth, Vermont 05056
    (802) 672-3773

    Cornish Colony Museum
    147 Main Street #300
    Windsor, VT 05089-1338
    (802) 674-6008

    Breakfast on the Connecticut-LandJustin Smith Morrill Homestead
    214 Justin morrill memorial hwy
    Strafford, VT 05072
    (802) 828-3051

    Joseph Smith Memorial
    273 LDS Ln
    South Royalton, VT 05068-5320
    (802) 763-8198

    Shelburne Museum
    6000 Shelburne Rd
    Shelburne, Vermont 05482
    (802) 985-3346

    Montshire Museum of Science
    1 Montshire Rd
    Norwich, VT 05055-9334
    (802) 649-2200

    Woodstock Historical Society
    26 Elm St
    Woodstock, VT 05091-1024
    (802) 457-1822

    Old Constitution House
    16 Main St
    Windsor, VT 05089-1307
    (802) 674-6628


    Union Village Dam
    Norwich, VT 05055

    Path of Life Sculpture Garden
    36 Park Road, Suite 2
    Windsor, VT 05089
    (802) 674-9933

    VINS Nature Center
    6565 Woodstock Rd
    Quechee, VT 05059
    (802) 359-5000

    White River Flyer
    54 Depot Street
    Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101

    Quechee Gorge Village
    5573 Woodstock Road
    Quechee, VT 05059
    (802) 295-1550

    Above Reality Inc. Hot Air Balloon Rides
    71 Essex Way
    Essex, VT 05452
    (877) 386-7473

    Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center
    225 Pavillion Road
    Thetford, VT 05043
    (802) 785-4737

  • Directions

    Our charming Hanover Inn is a bed and breakfast in nearby Lyme NH and is convenient to and from Dartmouth & Orford, New Hampshire and Thetford, Vermont.

    From the South (on the Interstates)
    From I-89 North, cross the Connecticut River into Vermont and take I-91 North to Exit 14 (Thetford/Lyme). Proceed east for approx 1.2 miles to Route 5.  Take a right on Route 5 and then take an immediate left to cross the East Thetford Bridge.  Cross the bridge and proceed 1 mile to a stop sign and the center of Lyme.  Go straight and you are now on Route 10.    Pass by the Lyme Green staying on Route 10.  Approx. 2 miles after the church on the Green take a left onto North Thetford Road.  At the end of the road, take a right onto River Road and our sign is 1.2 miles on the left.

    From Hanover
    Take Lyme Road (Route 10) north out of Hanover. Pass through the center of Lyme staying on Route 10. Approximately 2 (two) miles after the Lyme Congregational Church on the Green, take a left on North Thetford Road (across from Wagner Forest Management). At the end of the road, take a right on to River Road and our sign is approximately 1.2 miles down on the left.

    From the North
    From I-91 South, take Exit 15 (Fairlee/Orford). At the end of the ramp turn left and go to the stop sign. Turn left and go 1/2 mile to the CITGO station on your right. Just after the CITGO turn right onto Bridge Street. Go over the bridge to the stop sign (Orford). Take a right onto Rte. 10 and go 2 miles to River Road on the right. Take River Road for 1.9 miles and you will see our sign on the right. The B&B is well set back from the road.