Three Chimneys Inn

17 Newmarket Road , Durham, NH 03824 USA (Show map)


The fully restored 1649 Homestead and Carriage house overlooking formal gardens, the Oyster River and the old Mill Falls offers a captivating glimpse of Colonial country life. In our elegantly appointed accommodations you will find gas fireplaces, four poster canopied beds and Edwardian bed drapes, rich tapestries and oriental rugs. Added comforts include full private baths and oversized tubs . All 23 rooms are in the historic buildings. "Maples" with it's four fireplaces and Georgian furnishings offers dining in a candlelight atmosphere. The "Tavern" with its granite walls, fireplace and massive beamed ceilings provides a cozy spot for causal dining. Banquet and conference space to accommodate up to 100.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.2

What a gem

4.2 on December 25, 2014

The Three Chimneys Inn is a wonderful bed and breakfast! I have stayed here a few times and like to try different rooms in the carriage house. The ones with gas fireplaces and hot tubs are my favorite in the winter. They have a lovely formal dinning room and a GREAT little Tavern downstairs in the main house. The menu varies and the meals have always been very good. The staff has always been very pleasant and are always available to make your stay more comfortable.

Clean and charming

4.6 on August 10, 2013

We arrived late and left fairly early, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Three Chimneys. We loved the ambiance of the room, and the modern bathroom! The bed was comfortable, and we opened the skylight so we didn't need the air conditioner. . I would have preferred the lamps to have lighter shades, and thus give a little more light to the room, but that is a personal preference. We would definitely recommend this inn to others.


4.2 on March 30, 2013

Great location; lovely room especially with the fire place to warm us; would like more light for reading in bed. Wish we had eaten dinner at the restaurant... smelled great!

Nice getaway

4.6 on February 21, 2011

The inn was very lovely and beautifully frunished, the staff was very friendly and accomodating and the food was excellent. Very good value for the money. We had a very nice mini vacation, enjoyed our stay and would recommend to our friends and family.

charming, beautiful inn

4.8 on April 15, 2009

charming, beautiful inn with tastefully decorated rooms, lovely antiques, and brimming with charm! Attached restaurant and tavern delightful!

Cozy & Unique Location

4.8 on March 22, 2009

Food was delicious, large portions and beautiful presentation. The rooms are very spacious, comfortable and cozy. The breakfast was hearty served with excellent service with a smile. I especially enjoyed the afternoon social on the screened in porch overlooking their lush gardens. The Inn brings you back in time...Sits hidden on top of a hill, amazing how large and private. Worth the trip for dinner and an overnight stay--very charming!

Excellence in Food, Room, Staff

5 on April 16, 2008

Wonderful dinner and complimentary breakfast way exceeded my expectation.

Disappointed in Durham

4.4 on January 21, 2008

Entrees and dessert was not even adequate. Pork was overcooked, caesar salad didn't even resemble a caesar salad and chocolate cake was very dry. 20% tip was put on bill although service was extyremely slow and not worth 20%.

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Location Type

Formal Garden, University, Historic District, Waterfront, Countryside


Manchester, NH (MHT) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From Boston- Take Rte 95 North - through the New Hampshire Toll Plaza to the left hand Exit 4 (Spaulding Turnpike/Rte.16) After crossing the bridge in Newington, take Exit 6W (Durham/Concord) via Rte 4 West. Proceed 5 miles to the Durham/Rte 108 Exit. At the bottom of ramp take a left onto Rte 108 South/Newmarket Road. At the intersection continue left on 108 South - to your left will Durham Town Hall and then you've reached the Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Golf, Whale Watching, Island Cruises, Strawberry Bank Museum, Historic Portsmouth, Rugged coastline, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Wedding Facilities , fold away bed, Hair Dryer, Makeup Mirrors, Highspeed wireless internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Whittemore Center, Walking trail in historic dist, Outlet shopping, University of New Hampshire, Apple & berry orchard, Boating on the Barrier Isles, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required See eye dogs allowed
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Occasionally
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: An advance or one nights lodging is required at the time of reservation via creidt card.
  • Cancellations: Refundable if cancelled within 4 days of arrival less a $25.00 credit card processing fee.
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Karen Meyer

Languages spoken

English, Japanese

About the innkeepers

Karen Meyer-Innkeeper

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00am to 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: The Terrace, The Screen Porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

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