Christmas Farm Inn & Spa

New Hampshire, New England

The hotel

Kicking off your shoes and curling up with your morning coffee in the rocking chair on the inn’s front porch, as you stare off into views of the Presidential Range or the Plourde family’s flower-stuffed gardens, may just put you at risk of not seeing anything else on your stay at Christmas Farm Inn & Spa. A 15 acre estate with a collection of clapboard buildings painted in traditional New England shades of rust, periwinkle, sage, and pure white, the oldest property dates back to 1778 and houses rooms with festive names like Cupid and Blitzen. After a complimentary country-style breakfast, you could head to the nearby adventure parks, scenic drives, or North Conway outlet shops. Or just enjoy this Jackson inn’s pools, hot tub, pub, dining room, and family attractions like nightly movies.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In charming Jackson in the Mount Washington Valley, this inn is close to North Conway’s famous tax-free and outlet shopping, scenic drives like the Kancamangus Highway, winter snow sport opportunities, and White Mountain attractions including Story Land. It is 15 minutes’ drive from Attitash Mountain Resort’s summer fun park, Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park, and Wildcat Mountain Gondola Ride.

Hotel information

41 rooms, suites and cottages, all distinctly individual in style. Inn Rooms have air-conditioning, flatscreen TV and telephone. Traditional Inn Rooms have individual décor and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Carriage House Suites with views of the property and the White Mountains have a king-size bed, whirlpool tub, spacious and elegantly furnished sitting room with gas fireplace, cable TV and fridge sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bed and 2-Bed Barn Family Suites are 2 story condo-like rooms, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

1-Bed and 2-Bed Cottages are dotted around the hillside, some with fireplaces, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Restaurant and Pub (open for breakfast and dinner, reservations required). Mistletoe Pub. Indoor swimming pool. Outdoor pool (open Jul and Aug). Hot tub. Aveda Spa*. Fitness centre. Living room (with nightly children’s movies from 5.30pm). Complimentary coffee and cookies in the afternoon. Play area. Library. Fire pit (summer months). Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary self-parking.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating An AWESOME Get Away.

Mar 10, 2020 Debbie L Lynnfield, Massachusetts, United States

I can not say enough about our stay at the Christmas Farm Inn. We rented The Sugar House, which was in walking distance to the main inn, although there is plenty of parking extremely close to the Main Inn. We were allowed to check in early, but ended up sitting on the front porch rocking in the beautiful rockers, basking in the March sunshine,… Read more
I can not say enough about our stay at the Christmas Farm Inn. We rented The Sugar House, which was in walking distance to the main inn, although there is plenty of parking extremely close to the Main Inn. We were allowed to check in early, but ended up sitting on the front porch rocking in the beautiful rockers, basking in the March sunshine, and breathing in the nice fresh air. The cottage was very spacious, and clean. We own Timeshares and have traveled all over staying in Condos, and the couch in the living room here was more comfortable than any of the couches in our recent stays. The bed was extremely comfy, and the linens were crisp and clean. Dinner was excellent, and our server Josh, was just delightful and kept checking in on us all throughout our meal. Breakfast the next morning was wonderful. I had eggs benedict, and my hubby had some excellent old fashioned oatmeal, with brown sugar and raisins. There was a side table where you could help yourself to cereals, yogurt, granola, homemade muffins, homemade pumpkin bread, and fresh fruit. Breakfast was included with the room charge and was a very pleasant experience. Our waitress in the morning was also very warm, cheerful, and friendly. In fact all of the staff we encountered were extremely nice, and very helpful. We have been here in the past for New Years Eve, and have stayed here from time to time, and we will continue coming back again, and again as we just love the Old Fashioned New England Charm and Atmosphere. Read less
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Feb 20, 2020 Kevin M Warwick, Rhode Island

My wife has been waiting years to come here and we had heard nothing but good things about this place. We finally decided to spend a night here and check it out. My wife was excited to say the least. The concept of this place is nice on the surface, however, the delivery and execution is another story. The Christmas Farm Inn unfortunately did not… Read more
My wife has been waiting years to come here and we had heard nothing but good things about this place. We finally decided to spend a night here and check it out. My wife was excited to say the least. The concept of this place is nice on the surface, however, the delivery and execution is another story. The Christmas Farm Inn unfortunately did not live up to our expectations that we had for it. Before we arrived at the Inn, my wife called the front desk to inquire about the possibility of an early check-in as my wife and I had already booked a massage for 2:15PM and we knew check-in was at 3PM. The woman who was working the front desk informed my wife over the phone that we should come early and see if the room was ready and if it was, we could check in a little early. Now, one would think that maybe she would try to see if housekeeping could make up the room a little earlier, since she was aware of our request. Mind you, this request was only made because we could only get massage appointments for 2:15pm, 45 minutes before check-in. We arrive shortly after and park our car across the street from the main inn and we walk across to check-in. We are told that our room is not ready. We ask if there is anywhere that we can change and keep our stuff and we are told we can change in the spa and to leave our luggage in the car. The lady at the front desk was friendly but less than interested in accommodating us. Now, we have to walk back from check-in, across the street to our car, and drive to the top of the hill, to the carriage house, to park for our massage appointments. We get our massages and attempt to charge our tips to the room, however, we cannot charge them to the room because we have not been checked in yet. Now, we have to get back in our car, covered in oil from our massages that’s now all over our clothes and drive back down the hill, park across the street from the main inn, and walk across the street to check-in. This time we are able to check-in, but oddly enough, the girl at the front desk pretends like she doesn't know that we already tried to check in. After checking-in, we drove back up the hill to get to our room. Upon arriving at our room, we quickly realized that the room was in serious need of updating. The room was highlighted by a faint musty smell, dusty curtains, dust and dried up urine was visible on the basin of our toilet, and our shades in our room were broken, not being able to go down all of the way. They also made a very strange crackling noise that made it sound like it was raining. For the amount that we paid ($260 for a weekday night), I would have expected a lot more out of the room. I understand that it’s an Inn and not a 5 star hotel, but the room looked like it hadn’t seen any updates in years. We then decide to check out the hot tub and indoor pool. We quickly realize that the path from the carriage house to the indoor pool had not been shoveled, so we once again have to get back in our car and drive down the hill to get to the pool that has insufficient parking (3 spots). Walking up and down the hill is not feasible as it is blanketed with ice and is quite steep, especially in the middle of winter. We ended the night with dinner and again had to drive down to the bottom of the hill and park across from the main inn and cross back over to get to the restaurant. Dinner was delicious, prices a bit pricey, but not too bad. We were fortunate enough to have gone on a Monday night for the 2 for 1 Monday night dinner special which was great! Drinks were very pricey, $8.25 for a Citizens cider and $14 for a prosecco. Our waiter Josh was not personable at all and seemed less than interested to be serving us. The blonde waitress waiting on the table next to us seemed much more personable. In many ways, he, as well as the woman at the front desk who checked us in seemed to be passive aggressive. All in all, my wife and I made the most of our trip to the Christmas Farm Inn and enjoyed our time there. We especially enjoyed our time at the spa getting massages and sitting by the fireplace with a glass of champagne in hand. The spa staff were great with the exception of the receptionist. While the layout of the Christmas Farm Inn cannot be changed, I do hope they address their customer service issues and willingness to accommodate guests who are paying good money to stay in subpar accommodations. Read less
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Feb 17, 2020 Shaun822

My wife and I stayed in the log cabin for a few days recently. The cabin was well appointed with a very comfortable couch and king size bed. There is a gas fire place that adds some nice ambiance and can heat the whole cabin. The complimentary breakfast is delicious with a good variety of foods from oatmeal to omelets to pancakes. We had dinner… Read more
My wife and I stayed in the log cabin for a few days recently. The cabin was well appointed with a very comfortable couch and king size bed. There is a gas fire place that adds some nice ambiance and can heat the whole cabin. The complimentary breakfast is delicious with a good variety of foods from oatmeal to omelets to pancakes. We had dinner in the restaurant one night which was delicious and then retired to the onsite pub for a few drinks. The pub is well stocked with all varieties of beer and spirits and is cozy and cute. Location is ideal to be able to reach multiple ski resorts within 30 minutes as well as North Conway shops and outlets. We had a wonderful time and intend to come back again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No help with luggage for older guests

Feb 6, 2020 brucef33851 Guilford, Connecticut

Although this is a lovely rustic Inn and very well appointed, the stairs to the rooms are narrow and steep. Older with knee problems people have difficulty negotiating these stairs with luggage. Not having help from Inn personnel is a serious fault. After struggling for a couple of minutes, another guest came to our aid with the luggage. There… Read more
Although this is a lovely rustic Inn and very well appointed, the stairs to the rooms are narrow and steep. Older with knee problems people have difficulty negotiating these stairs with luggage. Not having help from Inn personnel is a serious fault. After struggling for a couple of minutes, another guest came to our aid with the luggage. There was no help offered from the Inn personnel. If you're under 50 go, and have a good time. Over 70, go elsewhere. Read less
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Jan 21, 2020 nfwdlf49 Pembroke, Massachusetts

Every January, 6 of us head north and again this year chose the Christmas Farm Inn and again it did not disappoint. We stayed in the Carriage House suites that are very cozy including a den type space with a gas fireplace. The food and service always meet our expectations. The menu is varied and always arrives with good presentation and… Read more
Every January, 6 of us head north and again this year chose the Christmas Farm Inn and again it did not disappoint. We stayed in the Carriage House suites that are very cozy including a den type space with a gas fireplace. The food and service always meet our expectations. The menu is varied and always arrives with good presentation and delicious. Our servers Josh and Josh both provided us with exceptional attentiveness. This year we booked massages and Jesse was wonderful. Yes, the place is due for some sprucing up but we could easily overlook that and would not stop us from recommending or returning next year. It’s centrally locates to several mountains for skiing plus trails nearby for cross country & snowshoeing. Read less