Plan Your Stay
The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa is located at the foot of the White Mountain National Forest, with access to over 500 miles of hiking, biking, skiing and multi-use trails. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, or just someone who enjoys a stroll by the river, Jackson and the surrounding areas should prove worthy tromping grounds for any level of adventure.
Red Jersey Cyclery
Rentals and advice at the only bike shop in town.
Headquarters of the Appalachian Mountain Club
The northeast’s premier hiking, information and educational center is located 10 miles north of the inn in Pinkham Notch.
Saco Bound Canoe and Kayak Rentals
We work closely with Saco Bound Canoe and Kayak Rentals to take you down the Saco River, right through the heart of the Mount Washington Valley. Arrange a picnic lunch to take with you through us, or the J-town deli, located right here in Jackson.
North Country Angler
Get your license and your gear, and a lesson at North Country Angler, down the road a piece in North Conway, for your White Mountain fly fishing adventure. An outfitter with class, style and a care for the environment, don’t go out without talking to these guys.
Several golf courses are in the area, and we do package rooms with golf for some of our more local courses, call to inquire about these rates.
Courses we recommend:
- Wentworth Golf Course, Jackson, NH
- North Conway Country Club, North Conway, NH
- Mount Washington Resort Golf Courses
They have two courses on site, up in the heart of Crawford Notch
- Hales Location
- Eagle Mountain
Several ski areas are located within five to 20 miles of the front door.
For alpine enthusiasts closes to furthest from the door:
- Black Mountain
- Wildcat Mountain
- Attitash Ski Area
- Cranmore Ski Area
- Sunday River Ski Area
For the six mountain experience , is only an easy 45 minute drive from us.
- Bretton Woods
Nordic Centers, for those who want to really work the cardio:
- Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Trails
These trails run right past our front door, and they are excellent, world-class Nordic trails waiting for your adventure.
- Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring
For a smaller touring center, is also excellent for beginner Touraine that has lots of good flats.
- Bear Notch Ski Touring
A family-run Nordic center of distinction, they have great trails by the river, a family oriented environment, and you can bring the dog!
- Great Glen Trails
There’s only one, for the Victorian, Currier and Ives setting, it’s Nestlenook Farms, located down the road from us a few minutes. We can book your private sleigh ride right along with your room package, just follow the link, or call us to add it to your existing reservation.
In season only, Christmas reservations fill in advance, please plan accordingly!
We have plenty of great inside things to do in any season, and even when the weather gets bad.
Remick Country Doctors Museum and Working Farm
Great for insight toward early days in New Hampshire farming styles and techniques.
Stone Mountain Arts Center
Our newest concert venue, getting acts like Bela Fleck, Dar Williams and Peter Mulvey to name a few. Located in Brownfield, ME, about a 20 minute ride from us.
Mount Washington Valley Theater Company
Drama and musicals are offered seasonally, with a summer line up of classic shows that anyone would enjoy.
Mount Washington Observatory Museum
Right in downtown North Conway, for the scientist in you, this museum can teach you anything you need or want to know about the weather.