3 The Oaks
What we liked most: Gourmet breakfasts and dinner with a view.
What we liked least: Fluctuating room temperatures, which we could not control.
What surprised us: Silk rose petal soaps.
You know you're at the Colby Hill Inn when . . . you can enjoy bird watching from the dining room with the help of a guidebook on the table .
Rates: Doubles $139-$225; suites $239-$269, including breakfast. Dinner entrees $24-$33.
Directions: Henniker is 83 miles, or about 1 1/2 hours, from Boston. Take Interstate 93 north. In New Hampshire, take Interstate 89 north. Take exit 5, which is Route 202/9 west. After seven miles exit onto Route 114. At the end of the ramp, turn left. At the flashing light in the village, turn right. The inn is a half-mile on the right.