Welcome to the fabulous Bedford Village Inn!
Bedford Village Inn, once the site of a working farm built in 1810, is now a four diamond luxury property nestled in the beautiful green hills of Bedford, New Hampshire.
Beautifully preserved stonewalls are everywhere on the grounds.
White lights, snow and architectural interest abound. Note the silo in the background, one of two on the property.
Many large, old gorgeous trees. The one above caused quite a stir in Bedford. The town wanted it down because of its overhang and proximity to the road. The owners wanted to keep it. (They went to court. You can see who won.)
The Porch dining room
The Keeping Room
Lovely, elegant tables settings
Beautifully appointed armoire
Great conversation over a Winter Mojito with lime and fresh herbs
The many excellent choices on the weekend brunch menu were dizzying. The Mesclun Salad with goat cheese, red onion, hazelnuts, dried cranberries and champagne vinaigrette, topped with Soy and Ginger Glazed Atlantic Salmon was my choice. (I wasn’t disappointed.) We received excellent service from our server Anthony.
I knew you wanted to see the dessert menu. (Me too! Me too!)
I was torn between the Vanilla Creme Brûlée with kumquat, gooseberry, pomegranate and White Chocolate Ginger Cookie
And the Apple Pear Pie with ginger cranberry swirl ice-cream, toasted hazelnut honey and cranberry coulis. I finally chose the latter. Fab-u-lous!
Legend has it the inn is inhabited by a friendly ghost named Gordon. Apparently a man named Gordon expired in an upper room years ago, hence the name Gordon’s Room. I spoke with a server who confided to me that strange things often happen when groups dine in Gordon’s Room. Apparently, written food orders disappear, doors and windows open and shut of their own accord. Another server told me that a chair actually turned over by itself during a live TV interview about Gordon in Gordon’s Room. “It’s all documented,” he said.
Lunch was followed with a leisurely stroll by Smitten, the Bedford Village Inn‘s delightful gift shop.
Our weekend brunch at the Bedford Village Inn was a quiet oasis in the busyness of life. Like stepping back in time to a different era, when life was a little slower, quieter and simpler. Come experience it for yourself! Time stands still at The Bedford Village Inn.
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So beautiful! Glad you got to enjoy it!
I have had good and a very bad experience. It is a beautiful place, and food is good.
Jennifer K says
Beautiful place! The desserts look devine!
What a great find!
Aunt Pinkie says
What a neat place-wonderful pictures and marvelous looking food! Would have loved to have heard more about ‘Smitten’- love quaint little shops! So glad you were able to have this lovely respite!
Allie Taylor says
Me too, thank you! I was dying to get in that shop, but the natives at home were restless – I was needed. I will definitely make a point of going back and let you know what I find.
Linda Jenkns says
Allie, Love the décor and the food at the Bedford Inn. I have been there for wedding receptions and for dinner with friends. I have never been disappointed.
Barbara B. says
Dear Miss Allie,
I enjoyed your blog on the BVI!!! I hope someday I can eat and sleep here, but Bedford is so far from where I live, this is very doubtful. I will have to be content with your beautiful pictures – the food looks devine and absolutely scrumptious – but will have to be content with the dream you planted in my heart, a picture of a far away magical place in a land you glorious captured, glorious vintage old farm house, silo’s with suites that include alcove windows, elegant dining rooms, and the infamous Gordons’ Room, replete with ghostly stories of antics he continues to provide to fascinate all.
Love and Hugs, Miss Carole
Allie Taylor says
Pinocchio(ette), I do believe your nose is lengthening. No disrespect to Gordon, but I think the BVI may be one of your regular haunts. You seem to know too much about the accommodations for one so far away. (And was it you who ate the Creme Brûlée?)
What a BEEautiful place!! So glad it wasn’t too far away for you to sneak away for a quiet brunch and some good conversation and hopefully, a “recharge” in the process!
We haven’t been here in years but always loved it. I remember telling someone Doug was taking me to the BVI for our anniversary and they thought I meant the British Virgin Islands. haha.
Allie Taylor says
You should hold Doug to that. “We MUST go to the British Virgin Islands. And now. You said the BVI.”