Postcards

Musings, News, and Goings On...

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

Winter

Winter arrived with a bit of a vengeance this weekend. There was not much snow, but it was a heavy snow and with winds gusting over 20 miles per hour trees and limbs fell over the roads and power lines leaving many without electricity. In the midst of this, before the end of dinner service…

Happy Thanksgiving 2020

Our National Day of Thanksgiving is upon us again and we’ve been reflecting on how to celebrate it this year. It is an old question. We went back to the archives to read Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation designating the fourth Thursday of the month as a national day of Thanksgiving. At the time, in 1863, the…
new england river

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…
Contoocook valley regional marching band

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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