Our Staff

Our Staff is Dedicated to Making Your Visit Memorable

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
Sara Beth Allen

Sara Beth Allen

Owner
Sara is a native of Glen Rock, New Jersey and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Sara moved back in when her father was diagnosed with cancer. She enjoys innkeeping for all of its creative outlets. Interior design, gardening, and marketing are just some of her many passions. She began her hospitality career as a Cast Member at World Disney World.

In Washington, D.C. she worked for two United States Senators. In New York City, she worked on the startup of Gary Vaynerchuk's VaynerMedia. Living in concrete jungles gave her a big appreciation for New Hampshire.

Sara loves cooking because she's the daughter of a chef. She has practiced making breakfast into the early hours of the morning. Her favorite memories include eating paella with her grandparents and travelling all the way to Morocco for tajine.
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.
Katie Ricker

Katie Ricker

Innkeeper
Katie Ricker manages our housekeeping program. She has worked almost all of the positions at the Sugar Hill Inn. You can taste her delicious food at breakfast. She is a proud Mama and loves photography.
Sally the Cockapoo

Sally the Cockapoo

Senior Engineer
Sally is an acrobatics expert. She likes to jump off walls and flip around like she's in Cirque du Soleil. Sally comes to us from Little Woof Dog Rescue of Vermont.
Dixie

Dixie

Executive Best Friend
Dixie is always thirsty so she came to a bed and breakfast. She gets wildly excited for carrots. Dixie's favorite career accomplishment is living somewhere with an apple tree. She comes to us from Little Woof Dog Rescue of Vermont.
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