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Reviewed 18 February 2016

We had a wonderful stay at this charming old home. Absolutely beautiful, relaxing and just what I was seeking! I especially enjoyed the artwork through the house and Mary Margaret's stories about the art!

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled on business
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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2016

Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted that your visit with us was enjoyable and relaxing. We love to share the ambiance of our house and are pleased when our guests appreciate it as well. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again if you get a chance to visit Durham in the future.

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Reviewed 11 November 2015

I work at UNH but live just over 2 hours away so I stay at the Pines Guest House approximately one night a week and I couldn't ask for a more welcoming, comfortable, clean, and interesting place to spend the night. Mary Margaret welcomes me with a warm smile and Roger with a witty remark. The house is by the river and the setting is beautiful with deer sometimes roaming in the field. Thank you for sharing your 1760 historical house. I have stayed here for years and the owners and the place are true gems.

Stayed: November 2015, travelled on business
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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2015

We appreciate our loyal guests who have stayed with us for multiple times - even years! They become friends rather than visitors as we anticipate their frequent stays. They become a part of our lives and we always enjoy catching up on the latest developments. It's like a good friend coming to visit.

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Reviewed 22 July 2015

It was my first time on the East coast and staying at the Pines Guest House was a wonderful decision. Mary Margaret and Roger were so kind and helpful. Mary gave us very helpful tips on where to park, eat, visit, tour, and whatever else we asked about. Our trip couldn't have gone better and they played a large roll in that. The room was exactly what we wanted, it was very charming and well kept. The history to the house alone was worth staying in my opinion. The breakfast was always more than enough and very tasty. I would definitely recommend this place for an extended stay. Thank you and I hope we see you again in the future!

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2015

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us at The Pines. As long time residents of Durham, we are able to direct our many out-of-town guests to places to eat and shop as well as local attractions. As alumni, we also are able to supply information for locations and activities at UNH. Our separate full kitchen is always appreciated by our extended stay guests especially by our foreign guests who enjoy the opportunity to prepare familiar foods. An on-site clothes washer and dryer are most appreciated.

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Reviewed 19 July 2015

The Pines gently coaxes you into an experience of refreshment and renewal. The houses itself dates from 1760 and spreads its charms throughout both public and private rooms. It is, at once, filled with art and remembrances of New England, and it is modern and comfortable. The hosts exude an authentic and caring hospitality: from the exquisite bowl of fresh fruit at breakfast to their attention to the details of your visit. I lived in Durham for many years and plan to return. As they say: this is a home away from home, and they are right. Thank you.

Room Tip: There is a delightful range of choices. Each is charming and most comfortable.
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2015

Such a beautifully poetic description of The Pines! We are truly a uniques experience and pride ourselves in maintaining a warm home-like atmosphere where our guests are warmly treated like friends. We believe our return rate is very high because of this and strive to maintain the charm of a old house with modern conveniences.

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Country comforts. An absolute gem. In every aspect, an authentic New England B&B. In NO way does this establishment resemble the homogenous, bland, commercial experience most of us now associate with summer vacationing and travel lodging. The Pines is like coming home to grandmother's house. Beautiful, quiet grounds graced with ancient pines, flourishing ivy, and a sparkling creek laden with blooming water lilies. Our hosts were attentive and gracious, the room cozy and clean, with fresh linens and towels, and a comfortable bed. No A/C needed. For 6 days, we enjoyed a box fan blowing gently in the window, and fell easily into a long, peaceful night's sleep. Come here if to mentally and spiritually detox, and relish true, old world simplicity.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Coe room, which was nice, but a bit small. Ask for the Jaques room, it's nicer and roomier. Quiet hours begin at 10pm.
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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coescorner, Owner at Pines Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2015

We sincerely appreciate your glowing review of The Pines. Our establishment is truly unique and as a family home turned guest house, we try our best to make our guests feel at home. We pride ourselves in having a very high return rate as many of our guests enjoy a one of a kind experience. Often our guests become good friends and return multiple times. We are always pleased when they return.

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