The Darby Field Inn & Restaurant
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There is a warm, personal element at the Darby Field Inn. Originally built as a homestead in 1826, the Inn has hosted guests of all ages: as a farm, boys' camp and guest house. Today, it's a rambling mountain retreat, visited by travelers the world over.
Only three miles from Conway, yet right in the middle of nowhere...
Overlooking the Mount Washington Valley and Presidential Mountains from the north face of Bald Hill.
Quiet, natural setting where you will truly know that you are in the mountains. Easy access to the White Mountain National Forest and Mt. Washington Valley, avoiding traffic.
At the Darby Field Inn, our goal is to provide you with comfortable accommodations in a quiet, romantic, safe, clean and friendly environment. We offer delicious, well-prepared food, made with the freshest ingredients possible, and served in a casual, yet elegant environment. In every way, we're committed to helping you, our guest, relax and enjoy your time in New Hampshire's White Mountains.
Outside you'll find award winning flower gardens, a sparkling swimming pool, private walking or cross-country ski trails right from our door.
Our living room with its massive fieldstone fireplace invites you to meet other inn guests, read a book or just relax with our mountain view.
Our cozy sunroom tavern is the ideal gathering spot to unwind after your day's activities. Don't forget to try our famous "Irish Revolution" - a drink and dessert all in one. The size, view and arrangement of our traditionally distinctive guest rooms gives each a character all its own. Enjoy accommodations which include amenities such as fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs, shower/steam room, TV/VCR, balconies, and spectacular mountain views!
As you dine, you'll discover the pride the chef takes in preparing and presenting every dish, ensuring that dining will become one of your favorite memories.
You'll savor our original American cuisine by lamp light, while being entertained by classical music (dining room) or classic blues (tavern) and perhaps even a sunset.
The atmosphere is casual and unhurried as our staff caters to your needs in a professional and easygoing manner. By the end of your stay, you'll feel a part of the Darby Field tradition and will look forward to returning to the Inn that stands "at the end of an unwinding road."
There is a warm, personal element you'll sense as soon as you enter the inn...
Our living room with its massive fieldstone fireplace invites you to enjoy the camaraderie of the other Inn guests, read a book or just relax with our mountain view.
Our tavern is like two rooms in one... By day, it's a greenhouse-like reading room filled with plants. The room is brightly lit by picture windows which look out to our award winning gardens.
By night, it's transformed into a cozy pub, illuminated by the warm glow of a wood-burning stove and candles with soft jazz or blues playing in the background. Day or night, it's a wonderful place to while away the hours.
We invite you to savor our delicious food in either our romantic mountain-view dining room, or in cozy Littlefield's Tavern. No matter which you choose, You will find dining at the Darby Field Inn is more than a meal, it’s a delight! The Darby Field Inn has been bringing culinary excellence to the Mt. Washington Valley for 32 years. From our made to order country breakfasts to our candlelit dinners, we are always striving to serve our guests in the style and manner that only a true country inn could provide.
The Darby Field Inn features a full service restaurant for the dining pleasure of our guests.
Dinner is served from 3 to 5 nights a week. Our restaurant hours do change seasonally; please enquire about dinner when making your reservation.
Samplings from our ever changing menu:
- The 'Inn soup' - Fresh, perfectly seasoned and prepared fromonly the freshest ingredients.
- Bourbon Bacon Shrimp - Bacon wrapped shrimp baked in a bourbon sauce.
- Baked Stuffed Mushroom Caps ~ Filled with our walnut and cheddar cheese stuffing.
Darby Salad – Mixed greens tossed with our onion dill vinaigrette and topped with
bleu cheese crumbles, dried cranberries and toasted pecans
Dinners - All dinners include fresh rolls, seasonal vegetables, and choice of potato or rice.
- Filet Mignon – Wrapped in bacon and grilled to your liking; served with melted bleu cheese.
- Roast Duckling – A half duckling, roasted crisp, and accompanied by our homemade raspberry sauce.
- Chicken Piccata~ lightly floured chicken cutlets sautéed in butter; finished with lemon, white wine & capers
Specialty After Dinner Drink
- The Irish Revolution - A unique blend of O'Darby's Irish Cream, Irish Mist, Jameson's Irish Whiskey and ice cream. An interesting alternative to the molotov cocktail.
Desserts - All of our desserts are prepared in house.
- Creme Celeste - An eggless sour cream custard with a hint of orange Cointreau; served with a raspberry puree.
- French Apple Pie - Lovingly baked with fresh apples & topped with a brown sugar crumb topping.
- Chocolate Pate - A moist flourless chocolate cake sliced and served warm with a white chocolate sauce.
- MAP includes choice of soup/salad, entree, dessert, and hot or iced coffee or tea.
The Darby Field Inn is the perfect four season getaway!
Weddings and Elopements
Wedding Dreams Come True at The Darby Field Inn!
Our Romantic country inn is located off the beaten path overlooking a breathtaking view of the Presidential Mountains of New Hampshire! It offers the perfect setting for intimate celebrations of up to 50 indoors and 70 outdoors. No matter what your wedding plans are, our friendly, professional staff is dedicated to making your wedding day all you imagined...and MORE!
"We just wanted to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for making our daughter’s wedding so beautiful, momentous and enjoyable from beginning to end!! You were all so nice to work with, and adapted to the changing weather with such aplomb and speed!! Our stay with you was utterly enjoyable!" - Barbara and Richard, Connecticut, 2011
The Darby Field Inn Rental Package Includes:
- Rental of the entire inn for 2 days, including tax and gratuity
- Full country breakfast each morning
- Staff dedication to your celebration
- Provides a romantic, private atmosphere for the weekend
- An experience you will cherish for a lifetime!
Pricing: this package starts at $5500 for nonpeak reservations.
One night package is available midweek and nonpeak weekends, starting at $3000.
"Thanks to everyone at the Darby Field Inn. You helped make our wedding the MOST beautiful day of our lives! You were SO attentive to our needs and SO wonderful to work with...we will be back!" Melissa and Llia, 2011
Feel free to call or email to check availability and rates for your celebration. An initial deposit is required to reserve your date(s). Every wedding is unique: rehearsal dinner, social hour, reception dinner, and beverages are additional charges based upon bride and groom selections. The Inn can accommodate up to 26 overnight guests in 13 rooms/suites, all with private baths. We can recommend other nearby B&Bs or hotels for additional guests. We are able to serve up to 50 guests in our dining room, and up to 70 guests among our flower gardens, with the rental of tent, tables, and chairs.
We are delighted to answer your questions and share your ideas!
Contact us at (603)447-2181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional wedding information is available upon request
Elopements and Small Weddings
Big weddings aren't for everyone. For those of you who prefer a quieter affair, we offer an Elopement Package for two, and options for small weddings (no more than 20 people). Our innkeeper, Marc Donaldson, is a justice of the peace and can marry you in the spot of your choosing on the property - in front of a crackling fire in our living room fireplace, among the flowers in our award winning gardens, on our mountain view patio, on the knoll overlooking the Inn and White Mountains beyond - the only limit is your imagination!
Add a relaxing couples massage before your ceremony, or other items from our Special Touches Menu to make your stay even more romantic! After your wedding, toast to your success with a split of champagne or bottle of sparkling cider,or invite your guests to join you for dinner. Our dinner menu offers a little of everything, from bacon wrapped filet mignon to vegetarian entrees!
Elopement Package for Two
- Two Night Stay in a Deluxe Suite/Room*
- Ivory rose bouquet and matching boutonniere
- On-site civil service (see below for additional charge for guests)
- Half bottle of chilled champagne or cider
- Three-course dinner by lamplight**
- Full country breakfast each morning
- Half dozen staff photographs of your wedding, and inclusion on our facebook and website photo galleries
Package Price: $750 (tax and gratuity included)
Exceptions: Add $50 during peak seasons (holidays and fall foliage).
Invite guests: Add $50 for up to 10 guests, $100 for up to 20 guests. Food and beverages are an additional charge.
*Accommodations: Laura and Samuel's Rooms, Shackford, and Littlefield Suites.
**Restaurant hours and days of operation change seasonally (we currently serve Thursday - Sunday evenings). Please ask when booking a midweek elopement if dinner will be available...
Things To Do
There's Always Something to Do at the Darby Field Inn!
Here are some suggestions:
On Site Activities:
- Stroll through our award winning gardens
- Cool down in our heated swimming pool
- Cross country ski/snowshoe
- Play cribbage in our sunroom tavern
- Enjoy a refreshing beverage on our patio *Mountain bike on our trails
- Play a game of White Mountain croquet
- Schedule a romantic couples massage
- Curl up in front of the fire with a good book
- Downhill Skiing
- Scenic Drives
- Rock and ice climbing
- Ice Skating
- Visit local Waterfalls
- Ride your bike on the Kancamaugus Highway or other scenic roads
- Tour Local Covered Bridges
Cross Country Ski Areas:
Bear Notch Ski Touring
Bretton Woods Mountain Resort
Great Glen Trails
Jackson Ski Touring Center
Downhill Ski Resorts:
Attitash Bear Peak
LilMan Snowmobile Rentals
Northern Extremes Snowmobiling
Fryeburg Snowmobile Rentals
Mount Washington Valley Calendar of Events
The Conway Daily Sun
Carroll County Independent
Mt Washington Cog Railway
Clarke's Trading Post
Conway Scenic Railroad
Covered Bridges of Mt. Washington Valley
Mt. Washington Auto Road
Lake Winnipesaukee Day and Dinner Cruises
Polar Caves Park
Settler's Green Outlet Village
Galleries, Crafts & Music:
Stone Mountain Performing Arts Center
The Glass Cottage
WMMA Bach Festival
MWV Chamber of Commerce
Conway Village Chamber of Commerce
Thank you Marc, Carol, and all who organized the lovely wedding for Lisa and Kenny. Everything was perfect, well except for the humidity, but at least it didn't rain. Everyone loved the place, food, wait staff, the room, the air-conditioning, the flowers and the ceremony was lovely. Thank you so much! We will be stopping in for dinner in the pub or dining room. Kenny and Lisa were so happy.
Brenda and I would like to add to your comments page what an incredible stay we had with you at Darby Field. Your website and actual location are well matched. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The room was eloquent, view gorgeous, food - unbelieveably good, and you make a great pina colada!! :) Everyone on the staff was friendly and helpful. Our stay was a pleasantly memorable one.
melissa and brenda scott
Hi Marc...it has been 15 years since I had my wedding at your incredible Inn. It was without a doubt the most memorable time of my life next to the birth of my two sons. I still remember the fun we had with your staff...especially Waneeta...and your family! Just showed my youngest your website after watching a movie mentioning Nashua. I would recommend (and have) to all of my friends. I wish you continued success and hope to be out there again in the near future.
Sincerely, John Kasperski
A nice getaway for our anniversary! Great people...great place! We had a wonderful time...can't wait for spring/summer to come back and visit our new Friends!
Harish and Hatima
Thank you so much for your wonderful flexibility and hospitality! This was a dream engagement and you all helped to make it happen! So excited to come back for many anniversaries to come...everything was perfect!
Bryan and Bonnie
It is not often you can stay in a place that brings such comfort as home. This has been a beautiful stay for us...thanks to all of you. We shall remember our stay here and speak of it often to our friends!
Camille and Chris
The first day of a new decade. Very romantic weekend to celebrate our 25th. The sleigh ride complete with lightly falling snow made it more than perfect!
Susan and Stephen
Wow!! This has been such a phenomenal few days we hate to leave. Your kindness and hospitality are unmatched...we can't wait to come back! Thanks for fulfilling my lifetime dream!
Gina and Sandy
Forget the Olive Garden...When you're HERE you are family! Thank you for such an awesome place to stay and all your hospitality!
John and Becky
So relaxing. It was wonderful to find somewhere to stay off the main road! Loved birdwatching at breakfast. We'd like to come back in the summer...
Kerry and Pete
This was a dream come true wedding. Everyone made it so specail for us. We will be back for years to come!
Mat and Valerie
This was the best part of our vacation! We had a great time and hope to come back again.
Jean and PJ
Thank you very much for the wonderful hospitality and the amazing cuisine as we celebrated our wedding at the Darby Field Inn.
Gail and Darren
Coming back home to visit New Hampshire was beautiful because of my stay here...what a lovely place!
Fabulous birthday for our mother, gradmother, sister and daughter!!
Thanks, The Graves Family
We have been coming here for 10 years and love this place like no other! Thanks for everything...can't wait 'til the next trip. Hope to find everyone happy and healthy.
Peter and Chloe
This place is the definition of charm; a peaceful, lovely, and picturesqe setting, with attentive, friendly hosts - with excellent fare!
Sandy and JV
From the website initial overview to the end of the stay, all expectations were exceeded. Thank you for a wonderful stay, martinis, dinner and breakfast. We will look for every excuse to head back this way!
Mark and Alyssa
We had a wonderful time here this weekend! The food & atmosphere, our wedding ceremony was awesome. We enjoyed our stay immensely! Mike & Kelly
Thanks again...this is our fourth visit. This time we got engaged and it was wonderful!
Steve & Shawna
Another weekend of warmth, romance and hospitality which has become the signature of this wonderful place in nature. Thank you for your kindness & sharing a part of your home & memories with us. We'll be back!
Jason & Emma
What a wonderful hideaway! A jewel in the mountains... Our stay was very special and we heartly recommend the Darby Filed Inn. Special thanks to Marc & Waneeta who went out of their way to make us feel like family!
All our best, Shaman & Cydni
We had a wonderful time. The staff is so warm and friendly. The accomodations wonderful, the food fabulous and the senery breathtaking! Thanks for a wonderful vacation. What agreat way to start our New Year!!
Lee & kate
Here we are again a year later and brought some friends with us. Everyone was GREAT!! The same friendly, accommodating staff. We met some interesting people from all over and our stay was fabulous!
Jan and Gina
We had a magical time from when we first came in the door to when we left. The people, the ambiance, the food - everything was just perfect! We are so glad we got married here!
Thanks ya'll, Mike and Vera
Thank you for comfort, great food, relaxing atmosphere, new friendships and most of all the warm hospitality...I'm sure we'll return to this wonderful Inn!
Karen and Marshall
Laughing, looking, celebrating sisters. Thanks for opening up and letting us be! Everyone on staff added to our adventure!
Liz, Jennifer and Trisha
The most romantic place I've ever been to in my life! Second time here with the family, the third time will have to be with a beau. Beautiful rooms, cozy environment, incredible food and hospitality...right smack in the middle of a winter wonderland!
The sleigh ride was awesome, the food was great and all the staff here are wonderful! Thanks for making our night so enjoyable!
Shelley and Richard
Oh, how we hate to leave!! Thank you for helping us celebrate Erik's 50th Birthday. There's no place we'd rather be.
The Scanlon's & The Forsberg’s
Wow, from hectic to ahhhhh! Thank you for the wonderful rest, scrumptious food, homey room, terrific massages...we'll be back! The Smiths
Thanks for the great stay! Everything was top notch here. Keep up the good work & keep the same friendly staff forever!!
Gina & Jan
We had a great time! Really loved the blue jays and cardinals outside the dining room window. Cross country skiing was fun for the first time...fell only a few times!
Corey & Kathleen
Thank you for a quaint, out of the way stay. The wait staff was wonderful & personable. The pancakes heavenly along with the rest of the food. The views were breathtaking. It was the pick me up we desperately needed.
Jenn & Brian
Thanks so much for a great weekend. It was relaxing and around every corner another smiling face waiting to make our stay even more relaxing. We were even treated to a romantic dinner in front of the fireplace! How romantic is that? We will be seeing you next year! The scenery was also beautiful; the sleigh ride magical and snowshoeing was wonderful.
Take Care! Scott & Sharon
Thank you for the awesome time we had here. It is beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. Everyone is so nice, warm and welcoming. It felt just like home. We especially loved the sleigh ride and the beautiful horses your neighbor has. It is truly a piece of heaven!
God Bless you all, John & Linda
It was our first time staying at the inn but, our 3rd time on the sleigh ride. We are celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary. All was fabulous; atmosphere is spectacular and the food delicious. We will definitely be back!
A visit to New Hampshire would not be complete without a sleigh ride, and the best dinner in N.H.! See you again soon!
Cathy and Dave
This has been a dream fulfilled! The sleigh ride was grand, the room fantastic, the meals wonderful!
Robert & Becky
Thank you for a great weekend away. The atmosphere was welcoming - loved the fireplaces. Great breakfasts, friendly staff, a wonderful weekend!
Kim & Bill
Traveling north on RT-95,
stay in the left lane as you approach Portsmouth, NH. Turn onto Rt.16 N/SPAULDING TURNPIKE. Continue to follow RT-16 N (toll road) (75 miles). 1/2 mile before Conway (shortly after Profile Subaru and RV) turn left at Darby sign onto Bald Hill Rd. (1 mile). Turn right at the Darby sign onto Chase Hill Rd (0.9 miles).
Traveling north on RT-93,
take EXIT 23 onto Rt. 104 E toward MEREDITH (8.6 miles). Turn LEFT onto Rt. 3 (0.8 miles). Turn right onto Rt. 25 E (approx. 25 miles). Turn LEFT onto RT-16 N (approx. 20.0 miles). 1/2 mile before Conway (shortly after Profile Subaru and RV) turn left at Darby sign onto Bald Hill Rd. (1.0 mile). Turn right at the Darby sign onto Chase Hill Rd. (0.9 miles).