Family reunions at Dexter’s are truly memorable, special events. We believe there are few facilities or locations that are as conducive to the special nature of a family reunion as Dexter’s. In fact, Dexter’s was rated “Best for Groups” by Arrington’s B&B Journal, a leading industry publication.
Dexter’s is blessed with an idyllic setting on a 20-acre estate, in the lovely and unhurried Lake Sunapee region. Dexter’s relative seclusion ensures the privacy and quiet, peaceful setting that are so important during such an event. Our ability to accommodate 50+ overnight guests, our many on-site activities, and our ability to provide meals, allows your entire family to spend the weekend together in one spot without the need to travel from place to place. Our hilltop location, which features panoramic views including Lake Sunapee, Mount Sunapee and the surrounding countryside, provides a wonderful backdrop for your activities. Our beautiful grounds and historic inn provide attractive settings for photographs. Our numerous common rooms and on-site activities provide ample space and opportunities for socializing and recreation, while our unique guest bedrooms allow for privacy and personal space. Past participants of family reunions have described the experience as an ideal combination of exclusivity, intimacy, togetherness and fun.
Dexter’s is a special country resort-inn, with on-site activities for all ages, including:
- Three tennis courts
- In-ground swimming pool
- Volleyball, badminton, basketball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, croquet and bocce
- Recreation room featuring billiards, ping-pong, air hockey, foosball and darts
- Kids’ play room featuring videos, games, puzzles, stuffed animals, books and coloring books
- A full-service commercial cross-country ski & snowshoe center operated by Norsk
- A home entertainment room featuring a large-screen, high-definition, surround-sound television
- A living room featuring a fireplace and a library of books, magazines and newspapers
- A tavern room featuring comfortable chairs and a fireplace
- Free wireless internet access
- 20 acres of Dexter’s land and hundreds of acres of adjoining conservation land that can be used for walking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing
In addition to these on-site activities, we are only minutes from the Mount Sunapee downhill ski area, four golf courses and Lake Sunapee, which offers fishing, boating and swimming. With sufficient advance notice, we can assist you in making arrangements for your group to rent a sailboat, motor boat, canoe, kayak, or jet-ski. Shopping and cultural activities are also available nearby. More information on activities and attractions in our area can be found on our “Area Attractions” page.
All of our guest rooms are warm, welcoming and comfortable. Each guest room has a private bathroom and each is unique in size and decoration. Further description of our accommodations, along with price & policy information, can be found on the “Accommodations” page.
Children of all ages are welcome at Dexter’s Inn with the understanding that the parents are responsible for their children’s behavior at all times. With sufficient advance notice, babysitting can be arranged.
Pets are welcome at Dexter’s Inn in some rooms by special advance arrangement with the understanding that the owners are responsible for their pet’s behavior at all times and are responsible for any damages that occur.
A full breakfast, typically served buffet-style for groups, is included with each stay. Dinner is available in our dining room on weekends for an additional charge. Lunch is also available for an additional charge on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays when our commercial cross-country ski center is open. Also, we are happy to provide lunch and dinner to groups on any day of the week with special advance arrangements. Prices for lunch or dinner vary depending upon the number of guests, the type of food desired, and the method of service (e.g., self-serve buffet vs. waitress-service). Additional information on our on-site dining and menus can be found on the “Dining” page. In addition to providing meals on-site, we can assist you in making arrangements for your group to have a memorable meal off-site, such as a dinner cruise on Lake Sunapee or a picnic lunch atop Mount Sunapee.
Please note that smoking is not permitted in any of our buildings. Guests are welcome to smoke anywhere outside.
In terms of alcoholic beverages, we are a “bring your own” establishment. If you so desire, you may bring the alcoholic beverage of your choice and consume it responsibly in either our common areas or in your private room. We can provide you with glasses, ice and openers. This BYOB practice typically results in significant cost savings compared to venues that require that you purchase the alcoholic beverages from them.