We are so happy you're here :)
The Bartlett Village House is the perfect White Mountain get-away for your private group, whether family or friends, skiers, hikers, retreaters or other, we are happy to have you here!
With 3-stories of living space and a private backyard with walking access to the Saco River and nearby hiking trails, there is plenty of space to s p r e a d out or come together. Enjoy cooking meals together with our commercial 6 burner stovetop with double ovens and griddle, dining together in our large formal dining room, relaxing after a long day of adventuring by the cozy fireplace in the living room or wind down with a glass of wine or hot cup of tea in the jacuzzi tub :)
Winter, spring, summer or fall, there is SO much to do just steps outside our door...
The White Mountains have long been known for their natural beauty and stimulating recreation. Whether you choose to explore the many hiking trails, visit the theme parks, shop at the outlet malls & boutique shops, sight-see, or ski, you’ll discover spectacular scenery, covered bridges, fresh water rivers and lakes, picturesque towns and villages, and nature's playground all around you.
Historic beauty and charm with just the right modern updates, and nestled in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, The Bartlett Village House is the perfect location to get-away with your private group that you will want to return to again and again for years to come.
~Jana & Mark, Owners of The Bartlett Village House
The Thompson's Inn began as a private residence in 1890 but by 1918 was operated as an Inn/Restaurant by Gertrude Thompson whose husband worked as a foreman on the railroad. In 1945 it was purchased by Sanford Hill who renamed it the Chippanock which meant "Bright North Star" to the Chippewa Indians who were mistakenly thought to roam the hills of New Hampshire. During this time the Hills offered 3 meals a day serving dinners on the 3 season porch. They also housed local railroad workers in the basement of the Inn.
Hill continued to operate it as an Inn until his death in the early 1990'S. The Inn was extremely popular with repeat guests from the Boston, MA area coming up by train to stay and ski. Many guests would request to rent the entire Inn including the Main house and the Carriage house.
When you visit our house, you will have the opportunity to read the old hand written reservation requests from guests between the 1940's-1960's and the handwritten replies from the inn keeper confirming their stay. We think it is quite special! The Inn sat empty for several years before it was purchased by Jerry & De Snyder of Londonderry NH.....
In 2002 Jerry & De Snyder heard a story on their local TV station about a Bed and Breakfast that was conducting a contest to “give it away”. The Chippanock Inn rules were simple: write an essay as to why they should give it to you. They researched the Inn and found out it was built in the late 1800's. Somewhere in the 1900's the Inn was bought by the Thompson family and called the Thompson Inn. Increasing guest capacity, the barn was converted into a rooming house complete with 10 bedrooms and bathrooms.
Not enough folks entered that contest and needless to say, the Snyders wound up buying the Inn. They moved in and started a new life as Inn-Keepers. During that time, they met and befriended many people, some who would became good friends and repeat guests. After some time, they realized Inn keeping wasn’t for them and they began the process of renovation. It's name jokingly became the “Chippen' Paint Inn” to them. After years of toiling in the “mines” they FINALLY pulled the plug and put it on the market with hopes that someone with a VISION would come in and bring the old girl back to her former beauty, and back to "life."
In January, 2021, Along came Jana and Mark who have revitalized and are breathing new life and hope into what was formerly the Chippanock Inn, now known as The Bartlett Village House.
"Good Luck in your new venture and we wish you both many years of success. - Jerry & De Snyder"