The Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast is a seven guest room, family owned bed and breakfast. The Federal style farmhouse was built in the mid 1800’s and was bought by Harvey and Susannah Philbrook in 1853. The Philbrook’s owned the B & B until 1929 when it was sold to the Tanner Family. The Tanner’s ran the B & B as “The Androscoggin Inn” until 1984. The current owners, the Mayers, purchased the B & B in 1999 and have been running the Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast since then.
The Bed & Breakfast is reported to have been part of the Underground Railroad. The B & B sits on a hill above the Androscoggin River and Reflection Pond and is located in the Androscoggin River Valley. In the spring, or after significant rainfall you can also see Giant Falls as it tumbles over the Mahoosic Range in Shelburne. As you relax on our porch, you can gaze at Mt. Washington – on a clear day you can see the Observatory’s towers and the smoke from the Cog Railway as it makes its way to the highest peak in the Northeast (6288 feet!).
We are one of the closest Bed and Breakfasts to the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Wildcat Mountain , and the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor’s Center where many of the hikes to the top of Mt. Washington begin.
Start your day with a full breakfast prepared by Mary Ann. You awaken to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. When you walk into the Hummingbird Dining Room you seat yourself at a table set with orange juice and fresh fruit. What will breakfast be today? Stuffed Cinnamon French Toast, Lemon Raspberry Pancakes, Baked Eggs Italiano, Banana Nut Pancakes, Apple Fritter French Toast, or one of Mary Ann’s other specialties? Breakfast is served “Innkeeper’s Choice” style using organic and locally grown products when available. With your entrée you have a choice of a variety of breakfast meat – including vegetarian. Every day Mary Ann prepares something different – seconds are always available! If you have special dietary needs please tell us at reservation. Always available are a variety of cereals, Mt. Washington homemade granola and eggs. While eating breakfast you may be visited by one of the hummingbirds that come for our homemade nectar.
The Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast offers a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Come be pampered at this award winning B & B. After breakfast, you can choose to curl up on the sofa in our sitting room to read a book or sit on the porch and bird watch. Will you catch a glimpse of one of the Bald Eagles or Osprey who hunt the Androscoggin River? If you choose an active day you can: hike, bike, swim, canoe, kayak, fish, fly fish, golf, rent an atv, downhill ski, cross country ski, go for a dog sled ride, snowshoe, ice climb, sightsee, go antiquing, go on a moose tour, bird watch, go for a self-guided waterfall tour, rent a snowmobile, build a snowman, visit the outlets or visit the many attractions in the area.