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The Lazy Dog Inn

Route 16 , Chocorua, NH 03817 USA (Show map)

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We are a " Truly Dog Friendly Bed and Breakfast". Providing our guests and their dogs traditional New England comforts in a historically rich farmhouse built 1845. We pride ourselves by anticipating our doggie and human guests needs. We welcomes all dogs without your typical weight or breed restrictions. Doggie guests are welcome with open arms and an open heart. Come experience what all of our doggie guests are howling about. On your next Dog Friendly Vacation choose The Lazy Dog Inn you’ll find we love your dog as much as you do



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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Great Stay at the Lazy Dog Inn!

4.2 on May 14, 2015

My boyfriend and our dog Buzzard had an excellent time at the Lazy Dog Inn. Steve is a stellar host with a great sense of humor and walking encyclopedia full of insightful info on the area. We felt instantly at home and Buzzard loved interacting with the other 4 legged guests. We hope to be back soon! Thanks! Heather, Ethan and Buzzard

Dog friendly inn

4.2 on May 01, 2015

The upside: Steve is a fabulous host; friendly, full of useful information, a great chef, really likes dogs. The ability to bring the dog was the reason for staying here. The doggy friendliness was amazing. The inn has lots of history. The downside:the bed was hard-we both woke up with sore backs, the shower stalls are narrow-not that good for large people, the other dogs staying at the time were very barky-our dog would not even go in the dog kennel building. The kennels were a little stark. Should advise owners to bring dog beds and blankets for the kennel.

Giselle loved it too.

5 on March 01, 2015

What more could you want for a pet friendly property? Already planning a return.

Great place to stay!

5 on February 08, 2015

We stayed at the lazy dog inn and let me tell you. The best place ever if you have a dog. The dog run in the back was a life saver for me a lot of the time. Plenty to do bc the staff (don't know if he'd want his name here) was so helpful giving us trails and running it through on a map for us. The food was amazing especially the apple potato waffles. We are definitely coming back. My dog loved it my girlfriend and I loved it. I recommend this place to everyone.

We had a woof of a great time!

4.6 on January 21, 2015

The Inn is adorably decorated, and the Steven and the staff were wonderful. We were a little surprised that dogs can't be left alone in the rooms, but the large kennels worked out fine and gave us an opportunity to meet other dogs and their owners. The area is great year-round for hiking and the many towns all around were fun to explore as well. Definitely ask Steven and the staff for recommendations - - they were always great!

Another Fabulous Experience!

5 on January 05, 2015

We just returned home from 3 wonderful nights at the Lazy Dog Inn. It was our 4th stay at LDI and it just keeps getting better! The People - Steve and Lauren are wonderful hosts. They go above and beyond to make sure you are comfy, cozy, and well informed. They can always be counted on to give a solid, informed recommendation for a day time adventure (hiking, cross country skiing, or just shopping in the outlets!), dinner location, and so much more. The Food - The food is FANTASTIC! Steve serves up creative, healthy, hearty breakfasts and there is always lots of good coffee for the early birds! The Rooms - We have stayed in both a room with a private bath and a room with a shared bath and have found both to be wonderful. We like the "Quilt" room the most due to its high floor and cozy feel. The rooms and bathrooms are always spotless and even when the Inn is full we have never experienced a wait for the bathroom! Last - but not least - The Dogs! - Our 8 year old mutt, Clara, LOVES coming to Lazy Dog. Mackenzie (Steve and Lauren's 2 year old golden) is an excellent doggie host, to even the most stand-off-ish dogs. Steve and Lauren treat Clara like the princess she believes herself to be! If we leave her in Steve and Lauren's expert care during the day while we ski we know we will come back to a happy, well exercised, well socialized dog! The doggie lodge is clean, heated, comfortable and even has music on to keep the dogs company! There are water bowls, spare leashes, and anything else you might have forgotten for your pup's comfort. Last, but certainly not least, there is an endless supply of doggie treats and love! We cannot recommend LDI highly enough!!

Such a gem!

4.8 on January 04, 2015

What a perfect place to make your home base while exploring the White Mountains with your pup! We booked the "Molly's Monet" room very last minute, and everything was perfect. We're pretty particular with where we'll bring our dog, but from the moment we saw the happy looking exterior of the inn and met Lauren & Steve we felt completely confident in our choice. Check-in was a breeze, and afterwards our pup hung out with us in our room for a bit - when we decided to head out for dinner we brought her down to the "Doggie Lodge" and got her settled in her own private kennel - they even had a cute chalkboard with her name on it! The other dogs (and human guests!) we met there were all very sweet & friendly, and our pup had fun playing with them in the 5' fenced yard. We really appreciated the double gated entrance that ensured she wouldn't slip by us, as well as the complete devotion to dogs' comfort and safety this inn has. Dogs are allowed to stay with you overnight in your room as well as any time you are there, and are comfortably kenneled when you go out and about with the owners checking on them. The inn even allows them in the living room and on couches if that's their preference...which is very nice for spoiled pups like ours! : ) I would definitely recommend bringing a bed and/or blanket (and maybe a toy or stuffed animal you feel they're safe alone with) for the lodge - while safe and climate controlled, there is only a bare floor for them to lie on otherwise. We were really glad she had her own bed there, and each time we picked her up she was happily snoozing away on it. Breakfast was really great and the room was cozy too. Can't wait to return!

Dog Friendly to the MAX

4.2 on December 15, 2014

When your dog is like a child, you wish to find lodging that is welcoming to both dog and owner. My ten year terrier, PJ enjoyed his stay in the Puppy Lodge as we ate each morning a full breakfast prepare by the owners. Steve is always on hand at the lodge and an expert on the area. You will never go wrong staying at the Lazy Dog Inn.


4.6 on December 14, 2014

Wondeful staff and guests alike! We had a blast and are already planning a return trip next year!

Great Experience

5 on November 18, 2014

We enjoyed our stay. Lauren and Steve were wonderful. We stayed three nights and it was fun and very relaxing. Lot's to do with the dogs in the area and great places to eat and shop. The breakfast each morning was amazing as well. We enjoyed sitting by the fireplace with the dogs in the evening. It felt like true New England particularly when it snowed a bit and it was on the trees outside the Inn.

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Rooms & Rates

Molly's Monet Room

Our youngest Golden Retriever Molly and Artist Claude Monet inspired one of our most popular rooms. This flower-adorned room will bring a smile to your face and peace to your heart just like Molly our garden-loving pup.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $110 - $135

Rollover Rose Roomm

This romantic room is the perfect place to rollover for romance, reading or just some much-needed rest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $110 - $135

Sit and Stay Awhile Suite

This spacious two-bedroom suite consists of the Garden Trellis Room and the Canopy Room. Perfect for family or a group of friends. Warm and welcoming it’s sure to make for an enjoyable stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $155

Little Fala

Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt once occupied this historically rich uniquely decorated room. Although FDR had many dogs during his lifetime, Fala was the most famous. He was a Scottish terrier born on April 7, 1940, and given to FDR by Mrs. Augustus Kellogg of Westport, Connecticut. Fala's full name was "Murray the Outlaw of Fala Hill," and after going to live at the White House on November 10, 1940, he became the President's constant companion.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $110 - $135

Meghan Mountain Room

This room was named for our oldest Golden Retriever. Meghan truly loves the outdoors including hiking, swimming, and just being silly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $110 - $125

Fetch Me A Quilt Room

This room is perfect to curl up with a warm quilt and take a nap. You can also enjoy a great book from our collection. This room comfy as a quilt.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $105

Country Dog Room

This quaint, cozy room offers all the warmth and delightfulness of a New England Inn also includes a welcoming sitting area where you and your pal can read a good book or just relax.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $105 - $115

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village


Manchester, NH (MHT) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From North: Follow Route 16 south to its intersection with Route 113 in Chocorua Village. The inn is one-half mile past this intersection, on the left. (Note: Route 113 crosses Route 16 once before reaching Chocorua Village.) From Boston: Take Route 95 north to Route 16 (Spaulding Turnpike) north. After passing the intersection of Route 25 in West Ossipee, continue on Route 16 north another five miles. The Lazy Dog Inn is on the right. From South: Follow Route 93 to Route 495 to Route 95 north and proceed as from Boston.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Private entrance, Telephone , Fenced Doggie Play Area, Doggie Lodge, Fully Equipped Gym, Doggie Day Care, Doggie Swimming Hole

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Dog Sled Racing, Dog Friendly Restaurants, Dog Friendly Hiking Back Packing, Dog Friendly Skiing Downhill/Cross-Country, Dog Friendly Shopping, Dog Friendly White Water Rafting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 14 years of age please
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes All Dogs Welcome
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum during peak season and holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50.00
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy: 1. For reservations cancelled 14 days or more before arrival: Guest receives full refund less $50 administrative expenses. 2. For reservations cancelled less than 14 days before arrival: - If we are able to rebook the room, guest will receive a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee . - If we are unable to rebook the room, unfortunately the guest will forfeit the entire payment due. Major holidays, fall foliage, and special events require a 21 day notification 3. Unfortunately, in the event that we do not receive notice of your cancellation, your account will be charged the full amount of your stay.



Steven & Lauren Sousa

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Our hobbies are having fun with our two Golden Retrievers Meghan and Molly. With all of the wonderful lakes and hiking trials we love to take them swimming and hiking. We also spend all of our spare time with as many doggie activities we can.

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Full Gourmet Country Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
By far our guest’s favorite breakfast item. Freshly baked homemade bread and locally grown blueberries. An unforgettable delight.


Route 16 , Chocorua, NH 03817 USA (Show map)

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