The Dowds' Country Inn & Event Center

9 Main Street, Lyme, New Hampshire 03768
Innkeeper(s): Tami Dowd
  • Welcome to The Dowds' Country Inn & Event Center

    Welcome to The Dowds' Country Inn & Event Center

  • The Emerson Room

    The Emerson Room

  • The Fairweather Suite

    The Fairweather Suite

  • The Butterfield Room

    The Butterfield Room

  • A beautiful family run Inn

    A beautiful family run Inn

  • Winter Fun & Holiday Cheer - Stay with us this Holiday season!

    Winter Fun & Holiday Cheer - Stay with us this Holiday season!

  • Relax and warm up next to the fire with a nice cup of tea!

    Relax and warm up next to the fire with a nice cup of tea!

 

Our Rooms

Our twenty guestrooms have been restored or renovated to maintain their character. We also work closely with the neighboring Country Inns, to accommodate larger groups.

All of our guestrooms have a private bathroom and telephone, voicemail, wireless dsl, and seasonal air conditioning. Each guest room is individually appointed with hand made quilts, stenciled walls, country decor. All of our rooms are sizable with at least one queen size bed. Some rooms have both a queen and a twin, or two queens.

With each room, we include a full breakfast, afternoon tea and NH Rooms Tax. Breakfast is served in our sunroom dining area that overlooks the fountain, gardens and stonewalls. Tea and homemade scones made daily by the innkeeper are served in the afternoon in our Carriage House and Lobby.

Please visit our web site for all guest rooms, descriptions, and rates.

Bowden Room

The Bowden Room was used as the master bedroom of the former owner, is named after her. It is painted in a shade of antique white and has blue stencils. The room has an inviting feeling with braided rugs in shades of blue covering the old wooden floors.

It also has an old country rocker and colorful star pattern quilt on the queen bed. This second floor room features a blue loveseat with a twin size pullout along with the three large windows overlooking the Lyme Common.

Butterfield Room

The Butterfield Room overlooks the Inn's picturesque Courtyard with its stone walls and gardens. It is decorated in a traditional English country-style with crisp whites and blues and antique handcrafted wooden headboards and dressers.

The two queen beds are covered with delicately hand-stitched quilts. Two wooden rockers on the deck allow guests to enjoy our courtyard and grounds from our second story covered deck.

Captain's Quarters

The Captain's Quarter's was so named because of the room's stenciled shell patterns and it's paintings of shore scenes as well as other nautical memorabilia. The queen bed has a beautiful brown and maroon quilt and the loveseat pulls out to a twin bed that can accommodate an additional quest. In the bathroom there is a claw foot bathtub and a separate shower. It is located on the second floor.

Church Tower

The Innkeeper named the Church Tower Room after the view it once had looking out the windows at the church steeple and the bell it houses. The third floor of the Inn, where this room is located, was once a ballroom.

The room overlooks the Breakfast Room Patio and the Courtyard. It features two queen beds with plush quilts composed of blues, greens and floral fabrics. The walls are decorated with Norman Rockwell prints.

Dartmouth Room

The Dartmouth Room has large windows overlooking the Patio, brick Smokehouse and old stonewall in the side Courtyard of the Inn. It is painted a light green with accents of lilac in the stencils and the hand-sewn bed spreads on the two queen-sized beds.

Dark rugs bring out the richness of the mahogany furniture and add warmth to the open bright space.

Emerson Room

The Emerson Room was the original library in the old farmhouse. It has soft blue accents that contrast with the queen size handmade star print quilt of mauve, blue and burgundy. The design for the two-tone blue stencil border comes from the Emerson family home in Manchester, NH. The room is on the first floor and is handicap accessible.

Fairweather Suite

The Fairweather Suite is the last in the Inn on the back deck. It is above the old storage shed and overlooks the lush Courtyard, with its vegetable and flower gardens and a picturesque duck pond. The room features a beautiful large window with stained glass panes along the top and country style rugs that add warmth on the wood floor.

It is a one-room suite with a king size bed with a hand stitched rose pattern quilt, and a queen pullout couch plus a cozy wingback chair finish off the sitting area.

Hinman Room

The Innkeeper named the Church Tower Room after the view it once had looking out the windows at the church steeple and the bell it houses. The third floor of the Inn, where this room is located, was once a ballroom.

The room overlooks the Breakfast Room Patio and the Courtyard. It features two queen beds with plush quilts composed of blues, greens and floral fabrics. The walls are decorated with Norman Rockwell prints.

Hitchcock Room

The Hitchcock Room is a corner room with headboards, dresser and side tables in the Hitchcock style. The two queen beds have hand-stitched quilts with patterns of green vines and purple flowers.

Hand stenciled floral designs border the room. If you look between the beds, you will find the original hayloft door.

Manchester Room

The Manchester Room was the study of the old farmhouse. The stencil, a vine pattern with two-tone colored berries, is based on a design from an old farm that is no longer standing in Manchester, NH.

The quilts on the two queen beds are multi-colored in shades of burgundy. Floral country prints decorate the cream-colored walls. The wingback chairs make a lovely sitting area for this on the first floor. The room is handicap accessible.

Marshland Room

The Marshland Room was named after the stencil decorating it. The pattern has been traced back to the old Marshland Farm in Quechee, VT. Tucked away on the second floor, under the third floor stairwell, this room has a warm country feel with bouquets of wildflowers stenciled around the room and a queen bed with a pale green and rose colored quilt.

The room was once a bedroom in the original farm house and has the sink placed in the room as a convenience for the previous owner and her four daughters.

Maxwell Room

The Maxwell Room was named after the Maxwell Residence Hall at Dartmouth College. There is a king and a twin bed, both with handmade quilts of green and purple hues, as well as a loveseat which opens to an additional twin bed.

This cozy room with angled ceilings overlooks the front yard and the Lyme Common.

Moses Eaton Room

The Moses Eaton Room was named after the gentleman who created the technique of stenciling, the ceiling angles highlight the beautiful traditional stencil dècor. The room is located on the third floor where in times past this former ballroom was used for dinner parties and dancing for groups of thirty.

In the bathroom there is a claw foot bathtub and a separate shower. The two queen beds feature handcrafted headboards. There is also a daybed with trundle for families with children or for those who require an additional bed. This room overlooks the front patio and the entrance to the Inn.

New Hampshire Room

The New Hampshire Room was a residence hall at Dartmouth College and our lovely state, this room has sloping ceilings. An antique blanket chest compliments the maple furniture throughout the room.

The queen size bed has a plush quilt of deep burgundies and blues that contrast with the lighter blue walls and beautiful stenciled boarder.

Pikes Suite

The Pike Suite is named after the Innkeeper's father who helped with all of the major renovations of the Inn and still has his green thumb in our beautiful flower and vegetable gardens.

The sitting room has two wingback chairs with an antique mahogany table between. The separate bedroom has a grand queen four-poster bed and matching armoire of mahogany.

Presidential Suite

The Presidential Suite Room was once a bedroom in the original farmhouse, this room is named after the stencil that surrounds the room with presidential profiles. The room is also decorated with several paintings of former presidents and has rich wood detailing that is highlighted by the brown and beige colors in the homemade quilts.

There is a queen bed, as well as a pullout couch and a daybed with trundle. The room is located on the second floor and overlooks the town's Common.

Shelburne Room

The Shelburne Room was originally the living room of the old farmhouse, it held the Inn's first wedding ceremony when the former owner was married at the age of 75 on the day after selling the Inn. The room's name comes from the original museum in Shelburne, VT.

It is decorated in country green with a fan stencil design from the museum. There are hand stitched square pattern quilts on the king and twin beds. This room has two comfortable sitting chairs and overlooks the Common. It is handicap accessible on the first floor.

Wheelock Room

The Wheelock room was named after a Dartmouth College residence hall.

It is decorated in a garden theme with tulip stenciling and traditional country prints. There is a king bed and a twin-sized pullout in the loveseat.

Wildflower Room

The Wildflower Room - when the Innkeeper purchased the Inn, she recalls looking out the windows of this room at wildflowers covering the entire yard.

It is a cozy room with a queen bed, tucked away on the second floor above the kitchen and overlooking the breakfast room patio and courtyard.

Woodbury Room

The Woodbury Room is above the storage shed of the old barn and overlooks the picturesque Courtyard, with its stone walls and garden, where the Inn often hosts receptions. The king bed, with handmade quilts in traditional quilting colors of greens, blues and yellows, compliment the natural dark mahogany headboards and furniture. There is also a loveseat which pulls out to a twin size bed.

The two wooden rockers on the covered deck allow guests to sit and enjoy views of our Courtyard and the grounds below.