Rooms in this 1830s home are painted in lively lavenders, yellows, or peaches, a cheery presence in the heart of pristine Jaffrey Center, and a perfect place to get away from it all. Although full of period furnishings, they have a hip sensibility as well as high-thread-count bedding, fluffy towels, and fine toiletries. There's a good restaurant called Thorndikes: indulge in the delightful banana-bread French toast or any dish with fresh eggs from a local farm. For dinner,
try the lobster mac and cheese or the New Hampshire veal schnitzel.