Mountain Fare Inn
Mountain Fare Inn
Owner Susan Preston calls Mountain Fare Inn, “People’s home base in Central NH” because of its location, which offers easy access to the White Mountains, the Lakes Region, events like Laconia Motorcycle Week, the New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival, and much more. Susan and husband Nick Preston are celebrating 40 years of owning the inn after relocating from Skowhegan, Maine, where they co-owned an apple farm.
The Prestons came to Campton because of its proximity to Waterville Valley, where they have long been involved with freestyle skiing. Nick coached Olympic gold medal winner Hannah Kearney, and the Prestons continue to host Freestyle America trampoline camps at the inn throughout much of the year.
Innkeeper Erica LaBella, who manages operations at the Mountain Fare Inn, joined the Prestons 9 years ago, initially serving as cook and house mom in the freestyle camp program. Today she proudly continues the inn’s tradition of excellence, preparing hearty, delicious breakfasts featuring locally sourced foods, fostering a homey and welcoming atmosphere, and paying attention to details like impeccably ironed pillowcases that make Mountain Fare Inn a location guests return to over and over again. In fact, one family has been celebrating Christmas at the inn for nearly 40 years!
While the feel of the inn is nostalgic and homey, Mountain Fare Inn has modernized in ways that count – kitchen renovations, improvements to guest amenities, and a focus on environmental sustainability. As younger visitors become more interested in “work-cations,” the inn has upgraded to wifi in all buildings and is adding workstations in more rooms. They also use compost from guest meals to nourish an on-site garden, and encourage guests to turn off lights and recycle during their stays.
Mountain Fare Inn frequently collaborates with Dam Brewhouse & Profile Spirits, which is just around the corner, and Owl’s Nest Resort. Connecting and cross-promoting with other CNHCC members has helped them build their own business while also promoting the local economy.
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