Sugar Hill is one of New England's pristine villages,
settled in 1780 by ancestors of the Sugar Hill Sampler.
Sugar Hill became a famous mountain resort in the late 1800's with grand hotels and smaller hostelries. That era long past, it still beckons the traveler who appreciates its non-commercial slower pace and famous view...one of the most famous in all New Hampshire. A smaller version of the original Sunset Hill House has undergone extensive renovation.
Nearby is The Victorian on Sunset Hill, a bed and breakfast.
Sugar Hill is a famous historical destination
The world-famous destination of Polly's Pancake Parlor has recently undergone a wonderful re-imagining...a larger and better than ever rendition of the former small tea room started in the 1930's. You'll love its new look and shorter wait, and at times it was a regular two hour wait for a seat, but so worth it!
Less than a mile up the street, we welcome you: The Sugar Hill Sampler, just off Rte 177, 22 Sunset Hill Road. Harman's Cheese and Country Store is less than 1 mile beyond in the center of Sugar Hill Village. You'll love the ambiance of this truly old fashioned country store. Their cheese, especially the cheddar, is famous...aged to perfection right there and shipped most anywhere. And don't forget about Applewood Antiques, just below Polly's on Rte 117.
Literally a step back in time to a different era
The Robert Frost Museum is less than 2 miles down on Ridge Road. Very quaint, it has preserved this simple farmhouse as it was when the great poet was not so famous, but not quite "one of the folk". The old Stone Stack, aka Stone Iron Furnace, in Franconia is unique, on Rte 18 near the Rte 117 bridge. Look for a New Hampshire historic marker and across the river you'll find the furnace. It was recently restored by the Jesseman family and attests to the iron industry so important in the 1800's. Ore was mined here in Sugar Hill, smelted in that furnace and made in stoves and utensils collectible today. The Sugar Hill Historical Museum is noted as one of the finest for its size. Located on Main Street Rte 117 across from Harman's Store, its open June through October and has a different feature every year along with its permanent displays. Franconia Historical Museum, on Main Street, Franconia is another small and very interesting place that will take you to another era all thoughtfully put together by volunteers preserving our heritage.