Lyme, NH 

The Dowds' Country Inn

9 Main Street
On The Common
Lyme, NH 03768 US
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Rates: $125 to $230
Total Rooms: 20
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (14 reviews)


Circa 1780. This 18th-century inn offers pure New England elegance. The historic home, surrounded by a plentiful six acres, rests on The Common in this charming historic village. The grounds include a duck pond, fountain and gardens- a perfect setting for the many parties and weddings held at the inn. The guest rooms are decorated in a warm, inviting style, many feature stencilled walls or country artwork. The innkeepers serve made-to-order breakfasts and an opulent afternoon tea. The staff will gladly help you plan a day trip to enjoy the charm of the surrounding village and nearby places of interest.Publicity and Awards: Boston Globe, Sunday Telegram.Location: Mountains and Country.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $125 to $230
Payment types accepted include Visa, Master Card, Discover, Diners Club and Travelers Checks.
Rooms: This property has 20 total guest accommodations with private bath, 3 suites and 3 conference rooms.
The types of beds available include Queen, Twin and King.


Minimum Stay Requirements: 2 night minimum on weekends. Three night minimum for Dartmouth Graduation.
Cancellation: *14 days prior to stay for refund. All cancellations have a $25 bookkeeping charge. *30 day cancellation for Wedding & Room Blocks, as well as Peak Weekends. **Dartmouth Graduation has a 10% cancellation fee, non-refundable after January of Graduating year.
Pets: Pets Allowed, We welcome well-behaved pets. Although we love pets, as a courtesy to our other guests we do not allow them in the main part of our building. We have three pet-friendly rooms with quick access to the back lawns. Please call for reservations for you and your pet.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Sunday Brunch.
Types of meals: Sunday Brunch, Vegetarian Breakfast, Brunch, Banquet Service, Afternoon Tea, Early Coffee/Tea, Lunch, Catering Service, Dinner, Full Breakfast, Picnic Lunches, Restaurant on Premises, Country Breakfast, Catered Breakfast and Wine.
Amenities In Room: Wireless Internet Access, Turn-Down Service, Telephone, Restaurant, Iron/Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Fireplace, Air Conditioning and Heating.
Amenities On Site: Washer, Suitable for Events, Phone, PC, Limited Handicap Access, Handicap Access, Dryer, Copy Machine, Fax, Computers, Free parking on premise, Gift Shop and Family/Kid Friendly.
Business Traveler Amenities: Internet Access, Hair Dryer, Flexible Check in/out Times, FAX On-site, Desk, Wireless Internet Access and Iron/Ironing Board.


Events Hosted: Weddings, Seminars, Romantic Getaways, Family Reunions and Meetings.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Skiing Cross Country, Skiing Downhill, Sports Events, Major College, Tennis and Water Sports.

Historic Interest

The Lyme Congressional Church, a nearly 200-year-old house of worship with a bell fashioned by Paul Revere, is a popular historic site. The Hood Museum and Baker Library are other nearby historic attractions.
Historic sites nearby: Dartmouth College (10 Miles), Lyme Horse Stables (.25 Miles), Lyme Congregational Church (.25 Miles), Lyme Historians (3 Miles), Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (33 Miles)