Merrimack Valley Region

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~Robert Frost

You can take both roads in the Merrimack Valley Region of New Hampshire where you’ll find New Hampshire’s largest cities, some of the oldest towns, and welcoming bed and breakfasts throughout. Experience for yourself the farm that inspired many of Robert Frost’s most enduring poems. The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport makes us the gateway to New England (use MHT when you search for flights).

The Currier Museum of Art and its mid-century modern Zimmerman House by Frank Lloyd Wright are in the state’s largest city, Manchester. The “Queen City” also boasts 19th Century mills which have been converted in condos, a museum, antique malls and a science center where kids of all ages enjoy the interactive exhibits about the Merrimack River and learn about stewardship of our water resources at the Amoskeag Fishways. The planetarium and space center – McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is in the state capital of Concord. Two family friendly ski areas are in our region: McIntyre and Pats Peak.

Granite Staters enjoy their hikes and nature abounds, even in this most populous region, with rail trails for cycling and walks. Big cities and small towns take pride in their open spaces. The Audubon Center at Massabesic Lake is just one place to get outside. Ask your innkeeper for their favorite.

Another hidden gem is the more than a quarter of a million apple trees waiting for you to pick your own tasty treat. Fruit not sweet enough for you? Combine a visit to Mill Brook Sculpture Garden with Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream Barn for a great day out. Our state parks offer options for every season and interest – from swimming at Silver Lake to discovering history at Taylor Mill. You might discover an 18th century cellar hole while hiking in the Mink Hills or visit America’s Stonehenge to wonder at 4,000-year-old structures. Sophisticates will enjoy our wineries and craft breweries, outlet shopping or touring the Budweiser plant.

Antique stores abound in our region. Several are clustered on Route 101 and Route 101A west of interstate 93 as well as on Routes 4/202/9 east of Concord.

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Meadow Farm Bed & Breakfast

454 Jenness Pond Road, Northwood, NH 03261

Lakes Region
Merrimack Valley Region

(603) 942-8619

Enjoy the tranquil setting of Meadow Farm, located on 50 acres of fields and woods,including a waterfront on a pristine lake providing swimming and canoeing. The historic 1770 authentic New England colonial home was tastefully restored by the present innkeepers … Continue reading

Stillmeadow Bed and Breakfast

545 Main Street, Hampstead, NH 03841

Merrimack Valley Region
Seacoast Region

(603) 329-8381

Stillmeadow was built as a New Hampshire Honeymoon house in 1850 by businessman John Dana Ordway for his wife Marie- Louise Kent. It is now a bed & breakfast, where Margaret Mitchell, a fellow of the British Institute of Innkeeping, … Continue reading

Timber Post Bed and Breakfast

162 Broad Street, Hollis, NH 03049

Merrimack Valley Region

(603) 557-4534

Built in 1774, Timber Post is on over two acres of farmland. We are located just six miles from downtown Nashua, 25 minutes to Boston-Manchester Airport, and an hour to Boston, Timber Post is suitable for both business and leisure … Continue reading

Canterbury Center Bed & Breakfast

2 Baptist Road, Canterbury, NH 03224

Merrimack Valley Region

(603) 783-0206

Canterbury Center Bed and Breakfast, where history meets hospitality, is a small historic guest house in a picturesque and quiet setting, providing quality local produce and clean, comfortable lodging. There is easy access to I93 in the center of the … Continue reading

Henniker House B&B

10 Ramsdell Rd PO Box 191, Henniker, NH 03242

Dartmouth / Lake Sunapee Region
Merrimack Valley Region

(603) 428-3198

Proudly sitting on the Currier & Ives Scenic Byway in the picturesque college town of Henniker, New Hampshire, Henniker House is the ideal base for your New England visit. We’re just minutes away from historical/cultural sights and scenic drives. Just … Continue reading

Iron Creek Farm B&B

42 Warner Road, Salisbury, NH 03268

Dartmouth / Lake Sunapee Region
Merrimack Valley Region

(603) 724-1950

Restored Colonial Farm House with a hospitable welcoming atmosphere We have numerous fireplaces and woodstoves which are cozy in the winter and in summer we have lovely breezes. Our views of nearby Mount Kearsarge are sweeping and peaceful. There are … Continue reading

a victorian, queen Anne style house with turret and external brick chimney

Ash Street Inn

118 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104

Merrimack Valley Region

(603) 668-9908

The Ash Street Inn, located downtown in NH’s largest city, Manchester, boasts 21st century amenities combined with the original charm of an 1885 Victorian home. All rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, wireless internet flat screen TV’s and USB port charging stations. … Continue reading