We do our best to provide a welcoming environment for our guests. We encourage all guests to read through our policies. If there is something you do not understand or would like to have clarified please feel free to contact us at (800) 482-4712 or by email at Reservations@dowdscountryinn.com


You can reserve rooms with us by phone, at (603)-795-4712 or toll free at (800) 482-4712, by submitting an inquiry here or by e-mail at Reservations@dowdscountryinn.com Reservations require a deposit for holding the room. A full deposit is required for one night stays, and a 50% deposit is required for stays lasting two nights or longer. This deposit will be applied to your total stay and the remaining balance will be due during check out. Our rates are based on single or double occupancy. These rates vary seasonally and all include a full country breakfast, served in our breakfast room or seasonal patio, afternoon tea, in our cozy carriage house, and New Hampshire state taxes. We encourage families to join us, and we welcome children of all ages. If the number of guests exceeds two per room, the following charges apply.

Extra Guest Rates:
2 & Under Free
2-4 $5.00
5-9 $10.00
10-14 $15.00
15 & Older$20.00


We typically have a 2 night minimum on weekends. In some instances we can accommodate one night stays, please call to check on availability. Extra charges may apply for one night stays on weekends.

Checking In and Out

The Dowds' Country Inn is staffed 24 hours a day by the Innkeeper's family and staff. Check- in is daily at 3:00 PM. Check- out is 11:00 AM Monday- Saturday and 12:00pm on Sunday. If you plan on arriving after 9:00 PM please contact us so we can have your paper work and key ready for you upon arrival.


Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 10:00 am Monday - Saturday and 8:00 to 11:00 am on Sundays. Tea and coffee are typically put out at 7:00 am. Guests at the Inn may invite family or friends for breakfast at $12.95 per person plus tax.


We are a historical home and completely non-smoking facility. Individuals smoking in rooms or within the Inn will be fined $200.


We do host pet friendly rooms. Please note there are extra charges for this and we require a specific request when making the reservation.

Cancellations & Reservation Changes

Our standard cancellation policy is 14 days prior to your arrival date. If you cancel 14 days or more before you scheduled arrival, you will receive a refund of your deposit less a $25.00 processing fee. If you cancel within the 14 day period you will forfeit your deposit. For peak foliage season, holidays, room blocks and special event weekends, the cancellation policy changes to 30 days prior to your arrival date. Guests cancelling within this period will lose their deposit.

Dartmouth Graduation***

The cancellation period for Dartmouth graduation is increased to six months. When your reservation is made a 50% deposit will be taken. If you cancel prior to January 1st of the graduating year, you will receive a refund of your deposit minus a 10% processing fee.

On the 1st of the year of graduation the remaining balance will be due. If you cancel within the six months you will not be refunded your deposit or the balance paid on the room.


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The Inn for All Seasons!

Dowds' Country Inn
9 Main Street
On The Common
Lyme, New Hampshire 03768