Our Chesterfield NH Inn is ideal for access to outdoor activities for all seasons in Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
On the roads or in the woods, we can suggest routes for you. Or visit one of our local bike shops to get the last word from the biking authorities:
Burrows Specialized Sports
West Hill Shop
There are many places to hike nearby our romantic New Hampshire getaway. Our favorite is Pisgah Park, which is a 14,000-acre park in Chesterfield and neighboring towns. We also recommend the Ann Stokes Loop as well as Chesterfield Gorge, both in Chesterfield.
If you'd like to climb the most climbed mountain on the East Coast, Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH is a short 45-minute drive from our Chesterfield NH Inn. On a clear day you can see Boston from the summit.
Rent a canoe or kayak and take a paddle on the Connecticut or West Rivers in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Vermont Canoe Touring Center
You can swim nearby at Ware's Beach or the North Shore Beach for a nominal fee.
Golf your heart out on our uncrowded courses:
Pine Grove on Spofford Lake
9 Holes, Spofford, NH (603-363-4433)
36 Holes, Keene, NH (603-352-7626)
Brattleboro Country Club
18 Holes, Brattleboro,VT (802-257-7380)
18 Holes, Bernardston, MA (413-648-9101)
Winchester Stables in Newfane, Vermont (802-365-9434)
Sleigh or Hay Rides
Fairwinds Farm in Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Outing Club
Chesterfield School in the center of Chesterfield, NH has a public court
Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
All are an hour or less from our Chesterfield NH Inn:
Cross Country Skiing
For rentals, lessons, snow making and groomed trails, head to Grafton Ponds in Grafton, VT. which is about 40 minutes from our romantic New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast.
If you are an experienced cross-country skier and have your own equipment, the cross-country skiing in Pisgah Park is wonderful.
Grafton Ponds if you need rentals and like groomed trails, otherwise
Pisgah Park and the Ann Stokes Loop are nearby and underutilized
Grafton Ponds in Grafton, VT
Granite Gorge in Roxbury, NH, about a 30-minute drive from our romantic New Hampshire getaway.
Skate on our pond if weather conditions are right (bring your own skates)
Nelson Withington Rink at Living Memorial Park in Brattleboro, VT
High Country Snow Mobile Tours in Wilmington, VT
If you'd like to rent a bike, cross country skis, or snow shoes, please contact the folks at Burrows Specialized Sports.
MUSEUMS & HISTORIC SITES
Is about 25 minutes from our Chesterfield NH Inn and shows you what life in New England used to be. There are many historic houses to wander through and lots to learn.
Manchester, VT, this is Robert Todd Lincoln's family home. It's worth the 1-hour drive through the mountains to Manchester.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Discover the beautiful home in Cornish, NH, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America's greatest sculptors.
Smith College Museum of Art
Northampton, MA is 45 minutes from our romantic New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast.
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
In downtown Brattleboro. There is always something interesting being shown at this museum.
The Clark Institute
A wonderful museum in Williamstown, MA, about an hour and a half drive from our Chesterfield NH Inn.
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
very interesting museum about an hour and a half from our romantic New Hampshire getaway.
TOWNS & VILLAGES TO EXPLORE
Brattleboro is known for its vibrant Main Street with its colorful shops, bookstores, and galleries. Visit Amy's Bakery for lunch or a treat.
Keene, New Hampshire
The home of Keene State College has nice campus to explore as you wander down Keene's broad Main Street.
Walpole, New Hampshire
Picturesque village, the way all towns in New England used to look.
Between Grafton Ponds outdoor activities, the Grafton Cheese Company and the Old Tavern for lunch, there is plenty to do in this little town.
SHOPPING & ANTIQUING
Colony Mill Marketplace - Keene, NH
Vermont Country Store - Rockingham, Vermont
Basketville - Putney, VT
Yankee Candle - Deerfield, MA
Simon Pearce Glass - Queechee, VT
Walker Farm - Dummerston, VT
Olallie Daylilies - South Newfane, VT
Vermont Artisans - Brattleboro, VT
King Arthur Flour - Norwich, VT
Not Just Yarn - Brattleboro, VT
Green Mountain Spinnery - Putney, Vermont
Sam's Outdoor Outfitter's - Brattleboro, Vermont
Twice Upon a Time - Vintage and second hand store in Brattleboro, Vermont
A Candle in the Night - Gorgeous rugs and furniture in Brattleboro, Vermont
THEATER, MUSIC & ARTS
The arts abound in the area and there is always something going on, year round.
New England Youth Theater
Hooker Dunham Theater and Art Gallery
Vermont Jazz Center
Brattleboro Music Center
Marlboro Music Festival