The Wilderness Inn Bed & Breakfast
a "Craftsman" style Lodge
57 South Main Street
North Woodstock, New Hampshire 03262
603-745-3890 or 888-777-7813 *

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5 years in a row - 2011 - 2015!

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The Wilderness Inn is snuggled within the White Mountain National Forest, five miles south of Franconia Notch State Park, offering lodging with character in the quaint New England town of North Woodstock, New Hampshire. Built in 1912 as a lumbermill owner's home, the inn still has a craftsman style décor that welcomes guests to this "neck of the woods". Ideally located, we are two and a half hours north of Boston and three hours south of Montreal.

All seven bedrooms and suites, each with a private bath, as well as the "honeymoon" cottage overlooking Lost River, are smoke free and individually decorated. Bathroom amenities include liquid hand soap, bath gel, shampoo, and hairdryer. Each room has individually controlled heat, HDTV, and air-conditioning. The Inn's living room has a large fireplace, the perfect place to savor a cup of hot chocolate after a day of skiing. Free wireless internet service (Wi-Fi) is available throughout the Inn.

Rates are based on double occupancy and include a delicious and generous breakfast from an extensive menu, as well as tea, coffee, hot chocolate available throughout the day. Additional person in room is $20 extra. A one night advance deposit by Visa, Master Card, Discover or personal check is required at the time of making a reservation. A two week cancellation notice is required for deposit refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. Rates do not include $2 Destination Fee. Check in is from 2 to 9 PM; if you need to check in after 9 PM, please call us to make arrangements. Check-out is by 11 AM. Children are welcome. No pets or smoking please.

Room Photos


Caribbean Cottage: Deck overlooking Lost River, queen sleigh bed, cable TV, air conditioning, gas fireplace, refrigerator, bath with 40"x60" whirlpool tub and shower. $160-$195
First Floor Rooms


Italian Suite: Family suite with queen bed, small adjoining room with bunk twin beds, private glassed in sunporch, gas fireplace, HDTV, and bath with 40"x60" whirlpool tub and shower. $160-$195


French Room: Large room with queen 4 poster "cannon ball" bed, HDTV, and bath with 36"x72" whirlpool tub and shower. $145-$180

Second Floor Rooms

Living Room: First Floor, Available for all guests


Australian Suite: Family suite with queen 4
poster bed, small adjoining room with twin bed, HDTV, and bath with large two person shower. $135-$170


Thailand Room: Large room with 2 queen beds, HDTV, and small bath with shower. $125-$165


Indian Room: Medium size room with queen bed, HDTV, and bath with shower $125-$165


New Zealand Room: Small room with double bed, HDTV, and bath with corner shower. $95-$115


Austrian Room: Our smallest room - With slanted ceiling, double bed, HDTV, and bath with tub and shower. $90-$105


7:00am - 10:00 am

Breakfast is served on our enclosed sun-porch Summer and Fall and in the Inn's dining room during the rest of the year.
Breakfast starts with fruit juice, homebaked muffins, fresh fruit salad, and your choice of teas or our own blend of medium and dark roasted coffee beans freshly ground each morning.


Crêpes French Toast Omelets Eggs Continental Breakfast

Selected by Yankee magazine's Editors Choice, Best of New England, "Best Reason To Rise And Shine": "A lumber baron built this 1912 Arts&Crafts home within earshot of the Lost River. Now each guest room evokes a stop on a world tour taken by it's current owners, the Yarnells, when their children were young. Michael's famous breakfasts are open to the public. Our favorite: apple crepes with sour cream and chopped walnuts. Rates: from $95, including full breakfast. 57 Main St. (Route 3), 888-777-7813, 603-745-3890;"

In the New York Times review of Cannon and Loon Mountains, Anita Peltonen wrote: "We stayed at the Wilderness Inn in North Woodstock, eight miles from Cannon and three from Loon. A 1912 green-shingled house built by a lumber baron, the Inn is within walking distance of village restaurants. Tea and mulled cider (are served) by the fireplace... breakfasts (pancakes, crepes, French toast, omelets) are large and homemade." From nearby Cannon Mountain, "views over Echo Lake, Franconia Notch, and the northern reaches of the White Mountain National Forest are the most beautifully rugged I've seen in the Northeast...A skiing-at-the-top-of-the-world feeling comes in here too."

Seasonal Activities

Ski and Stay Packages at Cannon and Loon Mountain for adults starting at $123.00 PP. based on double occupancy

Ski at Loon Mountain (3 mi.), Cannon Mountain (8 mi.), Waterville Valley, Bretton Woods (25 mi.) or cross-country ski on one of the many gentle or challenging trails nearby. A cup of hot chocolate and a blazing fire await your return. Enjoy day and night tubing at Loon Mountain, snowshoeing or snowmobiling, all available in Lincoln/North Woodstock. Take the family out to Windy Ridge Orchards and select your own Christmas Tree, then ride the wagon back for hot chocolate and homemade apple donuts at the lodge. A variety of exciting zip-lining tours in the White Mountains National Forest can be arranged with Alpine Adventures.

Lovers, artists, naturalists, poets... take a bare-footed walk at dawn through the dew. Stroll through the woods, experience indoor or outdoor rock climbing, white water kayaking, mountain biking, or just relax and enjoy nature. The Wilderness Inn is your private retreat.

Summer and Fall
Splash into refreshing rivers, bask in the warm sunshine. Canoe, swim, bike ride, golf, hike, picnic, or visit the many local attractions. Fall foliage is ablaze and vibrant with magenta, gold and violet... experience the magic of the White Mountains in Autumn.

white mountain attractions

Suggested Itineraries from the Wilderness Inn

Day 1
Walk through the Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park. Stroll through the Basin. Take the Cannon Mountain Tramway and marvel at the views from the top. Have an adrenaline rush on the Zip Line with Alpine Adventures. Hike up to Artist's Bluff and Bald Mountain for a picnic. Dine on Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train.

Day 2
Spend the day exploring our "scenic loop". Drive along the Kancamagus Highway, and walk to Sabbaday Falls. Take Bear Notch Road to spectacular Crawford Notch. Hike to Arethusa Falls, or Ripley Falls, or up Mount Willard. See a charming and exciting musical performance at the North Country Center for the Arts The Papermill Theatre. Have dinner at the Gypsy Cafe.

Day 3
Ride the Mount Washington Cog Railway to the highest peak in New England or drive up the Auto Road to the same summit. Take a free tour of the Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods. Walk through the historic town of Bethlehem, NH. Have dinner at Rosa Flamingo's.

Day 4
Explore Lost River Gorge. Spend the day at Clark's Trading Post. Go blueberry picking or apple picking at Windy Ridge Orchard. Rent a canoe or kayak from OBK and paddle down the Pemi River. Take a gondola ride to the top of Loon Mountain. Dinner at the Common Man.

Day 5
Explore the lakes just 35 minutes south of the Inn. Cruise on Lake Winnipesauke or Squam Lake, where the movie "On Golden Pond" was filmed. Hike up to Rattlesnake Mountain or Mount Morgan for a spectacular view of Squam Lake. Eat a delicious Pannini at The General Store in Holderness.


You can get here from there!

Take Exit 32 off I-93. Head west on Route 112 to Route 3. Turn south on Route 3. We are one block south on the right.

Boston, MA
I-93 N, Exit 32
2 1/2 Hrs.

Providence, RI
I-93 N, Exit 32
4 Hrs.

New York City
I-91 N, Exit 17
302 to 112 East
6 1/2 Hrs.

Montreal, Canada
Route 10 to 55 to 91
to 93 South
3 1/2 Hrs.

Portland, ME
Route 302 to
16 to 112 West
3 Hrs.

Soyez les bienvenus!

57 South Main Street
On Route 3, just one block south of Route 112
North Woodstock, NH 03262

Contact us at 888-777-7813, 603-745-3890, or by email at

Meet the New Innkeepers With a New Vision...
Alan and Karen Trudell

Guests can easily reach the Trudells who live in their own home next to the Inn.

Alan and Karen Trudell

Celebrate a special occasion, get together with friends, have a family reunion. The entire inn is available for rent to groups of 14 to 20 people. Please call for details.