Hancock Inn Bed and Breakfast » Monadnock region http://www.hancockinn.com Hancock Inn Bed and Breakfast Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:47:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 The Vegetable Garden is in High Gearhttp://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2015/07/the-vegetable-garden-is-in-high-gear http://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2015/07/the-vegetable-garden-is-in-high-gear#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:20:52 +0000 http://www.hancockinn.com/?p=3120 Our vegetable and cut flower gardens are expertly managed by Jan Buonanno, who hired on as our farmer a couple of years ago to install the gardens and has since assumed additional duties at the Inn. She continues to run Hand Drawn Farms in Hancock, NH.

We were out there gathering the remaining strawberries last night and felt compelled to take some pictures. Nice work, Jan.

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The Great Sheep Boomhttp://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2014/11/the-great-sheep-boom http://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2014/11/the-great-sheep-boom#comments Sat, 08 Nov 2014 21:11:14 +0000 http://www.hancockinn.com/?p=2659 The next installment in our History Weekend series is Saturday, November 15th, when we have organized a day around the history of New Hampshire’s great Sheep Boom of the mid-19th century. That’s right, the “Sheep Boom” – before the Industrial Boom, Oil Boom, Internet Boom, what have you, there was the Sheep Boom, which did much to transform the New England landscape.

First up, at 10:30 a.m., is a visit to the Hancock Historical Society at the other end of Main Street for a look at how one leading Hancock family, the Westons, survived, persevered and adapted to the events of their time, and how the sheep farm segment of their business endured and survived to the present day.

At 5:30 p.m. we meet at the Inn for cocktails and dinner to hear Stephen Taylor, farmer, scholar and former New Hampshire Agricultural Commissioner, talk about the Sheep Boom of the 1800s and its enduring impact on our landscape. If you choose, you can enjoy Weston Family lamb which is appears regularly on the Inn’s menu.

The cost of the program is free. Cocktails and dinner costs at the Inn are a la carte. Reservations are required.

Come learn more about our history at New Hampshire’s oldest, continuously operating Inn, The Hancock Inn.


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Water Power Weekendhttp://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2014/10/water-power-weekend http://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2014/10/water-power-weekend#comments Sun, 05 Oct 2014 01:54:08 +0000 http://www.hancockinn.com/?p=2626
Our program of “History Weekends” debuted this weekend with a look at the past, present and future of New Hampshire water power. Many thanks to Moderator, Howard Mansfield, who solicited the help of Chick Colony and Bob King for an informed, fascinating look at how the need for water power shaped our lives and reshaped the landscape.20141004_111348

Chick Colony, President of Harrisville Designs, in Harrisville, NH, leads participants on a tour of the Harrisiville mills.

Chick Colony, President of Harrisville Designs, in Harrisville, NH, leads participants on a tour of the Harrisiville mills.


To bring water power to a mill you need to bring the mill to the water.

To bring water power to a mill you need to bring the mill to the water.

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The future of power? An old, but fully functional turbine that Historic Harrisville hopes to put back into use generating electricity.

The future of power? An old, but fully functional turbine that Historic Harrisville hopes to put back into use generating electricity.

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BuzzFeed’s Must Visit Small Towns in New Englandhttp://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2014/03/buzzfeeds-must-visit-small-towns-in-new-england http://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2014/03/buzzfeeds-must-visit-small-towns-in-new-england#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:56:18 +0000 http://www.hancockinn.com/?p=2335 BuzzFeed writer, Adam Davis, has been spending a lot of time in New England recently – or at least with New Englanders. He’s posted the 24 MUST VISIT small towns in New England and, yes, Hancock, New Hampshire is one of ’em.

While you’re in town, stay at the Hancock Inn, have lunch at Fiddleheads, visit the Meetinghouse and drive across the covered bridge.


Bring your friends!

covered bridge

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Old Home Day Paradehttp://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2012/08/old-home-day-parade http://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2012/08/old-home-day-parade#comments Sun, 19 Aug 2012 01:49:50 +0000 http://www.hancockinn.com/?p=1182 Poster
Front Porch display
Temple Band
Main Street
fire trucks
Paul Towers in fire truck
Antique Cars
Sean Kerwin on the Penny Farthing
Sean Kerwin on Penny Farthing 2

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Barbequed Ribs for Sunday Supper, August 12thhttp://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2012/08/barbequed-ribs-for-sunday-supper-august-12th http://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2012/08/barbequed-ribs-for-sunday-supper-august-12th#comments Fri, 10 Aug 2012 02:00:53 +0000 http://www.hancockinn.com/?p=1174 Barbequed Ribs for Sunday Supper this weekend, plus Baked Beans, Braised Greens (Collard or, say, Swiss Chard) and Corn Bread. Oh man! For starters, Fried Pickles! That’s pickles. Fried. And for dessert Peach Crisp.


$15.00 prix fixe (excluding beverage, tax and gratuity). 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Reservations are appreciated.

Finger food

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The View from Bald Mountainhttp://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2012/07/the-view-from-bald-mountain http://www.hancockinn.com/blog/2012/07/the-view-from-bald-mountain#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:10:32 +0000 http://www.hancockinn.com/?p=1155 We hiked up Bald Mountain this week, which is about two miles from the Inn. Great views of the Monadnock Region from the top. The trail ends at Willard Pond, which means a swim at the end to cool off.

Monadnock Mountain in the distance.
Looking down at Willard Pond
The view from atop Bald Mountain

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