5 Best Bed and Breakfasts in North Conway

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Bed and breakfasts in North Conway are among the best bed and breakfasts in New Hampshire! This wonderful little resort town knows how to do cozy accommodation. Whether you’re looking for home-style comfort on a budget or a luxury stay with breathtaking views, there’s a North Conway bed and breakfast right for you.

Located in the heart of the White Mountains, the village of North Conway has a population of just 2,000 people. That said, the population swells from New Englanders coming here for year-round getaways. There’s wonderful hiking in the summer, jaw-dropping foliage in the fall, and excellent skiing in the winter. Year-round, there are tons of things to do in North Conway for every kind of traveler.

We at New Hampshire Way love staying at family-owned bed and breakfasts whenever we can, as it’s often a more unique experience with warm hospitality (and a far cry from chain hotels). And you can’t beat waking up to freshly made eggs and bacon from a smiling innkeeper!

Whether you’re visiting in the summer to take the Mount Washington Cog Railway, want to drive the Kancamagus Highway in the fall, or take a sleigh ride in the winter, or even just tax-free shopping at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, we’re sure you’ll love one of these terrific North Conway bed and breakfasts.

This post was most recently updated in May 2023.

Red Elephant Inn in winter, courtesy of the property

Red Elephant Inn Bed & Breakfast

Red Elephant Inn is comfortably modern, while maintaining the New England farmhouse charm you hope for in North Conway. The Red Elephant Inn bed & breakfast is open for all four seasons, and is located on a quiet wooded lane just off the main route, a 15-20 minute walk from the heart of North Conway.

The inn’s setting feels private, peaceful, and convenient to all that North Conway has to offer without being right in the middle of things. Dozens of trailheads are nearby, and nature lovers will feel right at home in the White Mountains.

Features include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, front and back porches, a cozy library with a fireplace, and amazing views of the Moat Range. The autumn foliage is spectacular! A three-course breakfast is offered at the start of each day in the dining room, and warm beverages and snacks are available any time of day in the guest wet bar. You might find it hard to step foot out of this inviting space once you’re snuggled up next to someone special with a mug of hot cider in hand.

This bed and breakfast features eight uniquely charming and cozy themed guest rooms. Three of the rooms feature king beds while the others have queen beds.

Check availability and prices for the Red Elephant Inn here.

A bed and breakfast with colorful rugs, plush sofas, and a fireplace.

Cranmore Inn

The Cranmore Inn has been a refuge for North Conway travelers since 1863. This bed and breakfast features a blend of modern sensibility with old-world charm, known for providing a boutique hospitality experience that is both professional and personal. Features include complimentary parking, electric vehicle charging stations, excellent hot breakfasts cooked-to-order, afternoon snacks, concierge services, and as much or as little suggestion and guidance as desired from their Innkeepers and staff. They’ve been a staple in the community for over 100 years. You can trust you’re in good hands while lodging at the Cranmore.

The Cranmore Inn’s location simply cannot be beat. It’s a perfect home base for a vacation in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The Inn is located just a 2-minute walk from North Conway Village and the Conway Scenic Railroad, with cross-country and downhill skiing on Cranmore Mountain close at hand. Whether you’re hoping to hit the slopes, the golf course, mountain biking trails, or simply explore local shops and partake in local fare, the Cranmore Inn is right where you need to be for a convenient and comfortable getaway.

The property features a seasonal heated pool, plenty of fireplaces for New Hampshire winters, and a year-round outdoor hot tub.

The Cranmore Inn (not to be confused with the Cranmore Mountain Resort) features 20 unique accommodation possibilities. Choose from more intimate Queen and King guest rooms, to spacious deluxe rooms and suites, and even apartments with kitchens.

They’re all designed with the integrity of their historic space in mind, but feature a mix of modern amenities that will ensure today’s guests feel right at home. You can expect lots of windows and natural light, cozy bedding and sitting areas, complimentary wifi, flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and private baths in each room or apartment. Some spaces feature extra amenities like fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs, and even balconies. Upstairs and downstairs accommodations are available.

Check availability and prices for the Cranmore Inn here.

A white home with red roof
The outside of Buttonwood Inn, photo courtesy of the property

The Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise

If you’re looking for a true New Hampshire mountain getaway outside of downtown North Conway look no further than The Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise. This renovated 1820’s farmhouse features a traditional country charm with personal decorative touches and modern amenities. Wide pine floors, antique pieces, stenciling, and murals can be seen throughout the Inn. Comfort is the name of the game at the Buttonwood Inn.

Features include a seasonal heated pool, year round hot tub, gas and wood fireplaces throughout the space. There is also a game/media room, porches, plenty of outdoor seating areas, fire pits, and lawn games. Not to mention access to hiking trails at Merriman State Forest right outside their back door!

Located just a 5-minute drive from downtown North Conway, the Buttonwood Inn sits on 5.5 acres of secluded forested land at the base of Mount Surprise and Bartlett Mountain. Nature lovers will relish in the wildlife, fresh mountain air, and hiking trails. This beautiful haven is conveniently close to all of the outdoor adventures and activities that New Hampshire has to offer, while offering a secluded mountain feel and boutique amenities within close driving distance to local shopping and restaurants.

The Buttonwood Inn features 10 guest rooms with private baths, ranging from Twin to King-size beds. Each room is individually decorated, and features include custom-made furniture, hand-painted murals, and period decor. Each room features a smart TV, charging stations, complimentary wifi, and sparkling water.

All lodging includes a hearty gourmet breakfast featuring fresh local ingredients, with dietary restrictions taken into consideration as needed. Sweet and savory breakfast entrees are served on alternating days. Savory breakfast mornings start off with a quick bread or muffin and juices, and sweet breakfast entrees include a protein.

If you prefer a lighter start to the day homemade granola, yogurt, fresh fruit and toast are available as well. Additionally, homemade savory and sweet snacks and refreshments are offered each day in the dining room.

Check availability and prices for the Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise here.

A sprawling mint green home with a gray roof
The outside of Spruce Moose Lodge, photo courtesy of the property

Spruce Moose Lodge

The Spruce Moose Lodge is a cozy old fashioned bed and breakfast featuring rooms and dog-friendly bungalows and cottages. Their 1890’s farmhouse is quaint and charming, and the decor calls back to days of yore. One of the highlights of the space is its great room. It’s the perfect place to relax after a fun-filled day spent on the slopes, hiking trails, or exploring North Conway! Warm and inviting, you’ll enjoy peaceful nights in front of the fire in autumn and winter, or the refreshingly cool evening breeze in the summertime.

Located just a 5-10 minute walk from the heart of downtown North Conway, the Spruce Moose has you in an ideal location to set out and explore.

The Spruce Moose Lodge has 8 recently renovated rooms located in two wings separated by the Great Room. They embrace their historic space, and kindly remind us that the bedrooms of homes in 1890 were smaller than we’re perhaps accustomed to today. Decorated in a vintage farmhouse style, you’ll feel comfortable and right at home in your beautiful air conditioned room with a private bath and queen or full-size bed and free wifi.

The Spruce Moose Lodge is an excellent launching pad for your New Hampshire vacation! Wake up rested and refreshed, head down to the lodge dining room for your complimentary hearty farmhouse breakfast, and then set out on an adventure before returning to the cozy Great Room for some R&R at your B&B.

Check availability and prices at the Spruce Moose Lodge here.

Accommodation Beyond North Conway B&Bs

The Swiss Chalets Village Inn, a family-friendly place, is located in Intervale, just minutes away from North Conway and offers reasonable rates, a heated outdoor pool, rooms with a jacuzzi tub, and are just minutes from Story Land.

Red Jacket Mountain View Hotel is another top family-friendly choice — not least because if gives you access to Kahuna Laguna, a year-round indoor water park. (2023 Update: Red Jacket Mountain View Hotel is currently closed due to a fire and a reopening date has not yet been announced.)

And for something truly different, check out the Adventure Suites for some of the wackiest themed hotel rooms we’ve seen anywhere in New England!

2023 Update: A previous version of this post recommended Eastman Inn, which has since closed.

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