Refreshed Hanover house for patients and families reopens

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 4/19/2023 1:42:27 PM
Modified: 4/19/2023 1:42:15 PM

HANOVER — Maynard House, a home-away-from-home for patients and families in Hanover, reopened last week, according to the house operations manager.

The house on South Street had been closed since August to allow for a capital needs assessment and touch-ups on the resident and manager apartments, Vivian Cothren, the manager, said. 

“We’re back in business,” he said of the April 10 reopening.

The 40-year-old nonprofit, formerly known as Upper Valley Hostel, is funded by donations and guest fees. It gives patients and their families a place to stay while undergoing medical treatment, often at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in nearby Lebanon.

Though it has resumed welcoming guests, the house is currently at half capacity with just four of the eight rooms available, “so all the new people can kind of get a feel for the house,” Cothren said, adding that there also is a remaining maintenance issue delaying the reopening of the other rooms.

The house has new hours and no longer is hosting guests on Friday and Saturday nights. Patients don’t have appointments scheduled at the hospital on Saturdays or Sundays, so the new hours are intended to “to force people to kind of go home for the weekend,” Cothren said.

The new office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday 3 – 9 p.m.

Reservations can be made by calling 603-643-3277. The cost is $40 per person per night.

Nora Doyle-Burr can be reached at or 603-727-3213.

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