Ring in Summer with us!
We had such a great winter - many wonderful guests came to the Inn to enjoy a cozy stay, snuggled up in our flannel sheets next to a roaring fireplace. You can visit our Trip Advisor page to read about their experiences. Now that temperatures are rising, it's time to celebrate summer!
This Memorial Day, when you stay and pay for Friday and Saturday, May 23 and May 24, you can stay Sunday, May 25 on us! We'll also include a free two hour bike rental and trail snacks so you can explore Historic Exeter and enjoy the warm weather. Learn more about this special by clicking here.
Zach is loving that Spring has arrived in Exeter. Come enjoy it with us!
Welcome to the Inn by the Bandstand...
The award-winning Inn by the Bandstand is the premier accommodation in Exeter, New Hampshire. This wonderful inn is an 1809 historic home located in the heart of downtown Exeter. Only two blocks from the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy, eight miles to the seacoast and beaches, and 20 minutes from Portsmouth, this charming inn offers nine antique furnished guest rooms, all with private baths and a delicious full breakfast. We have all the modern conveniences with a touch of the past including wireless internet!
The inn is a reminder of days when the world moved a bit slower and the people were friendlier. It is surrounded by quaint shops and fine restaurants. Enjoy downtown Exeter's fine artisans, book shops, chocolatier, boutiques, wine shops, and more. Stroll around the river, walk near the Academy boat house, or have a picnic in the park. We also have the American Independence Museum and museum shop, plus historical self-guided tours to broaden your knowledge and interest of this area and its importance in our nation's founding history.
Bring your laptop! The Inn by the Bandstand features complimentary wireless Internet in all rooms throughout the house! Just ask for an access card upon check in.
Meet your Innkeeper
Your innkeeper is Susan Henderson. She has owned the Inn by the Bandstand since 2000 and has continually up-graded the inn and service to the highest standard of quality.
Chosen as the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year for hospitality in 2002.
Featured as “Editors Choice” in Yankee Magazine
New Hampshire “Best of the Best” award winner
The other resident of the inn is Zachariah, our wonderful golden retriever. He came to the inn at Christmastime in 2000 and was raised here. He is warm, loveable, very friendly and he will sit by your side for as long as you want to pet him. He is NOT allowed in any of the guestrooms, however, so all guest rooms are allergen-free.