Built in 1819, the federal-style brick home offers rare accommodations to business travelers and tourists year-round.
Situated in Keene’s downtown historic district, the house is listed on the National Historic Register and was selected for a New Hampshire Preservation Award in 2005 for excellence in restoration. Based on independent reviews, the Colony House was selected as a "Best of New England" winner by BedandBreakfast.com for fine accommodations, amenities, hospitality and service.
Located within easy walking distance of the theatre, shops, colleges, restaurants and parks, the Colony House welcomes visitors to this distinctive destination. Guests are treated to an expansive continental breakfast, exquisite amenities including fine linens and china, elegant art and antique furnishings, as well as comfortable contemporary conveniences.
I had a delightful stay at Colony House while I was in Keene last week for class at Antioch University. Thank you for your wonderful, warm hospitality. Colony House will now be the standard against which I judge all Inns…and I expect they will fall short!
Reviewed October 25, 2015
After chatty email conversations, I was expecting Joslin, the owner, to be personable and friendly, and we were definitely not disappointed! A charming hostess, who made us feel very welcome in her home. She is ably assisted by her delightful niece – between them, they are a mine of information about the area (the family has lived locally for centuries it would seem!), but are clearly well travelled, and keen raconteurs!! Our bedrooms and the dining and living rooms were all comfortably elegant and well appointed – we had previously during our trip stayed with family and friends and felt as comfortable here as we had with them – no mean feat! The town was characterful, and we found dining out enjoyable, with a variety of restaurants to choose from – and all a short walk away. All in all a wonderful short stay.
Reviewed November 16, 2015
Comfortable but elegant! Far and away one of the loveliest B & B’s I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. No details left to chance. This is a beautiful home restored in all it’s glory. Bedrooms, living room, dining room right down to the butler’s pantry are well appointed and welcoming. The food and all services were just perfect. The hostess could not have been more friendly and informative. All in all a great place to spend a lovely weekend. We were a group of 6 and occupied 3 of the available rooms. The town is a surprise as well, with a variety of restaurants (“The Stage” being our hands down favorite) and lots of shopping. I would not hesitate to revisit this lovely home.