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 room4.2
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Great All Around

5 on October 13, 2016

We had such a nice stay! Gorgeous property and very comfortable rooms. The garden sitting area is wonderful! We enjoyed delicious breakfasts, excellent staff,and goodconversation with the charming owners. The horseback riding was our favorite!

Great place to stay in North Conway

4.6 on October 08, 2016

My husband and I recently visited the White Mountains in New Hampshire. North Conway was a great place to have a "base" from where we could make multiple day trips to waterfalls, the Conway Scenic Railway, the Kancamagus Hwy, Franconia Notch State Park and many other sites. The home was warm and welcoming and felt like we had our own "house" in the mountains to come back to. Charlene and Rick were wonderful hosts, friendly, and full of suggestions for places to visit. We also enjoyed a wonderful horseback ride on property (they have 22 horses and 70 acres that run along the Saco River). I would highly recommend the Farm by the River to anyone traveling in that area!

We had the best time.. love the horses..

4.8 on September 07, 2016

Robin mullins

Weekend getaway

3.0 on September 02, 2016

Felt as though it was dated and needed some work. Rooms were small. Owners very hospitable and accommodating. Location was great and easy to find.

Relaxation and Horses

4.2 on August 26, 2016

My family and I stayed for 4 nights in this B&B and used it as our home station for exploring this region. The hosts are very accommodating, informative, and available. The rooms are comfortable and the bed we had was extremely comfortable. The breakfast was served outdoors when the weather permitted. The food was outstanding. We also went on a carriage ride one day and horseback riding the other. It was not the best trail, but it was relaxing. I have no significant complaints or concerns and I would stay again at this location. I am a hard grader which is why they didn't get outstandings in all categories, but do not hesitate staying with Rick and Charlene.

Very Relaxing

3.8 on August 20, 2016

A terrifically relaxing and laid back b&b on a lovely farm. Rick and Charlene are lovely and were very accomodating. Although we were disappointed they didn't have riding hacks as expected (with trotting and cantering for intermediate riders), they put us in touch with very local places who did. Very charming place, great breakfasts on the rerrace overlooking the fields and horses, and lots of rocking chairs and sun lougers for chilling out in the sun or shade. Highly recommended. Philip Scotland

Excellent choice

5 on August 08, 2016

Peaceful, quiet, close to many activities, and a wonderful place to stay.

Enjoyed our stay

4.2 on July 27, 2016

Rick, Charlene and Holly were welcoming and very helpful and their B&B was comfortable, charming and peaceful. The pony rides were a highlight of course, with plenty of beautiful places to enjoy nearby: Echo Lake, Diana's Baths and plenty of really good places to eat.

nice place to stay

3.2 on June 02, 2016

My family and I enjoyed our stay, and my two sons loved riding horses for the first time.The trail ride went around the pretty farmland and down the forest paths close to the river. The Farm is close to downtown North Conway and other major attractions. Echo Lake and Diana's Bath are nearby and are a must-visit. The breakfast was excellent, our rooms were comfortable, and our hosts were friendly and helpful.

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3.8 on May 09, 2016

Room was fun - had great views as promised and was clean. Mattress and bedding was comfortable. Rick has all the info you need to know - just tell him what you are looking for and he'll point you in the right direction. The property and location and beautiful and convenient!

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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!