Mountain Fare Inn

5 Old Waterville Road P. O. Box 553, Campton, New Hampshire 03223
Innkeeper(s): Susan & Nick Preston
  • Introduction

    Mountain Fare Inn, front view

    Lovely 1830's village bed and breakfast bordering the White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Features the antiques, fabrics and feel of country cottage living. Picturesque gardens in the summer, spectacular foliage in the fall, and a true skier's lodge in the winter. From the Mountain Fare Inn you have easy access to many local attractions and recreation facilities. Four-season sports are all nearby including a soccer field on the premises. Music, theater and many fine dining options are available locally.

    The Mountain Fare Inn is peaceful, warm, friendly, affordable and serves a hearty breakfast daily. Come see the unspoiled beauty from Franconia Notch to Squam Lake. A spectacular Bed & Breakfast in the most scenic part of beautiful New Hampshire.

    Mountain Fare Inn, kitchen

    Mountain Fare Inn, front porch

  • Amenities

    The Main Inn is a classic New Englander, an 1830's New Hampshire farmhouse at the edge of a sweet NH village. The rooms in this building have that heritage feeling, lots of charm with dormers, unusual nooks, welcome space and comfort.

    The Carriage House is a huge, peaked-ceiling, pine-paneled function room, perfect for small weddings, parties, or meetings. Ask about this lovely environment and its possibilities. It includes three spacious, lovely, livable guestrooms all pine wainscoted with soft green carpeting. An all-wood paneled game room with glass front wood stove, billiard table, TV/VCR, sitting area, chess, games, and puzzles.

    The Osceola Room is a huge peaked-ceiling, pine-paneled function room, perfect for three season weddings, parties, meetings, ask about this lovely environment and its possibilities.

    The Franconia Room is a handsome wood-paneled game room with billiards. A cozy room with a glass front wood stove, billiard table, TV/VCR, sitting area, chess, games, and puzzles.

    Sink into the couches, sleep by the glow of the fire, read your book, watch the game or a movie, and enjoy a glass of wine. Be alone or meet some wonderful people.

    A favorite, not only for the yummy breakfasts and snacks, but for its handsome 'bead board' cottage ceiling, the antique skis and snowshoes, and the historic photos of days gone bye.

    Let your stress melt away in our Swedish Sauna. A must for relaxation. A wet or dry cedar sauna. Bath with shower next to the sauna.

    The Inn sits on six acres of field that abuts National Forest land. The property boasts lovely plantings, hedges, gardens, a soccer field, volleyball, barbeque grills, and hammock. Plenty of room to play or relax. We are located in the Pemigewasset River Valley with views to Sandwich Dome, Welch Mountain, and Mt. Tecumseh. With Franconia Notch to our north and pristine Squam Lake to our south, we feel privileged to have the best of what New Hampshire has to offer. Come for the fun!

    Mountain Fare Inn, living room

    Mountain Fare Inn, Fourier

  • Weddings and Special Events

    Mountain Fare Inn, flowers


    The Mountain Fare Inn has beautifully landscaped grounds, with picturesque flower gardens and plenty of space, perfect for outdoor weddings or other functions.

    The Carriage House is a vaulted ceiling, pine paneled spacious facility. A new hardwood dance floor has been installed.  This room is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. An upstairs game room can provide additional entertainment. A wonderful building to occupy with friends for special celebrations.

    Family Reunions

    Bring your generations, your memories, your games and fun. We have ample indoor and outdoor space for the gang. We assure privacy and respectful service. A candlelight dinner may be included or your family is welcome to use our Barbecue area. Don't wait to share family time. Just send the invitations and we will do the rest.

    Small Business Getaways

    We offer your group a simple change of perspective, a stress free environment, open time, uncluttered opportunity to perhaps renew relationships, re-visit goals or even forget work. Add a hike to your schedule, golf, or kayaking on the Pemigewasset River. Groups can play volleyball, softball, croquet, or soccer. Ping pong or billiard tournaments are also great fun. Build team spirit through recreation or simply find some quiet time.

    Mountain Fare Inn, wedding reception

    Mountain Fare Inn, group photo

  • Attractions

    Mountain Fare Inn,front porch

    Cannon Mountain Tramway:

    "Cannon Mountain, high in beautiful Franconia Notch, is like a New Hampshire version of Shangri-La. In just 8 minutes you can soar to Cannon's 4,200 foot summit on our 80 passenger aerial tramway."

    Canterbury Shaker Village:

    "Take a step back in time and experience 200 years of the Shaker way of life. Visit our National Historic Landmark with 25 original buildings situated on a rolling hilltop surrounded by open fields, woodlots and ponds."

    The Flume:

    "One of Franconia Notch's geological wonders, the Flume Gorge offers a spectacular 2 mile walk through a natural chasm on wide gravel paths and wooden walkways."

    Franconia Notch State Park:

    "Every season presents a reason to head north on Interstate 93, through the 6,440 acre Franconia Notch State Park, home of NH's Old Man of the Mountain, Echo Lake and Cannon Mtn."

    Lost River:

    "Discover a natural world created by the powerful forces of water, wind, weather and time... a place where granite walls seem to erupt from the earth... and a river plays hide and seek."

    Mt. Washington Auto Road:

    "The Northeast's highest peak will captivate you with its remarkable views of the Presidential range, the White Mountain National Forest and beyond."

    Mt. Washington Cog Railway:

    "The original "little train that could", the Mount Washington Cog Railway has been climbing to the summit of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire since July 3, 1869."

    Polar Caves:

    "Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is one of the finest places on Earth to experience Mother Natures handy-work. The Polar Caves offer spectacular views and a glacially formed network of caves."

    Mountain Fare Inn, flowers

    Squam Lake Boat Tours:

    "Relax aboard our new luxurious pontoon boat and savor Golden Pond's incomparable beauty, undiminished by time. Be inspired by Church Island's outdoor chapel, the heart of spiritual life for generations. Meet our legendary loons, and discover why they have fascinated man for centuries."

    Science Center of New Hampshire:

    "Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is a private, non-profit educational organization. The Center's mission is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire's natural world."

    Santa's Village:

    For a merry day full of festivities with a touch of magic, come to Santa's Village! At Santa's summer home, you'll meet Santa, his band of elves, and pet his reindeer. There are fun-filled shows, yummy goodies to eat, places to shop and play, and... you'll love the exciting rides.


    "Story Land's rides and attractions are all designed for safe family fun. If this is your first visit to Story Land, you'll find new adventures at every turn. We've been providing wonderful family experiences since 1954!"

    Whale's Tale Water Park:

    "Enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean in the heart of the beautiful White Mountains at the regions only full size waterpark. Enjoy ocean size breakers in the huge wave pool or unwind in the lazy river. "

    White Mountain National Forest:

    "The virtually endless stretches of great granite mountain ranges are without doubt the most spectacular feature of the 770,000-acre Forest (47,000 of which lie in Maine, the rest in New Hampshire)."

    Loon Mountain Park:

    "With gentle wooded trails, challenging intermediate terrain, and lift-served expert riding, Loon Mountain has terrific mountain biking for riders of all ages and abilities."

    Sugar Shack Mountain Bike Park:

    "Hey, you found The Sugar Shack! We are a 4th generation sugar house and a whole lot more. Our web site will help you discover our unique four season family fun spot, then come and spend the day!"

    Waterville Valley Mountain Bike Park:

    "Waterville Valley's Mountain Bike Park continues to take riding to new heights this summer. You can take the chairlift up to the top of Snow's Mountain with your bike and head down a variety of trails for all abilities through the National Forest."

    Mountain Fare Inn,backyard

    Jack O'Lantern Resort:

    "Our 18-hole, 6000 yard, par 70 layout is a beautifully designed and maintained golf course. Set along the banks of the Pemigewasset River...."

    Owl's Nest Golf Club:

    "Owl's Nest Golf Club is a premier 18 hole championship public golf course in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Voted one of the top ten courses for spectacular fall foliage by Golf Magazine! "

    Waterville Valley Golf Club:

    "Guests who enjoy golf will have a great time on our sporty 9-hole course, which winds around the valley floor surrounded by 4,000' mountain peaks. Lessons and clinics are available, with the kids clinics being especially popular. "

    Outback Kayak:

    "We offer a wide variety of services, such as kayaking, paintball games, llama trekking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing and ice skating. Rent a canoe or tube and relax on the river on a hot sunny day."

    Ski Fanatics:

    "Funyak, Canoe and Tube Trips on the scenic Pemigewasset River in the White Mountians of New Hampshire!"

    Barking Brook Sled Dog Adventures, llc:

    Barking Brook Sled Dog Adventures, llc: come with us for a dog sled ride and experience a whole new adventure! Dog sledding is the perfect way to EXPLORE the White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

    Visit the White Mountains

    Franconia Notch Chamber of Commerce

    Waterville Valley Region Chamber of Commerce

    Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce

    Lake Winnipesaukee Information

  • Location and Directions

    Mountain Fare Inn, front porch

    So where are we? Well, we are 2 hours north of Boston; 1 hour North of Manchester, NH; 2 1/2 hours from both Portland, ME and Burlington, VT; and 3 1/2 hrs from Montreal.

    Our closest airport is Manchester NH, but you can also fly into Logan Airport in Boston, MA.

    What's nearby? Holderness School, New Hampton School, Plymouth State University, Waterville Valley, Loon Mt., Cannon Mt., Franconia Notch, Squam Lake, Old Man of the Mountain, to name a few.

    Driving Instructions To Our Inn

    1. From Interstate 93 take exit #28, Waterville Valley
    2. Off the exit take Route 49 E
    3. Go one mile to the traffic light
    4. Turn left onto 175 N
    5. Go .4 mi. Bear right onto Mad River Rd
    6. We are the 4th house on the right. Easy to find! But if you get lost in our beautiful town just call, we'll guide you in.