Five Favorite New England Inns
On this particular Friday evening, the dining room is filled with area residents as well as inn guests. Couples sip drinks on the veranda, with its view of Moosehead Lake and the sun setting over Moose Mountain.
Chef Scott Johnson has outdone himself again, from the lobster and corn beignets through five courses to the goat-cheese cake and rhubarb-
berry coulis. In the kitchen, Jack’s washing dishes and Lily’s prepping. Ruth is greeting and seating, while Dan’s mixing and pouring drinks.
After dinner a log flickers in the fireplace of guestroom #3, and the lake shimmers in the moonlight. Blair Hill is yet another of those places that stay with you — not just because of luxuries large and small, or the food, or the view. There’s a sense of place here, and a depth of hospitality into which all guests may tap.