Pat’s peak is one of the best small ski areas in southern New Hampshire, attracting visitors from all over the area. Featuring one of the steepest runs in the state, Pats Peak has its share of diehard followers; however, more and more people are discovering this laid back ski area with its focus on family friendly skiing. Daycare and ski lessons for kids are both offered here as Pats grooms the next generation of fans and skiers. If you’re heading here to see what the hubbub is all about you’re going to need someplace to sleep and store your stuff. Here are the options in place for Pats Peak lodging.

Henniker Motel

This Pats Peak lodging is right next to the ski area. The rooms are classic motel rooms with one or two queen beds. The rooms have enough space for you to store your gear and relax at the end of the day. With the Motel just a few steps away from the lifts, you practically have ski in/out access to the slopes. After the day is done, you can relax in the heated indoor pool. In winter, the pool is in the mid-80’s great for soaking the winter chill out of your bones.

Colby Hill Inn

Colby Hill is a great Pats Peak lodging alternative. This bed and breakfast has 14 guest rooms, each individually decorated in rich brocades and different color accents. All have unique touches with different period antiques, four poster or sleigh beds, and Oriental rugs. Some of the rooms have two beds and a sleeper sofa. Guests enjoy a lavish four or five course breakfast in the morning. The food is organic when possible with most foods locally sourced. Most breakfasts include a fruit and grain course, a juice course, something baked, and then a main entrée. An optional afternoon tea is held on select afternoons. Enjoy smoked salmon, dill and cucumber tea sandwiches, apricot & ginger scones, and mini lemon blueberry crème brulee with assorted organic tea. At the end of the day, enjoy dinner in the Colby Hill Grazing Room with creations by Chef Bruce R. Barnes.

Henniker House

The Henniker House is a great option for Pats Peak lodging. There are five individual guest rooms, each uniquely decorated. All rooms have private baths. The Balcony Room has a king bed and a trundle bed with a corner tub built for two. A private deck looks out over the river where you can relax after a long day on the slopes. The Pear Room has a king bed and a twin with a bathroom featuring a shower and separate clawfoot tub. The River Room is the quietest room with a king and a twin tucked under the eaves. The Front Room has a queen bed and a trundle bed which turns into two twin beds, making this unit able to sleep four. The last room is the Tooky Nook with a single queen bed and a large private deck. The deck has a spectacular view of the Contoocook. While guests receive a hearty country breakfast, after you get back from the slopes, you should head a few minutes upriver to Daniel’s Pub for après ski drinks and hot grub.

No matter where you choose to stay when you ski Pats Peak, you can be assured that you’re going to find Pats Peak lodging that will suit your needs. Just be sure to plan your trip early so you can be assured of getting the rooms that fit your travel plans the best.