ABOUT THE B&B

Welcome to Top of the Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast, a luxury boutique-style bed and breakfast accommodation in New Durham, New Hampshire. We are as individual as our lovely guests. Our gorgeous rooms and personal service offer the perfect bespoke country getaway. 

Make Top of the Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast your destination in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Our bespoke bed & breakfast is centered on six acres of lovely gardens, expansive lawns and venerable trees. In the summer, enjoy our decks and multiple seating options within the gardens. In the winter, warm up by the outdoor fire pit or by the inglenook fireplace. Whatever the season, there’s always a reason to stay at Top of the Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast.

Perched high up on top of New Durham Ridge, we are a short drive from several lakes, nature-lovers’ best spots and charming little towns. Country walks, historic houses, heritage sites, pristine gardens, theaters, museums and galleries galore await.

We are dedicated to providing enriching, authentic experiences; traditional comfort; relaxed and elegant surroundings; healthy cuisine with a twist; and genuinely warm and friendly service. We are excited to be your starting point for adventure, exploration, personal discovery, inspiration and wellness in a spectacular, natural and beautiful setting. We are engaged in our community; support our local economy and enterprise; celebrate our local arts and culture; and share the charms and treasures of our destination.

Guests staying with us enjoy the authentic and charming irregular nature of the layout of an 18th-century building but we recognize that guests with limited mobility may experience difficulties with the natural historic character of the property. Full of period charm, each of our four gorgeous rooms feature designer fabrics, treasured antiques, plump pillows, large comfy beds, in room entertainment, stylish and contemporary en-suite bathrooms and luxurious products to pamper yourself with. 

We have taken great care to preserve the original features of our four guest bedrooms and have reused, whenever possible, any old material that we had to remove in order to add en-suite bathrooms and individual decks. Our rooms combine the best of old and new, giving the rooms a welcoming, contemporary feel with an attention to detail that only a boutique B&B can offer. 

Complementing our guest rooms are several living areas with roaring fireplaces or wood stoves, a bar, a library, a breakfast room and an enclosed porch. Outdoors there are two decks for al fresco dining, a fire pit and several seating areas in our gorgeous gardens. Our New Durham bed and breakfast is open year round and we invite you to visit our area in all of the seasons.

  • 4 boutique guestrooms with en-suites
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Delicious breakfast using local ingredients
  • Dog friendly accommodations
  • Free onsite parking

THE LOCATION


Top of the Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast is the perfect farm stay gateway to amazing activities in any season, whether at one of the numerous lakes, the mountains, the ocean or many of the quaint local towns. You are never far away from a wide variety of activities, from hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, to shopping, antiquing, exploring historic sites, or leaf peeping, just to name a few. You may prefer to relax in the inviting common area next to the fire or outside on our large deck overlooking the fields and the mountains.

winding road viewed from above with fall foliage
historic picture of the farmhouse with people posing in front

THE PROPERTY


Top of the Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast started out as a center chimney Cape in the second half of the 18th century (likely around 1760). The original property comprised at least 100 acres and was sold to Durell Stevens by one of the Libby brothers who lived next door. The structured was converted to a Colonial and Federal style farmhouse in 1810 with the removal of the central chimney (although the original foundation can still be seen in the basement), the addition of breeding stables and a tack room. Unfortunately, the original barn was lost many years ago to a fire. You can find the stones of Durrell Stevens and other members of the family in the private graveyard at the back of the property. We are fortunate to be in a great location and on an unpaved country road with limited traffic. We currently have about 6 acres of gorgeous gardens and wooded areas with the most amazing views of Mt. Washington and the surrounding mountains.