Give our readers a brief history of Bishop Farm Bed & Breakfast and Cottages and of your experience as an innkeeper.
Bishop Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn and Cottages is located between Littleton, Franconia & Lisbon near the spectacular White Mountains of New Hampshire. Adventure travelers come here to hike, bike, ski, and relax. Family-owned and operated, Bishop Farm is situated on acres and acres of wooded trails with seven guest rooms in the main farmhouse and six newly renovated cottages. This restored 1800’s New England farmhouse blends the charm and tradition of yesterday with modern lodging conveniences of today.
In the spring of 2003 we, the Salter family, rescued the property from years of neglect and made the commitment to give her much some needed TLC. We put our heart and soul into this wonderful place and after a three year restoration project the buildings stand tall and proud just like the old days! We are fortunate to have the Bishop family visit and reminisce about growing up on the farm and now we can share the spirit of how the farm once was.
What have guests said they most enjoyed about their stay at Bishop Farm Bed & Breakfast and Cottages?
The comments we get the most from previous guests most always refers to their feelings of being part of the family and feeling like they are at their home away from home during their stay. From warm conversation over coffee and farm fresh breakfasts in the kitchen to late night social gatherings on the weekend around our inviting fire pit. We’ve made so many wonderful friends over the years and always look forward to new guests arriving and becoming part of the extended Bishop Farm family.
Are there local destinations that are popular for New Hampshire fall foliage activities?
Where to begin! There are so many local areas to visit and take in the beauty of our foliage season! Suggestions for a perfect fall day include hiking through Franconia Notch State Park or the Presidential Range, driving the Kancamagus Highway, walking through our own wooded trails at Bishop Farm or visiting one of the many fall festivals held in the region.
What are other popular Lisbon, New Hampshire tourist attractions?
The whole White Mountains region of New Hampshire that we are located in is packed with attractions to visit during your stay. We have an amazing antiques shop right next door to our farm, Nightingale Mercantile, that offers one-of-a-kind treasures from days past. We also offer fishing and golfing all within a few minutes drive.
Are there local attractions that guests enjoy for evening entertainment?
Most Friday and Saturday nights we hold an Evening Social where guests are invited to join us around our main fire pit to share in lively discussions and fun story telling. Guests are free to stop by with their favorite beverage and s’mores have been known to make an appearance.
Name a few highly rated local pubs, diners, or restaurants and what you like about each.
In Littleton, Chang Thai has great Thai food and serves amazingly fresh sushi, Alburritos has live music on most weekends and serves great Mexican food, Bailiwicks Fine Restaurant and Wine and Martini Bar offers a great cocktail lounge and great food and Tim-Bir Alley serves guests gourmet meals rivaling those served in downtown Boston. SOCIAL 2055, just down the road in Bethlehem, is a great hangout to grab some drinks with friends. Cold Mountain Cafe and Adair Country in both offer folks visiting Bethlehem amazing, first rate meals. Quaint Sugar Hill is home to the famous Polly’s Pancake Parlor (get there early) and the Sugar Hill Inn. The great thing about the area surrounding Bishop Farm is that there are so many great places to enjoy good food and good times.
Does Bishop Farm Bed & Breakfast and Cottages specialize in certain cuisines? List a few guest favorites.
We are famous for our delicious home made farm fresh breakfasts! Guest favorites include our Spinach Cheese Bake, Blueberry Pancakes and of course our out of this world fresh eggs laid in our chicken coop by our happy chickens.
If your Bed and Breakfast is fully booked, are there other highly regarded B&B’s in the area?
If there is no availability at Bishop Farm for you to visit we would be more than happy to suggest local B&B’s for you to call.
Do you offer bed and breakfast deals during the fall foliage season?
Yes, we re happy to offer a midweek discount during the fall foliage season.
What is the best way to book a bed and breakfast stay at your B&B?
People can call us directly at 888.838.2474 or easily book online at www.bishopfarm.com.
What else would like to tell our readers about Bishop Farm Bed & Breakfast and Cottages?
We have developed relationships so many of our wonderful guests and have been fortunate enough to see family traditions started from the beginning of our time to the present. Family reunions and weekend weddings are two of our favorite events. This is a great place to begin memories and traditions.
Bishop Farm was recently selected by Boston Magazine’s Best of New England Travel edition for New Hampshire’s Best Service! We are so proud of this award as well as our 100 plus excellent ratings on TripAdvisor.com. We work so hard to make our guests experience at Bishop Farm a wonderful one and feel so blessed to be a wonderful memory for so many of our new friends!
Special thanks to Sarah Fletcher from Bishop Farm B&B and Cottages for providing us with these insights on a B&B stay in New Hampshire.