New Owners for Carter Notch Inn

New Owners for Carter Notch Inn, Jackson, NH

Dick Badger, of Badger Realty, North Conway, NH along with OJ Robinson, business broker with CenterPoint Business Advisors of Franconia, NH are pleased to announce the sale of the Carter Notch Inn in Jackson, NH.

The Carter Notch Inn is the perfect retreat in the Mt. Washington Valley and has been hosting guests for decades. The inn is located adjacent to the Eagle Mountain Golf course and Jackson cross-country ski trails and within walking distance of the Jackson Falls, Highfields Dining Room and Eagle Landing Tavern. There are eight relaxing, comfortable rooms, an outdoor hot tub, a spacious living room with a fireplace, and a dining room where a country-style breakfast is served.

Dan & Donna Leyden are now the new, proud owners of this landmark business. They have long dreamed of owning the perfect inn where they would be able to host guests, cook delicious breakfasts, and live in an area that most people only get to visit. After looking at several inns that were for sale, they decided to more actively pursue an acquisition and hired CenterPoint Business Advisors to assist them with their search.

Upon first seeing the Carter Notch, they knew this was the place for them. “We love the Jackson area and absolutely fell in love with the Carter Notch Inn. This is picture-perfect spot overlooking the mountains and golf course.”

The Leydens plan to maintain the high standards and reputation of the Carter Notch by continuing to offer excellent service, superior accommodations, and a hearty, delicious breakfast. Guests will certainly feel welcome after being greeted by Donna’s charm and Dan’s joyous laugh.

This historic property was built circa 1890 by Cyrus E. and Marcia Gale, owners of the adjacent Eagle Mountain House Hotel, as their residence and annex to the hotel. In 1994, the residence was purchased by Jim and Lynda Dunwell, experienced innkeepers, who proceeded to restore, rebuild, renovate and redecorate the property making it into a charming a 8 guestroom bed and breakfast inn with the name Carter Notch Inn. Based on their past experience from owning and operating other inns in Mt. Washington Valley they quickly established a very successful hospitality business.

In 2004 the Dunwells decided to retire and sold the Inn to Richard Green and Sally Carter from the United Kingdom. Dick and Sally had been to New England on several vacation trips and decided they would love to own and operate a small inn. They fell in love with the Carter Notch Inn and the Jackson area and have made many friends while living there and hosting visitors.

Over the next 10 years Dick and Sally built up the business to the point that Carter Notch Inn became recognized by the reviewers at Trip Advisor as one of the top bed and breakfast inns in all of New England. They decided that that after 10 years it was time for them to take on the challenges and rewards of a larger facility and decided to market their property for sale.

“OJ and I are proud to have been involved with the sale of this historic Inn.  The Carter Notch Inn is truly a beautiful facility,” said Dick Badger, owner of Badger Realty.  “We’re excited for Dan and Donna Leyden, the new owners and all the potential this inn brings with it.”

The sale of the Carter Notch Inn is an additional indication of an improving economy and increasing business transactions.

O.J. Robinson of CenterPoint Business Advisors, Inc. in Franconia, NH represented the Leydens in this transfer. O.J. has been designated a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He is the former owner of Parker’s Motel in Lincoln and has transferred the ownership of numerous hospitality properties throughout New Hampshire. CenterPoint specializes in exit planning, valuation & brokerage throughout NH, MA, and VT.

The Sellers were represented by Dick Badger of Badger Realty, selling the most beautiful real estate in the world. The Buyers were financed by Service Credit Union, based in Bedford, NH and the US Small Business Administration.

Pictured above are 3 generations of owners of the Carter Notch Inn along with Dick Badger, Realtor.  From the right: Lynda and Jim Dunwell, original owners of the inn. New owners, Donna and Dan Leyden. Previous owners, Sally Carter and Dick Green. On the far left is Dick Badger, Senior Partner at Badger Realty, North Conway, NH who the was instrumental in the past two sales.