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Squam Lake Inn

28 Shepard Hill Road , Holderness, NH 03245 USA (Show map)
15 Reviews
$160 - $225
per night

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Built in 1890, our stunning Squam Lake bed and breakfast has been restored into a charming Holderness, New Hampshire inn. Decorated in vintage New England charm, our White Mountains inn is designed to make every guest feel warm and welcome. Guests are invited to relax in our lobby in front of a roaring fire with a cup of hot tea, or curl up with a book in our cozy library. Outside there is plenty of room to relax or watch the birds and other wildlife on the wraparound porch or expansive mahogany deck of our Squam Lake bed and breakfast. Our restaurant, the Inn Kitchen + Bar, is seasonally serving lunch and dinner. We are dedicated to providing the best fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients available by working with local farmers. Come experience a truly unique and memorable New Hampshire getaway at the historic and unforgettable Squam Lake Inn.

Rooms & Rates

Eagles Nest

Upstairs deluxe room with king bed, cozy seating area and luxurious bathroom. Decorated in nature inspired colors, this room will wrap you in comfort. This room features a private bath with claw foot bathtub, shower, air conditioning and TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Upstairs room with King bed. Overlooks mahogany deck and red barn. Decorated in creams and navy blue with vintage oar and Lake Winnipesaukee memorabilia. Room also features a private bath and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Upstairs room with King bed. Overlooks mahogany deck and red barn. Decorated in grey, black, and cream accents. Private bath and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Sunny upstairs suite with queen bed, gas fireplace, and seating area. Decorated in green, reds and yellows and overlooks the wooded grounds. Room also features a private bath with shower, ceiling fan and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Sunny, upstairs room with queen bed that over looks wooded area. Room also features a private bath and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Upstairs deluxe room with king bed, gas fireplace and cozy seating area. Decorated in red, sunset coral and yellows overlooking the front of the inn. Room also features a private bath with shower, ceiling fan and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bennett Cove

Downstairs room with Queen bed. Located at the end of wrap around porch with lots of windows. Room decorated in warm yellows, greens and reds. Room also features a large private bath w/shower/bath combination, air conditioning. This room is handicap accessible.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Little Squam

Upstairs room with Queen bed overlooks mahogany deck and red barn. Decorated in blues. Room also features a private bath and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Downstairs room with Queen bed. Decorated in traditional "Holderness" green and white. Room also features a large private bath w/shower/bath combination, ceiling fan and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Squam Loft

Located in downtown Holderness, our Squam Loft overlooks Squam Lake. Includes 2 bed, 2 bath, full kitchen, dining area, living area, laundry room, and deck.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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4.6 on July 25, 2014

My second time at the inn, was just as nice a remembered. Very relaxing, cant wait to get up there again.

Nice Inn

3.2 on July 21, 2014

Our dining experience for dinner was excellent. The breakfast was pretty poor. We were served orange cream filled French toast with sausages. It was too sweet, more like a dessert than breakfast. The room was very nice and the king size bed was very comfortable.

Very relaxing

5 on July 09, 2014

At the end of our stay we did not want to leave and return to the reality of our everyday lives, the staff was very courteous and helpful and the hospitality was exceptional as well as the food. Plan on going back again soon .

Amazing place to stay!

5 on July 07, 2014

What a great experience we had here! Our children surprised us with a 40th wedding anniversary mini honeymoon! The staff was amazing, the food was amazing, and so was our room! Even the little shop down the road was amazing! Everybody went out of their way to help. Even in the planing stages with my kids! I would defiantly go back here in a heart beat!

Amazing spot, and great staff and food!

4.6 on May 21, 2014

Nestled between to pristine lakes, little and big Squam, this B&B is at the gateway of a natural paradise. We biked around the lake and then canoed between the two while enjoying a great room, wonderful staff, and really excellent food.

Lovely, warm stay at Squam Lake Inn

5 on October 29, 2013

We had a lovely one night stay at Squam Lake Inn. Warm reception, excellent breakfast, pretty room.

Recent visit

4.8 on August 28, 2012

Very welcoming staff at desk and dining room. Room was very clean and comfortable.


5 on November 30, 2011

My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay at the Squam Lake Inn. Everything was outstanding from the Inn itself, to the staff and service. Meals were fantastic. We will definitely return!! Highly recommend a visit if you're in the Holderness area.

Outstanding Experience

5 on October 19, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Inn for four nights on our honeymoon trip to NH. We have no words to express how much we enjoyed our stay. The staff was amazing and they went above and beyond to make our stay very special. The staff was welcoming, treating us like family. They booked our boat tour on Squam Lake, recommended sites for us to visit and took care of us to make sure we enjoyed our time in the Lakes Region of NH. The food was out of this world! Breakfast , lunch and dinner were able to be made gluten free for my dietary concerns and were all fabulous. Everythingwas fresh and delicious!! There's no need to eat anywhere else. We stayed in the Eagle Nest room which has a fabulous claw foot bath tub, wonderfully comfortable bed and a very serene and quiet atmosphere. The complimentary shampoo, conditioner and lotion are wonderful and are also sold in the Red Barn. We loved it all! We have a five star hotel in our city that we have stayed at before, and we have to say the Squam Lake Inn surpassed that hotel, by far! The service, food, room, staff and atmosphere deserve more stars than we can award. The Inn is close to so much in NH. We hiked, dined, shopped and enjoyed the breath-taking fall foliage by just driving the area. If you are considering staying at the Inn, please book your stay NOW. You will not be disappointed. We plan on returning for an anniversary trip and have passed along the Inn's information to my husband's parent's for their New England trip. I wish there was more we could say to describe how special our time was at the Inn, but we will let you book your stay and experience the Inn for yourself. Enjoy!

A cozy home away from home!

5 on August 01, 2011

My partner and I stayed in a Suite at the Squam Lake Inn in July 2011 and it was fantastic. The people were so friendly and accommodating and everything was immaculately clean. Everyone at the Inn was very helpful in setting up things to do and places to go. Breakfast each morning was homemade, delicious and plentiful. In the afternoons Cindy, one of the innkeepers, baked a fresh dessert for all the guests to enjoy along with complimentary tea and coffee. THE DESSERTS WERE AMAZING!!! We also decided to have dinner one night at the inn based upon numerous recommendations made to us. The food was excellent and the dining experience was relaxed and stress free! We're already planning our next visit.

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Village


Manchester, NH (MHT) 60 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Red Barn-Unique shopping experience, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wet bar , Gilchrist & Soames Bath Amenities, iPads Available for guest use

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, 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, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Snomobile Trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 10 years and older
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During the High Peak Weekends.
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to 50% of your stay is required to confirm a reservation unless you only stay one night then it is the full amount.
  • Cancellations: For reservations of one night only, full payment in advance is required. In the event of a cancellation, your deposit will be returned provided we are notified 14 days before scheduled arrival. If cancelled less than 14 days, your entire deposit will be forfeited.

    The full rate will be charged if guest do not arrive, arrive after the reserved date or depart before the final date of guaranteed reservations. All deposits will be credited to the last night(s) of reserved time and will be forfeited in case of early departure



Rae Andrews & Cindy Foster

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  • Time Served: 8:00 AM to 9:00AM
  • Serving Location: Outdoor Deck, Breakfast/dining area, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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28 Shepard Hill Road , Holderness, NH 03245 USA (Show map)

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