With its white church in the center of the village, many clapboard buildings, and village pond, Marlow is the text book definition of a quintessential New England village. Yankee Magazine calls Marlow one of the prettiest winter villages in New England. The quiet hamlet sits at the very top of Monadnock region, and is known as the "ice box" of Cheshire county due to its cold temperatures. A drive to Marlow from any direction will be filled with slow curves, rolling hills, road along rivers, and scenic vistas. Marlow is centrally located between Keene and the Sunapee region. The town center is walk-able distance from The Birches (about a mile). There is also a village trail that is marked well to take you around the town seeing the sites.
Manchester, NH 1 hour 15 minutes
Hartford, CT 2 hours
Providence, RI 2.5 hours
Boston, MA 2 hours 15 Minutes
The Monadnock region is a region in southwestern NH, that is named after the 3165 foot isolated mountain that is the dominant landmark. The region is made up of small towns and villages. There are numerous parks, lakes, and other opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Area is frequently visited by leaf peoples in the fall as it is a very quick drive from CT, MA, and RI.
At 2153 Feet, you have amazing views of the entire region. 20 minute hike, as you drive up most of the mountain to trailhead. Parking lot is less than a 10 minute drive.
Shops, Cafe's, Galleries, and many Restaurants.
Check local guides for events and shows.
20 Minute drive
We recommend Luca's Mediterranean Cafe for an amazing meal!
Tavern and Dining room within the Hancock Inn. The oldest inn in NH.
Great choice for night, where you want to have a delicious meal and not cook in the cabin.
25 Minute drive