The Darby Field Inn & Restaurant

185 Chase Hill Road, Conway, New Hampshire 03818
Innkeeper(s): Marc and Maria Donaldson
  • Introduction

    The Darby Field Inn and 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.

    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!

  • Additional Information

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

    The Darby Field Inn and Restaurant Yard

    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.

    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!

  • 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?

    Our amazing view is a big draw! Our northern view of South Moat with Mt. Washington and the presidentials in the background is incredible! Guests love our unique rooms; many stay in a different one each visit to find their favorite! Of course, our food is delicious, and our staff is the friendliest!

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

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

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

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

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The Darby Field Inn and Restaurant!

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

    Some favorites are: drive the Auto Road or take the Cog Railway up Mt. Washington, Explore North Conway or Jackson Village, shop for deals at Settler’s Green Outlet Village, drive or cruise (on the MS Mt. Washington) around Lake Winnipesaukee, canoe or kayak down the Saco River, ski or tube at one of the local mountains, see the sights on the Kancamagus Highway, go ice skating at Ham Arena…and more! There are so many activities to choose from.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We have over two miles of onsite wooded trails, plus Tin Mt. Conservation Center is nearby, and they offer an additional 5 miles of nature trails. Swift River is right down the road for trout fishing.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We recommend our own restaurant first, because what's better than staying in after a busy day? Then we nearby comparable restaurants: Snow Village Inn in Eaton, NH, and Oxford House in Fryeburg, ME.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The Mt Washington Chamber of Commerce website, Visit White Mountains website, and White Mountains National Forest website.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

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

    Do you accept pets?

    Unfortunately, we do not accept pets. We recommend Karla’s Pet Rendezvous here in Albany for boarding. They really pamper your pet!

  • Restaurant

    THe Darby Field Inn and Restaurant, Restaurant

    Share a romantic meal by lamp light in our mountain view dining room!  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 40 years: from our made to order country breakfasts to our traditional 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 currently offers dinner service Friday and Saturday nights by reservation and pre order.

    The Darby Field Inn and Restaurant, Dining

     

     

    Dinner Menu
     

          Appetizers

    The "Inn" Soup: Always made with the freshest ingredients and served with assorted crackers ... cup $6 / bowl $8

    Bourbon Bacon Shrimp: Large shrimp wrapped with apple wood smoked bacon and baked in a molasses bourbon glaze ... $10

    Artichoke Hearts Gratinee: Marinated artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers seasoned with Marsala wine and topped with panko crumbs and sharp cheddar cheese; baked to a perfect golden brown. Served with crackers ... $9

     

    Salads
    Darby Salad: Green leaf lettuce and baby spinach topped with blue cheese crumbles, dried cranberries and toasted pecans ... $10

    Side Salad: Green leaf lettuce, cucumbers, cherry tomato and shredded carrot ... $5

    Homemade Dressings: Onion Dill Vinaigrette, Buttermilk Basil

     

    Entrées - All entrees include warm rolls with butter and seasonal vegetables. Non-pasta dishes are served with choice of rice or potato.

    Roasted Rack of Lamb: Rubbed with fresh herbs and Dijon mustard, coated with Panko bread crumbs and cooked to order; served with a Cabernet sauce ... $34

    Roast Half Duckling: A half duckling, roasted crisp, and accompanied by our raspberry Chambord sauce ... $30

    Tenderloin Tips: Briefly marinated in our teriyaki sauce then pan seared to perfection ... $26

    Mediterranean Chicken: Boneless breast sautéed with olive oil, Kalamata olives, and sun dried tomatoes; served with a lemon white wine garlic pan sauce and sprinkled with feta cheese ... $25

    Parmesan Crusted Haddock: Pan sauteed and finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon ... $24

    Butternut Ravioli: Tossed with our own roasted red pepper cream sauce and sprinkled with toasted pecans ... $21

    The Darby Field Inn and Restaurant, Wine

     

  • Beautiful Surroundings

    Mountain view

    Relax at the fire

    Nestled in nature

    Welcome to the Inn

    Darby Filed Garden

    Darby Field Gardens

    Darby Filed; filed

     

    Inn in the Winter

  • Weddings and Elopements

     

     

    Romantic Elopements with Guests

    Invite your closest friends and family to share your intimate celebration!

    The Darby Field Inn offers the perfect setting for small celebrations with up to 12 guests, including the bride and groom.  Marc and his staff are dedicated to making your wedding an event you will remember with a smile for years to come!

    Details:  Our Elopement Package offers the perfect romantic escape and you can include up to 10 guests. Your ceremony may be held in a variety of on-site locations: the mountain-view patio (most popular), our perennial flower gardens, in front of a crackling fire in our living room, or on the knoll above the Inn, overlooking the White Mountains.  Innkeeper Marc Donaldson is a Justice of the Peace and can perform your wedding ceremony.  You are also welcome to choose another NH certified officiant.

    Elopement for Two 
    Elopements are a popular alternative at the Darby Field Inn!  

    Our Elopement Package includes the following:

    ·         2 nights in one of our deluxe rooms/suites (includes Laura and Samuel Rooms, and Chase, Shackford and Littlefield Suites. 
    Additional charge of $30 per day for Mt. Washington Suite

    ·         Full country breakfast each morning

    ·         Private ceremony performed at 4 pm by innkeeper Marc Donaldson
    Ivory rose bouquet and matching boutonniere

    ·         Bottle of champagne or sparkling cider to toast your union

    ·         Dinner package for two that evening (if dinner is available - if not, charge is removed)

    ·         Simple photos taken by staff member on a CD to take home

    Pricing starts at $1000 (tax and gratuity included)

    A 50% deposit is required at time of reservation to confirm your date.   The remainder of your bill is due at check out.  
    A one night Elopement Package is available midweek and off season weekends – price starts at $725 (tax and gratuity included). 
    You may invite up to 10 guests for your ceremony.  There is a function fee of $10 per person for outside guests.  Food and beverage service for guests are additional charges.

    * Unfortunately, we are unable to schedule weddings during the first two weeks in October.

  • Things To Do

    The Darby Field Inn and Restaurant, 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

    The Darby Field Inn and Restaurant, 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

    The Darby Field Inn and Restaurant, 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 - unbelievably 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 bird watching 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 special 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, grandmother, 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 picturesque setting, with attentive, friendly hosts - with excellent fare!

    Sandy and JVThe Darby Field Inn and restaurants, Spring 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 heartily 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 accommodations wonderful, the food fabulous and the scenery breathtaking! Thanks for a wonderful vacation. What a great 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

  • Directions

    Traveling north on RT-95

    1. Stay in the left lane as you approach Portsmouth, NH.
    2. Turn onto Rt.16 N/SPAULDING TURNPIKE.
    3. Continue to follow RT-16 N (toll road) (75 miles).
    4. 1/2 mile before Conway (shortly after Profile Subaru and RV) turn left at Darby sign onto Bald Hill Rd. (1 mile).
    5. Turn right at the Darby sign onto Chase Hill Rd (0.9 miles).

    Traveling north on RT-93

    1. Take EXIT 23 onto Rt. 104 E toward MEREDITH (8.6 miles).
    2. Turn LEFT onto Rt. 3 (0.8 miles).
    3. Turn right onto Rt. 25 E (approx. 25 miles).
    4. Turn LEFT onto RT-16 N (approx. 20.0 miles).
    5. 1/2 mile before Conway (shortly after Profile Subaru and RV) turn left at Darby sign onto Bald Hill Rd. (1.0 mile).
    6. Turn right at the Darby sign onto Chase Hill Rd. (0.9 miles).
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