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Musings, News, and Goings On...

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

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If Your Dog can Vouch for You

Three rooms with dogs this past weekend which had Potter, the resident dog, working harder to entertain than usual. We were reminded of the wonderful notice posted in a San Francisco hotel that trended a few years ago that advertised: “We have never had a dog that smoked in bed and set fire to blankets.…
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a path through the trees

A Yellow Wood

Drove down the driveway this afternoon and into a yellow wood – as yellow as we’ve ever seen it. Fall colors are never the same, year to year. This was a vivid yellow. Who can come into a yellow wood and not think of Robert Frost or, thereby, New England. Or, for me, also my father…
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a double rainbow

Weather…or Not!

Driving back into Peterborough this afternoon over Temple Mountain we hit thunderstorms. The windshield wipers were beating as fast as possible trying to sweep away the rain. When we got over the mountain and down into Peterborough we were confronted by snow on the ground. Very odd, since the temperature was 40 degrees outside. On…
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fall in hancock new hampshire

Fall Sports

Forecasting the weather in New England is practically a sport among its citizenry. A colorful sidebar to the game is forecasting fall foliage. A scientist at the University of New Hampshire’s Experimental Agricultural Station has jumped in early with an encouraging report based on the warm, wet conditions we’ve been experiencing throughout the summer. There…
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man dressed up at the hancock inn

George Washington Slept Here

We can finally say, yes, George Washington slept here, which is a question we get all the time as New Hampshire’s oldest inn. He, of course, is Dean Malissa, the official George Washington historical actor of Mt Vernon for the Mt Vernon Ladies Association who was in town for the Hillsborough Living History Event. Now…
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