Meadow Farm Bed & Breakfast
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Enjoy the character of an authentic, historic 1770 New England Colonial with original paneling, hand hewn beams, and fireplaces.
The property sits by a quiet country road with sixty acres of lovely fields and woods. A short walk down a country lane brings you to the farm's private waterfront on a pristine lake where guests may swim, canoe, and view the loons.
Frommers New England states: "this....B&B stands out from the crowd with its setting and friendliness."
Meadow Farm is located about halfway between Concord and Portsmouth, and one and a half hours from Boston and a 45 minute drive from Manchester Airport. Area attractions such as Canterbury Shaker Village, New Hampshire International Speedway, Antique Alley, and the University of New Hampshire are located a short drive away.
Area Activities Include...
Swimming · Canoeing · Cross Country Skiing on the Property
Hiking · Biking · Golfing · Antiquing
The house was originally built by Samuel Brown and remained in the same family for nearly two hundred years. The present owners,Doug and Janet,purchased and authentically restored the house, with attention to detail,over thirty years ago.The house is tastefully furnished throughout in period antiques that complement the 18th century era of the house.
Sitting areas for guests include a large country kitchen with woodstove, a library room with TV and fireplace, a rustic screened porch furnished in twig furniture that overlooks the meadows and gardens, and an outdoor stone wall patio.
Enjoy a walk around Meadow Farm's extensive gardens. Roses are a specialty of your host, with over 75 roses grown, including many historic varieties. Guests may visit the farm's horses grazing in the pastures on the property. Riding instruction is available only to qualified dressage riders.
Breakfast: A full breakfast includes, juice, freshly ground coffee, fresh fruit, our own farm fresh eggs, homemade bismarks, frittatas, pancakes, NH maple syrup, and our own preserves. Special consideration is given to guests with dietary needs. Breakfast is served in the Keeping Room with its original fireplace, bake oven, and feathered panelling, all dating to the 1700's.
Innkeepers: Doug owns an agricultural research product company. Janet recently retired from the University of New Hampshire, where she was a professor in the Animal Science Dept. and had been director of their Equine Program.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Janet and Doug Briggs for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Most travelers stay at our inn for the historical nature of our inn and the peaceful country setting.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are best known for our breakfasts and the friendly casual atmosphere. For uniqueness, we offer a couple of services that are not commonly found. We offer facilities for horse owners to bring their horses, where they may receive instruction or trail ride. We are also located on a lake for swimming, fishing and canoeing. What we love best about our inn is the small size, which allows us to get to know our guests, many of whom continue to return to stay with us over the years.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The #1 reason to visit our area is the central location to visit the NH seacoast, Concord, the state capitol, relative close proximity to Manchester airport, and touring the countryside.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The best compliment we have ever received from our guests is that we have been told that we are the best bed and breakfast that they have stayed at of the many they have visited over the years.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The best kept secret of the area is the wonderful state park located in our town that is great for hiking.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
If travelers are staying for 4 nights, they should do the following:
1.Visit the Canterbury Shaker Village.
2.Visit the historical town of Portsmouth on the seacoast
3.Drive around the Lakes Region and take a ride on the Mt.Washington tour boat
4.Tour the many attractions located in the White Mountains
5.Visit several antique shops in our town located on Rt.4 (Antique Alley)
6.In the winter, cross country ski on our property.
7.Swim, fish, or canoe from our private waterfront on the lake.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Since we are out in the country, there are no services within walking distance. There are areas around us for quiet country walks and to our waterfront where loons can be viewed.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Our favorite restaurant in the area is Angelino's in Concord, which an intimate Italian restaurant.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Good websites to check out are for the Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH and Portsmouth Historical sites.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 3 guest rooms in the inn. We also have a lakeside cottage that sleeps 6, which is available for weekly rentals in the summer months and 3 night minimum for some fall dates.
Do you accept pets?
We will accept well behaved dogs with permission. Due to possible guest allergies, we do not accept cats.
How To Find Us
- From Rt 93 take Rt.393 East in Concord.
- Continue to Rt 4 East and follow about 15 minutes to Northwood and turn left on Rt.107 NORTH.
- Go 1/2 mile to STOP and turn left on Rt.107.
- Go 1/2 mile to fork and bear right on Jenness Pond Rd.
- Follow 2 miles to Meadow Farm on RIGHT.
- From Rt. 95 in Portsmouth take Rt 4 West to Northwood and turn RIGHT on Rt. 107 North and follow above directions.