The second hand on the clock on June 29 could not have ticked by any slower. It was the 180th.day of a very long, snowy school year that had be teaching far too into summer and I was very ready for a break. When the school day finally ended, the Monsters and I began our drive to the beautiful Mt. Washington area of New Hampshire where we would be spending the week. We got a chance to stay at the Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast in Shelburne, mere minutes away from Mt. Washington. I have to admit, I was a little trepidatious about staying at a B&B, especially with the girls; I pictured lots of knick knacks and breakable things and stuffiness….we have never stayed at one before and I just wasn’t sure. I have to tell you that the second we met the innkeeper, Mary Ann, all those fears were vanquished. Mary Ann and her father have made sure that the B & B is warm and inviting for all the guests there, no matter the age. As she chatted with the girls, she showed us to our cozy dwellings for the week, complete with double beds, a private bath, and a sitting room. The room was charming, comfortable, and exactly the kind of country feel you expect in New Hampshire.
After a great night’s sleep we headed down for our first breakfast. Mary Ann knew we were a family of vegans and had some tricks up her sleeve for us. Our table was set with fresh watermelon, juice, and coffee and then we were served delicious vegan blueberry pancakes that we all devoured! The next day found us eating cantaloupe and stuffed breakfast squash with assorted grains and baked apples. The last day we had amazing vegan french toast. The thoughtfulness of Mary Ann to prepare all these special breakfasts is the exact reason to stay here (and don’t even get me started on the amazeballs trail mix cookies she had waiting for us one night.) Mary Ann will work with any dietary needs, just let her know when you book your reservations.
Our breakfasts were spent chatting with Mary Ann, and Jim and Judy (a couple staying there) and added a familial warmth to our stay. Mary Ann is truly a special innkeeper and I would recommend her to anyone, but especially those looking for a place to stay that feels more like staying at an old friend’s house than a stuffy spot. The B & B is full of New Hampshire charm and is the perfect spot for your next trek to the White Mountains. Check out our week in the video below: