AAA Four Diamond

"This scrupulously tidy inn, not far from the center of Bethlehem, was a favorite getaway of the urban rich before World War I.
Travel & Leisure

"an elegant place a couple of miles from the town of Bethlehem"
Gourmet Magazine

"this luxury inn calls to the weary traveler from a snowy hilltop. Our warm greeting from innkeepers Judy and Bill Whitman felt more like a great big hug .. each room is exquisitely decorated with antiques and reproductions and has its own private bath ... personal touches abound ... we didn't have far to go for a four-star meal."
Connecticut Magazine

"Tim-bir Alley [the restaurant] provides an exceptional dining experience."
New Hampshire, Off the Beaten Path

"The Adair is a little piece of heaven in the White Mountains."
Yankee Magazine, Best Places to Stay



Bethlehem New Hampshire
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Choices abound as Adair is conveniently located near the 750,000 acre White Mountain National Forest and numerous attractions both natural and man-made.

Wildlife Watching: Keeping a watchful eye on the grounds that surround Adair can be rewarding. The Adair Green Program includes working with a forester to optimize Adair's land to attract butterflies, songbirds, and small animals. On occasion, our guests have even spotted a black bear and a moose.

For our guests who simply want to relax and enjoy all that Adair has to offer, a grand old Oliver Briggs Boston pool table waits patiently for a game in the Granite Tap Room in addition to a warm fireplace and small bar reminiscent of a 20's speakeasy. Overstuffed club chairs and subdued lighting provide a relaxing peaceful atmosphere.

We have numerous books on hikes, waterfalls, lakes, and tours at the inn for our guests' use. Also, we have a notebook for your review with our guests' firsthand accounts of their hikes should you wish a more personal write up. Other books of local interest are also available to read at the inn.

Here is a listing of some of the activities and attractions in the area enjoyed by our guests.

Year-round outdoor pursuits include:

We're within 30 minutes of both Franconia and Crawford Notches. Our guests have hiked Mt. Washington, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Adams, among others.

Mountain Biking

Downhill Skiing: We're within 30 minutes of Cannon Mountain, Bretton Woods, and Loon Mountain and approximately an hour of Tuckerman's Ravine, Waterville Valley, Burke Mountain, and Attitash Mountain.

Cross Country Skiing: Full service nordic facilities are located at Bretton Woods and Waterville Valley; trails located here in Bethlehem at The Rocks and Bretzfelder Park.
snowshoeing ... available at various venues including on-property at Adair, Bretzfelder Park in Bethlehem and area nordic facilities.

Golf: There are 7 public/semiprivate courses within 30 minutes of the inn, including some of New Hampshire's most scenic courses, many designed by Donald Ross.

Tennis: Available at Adair and in Bethlehem.

Canoeing: Echo Lake and Connecticut River

Notable natural attractions nearby include: 

The Old Man of the Mountain
The Flume and The Basin
Franconia and Crawford Notches
Mount Washington
Lost River
Numerous waterfalls, lakes and streams

Man-made attractions include: 
Cog Railway
Aerial tramway, Cannon Mountain
Train rides into the White Mountains ...
from North Conway and Lincoln
Kancamagus Highway, National scenic by-way
Mt. Washington Hotel
The Rocks Christmas Tree Farm
Moore Reservoir

Indoor Activities include: 
Fitness Center: nearby just outside of Littleton including tennis and squash.
Seasonal Theater: Weathervane and Papermill
Museums: Littleton Historical, New England Ski, Robert Frost and Fairbanks