The Darby Field Inn & Restaurant
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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!
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.
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 comfortable lawn chair 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, skiing, or just walking off breakfast!
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? We also recommend nearby comparable restaurants: Snow Village Inn in Eaton, NH, and Oxford House in Fryeburg, ME.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? 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!
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.
Our Dinner Package costs $90 per couple (plus 9% tax and 20% gratuity) includes choice of soup or salad, a shared appetizer, entrees, and shared dessert with hot beverages.
The "Inn" Soup: Always made with the freshest ingredients and served with assorted crackers
Bourbon Bacon Shrimp: Large shrimp wrapped with apple wood smoked bacon and baked in a molasses bourbon glaze
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
Darby Salad: Green leaf lettuce and baby spinach topped with blue cheese crumbles, dried cranberries and toasted pecans
Side Salad: Green leaf lettuce, cucumbers, cherry tomato and shredded carrot
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
Roast Half Duckling: A half duckling, roasted crisp, and accompanied by our raspberry Chambord sauce
Tenderloin Tips: Briefly marinated in our teriyaki sauce then pan seared to perfection
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
Parmesan Crusted Haddock: Pan sauteed and finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon
Butternut Ravioli: Tossed with our own roasted red pepper cream sauce and sprinkled with toasted pecans
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
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
- Walk,Cross country ski, or snowshoe on wooded trails
- Play cribbage in our sunroom tavern
- Enjoy a refreshing beverage on our patio
- Play a game of White Mountain croquet
- Schedule a romantic couples massage
- Curl up in front of the fire with a good book
- Downhill Skiing
- 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
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.
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.
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!
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 JV
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!
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!
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
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).