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The Inn on Golden Pond

State Route 3 PO Box 680, Holderness, NH 03245-0680 USA (Show map)

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An impressive Squam Lake country inn built in 1879, located on 50 acres near the setting for the classic film 'On Golden Pond.' Close to great hiking, skiing and boating. Enjoy superior restaurants and plenty of good shopping nearby. The Inn is known for its refreshingly friendly yet professional atmosphere. Innkeepers Bill and Bonnie Webb have been welcoming guests for over 25 years. Furnished to provide maximum comfort, six spacious guestrooms and two suites are decorated in traditional country style. All have private baths. Plymouth,NH, Plymouth State University,Meredith,NH and Lake Winnipesaukee are all within 10 minutes. Our convenient location allows you to take full advantage of the many attractions throughout New Hampshire's Lakes Region.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.7
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Lovely, lovely place to stay!!!

4.6 on October 19, 2012

This B&B is in SUCH a pretty, peaceful setting, and the B&B itself is SO lovely! Loved the drive getting to it, as well, as it's very much up in the mountains. The room was INCREDIBLE..large and very well all the places we stayed, NO one had a room as nice as this place did. I could have stayed there a week, it was SO nice and comfortable!! The hosts were also very hospitable...we greatly enjoyed visiting with them. The only two things that could have been better about the place were: 1) We were given for the main course at breakfast, a choice between blueberry pancakes, or scrambled eggs and bacon. The other places we stayed at served several main entrees, so we were a bit surprised we had to choose just one. So while the food was delicious, it was limited compared to other places. 2) Around 10 pm or so, they put their tea bags and hot water container up from downstairs...the other places we stayed at, left such out all night, so that a person could have hot tea or hot instant coffee anytime in the evening. So that part was a bit disappointing, as I was still wanting tea in the evening, and we found everything had been removed for the night. Other than that, the place was not lacking in anything, and we definitely want to go back there, and for a longer time, as well. Overall, this B&B was 5 star!

Very Elegant and Comfortable Inn.....but

4.4 on November 04, 2011

Inn on Golden Pond Elegant, well maintained, Inn near Little Squam Lake This was a difficult review to write. The inn is extremely well kept and very comfortable. Not quite on the lake it is only a couple of minutes away. We had the Mallard’s Cove room which was very nice indeed, and in fact one of the few inns to provide two comfortable chairs in the room. The surrounding area is very beautiful with great mountain drives and stunning lakes all within easy reach. We have stayed in very many quality B&Bs both in the USA and at home in England. This was the first ever occasion that we did not get on with the owners. First the hot drinks machine was being put away in the evening when we had not yet got our coffees. No problem except that when I joked with Bill that he could not put it away yet I was told in no uncertain terms that he was the boss round here! (I don’t think he was joking). Next morning I was told off for taking tea mugs from the cupboard instead of from the breakfast tables. Bonny said “..if everyone took mugs there wouldn’t be enough to go around..” !! Bonny.....get more mugs. It didn’t seem to get any wife was told off for taking milk at breakfast from one container rather than the other. Both contained the same kind of milk but clearly there were rules to be obeyed. I won’t even go into the Spanish Inquistion about who left the dirty breakfast plate on the side table! All very odd because we have never come across this style before in a B&B and the many five star ratings suggest that no-else either notices. Bryan and Ann D UK

Best vacation we ever had.

5 on December 31, 2008

The place was so beautiful and very clean. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We had a room w/ a jaccuzi and fireplace which really made the vacation. It was a very cold weekend. The place was so charming. The food was great too. can't wait to go back!!

Cozy and Friendly

5 on October 10, 2008

Husband and I stayed for only one night...on the way to Maine. The hosts were so nice and friendly. It was a cozy, warm and hospitable stay. Sat and talked with other guests and the hosts during breakfast the next morning...which was yummy. In a pretty location and away from the big cities. Highly recommend it to all going to that area. The Crawfords

Vacation in New Hampshire

5 on April 29, 2008

Abaolutley fabulous. The innkeepers- Bill and Bonnie Webb are outstanding. Hospitality and service oriented. Always exceeds our expectations.

It is a wonderful place.

5 on December 12, 2007

The innkeepers could not make you feel more at home. A puzzle by the fire and chatting with friends to break up the dreary winter.

Inn on Golden Pond.

5 on December 12, 2007

The inn on golden pond is a beautiful country inn in a rustic setting. The innkeepers are warm and friendly, making you feel like their family.

The Inn on Golden Pond.

5 on December 12, 2007

The inn is beautiful, innkeepers very friendly. The rooms are immaculate and breakfast is plentiful and delicious. A very pleasant stay!

Our Home Away from Home

5 on November 29, 2007

My husband and I have been repeat guests at Inn on Golden Pond for the past 5 years. Our love of New Hampshire coupled with the friendship of the innkeepers Bonnie and Bill and other repeat guests, who have become friends, keep us coming back to this specific Inn. The Inn is centrally located so the mountain, lake and outlet shopping areas are within an easy 1 hour drive. We have stayed in almost every room the Inn has to offer and each one has its own unique decor and comforts. Rooms facing the backyard offer a more quiet atmosphere without the occasional traffic noise as well as the opportunity to catch a glimpse of deer or moose. This Inn offers special seasonal getaway packages such as candlelight dinners in March, Valentines Day weekend in February and our favorite, New Years Eve. Bonnie loves to make scrumptous desserts for New Years Eve for all to enjoy capped off with a Champagne Toast at Midnight. Bonnie and Bill treat guests like old friends and family members and offer recommendations for the best seasonal activites their area has to offer. One of the favorite features is the puzzle table. Many friendships are made building the puzzles together. Having stayed in other Bed and Breakfasts in New Hampshire, we always recommend this one to friends, family and acquaintances.

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Rooms & Rates

Mallards Cove

This room located on the second floor of the inn, Bright and airy with four big windows facing the front of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Bear's Den

This is a very large room with many unusual "nooks and crannies" in it. Bear's Den has been decorated with the romantic in mind -hearts and flowers abound in shades of blue and rose. This suite has a separate sitting room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

Deer Lodge

This is a large corner room on the 2nd floor of the inn featuring a picture window overlooking the side yard. There is a sitting area in the room with comfortable chairs for reading and a good supply of magazines to read.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Goose Gully

This is a large, quiet room located at the rear of the inn on the second floor. This room is ideal for people requiring separate beds or for a party of three people.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Porcupine Hollow

The suite has been decorated with soft blue accents, including warm braided rugs on the hardwood floors. Yes, there is ONE picture of a porcupine in this room!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

Raccoon Retreat

Pinks and greens combine in this room to add to the crafty wood wall plaque showing a raccoon enjoying himself in the hollow of a watermelon. This room is warm and welcoming.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Rabbits Hole

This is spacious room on the third floor with magnificent views out to the backyard, overlooking maple trees and an antique split rail fence. Interesting nooks and crannies make this room very special.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Owls Nest

This is a very large room, one of the best views looking out to the backyard. Our guests have photographed moose from this room!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175


Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town


Manchester, NH (MHT) 60 miles

Directions to property:

3 1/2 miles South on Route 3 From exit 24 I-93

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Foliage, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: 3:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends in season
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night or 50% of stay, whichever is greater
  • Cancellations: The deposit, less $20, refunded if reservation is cancelled at least 14 days prior to arrival date. Deposit is forfeited if reservation is cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival date unless we can re-rent the room.



Bill and Bonnie Webb

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Fulltime Innkeepers, like to travel. Enjoy outdoor sports especially x-country skiing, hiking. Bonnie enjoys cooking and needlepoint.

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

Special meal options

, upon request


State Route 3 , PO Box 680, Holderness, NH 03245-0680 USA (Show map)

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