Farm by the River B&B with Stables

2555 West Side Road , North Conway, NH 03860-5925 USA (Show map)


Superb Setting, Wonderful Food and Friendship- this inn also offers a year-round public stables for horseback riding, carriage and sleigh rides. Located on 70 scenic acres of forest & pastures with Saco River and panoramic mountain views, the inn is perfect for couples & families who love nature! Live the history of this 1771 land grant from K. George III of England-seven generations on the land.This award-winning inn offers a blend of authentic New England charm and luxury in a country setting on the quiet side of North Conway. It is off the beaten path, only 2 miles from North Conway village ctr, Mt. Cranmore & Conway Scenic RR. All rooms and 2 rm suites have private baths, A/C, free Wi-Fi and TV. Some rooms have two-person jacuzzis &/or fireplaces. A deluxe four-bedroom pet friendly vacation rental is available. In the warmer months, inn guests can enjoy a full country breakfast outside on the patio deck with views of our 22 horses, perennial gardens and mountains. In the cooler months, guests can enjoy a cozy fireside breakfast. A Justice of the Peace is available for elopements, weddings. See these and other packages such as Ride & Stay, for families and couples. ON-SITE AMENITIES: stables, Saco R. swimming, & fly-fishing, bird watching, perennial gardens & nature trails with 11 acres of mature maple sugar stands. 1/2 mile away: Echo Lake State Park, Cathedral Ledge, golf, and White Mountain National Forest trails. Nearby: Kancamagus Hwy, & Mt.Washington.




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Unique B&B

5 on January 30, 2014

Rick and Charlene could not do enough for us from arrival to departure. Wonderful people and a great experience. We will definitely come again. Ginny & Mike

Always a great place to stay with a warm welcome

5 on May 25, 2013

We have been coming to the farm by the river for the past three years, and each visit has been exceptional. From the moment you enter, you receive a warm welcome from Rick and Charlene, and you begin to experience the delightful atmosphere of the cosiest, friendliest B&B in North Conway! We always stay in the same room, and its always been clean and well maintained. Breakfast meals are filling and healthy. Its a great feature that they offer horse riding on site, and we loved the new addition of goats to the farm! Looking forward to the next time we visit.

Perfect Getaway

3.8 on May 13, 2013

We had been planning a nature-filled getaway for some time and finally came upon Farm By the River. We could not have been happier with our choice to stay here—from the second we walked in we were welcomed and taken care of. The rooms are perfectly quaint, clean, and cozy and the scenery could not be beat. Breakfast in the morning was to die for and even more so when it was served out on the patio overlooking the mountains. The horses and other animals were all very friendly and a great addition to the stay—especially the goats Max and Freckles that we even got the chance to play with. Tucked away on a quiet road where you can count the number of cars that pass by in an hour while sitting on a rocking chair on the front porch, the bed and breakfast is just minutes from the center of town and tons of delicious restaurants and great shops. RIght down the road are incredible waterfalls at Diana's Baths, Echo Lake State Park, and Cathedral Ledge to tucker you out so you can come back and enjoy some time laying on the outdoor hammock. Needless to say, we will definitely be returning in the future!


5 on November 27, 2012

The Farm was recommended to us by my husband's best friend. She raved about it so we went in August after her wedding. The best, relaxing vacation we've ever had. Charlene makes the best strawberry muffins and we met some wonderful people. We loved it so much we went back that January for our own wedding which Rick officiated. It was beautiful and both Rick and Charlene made our families feel extremely welcomed.

Wonderful Getaway!

5 on August 07, 2012

What a glorious time we had! We intended to stay for two nights, but fortunately were able to stay an additional night. The inn is a short distance from the center of North Conway, but in a relaxed rural atmosphere. The rooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed. Breakfast on the deck overlooking the stable and goats are delicious and varied. The hosts offer tips on a varitey of topics rangeing from where to eat to the many activities and scenic places available. We biked, kayaked and hiked the area. Late afternoons were spent in the garden with a glass of wine enjoying the view. We are already planning a return trip.

Looking forward to going back!

5 on April 22, 2012

This was our first experience at a B&B. Myself and my two horse loving daughters had a vacation that rivaled our trip to Disney World. Charlene and Rick made us feel at home and we wanted for nothing. We rode the horses daily and the guides Sarah and Nancy were wonderful. Echo Lake and Daiana's Falls were less than five minutes away and beautiful spots to see, swim and pic nic. Shops were around the corner as well. The breakfast was great and the beds were comfy. The scenery was breathtaking. We were sad to leave and can't wait to go back in the Fall. Myself and my eleven year old twins highly recommend The Farm By the River. We created many wonderful memories there and look forward to creating more.


5 on February 26, 2012

Farm by the River was wonderful!!! Rick & Charlene were outstanding hosts, Heidi too, and the property was breathtaking. Had so much fun riding the horses and sleigh. Such a beautiful place. Can't wait to go back in the Fall!

Outstanding Experience!

5 on February 21, 2012

I stayed at The Farm and had a wonderful time! The inn keepers Charlene and Rick were the best. They made the experience even more enjoyable. The breakfast they prepared each morning was also a highlight that deserves to recognized. I highly recommend staying here and plan on going back soon!

Honeymooners delight!

4.2 on February 06, 2012

We enjoyed a long weekend honeymoon including beautiful views, horseback riding, great food, hiking, snow tubing and shopping. Thanks for all your help and services Rick, Charlene and staff!

Idyllic getaway

4.0 on January 30, 2012

We would highly recommend staying at Farm by the River. There are incredibly beautiful views from the property and also on the grounds. We enjoyed a wonderful sleigh ride for four with beautiful Belgian horses and would have done more had we had more time to stay but we will surely return.

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Rooms & Rates

Mrs. Carroll's Room

Mrs. Carroll's Room- The room with the views! Luxury, romance, outstanding views of to our gardens, horses and mountains. Offering the best of both old and new worlds, this room with an old fashioned decorum, yet has the modern luxuries: gas fireplace, Smart TV, TWO-PERSON Jacuzzi in the bedroom with a 5'x 5' window that overlooks Mt.Cranmore (lighted for night skiing)and shower bath. Perfect for romantic getaways,elopements and honeymoons. See our Elopement and Romance and Relax packages on our website.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195

Thompson's Room

Another very romantic, corner room w/ floral wall paper, 1 king bed, gas fireplace, SMART TV, TWO-PERSON Jacuzzi with shower bathroom- surrounded by pink Italian tile, maple furniture and floors, w/ oriental rugs. A/C. It has a rocker and a barrel chair with coffee table. It is a corner room with views to Cathedral Ledge, mountains, and perennial garden with pond and horses. This room is named after John Thompson, the original grantee from K. George III of England, in 1771. The inn has been in one family since this time- seven generations on the land.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170 - $195

The Captain's Room

The Captain's Rm: A very light and airy, corner room w/ 1 queen bed with private shower bath, A/C,and free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV. It has maple floors, oriental rugs as well as matching dresser drawers, headboard and side stands. It has 2 barrel chairs and 2 coffee tables.. Views to the Ledges, Moat Mtns. and horse pasture. Fall foliage views. It is named after Rick's (host) ancestor: Capt. Samuel Thompson, Capt. of the militia for NH, Revol. war.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $135

Jodian's Room

Jodian's Rm: A lovely corner room with a queen bed, futon couch that can be made into a twin bed, rocker and coffee table. Private shower bath, A/C, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, view of the horses in the pasture and the lilac trees. This room is especially nice in the winter and spring due to the angle and quality of light at these times.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $100 - $130

Uffers room

This room as all the rooms have a classic B and B look with floral wall paper and family heirlooms. This large room has a king bed, oval jacuzzi surrounded by pink Italian tile and a shower bath, flat screen TV/DVD, Wi-Fi, A/C. It had two windows with views to the resident horses frolicking in the pasture. Rooms are decorated with family heirlooms and photos of the area of days gone by. It has a fold out twin bed for a child under 11 years old. Additional charge for child.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $185

Notch Room

This room has a queen bed with gas fireplace and a big picture window with great views to the horses, gardens and mountains and Carter Notch It has a couch with coffee table in front of this big picture window, WiFi, A/C, a shower bath, and TV/DVD. It also has its own private outside entrance and a patio deck with two chairs and coffee table. Has a double pullout couch for two extra people (extra charge). This is a dog friendly room. Must meet our criteria for a dog. Extra charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $175

Bride/Delue 2 Room Suite

Bride's/Delue's Suite. Brides Rm: large room with one king bed, SMART TV, gas fireplace, A/C, and WiFi. The hostess, Charlene, used this room to get ready to marry her husband Rick- hence the name! This can be rented as a private room with a private shower bath at some times of the year. Call for pricing. the priiing below is based upon 4 people. The connecting rm- Delue's rm, is a large corner rm, carpeted, A/C, WiFi, 1 Queen and 1 twin bed with flat screen TV/DVD. Views to the pasture,gardens, horses and mountains. Extra charge for 5th person. The suite has a private shower bath with small tub. 1/2 of suite can be sold separately with a private bath at some times of the year. Call for pricing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $185 - $210

North Woods/Father's 2 Rm Suite

North Woods/ Father's deluxe two-room suite- perfect for 2 couples or a family of 4. North Woods Rm: Deluxe room with queen bed, TV/DVD, gas fireplace, A/C, WiFi and couch with a coffee table . the couch folds out to a twin bed ( for a child). It is designed with an alpine /north woods theme with pictures of moose, and north woods birds, bear patterned rugs, and Adirondack mirror. This can be rented our by itself with a private bath at certain times of the year. call for pricing. toe other room Fathers Rm: A light and airy corner room w/ 1 queen bed, A/C, WiFi, and TV. it has one rocking chair in it.This was one of the hosts' great grandfather's room, Charlie Thompson. Each bedroom has it's own sink. Both rooms have views out to the horses' pasture and lilac trees. It has a shower bathroom in between the 2 rooms. Great for families or couples. Extra charge for 5th person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $180 - $210

Alpine Moose Cottage

Charming deluxe 4 bedroom,central A/C, 2 story, 2400sq.ft. house- Alpine Moose Cottage -sleeps 8-9 people. Very quiet location- views to the mountains and horses; yr-rd enclosed sun porch, full kitchen, living room w/cable TV/DVD, gas fireplace, couch (an extra queen bed). Upstairs there is a huge master bedroom suite with king bed w/TV and a sitting area with a couch and two chairs. The other room upstairs has 2 twin beds. Downstairs thers is another king bedroom and anther room with 2 twin beds. there are 2 full bathrooms- one with a 2-person jacuzzi and shower bath; the other- a shower bath. Furnished in an alpine/moose theme. It has free WiFi, telephone (land line). Family-friendly. BBQ and table outside. Ask about dogs-extra fee. Price based on no. of people, length of stay and season. Two night minimum. $275 minimum for 2 people and $400 for 7 to 8 people. $450 for 9 people

  • Maximum Capacity: 9
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 1 Queen , 4 Twin

Nightly Rate: $275 - $450

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Location Type

On Forest and pastureland, mtn. views, Hiking and; Nature trails, gardens, on-site Saco River frontage-swim and fish, In the White Mountains, 2 miles from North Conway Village, 5 miles to Kancamagus Hwy., Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Off the beaten path but only 2 miles from DT North Conway, and 7 miles from Jackson. If you are coming from Boston take I-95 North to NH and the White Mtns. take Rte. 16 North to Conway. At the first lighted intersection turn left onto Washington St. Go one block. The road splits- stay left. This puts you onto West Side Rd. Go 5 & 1/2 miles. You will see The big white farm house and red barns on your right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cog Railroad, Storyland, White Mtn. National forest 1/2 mile away, Mt. Washington Auto Rd., Stables at the Farm By the River B & B, Mr Cranmore,Tubing/ski, Attitash, Wildcat skiing, Echo Lake State Park 1/2 mile- swim and hike., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn, Spa, Farm, Chalet, Ranch

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Parking, Piano, Radio, Spa, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Horseback riding yr-rd, pony rides, sleigh & carriage rides for 2 or groups- elopements & weddings, Bird watching, gardens & nature trails, snowshoeing, x-ctry skiing, river swimming & fly fishing, Romantic

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sleigh rides,sleigh ride weddings on site, Moose tours nearby, Fall foliage carriage or wagon rides on site, Weddings, elopements with sleigh or carriage rides,Horseback riding lessons,snowshoeing on site Nearby: Conway Scenic Railroad Kancamangus Scenic Highway/ Mt. Washington, Nordic skiing, downhill skiing., Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00- 8:30 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Allowed to smoke outside- on premises
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Family suites avail. Well supervised children are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Inquire about pets
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night stay on some weekends-
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit in full is required for a one or two night stay to secure a reservation. For three or more nights, a 50% deposit is required. Separate policies for packages.
  • Cancellations: Deposits are refundable in full, minus a $25 service charge per room, if the reservation is cancelled prior to two weeks of the arrival date. During Fall Foliage: Sept. 20- Oct. 25, cancellations must be made three weeks prior to the arrival date. Separate policy for packages.Separate policy for deluxe cottage.



Charlene & Rick Davis

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , 24 horses

About the innkeepers

Rick & Charlene are both nature lovers and have grown up in the hospitality business. Rick a soil scientist-Charlene a landscape architect/artist. Rick is carrying on the family tradition & farm life with the horses-7th generation on the land. They enjoy their guests & sharing the history of the place (1771), gardening tips, identifying the variety of birds at the feeders, talking about their horses (horseback riding, carriage, sleigh rides) and their dog, Heidi, who knows a lot of tricks

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  • Cost: cottage-option
  • Time Served: 8:15 AM--9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Summer: On patio. Winter: Fireside breakfast, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, Vegan

Signature Dish

French Toast souflee with fresh blueberries
Its those secret ingredients!



Special Package

Mother's Day Specials

Mother’s Day Weekend- Your carriage awaits you! Two or three night stay with Carriage ride for 2. May 8,9,10 2015. Package includes: 2 night stay in room of your choice, 2 people Fri., May 8 & Sat. 9th; or Sat. 9 & 10th, a complimentary or a Victorian carriage ride for two or a horseback ride for two people. Come with the whole family and take a 2-room family suite! Queen with private bath for 2 people from $340; King with Jacuzzi OR fireplace $375; King or queen with two person Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and fireplace -from $470; Deluxe 2 room suite for 4 people from $480 (based on 3-4 people/suite.) Add on an extra night for a special rate.

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