Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast

421 State Route 2, Shelburne, New Hampshire 03581
Innkeeper(s): Mary Ann Mayer
  • Introduction

    The Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast front of innSurrounded by the White Mountains, the Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast sits on 5 1/2 acres located in the Androscoggin River Valley in Shelburne, New Hampshire.

    The Bed and Breakfast sits on a hill overlooking Reflection Pond, which is fed by the Androscoggin River. To the South is the Presidential Range and Mount Washington.

    As you relax on the porch, you can gaze at Mount Washington and even see smoke from the cog railway as it makes its way to the highest peak in the northeast (6,288 feet).

  • 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 Ed Wheeless for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most travelers stay at my Inn because I am close to the area attractions that they are interested in; such as Mt. Washington, Wildcat Ski Resort, Great Glen Trails, Rafting, etc - or in the fall because they are traveling from Bar Harbor, Maine, to NH to Burlington, Vt. and I am located between them.

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

    I am best known for my breakfasts. My personality is reflected in my inn and what I offer and that is what makes my inn unique. I just love the history of the inn that it was built in 1853 as an Inn. It has character that a newer home does not.

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

    The #1 reason to visit the White Mountains is the White Mountains, hiking, biking, moose watching, bird watching, fishing, Mt. Washington, skiing, snow mobiling, and dog sled rides.

    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?

    No comment.

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

    I can keep a guest busy doing something different every day for a week at least. Must see is Mt. Washington; whether they hike, drive, or take the cog railway.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The Appalachian Trail.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Several Saalt Pub and Libby's Bistro and Mountain Fire Pizza.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    My website's area attractions: White Mountains Attractions,, Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce.

    How many rooms does your inn have?


    Do you accept pets?


  • Breakfast

    The Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast strawberry pancakesStart your day with a full breakfast is served!breakfast prepared by Mary Ann. You awaken to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. When you walk into the Hummingbird Dining Room you seat yourself at a table set with orange juice and fresh fruit. What will breakfast be today?

    Breakfast Includes

    • Stuffed Cinnamon French Toast
    • Lemon Raspberry Pancakes
    • Baked Eggs Italiano
    • Banana Nut Pancakes
    • Apple Fritter French Toast, or one of Mary Ann's other specialties
    • Breakfast is served "Innkeeper's Choice" style using organic and locally grown products when available
    • With your entrée you have a choice of a variety of breakfast meat including vegetarian
    • Every day Ruby Throated Hummingbird
    • Mary Ann prepares something different
    • Seconds are always available
    • If you have special dietary needs please tell us at reservation
    • Always available are a variety of cereals, Mt. Washington homemade granola and eggs
    • While eating breakfast you may be visited by one of the hummingbirds that come for our homemade nectar
  • Amenities

    • The Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast front porchSeven guest rooms
    • 2 family suites
    • 2 deluxe suites with whirlpool tub
    • Hearty hot breakfast
    • Air conditioned rooms
    • Afternoon baked goodies and beverages
    • Private baths
    • Smoke-free
    • Free Wifi
    • Close to everything the valley has to offer
    • TV/VCR/DVD in all our suites
    • Packages
    • Movie library, games and jigsaw puzzles
    • Events such as March Maple Madness and Ghost & Goblin Trail
    • Comfy robes
    • Multiple night discount rates
    • Glycerin soaps
    • Bath and Shower scents
    • Family friendly
  • Area Attractions

    Make us your White Mountains destination. There are activities to fit everyone and so much to do we can fill your days.

    The Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast green mountains

    The Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast road


    • Hike, bike, fish, golf, or swim
    • Canoe or kayak the Androscoggin River
    • Bird watching
    • Moose tours
    • Horseback rides, or just relax on the porch with a book
    • The Appalachian Trail is ¾ of a mile from us and hiking trails abound!

    Fall Foliage

    • Hike, bike, golf, horseback rides
    • Canoe or kayak the Androscoggin River
    • Bird watch
    • Go for a scenic drive
    • Moose tours
    • The Maize at Sherman Far
    • Relax on the porch and soak in the colors


    • Downhill ski
    • Cross country ski
    • Tubing
    • Snowmobile
    • Snowshoe
    • Dogsled rides
    • Ice climbing
    • Horse drawn sleigh rides


    The area comes to life. Spring foliage is beautiful as all the trees start to bloom you'll see various shades of green along with pink, white, and red. Spring skiing is some of the best. Tuckerman's Ravine skiing usually begins about April and at many elevations you can still snow shoe. Spring hiking is wonderful. Lilacs, lupines, and lavender, oh my.


    • Antique shops
    • The quaint shops of Gorham and Jackson
    • Outlets in North Conway