About Us, and Upton House

About UsUpton House was built in 1886 but provides the accommodations of the 21st century. It's perfect for a romantic getaway or a cozy overnight in the mountains with the family.

Work on the circa 1886 Douglass farm began in 2007. Innkeepers Charlotte Dominique and Bob Pepler transformed the three-story former farmhouse into a charming and elegant inn.

The couple are looking forward to hosting guests, such as snowmobilers, a sport that brought them to the Upton area for 20 years from their home in Rhode Island.

A few years ago, Pepler, a retired United Parcel Service employee, made the move here while Dominique came primarily during summers and vacations. This year she retired from 25 years of teaching at Mount St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI, closing 38 years of teaching English and reportedly making her the 64th year-round resident of Upton.

Fall FoliageThe BalsamsUpton House is situated approximately 25 minutes from Dixville Notch, NH, noted for its beauty. Bethel, Maine, is 25 miles to our east and offers quaint shops and Sunday River Ski Resort and Golf Course.

Located in Grafton Notch, you can do what your heart desires. Hike the Appalachian Trail and its scenic "blue trails," or mountain bike. Fish, kayak, canoe, or tube the nearby Androscoggin and Lake Umbagog. Bird watch the Wildlife Refuge or moose watch along routes 26 and 16. Hunt the nearby wilderness and join the Ladies Aid for Hunter's Supper. Photograph fall foliage in Grafton Notch. Dogsled, snowmobile from our snowmobile trail on the grounds, snow shoe. Or just get away from the hectic life of urban and suburban life and just read or relax. There are endless possibilities!

The Bull Moose Restaurant is one mile away and serves lunch and dinner. If your taste inclines to different foods, try the Trading Post Restaurant in Magalloway. Upton's Ladies Aid offers Sunday breakfast with a limited home cooked varying menu. If enjoying a small town from the past is what you long for, come to this mountain village of 80 voters.