General Information

 

Riverland is a family home AND a bed and breakfast.  We love sharing it with guests and we want you to feel at home.

We also hope you understand that we are not an inn, motel or hostel. We are a comfy, contemporary home with three bedrooms, each with private bath, and a large, shared living and dining area. We hope you will review our policies so we can all rest assured that we are a good fit.

Children:

We love children. We have a large room that sleeps up to four, perfect for families.  Give us a heads up if you will need portable crib/high chair/booster seat, etc.  We have a few toys and lots of space to run outside and a few extra rules for children to preserve the peace and to ensure everyone gets a good night’s sleep.

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We welcome travelers who relish a home-like place to stay for the night.  We are easy-to-find 1.5 miles from Route 93, Exit 17.  We are in the middle of New Hampshire, where all the roads cross, just a mile north of Concord, the state capitol.

Walk to the beach or go for a paddle to clear your head after a long day. Our rooms have desks, should you need to open your laptop.  Our WIFI is free and fast. If you need to get on the road early, a simple, serve-yourself, early-bird breakfast is available on request.

Pets:

We regret we cannot accommodate pets, which is unfortunate because we love them.  Dogs love to run on the beach and come home tired and full of sand. The good news is you can bring them with you. Click here for more information.Dog on beach 2016-recolor-croped-smallArrivals/Departures

We ask guests to arrive between 3:30 and 6 p.m. and to depart by noon. If it just isn’t happening despite your best intentions, give us a call!  We encourage guests to return to the house by 10 p.m., so as to not disturb other guests.

Smoking:

We are a smoke-free home.

Food/Food Sensitivities/Chemical Sensitivities:

We serve a farm-fresh, traditional New England breakfast from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Coffee and tea are available at any time.

We serve local and organic foods in season.  Our signature dish, Riverland casserole, is gluten-free by design and we keep gluten-free bread in the freezer. We can make a vegetarian version of the casserole, if we know in advance that you would prefer it.

We bake in the kitchen, so flour-residues will be present. We will do our best to respect other dietary requirements.

The NH Division of Public Health Services, Food Protection Section, permits us to serve breakfast, and not lunch or dinner (License No  FA0005285). See our Dining Out recommendations in Things to Do for a list of recommended restaurants.  We have several order-in options nearby also, which we would be happy to facilitate.

Our water is tested annually as part of our licensing and is pristine.

As a member of the NH Green Hospitality program, we use environmentally friendly soaps and cleaners because it is better for us and the environment.  If you suffer from chemical sensitivities or allergies, we’re happy to talk it through with you and to do what we can to ensure you have a well visit.  Click here for more information

Directions to Riverland:
From Route 93: Take Exit 17 and head toward the Merrimack River/Boscawen/Penacook on Route 4. Before you cross the river, take a right on Old Boyce Road, across from a Mobil Station. You may see a sign before the turn advertising Concord Friends Meeting. Just after turning onto Old Boyce, you will see a fork in the road. Continue on Old Boyce road, keeping to the left, which is to say, straight. This little road comes directly to our door, but it changes name several times, which confuses GPS. It’s about a mile. You will follow the road around a 90-degree turn (the entrance to Muchyedo Banks Wildlife Management Area) and the road will turn to dirt. You will see Concord Friends Meeting on your right and the turning to Riverland Conservation Area on your left. We are the next house on the left, white with porches, #32 Oxbow Pond Road, Canterbury, NH.