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Northshore September 2015

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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36 | SEPTEMBER 2015 Autumn in New England—there's no better time of year to head north to New Hampshire, where leaf peep- ing is prime. And if that is the plan, then the Hanover Inn at Dartmouth should be part of the itinerary. As with all historic hotels, this inn comes with a labyrinthine story: In 1780, General Ebenezer Brew- ster turned his private home into a public tavern. Its booming popular- ity led to its eventual relocation, photograph courtesy of The Hanover Inn (bottom) leaving in its stead a site on which to build a larger structure—the original Dartmouth Hotel. Hous- ing permanent residents as well as temporary guests, the hotel was said to be an "architectural conglomera- tion" that many were not sad to see succumb to fire in 1782. It was re- built as the Wheelock Hotel, which by 1903 had changed so much it was renamed the Hanover Inn. An east wing was added in 1924, followed in 1939 by an exterior expansion, and a west wing in 1968. Today, the neo-Georgian-style inn houses 108 rooms overlooking Dartmouth Col- lege's campus green. (A recent $43 million renovation transformed the inn into a AAA Four Diamond hotel offering collegiate amenities in a boutique setting.) The newly added, instantly buzzy PINE restaurant from chef-restaura- teur Michael Schlow brings bright, clean flavors from farm to table. True to its name, the décor features pine wood accents with a rustic chic vibe; natural light floods the place by day, while evening meals feel in- timate despite the restaurant's large size. Sophisticated sprays of florals cast an artistic note, and alfresco sidewalk dining affords a great van- tage point from which to watch the always-teeming town. The very essence of PINE is about season-fresh ingredients from local vendors. To start, be sure to sam- ple chef Justin Dain's house-made BY KILEY JACQUES Dartmouth College is home to one of the loveliest boutique hotels New Hampshire has to offer. Hanover Haven The Hanover Inn blends stately tradition with modern amenities. Above, Dartmouth College campus P LACE S

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