is the smallest and quietest village of the Mt. Washington Valley – a truly
quintessential New England village complete with a country store, a little white
church and sparkling Crystal Lake.
Helen Keller once spent summers here and this tiny, lakeside village of less
than 400 continues to attract visitors looking for a simple way of life.
In addition to the Inn at Crystal Lake, Eaton is home to many, quality cottage
industries including a a pottery studio, farms
specializing in handmade goat milk soaps, alpacas and horses... handmade
jewelry, watercolor postcards... restored antique radios - quite a mix of
interesting products! Most of these
items can be found at the Eaton Village Store – a town hub for breakfast,
lunch, groceries and, of course, a little gossip.
Route 153 is the main road that meanders through the village of Eaton – a
peaceful, less traveled road surrounded by mountains and small lakes – including
Crystal Lake; the centerpiece of the town in all seasons. 153 also passes
Eaton’s "Little White Church"; the most photographed church in New England.
"There is something timeless and eternal in a village which... still preserves
within its boundaries the slow moving pace of the last century." This is as true
today as when it was written by William Ford Manley in the 1930’s when
describing Eaton. Come experience Eaton Village and "listen to the quiet".
In addition to all the area attractions, just here in Eaton alone we have:
Motomo Studio & Gallery - Collection
of fine art & gifts
Garden Dreams -
Products for the bath,
body & soul
Foss Mountain Farm - Alpaca & rag doll
Little White Church -
One of the most photographed churches in New England
Eaton Village Preservation Society - Making
sure Eaton remains the best little town in New Hampshire
Victoria Murphy - Justice of the Peace
(and co-owner of a small B&B with the most incredible setting!)
Inn at Crystal Lake (aka the Palmer House) - circa 1950
The view of Eaton Center from the Palmer House - circa 1900