The History of The 1810 House

The 1810 House B&B’s name denotes the actual age of the B&B building itself. The attached structure which houses the owner’s portion of the complex dates to 1760 when the property was a dairy farm. Adjacent to current NH route 28 you can still see remnants of the original old road which connected Ossipee NH and NH Route 109 – Governor John Wentworth Highway to Wolfeboro. Surely the dairy farm was a well-known landmark to King George’s Provincial Governor John Wentworth who would regularly pass it while traveling to the town center and back to his summer residence on Smith Pond, now Lake Wentworth. The more recent history of the 1810 House is it was the hub of Allen Albee’s, Allen A Resort. This expansive 400 acres resort provided accommodations for up to 325 guests per week in 95 cottages and 5 lodges.

The 1810 House B&B property still includes its historic 1760 three-story Dairy Barn which was extended an additional 31 feet in the 1800s to its current 91’ length. As one of the oldest barns in NH, this antique barn brings pleasure to all who enter, not only to enjoy its post and beam construction, but also to meander through the booths of antiques offered up to all who enter for purchase. What better way to remember your visit to the “Oldest Summer Resort in America” than by bringing home your own piece of history!

Our main focus at The 1810 House B&B is to be a true country retreat, that every guest experience is one of peace and rest. The 1810 house offers not only a rich history but also amenities uncommon in B&Bs such as both Jacuzzis and showers in all private suites. The suites are appropriately named for the three major nearby lakes (Winnipesaukee, Wentworth, and Crescent). The B&B is uniquely designed and offers its guests the privacy of their own space without sharing the B&B’s common areas with the Inn’s Proprietors.

If you are looking for a more active venue the location of the 1810 House offers access to many activities for your enjoyment within walking distance. The Rail trail which travels from the old train Fernald RR station on Governor Wentworth Highway past the shores of Lake Wentworth through Wolfeboro Falls and Back Bay to Wolfeboro’s historic train station in the center of town. Also within walking distance from the Inn is Albee Beach, a Wolfeboro public park offering a beautiful beach with a new bathhouse, enjoy swimming, picnicking and relaxing on the shore of Lake Wentworth. This beach was the main beach for the Allen A Resort. Just around the corner is Wolfeboro’s premier sports and event complex “The Nick”, short for The Nicholas J. Pernokas Recreation Park.Home to many local and regional events such as the annual car show, boat show, Farmers Market every Thursday afternoon, Sporting events, fields, hiking trail, and a modern running track.

The region is known as the lakes region and that name is well deserved. According to the Lakes Region Association, the region is the ideal getaway for any season. Visit us for stunning fall foliage, fun-filled winter sports, maple sugaring in the spring, or our 273 lakes and ponds in the summer. Plus, take advantage of our tax-free shopping, museums, family attractions and so much more.