Sugar Hill Inn, Sugar Hill, NH

116 New Hampshire 117
Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Toll free: 800-548-4748
Local: 603-823-5621

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The Tavern

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Chapter 17 I was never really one who hangs out in bars. It never really made sense to me to be standing four deep at the trendy bar of the moment or waiting in line at the cool club hoping to get in. The sports bar with the huge flat screen TVs and cheap beer […]

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Being Famous – Living in a fish bowl

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Chapter 15: No new book about hospitality would be complete without including a discussion of Trip Advisor. They are now the 800 pound gorilla of the travel industry. As a kid people were always commenting on my name. Now there is a whole generation that has no idea who “Steve Allen” was. I often wondered […]

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Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Chapter 14 To me there is a big difference between a full service country inn and a bed and breakfast, but many refer to both as a bed and breakfast. So if you are a bed and breakfast it is extremely important that those two components, the bed and the breakfast are taken very seriously […]

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The Dining Room

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

The Dining Room Chapter 13: In 2006 if you wanted to give a generous assessment of the Sugar Hill Inn’s dining room you would see a delightful breakfast room.  In the morning with windows on three sides, the room is bright and sunny.  The room had natural wooden tables and simple schoolhouse chairs.  The tables […]

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The Ritz Carlton Vs The Sugar Hill Inn

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Just back from a wonderful 3 day trip with my daughter Sara to New Orleans.  While I have stayed with most of the major chains this was my first visit to a Ritz Carlton.  A few years back I read the New Gold Standard, a book all about the Ritz Carlton’s business practices and hospitality […]

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Restaurant Startup – May 2006

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Chapter 11 It is now a forgotten fact by everyone but me that I once was the dinner chef at the Sugar Hill Inn. As I look back I feel good about how I met the challenge and very pleased that my leaving made way for Executive Chef Val Fortin. Everybody liked my food but […]

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Becoming a Restaurateur.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Chapter 10 I don’t understand it but I am a restaurateur.  I own what many think is the best restaurant in the White Mountains.  Besides from some momentary fantasies, I never envisioned myself owning a restaurant.  Life has so many twists and turns that defy the best of plans. The restaurant is a tale of […]

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Core Values of the Sugar Hill Inn

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Chapter 9: I have always had a vision in my head of what the Sugar Hill Inn could be. I have been fortunate to have a dedicated team of managers and employees who have understood that vision and through their talents we have achieved so much. I believe that we have reached the point in […]

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Checking into the Dream

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Chapter 8 March 2007:  My guests loved the inn as it was and that was why they were my guests.  Many had been coming here for years.  They were ok with an inn that was rough around the edges in exchange for lower rates.  This was not an uncommon strategy, to cut costs to the […]

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Top Ten White Mountain Restaurants of 2015

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Tuesday night is date night for Karen and me.  We really love a leisurely dinner with a good bottle of wine.  We are usually so busy extending hospitality, it is a real treat to be a guest from time to time.  This list has been updated for 2015.  All of the restaurants below, we have […]

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