The Ballard House Inn

53 Parade Road , Meredith, 03253 USA (Show map)

About

Whatever your reason may be for staying in Meredith, NH, The Ballard House Inn offers picturesque lake and mountain views for your home away from home. We are just minutes from Lake Winnipesaukee, downtown Meredith, Gunstock Ski Area, and centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Lakes Region. Our Inn sits on over 10 acres of rolling meadows and private forest. The Inn has its own hiking trail which connects to the 190 acre Waukewan Highands Community Park, town owned recreational land with four marked trails leading to the pristine Hart's Pond.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Wonderful Stay at The Ballard House Inn

5 on October 30, 2016

Our experience at The Ballard House Inn was just perfect. Our hosts greeted us right away and helped us to feel more than welcome at their home. When our hiking plans changed due to the weather they helped us to come up with a quality experience for the following day. They are know the area well and were able to direct us to trailheads and even knew the exact mileage to get there. We left for our hike very early, so we missed breakfast. However, they left the most delicious homemade bread for us to take on our adventure! We had a wonderful time and would certainly return.


Perfect Weekend

5 on October 07, 2016

Stayed here for a weekend in October and only have great things to say. The hosts are extremely friendly and welcoming, the room was very nicely renovated and comfortable, and the food was outstanding. Topped off by the great view from the back deck it was a perfect weekend.


Hospitality at its Best

5 on May 31, 2016

My wife and I have stayed at over a dozen B & B's in the past 6 years and have always enjoyed excellent hosts. Lynn and Bryan at the Ballard House have been the best! Would love to find the time to go back and stay longer.


Ballard House Inn

4.0 on December 20, 2015

Great family weekend in a wonderful and warm environment. All our needs were anticipated . Felt like home.


Wonderful Inn! Will stay again!

5 on December 12, 2015

This is a wonderful place--lovely people, beautiful views--and so easy to book online!


Top Notch Inn!

5 on December 09, 2015

We had a great stay at the Ballard Inn - from the moment we got out of our car, we were greeted with help with our bags and that help extended throughout our entire weekend stay. It's beautiful, it's clean and it's in a great location.


Fantastic B&B

4.8 on October 23, 2015

My wife and I have stayed in a number of bed and breakfasts in the Midwest and south. While the rooms and breakfasts are excellent, what truly sets The Ballard House apart are its owners. Brian and Lynn are outstanding hosts who make a point of getting to know their guests without being intrusive. They are very good at making suggestions for outings and are eager to give reviews and make reservations for dinner for their guests. And their knowledge goes far beyond local as they are very knowledgeable about the entire state. When we told them that we planned to visit Portsmouth (over an hour away), they recommended an outstanding seaside restaurant for a lobster roll lunch. One suggestion: when booking a room, try to get a room in the back if morning road noise is an issue. All and all, The Ballard House is the best B&B we have ever visited and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a vacation in the area.


A wonderful stay

4.8 on October 20, 2015

We stayed at The Ballard House Inn for six delightful nights. From the minute we arrived Brian and Lynn made us feel so welcome from our suitcases carried up to our room, their warm and friendly introductions to the complimentary drinks and nibbles which were always available. Our room overlooked the lake and mountains and was comfortable furnished with a cosy fire if needed. Breakfasts were delicious and then the plans for the day discussed with helpful advice and help with any bookings. Lynn always ensured we had our evening meal booked in one of the local excellent restaurants. Never intrusive but always on hand to give advice,


Quality and hospitality

4.8 on October 11, 2015

Stayed 3 nights at the Ballard House Inn. It was delightful. So fun to meet other guests and share stories of where people had been in order to update our trip plans. Brain and Lynn are so wonderful hosts and so much fun. Always looking for ways to be helpful and make suggestions. Breakfasts are delicious and beautifully plated. If you are new to B & B in older homes, be aware that there is noise from upper floors and nearby rooms and in some cases, road noise from highway in front of the Inn.


Brian and Lynn are the best !

5 on September 03, 2015

We had booked the Squam suite and this was perfect for our party of 3. Our daughter slept on the sofa bed in the living room and it was ok. We had the room with the king bed which was perfect. There are cookies available all day long, as well as coffee, tea, hot chocolate and wine ! The breakfast is outstanding. So, yes, everything is perfect : the house is beautiful and the rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable... buts what makes this B&B unforgettable is the hospitality of the inkeepers Brian and Lynn. They are really friendly, helpful and yet not intrusive. Brian has got a good sens of humour and we enjoyed it. We were sad when we left !


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Rooms & Rates

Winnipesaukee

This spacious two-room suite is perfect for families or the business traveler. The suite offers a queen size bedroom with a flat panel tv and private bath. In addition to the bedroom, there is a separate living room with queen size sofa bed and a second flat panel TV. This room has panoramic views of the lakes and mountains

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $239

Big Squam

This spacious two-room suite is perfect for families or the business traveler. The suite offers a queen size bedroom with a flat panel tv and private bath. In addition to the bedroom, there is a separate living room with queen size sofa bed and a second flat panel TV. This room has panoramic views of the lakes and mountains.

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $239

Waukewan

This tastefully decorated country room has a queen size bed and private bath. This beautiful room includes a working fireplace, flat screen TV, air conditioning, and is complete with country furnishings.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Winnisquam

This charming room is located in the back of the house offering sweeping views of the lakes and mountains. In the room you will find a queen size bed and private bath, complete with flat screen TV and air conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Sunapee

This light hardwood floored room is located on the second floor complete with a working fireplace, queen size bed, and private bath. Other amenities include a flat screen TV, air conditioning and picturesque views of the mountains and nearby lakes.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Newfound

Beautifully appointed country room consisting of a queen size bed and private bath. This room has exceptional craftsmanship throughout, decorated in a bright country style, this room also offers a flat screen TV, and air conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Opechee

Cozy first floor room complete with country furnishings, a flat screen TV, as well as a working fireplace and air conditioning. This first floor room offers a queen size bed and private custom tile bath. This room also has nice mountain and lake views overlooking our back porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Chocorua

This quaint room is located on the first floor of the inn. It has its own exterior entrance and private porch area and is complete with a queen size bed, a private bath with ceramic tile floor as well as AC, and flat screen TV.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakeview, Mountains, Small town, Waterview

Airport

Manchester, NH (MHT)

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends and Holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night's stay is required unless otherwise stated at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Your deposit is forfeited if you arrive later than your scheduled arrival date or depart before the final date of your reservation. Reservations can be cancelled 14 days prior with full refund given, subject to a $25 handling charge. Late cancellations (within 48 hours of scheduled arrival) or no-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Brian and Lynn

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian