Welcome to Colby Hill Inn!

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“WOW – before we left, we had to book a reservation for Christmas week (for 12)!” – November Guest

 

  •  BRUNCH at the Inn. we offer a brunch menu for the public with seatings from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Join us for a Wine & Cheese Social every Friday from 5:30-6:30 pm. With weather permitting, we will be outside. We pour 2 whites and 1 red and offer a great assortment of local cheeses, cured meats, pickled vegetables and accoutrements.
  • Wines of the World Dinner Parties – August 24, 6:15 p.m. – a monthly event with a different world region each month. This month we feature Mollydooker Wines & Australian cuisine.
  • Monthly Global Cooking with Local IngredientsNext on September 17. Join Chef Barnes for a cooking class and dinner party. $115, rooms discounted! Return students are $100.

 


We are an award-winning country inn in the quintessential New England town of Henniker, New Hampshire. We offer 14 individually decorated guest rooms, over five acres for your enjoyment, acclaimed dining at The Grazing Room, and warm hospitality. We sit on the scenic and historic Currier and Ives Byway. Since we are located in nearly the geographical center of New England, only 90 minutes north of Boston and 25 minutes from the Manchester airport, we are the perfect location for exploring the best of New England. Ask about our day-trip itineraries and packages that offer something rewarding for everyone.

 


 

cropped-barn.jpgAn ECO retreat and Dining Destination. Colby Hill Inn caters to romantic couples, families, private meetings or events, people who are looking for outdoor recreation, and foodies who are seeking an innovative meal crafted from foods within our region. Whatever your plans include during the day, you will certainly want to dine with us and locals in The Grazing Room. Bruce Barnes is a celebrated chef who has led all culinary operations at the World Bank in Washington, DC and owned two successful East Village restaurants. The Grazing Room is already receiving outstanding reviews and accolades for his expert culinary execution and varied menus.

Our decisions are made with a focus on bringing the property to new heights in guest services and comfort, environmental sustainability, support to the community and local farmers, and investment in our staff.
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Upon arrival, one of the first things all guest want to do is to grab one of our freshly baked cookies and then meet our baby French Alpine goats Annabelle, Chloe, Gertrude and Lucy.

A Message from Your Innkeepers

Dear Friends:

Family shotArriving to Henniker for the first time in August 2015 to view this historic property, we immediately fell in love with its five acres and barns dating back to the 1890s. More importantly, we saw great potential. We moved here in January 2016, from Washington, DC, to purchase the inn and have been working hard to apply our skills to increase guest comforts, drive the restaurant to new heights and build the Inn’s brand and capacity as a country retreat. It’s truly an idyllic place and ideal for romantic escapes, planning retreats and special events.

 In brief, we look to create a strong synergy between Colby Hill’s appeal as a country inn and becoming a popular dining destination. Any foodie would agree that good local foods are a draw to any place, and we are fortunate that New Hampshire has an abundance of great foods. It’s been truly exciting to start reaching out to local farmers, fishermen and other food producers over the last month. Our focus on local foods and beverages is a key pillar in our overall commitment to evolving into an eco-operated inn and restaurant (we like to say a “re-treat”).

Our restaurant has been renamed The Grazing Room because the finest, freshest local ingredients bring the best tastes to the table; so, we hope you slowly enjoy every bite of our food. Since our dining rooms provide an excellent view of our gardens, barns and goats, we furnished the dining room with tables crafted locally from a 1740s barn and commissioned a beautiful Rufus Porter-style mural for our rear dining room based upon an 1803 map of Henniker that included sketches of all town buildings and houses.

We are constantly working on building a broad range of itineraries, services, and partnerships to allow guests to fully enjoy the fact that Henniker is perhaps one of the most centrally located towns to the best of New England, all within 90 minutes or less from the Inn.

A warm welcome to you all,

Bruce Barnes, Chef Proprietor
Jefferson Brechbuhl, Chief INNovation Officer