Welcome to The Highlands Inn! Known as "A Lesbian Paradise", the Highlands is a 13-room women’s resort on 100 private acres in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The founding innkeeper, Grace Newman, bought and completely renovated the buildings and grounds in 1983. Since then, TheHighlands Inn has operated continuously as a popular lesbian vacation destination.

Our property includes two buildings: the Main Inn with 12 rooms, and the rustic Cottage. With large common areas, including a cozy living room with a cheery fireplace, and antiques and fresh flowers throughout, our lesbian owned and run inn will remind you of a Victorian country home.



There is one dog-friendly rooms on the property: The Cottage. This room is identified on our Rooms & Rates webpage by the pawprint sign. There is a limit of one medium-sized or two small dogs in the Cottage. The room rate for your dog is $30 per night, per dog.

 If you are planning to bring a dog, please review our Pet Information.

Whether women come to the Highlands for a relaxing vacation or a romantic weekend getaway, they're sure to find a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Guests love being able to meet and socialize with other lesbians from all over the country, whether chatting at breakfast, joining another couple for dinner at a wonderful local restaurant, or sharing a bottle of wine in the spacious fireplaced living room. In fact, many couples who've been visiting the Inn for years have said that they first met some of their best friends here!

Looking for a romantic getaway for you and your partner? Or a vacation at a truly welcoming resort? There's always plenty to do at this very special women's place!


The Highlands Inn is a wonderful place to bring kids! Because the White Mountains are a major vacation destination for families, there are dozens of child-friendly activities in the area, from Story Land to hiking to train rides. Many children enjoy our pool and hiking trails.

See Area Attractions.


From our guests ...

"This was my first time at Highlands Inn, after reading about it for many years. It did not disappoint! The setting was gloriously beautiful- surrounded by green, trees, and stunning views. The pool and deck area was a delight, with a gorgeous, comfortably heated outdoor pool and ample space to lounge and relax in the sun. (Don't forget the hot tub!) The inn itself offered a lovely combination of homestyle comfort and beautiful furnishings, with subtle touches like fresh flowers in the rooms. Most importantly for me, though, was the delightful energy in this place- a spirit of welcome, hospitality, and genuine warmth that was truly good for the soul. I will return, and cannot recommend this space highly enough." ~Pennsylvania

"The Highlands Inn is set in a gorgeous location with views of the White Mountains. Jenny and Gia welcomed us personally, showing us the grounds and amenities. We later met their adorable dog. We spent one afternoon floating in the pool and all of our mornings enjoying delicious, indulgent breakfast and chatting with other same-sex couples in the dining area. The room was one of the top five cleanest I have ever stayed in while traveling. There is a lovely hot tub and great trails for walking and jogging. My wife and I can't wait to go back! ~New York

"Our three night getaway to the Highlands Inn was everything we heard and read about! Jenny and Gia were wonderful Innkeepers who were right on top of any of our needs and right there to offer sightseeing suggestions. Staff was top notch and our dog, Zoe, enjoyed the beautiful grounds. We stayed in The Cottage which was comfortable and cozy. A definite must for anyone wanting a wonderful getaway". ~Massachusetts

"This was our 3rd stay at the Highlands and it gets better every time. The hospitality of Gia and Jenny are unmatched. The beautiful rooms paired with numerous activities in the area make The Highlands Inn our favorite place to vacation". ~Connecticut

"Serenity Now!! I needed to get away from stress. I went to the Highlands to watch an amazing performer, Lynn Deeves, and to relax. I enjoyed a one day vacation that re-charged my batteries!" ~St. Johnsbury, VT

"A place for women to feel accepted, respected, valued, and safe." ~New Jersey

"Warm and welcoming. Under new ownership. Very warm and friendly. Had a relaxing time. Beautiful piece of land. Very nice pool. Great area for hiking, skiing and countless other outdoor adventures." ~Southampton, MA

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For your enjoyment and comfort, amenities include:

  • Delicious country breakfasts each morning

  • Air conditioning and hair dryers in every room

  • Some rooms with a private entrance and deck, others with a fireplace, 2-person spa, or both spa and fireplace

  • 15 miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking

  • Complimentary use of snowshoes

  • 54-foot heated pool

  • Outdoor hot tub, steps from the main inn

  • Comfortable TV area

  • Extensive lesbian/gay movie collection for in-room viewing

  • Summer gardens

  • Massage available by appointment in our massage room

  • Free Women's Music house concerts

  • Guest computer with high speed internet access

  • Wireless internet access in Main Inn guest rooms, living room/library, and breakfast room

  • Non-smoking in all guest rooms and indoor common areas ... smoking is OK anyplace outside

A day at The Highlands Inn begins with a healthy country breakfast served in the large, sunny breakfast room on the first floor of the Main Inn.

Our breakfast entree changes daily. Entrees include:

  • scrambled eggs and home fries

  • waffles

  • quiche

  • French toast

  • pancakes

Assorted juices, fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, award-winning Vermont cheddar, teas, and plenty of freshly brewed coffee are always available. Click photo for more breakfast pics.


Many activities are available right at the Inn. The 15 miles of well-maintained hiking/skiing trails around the Inn offer outstanding conditions for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The trails are also perfect for a romantic walk and perhaps a picnic in a secluded spot along the way.

In the summer, guests enjoy the 54-foot pool with its large sundeck, adjacent gazebo, and barbecue area. The outdoor spa is also adjacent to the pool.

Beautiful fall day at the Highlands

Other popular activities at the Inn include watching a movie from the extensive lesbian/gay movie collection, browsing through the large library, or finally reading that book you've been waiting to read. Guests also enjoy watching the wildlife, which is constantly changing depending on the season!

Many guests also enjoy a massage in our massage room on the second floor of the Main Inn.

Sunsets at the Inn are not to be missed! A walk down the road or a few quiet minutes sitting on the grassy hill near the Main Inn will often reward guests with a spectacular sunset over the mountains. In the fall, the same vistas are ablaze with the rich colors of nature's autumn palette.

Evening activities center around the great old stone fireplace in the spacious, comfortably furnished living room. It's here that guests congregate for conversation, a glass of wine before dinner, or a game of Scrabble on a snowy night. As many guests have mentioned, there's always plenty to do at this very special women's place.

The Inn has been offering hospitality to visitors for over 100 years. The main building was built as a farmhouse about 200 years ago. Then around 1900, the owners opened their home to summer visitors and began operating it as an inn.

The Highlands' founder, Grace Newman, bought the property in 1983 and completely renovated theThe Highlands Inn: "Fainting Couch" Brings a Touch of Old Fashioned Elegance to the Inn main building, grounds, and swimming pool. The Farmhouse and Cottage were opened in 1986 and 1990, respectively. In 2012, Jenny Wackerle and Gia Koumantzelis bought the Inn from Grace. They have been frequent guests at the Inn since 1992.

The Main Inn has 12 delightful, antique-filled guest rooms. Two of the rooms are on the back of the building. Each of theserooms has its own outside entrance and private deck. The main building also houses the enormous sunny breakfast room, the spacious living room with its inviting fireplace and library, the public TV area, and an extensive lesbian/gay movie collection.

The Cottage at The Highlands Inn: Serving the Lesbian Community With Quality and Excellence Since 1983Our rustic Cottage cozy and private. The first floor has a living area with kitchen table and chairs, comfortable sofa, mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and full bath. The small upstairs sleeping loft has a queen size bed. And there's a deck on the front of the Cottage - great for moose and deer watching!

One of five Farmhouse rooms at The Highlands Inn: Serving the Lesbian Community With Quality and Excellence Since 1983We have a 32-inch flat screen TV in the comfortable public TV area and an excellent lesbian/gay movie collection for in-room viewing.




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The turn from Route 302 into The Highlands Inn property is well-marked by a sign. For added privacy, the sign always says "No Vacancy" - so if you ever drive by without reservations, ignore it!

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