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Ballard House Inn

53 Parade Rd, Meredith, NH 03253-5400
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  • Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
    2.1 km
  • 3 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 3 days ago
Best B&B Ever!
Where do I begin. This place, hands down was the best Bed... more
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Fall River, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Where do I begin. This place, hands down was the best Bed & Breakfast we've ever stayed in! Being welcomed in by Lynn and Brian (the owners) sold us right away. The rest just got better. Gorgeous views, beautiful guest bedrooms, common areas to watch some TV and have snacks - this place was a real treat. Complimentary wine, coffee,...

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to many B&B's but this is definitely our new favorite. The hosts, Brian and Lynn, treat you like family but also as guests. Hope that makes sense. You help yourself to beverages and treats but they are also there to wait on you. Everything is spotlessly clean and beautiful. We had a cute room on the first...

Thank bcav
Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have written we decided to stay at Ballard House after reading such great reviews. We were there in August and our visit exceeded our expectations. Lynn and Brian are the nicest people and could not do enough to make our trip to the lake area special. From planning our days to restaurant recommendations and reservations it was perfect....

Thank ArtnIlene
Wilmington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the Inn after reading the reviews on this site and they were spot on. Brian and Lynn are fantastic people and did everything to ensure our couple of nights were perfect. Immediately while checking us in they realized my 6'5' height would be an issue in the room we chose so they moved us to a better room...

Thank EF74
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to submit a review and for your favorable comments. It was no issue moving you to higher ground (or in this case ceilings!) so you had more head room. We always try to make everyone's stay comfortable and relaxing. In your case, it was nice to see you reconnect and relish a no...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The title says it all It was late in the day so we decided to make an unscheduled stop over in Meredith . We checked out all the accommodation on the lake ( they were very tired and expensive ) none of which were to our taste . We noticed Ballard House on the way out of town and before...

Thank mikeoutandabout
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Glad you happened upon us, impromptu plans sometimes are the best! We try to make everyone feel welcome, enjoy and relax during their stay with us. Keep the praise coming for Brian, it gets me off the hook from cooking half the time! Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts too. Take care!

Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I have stayed in plenty of B&BS but never have I met two more genuine or generous hosts as Lynn and Brian. The Inn has been lovingly restored, charmingly decorated and offers beautiful views of the lakes and mountains. Lynn and Brian go above and beyond to provide a comfortable experience whether by providing ample refreshments in the evenings, artfully...

Thank L T
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind remarks about your stay with us. When talk about our travel experiences, we always remember those who really helped us enjoy our stay and the area we are visiting, so we try to do the same for our guests! Enjoy many safe future travels.

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We arrived at the Inn after a difficult journey from the UK and Brian and Lynn immediately made us feel at home. They were very attentive, generous and entertaining hosts. They wanted us to make the most of our short stay in Meredith and suggested and booked activities and a restaurant table for us. Our room was very pleasant and...

1Thank JLFDurham
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

I recall you had flight delays and had to shorten your stay with us, but glad you enjoyed your abbreviated time at the Inn. It is always challenging traveling abroad, but we try to offer the best information to make the most of your visit. We appreciate your kind remarks and hope the remainder of your holiday went smoothly!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Stayed here at the start of The Fall. Location was great and views were amazing. Some people have commented about being on a main road - you don't hear it! Brian and Lynn were perfect hosts. Their house is beautiful and they really make you feel welcome - they even have a lovely walk in their woods to a glacial...

1Thank jamie41_11
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the views of Lake Waukewan and the mountains from our back porch and the hike from our property to Hart's Pond. The foliage this year was absolutely gorgeous. Thank you very much posting your thoughts about your stay, sorry you couldn't stay longer!

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Ballard house last week for a small relaxing getaway and to take in the beautiful fall colors. We have been to the area many times and like it allot but have never been to this inn. Our stay was great. The inn is beautiful and spotless. Our room was very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious...

1Thank Mark R
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your recommendation! Hope we met your expectations for a relaxing getaway and that the leaf peeping did too! Hope you will visit again. Take care!

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed with Brian and Lynn for three nights. We couldn't have been looked after any better. Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfasts fresh and varied, complimentary wine, cookies, cakes, chips and chocolates. Room very comfortable, light and airy with luxurious bed linen. The little touches of a nightlight in the bathroom, and makeup remover wipes. We received tips on the...

1Thank janepL6352BA
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you took to write such a favorable review. The attention to detail is of great importance to us, thanks for noting. The absolute best part of our job is meeting and joking with our guests, glad it came across during your stay with us!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whatever your reason may be for staying in Meredith, NH, The Ballard House Inn offers a serene and picturesque backdrop for your home away from home. We are just minutes from Lake Winnipesaukee, downtown Meredith,and centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Lakes Region. The Inn is also bordered by 178 acres of town owned recreational land consisting of beautiful hiking trails, walking paths, small ponds, and plenty of wildlife. Our guests often mention the setting at the Inn is so private and serene yet close to so many fabulous restaurants and shops of the Lakes Region. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballard House Inn

Address: 53 Parade Rd, Meredith, NH 03253-5400
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Meredith
Price Range: RM618 - RM863 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballard House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Pay extra for a lake view of you are staying more than 1 night.”
 of 5 bubbles LynnePeak, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Second floor in back of the house gave us a beautiful view.”
 of 5 bubbles 811dianae, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were wonderful, some were a little bigger, but all had private baths”
 of 5 bubbles H1532PJmikec, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for quieter rooms facing rear of residence”
 of 5 bubbles kKelly94, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Inn has single rooms as well as 2 room suites. When staying longer than a night, we would recommend a suite.”
 of 5 bubbles DonCap300, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
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