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Our Setting

Aldworth Manor, Hilltop Kitchen's home, has a unique and special history and is the ideal place to create new memorable moments. The Manor was originally built in Wooster, Massachusetts, but in 1908 was moved on 17 flatbed railroad cars to its current location atop a hill in Harrisville, New Hampshire. Initially, it was a summer residence for the wealthy industrialists Arthur and Alice Childs, who then transformed the structure into an Italian Villa in 1916. Mr. and Mrs. Childs poured an extensive amount of money into the property, gardens, and local community to our benefit today.

Over the next century, the Manor passed through a series of owners, including a Catholic boys' school and Antioch College, before arriving in the hands of Shane Long and his family, who have successfully restored it to its original glories. They have renovated the manor and tended the grounds, now filling the space both with out-of-town revelers and locals, who gather at Aldworth to socialize, eat, and enjoy community events. Just as it was a place for frolicking and entertaining in the 1910s and 1920s, Aldworth Manor is again the ideal place for celebrating, picnicking, and generally enjoying life. 

As the Longs have again imbued Aldworth Manor with love and vibrancy, Hilltop Kitchen creates nutritious and delicious food with the same care and passion. We love entertaining and being a part of your special event—events that will feed a lifetime of memories.

Read more about Aldworth’s lodging and event services at the Aldworth Manor website.