Tucked away in the great White Mountains of New Hampshire, our hidden gem holds history in every stone hand-placed on the porch to each sparkling wine glass that hangs above our tavern.

Established in the late 1800s, Thorn Hill Inn has offered a cozy luxury experience to guests spanning over 90 years. We have committed to upholding its tradition, heritage, and rich antiquity as its charm continues to inspire our community and our guests. We build on the opulent legacy of Thorn Hill every day with each traveler creating new memories. It is with pride we share the brilliant history of the Inn at Thorn Hill.

Thorn Hill Inn was originally only a small piece of a larger property purchased by Katherine Wormley. Katherine became most noted for her work during the Civil War. She was a noted author, translator and dedicated her life to the prosperity of those in need.

Katherine was a nurse during the war and started numerous nonprofit organizations to benefit soldiers and families in need. A true visionary in constant service of the less fortunate, in 1861 she organized the local Newport Women’s Union securing a government clothing contract providing employment for the wives and daughters of soldiers. She then joined the hospital transport service volunteering to care for the sick and wounded on ships through the Virginia peninsula.

Later, her novel “The Other Side of War” would recall her experiences including an interaction with President Lincoln. Once returning home, she accepted the position of Lady Superintendent of Lowell General Hospital. After the war, Wormley concentrated on charity. One of her most prominent achievements was founding the Newport Charity Organization Society in 1879. She also founded an industrial school for girls and was the director and financial supporter until it became part of Newport’s public school system in 1890. 

She had befriended a French writer early in her life and is well known in the literary world for her work translating French letters. She took a particular interest in Honore de Balzac and dedicated her life from the early 1800s until the end of her life working with that author. She wrote “A Memoir of Honore de Balzac” and “La Comedie Humaine” which included 40 volumes. Katherine spent her last years in Jackson, New Hampshire on Thorn Hill. 

Katherine had purchased most of the property on Thorn Hill and commissioned what would become one of the most successful architecture firms in American History to design and create a year-round home at the top of the hill. Stanford White, the famous architect, created two homes. One at the top of Thorn Hill, and one close to the town of Jackson. Katherine would reside in the home built near the town for her last years. Upon her death, an arrangement had been made years previous between her and the housekeeper that the residence would be left to the staff and small increments had been taken out of their earnings.

The Porch

Experience the true essence of relaxation and comfort on our
wrap-around porch.

Enjoy endless views of the surrounding beauty, inviting you to unwind and take in the breathtaking scenery. Take a seat in one of the inviting rocking chairs and let the gentle breeze soothe your senses as you enjoy moments of tranquility.

For those looking to dine al fresco, our seasonal enclosed dining area provides a cozy and inviting atmosphere. With the addition of heaters, you can comfortably enjoy your meal while still reveling in the outdoor ambiance. Immerse yourself in the surroundings as you savor delicious dishes, creating unforgettable dining experiences.

As the evening sets in and the air turns crisp, our custom blankets are available to keep you warm and snug. Wrap yourself in these cozy blankets, allowing the chilly nights to become part of the enchanting experience.

And what better way to end the day than by gathering around our fire pit for nightly S’mores? Roast marshmallows, sandwich them between chocolate and graham crackers, and savor the classic and delightful treat. Share stories, laughter, and create cherished memories as you gather with fellow guests around the warm and inviting fire.


Renowned for our exceptional hospitality and attention to detail, the Inn at Thorn Hill offers a range of unique features that set us apart from other accommodations.

Here you’ll experience an unparalleled level of luxury and serenity within our meticulously crafted inn, where every detail is designed to guarantee an unforgettable retreat.

Our exquisite bar offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests to relax and unwind. It is expertly stocked with a wide selection of premium spirits, fine wines, and craft beers, ensuring that every guest can find a beverage to suit their taste. The knowledgeable and friendly staff, including our house bartender and a finalist in the 2nd Annual Mixology Shakedown, James LaPlante, are on hand to make recommendations.

Wine enthusiasts, in particular, will be delighted by The Inn at Thorn Hill’s impressive wine cellar. Housing an extensive collection of both domestic and international wines, the cellar offers an opportunity for guests to indulge in a variety of flavors. The wine cellar can even be booked for weddings and celebrations, so you can toast in style for your special occasion. Whether you’re a connoisseur or simply enjoy a good glass of wine, the inn’s cellar is a treasure trove for those seeking a memorable experience.


The breathtaking landscapes of the Presidential Mountain Range surround the Inn at Thorn Hill’s acreage. Meticulously landscaped grounds feature vibrant gardens, tranquil walking paths, and stunning views of the White Mountains. The nearby town of Jackson offers a perfect blend of natural splendor and small-town charm, known for its quaint shops, art galleries, and local dining establishments, all of which allow visitors to experience the unique character of New England. For guests looking to explore beyond Jackson, there are hiking trails, skiing opportunities in the winter months, and a wide variety of other outdoor activities throughout the year. 

At the end of the day, guests can look forward to coming home to The Inn at Thorn Hill’s well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each designed with elegance in mind. Indulge in a world of comfort and opulence as you enter our meticulously curated spaces, thoughtfully designed to showcase unique styles and layouts, creating a truly immersive experience.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a relaxing retreat, or a base for outdoor adventures, The Inn at Thorn Hill in Jackson, New Hampshire, offers a truly exceptional experience. With our inviting bar, impressive wine cellar, beautiful acreage, and idyllic location, we stand out as a haven of luxury and charm amidst the natural beauty of the White Mountains.


Where is The Inn at Thorn Hill located?
The Inn at Thorn Hill is located in Jackson, New Hampshire.

What are the accommodation options available at The Inn at Thorn Hill?
The Inn offers a variety of accommodation options, including rooms and suites with different amenities such as fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and mountain views.

Are pets allowed at The Inn at Thorn Hill?
The Inn at Thorn Hill does not allow pets.

Does The Inn at Thorn Hill have on-site dining options?
Yes, The Inn features a highly acclaimed fine dining restaurant known for its creative cuisine and extensive wine list.

Are there outdoor activities available near The Inn at Thorn Hill?
Yes, there are numerous outdoor activities in the area, including hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and golfing, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Is breakfast included in the room rate at The Inn at Thorn Hill?
Yes, a complimentary gourmet breakfast is included with your stay at The Inn at Thorn Hill.

Does The Inn at Thorn Hill have spa facilities?
Yes, The Inn offers a full-service spa where guests can indulge in various treatments and massages to relax and rejuvenate.

Can The Inn at Thorn Hill accommodate weddings or events?
Yes, The Inn has facilities for hosting weddings, private events, and corporate retreats, offering a picturesque setting and personalized services.

Is The Inn at Thorn Hill open year-round?
Yes, The Inn at Thorn Hill is open year-round, allowing guests to experience the beauty of Jackson, NH, in every season.

Is there a minimum age requirement for guests at The Inn at Thorn Hill?
Yes, guests must be at least 18 years old to stay at The Inn at Thorn Hill.


Inn Policies

Check-In: 3 PM
Check-Out: 11 AM
Reservation Deposit: 1st night room & tax

72-Hour Cancellation Policy
Deposits will be refunded if up to 72 hours remain until the reservation date.
Deposits will be forfeited if less than 72 hours remain until the reservation date.

Please refer to our accessibility policy page.