Discover the rich history and unrivaled hospitality of the 1848 Inn, a local landmark and former carriage stop. Built in 1848 as a small inn, this historic property served as a hideout for runaway slaves bound for Canada, who were sheltered in a secret room. Today, the 1848 Inn boasts 23 rental units, offering guests a taste of its storied past, combined with modern comforts and amenities. Take a walk down memory lane and experience a piece of history, with the small dirt-floored room used to harbor runaway slaves still in existence on the property. During its first century, the 1848 Inn was also a functioning cow farm, tied to the land that now lies between Route 3 and Parade Road. During the grand hotel era, it was known as the Batchelder Farm, owned by a branch of the same family that owned much of the land along New Hampshire's seacoast. Book your stay at the 1848 Inn and immerse yourself in its rich history and unmatched hospitality.