Welcome to Canterbury Center Bed & Breakfast

Where History Meets Hospitality

Owners Lois Scribner and Howard Moffett welcome you to their historic 1790s Canterbury home.

The historic guest house is conveniently located in the picturesque Center of Canterbury, in mid-state Merrimack County, New Hampshire, and is easily accessible from Interstate 93 and Route 132. We are an easy car drive from Canterbury Shaker Village. We offer a simple, quiet, restful environment partly inspired by the Shaker heritage and the rural history of Canterbury itself.

Reservations can be made by emailing lois@canterburycenterbedandbreakfast.com or calling 603 783 0206

Lois regrets that she cannot take bookings due to family commitments in the UK and US between April 4-11, and also between June 1-5.

Room Rates Change to Summer Rates Effective May 6, 2017


Bed and Breakfast in Canterbury NHThe three guest rooms are delightfully and comfortably appointed and have their own ensuite bathrooms. Each is named for a significant person who contributed to the history of Canterbury.

Come visit and enjoy Canterbury Center Bed & Breakfast’s hospitality, its historic ambience and delectable breakfasts which will treat you to healthy, farm fresh, local and seasonal Canterbury produce. Lois is happy to cater to individual dietary needs and preferences.
Events at Canterbury Center Bed and Breakfast
Canterbury Center Bed and Breakfast open for both visitors and events.

The Parlor is spacious, able to host gatherings of 20-30 people easily. The breakfast/dining room opposite allows for refreshments to be set up. The space lends itself to anything from local crafts shows, musical concerts, dancing, baby or bridal showers, as well as retreats or meetings. Special rates and packages can be negotiated, so please email if interested. 

New Hampshire Open Doors was hosted here in November 2016 and Lois just hosted Canterbury’s Cabin Fever Reliever Tour on the weekend of February 11-12 2017. Kathie Fife exhibited her fine art, Jolene Cochrane showed her beautiful spoons, and Teresa Wyman played fiddle. The church congregation came for coffee Fellowship just before the snow fell heavily!

NH Open Doors ~ May 6-7, 2017 ~ Canterbury, NH Tour

Experience the best New Hampshire has to offer during this weekend-long touring and shopping event.

At Canterbury Center Bed & Breakfast, your first stop, you'll enjoy live fiddle music by Jacqueline Laufman (Sat) and Teresa Wyman (Sun).  Homemade food available for lunch both days. Tour the guests room, shop in the parlor. Hiking and Nature Trails for exploring.

NH Spring Open Doors 2017
  • Shop (tax-free) for distinctive products made in NH
  • See demonstrations by artists and craftspeople in their studios
  • Sample fresh products from farmstands and orchards
  • Savor fine cuisine and wine at a local restaurant
  • Enjoy special events and cultural attractions
  • Spend the night in a cozy accommodation overlooking NH view

Click here for printable Canterbury Tour Map 

Contact Us

Canterbury Center Bed and Breakfast

Canterbury Center Bed & Breakfast
2 Baptist Rd
PO Box 242
Canterbury, NH 03224


Summer Rooms & Rates

Canterbury Center Bed & Breakfast offers great access to hiking and cycling trails. 

Click here for printable Summer Rooms & Rates

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Visit Canterbury Shaker Village

Visit Canterbury Shaker Village