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Keene State College Tour: A fun trip for everyone

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Places to stay

Elm City Carriage Barn | Keene

Elm City Carriage house is directly accross from Keene State and puts you right in the thick of the downtown college life. It also has a two bedroom apartment, and when you’ve done enough of these college tours, you know just how awesome a little extra space at this juncture in life can be.

Burrell House | Keene

Also downtown but a 10 minute walk from the college, the Burrell House is a quaint property that was recently renovated. It also had a very affordable two room suite which is great for traveling families.

More hotels | Keene

Keene has several hotels located downtown and in the nearby neighborhoods.

Places to eat

The Works | Keene

Bagels, sandwiches, salads, protein bowls – it’s all here for you at The Works. Lots of college students work here during the school year and so you have an opportunity to see a student “in the wild”!

Yahso | Keene

Authentic, delicious Jamaican food at its best. From beef patties to curries to chicken wings, this place is not to be missed. Drinks are also served and there’s music and dancing (late night) often.

Brewbaker’s | Keene

As described by one google reviewer, this “place is the actual bomb.” Great breakfast sandwiches, donuts, locally roasted coffee and healthier fare are all available. If you’re in a rush we recommend ordering online. Several nights a week live music is performed from up and coming artists to established performers like Yo La Tengo.


Alyson’s Orchard | Walpole

if you are visiting in the fall we highly reccomend a trip to Alyson’s to round out your New England Experience. Pick some apples, grab a gourd, and if you’re lucky, get some fresh hot donuts!


Colonial | Keene

Why not time a visit when there’s a great show at the Colonial? Acts like Scott McCreery to the NYTB Nutcracker to STOMP to the Wailin Jenny’s have all performed at this historic theater.

More To Explore

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3 Day Itinerary

Three days is just enough time to fall head over heels in love with The Monadnock Region. Here are some ideas of how to make

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Visit the Monadnock Region

Here, you can truly thrive, with things to do indoors and out, and endless places to explore, like:

  • Ashuelot River Park
  • Colonial Theatre
  • New England Art Exchange
  • Family farm stores
  • Monadnock Recreational Rail Trial
  • Cheshire Children’s Museum
  • And much, much more.

Explore the possibilities.

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