Comments & Reviews
"An Unusually Good Value"
(Mobil Travel Guide)
"Thayers may offer the best value of any White Mountains
Inn. It's clean, well-run hosterly in an impressive greek revival downtown building that dates to 1850."
(Frommer's New England)
"Climb up to the Cupola of Thayers Inn, a colonnaded landmark that has been greeting travelers since 1850, and you'll soon see why the town of Littleton is here. Below you is the Ammonoosuc River, foaming over its granite bed as it makes its way from Mount Washington to Connecticut. Thayers Inn is perhaps Main Street's greatest success story. It's unusual for a 150 year-old hostelry this size to still be in business, let alone thriving. The four-story, White Greek revival building, now on the National Register of Historic Places, has hosted Presidents from Franklin Pierce to Jimmy Carter; Ulysses Grant gave a speech from the balcony. Actress Bette Davis stayed here for the World Premiere of the Great Lie. The Inn's Guest rooms are thoroughly up-to-date, but one has been preserved as a museum piece, with furnishings as they would have been at the time it opened."
(National Geographic, Guide to Small Town Escapes)
"While perfect right angles are rare in old New England Buildings, the door to (room) number 10 and the room behind it are really askew ... Honeymooners for some reason favor the resultant obliquity of number 10, where the furniture, perhaps in an effort to restore a semblance of order, has been made level by judicious jacking up of bedposts and chair and also table legs."
"There's a small cozy sitting room downstairs, and the upstairs hallways are decorated with ancient prints and photos of the surrounding area. One can climb to the cupola at the top of the building and gaze out at the surrounding community. .. Innkeeper Don Lambert was extremely cordial, genuinely interested in making our stay comfortable and pleasant."
(America's Wonderful Hotels and Inns)
"Ulysses Grant is said to have spoken from the inn's balcony ..... In those days, fresh firewood and candles were delivered to guess rooms each day as well as a personal thunder-jug. The handsome facade features four 30-foot, hand-carved pillars ..."
(American Historic Inns)