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 other 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.
The Hanover Inn is committed to those in need today so that they can receive exceptional patient care, as well as those who will need help in the future by supporting the research by the dedicated professionals of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The Annual Prouty Century Ride & Challenge Walk is the signature event of the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, a group of caring people dedicated to supporting cancer research, patient services and community outreach at Norris Cancer Center at Dartmouth.
The Hanover Inn is honored to participate in the celebration. In the past, we have prepared and served a delicious lunch for more than 250 veterans, staff and supporters of the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, New Hampshire.
In 2004, a 4-year-old cancer patient named Alexandra Scott opened a lemonade stand in her front yard with the goal of raising money to find a cure for all kids with cancer. As word of Alex's fundraising spread, donations poured in from around the world. From this brave and pure effort to help others, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation was formed to achieve two important goals: Raising money and awareness for pediatric cancer causes, primarily research into new cures and treatments; and encouraging and educating others, especially children, to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand for childhood cancer.
Jacob Beard, a cancer survivor, is one of the children inspired by the example of Alex. He has asked us to support his efforts to assist other cancer survivors. Jacob was diagnosed with a spinal tumor when he was just 2 years old. Now, Jacob is cancer free; his lemonade stand raised an astonishing $12,000 last year! We are thrilled to be a part of this year's efforts. Last year, we helped Jacob raise more then $3,000 in just one day by selling Country Time Lemonade, fruit kabobs and having visitors try their luck at the duck pond.