Walpole, N.H. 03608
Just over the Connecticut River, and just outside the quaint downtown of Walpole N.H., is a small family-owned bed & breakfast and pasture-based vibrant farm that lives and breathes a commitment to sustainability and a true farm-to-table lifestyle. Welcome to the Inn at Valley Farms and Walpole Valley Farms.
Twenty years ago, in 1998, Bonnie and Charles Caserta purchased a defunct dairy farm with 105 acres, two historic homes, along with two large barns and several outbuildings in serious need of TLC. Once a complete renovation was completed in fall of 1999, daughter Jackie Caserta and her family began operation of the inn and son Chris, along with wife Caitlin, began running the farm.
The farm is a vibrant pasture-based farm raising 100 percent grass-fed beef, heritage breeds of pork, chicken, turkey, eggs, cashmere goats, and a wide variety of herbs, edible flowers, produce, small fruits, and perennial flowers. The farm also operates a farm store where they sell their products directly to the public in addition to supplying several local food co-ops and restaurants. Guests are able to stock up on their favorite foods for their return trip home.
Today, the two entities work seamlessly together offering a lodging experience that surrounds guests with a unique local food experience, the opportunity to gathering their food outside their doors, and participate in a working farm. The daily candle-lit, three-course farm-to-table breakfast is the ultimate culmination and includes much of the produce grown on the farm along with local baked goods, and organic eggs and other products directly from the farm.
Every aspect of the inn is as “green” as possible with recycling at the forefront, recycled content paper products, organic cotton towels and sheets, organic soaps, shampoos and conditioners, all natural cleaning products, energy efficient lighting and appliances, and on-site composting.
According to Jackie Caserta, intimate destination weddings and elopements are a specialty with packages that include everything – flowers, photographer, and an officiant. Their location is nearby charming downtown Walpole and within the Monadnock Region, agriculturally rich with grass-fed meat producers, artisan bread bakers, award-winning cheese makers, a winery, breweries, a world-renown chocolatier, maple syrup and honey producers, orchards, fruit stands, farmers’ markets, as well as culture, arts and classic New England charm.
The Inn at Valley Farms is open year-round.