The Cabernet Inn

3552 White Mountain Highway P. O. Box 489, North Conway, New Hampshire 03860
Innkeeper(s): Jessica & Bruce Zarenko
  • Introduction

    The Cabernet Inn front of innEnjoy the warmth and elegance of this romantic inn set among towering pines just a stroll away from a breathtaking view of Mt. Washington. Built in 1842, the completely refurbished "cottage" now invites guests to enjoy the charm of the past and the luxury of modern amenities. Our completely non-smoking inn is immaculately maintained for the comfort and pleasure of our guests.

    Nestled in the heart of the picturesque White Mountains, the Cabernet Inn is situated in North Conway, New Hampshire, just a stroll away from the scenic Intervale.

    Minutes to all winter and summer fun: skiing, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, canoeing, kayaking, premium outlet shopping.

    The Inn reflects the elegance of the past and the comfort and amenities of the present...

    Two guest living rooms with wood-burning fireplaces open to a shaded outdoor deck or patio providing a relaxing atmosphere no matter what the season. The large, gourmet kitchen is of particular interest to those who enjoy the art of cooking and the aroma of freshly baked breads, muffins, and afternoon treats. We offer a guest telephone for outgoing calls, TV, VCR, guest refrigerator, books, magazines, and board games in the common area on the lower level. The Cabernet Inn... elegant, romantic, and impeccably maintained. We cater to discerning travelers who appreciate exceptional service and accommodations.

    The Cabernet Inn dining room

    Awake to the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee and Jessica's home-baked "Morning Glory". A full country breakfast, cooked to order, will be served in our intimate dining room. Our main courses include plain, blueberry or pecan pancakes, eggs any style, Texas-size French toast (a guest favorite), and oversized omelets filled with just about anything you could want. Some of our specials include Maple Walnut Stuffed French Toast, Tuscan Omelet, Lemon Blueberry French Toast or a Greek Omelet. Of course, no country breakfast would be complete without sausage or maple-smoked bacon. A selection of juices, herbal and regular teas, and our sparkling fresh mountain water accompany your breakfast. For those with food allergies or specific dietary needs, arrangements can be made with advanced notice.

    The Cabernet Inn fireplace

    We look forward to making your stay in the beautiful Mt. Washington Valley unforgettable!

    The Cabernet Inn was featured in New York Magazine as one of the 52 recommended getaways in their annual Travel Guide and on the cover of the 2000-2001 Official New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Guide.

    Also featured in:

    • New York Annual Travel Guide
    • Boston Globe's Real Deals
    • The Discerning Traveler
    • The Educated Traveler
    • Inn Traveler "Fall 2004"
    • US Airways "Reader's Choice"
  • Reasons to Stay

    The Cabernet Inn lakeLocation

    If you’re planning a visit to the Mt Washington Valley, North Conway is a wonderful location offering charm true of a New England Village. The Inn is conveniently on the northerly side of town with easy access to all the restaurants, shops, cafes, scenic sights, area attractions and the White Mountain National Forest.

    Cater to Couples

    We’ve created an oasis for adults to escape, focus on each other and reconnect. Romance is key at this B&B. Sometimes you just need a place to celebrate one another without distractions.


    Guests are spoiled by our breakfast offerings served off a menu, cooked to order and prepared in our gourmet kitchen while you watch from our intimate dining room. Our guests return again and again to sample one of Jessica’s delicious specials. After all, one of the B’s in B&B stands for Breakfast.

    Comfort and Warmth

    Comfortable accommodations with warm touches please the senses. This is what brings our guests back again and again. They tell us they’ve truly found their “Home away from home”.


    We take pride in the Cabernet by providing our guests with very clean and comfortable surroundings. Our guests are amazed by the cleanliness and compliment us often.


    The Cabernet Inn rocks

    When you think of a good Cabernet wine…dark chocolate, spice and seduction come to mind. All wonderful attributes to romance. Our guests tell us often that the Cabernet Inn has the perfect balance of romance and elegance. A simple yet beautiful setting in the White Mountains. Staying true to our motto, “Unforgettably romantic. Exquisitely maintained. Simply…elegant.”

    Privacy & Flexibility

    We understand your need to get-a-way from it all. This is why we made a decision 7 years ago when we became the keepers of the Cabernet, not to be the type of Innkeepers that hovers over you and watch your every move. We are here for you as much or as little as you need us. We respect your privacy so you can keep your independence.

    Hominess and Professionalism

    We go out of our way to provide our guests with the perfect balance of hominess and professionalism.


    The Cabernet Inn Living RoomThe Cabernet Inn is committed to continually evaluating our operations in order to employ more environmentally friendly methods of providing the best service to our guests. We believe that each initiative that we pursue with the help of our guests, no matter how small, helps to preserve our beautiful state for future generations. By working closely with the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging and Restaurant Program, we are becoming aware and learning to use resources more wisely and have decreased our Carbon Footprint by 35%.

    Affordable Rates and Good Value

    You’ll find our rates on average to be a little lower than other quality inns in the area. We also offer an assortment of package deals for special occasions, multiple night stays, outdoor recreation or something just a little different.

  • Inn and Around the Area

    The Cabernet Inn gardenNorth Conway and the Mount Washington Valley. So much to see.

    In the heart of the White Mountain National Forest the Cabernet Inn appeals to adventure lovers whether its hiking, biking, x-country skiing or snowshoeing, you have your choice of ideal terrain right out the back door. The Cabernet Inn is within minutes of 13 ski areas and touring centers, more than 8 historical attractions, six golf courses, and scenic beauty beyond comparison. And for those who find shopping an aerobic adventure, Mt. Washington Valley’s renowned outlets including Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, boutiques, craft shops, art galleries and antique emporiums are enough to get the blood pumping!

    The beautiful Mount Washington area is a recreational paradise that has few rivals. It’s where New England’s highest peak at 6,288 feet stands majestically and beckons to all of us to enjoy its beauty and its challenges. It’s hard to imagine an outdoor activity that can’t be found here. And for a breathtaking view, just take a stroll 2 minutes away from the Inn to the scenic Intervale.

    Winter’s magical beauty will leave you breathless with icy ledges and frosty peaks. The Inn is located directly on the trails of the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Center. These trails offer groomed access to ideal cross country and snowshoeing terrain. There are even star gazing and full moon tours that can be combined with a stay at The Cabernet Inn.

    The Cabernet Inn kayakingFor the non-skiers in the group, Mt. Washington Valley offers a myriad of outdoor activities. Enjoy sleigh rides and winter horseback trail riding. For those who enjoy ice, there’s ice skating, a world of ice climbing terrain (considered to be some of the best in the country), renowned ice climbing clinics and schools for everyone from the intimidated beginner to expert. And for those looking for the total outdoor winter adventure you can try dog sledding, snowmobiling or take a ride up Mt Washington on the Snow Coach.

    In the spring, summer and fall, the Valley is alive with all that the White Mountain National Forest offers – scenic waterfalls, swimming holes, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, slope side horseback riding, biking, tennis, walking, canoeing and even meandering slowly down the Saco River in a tube or kayak. You can spend your days enjoying the historic attractions, and scenic drives through covered bridges and tiny villages, moose tours, 200 shops and outlets, antiques, crafts, fine dining, theatre, outdoor concerts, train rides, picnicking, spas, along with a different golf course for each day of your stay, if that’s what you choose.

    Each day, guests of the Cabernet Inn return back from a full day of recreation, bursting with wonderful memories of a region of New Hampshire that’s packed with history, natural beauty and entertainment. The Cabernet offers the ideal ending to a day packed with outdoor adventure and scenic beauty. We’re here to make certain your stay in the White Mountains brings you the peace and serenity living in this valley has brought to our lives. It is our pleasure to help you make your vacation full of fun and adventure.

  • How to Find Us

    From Route 95 North

    1. Follow Route 95 North into New Hampshire
    2. Take Exit 4 (a left-hand exit) for the Spaulding Turnpike, Route 16 North, and the White Mountains
    3. Follow Route 16 North into the village of North Conway
    4. The Cabernet Inn is approximately 1 1/2 miles north of the center of the village on Route 16/302, on the left, with a large green and white sign out front. The Inn itself is burgundy in color with green shutters

    From Route 93 North

    1. Follow Route 93 North into New Hampshire
    2. Take Exit 23 and follow Route 104 East toward Meredith
    3. In Meredith, pick up Route 25 East and follow it toward Ossipee and the junction of Route 16

    As an alternate route, you may continue on Route 93 North to exit 32, which is Route 112 East, also called the Kancamagus Highway. Follow the “Kanc” to Route 16 North, and continue as below. (Note: The Kanc is very scenic, but full of twists and turns, and can be hazardous at night or in inclement weather.)

    Follow Route 16 North into the village of North Conway

    The Cabernet Inn is approximately 1 1/2 miles north of the center of the village on Route 16/302, on the left, with a large green and white sign out front. The Inn itself is burgundy in color with green shutters.

    1. The following shortcut will allow you to bypass a portion of Route 16 in North Conway when traffic is heavy heading into the village
    2. Follow Route 16 North past the intersection of Route 16 and the Kancamagus Highway (Route 112) into Conway
    3. At the traffic light by the “Echo Group” office park sign, turn left onto Washington Street
    4. At the fork, bear left onto West Side Road
    5. Follow West Side Road for 6.4 miles to the stop sign
    6. Turn right onto River Road
    7. Follow River Road for 1 mile to the traffic light by the Eastern Slope Inn
    8. Turn left onto Route 16 North
    9. Follow Route 16 North for 1.4 miles

    The Cabernet Inn is on the left, with a big green and white sign out front. The Inn itself is burgundy in color with green shutters.

    Physical Address

    3552 White Mountain Highway

    North Conway, NH 03860

    GPS Location

    N 44 degrees 04.408 minutes

    W 71 degrees 08.502 minutes