One of the previous owners of the inn was a man with the last name of Fox, and the inn's doorknocker (as well as other little touches throughout the inn) bear witness to that bit of history.
We stayed in the Franklin Pierce room. Franklin Pierce is the only U.S. president to hail from the state of New Hampshire, and was a personal friend of the inn's original owner.
This is a cozy reading nook tucked under the eaves just off the second floor sitting room.
We took ourselves on a self-guided walking tour of the historic district of Hancock using a handbook the inn owned. We enjoyed following the map and reading about each building along charming Main Street in Hancock. Here's a glimpse at a few.
Hancock's meetinghouse is one of the finest anywhere. It was built c. 1820, and we learned, through our guide, that it was moved to its present location in 1850. Can you imagine moving such a structure?...in 1850?!? But more than that, it was raised and a town hall installed on the first floor, making the sanctuary on the second floor. The second floor windows were then lengthened. The side view clearly shows the building alterations.
We had a lovely dinner later that night. I had their famous cranberry pot roast. Yum! And the next morning, we enjoyed an incredible full breakfast, accompanied by the innkeepers' dog, Potter. So sweet!
We really couldn't recommend the Hancock Inn enough! Just fabulous!