Dartmouth Skiway is different from your normal ski hill in that it’s owned by Dartmouth College. Located just 20 minutes north of Lyme, New Hampshire, this hill has a 968-foot elevation and 30 runs. If you’re heading to this ski hill, unless you’re a student, you’re going to need somewhere to sleep. Here is a brief overview of some of the Dartmouth Skiway lodging available in Lyme.

Breakfast on the Connecticut

This classic New England B&B will delight you and exceed your every expectation, should you choose it as your Dartmouth Skiway lodging. There are fifteen guest room, each with a private bath, with some in the main house and some located in the dodecahedron-shaped barn. Some rooms have a Jacuzzi tub, some have a gas fireplace, and some have skylights. All are richly appointed with luxurious beds (options include single king, single queen, or two twins) and uniquely furnished. For larger parties, there is a guest house available with two queen bedrooms and one bedroom with two twin beds. There is also a fully equipped kitchen and a washer/dryer. Of course, all guests get access to a New England breakfast. Start with fresh coffee, tea, or cocoa with fresh fruit, juice, and a freshly baked scone, muffin, or coffeecake. Then choose your main course, such as French toast, blueberry pancakes, or an asparagus with vegetable confetti, all made with locally sourced goods.

Dowd’s Country Inn

Dowds’ Country Inn has 20 uniquely designed guestrooms, each with a handmade quilt and stenciled walls. Rooms come with either a queen or king bed and depending on the variety, can sleep up to six. The Presidential Suite is the largest room at the Inn and has a queen bed, a pullout couch and a daybed with a trundle. The room has a dedicated seating area with a view of the surrounding country side. Every guest gets a full country breakfast with seasonal fresh fruit and locally made maple syrup. Many ingredients are locally sourced and some of them even come from the Inn’s gardens. Guests also are invited to attend afternoon tea, which features homemade scones. Afternoon tea is held in the carriage house which has sofas and recliners arranged around a warm wood burning stove, making it perfect for a quiet moment of reflection or some après ski get togethers with friends and family. Lyme Inn offers

The Lyme Inn

This Dartmouth Skiway lodging has nine guest rooms and five suites, all carefully decorated to reflect a balance between the historic and the now. Each room is individually decorated in a unique manner with a private bath. There is one room with two twin beds, six queen rooms, and two king rooms. There are also two junior suites, each with a king bed and a fireplace. Two standard suites feature a king sized bed, a queen sofa bed, a fireplace and a view of the Lyme Common. The Executive Suite has a king bed, a king sized sofa bed and room for a twin roll-away if needed. It is important to note that the Executive Suite is on the 4th floor, while the elevator only goes up to the 3rd. Guests also receive a complimentary light breakfast designed and served by head chef Adam Coulter.

Other Options for Dartmouth Skiway Lodging

There are several other options for Dartmouth Skiway lodging if you don’t mind a little longer drive. Southeast of Dartmouth College is Lebanon, NH which is home to several chain hotels. There, you can stay at the Residence Inn, a Courtyard, or a Days Inn. These chain hotels have all the amenities that you would expect with clean comfortable no-frills rooms. They’re all located along the main thoroughfare through town (SR-120) and are roughly 25 minutes from the ski area

No matter whether you choose to stay close to the ski hill or drive in from farther away, there is sure to be Dartmouth Skiway lodging that suits your needs and budget. Just make sure you plan early so you can get the best room so you can avoid being an example of the Dartmouth College motto, “Vox clamantis in deserto.”  (A voice crying out in the wilderness).