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Reviewed 3 January 2015

We stayed at the Ballard House for two nights, and they exceeded our expectations in every aspect of our stay. The inn has a gorgeous view of mountains, lake and wildlife. The owners are super friendly, great company, and will bend over backwards to make your stay just perfect. They had wonderful recommendations for dinner, even making reservations for us...

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

We are always happy to assist in making our guests' stays memorable. It is what we appreciate people doing for us when we travel. Thanks for the wonderful words and, of course for mentioning Newton, who does the least and gets the most accolades!

Reviewed 20 December 2014

We did not really anticipate anything before arriving at the Ballard Inn. Don't be surprised if they just shatter all other preconceived notions of what a B&B should be. They ARE AMAZING! Friendly and welcoming the moment, literally the moment you arrive on the property. They have and do everything for you, make you a wonderful breakfast, have recommendations of...

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

Wow, appreciate the awesome comments! We get the best guests, who make it so easy to host and have fun with! Love the picture of you and Newton holding "hands"! Thanks for your kind words, it means so much to hear such positive feedback.

Winthrop, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Let me begin by saying that anything I write will not do this amazing place any justice. There are no words to describe how awesome our stay was. Beginning by the location, which is right at the border of Meredith with Laconia in NH. It's close enough to the center of town to take a quick drive, and far away...

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

Thanks for staying with us on your "mini" honeymoon! We appreciate you calling out what you specifically noticed, we work hard to ensure the whole house is in tip-top shape so our guests have a great experience. I haven't said it lately, but we treat people the way we would like to be treated when we travel! Hope you come...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 8 November 2014

We spent 3 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. The Inn was the perfect base for us to visit the area. Close to everything but in a quiet place. We stayed in the Sunapee Room but for sure every room is just as comfy and clean. Breakfast was delicious and the room has a big window with a...

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

We truly appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. Letting us know what stood out during your stay helps us know what is important to our guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and felt welcome, that is our number one goal!

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 4 November 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Ballard House for our first New Hampshire fall getaway. I firmly agree with other reviewers that innkeepers Brian and Lynn (and Newton) are fantastic hosts. Both went out of their way to ensure we had an excellent stay. We stayed for two nights, arrived early evening and were barely there for 30 minutes...

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

One of the favorite parts of our job is helping folks enjoy their Lakes Region visit. We remember places we have travelled to and recall those that helped us enjoy our stay and want to do the same for our guests! When you return, Brian promises more Snapple cap trivia!

Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Stay here! Our first B & B experience was outstanding. The Ballard House Inn had a fine mix of regional flavor and modern convenience. Our room had an electric fire place and a great view of the lake (same as the back porch picture on here). Brian and Lynn are informative, will make suggestions for things to do in the...

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

Many thanks for taking the time to submit your thoughts about your stay with us. We are glad you had a positive first time b&b experience. We'll take the props as at home chefs for your opinion of our breakfasts - - we try our best! Safe future travels!

cumbria
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We had a 3 night stay at Ballard House Inn in early October, and could not have wished for a better inn. Brian and Lynn were amazing hosts and went out of their way to make our stay so enjoyable. Breakfasts were delicious, afternoon cookies and a fridge with wine,and soft drinks to help yourself. The inn was spotless and...

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

We had a great time hosting you and giving you ideas to make your visit memorable. Thanks very much for taking the time to submit such a complimentary review, we truly appreciate the kind words! Absolutely love the picture of the bald eagles, I have told other guests about your double sighting. Thanks for sharing.

Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2014

We stayed at the Ballard House and wished we could have stayed longer. Everything is perfect at the Ballard House and Brian and Lynn we great hosts. They have put alot of hard work into their Inn and both work very hard for you to ensure a great stay. We were very happy! We stayed in the Sunapee Room and...

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

It was great fun to host another couple from across the pond! Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of what you noticed, it helps us ensure we are addressing what is important to our guests. Thanks too for submitting pictures, I was curious to see how the LED lit trellises looked at night! Enjoy...

New Hampshire
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We spent a two night getaway at the Ballard House and couldn't have made a better choice. The inn itself is beautifully restored and maintained. The rooms are quiet, nicely furnished, well decorated and immaculate. Gourmet breakfasts with items such as spinach, caramelized onion and gruyere strata, caramelized bacon, sausage, french toast, baked cinnamon apples, etc. made the mornings truly...

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

We really enjoy our guests, it is the best part of the job getting to know people and help them enjoy their stay, and we are glad it showed during your stay. As fellow Granite Staters, people from New Hampshire are always gracious and fun guests. Please come back again to visit us and our miniature horse!

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Our stay two weekends ago at the Ballard House Inn was just perfect--we've been to numerous bed and breakfasts before, but none like this. What distinguishes the Ballard House is her hosts. Lynn and Brian are so warm and welcoming! And, the atmosphere they set seems to be contagious among the guests--we found ourselves chatting, laughing and sharing stories with...

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

Wow, thank you for your wonderful words! Hosting you was like having old friends stay over. I truly hope you will make the trek back up to see us and some of the white stuff you don't get in Texas!

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: €132 - €206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballard House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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