History of the Hanover Inn Boutique HotelThe Hanover Inn was once the home of General Ebenezer Brewster, who became Dartmouth College steward in 1769. In 1780 Brewster redesigned his home and converted it into a flourishing tavern. In 1813 General Brewster's son, Amos, had the tavern moved to another site and initiated construction of a much larger building which became known as the Dartmouth Hotel. Two years later the Wheelock Hotel was erected, and in 1901 the College began an extensive two-year reconstruction and remodeling of the hotel grounds and facilities. Upon its completion, the new building was named the Hanover Inn. Throughout the years, the Hanover Inn has undergone many changes while still retaining its ties to Dartmouth College. Today, the Hanover, NH hotel is renowned for delivering gracious service, timeless elegance and personalized amenities immersed in the Ivy League tradition.
If you are unable to finish your meal, we will compost anything you may leave behind. The Dartmouth Organic Farm uses our compost along with other local businesses to help grow the plants that we serve in our restaurant when they are available.
Food purchasing is accomplished by being sensitive to the local farmers; our goal is to consider and take full advantage of our abundant natural resources, especially in the kitchen where executive chef Justin Dain uses season-fresh, ingredients by provided by local vendors to craft delicious, mouthwatering cuisine.
All paper, plastic, glass and tin are recycled. Recycling waste baskets are available in all guest rooms and public areas so you can participate in our efforts to reduce what ends up in our land fills. If you have any waste that you are unsure where it goes please ask anyone of our staff for assistance.
The Hanover Inn strives to meet the Green Seal's Standard and minimize the chemicals used throughout the hotel. We do all we can to minimize the amount of chemicals and those we use are as safe for the environment as we can find.
Sheets and towels will be changed every third day, unless you ask us to change them more often. In addition, our Hanover hotel is equipped with water-free urinals in the men's public restrooms, reducing our water use by more than 75,000 gallons each year, and features latex paint which eliminates out gassing of and reducing the manufacturing, clean up and disposal of oil base paints.