by Michael Blanding
The Cranmore Inn has been a guesthouse for over 150 years, ever since the railroad first started bringing summer visitors to North Conway. It is well-kept for its age, with clean, cheery dÃ©cor and modern amenities including a sizeable outdoor pool and hot tub. The grounds include a large backyard for running around, and most of the rooms can accommodate up to four guests on double queen beds or sleep sofas. The inn also includes several larger suites that can accommodate six people, as well as an apartment complete with kitchenette.
Our Editor Loves
- Historic charm
- Outdoor pool and hot tub
- Large kitchenette apartment
- Family Room 5+
This was a 5 star experience. A fire made outside every night, home made complimentary snacks at tea time, and a fantastic free breakfast. The house has been updated and gorgeous. The owners clearly have a tremendous amount of pride in what they do. It's also historical and right in the center of North Conway.
We stayed at the inn over labor day weekend, and it was a wonderful visit. First thought was how picturesque the building looks as you pull up, and it's convenient location to downtown (5-6 minute walk to Conway Scenic Railroad, Zebbs, and other downtown locales). On our arrival, we were warmly greeted by Christopher, one of the innkeepers, who gave us a brief but detailed tour of the property. They really had thought of everything, daily breakfast made to order with several options, afternoon snack with coffee, wine fridge and wine glasses available, hot/cold water dispenser with hot cocoa and tea bags available, and even a little fridge for guest use! The pool was very nicely sized and got lots of sun daily, it also had more than enough lounge chairs to go around! They also have a fire pit they light nightly, and we got to know some of our fellow guests while sitting around it! Overall it was sad to have to check out, and we can't wait till we can visit again! Their motto is "your home away from home", and they really do make you feel like family!