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The Inn of the Tartan Fox
Bed and Breakfast

Swanzey, New Hampshire
(Keene Area)

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Ten and one half acres of woods, ponds, and beautiful grounds beckon you to experience nature in New Hampshire.  Take in the hundreds of flowers or perhaps spot one of the many migratory birds that frequent the property.

The inn, circa 1832, retains the ambiance held by the Safford family for more than 150 years prior to its purchase by the current hosts Meg Kupiec and Wayne Miller. Both veterans of the hotel industry, to them a friendly greeting and genuine hospitality are second nature.

The homestead carries the legacy of local history. The Meades' daughter, Annie, married Perley Safford on Christmas in 1905. Perley Safford was well-known as a horse trainer and the inventor of the Safford Colic Cure. Their son, Franklin, became a Hall-of-Fame sulky race driver, while their daughter, Norma, became a prolific nature painter whose florals are now considered a valuable part of the history of Cheshire County and hold a distinguished place in many area collections.

The Inn of the Tartan Fox houses four distinctively decorated guest rooms, each with private bath and heated marble floors.

A Scotch plaid and period antiques afford all four rooms their sense of history.

One of the guest rooms stokes the flames of romance with a romantic fireplace, and another has been renovated to accommodate those in wheelchairs.

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The Inn of the Tartan Fox's "slightly sinful" breakfast is served daily in a wood-paneled dining room or on the sunporch.

While admittedly a little indulgent, the four-course gourmet fare also has its healthy side. Pure New Hampshire maple syrup tops pumpkin oatmeal pancakes and French Toast stuffed with homemade preserves. Complements include fresh-baked muffins and Meg's very popular scones as well as plenty of coffee, fresh fruit and juices.

With advance notice, Wayne, a former short-order cook, and Meg, famous for her blue-ribbon pies, will accommodate special dietary needs. Picnic lunches are available upon request.

After breakfast, you may just want to sit a spell on the front porch's rocking chairs or cozy on up to the crackling fire that blazes in the cobblestone fireplace. You will definitely want to take a look at the on-site gift shop filled with carvings, baskets, and other hand-crafted items made by your hosts.

Once you have finished breakfast you will be ready to experience the rest of the flavors of New England...

  • Visit 5 covered bridges within 10 miles.
  • Hike Mount Monadnock, the most hiked mountain in the U.S.
  • Ride the bike paths or ski the trails.
  • Explore the antique stores and country auctions.
  • Come for the Scottish Games or come for the Pumpkinfest.

Whatever the reason, your stay at The Inn of the Tartan Fox will make it pleasantly memorable.

In just the first year guests at The Inn of the Tartan Fox have praised their stays with these comments: "We felt just like family." "When can we move in?" "A very warm feeling like being at grandmother's house." "Just like home, only better!"

Location: We're easy to find... At the junction of Rt. 101 and Rt. 12, take Rt. 12 South for 1 mile, turn right on Rt. 32 South. We're 1.7 miles on the left.

 The Inn of the Tartan Fox
Bed and Breakfast

350 Old Homestead Highway
Swanzey, New Hampshire 03446
(603) 357-9308
Toll Free: (877) 836-4319

Fax: (603) 357-9308
Email: bnblist@tartanfox.com
Homepage: www.tartanfox.com
Innkeepers: Wayne Miller & Meg Kupiec

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