Squam Lake Inn

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




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Best place to stay in the Lakes Region!

5 on July 16, 2015

This B&B is unparalleled in every way. It is a lovely, well maintained inn with all the comforts of home. Molly and the rest of the very friendly inn staff make everyone feel so welcome, and they show meticulous attention to detail. Of particular distinction, the attached restaurant is undeniably the best place to dine in the entire area. Ask anyone in the Squam Lake area and they will agree, so make your reservations early. Rae is an awesome chef, and always has an inspired menu and maintains incredible choices of wine. She also makes a spectacular daily breakfast for inn guests. They also run the Market just a few steps away. Cindy runs a tight ship in this busy and popular Holderness hotspot, offering freshly prepared sandwiches and other Squam treats. The Squam Lake Inn always makes you forget (at least temporarily) the real reason you came to the area...the Lake!

Marge Birthday Vacation

4.2 on October 05, 2014

Great place to stay -central to sight-seeing. Great accommodations, good breakfasts (except no options if food does not fit your diet/likes. Dining room is a plus. Room were like new. Con- bathroom sink is at an angle that you can't even place a bar of soap on it without it's slipping into the sink

Lovely place to stay

5 on October 02, 2014

We had 3 nights here recently. It was excellent in all respects: quiet, relaxed, homely, comfortable, very welcoming staff, very good breakfasts and evening dinners. Bedroom was tasefully furnished and our bed was very comfortable. We highly recommend this inn.

Squam Lake Inn

4.6 on September 17, 2014

My Wife and I had an amazing visit to the Squam Lake Inn. As we drove into the driveway of the Inn we knew we had picked a winner. As we checked in we were greeted by Molly. I'm not sure of her title but she was there to serve us breakfast and there to refill the sugar jar late into the evening and help with anything in between. Not to leave out the rest of the Staff at the Inn who were all very busy doing what they do and always smiling and able to answer all my questions. The room. - As Molly (there she is again) guides us up the stairs past the reading nook (and the guest Keurig and refrigerator) to our room we couldn't help but notice how clean everything was. Down the hall to our perfectly decorated room, with a big screen tv hanging on the wall (sorry i'm a guy). Molly gave us a quick tour of the room and let us know she would be down stairs or in the Kitchen if we needed anything. The bed although not a king was super comfortable and the bathroom was plenty big enough for me (a full figured fella). Back down stairs for Dinner. WOW, I am so glad we decided to stay for dinner. Amazing food and service, the staff is all super nice. Back up to the room for some much needed rest. Breakfast - what all of us go to the bed and breakfast for right! Well it was perfect. Like any great B&B, the breakfast can't be your run of the mill, same ol' had it last Sunday meal. Molly (whats up with this Molly anyway, I think she must have a twin) was there to greet us at our table. Juice, fresh fruit, coffee and some of the best German Pancakes I have ever had. Ok these were the first ones but still they were amazing. I don't think Molly made them as we could hear her talking to the cook in the kitchen. A+++ at the Squam Lake Inn and many thanks to the great staff for all they put into their day to make ours just right. Dave & Cheryl

Fabulous Night!

5 on August 30, 2014

We had such a great night at the Squam Lake Inn. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in, and the food was amazing. I keep telling all my friends how impressed I was! We will be back!!!

Quaint B&B with Fantastic Dining

5 on August 28, 2014

Wonderful little Inn near Squam Lake. Tastefully decorated, cozy, beautiful linens. Dining was superb. Would definitely return for dinner in a heartbeat. Service was fantastic.

Absoutely wonderful place to stay; dining superb

4.4 on August 11, 2014

The staff at this Inn is outstanding.

Purley peace!

5 on August 11, 2014

A return to the Squam Lake Inn was exactly what my soul needed. Peace, tranquility & the quaintness that only this Inn can provide. This is my second stay here, this time in the Squam suite. It was all I hoped it would be. I will most definitely return.

Inn at Squam Lake

5 on August 06, 2014

Excellent service and food. Had a great time.


4.8 on August 01, 2014


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Rooms & Rates


Upstairs deluxe 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, flat panel TV and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Eagles Nest

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

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

Bennett Cove

Main floor with Queen bed. Located at the end of our wrap around porch with lots of windows. Room also features a large private bath with shower/bath combination, ceiling fan, air conditioning, and flat screen television.

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


Located on the main level with Queen bed. Decorated in traditional ?Holderness? green and white. Room also features a large private bath with shower/bath combination, ceiling fan, air conditioning, and flat panel tv.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179


Upstairs room with queen bed that over looks wooded area. Decorated in warm grey, soft green, and lilac. This room also features a private bath, flat panel tv and air conditioning.

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

Little Squam

Upstairs room with Queen bed overlooks mahogany deck and red barn. Decorated in blues, whites, and browns. Room also features a private bath, flat panel tv, and air conditioning.

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


Upstairs room with King bed. Overlooks mahogany deck and red barn. Decorated in grey, tans, and whites. Private bath, flat panel tv, and air conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199


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, flat panel TV, ceiling fan and air conditioning.

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


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

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

Check Dates


Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Secluded, Small town


Manchester, NH (MHT) 60 miles

Directions to property:

I-93 to Exit 24. Take Route 3 south through Ashland, along the Squam River and Little Squam Lake. Approximately five miles from I-93 you will see a Citgo gas station. There, route 3 forks left and Shepard Hill Road goes straight up the hill. Go straight 150 yards. The Inn is on the right.

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

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, 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

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, 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
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 10 years and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During the High Peak Weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Proud owners & Innkeepers of Squam Lake Inn for over 10 years!

Check Dates




  • 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

Signature Dish

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Made with house baked cookies and local ice cream. Try all of our flavors!