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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Meredith?, then this is THE place to stay. The hosts are amusing, accommodating and welcoming. You will find the rooms spacious, clean and comfortable. Breakfasts are sumptuous, home cooked and delicious. Great base for touring the area, a real home from home. Don't bother searching anywhere else, book now and you'll see why we loved it so much.

Thank simon310760
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My husband and I had a very short stay at The Ballard House while our sons were nearby on a youth group ski retreat. We didn't arrive until nearly 10pm but the innkeeper was kind enough to wait for us and he even upgraded our room at the last minute! The room was beautiful, and the inn itself is clearly...

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

Glad you enjoyed your abbreviated stay with us. Thanks for noticing the extra touches! Beverages, snacks and accommodating late check ins and early risers we feel is just the right thing to do. Hopefully we will see you for another visit!

Reviewed 2 March 2017

I can't recommend this place enough. Beautifully restored home, close to downtown Meredith, delicious breakfast with a view, snacks and "beverages", and the nicest innkeepers. Had a great visit and hope to go again!

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

Thank you so much for your recommendation. Our view from the dining room is awesome, even though I forget to take it in some days. Always makes us feel good that guests take the time to let us know they enjoyed themselves. Hope to see you again!

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We went up to NH for a weekend of skiing and stayed at Ballard House. We were very happy with the stay, everything was perfect and a super nice breakfast. Took us a bit over an hour to get up to the white mountains, and close to a lot of nice restaurants. Highly recommended.

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

We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Happy you enjoyed breakfast and the proximity to skiing and restaurants, the Lakes Region is a good middle ground to go into the mountains or down to the coast. Thank you for staying!

Hanson, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 February 2017

By far the best B&B we have stayed at. We enjoyed a ski weekend and were welcomed by the friendliest B&B owners, very clean and welcoming home, beer, wine and snacks always offered, and by far the best breakfast we have enjoyed at a B&B. John and Marie

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review and for the flattering remarks! Welcoming, relaxed and feeling at home is exactly the atmosphere we strive to achieve for our guests. So glad you enjoyed!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 January 2017

What a perfect stay at the Ballard House. We came to town for a wedding and were welcomed immediately by Lynn & Brian. Their B&B is tastefully decorated and super clean. Breakfast was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Great coffee, great conversation. We highly recommend folks staying here.

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

We host many wedding guests and are glad you found us too! Thanks for pointing out what made your stay special. Cleanliness, good food, beverages and conversation are reasons we remember stays at some of our favorite b&bs too! Take care, appreciate your review.

Fall River, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via 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,...

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

Wow, your words made our day! I say it in many responses, but it is so true - - treat people the way you would want to be treated. Icing on the cake is that you made new friends! That is the beauty of a communal table, everyone can talk and enjoy each other's company. It is part of the...

Reviewed 21 January 2017

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...

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

We are flattered to be your new fav! Your comments are what we relish hearing - - that people feel at home, welcome and pampered. We try our best to have that come across to everyone who visits. Many thanks and we would welcome seeing you again!

Reviewed 14 January 2017

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....

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

Glad we were able to make your stay memorable and enjoy your time in the Lakes Region. The views from the back porch coupled with a great meal at Tavern 27 are tops on our list too! Thank you for taking the time to write such favorable comments, we truly appreciate it.

Wilmington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: €131 - €242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballard House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All of the rooms were beautiful with fireplaces!”
bradybunch22, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view- if available.”
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“Pay extra for a lake view of you are staying more than 1 night.”
LynnePeak, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Second floor in back of the house gave us a beautiful view.”
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