Timber Post Bed & Breakfast

Hollis, New Hampshire





Timber Post.....

Built in 1774, Timber Post is a historic colonial set on over two grassy acres of rolling farmland in quaint Hollis, NH.  Removed from the hustle-and-bustle yet conveniently located just six miles from downtown Nashua, 25 minutes to Boston-Manchester Airport, and less than an hour to Boston, Timber Post is suitable for both  business and leisure travel.

Low-key and unpretentious, the property allows you to feel yourself and leave the rest of the world behind. The entrance is via an enclosed garden, with its curved brick walk, water fountains, and a canopy of trees.

Once inside, the home's exposed hand-hewn pegged timbers, wide plank flooring, and massive center chimney fireplace exude warmth, strength, and rustic comfort. Unlike many antique colonial houses, Timber Post provides guests with ample areas for spreading out, relaxing, or socializing in the spacious great room, dining room, den, screened-in porch, or farmers porch.

Upstairs are four bright guestrooms each with it's own character. The largest room features a fireplace surrounded by built-in cabinetry. This room also adjoins the smallest room making it perfect for groups or families who wish to stay together yet have separate quarters.

Amenities include healthy full breakfasts with farm fresh eggs and locally grown products, clean and modern bathrooms, ample parking, flexible check-in/out times and free Fios access.

About the owner

Vivian Girard grew up in Lowell, MA then moved to the Greater Nashua/Lowell area and bought a condo in Kessler Farms in North Nashua and moved into a house next to Kessler Farms in 2004. I hold a bachlors degree in business manageent from Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to opening Timber Post, I spent over 18 years working as a buyer/planner for local high-tech manufacturing companies including Brooks Automation, Flir Systems, BAE Systems, Lucent Technologies and many smaller companies. I care for my mother, kids and working several jobs at this time. My family is very important to me so being a sole provider I have to work hard, therefore I play hard.

Vivian is a sole woman own business owner, my 2 girls and my Mom helps out a lot. I have two daughters, Chloe and Genevieve, who are not twins.

After two genealogy trips that visited the B&B, and a close friend/relative in town, I learned that I'm actually related to the Hardy Family through Charles Hardy 1808. Timber Post was called the "Hardyhurst" which was another name for house back then.

My Story

While traveling I always prefer to stay in B&Bs or small hotels. This became difficult to do after having children since most B&Bs do not allow kids.

After a short overnight trip to Maine in September 2013 I was inspired by an innkeeper that single-handedly manages a small B&B in her, antique  colonial. Also at this time I was dissatisfied with corporate desk-work and longed to find a new occupation where she could be in charge of my own destiny and also work from home. On the drive back from Maine I had the “wouldn’t it be cool to do that” daydream . I though.

On a whim, I decided to look at a pair of antique houses I found on the internet. One of them was 162 Broad St. I immediately saw the potential for this old house.

The Nashua house up sale, business plans were hastily written, markets were researched, books were read, calls were made, meetings attended, and much sleep was lost. In late April 2014 I formed Timber Post B&B LLC and I moved in with a clear vision of the future. With passion and gusto I immediately began improvements to make Timber Post B&B a reality. This made it easier for me to be a care giver for my girls and my elderly parents.

I got right to work and on July 19th 2014 I held my first open house for my parents, family, friends & community. Open to the public for business August 1, 2014.  

July 27, 2018 Timber Post went from being a small at home business to officially a small woman/family owned business increasing our guest up to 16 guest.

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