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Located in the heart of the Monadnock Region with quaint Inn rooms, hotel style rooms and cabins on the lake. Pub and Fine Dining available daily.

Our Story

In 1760, James Philbrick of Hampstead, New Hampshire purchased the land that now comprises most of the Woodbound Inn property. He built a farm on the site of the Cathedral of the Pines (about 1 mile through the woods from the inn's current location) where he and his wife raised their 18 children. Philbrick built another farmhouse in 1820 which is the cornerstone of the Main Inn.


Several owners followed and buildings were added and expanded through the years. In 1892, the building was first utilized as an inn called the “Lakeside Hotel”. In 1909, Albert Annett purchased the property and later renamed it the “Contoocook Inn”. During the early 1930s Ed Brummer & Jack Bean of Jaffrey, roommates at Dartmouth College, managed the inn. Jack left to go into the lumber business. Ed bought the Inn; all mortgage and no down payment. He renamed it the “Woodbound Inn”.


The Brummer family owned and operated the Woodbound Inn for 55 years. Improvements included Jed Brummer’s addition of the Edgewood banquet hall where weddings and other joyous occasions are celebrated. During the Brummer years the atmosphere of the inn was that of a continuous house party, where guests chose from a host of activities. In fact, so many guests returned at the same time each year that they expected and did find friends they knew from prior seasons.


​In 1989 the Woodbound Inn was sold to an investment group with plans for development. These plans did not come to fruition and the Inn again became a family owned establishment when the Kohlmorgen's purchased the property in 1994. In 2008, a group of investors purchased the inn and undertook an extensive renovation to the Main Inn, remodeling the rooms, the lobby, restaurant and bar.


In 2013, the Woodbound once again became family owned and operated. Rudy Rosalez desired to bring back the warm, family atmosphere that the Woodbound Inn has provided to past generations of guests while modernizing the inn and restaurant for the next generation.




Breakfast is included in your stay

and is served seven days a week from 7-9:30am.

Free Wifi


Complimentary Wifi is available to guests throughout the Main Inn and Edgewood building. 



Relax by our gardens, patio, or screened in porch! During the summer you can relax by a fireplace on the patio and enjoy the sounds of local live musicians.



Our housekeeping staff is committed to keeping you safe and comfortable during your stay with us.



Enjoy swimming, kayaking, and canoeing our private beach on Contoocook Lake! 

Full Service Restaurant

The Grove restaurant is a community favorite - serving brunch, lunch, and dinner. Check out our menu which changes seasonally! 





October 2021


Needed a place to stay with the crew while working on the house. Stopped by the Woodbound
Inn and met Rudy the owner. He was very accommodating and professional. The rooms were
spacious and immaculate. Food is amazing! Christine was great at the front desk. This place is
truly a hidden gem. Can't beat it!!!


Arben Kolenovic 

October 2021


We had our wedding at the Woodbound Inn and we had an amazing experience working with
Max. Like many other couples, we had to postpone our wedding due to the pandemic, and
Max was understanding and flexible with us as we picked a new date. We also had our
rehearsal at the Woodbound Inn, and Max worked with us and our officiant to make sure we
had everything we needed for the wedding. Our ceremony was supposed to be on the beach
and we thought it was going to rain, but Max helped us plan and visualize exactly how the
wedding could go inside. The rehearsal went longer than expected, but he timed it to ensure
dinner was hot and ready for us afterwards. On the wedding day, Max communicated with me
throughout the day to see that we had everything we needed from him and to make sure
everything was ready, and because of this everything proceeded as planned. He checked in
with us regularly during the wedding and worked to accomplish everything we asked. Max
worked seamlessly with the photographers and DJ to make sure everything went smoothly.
Our wedding went perfectly because of Max and his team at the Woodbound Inn. We stayed
at the Woodbound Inn for four nights around our wedding, and Max ensured that our entire
stay was wonderful. On our last night, we had a party of 20 people that wanted to eat at the
restaurant and he went above and beyond to accommodate us. Thanks to Max, our whole
wedding weekend was perfect!

Leda Tornaritis

Meet the Team

Meet Our Team

Rudy Rosalez
Owner/Executive Chef
Max Mitchell
Events Coordinator
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