first operated as an Inn beginning in 1845 by Hazen
, Vickery's father. "Hattie"
the Inn from about 1880 until her death in the early 1900's. The Inn
accommodated about 70 people and was considered to appeal to the budget
conscience traveller. After her death the Inn was
purchased by a Mrs C.C. Small
operated it until 1927; at which time it was purchased by Newell and Gladys
who renamed it the Smith Tavern.
The next owners were Jerry and Carolyn Graves
who renamed it to the Pequawket House. Unfortunately the building was
destroyed by fire in the early 1960's.
I bet you know right where this spot is. Next time you go by
this spot remember Smith Tavern was once there and before that it was
known as the Pequawket Inn.
Smith Tavern, Intervale, NH Early
There will be some text to go along with all these pictures. Especially if
someone will take a moment to tell the website editor what they know of
Hampshire House - Intervale
Villa Hotel, Intervale
Built by Ernest Foss
in 1925 at a time
when the era of big hotels was coming to an end. It was built on the
site of the former Langdon Hotel. As tr
travel decreased its time as a hotel was brief and by 1950 it was home to
Ray Houle's Yankee Peddler
, an antique
shop. A reliable source told this editor that when Ray Houle bought
the building he moved it across Rt 16 to its final resting spot, just west
of todays scenic vista. The building, like so many others, burned in the early 1960's.
This building was first known as Carletons' Inn, The Forest. In 1918
it was purchased by John and Gertrude Fernald and became Fernald's Cottage.
By 1930 it had new owners who renamed it Rest-a-Bit and, unusual for the
time, operated the Inn year round. It had one more owner before 1946
when the Burgess's purchased the property and renamed it the Holiday Inn.
By the 1960's the Houghtons owned the property and there was a legal battle
with the bigger chain brand name, Holiday Inn, but it continued with its
name until 1984 when the Clough's purchased it and renamed it back to its
historic beginnings, The Forest.
Ted Houghton sent us a copy of his sister Pat Houghton Marr's
history of the building along with pictures and memorabilia.
You can view it here: HOLIDAY INN.
Inside the Clarendon, Intervale, NH
Lodging Intervale - pg 3
Destroyed by Fire in 1963. The Bellview
occupied this spot before the Clarendon, it also burned. Read the
whole story in the SIGNAL, Here