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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

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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 4 weeks ago

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...

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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...

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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 20 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...

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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!

UK
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have been lucky enough to travel a lot and always make notes on how we would run a B&B if we ran one. The Ballard House Inn is perfection and the last one we rated this highly was in New Zealand over 20 years ago! The whole experience was as it should be. Brian and Lynn are the perfect...

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

Wow, we are truly humbled by your review! I say it again and again, we treat people the way we would like to be treated ourselves. Thanks for pointing out what stood out too. It does help us know what is important to our guests, so we keep on doing what matters to you most! Safe future travels, all the...

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for somewhere to stay to explore the lakes of New Hampshire, this is the place. It's a wonderful guest house with the friendliest accommodating owners Lynn and Brian who go out of their way to make sure you have the perfect stay from suggesting their favourite eateries and making reservations; to making suggestions each morning for the...

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

Thank you very much for taking time to share your thoughts about your stay. Glad we helped you enjoy your time in the Lakes Region! It is what we hope people will do for us when we travel. Glad to have introduced you to candy corn too!

Yonkers, New York
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Brian and Lynn are extraordinary hosts. They will literally do anything they can to make your stay more enjoyable. Breakfasts are shared around a large dining room table offering a nice opportunity to interact with other guests. Excellent breakfasts and treats! Very comfortable beds. Very easy to feel relaxed and at home. I particularly enjoyed the wrap-around porch with wonderful...

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

We so enjoyed your relaxed demeanor! Thanks very much for the complimentary words, we try our best to have everyone feel welcome and like they are at home. Would love to have you visit again. Think of us if you watch The Middle :)

Colchester, Vermont
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Inn very much. We enjoyed the owners very much, they were lovely. They were very helpful with dinner suggestions and we appreciated it very much. We were only there one night and arrived late in the afternoon. The Inn is immaculate, charming and beautiful. Our room was cozy and we slept well. The shower...

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

Thanks for sharing your experience and what stood out during your visit. Detailed comments are always appreciated as it helps us know what is important to our guests! We would welcome hosting you again in the future!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 October 2016

After a long day road tripping, we decided to stay a night in NH & we are so happy we did! We drove over to the Ballard House Inn in hopes of availability & we received a warm & inviting welcome from Lynn who was so kind and helpful. Luckily for us they had a room available and Lynn offered...

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

So glad you found us and spent the night! Thanks for all the complimentary remarks, we appreciate hearing what made your time at the Inn memorable. We treat people the way we would like to be treated and hope that is what you felt during your short stay. All the best!

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely nice Bed and breakfast with very helpful owner! The house is over 209 years old but well maintained. The pumpkin cookie was very nice, breakfast was wonderful too! The wifi is not very stable in my room but as soon as i get out the room, it is ok.

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

We appreciate you taking the time to submit a review and for sharing pictures too! Glad you enjoyed your stay, sorry about the wifi. You should have mentioned you were having issues, I had two boosters on the second floor and one was in your room. I removed it after reading your comment, so I think that corrected the issue....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: €130 - €213 (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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