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Highland Lake Inn

Offering Amenities of a Boutique Hotel

This gentleman’s farmhouse originally built in 1767 is located in Andover, NH, a stone’s throw from Highland Lake, a pristine, spring-fed mountain lake with beach. The Highland Lake Inn is conveniently situated in the center of northern New England, 4 miles from renowned Proctor Academy, 10 miles from Ragged Mountain Ski Resort, and 20 miles from New Hampshire’s capital, Concord.  New Hampshire’s White Mountains , Vermont’s Green Mountains, the Maine Coast, and the city of Boston are all within a 2 hour car ride.  Kayak and bicycle rental is available on premises. Innkeepers are fluent in French, German, and some Spanish.  The Highland Lake Inn also serves readily as a gathering place for reunions, weddings,business retreats or family and holiday gatherings. Check out some of the fine art work hanging on the walls of the Highland Lake Inn. Each room has its own full bathroom, flat screen cable TV, and Wi Fi access.

Highland Lake Inn offers the amenities of a boutique hotel. A gift in kind is made by the Highland Lake Inn each year to Proctor’s Financial Aid Fund within the Annual Giving Program. Please mention your Proctor Academy affiliation while making a reservation. East Andover, New Hampshire is ideally located for all four seasons of recreation and relaxation.  Savor the vistas of neighboring Highland Lake, Kearsarge Mountain, and enjoy the Inn’s own 7-acre grounds which adjoin a 21-acre nature preserve. Highland Lake Inn is located at the trail head of the Northern Rail Trail, a perfect place to snowmobile and cross-country ski in the winter months and walk and bike in the spring, summer and fall. Whatever your purpose for travel to this area, rest assured you will enjoy the peace, tranquility, beauty and comfort of our inn and its surroundings.


During the summer months relax with a book on one of the Inn’s porches, walk across the street to swim at our private beach, launch your boat, ride your bicycle, hike, or play golf nearby.  In autumn hike or ride through the countryside and marvel at the spectacular color spectrum presented by native trees.  In winter put on your snowshoes, skis or skates and step outside to tour the fields or glide across to the lake.  Snowmobile on the local groomed trail system or enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing at resorts just a short ride from our front door.


The Highland Lake Inn is delighted to welcome visitors, students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and scholars who attend such venerable neighboring institutions as Proctor Academy,Tilton School, Colby-Sawyer College, and the Gordon Research Conferences. The Highland Lake Inn is your central base for School Hunting in Central New Hampshire, All within an easy one hour driving distance.