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Whether you are a bicycle enthusiast, a casual biker, a locavore, nature lover or history buff, you will love our inn to inn bike tours. New Hampshire is a cyclist's paradise, and our bike tours combine biking on the Northern Rail Trail with the luxury and convenience of being able to relax nightly in gracious inns, followed in the mornings by a gourmet breakfast before you hit the rail trail again.

Seven historic inns throughout the Lakes and Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee regions of New Hampshire are connected by the Northern Rail Trail and are  offering inn to inn packages. Come stay with us and enjoy breakfast and dinner and relax at sunset after a fulfilling day bicycling.

The Common Man Inn & Spa
231 Main Street, Plymouth, NH 03264
The Common Man Inn & Spa., located off I-93 in Plymouth NH, offers a truly unique experience for guests of all interests!
With 37 guest rooms & an off-site Cabin, our deluxe accommodations feature cozy rooms with rustic touches & classic Common Man charm, some with gas fireplaces & jetted tubs.  Ask about our pet-friendly rooms!  Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, cable television, refrigerators, and 24-hour coffee & tea in our Inn lobby.

Our full-service restaurant, Foster's Boiler Room, serving fine American foods, from light fare to hearty selections in our lively pub, or fire-side in our Abenaki dining room.  Daily specials offer something that will keep your taste buds coming back for more.

Our full-service day spa & salon offers a wide-variety of treatments to leave you feeling relaxed & rejuvenated, from manicures to massages, we have the treatment for you. Daily fitness classes include yoga & tai-chi

Enjoy the use of our heated indoor pool, rock waterfall Jacuzzi, sauna & fitness room. Complimentary continental breakfast is available daily in our Rise & Shine café for all of our inn guests, including fresh-baked muffins, pastries & breads, whole fruit, yogurts, cereals, juices, coffee & tea.

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Danbury Country Store
705 US Route 4 Danbury, NH 03230
If you stop on the rail trail at the Danbury Country Store, you will be offered a smile and a full Boar's Head Deli selection, pizza, grass fed cheeseburgers, hot drinks, cool drinks,  homemade soups, dinner entrees and desserts. While waiting for your lunch you can browse through the local items, the old fashioned candy counter,Melissa and Doug toys, tshirts, or full grocery offerings. After you are done filling up your belly, your bicycle tires or your vehicle, you can relax on our open porch, during the warmer months or the enclosed sun porch during the cooler months.

Follansbee Inn
2 Keyser Street, North Sutton, NH 03260
(603) 927-4221 or (800) 626-4221

Relax, Unwind, Connect.
Follansbee Inn, an historic lakeside bed & breakfast situated on the banks of beautiful Kezar Lake, boasts 18 individually decorated guest rooms, each with a private, en suite bathroom. Follansbee is located in the quiet village of North Sutton just south of New London in the Sunapee/Dartmouth region of New Hampshire, an area known far and wide for year round activities including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, hiking, leaf peeping, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling to name but a few. For winter sports enthusiasts Follansbee is mere minutes from Mount Sunapee and Ragged Mountain, two of the finest New Hampshire ski resorts. Cross country skiers, snowshoe enthusiasts, and snowmobilers can begin their recreation outside the front door of Follansbee Inn. In the spring, summer, and fall Follansbee guests can appreciate beautiful Kezar Lake while enjoying unlimited free use of the Inn's kayaks, canoes, rowboat, sailboat, and bicycles. Indeed, for generations guests have come to Follansbee Inn  to relax, to unwind, and to enjoy an active, natural, and environmentally friendly vacation.

Highland Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast
32 Maple Street, Andover, NH 03216
This gentleman's farmhouse originally built in 1767 is located in Andover, NH, a stone's throw from Highland Lake, a pristine, spring-fed mountain lake with beach. The Highland Lake Inn is conveniently situated in the center of northern New England, 4 miles from renowned Proctor Academy, 10 miles from Ragged Mountain Ski Resort, and 20 miles from New Hampshire's capital, Concord.  New Hampshire's White Mountains , Vermont's Green Mountains, the Maine Coast, and the city of Boston are all within a 2 hour car ride.

The inn's ten guest rooms feature private full bathrooms with distinctive amenities by Molton Brown of London and L'OCCITANE; the most king-size beds and most spacious rooms available in the area, furnished with luxurious Italian linens by Mascioni; flat screen cable TV and Wi Fi access.

In the morning guests are served a full breakfast featuring freshly brewed, micro-roaster's coffee, Harney & Sons Fine Teas, fresh fruit, farm fresh eggs, artisan breads and croissants. Kayak and bicycle rental is available on premises. Innkeepers are fluent in French, German, and some Spanish.

The Inn at Pleasant Lake
853 Pleasant Street, New London, NH
603-526-6271 or 800-626-4907

A beautiful waterfront property offering inviting common rooms and  ten well-appointed guest rooms and jr. suites, many with lake and mountain views, award winning gourmet meals, and access to a wide array of activities. A full breakfast and afternoon tea is included with overnight stays.  Available to the public and inn guests, dining at the inn is a memorable, not to be missed affair.  Chef/Owner Brian MacKenzie prepares a prix-fixe dinner complete with a unique chef presentation of the meal prior to dinner.  A well appointed wine list, full bar are available.  (Dinner: Wed-Sun, one seating during peak season, check the website or call for winter hours).

The private beach, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are complimentary during the warmer weather.  The inn is located very close to an extensive hiking trail system and is a ten minute drive to access the The Northern Rail Trail entrance at Potter Place.   Nearby wintertime activities include downhill and x-country skiing, skating, snowshoeing and sledding.
Conveniently located off of Interstate 89, New London is home to Colby Sawyer College, The New London Barn Playhouse (summer stock theater), The New London Historical Society and many unique shops and eateries.  Factory Outlet shopping is a forty-five minute drive from the inn.

The Inn On Newfound Lake
1030 Mayhew Turnpike (Rt. 3-A), Bridgewater NH
(603) 744-9111

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The Inn on Newfound Lake has been greeting guests since 1840 as one of the original Stage coach stops from Boston to Montreal. The Inn has been rated one of the top ten romantic getaways in New England, and it Pasquaney Restaurant named one of the top in the State.

With antiques and art from around the world, the Innkeepers keep the Inn alive with old world charm.  Experience life as it should be with 28 comfortable rooms and suites, gorgeous lake views, elegant gardens and luscious food.  Sitting room, tv room, hot tub, exercise area, and private beach.

The Inn hosts functions from 50 to 185 guests in its award-winning restaurant, updated barn and extensive gardens. Newfound Lake is located in the beautiful Lake Region of New Hampshire, at the foothills of the White Mountains making your destination the best of both worlds. Life as it should be with Innkeepers who care.

Shaker Farm Bed & Breakfast
597 NH Route 4A
Enfield, NH 03748
(603) 632-7664

Conveniently Located in Enfield, New Hampshire

Located near Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Hospital, Cardigan Mountain School, Proctor School and Lebanon Opera House our location is perfect for a visit. We’re close enough to the many activities and events in the area, but with a special intimacy that will make you feel right at home.

The Shaker Museum & Village, Shaker Mountain, LaSalette Shrine and Mascoma Lake are all within walking distance. Nearby you’ll find: Powerhouse Mall, Quechee Gorge, Simon Pearce Glass Blowing, Billings Farm Museum, Baker Library, Flood Museum, Hopkins Center, Montshire Museum, Ruggles Mine, St Gaudens National Historic Site, and much more.

For a compilation of several inns and visitor resources in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region see

NRT provides this list of lodging choices as a convenience to rail trail users.  It is not all inclusive, more a suggestion of the kinds of lodging available.  FNRT encourages readers to visit websites such as those offered by local chambers of commerce when making overnight arrangements.