Our Staff

Our Staff is Dedicated to Making Your Visit Memorable


Culinary Team

Culinary Team

The Sugar Hill Inn is proud to have an accomplished culinary team. We could not provide such service without Chefs Amy, Alan, and Steve. Our team has worked across the area at venues like the Horse and & Hound Inn and the Adair Inn.

Elke Tonnesen

Innkeeper

Elke Tonnesen has returned to the Sugar Hill Inn after a 3 year hiatus. She is an experienced innkeeper, manages the housekeeping staff, and is an integral member of our core team dedicated to making your stay a pleasure.

 

Former Owner, Steve Allen (1952 -2020)

Originally from Caldwell, New Jersey Steve has many passions most of which consist of drinking espresso, shopping for wine, and traveling to places that also make wine. When he isn’t shopping for, or traveling to wine, he is watching a DVD about the wine making process.  After a 9 day adventure across Kentucky to tour as many distilleries as possible Steve’s newest interest is bourbon.

He is a gourmet and a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Steve is also a graduate of the University of Denver, William and Mary, and he holds a certificate in financial planning, and a computer programing certificate circa the Nixon administration.

Steve loves and is a true geek for business books. He has read every single book about hotel management on the shelf at Barnes & Nobles. In the 5th grade, Steve delivered a book report on Conrad Hilton and his future became a little bit clearer.  Steve can tell you the complete history of the Ritz Carlton, the Four Seasons, Marriot, and Hilton.

In 2006, Steve purchased the Sugar Hill Inn even though it had holes in the walls, no air conditioning, and his family was slightly concerned. Moving from New Jersey to New Hampshire is no small change.  It is his vision that is seen in the refurbished guest suites, public areas, and the restaurant.   The Sugar Hill Inn is Steve’s  slice of paradise even when that means shoveling snow in a blizzard or getting up at the crack of dawn to make fresh muffins.

Owner, Steve Allen, has written a book about his experiences at the Sugar Hill Inn  and it is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  This is a fun read for anyone who enjoys staying at Country Inns, Bed and Breakfasts or Boutique Hotels.

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Steve Allen, Owner

 

 

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