The Inn’s History: Established in 1947, Built in 1834
The Inn at East Hill Farm is an all-inclusive vacation resort located at the base of picturesque Mt. Monadnock, hidden in the quiet southwest corner of New Hampshire, and is dedicated to provide a family environment of quality, comfort, and relaxation, in all aspects of a guest’s stay. The Inn also hosts line dance and square dance weekends, senior mid-weeks, senior citizen lunches and overnights, and business conferences and retreats.
In 1765, the first resident of East Hill Farm lived in a dugout cave, near the present day skating rink, where nightly fires were kept burning to ward off mountain lions and wolves which roamed the area. Soon the resident married, built a log cabin, and cleared the land for farming to provide for a family of ten children. From its initial stages, East Hill Farm has been accustomed to many children.
In the mid 1800’s the Inn took on its first paying guests who were farmers from nearby Massachusetts. These farmers would drive their cattle to the Inn’s 180 acre property, to graze the pastureland for the summer, whereby the farmers, for a mere seventy five cents, would stay overnight at the inn, and enjoy two hearty meals, before returning home.
The early 1900’s brought about a barn raising and new additions to the main inn. After World War II, cottages were built, and a swimming pool was added, where the emphasis of the Inn was to provide for a family getaway with activities appealing to both adults and children. The tradition has continued today under the ownership of Dave & Sally Adams where generations of vacationers from around the country enjoy the Inn’s 150 acre working farm, with 65 tastefully decorated guest rooms, 3 swimming pools, a barnyard filled with animals, and a kitchen where homemade breads arouse the senses and bountiful meals emerge.
The Inn is open daily to provide guests with a relaxing hands-on farm experience, which typically includes milking the cows and goats from the rare breed livestock, churning butter, making cheese, petting the bunnies, and feeding the animals.
The seasons of the year provide natural special events for farm life activities. Winter welcomes lambs and many other baby animals, in addition to ice-skating, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, supervised sledding, and making s’mores by the campfire. Boating around Perkins Pond in the springtime captures nature reawakening, as well as collecting blue “Easter Eggs” from special Araucana chickens, and holding newly hatched chicks. Summer is time for swimming, fishing, horseback-riding, climbing Mt. Monadnock, the second most climbed mountain in the world, and hiking the smaller Gap Mt., which is a wonderful trek for younger children. Horse drawn hayrides through the blushing woods to the pumpkin patch, ushers one into fall.
East Hill Farm is a family run business where traditions and family values are the foundation of its success.