Meals

Breakfast

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Guests enjoy full breakfast with hot entrees, juices, fresh fruits and baked treats, coffees and teas (Bill is a coffee guy and Sheila is a tea fan.) If you have special dietary needs or preferences, respond in detail to the Guest Information questions on your confirmation.

Almost any special dietary options are possible such as vegetarian, vegan oatmeal bake and gluten-free treats. Allergy avoidance is a specialty so be specific about what you need. If you are gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant, diabetic or have any other food concerns, let us know. We are experienced and creative about providing our guests with safe and delicious meals. We understand how you feel from personal experience!

Whether you are a fussy eater, not a morning person, or love breakfast and will eat almost anything, we really want to know. How can we thrill you if we don’t know what you like???

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We use local and certified organic produce as much as possible. Stonyfield Farm Organic Yogurt, o’Soy and Yobaby are stock items. When possible, we use what is growing in our garden or on our window sills. If you love fresh herbs, you may enjoy a “weedwhacker omelet” with young dandelion greens, clover, scallions and chive blossoms. Or you may be in time for a giant zucchini festival (one year’s biggest was used for a crudite “boat” at a wedding).

We support the Local Foods Plymouth market collaborative, local farms and orchards.

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Whole wheat French bread French toast makes sense to us. The texture is nice and it holds a lot more custard than mushy breads. However, we also make gluten-free FT or a breakfast bread pudding with challah or croisants. Breakfast is a time to get creative!

We also love cooking for people who eat vegan because there are so many interesting dishes that bring variety to the buffet and international flavors to the party. Sheila has been studying vegan nutrition for decades and makes sure to include complete proteins.

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Should there be pumpkin flavored everything? Perhaps not, but pumpkin muffins do make sense and can even be made heart shaped for lovers. Muffins are fun to make and fun to eat.

In spring and summer, seasonal fruits and veggies can be incorporated into muffins or quick breads, omelets or quiches.

You get a whole day's nutrition in breakfast at Coppertoppe and we do not expect you to get hungry again until afternoon snack time.

We like to play Stump the Cook, too. If you have an old favorite you rarely find on a menu, let us know. Examples of “rare” dishes have included kippers, chipped beef on toast, plain grits, biscuits ‘n gravy, and gluten-free vegan kasha varnishka. None of those are hard to make, they are just not typical restaurant food.

When you make a reservation, we send you our Guest Information form that asks about your food and drink preferences and much more. Otherwise, how can we make your visit not just delightful, but genuinely ideal?

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Breakfast is served in our elegant dining area, or in your room by prior request. You can sit on the balcony or patio with a “first breakfast” and come in later for a hot and hearty entree. Or pack a brown bag and head for the hills and trails. Remember to bring back your waste for recycling or composting!

Snacks and beverages are available any time. Enjoy your fresh-roasted coffee or flavorful tea in a hand-thrown Deneen Pottery mug or sip your juice in a matching cup. You can collect all the colors if you get here before each limited edition sells out.

Menu Sample:

  • Coffee, Decaf, tea, milk and juice bar
  • Yogurt, cereals, toast, fresh fruit
  • Baked treats
  • Bill’s famous oatmeal bake
  • Oatmeal-blueberry pancakes
  • Veggie omelets with fresh herbs
  • Breakfast meats or vegan alternatives

Sample menus are available on request. Our menu is customized for the preferences in each group we host, but these examples give a range of choices and ideas.

We are working on a Coppertoppe cookbook. Tell us the recipes you would love to have on hand for making at home or for a special brunch.

Learn about our other dining options!

Dietary Options

Vegetarian, vegan and special dietary options are available. Allergy avoidance is a specialty. If you are gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant, diabetic or have any other food concerns, let us know. We are experienced and creative about providing our guests with safe and delicious meals. We understand how you feel from personal experience!

Sample menus are available on request. Our menu is customized for the preferences and needs in each group, but these examples give a range of choices and ideas.

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We use local and certified organic produce as much as possible. Stonyfield Farm Organic Yogurt, o’Soy and Yobaby are stock items. When possible, we use what is growing in our garden or on our window sills. If you love fresh herbs, you may enjoy a “weedwhacker omelet” with young dandelion greens, clover, scallions and chive blossoms.

We garden without pesticides, and happily use our own herbs and vegetables (some of which are grown indoors year round). We participate in the NH Sustainable Lodging Program, and the NH DES Aspiring Environmental Hero program, are active in the Newfound Lake Region Association and our town boards and energy committee. We recycle, re-use and compost. Nothing is wasted, and our motto is that “there should be no such thing as garbage.”

Dining at Coppertoppe

Meals are served family style or as a buffet in an elegant dining area with access to the balcony. Guests are welcome to socialize or to take their meal in solitude.

When you make your reservation, we will ask you about your preferences, and anything within reason will be provided upon request. Vegetarian, vegan and Kosher options are available. Allergy avoidance is a specialty.

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We use local and certified organic produce as much as possible. Stonyfield Farm Organic Yogurt, o’Soy and Yobaby are stock items. When possible, we use what is growing in our garden or on our window sills. If you love fresh herbs, you may enjoy a “weedwhacker omelet” with young dandelion greens, clover, scallions and chive blossoms.

The more specific you are about what you need and like, the better we can cater to your desires. Your favorite meal may be only a wish away. Don’t hesitate to ask–you’ll be amazed at what can be done with advance planning.

For retreat groups, weddings, family reunions, and board meetings we organize the entire menu according to participants’ needs.

Coppertoppe is a Bed and Breakfast, and other meals are sold by prior arrangement. Gourmet dinners, weddings or special events may be catered.

For dining out, we are happy to provide guests with great information about many of the fine dining and interesting restaurants in the Lakes Region and White Mountains and to make reservations if needed.
To find out how we cater to your tastes and needs, see our Dietary Options page.

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Commitments to our environment:

  • We grow many of our own herbs and veggies,
  • We seek local products year-round,
  • We shop at farmers markets, farm stands, orchards, and pick-your-own fields,
  • We subscribe to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm seasonally.
  • If you want to plan a trip around agritourism, farms and gardens, let us know.

NHSLP Statement

Coppertoppe Inn & Retreat Center is committed to continually evaluating our operations in order to employ more environmentally friendly methods of providing the best service to our guests. We believe that each initiative that we pursue with the help of our guests, no matter how small, helps to preserve our beautiful state for future generations.

Dining Out


For your lunch and dinner options, you can choose from many fine and interesting restaurants in the Newfound Lake area and greater Plymouth region. We will provide you with menus, directions, and reviews or recommendations from our guests as well as our own experience.

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We have so many great local restaurants, we can’t show them all, but you will have many choices from romantic, award-winning fine dining such as the Pasquaney Restaurant at the Inn on Newfound Lake, Bridgewater Inn & Tavern, Kathleen’s Cottage, Bristol House of Pizza (Greek-American) and Village Pizza of Bristol (two very different styles), The Homestead Restaurant, Pat’s Seafood and Pizzaria, and The Mill Fudge Factory & Ice Cream Cafe. Many are family-friendly, casual and have outdoor dining. Some have entertainment, music, poetry jams and more.

We even have a Chinese restaurant in Bristol, The Cheerful Garden, which really is! The Big Catch, open in summer, is bursting with traditional vacation fare. Bristol Shop n Save, Newfound Grocery and Shackett’s Market provide all the picnic and cottage supplies you could need.

This is only to mention a few places within easy driving distance on the Newfound Lake side of the ridge. The Plymouth side has even more great choices. For restaurant listings or if you wish to go farther afield for dining or to find concerts, festivals and cultural events, check out Things To Do.

For more information on where to dine, click here for our Location Page,
or for the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

Recipes and Tips

We happily share favorite breakfast recipes and kitchen tips

You should be able to enjoy breakfasts of what you want, when you want. When you make your reservation, we ask about your preferences, likes and dislikes or any dietary restrictions. It is our most fun puzzle to create a menu that delights each and all of our guests. Here we share two of our most popular dishes, along with tips for substitutions of you are gluten-intolerance, vegan or have any food allergies. Please contact us if you would like more recipes or suggestions for subsitutions. It is our pleasure to be helpful. 

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