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Here you’ll find posts about the Inn and the happenings around the town of Hancock New Hampshire.

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The Last of The Mohicans

When I was in grade eight, age 13, I won a reading prize at school. Don’t be impressed. Most everyone was a winner of something and all I had to do was struggle through a few versus of text in front of the assembly and make it back to my seat without tripping over the…
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Our Inner Loon

Hidden in the morning mist of Hunts Pond – our Hancock home away from home at the Inn – are two loons that must be thinking about leaving for their winter salt water environs now that the first snow has arrived and temperatures today are in the low double-digits. We love the loons. They tag…
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The Parade Route

One of the choice things about living on Main Street wherever you go in New England, and perhaps elsewhere, is being on the parade route. Before we moved to Hancock to be innkeepers we lived in a town west of Boston in an old 1800s farm house in the historic center of the village. We…
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“Best Historic Vibe”

The Editors of New England’s magazine of record, Yankee, have recognized The Hancock Inn for having the Best Historic Vibe in their 2019 Editor’s Choice Award issue, which is out now. We’re delighted by “Vibe.” It may be that we’ve shared this story in this space before, but years ago a regular guest, who happens…
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The Annual Game Dinner

We hosted the Annual Game Dinner a couple of weeks ago in the Fox Tavern celebrating the bounty of our northern woods, and abundant lakes and streams. Everyone enjoyed Elk, Moose, Boar, Venison, Salmon, Trout and Duck and the accompanying tall tales from the deep woods. Special Guest, Mark Ellingwood, Wildlife Division Chief of New…
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Celebrating Robert Burns

Around the world on January 25th, the Scots and the friends of Scots and others keen for fine traditions and good times, celebrated the life and work of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns. So it was at the Inn on the 25th with all the trimmings, including fine scotch whiskies, kilts, the haggis, poetry and…
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