Get the Family Ready to Tailgate – The Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is Back!

Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

Join us for an action-packed game of football as we celebrate the Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl.  This traditional game will take place on Saturday, August 2nd at Dartmouth College Memorial Field.  This family fun day will start with a parade at noon followed by a 5:30 PM kick-off.   The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Football Game is played between two all-star teams of graduated high school seniors representing the finest high school talent from Vermont & New Hampshire.

Net proceeds from the game will benefit all three Shrine Hospitals for Children.  The Shrine Hospitals for Children is dedicated to transforming children’s lives by providing exceptional healthcare to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs.

Please visit the Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl website for ticket sales and event information. 

The motto “Strong Legs Run That Weak Legs May Walk” will be remembered throughout the game.


All of us at Hanover Inn Dartmouth would like to wish all the participants of the Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Good Luck!  If you are looking for overnight accommodations while attending this exciting game at Dartmouth College Memorial Field, consider staying with us at Hanover Inn Dartmouth.  Our Inn offers cozy accommodations and a relaxing atmosphere sure to rejuvenate your mind and body after a day out and about in Hanover.  Visit our website to book your stay.


Where are you Eating Tonight?

There are a lot of great burgers in Hanover but only one was named by the New Hampshire Magazine as the Best of NH 2014 American and Sea Food Restaurants Gourmet Hamburger.  PINE at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth took top honors with our Hanover Burger.  At PINE we offer upscale dining with a casual fare.  Choose from our many delectable menu options sure to satisfy your every craving.


Come see what makes PINE restaurant stand out from the rest.  Take a few moments to browse our restaurant webpage for a virtual taste of our well executed dishes you’ll enjoy at PINE. 
Feeling a little too stuffed to drive home or in the area to visit Dartmouth College?  Why not stay at Hanover Inn Dartmouth.  At the Hanover Inn Dartmouth we offer a variety of cozy accommodations the entire family can enjoy.  Visit our website to book your stay and experience everything Hanover has to offer!   


The Hanover Inn is featured in Yankee Magazine!

Hanover Inn is featured in the Yankee Magazine cover story of the Upper Valley.

Yankee Magazine

“Few college towns are as visitor-friendly as Hanover, New Hampshire”

– Christina Tree, Yankee Magazine.

Christina Tree from Yankee Magazine recently did a 10-page destination feature of the Upper Valley called “A Place of Unexpected Discoveries”. Included in the article was our very own Hanover Inn Dartmouth and PINE restaurant.

In the midst of the article, Tree described the Hanover Inn Dartmouth’s recent renovation as  “sleekly, comfortably contemporary.”

Also featured in the article is our PINE restaurant, the Dartmouth Green, the historic and architecturally striking buildings of Dartmouth College and the Hood Museum of Art, one of the oldest and largest college museums in the country. Pick up your copy today and enjoy a great read about the many attractions and restaurants in the Upper Valley.

We welcome you to plan your summer getaway with us at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth and enjoy our relaxing rockers and tables on the terrace, which were described as “the town’s prime people-watching seats in the summer.” We hope to see you soon!


Don’t miss the 33rd annual Prouty benefitting Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center!

Participate in the 33rd annual Prouty and help make a difference in the fight against cancer.

The Prouty

Save the date for the 33rd annual Prouty benefitting Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center taking place on July 11-12, 2014. If you’d like to share the fun and passion of participating in Northern New England’s largest fundraising event, there are numerous ways you can help make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Ways to participate in the 33rd annual Prouty:

Prouty Ultimate: The Prouty Ultimate is a two-day, 200-mile ride through the New Hampshire/Vermont countryside.

Cycling: If you aren’t up for the 200-mile challenge presented in the Prouty Ultimate, you can register for the Prouty Cycling. The Prouty Cycling lets visitors choose how far they wish to ride: 20, 35, 50, 77 or 100.

Walking: If registering for the Prouty Walking, you can choose from 3k, 5k and 10k residential walks, 5k and 10k wooded routes or create your own 15k, 20k and 30k route.

Rowing: The fourth annual “Row the Prouty” is taking place at the Dartmouth College rowing docks on Saturday, July 12, 2014.

Golfing: Raise money for cancer awareness as you play 18-holes at the Hanover Country Club (HCC), Dartmouth College’s oldest existing athletic facility. The HCC is reserving tee times for Prouty Golf participants on Saturday morning, July 12, 2014.

Virtual: If you are unable to attend but would still like to participate in The Prouty, virtual participation is always an option!

Good luck to all participants from all of us here at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth!


Relaxation awaits you – Enjoy our Spa Hotel Deal in the Upper Valley!

Looking for a rejuvenating getaway? Book our Relaxation Spa Hotel Deal in the Upper Valley!

Spa Hotel Deals in the Upper Valley

It’s the perfect time to plan your rejuvenating getaway. Our Relaxation Spa Hotel Deal in the Upper Valley offers our guests the ideal spa getaway in Hanover. Treat yourself to a memorable experience and book our hotel deal in the Upper Valley today.

The Hanover Inn Dartmouth is conveniently located just steps from The European Face and Body Studio, the first full service spa in downtown Hanover. We’ve teamed up with The Studio to offer our guests amazing spa hotel packages to enjoy during their time in Hanover.

Our Relaxation Spa Hotel Deal in Hanover includes a Swedish massage, four diamond overnight accommodations and house made truffles with cordials upon arrival. Pamper yourself at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth and enjoy our central location to all of the best shopping and activities in the Upper Valley.

Click here to learn more about our Relaxation Spa Package, as well as our other spa hotel offers that are available at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth.


Don’t forget to check out our Last Minute Wedding Day Checklist!

A Last Minute Wedding Day Checklist before your Big Day!

Last Minute Wedding Day Checklist

Brides, your big day is almost here and we understand that the days leading up to your big event can be stressful. That is why we’ve dedicated this blog post to you. Don’t forget to check out our last minute wedding day checklist to ensure everything is in order.

With the help of BridalGuide.com, here's our last minute wedding day checklist:

1.) Always make sure to prepare your final payments. It is important that you pay your vendors ahead of time. If you’d like to tip any specific vendor/person, place the money in envelopes with each of their names on it the week of your wedding. The day of your wedding, you can give these sealed envelopes to your maid of honor or someone in your bridal suite so they can take care of it for you. Money should be the last thing on your mind on your big day!

2.)  Pack for your honeymoon early and make sure all of your travel documents/passports are in order.

3.)  Talk with your photographer and make sure he receives the list of people you’d like to have photographed together in advance.

4.)  Pack a Wedding Day Emergency Kit. The kit should include extra bobby pins, hairspray, face powder, lip gloss, hemming tape, traction pads for heels, stain remover, etc.

5.)  Arrange your escort and seating cards in alphabetical order ahead of time and be sure to bring an extra copy of your seating arrangements.

Congratulations and best wishes on your wedding day from all of us here at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth. We hope you felt inspired by our last minute wedding day checklist. You can visit BridalGuide.com for more helpful wedding planning tips and suggestions. If you are planning a wedding and looking for the best venues in the Upper Valley, we invite you to visit our wedding and event venues here in Hanover.


The 35th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival is this Father’s Day Weekend!

The annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Vermont!

Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival

If you’ve attended the annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival at Quechee Village Green in the past then you know the Vermont festival is one of the top summer events in the Upper Valley! The longest continuously running Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England returns this Father’s Day weekend, June 13, 14 and 15, 2014. Plan your stay today!

The festival in Vermont, chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 20 events of summer, features over 20 hot air balloons, continuous music and entertaint for all ages and over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. The flight schedule for the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival is as follows:

Friday, June 13th, 2014 at 6:00pm
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 6:00am and 6:00pm
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 at 6:00am and 6:00pm
*Weather and wind permitting

Only $15.00 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 yrs-12 yrs and free for 5 yrs and under. Admission tickets for the festival grounds are good for the entire weekend.

Bring the entire family! Children’s activities will include train rides and a bounce house and there will a beer and wine garden for the adults. Experience everything the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival has to offer and discover why it is one of our top Father’s Day weekend events in the Upper Valley. Book your weekend visit with us at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth.


Executive Chef Justin Dain at PINE serves up delicious dishes for Spoon University!

Chef Justin Dain gives students an inside look at PINE at Hanover Inn

Chef Justin Dain

Recently, our very own Executive Chef Justin Dain provided Spoon University with an inside look and taste at our PINE Restaurant.

Chef Justin Dain’s goal has always been to develop new creative dishes. The event at Hanover Inn allowed Dain to offer advice to anyone looking to get into the restaurant business and stressed that time best feature of any quality product is consistency.

Our PINE Restaurant at Hanover Inn is an American restaurant incorporating a farm-to-fresh philosophy. Created by acclaimed Chef-Restaurateur Michael Schlow, our restaurant in scenic Hanover, NH features well-executed dishes that focus on local and sustainable New England product.

Award-winning executive chef Justin Dain took students on a tour of the expansive kitchen before serving up a delicious three-course dinner, created just for Spoon. The Spoon University at Dartmouth College Dinner included appetizers, entrees and dessert featuring soup, slow roasted salmon, scallops, carrot cake, vanilla bean creame brullee and more! Learn more about the dining experience at Hanover Inn Dartmouth by clicking here.

If visiting Dartmouth and looking for the best places to eat, we invite you to join us in our PINE Restaurant and treat yourself to a gourmet meal at an affordable price.


Escape to the Upper Valley & Plan a Girls’ Getaway in Hanover!

Girls' Getaway in Hanover

We’ve teamed up with The European Face and Body Studio, the first full service spa in downtown Hanover, to deliver our guests the ideal Girls’ Getaway hotel package in Hanover. Plan your girls’ vacation with us at the Hanover Inn and unwind with our exclusive hotel deal.

When booking our Girlfriends Getaway Spa Package our guests can enjoy a welcoming cocktail, a good night’s sleep, sales-tax-free shopping and a full-service spa all in one fabulous hotel deal.

Our Girlfriends Getaway Spa Package in Hanover includes:

  • Luxurious accommodations
  • Signature Whoopie pies upon arrival
  • A custom-crafted PINE cocktail
  • Breakfast and facial treatments

If seeking a pampering getaway in the Upper Valley, we invite you to book our girls’ getaway hotel deal in Hanover. To learn more about our exclusive hotel offer in Hanover, click here.

The European Face and Body Studio is located on South Main Street in Hanover, just steps from the Inn. We hope you’ll choose to spend your girls’ getaway with us at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth. Reserve your stay today.


We welcome Families & Friends to stay with us for Dartmouth 2014 Commencement Weekend!

Best wishes and warmest congratulations to the Class of 2014! All of us here at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth wish you all the best as you start a new chapter of your lives.

Dartmouth 2014 Commencement WeekendIf you are a family member or friend of a Dartmouth graduate, we welcome you to book your stay with us for the Dartmouth 2014 Commencement Weekend, Friday, June 6th through Sunday, June 8th, 2014.

Dartmouth College 2014 Commencement
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
The Dartmouth Green

No tickets are required. The ceremony will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Along with the Dartmouth 2014 Commencement, there will be several weekend events taking place around campus. Click here for the Schedule of Events here in Hanover.

Visit our website and book our hotel for Dartmouth 2014 Commencement Weekend today and enjoy our historic Inn with all of the modern conveniences, overlooking the Dartmouth Green. Don’t forget to check online for our current hotel specials and offers to ensure the best possible stay.

Congratulations, Class of 2014 from all of us here at Hanover Inn Dartmouth!