Isaac Merrill House

720 Kearsarge Rd , North Conway, NH 03860 USA (Show map)


The Isaac E. Merrill House Inn is over 230-years old and located just over a mile from the quaint village of Conway. Built in 1773, the inn was originally a farm house for local resident Isaac Merrill and his family. Over the years, Isaac allowed artists from Boston to stay at his house in exchange for help on the farm. By 1850, the Merrill family had sold the house to the Russell family, who proceeded to use home as a full-time inn. By the turn of the century, the Russell's had erected four more buildings. During that period, this grouping of resort buildings was collectively known as the "Village of Inns," lodging up to 200 people at a time.



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  • Guest room3.3
  • Service3.3
  • Value3.3
  • Cleanliness3.5
  • Onsite Dining3.5

Beautiful old house with needs

2.6 on September 06, 2014

Room door with excessive gap all around. We heard the next occupant room snoaring in the night. We admit this is a beautifyl 200 years old house but needs some restaurations. Breakfast and location great. Thank you!

Innkeeper Response
Yes, we just last week dropped $55,000 on a new roof. Takes a long time around here to accumulate that kind of cash.

Nothing wrong with it but not great either

3.0 on March 14, 2014

It is in a good location with it only being a few blocks off of the main drag in North Conway and the price is right so those were pluses. The inn keeper was there waiting when we checked in and that whole process was quick and painless. She informed us of the free wine and cheese in the afternoon and breakfast in the morning. The house itself is exactly what others have said. It is an old house that feels that way. Harrow hallways, creeky floors and the like are throughout the house but it didn't feel unsafe or dirty.. just old. The bed was very comfortable and it had a small tv in there which was fine. We missed breakfast in the morning so I can't talk about the food but everything was ok- nothing special or over the top but a fine place to stay for the money.

charming. But left much to be desired.

2.6 on December 13, 2013

Room was nice. Fireplace was perfect. The picture online shows a big soaking tub. Our tub was average sized and dirty. We didn't even shower before we left bc we were too grossed out. Price was good. Breakfast was good. The waitress was ornery and unwelcoming. There was Noone there to check us or. So we just left our key. It wasn't the cheery experience we were looking for.

Our Hooneymoon

4.2 on April 28, 2012

This Inn was really nice and just what my husband and I were looking for. We stayed there in September of 2011 for our hooneymoon and stayed two night. We had a large private room with a private entrance. THe gentleman seemed rush but from what I heard he was also helping other people he knew with their Inn so he was being bounced around. That was the last time we saw him. The breakfast the next day was good and filing. This was my first time at a B&B and I liked it. I didnt want the weird people who own the inn you feel obligated to talk to. We wanted to be by ourselves and enjoy our time as newly weds. WIll be returning now that we are pregnant and want to enjoy a babymoon!!!!

Great Stay

4.0 on August 14, 2011

We were very happy with our stay. We stayed in the room that has the 2 person jetted tub. We love that room. It has a private enterway. Very private. We will be staying again.

Very nice inn

3.0 on August 02, 2011

This was a nice and quiet inn and it was reasonably priced. We were the only couple staying there at the time and the staff was friendly when they were around. Breakfast was nice but it was just a little slow. Understandable since there seemed to only be 2 people working in the kitchen. Our room was quaint and just what we expected. We really had no complaints about this inn at all. The floors were a little crooked in the room but what do you expect with a house that old? I think they have done a great job keeping the inn up to date while still having the old feel to the house.

Suffienct but shabby

2.8 on July 11, 2011

If your looking for that perfect quaint New England B&B this isn't it. But if you need a good deal & comfy bed this will do. The inn is cute but in need of some freshening up. The breakfast was adequate but not timely which was a disappointment as we planned an early morning departure. Overall, it served the purpose, but I will look elsewhere if in the area again.

Stayed in Room 4

2.4 on January 31, 2011

We booked a regular full with fireplace, which was a nice room for the age of the place, but there were dead bugs and the light fixture. The fireplace did not work and we ended up being moved to another room, which was very plain, but the fireplace did work. Walls were a little thin and the comforter on our bed was very faded. Breakfast is the same everyday, which is good, but would be nice with a better variety. If you don't get down early, the food is not replaced quickly and the people working that weekend were not very attentive. We left a sign for maid service, which we never got. And the last thing I would say is they have afternoon wine and crackers and cheese. The crackers and cheese were good, but there was hardly any wine and only 2 glasses left out. For the money, we could have rented a similar room in a motel or cheaper hotel and wished we had, but okay if your just need a place to sleep.

A little disappointed

2.8 on October 19, 2010

I was disappointed when we stayed at the Isaac Merrill House. The website does not show individual rooms and now I know why. Our room had hardwood floors but the carpet from the hallway was cut right off and frayed at the door jam with the padding completely exposed. The bathroom sink had a cloth draped around it that was half hanging off. The room was furnished with odds and ends. The bed however was very comfortable. Our reservation confirmation said Queen room with fireplace but there was no fireplace in the room. On a positive note, the downstairs great room with fireplace was very nice and a comfortable place to talk with other guests. There was wine and cheese in the evening but when it was gone, it was not refilled when other guests came in. Plenty of free parking. Mostly disappointed in the quality of the room.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, We hear you and repairs have been ordered. Thank you for your stay.

A charming inn with a delightful, personable innkeeper

4.8 on October 17, 2010

This is the most charming inn! During a recent tour of New England with my mom, we stayed in several places, and this was the best! The house is lovely, the breakfast was fantastic - the best pancakes ever! - and the staff was personable and professional. I would definitely stay here again!

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Rooms & Rates

Premium Jacuzzi Suite

A Premium Jacuzzi suite has over 400 square feet, king sleigh bed, private bath, cable tv and fireplace and 2 person Jacuzzi in the room. All rooms include a/c, cable tv, WiFi Internet, breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $229

Classic Queen Bed

Classic Room - Queen bed with private bath, cable TV & A/C in Summer, WiFi and includes afternoon welcome reception and breakfast in the morning and afternoon wine and cheese.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $89

Classic Room w/ 2 Doubles

Classic Room with 2 double beds and private bath, cable TV & A/C in Summer, WiFi and includes afternoon welcome reception and breakfast in the morning and afternoon wine and cheese.. $15 per addition child child under 17, $30 per additional guest of 17 and over.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $89

2 Room Family Suite

Family suites have 2 rooms,1 with queen bed and 2nd room with either double or 2 twins. Includes private bath, tv and a/c. Breakfast in the morning and afternoon wine and cheese. We can not guarantee the double or 2 twins in the 2nd room. Over 400 Square Add $15 per day for children and $30 for extra adults.

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

$99 - $159

Classic Queen w/Fireplace

Classic Queen Size Bed with Fireplace, uniquely decorated and has a private bath, color tv with cable, phone, a/c in summer, and comes with breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

Check Dates



Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 60 miles

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Cancellations: All reservations made for the Isaac Merrill House are pre-paid and cancellable up to 15 days prior to arrival with a $20.00 service fee. After 15 days prior to arrival, all reservations and deposits are non-changeable, non-cancellable and non-refundable. All reservations made within 15 days of arrival are considered non-changeable, non-cancellable and non-refundable. If something should happen last minute, call the inn and we will send you a voucher




Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian