We Thank You for Staying at Our Historic 1790s Home!
Canterbury Center Bed and Breakfast will be closing at the end of October 2023.
Lois wishes to thank all of her guests and especially all of the town residents who sent family or friends to stay. The past seven years have included some wonderful experiences of hosting folks who had come to see relatives or friends in town. And repeat guests have been a total delight to see over the years.Providing healthy and delicious breakfasts with local produce has been endlessly enjoyable and creative. And repeat guests have been a total delight to see over the years.
Our closing comes as a result of increasing family needs in and around Philadelphia. Lois's adult children are both within an hour of the city and there are now grandchildren to be involved with. It has been hard to schedule those trips with commitments in Canterbury.
It is also the case that there is increasing competition from the unrelenting rise in short term rentals on Air BnB in town and the surrounding area. Licensed Bed and Breakfasts have way more costs in terms of state licensing to manage. But the Air BnB phenomenon is clearly here to stay.
Lastly, the pandemic has had an impact in two ways: firstly on guest numbers, particularly international visitors. And secondly, long Covid has been an issue for Lois, having had Covid twice, in that it has been harder to deal with the physical demands of running the B and B.
So it is with a heavy heart and mixed feelings that this decision has been made.
There is still one licensed B and B in town - Riverland on the Merrimack, owned by Lucy Nichols, close to the river. Do give her a call!