The Darby Field Country Inn and Restaurant Announces Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Step back in time at the Darby Field Inn, with a romantic horse drawn carriage ride. Experience the spring beauty at it's best as your carriage ride for two, pulled beautiful Welsh Cob or Belgian horses wisps you away through the woods and to a meadow overlooking the Mount Washington Valley. Rides depart and return at our doorstep and are open to houseguests and public alike!
Nighttime rides feature lantern lit paths, romantic moonbeams and stunning star filled sky. The carriage is fitted with lamps, which add to the ambiance. Daytime rides feature a spectacular view of Mount Washington. After your half hour ride, complete the evening with a five-course candlelight dinner.
Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sun.
Dinners are served beginning at 6pm.
Cost per Carriage Ride: $75 per couple
$95.00 for four
Gift Certificates Available. Great Birthday, Christmas, Wedding or Anniversary gift!!!
Call the Darby Field Inn for reservations at 447-2181 in New Hampshire and 800-426-4147 US and Canada.
THINGS TO DO AT THE DFI IN THE Winter
* Take a horse drawn sleigh ride from our front door.
* Ice skate in the Olympic sized skating arena in Conway.
* Go ice climbing, cross country or down hill skiing, snowshoeing or snowtubeing.
* Scenic driving through the White Mountain National Forest...site of some of the best winter view's in the world!!!
* Treat yourself to a great massage or reflexology by Maria!
* Relax by the fireplace with a good book.
* There's always shopping, over 90 stores in all!
Check out our Links Page to find out opening and closing times for local attractions.
Isn't it time to cleanse your body and mind of everyday worries and stress? Then the Darby Field Inn awaits you. Amidst the White Mountains and our award winning gardens, the Darby Field Inn is a perfect setting for a Retreat and Renewal Weekend.
The morning after you arrive, begin by releasing stress through Yoga, Movement and Meditation. Our hardy, healthy breakfast will boost your energy level to adventure. Afterwards, experience the endless activities that the Mount Washington Valley has to offer. Visit over 100 outlets for tax-free shopping. In the afternoon, your scheduled therapeutic massage or reflexology treatment and our class on Aromatherapy and their Healing Properties will be a perfect way to end the afternoon. After your relaxing day at the Inn, our chef will prepare a gourmet meal for you to enjoy in our candlelit dining room featuring spectacular mountain views. That night, star gazing on the patio, or simply a stroll down our unwinding dirt road would be a great way to spend the evening before you retire.
Upon awakening, the sound of birds, and the peacefulness of the Inn will set your mind at ease. The morning Yoga class and full country breakfast will be the perfect way to end your Retreat and Renewal Weekend. Come Monday, everyone will just love your new attitude. So, reserve now for your Retreat and Renewal Getaway. You deserve it!!
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June 7,8; 14,15; 21,22.
MEET THE INNKEEPERS|
Marc & Maria Celebrate Their 23rd Anniversary of Innkeeping!
May of 2002 marks Innkeepers Marc & Maria Donaldson's 23rd year of welcoming guests to the Darby Field Country Inn & Restaurant. After graduating Syracuse University in 1970, Marc apprenticed under Japanese Master Chef Hiroshi Hayashi, who was himself trained in a Japanese inn. It was he who planted the seed in Marc's mind to someday to own an inn.
Marc spent several years in the restaurant business, helping to open a restaurant in Colorado, working in a Boston Japanese-style natural food restaurant, and managing a restaurant in Caracas, Venezuela. It was in Caracas where he met and married Maria Lastra, a native of Spain, who was working as a journalist for radio, television and magazines. After extensive travel, Marc and Maria settled in Jamaica, Vermont where Marc was head chef at the Three Mountain Inn.
"It was my long time dream to own an inn," Marc said. "But buying the Inn was like standing at the top of a high diving board...Once you decide to go, you just have to jump." And jump they did. The first place he and Maria looked at was the Darby Field Inn; one month later, May 2, 1979, they owned the Inn. He and Maria, two year old Jeremiah and six month old Heather moved in, and after one month of renovations, opened the Darby Field Inn. It is here they have made a country home for their children, Jeremiah, Heather, Damien and Tess, and have made visitors to the Mount Washington Valley feel at home.
Now, Jeremiah is 25 and managing the inn's restaurant with the help of his wife Gosia, Heather is in graduate school, Damien is a junior in college and Tess is a junior in high school. Marc continues to oversee the inn and Maria still does most of the baking and breakfast cooking.