Silver Fountain Inn

103 Silver Street , Dover, NH 03820 USA (Show map)


The Silver Fountain Inn is an elegant early 1870s Victorian that has maintained its original beauty and charm - French Caen sandstone fireplaces, Italian carved moldings, Austrian crystal door knobs, hand-painted canvas, marble baseboards and black walnut staircase. The inn offers 9 beautifully-appointed guest rooms. Each room includes private bath and full breakfast. The large sitting room has baby grand piano, ideal for intimate functions and gatherings. We are 6 miles from UNH and Wildcat country, 10 miles from Portsmouth and 20 miles to area beaches like Rye, York, Kittery and Hampton. and we are 1/2 mile from historical Downtown Dover and its restaurants and brew pubs. We are the perfect venue for hosting your wedding party stay whether your ceremony is at Flag Hill, Hamilton House, Rivermill or another location as transportation is available....beautiful wedding pictures abound! Wedding and baby showers are held here frequently as well as our ornate setting needs no additional decorating. Daily lunch offered Mon thru Saturday 11:30-3 by reservation.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

weekend with friends

5 on January 31, 2016

Every year a group of us book the entire inn; Pam and Jim take excellent care of us, are very helpful and make us feel so welcome. We always hate leaving on Sun, and can't wait to return next year. Thanks so much, Pam and Jim!

Wonderful weekend for our 50th Reunion!

5 on September 23, 2013

We had a wonderful time at the Silver Fountain Inn during our 50th reunion at Berwick Academy. Pam and Jim were wonderful hosts to the members of our class who stayed at the Inn! We had wonderful breakfasts and it was like staying at a very welcoming home! Thank you Pam and Jim for making this such a special time for us. I am already looking forward to the 55th!


5 on September 07, 2013

My wife, Kathy and I spent the past Labor Day weekend with Pam and Jim at their beautiful B & B. We had come to Dover to visit our son who lives there. I found the Silver Fountain Inn on the internet. It was described as an excellent place to stay. We have stayed at many B & B's and excellent just doesn't cover it, heaven is more like it! From the moment we arrived, and were greeted by Pam's secret communication method, and stepped into what would become a place of comfort and friendship over the next few days! Aside from the charm and eloquence a warmth prevails that is hard to describe. We had a wonderful time in Dover with our son. We had also made two lifelong friends, Pam and Jim! When the time came for us to leave, we had a very difficult time to do so because we felt like we were leaving family. It was made easier with the knowledge that we will certainly see them and the Silver Fountain Inn again! BY THE WAY JIM, NEXT TIME DON'T FORGET YOUR PART OF OUR BONDING EVENINGS! I DID BRING THE REFRESHMENT! Love you guys, Rod and Kathy


5 on September 02, 2013

This place is such a gem! The staff was accommodating, sweet and generous. The rooms are gorgeous! We had the vivienne and duchess. Both have such charming and inspiring decor, so comfy and delightful. Breakfast was fresh and filled with so many little treats. Every nook and cranny to this place is memorable and pleasant. It is an absolute no brainer to stay here. The staff does one brilliant job. Bravo! Leanne & Jorge

Great weekend away from it all

5 on August 18, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Silver Fountain. We were in town for the weekend for a family wedding, and loved the proximity of the Inn to town. The rooms were lovely and looked just like they did in the pictures online. The owners were so friendly and welcoming. They even helped me put the finishing touches on a special gift I was preparing. Way above the call of duty! They made us feel like family. Breakfast was delicious and we would definitely stay here again.

Place you'd like to go back to...

5 on July 24, 2013

My first time to stay at a B&B, and I would like to go back here again. Pam is such a gracious host. Breakfast is always good, the waffles, pancakes and french toast were so fluffy. Just how I like them! The room we stayed at is very clean, we got in very late....the AC was turned on already cooling our room. Weather wasn't so great but Pam gave us tips on where to go and what to do - they were all great! Would love to see more of New Hampshire and will stay here again.

What Can You Say! Your Good.. Your good.

5 on February 25, 2013

My wife and I just can't say anything but, We love this place.. Our home away from home. Keep up the good work!! :)

Beautiful, charming elegance and comfort. Very accessible

5 on December 26, 2012

Jade welcomed our wedding party and we relaxed enjoying the ambiance and wonderful food. The comfortable setting allowed us to gather, share stories by the fireplace, or flow into more laughter and stories at the dining table with a delightful breakfast. The accommodations couldn’t have been more in any way and Jade a delight to meet and work with. Our stay here was part of the memorable experience of our daughter's wedding and we appreciate your contribution. Thank You - MOB Fran

Elegant Stay in Dover

5 on November 02, 2012

We visited friends in the Dover area who were unable to provide us with a room and they suggested Silver Fountain Inn. Great suggestion! The Silk Room, bottom floor rear, was large with plenty of furnishings, including a good size bathroom with a marvelous looking tub, queen size bed, and tv. The room was clean and quiet. We arrived after hours, found the key to our room, and quickly settled in. We found cookies and bottled water. The next morning we had breakfast cooked to order. The owners were very pleasant and informative. We had a wonderful time and recommend this B&B to everyone. Christopher D Chamberlin

My Favorite Bed n Breakfast!

5 on September 27, 2012

By far the best BnB my wife and i have ever visited. Every aspect of our stay was perfect. Jade is doing an amazing job and we wish her all the luck in the world. The bed, room, and bath were very nice (we booked the Oak Room) but the breakfast and service was the best. We will definately make a return visit.

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Rooms & Rates


A majestic and romantic room with queen bed plus a queen sleeper sofa. Pink and gold tones, silk paneled walls, custom moldings, marble (non-working) fireplace, large armoire, desk and large bath with claw foot tub/shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $170


A grand richly appointed luxurious room with king canopy bed and double daybed sofa. Cherrywood furniture, warm peach and gold tones, ample windows, large armoire, desk and wheelchair accessible. Large bath with tub/shower. Private entrance.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $180


Warm and enchanting with queen canopy bed in red & white toile, large dresser, vanity and elongated lounge chair. Bath with shower and pedestal sink.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $160


Stately and relaxing with queen carved mahogany bed. Decorated in deep natural tones with large dresser and desk. Shower with pedestal sink.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $160


Charming and pampering, with queen bed and additional cottage twin daybed, dresser, and desk. Decorated in soft tones with garden accents. Bath with shower and pedestal sink.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $160

English Rose

Light and cheery, with queen bed, golden oak floors. Decorated with French charm and elegance. Bath with shower and pedestal sink.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $150


Bright and sunny, with queen bed, desk, and armoire. Decorated in blue and white cottage grace. Bath with shower, pedestal sink.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $150


Spacious and bright, with a QUEEN bed. Decorated in soothing shades of green. This room features an enormous bath with tub/shower. Additional living room with fold out queen couch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $205


Quaint and cozy, with a QUEEN bed. Warm tones of chocolate and cream make this a calming retreat. This room features a large full bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $150

Super Deluxe Queen

Luxurious room with Queen bed and private bath. $20 per additional guest over double occupancy.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $170

Deluxe Room

Beautiful room with Queen bed and private bath. Price based on double occupancy. There is a $30 fee for an additional guest.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $160

Queen Room

Charming room with Queen bed and private bath. Maximum occupancy 2.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $150

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Location Type



Manchester, NH (MHT)

Directions to property:

Take I-95N to the junction of Spaulding Turnpike/Rte 16 (exit 4/left exit). Approximately 10 miles north, take exit 8E onto Silver Street. Proceed 3/10 of a mile. The Silver Fountain Inn is on the left at the corner of Cushing and Silver Street. Parking is in the rear, off Cushing Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Murder Mystery Weekends, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm-7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited By discretion, if other rooms rented by same family, call
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night or 1/2 of entire stay if longer than 2 nights
  • Cancellations: Cancellations require a 14 day notification. If less than 14 days notice is given a refund will be issued only if we are able to rent the room to another party for the same time period. $25 cancellation fee applicable to all cancellations regardless of time frame.
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Pamela & James Pidgeon

Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 8:00-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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