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The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa

At a Glance

    Pros

  • romantic setting
  • soothing spa

    Cons

  • Wi-Fi works on main floor, but not in the rooms

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The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa Review

With a large reception room and sweeping staircase, this inn modeled after an 1891 Stanford White Victorian is breathtaking from the minute you step inside. The ambience is gracious, relaxed elegance. A deck overlooks the rolling hills around the city, and a common area offers a wet bar and cozy fireplace. Rooms have cushy amenities: fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, steam showers, and DVD players. Rooms in the carriage house and cottages are less thrilling. A full spa provides a full range of beauty treatments and massages. Afternoon tea with cakes and a made-to-order country breakfasts are included.

    Hotel Details

  • 18 rooms, 5 suites, 3 cottages.
  • Rate includes some meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-24-2013

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    Inn at Thorn Hill Review

    I stayed at The Inn at Thorn Hill for my boyfriends birthday in November 2011. The Inn was empty and eery. upon our arrival as we were shown around the Inn the interior of the Inn was dark and dreary. There was no one around. The woman who showed us to our room did not bother to show us the downstairs and the lights in several of the common areas were NOT even turned on. We planned on a 7:15 dinner reservation and decided that we would go out for a bite from the bartenders recommendation and said we would come back for our dessert in the room. Our dinner and breakfast was to be included in the room price. while we were out we decided that we actually might as well go back to the Inn to eat since it was obvious that the entire area was desolate. I called the Inn back to see if it was ok that we came back to eat. This was at 7:40. I was told that it would be fine that we did and that the kitchen would stay open until 9. At this time, I told the staff member who was on the other end of the phone that we would be back in 10 min. ...which we were. At the point we arrived back at the Inn the chef greeted us at the door and told us that he had bad news.. that they shut the kitchen down and he could make a call to a restaurant up the street for us to go to. I explained that we had just called and that we were told that it was ok to come back to eat. He said that he was sorry that they had closed up. IT WAS 8:00!!!! If you are NOT GOING TO TREAT CUSTOMERS THAT COME THERE DURING SLOW SEASON IN A PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER THEN YOU SHOULD CLOSE AT THESE TIMES!!! This Inn may be worth while at other times but I would surely NOT SUGGEST IT!!! Ibby the owner is IMPOSSIBLE AND COMPLETELY RUDE AND UNREASONABLE TO DEAL with!!! I would not suggest this place to anyone!! If you can't even turn the lights on in your establishment .. MAYBE THAT's a sign to CLOSE your doors. There is NO DEAL at this Inn whatsoever!!! We left first thing in the morning.. skipped the included breakfast.. and COULD NOT GET OUT OF THERE QUICK ENOUGH!!!! I have never been treated so poorly in my life and was brought to tears on my boyfriend's birthday.. So... IBBY @ The INN at THORN HILL.. THanks for nothing.. AGAIN!!! Also, You should really get some customer service skills!!! DO NOT GO HERE!!!

    by MeridethL, 12/1/11
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    An Oasis of Comfort

    We happened upon this Inn by accident. They usually want a 2 night stay on the weekend, but had an opening for 1 night. This is an oasis of comfort in the White Mountains. Although it was expensive, the price includes afternoon tea (with fabulous homemade cookies), dinner for two that rivals any gourmet restaurant, and a cooked breakfast. We had a suite that included a fabulous bed, fireplace, jacuzzi tub and shower, a sitting room, and Godiva chocolates waiting on our bed when we arrived. The restaurant fills up with guests and residents so they recommend you reserve a time for dinner. We loved this place and if we were in the area again we would stay there. They also have a spa (didn't use), and a pool for summer use. Fabulous and a great getaway..I would like to visit in the winter during a snowfall and snuggle under the fluffy down comforter with the fireplace burning....

    by krrnp, 10/27/07

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