The Victorian Style home was built in 1876 by David Knowles to accommodate summer visitors that would come up from NYC and CT on the Boston Maine Railroad. The Inn is situated up on a pine covered knoll across the street from the Madison train station, which has been restored and still stands today. A private company has purchased 6 miles of the old B&M tracks and runs sightseeing/ historical train ride throughout the non-snow seasons.
David Knowles owned large greenhouses in Madison, NH where he sold flowers, trees, shrubs and garden fruit and vegetable starter plants to the locals. David Knowles also built the Chocorua Peak House in 1893 to house hikers on the Liberty trail. The Knowles family ran the Lake View Cottages until 1955 when grandchildren Francis and Helen Knowles closed it to the public and used the property as a family vacation compound. In the 1990’s Rebecca Knowles, great granddaughter of David, and husband Jim Coogan renovated the house and began again to run it as a Bed and Breakfast.
The stunning home has sits on the northern most tip of the 3 mile long, 995 acre Silver Lake. Fishermen catch Horned Pout, Lake Trout, Small mouthed Bass, Whitefish, and Pickerel. Our guests can enjoy having picnic lunches out on the lake on the pontoon boat, relaxing on the quiet grassy lawns, reading a book on the large wraparound porches. Winter time fun includes snowmobiling right from the Inn as state corridor 19 crosses the bottom of the property by the lakeshore. You can park your sleds and come in for a hot meal after a day of riding.
There are 2 ski resorts within a stone’s throw of The Inn at Rosewood Landing : King Pine Ski Area and Cranmore Mountain. King pine has great cross country trails, too. Hamm ice arena is 3 mile off RT 16 in Conway.