The Darby Field Inn & Restaurant

185 Chase Hill Road, Conway, New Hampshire 03818
Innkeeper(s): Marc and Maria Donaldson
  • Relaxation is a priority...

    Relaxation is a priority...

  • Celebrate any occasion at the Darby Field!

    Celebrate any occasion at the Darby Field!

  • Our individual guest rooms are waiting for you!

    Our individual guest rooms are waiting for you!

 
  • Introduction

    The Darby Field Inn & Restaurant Front of Inn

     

    This romantic country inn sits at the end of an unwinding road, nestled into a hill surrounded by flower gardens, wooded trails, and a spectacular mountain view of the Presidential Mountains, including regal Mt. Washington!  Situated close to both North Conway attractions and the White Mountain National Forest, The Darby Field Inn continues to delight travelers adventurous enough to wander off the beaten path.

     

     

    The Darby Field Inn & Restaurant Sitting Area

     

     

    The Darby Field Inn is much more than a little bed and breakfast…

    It is a full service inn complete with thirteen rooms and suites, some of which have a fireplace and Jacuzzi, on-site massage services, WIFI, and a menu of special touches and packages to make your visit memorable.

    It is an escape from the ordinary, offering dinner by lamplight in our mountain-view dining room, an International wine list, and your favorite beverages - including New Hampshire beers, mead, and wines - in Littlefield's Tavern.


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    It is a comfortable hideaway for those looking to relax by the fireplace in the living room, on the patio with its stunning Mount Washington view, in a hammock overlooking our splendid flower gardens, or by the crystal clear heated outdoor swimming pool.
     

    It is a White Mountain retreat, surrounded by natural beauty and outdoor activities.  Located just minutes from the National Park, our knowledgeable staff can recommend local hikes for every ability level.  Why not start with our on-site wooded nature trails?  They are perfect for snowshoeing, biking, or just walking off breakfast!


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    It is a New Hampshire wedding location, offering Elopement and Intimate Wedding packages that celebrate your special day!  Try our Romance Package for a truly special getaway…

    Whatever your reason for visiting, the Darby Field Inn offers something for everyone. In fact, once you get here, we bet you'll find many reasons to return!


     

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Marc and Maria Donaldson for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    On-site services, off the beaten path yet close to town, mountain-view

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Rooms are unique – assortment offers something for everyone. We have the friendliest staff AND the best food!

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    This area is a favorite for outdoor activities: skiing, biking, hiking, snowmobiling…There is also shopping – great deals to be found at Settler’s Green Outlet Mall, and unique stores in North Conway Village.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Guests don’t want to leave, can’t wait to come back!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    No Comment.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    We specialize in offering an assortment of activities according to each guest’s taste. Some favorites are: light local hikes, drive or take the Cog Railway up Mt. Washington, shopping in North Conway Village or Settler’s Green, drive around Lake Winnipesaukee, canoe or kayak down the Saco River, ski at one of the local mountains, explore the Kancamagus Highway, go ice skating at Ham Arena…

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Our onsite wooded trails, Tin Mt. Conservation Center – they offer additional nature trails, Swift River for trout fishing.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We recommend our own restaurant first, also nearby comparable restaurants: 1785 Inn in North Conway, and Oxford House in Fryeburg, ME.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The Mt Washington Chamber of Commerce website.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 13, all with private baths; 7 economy rooms, 6 deluxe rooms/suites.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets. We recommend The Lazy Dog Inn in Chocorua, NH, and Karla’s Pet Rendezvous here in Albany for boarding.

     

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant
    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.

    Dining
    Dinner is served from 3 to 5 nights a week.  Our restaurant hours change seasonally; please enquire about dinner when making your reservation.

    Samplings from our ever changing menu:

    Appetizers

    • The 'Inn soup' - Fresh, perfectly seasoned and prepared fromonly the freshest ingredients.
    • Bourbon Bacon Shrimp - Bacon wrapped shrimp baked in a bourbon sauce.
    • Hot Artichoke Dip - A delicious puree of artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, roasted red peppers and Italian 3 cheese blend; served hot with assorted crackers
    • Darby Salad – Mixed greens tossed with our onion dill vinaigrette and topped with
      bleu cheese crumbles, dried cranberries and toasted pecans

    Wine

    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.
    • White Mountain Chicken - Boneless breast filled with our cheddar/apple stuffing and baked; finished with an apple/maple cream sauce.
    • Roasted Rack of Lamb - Rubbed with fresh herbs and Dijon mustard, coated with Panko bread crumbs and cooked to order; accompanied by a caramelized onion and port wine reduction

    Lighter Fare

    • Mt. Washington Burger - 8 oz. grilled Angus burger topped with caramelized onions, maple glazed bacon, and Cabot cheddar cheese served on a toasted bun
    • Chase Hill Chicken Sandwich - Grilled boneless breast topped with fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, olive tapenade, and baby spinach; served open face on toasted sourdough bread

    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

    • 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.
  • Beautiful Surroundings

    The Darby Field Inn & Restaurant Scenic View

    The Darby Field Inn is the perfect four season getaway!

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    The Darby Field Inn & Restaurant Property
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  • Weddings and Elopements

    Weddings


    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!

     

    Receptions
    "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 marc@darbyfield.com
    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
                             
    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
    • SImple staff photos of your wedding on a disk to take home

    Package Price: $800 (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...please ask when booking a midweek elopement if dinner will be available...

  • Things To Do

    Pool

    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

     

    Back Yard View
    Local Activities:

    • Snowmobiling
    • Downhill Skiing
    • Canoeing
    • Shopping
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Golfing
    • Tennis
    • 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
  • Guest Comments


    Spring Beauty

    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.
    Sincerely, Sally

    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

    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

    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!
    Leslie

    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 JVSpring View
    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!
    Kate

    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!
    The Stephensons  

     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

    Relaxing Hammock

  • Directions

    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).

 
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