STAY OVERNIGHT IN THE GREAT STONE DWELLING
The Great Stone Dwelling at Enfield Shaker Museum was completed by the Shakers in 1841 and contained 24 “retiring rooms” (bedrooms) for 96 Shaker Sisters and Brothers, as well as a large meeting room, dining room, and kitchen. It is an immense granite structure with spacious rooms, large windows, and hundreds of built-in cupboards and drawers. “The Shaker Inn” was founded about 1987 and operated until the Great Stone Dwelling was purchased by the Museum in 1997. Since that time, most of the public areas in the building have been restored. Today, 20 guest rooms are available on the 3rd and 4th floors of this historic building.
A charming space for individual or group, short- or long-term stays, each spacious guest room was once a “retiring room” for Shaker Brothers or Sisters. All rooms feature authentic Shaker architecture, original built-ins, and reproduction Shaker furniture–including queen-size beds, a desk, and seating furniture. Each room has a private bathroom. We are pet-friendly.
The Great Stone Dwelling is open year-round for overnight guests. Overnight stays include complimentary admission to the Museum, a 10% discount at the Gift Shop, and access to our beautiful grounds, herb garden, and hiking trails.
We Are Conveniently Located
Located in the beautiful valley between Mt. Assurance and Lake Mascoma, the Museum is only 15 minutes from Hanover and Dartmouth College, and conveniently located 10 minutes from I-89 for easy access to Concord and Manchester, New Hampshire, as well as White River Junction, Woodstock, Queechee, and Norwich, all charming Vermont towns.
Restaurants, Pizza Shops, and Coffee Shops in Enfield
Kitchen 56 is 2.0 miles from the Museum at 56 Main Street, Enfield, NH.
20 Hands Steak, Seafood and Barbeque (formerly Mickey’s) is 2.4 miles from the Museum at 330 US Route 4, Enfield, NH.
The Baited Hook at Mascoma Lake is 2.5 miles from the Museum at 83 NH Route 4A, Lebanon, NH.
Ziggy’s Pizza is 3.2 miles from the Museum at 505 US Route 4, Enfield, NH.
Enfield House of Pizza is 3.5 miles from the Museum at 554 US Route 4, Enfield, NH.
Jake’s Market and Deli is 2.3 miles from the Museum at 297 US Route 4, Enfield, NH.
Dunkin (Dunkin Donuts) is 3.5 miles from the Museum at 554 US Route 4, Enfield, NH.
Best Ice Cream Near Enfield Shaker Museum
Ice Cream Fore-U is 12.2 miles (18 minutes) from the Museum at 298 Plainfield Road, West Lebanon, NH. Many locals say that this is the best ice cream, biggest portions, and best prices in the Upper Valley. Ample free parking. Cash only.
Things to Do Near Enfield Shaker Museum
The Shaker Field Dog Park is located .4 miles (8 minutes walking) from the Museum at 535 NH Route 4A in Enfield. Open daily dawn to dusk, except when icy in the winter or muddy in the spring.
Hiking Trails and Kayak Waterways:
See “Trails and Kayak Waterways”, compiled by the Enfield Conservation Commission.
The Grafton County section of the Northern Rail Trail runs from downtown Lebanon to Grafton and is about 25 miles long. The following uses are allowed: hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding and dogsleds. No bare ground wheeled motor vehicles are allowed on the Rail Trail. View the entire Northern Rail Trail Map.
Biking Trails, Boat Access, and Fishing:
See the “Guide to Class VI Roads, Trails and Boat Access in Enfield and the Surrounding Area”. Published by the Town of Enfield and includes a listing of 10 nearby State-owned public boating and fishing access points.
The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game stocks Mascoma Lake with trout. The lake contains healthy populations of rainbow trout, carp, yellow perch, white perch, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and black crappie. In the winter, the lake freezes and anglers can ice fish. Crystal Lake is classified as a cold- and warm-water fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, black crappie, and rock bass.