Monday, February 25, 2013


Don't you just love a good road trip?

This past weekend we drove up to New Hampshire to visit our son at school. I was looking forward to seeing him and staying at the newly refurbished Hanover Inn in Hanover, NH. The hotel recently underwent an extensive renovation-the tired faux Early American decor has been replaced with an assortment of classically elegant, yet comfortable seating. Deep green velvet sofas and buttery leather chairs play beautifully against the Dartmouth green bead board walls. The statement piece of the new lobby is a majestic stone table fashioned from New Hampshire granite. The thick slab is perched on blocks of natural wood-it's a beautiful, nature inspired piece that showcases the state's famous stone. To lighten the look, a collection of local designer, Simon Pearce's table lamps give a soft, luminous aura to the tablescape. The new lobby is fresh and modern, incorporating New Hamphire's best natural resources with great design.
 Sophisticated rustic charm
 Collection of Simon Pearce table lamps
Leather wing chairs and soft velvet sofas create an inviting space to read
Fresh snow on Dartmouth campus


The enchanted home said...

Hi Barbara..what a gorgeous hotel! I will have to remember this when we go up and possibly visit!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

What a gorgeous hotel...hope you had a great time visiting with your son...

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Stunning, Barbara, and I LOVE the table. Great idea!
Happy Monday.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

This hotel lobby is gorgeous! The stone table is incredible.
I hope you had a great visit with your son.
Have a happy Monday,
~ Wendi

pretty pink tulips said...

I can't remember if this is where we stayed when we dropped our son at camp, but if it is, I wouldn't have recognized it!

I'm sure Carter was happy to see you!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

michele said...

so beautiful! and i can only imagine that Dartmouth campus. thanks for taking us along.

happy monday, lovely.


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Hamptontoes said...

Nothing like a good road trip, especially when it's a stylish one! Your son's campus looks like something in a storybook, quite dreamy in the snow!

Splendid Market said...

So inviting. I love that slab table.

Lianna@theresnoplacelikehomemke said...

Those wingback chairs are heaven!

Anonymous said...

unrecognizable is right! not at all the same hotel we stayed in many times when our son attended dartmouth. i love hanover and the surrounding areas of quechee and woodstock. i've been asking my husband to take a ride up for awhile now...i'm guessing i should make reservations now. the last time we were up...long after our son was february and we had a beautiful snow covered view of the green from our room.

long island, ny

Anonymous said...

unrecognizable is an understatement! not at all the hotel we stayed in many times when our son attended dartmouth. i love hanover and the surrounding areas of woodstock and quechee. i've been asking my husband for a ride up there for awhile now.....guess i'll have to make the reservations now. the last time we were there was in february long after my son graduated. we had a beautiful snow covered view of the green from our room.

anne kelly
long island, ny

Anonymous said...

sorry for the duplicate....thought the first draft didn't make it.



I agree Anne--it really does look great and I think fits into the community beautifully. The rooms are also very comfortable--the new restaurant will be open in April. If you do come up let me know and I will give you a few new restaurants that are quite good!

christy said...

Beautiful hotel. Something you wouldn't necessarily expect for New Hampshire, looks very city like.

Anonymous said...

WOW- This looks fresh and modern without being out of place. Love the rough granite! Mentioned in Dartmouth's Alma mater. What a clever folly the designer incorporated into this norman rockwell corner of Hanover NH

therelishedroost said...

Wow, I love that green reading room, very sharp!!
Thanks for sharing!!
xo Karolyn

Anonymous said...

thank you barbara. i will definetly be in touch for your restaurant suggestions. showing my husband the new pics right now. ;-)

anne kelly
long island, ny

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That place to to die! Love those leather wing chairs. Gasp!

carolyn bradford said...

Everything about this post was gorgeous! But the Simon Pierce lamps…wow!!! I collect his pieces and can't believe I don't have a lamp! For the longest time my husband gave me different pieces for different occasions…may have to put the bug in his ear again! Glad you got to stay in this lovely hotel and I hope your visit was wonderful with your son!

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