Come Discover Our Unique History…
The Main Inn at our New England family resort was built in 1801 and now houses 10 rooms all with private baths upstairs. The dining room, library, screened porch and large family room reside downstairs. There are an additional 7 rooms in the Annex, and the Holly House Cottage is a full-sized, 2-bedroom home with full kitchen and living room.
Years ago families came to the grand hotels of the Sunapee area to find their summer respite among the mountains and lakes. Some had summer estates prepared by their staff to receive them upon arrival and provide for the daily necessities, making the time spent at their sanctuary all the more pleasant and rejuvenating.
Today Dexter’s Inn continues this proud tradition of innkeeping in the same friendly and unassuming manner as has been its practice for more than 60 years. Large enough to serve most of your needs, yet still small enough to welcome you as a guest in our home, we believe that Dexter’s Inn embodies the essence of a true New England Country Inn.
Meet Your Innkeepers-The LaPorte Family
A little bit about our family:
Maria LaPorte has been coming to Sunapee, New Hampshire for 32 years. Her first time at Dexter’s Inn she was a guest at 3 months old. After falling in love with the area her parents bought property in 1988 and built a vacation home. She spent her winters skiing Mt. Sunapee and her summers swimming in the lake. In 2004 her parents sold their cabin and bought a farm adjacent to Dexter’s Inn. It was always a dream of Maria’s to be married in her parent’s backyard overlooking the mountain. In 2014 that dream came true. She married her now husband Paul LaPorte and Dexter’s Inn hosted their wedding weekend.
Fast forward to today, Maria and Paul decided to pursue a new adventure moving to Sunapee full time and purchasing Dexter’s Inn. They live on site with their two young children P.J. and Georgia. P.J. enjoys the perks of unlimited pancakes and Georgia’s favorite activity is swimming in the Dexter’s Inn pool. A perk for Maria & Paul is that their children’s grandparents are just a stone’s throw away in the backyard-which means unlimited babysitting!
Maria’s career background is business management as well as non-profit event planning. Paul’s background is in logistics and property maintenance. Our passions revolve around guest experience, design, and capital improvements. We have a fantastic team including our General Manager Beth Zaniewski.
The story of infant-to bride and now owner is one Maria can’t wait to share with future guests. She has been a part of the Dexter’s Inn history and can give firsthand advice to guests and wedding couples. Having grown up in Sunapee she can guide guests to the best food, must see places, and fun activities she has personally experienced. Paul and Maria can’t wait to put a unique spin on the inn while upholding its historical success. A full circle-fated path inn(deed).