A North Conway NH Bed and Breakfast in the White Mountains

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185 Chase Hill, Albany, NH 03818 email: marc@darbyfield.com
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Christmas Tree Almost Ready to Come Down!

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

I know Christmas and its decorations have been put away for months now, but our tree has been covered in snow! With the warm weather (could it be spring?!) we’ve been having lately, we may actually be able to put it to rest before summer….I won’t be so bold as to say that, though. I’m afraid Mother Nature might choose to give us some more of the white stuff. With the advent of mud season in our near future, we are taking a break until next weekend. This gives us the opportunity to finish projects started months ago and to come up with some GREAT spring/off season specials to offer to guests for the next month or so…check our website frequently to plan your next visit!

The Jankowskis

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007



The Jankowskis

Originally uploaded by darbyfieldinn.

The Jankowskis spent a night with us. They were a good couple with a great sense of humor…we took this shot of them from the patio…that is Moat Moutain in the background, which is a challenging hike for experts.

The Whitmores Enjoy a Carriage Ride!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

The Whitmores were a wonderful couple who reserved a room for one night and ended up staying two…they also sampled all of the in-house services we offer: tandem massage, dinner for two, a carriage ride and cold beverages by the pool. Before they left they made reservations to come back during foliage with their son from Chicago. They were a great couple to fall into conversation with…I’m pleased to see them again in a couple of months!

The Lieblichs Enjoyed Hiking in the White Mountains

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007


The Lieblichs Enjoyed Hiking…

Originally uploaded by darbyfieldinn.

The Lieblichs, from Maryland came to spend a few days with us, then headed on up to Bethlehem for some more New Hampshire vacation. They stayed in a tradtional room, since they spent most of their days hiking and exploring on the Kancamaugus Highway. Suzanne loved watching the birds and did a great job of familiarizing herself with our native species during her breakfasts here…

Crabapple blossoms in our front yard

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Once again, the Darby Field Inn’s flowering crabapple tree has outdone itself…it was loaded with sweet smelling blossoms that had the bees singing its praises. Until the rain came. Even with the gloomy weather this weekend, all our guests were commenting on its plentiful blooms…

This is How Our Garden Grows…

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

The Early Bloomer: Blood Root

Today I was introduced to a wonderful little flower, the blood root, or Sanguinaria canadensis. This innocent looking flower gets its name from it blood colored rhizome. I discovered it leaves a blood colored sappy mess on your hands if you pull it up from the ground. It propagates easily and early, leaving beds clear for later blooming flowers. Flowers tend to bloom en mass, creating a beautiful display in an otherwise unimpressive area. Our resident garden professional, Faye, gave me a few to take home and plant in my own garden. I hope everyone is getting the weather we’ve been enjoying. It is hard to stay in the office on such beautiful days, so we’ve all been pitching in, getting the yards ready. The Inn is open full time again starting May 1st, while the restaurant will only be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the end of May. Great rates are available, so come on up and enjoy the sun!

SLEIGH BELLS ARE RINGING!!!

Thursday, January 18th, 2007


Yes! We have SNOW! Spike is out and happily ruling the sleigh trail! We thought for a moment there he might just pack up and take off for a colder climate, but the big guy stuck it out and now we have enough snow to run our sleigh! He’s one happy horse!

Speaking of happy things, New Year’s here at the inn was a festive and delicious night. Chef Joe was at his finest and we were fortunate to be joined by so many of our old friends who, despite the lack of snow at the time, came to visit with us anyway. We do want to thank our guests for making New Year’s special for everyone here at the Darby.

If you’re thinking of something romantic to do for Valentine’s Day thing SLEIGH RIDE. Experience tells us that romanance blossoms when a couple is snuggled together on a moonlit sleigh ride! Bring along some roses for your sweetie and your sure to have a Valentine’s Day to remember! If you want we can even arrange to have the rose ready and waiting when you get back. You don’t have to be a guest at the inn to arrange a romantic sleigh ride. You can give us a call to reserve a sleigh and dinner package and we’ll do the rest!

Stay warm and we hope to see you soon!

BRRRRR!

Monday, January 1st, 2007


It’s a chilly day to be a bird here at the Darby Field Inn that’s for sure! Today brings us little snow but lots of beautiful ice dripping from the evergreens. We have about four inches of snow or so on the ground, but sadly that is not enough to break out the sleigh just yet. It will however make for some stunning photography for those shutterbugs out there.

Today is January 1, 2007. New Year’s Day. All the weekend guests have left and we have a few moments to sit and reflect on our hopes and dreams for the new year. Not just for our business, but also for each of us individually. What are our aspirations? What lofty resolutions will we set (and okay…most likely break…)? Some of us would like to do more Yoga and become healthier. Others will need our help quitting that smoking habit or losing a few pounds.
What is important to remember about our resolutions is that it is not in success that we will find fullfillment, but rather in the attempt. Every time we attempt to better ourselves in any way, shape or fashion, we cannot help but grow and learn. What more can we ask from any year than to expand the horizons of our bodies, minds and souls?
Ah, enough resolution talk.
This weekend brought many friends old and new to our inn. The fire burned bright, Hadley (a canine legend here at The Darby) popped by for a visit and enjoyed the Patriot’s game with our guests, and we kept the homefires burning in our fieldstone fireplace in the living room. All in all a cozy, comfortable and pleasant New Year’s weekend for all.
Here’s wishing all of you, wherever you are, the happiest of all new years and we do hope that you will come and enjoy this beautiful home with us during the coming year.
Very Truly Yours,
Marc Donaldson, Innkeeper
(and staff!)

HOPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006


Ho! Ho! Ho! Wow things are hopping here! This coming weekend is The Cookie Tour and then it’s holiday time! We’re ready here at the inn. Our decorating diva, Waneeta, has been up to her old tricks and the place looks great! Our multi-talented breakfast chef, Alan, has been climbing around outside and he’s put up wonderful trim for this beautiful old house. Everything looks so nice!

Speaking of things that are “nice” we’d like to remind our faithful readers that it’s time to start chanting for SNOW! Mount Washington is covered with snow and now it’s our turn!

Everyone! All together now!! SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! That’s the spirit! Spike is literally chomping at the bit to get hitched to his sleigh and the skis are practically dancing in the hallway! They’re making so much snow in the ski areas that it looks like a blizzard up there! Trails are opening up daily and the early birds are already on the slopes.

I almost forgot to mention-New Year’s Dinner is booking up fast so if you are in the mood for a feast give us a call at 800-426-4147 or 603-447-2181 and get your dinner reservation in now! Joe will be in full swing in the kitchen and the evening will bring on some outstanding culinary treats!

Hope to see you all soon! And remember, “SNOW! SNOW! SNOW!”

Snow! Snow! We want snow!

Monday, November 20th, 2006


Still no snow (winter of 05 in the picture), but I want to hear all you fans of the fluffy stuff chanting, “Snow! Snow! Snow!” We got teased today with a few scattered flurries! Not fair! We want more!

Wow! We just got the calendar of local events for our area for the winter and I can’t even begin to type everything that’s going on. Since all you skiers and boarders most likely know the incredible abundance of events for you here in the Whites, I’ll move on to activities other than the two biggies.

Close your eyes for a moment. Picture a field covered in pure, undisturbed white snow. In the middle is a lake of ice ready and waiting for you. You lace up the skates and go gliding along hand in hand with your honey. Under the winter sun, with a nip in the air you find yourself feeling alive. Winter’s blahs are gone and replaced with a renewed spirit of romance as you find yourself becoming part of the wonder of Winter.

Maybe skating isn’t your thing. Betcha haven’t built a snowman in a while have ya? Give it a shot yourself here on our wide open fields or come on up January 26th through the 28th to and see how the masters do it! Our neighboring community of Jackson holds its annual N.H. Snow Sculpting Competition the end of January and you won’t believe what they can do with snow! Puts a whole new perspective on “Frosty”!

How about casting away those winter traffic jam blues with a snowmobile tour through the amazing trails all throughout the mountains! Check out LilMan Snowmobile Rentals to do some real “dashing through the snow”!

When you’re done with all that winter fun in the valley lean back on our comfy sofa in front of a roaring fire. Put your feet up. Relax. How about a nice glass of wine or maybe some hot cocoa to warm those bones? We’ll take care of you. We’ve got just what you need. Peace and quiet in here and all the joys of winter waiting for you out there. Come on up for a visit. We’d love to have you as our guest

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Local: 603-447-2181 Reservations: 1-800-426-4147 Fax: 603-447-5726
185 Chase Hill, Albany, NH 03818 - Email: marc@darbyfield.com

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