Colony House 104

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.

Comforts & conveniences at the Colony House

The guest pantry provides

One of two comfortable living areas for guests of the Colony House. Comforts and conveniences at the Colony House include wireless Internet service plus satellite television in the newly renovated den with beautiful Las Vegas epoxy flooring, as well as books, magazines, board games and cards

Directions to Colony House

The Colony House is a landmark in downtown Keene, only a block from historic Main Street. Shops, restaurants, parks, a theatre featuring live events and films, museums, and the Colony Mill Marketplace are all within easy walking distance.

Breakfast and Amenities

A European inspired continental breakfast is served in the guest common area.Depending on the time of day and inclination, this room has several uses.


Due to limited access and parking we do not use the West Street entrance for our guest vehicles. When you arrive you may want to drop off your luggage inside the Guest Entrance before parking your car.

Keene Architectural Highlights

Keene’s historic downtown includes a highly distinctive group of buildings that represent the full range of styles and building types commonly erected in the mid-19th through the mid-20th century. Court and Washington are exceptional urban streetscapes with excellent examples of the Federal and Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire and Stick styles, many with well-preserved barns and carriage houses with beautiful sign letters.

Rooms Accomodation

All three Colony House rooms feature special touches, including Private Baths,
Queen-size beds, Ceiling fans & air conditioning etc,..
Charlotte Whitcomb Room

Charlotte Whitcomb, who came to the house as a young bride of twenty at the turn of the 20th century and remained here until her death in 1962. She was an ardent gardener and during her tenure lush gardens surrounded

Emeline Josline Room

Emeline and Horatio occupied the house upon their marriage in the 1860s and remained there for their lifetimes.  Emeline oversaw the construction of a handsome addition that now houses the Bed & Breakfast portion of the Colony House.

Hannah Taylor Room
Hannah Taylor, the great, great grandmother of the proprietor never resided in this house, although she lived within walking distance and visited frequently.Her widowed husband, Josiah, spent the final years of his life in residence here.
"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!"
Gregory D. Parker

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