I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lake Opechee Inn and Spa. My husband took us up here the weekend of Valentine's Day, and we were pleased to find that this property was clean, well maintained, and comfortable. Although it was a bit less expensive than many of the surrounding hotels, we didn't think that it lacked ANYTHING... Awesome stay!
ROOMS: We stayed in Room 117, "The Bryar", and although it was the least expensive room category, we found it to be more than adequate and extremely comfortable. In fact, the BED is one of the nicest ever (you can purchase/order the linens, too!). If you've ever stayed at a renovated Sandals, it reminded me of one of those beds: soft, comfortable, lots of fluffy linens. There was a fireplace in our room (gas) and two chairs to lounge in front of it. Although we didn't have a spa tub, the bathroom was big and bright. There was also a fridge and a "vanity" area with a counter and a huge closet.
RESTAURANT: We didn't eat dinner in the hotel restaurant (sorry!) but the breakfasts were great! They even let me take a tray up to my husband on the last day, as I wanted to surprise him with "breakfast in bed"... nice!
LOCATION: The lake is beautiful, but it was tough to walk around it (too much snow EVERYWHERE). There are snowmobiling trails on the back-side of the hotel, which we found interesting. If you think the sound will bother you (it's not *THAT* loud), then make sure to reserve a room on the front side (balcony side) of the hotel. There isn't ANYTHING within walking distance except one small Italian restaurant, but there's lots of stuff within a 10-15 minute drive (TJ Maxx, Shaw's Grocery Store, D'Angelo's, Mexican Cantina, Pizza places, stuff like that).
AMENITIES: We didn't use the hotel pool but the HOT TUB was nice and NO ONE else was using the entire area while we were there... very nice and relaxing. They also have a pool table (free!), a library (with a huge flat screen TV) where you can borrow books or help out with the puzzle. Each of the rooms is decorated AMAZINGLY and it's really cozy. I felt like I was in a bed and breakfast at many times. Hot chocolate, tea, and coffee was available all day and FREE. :)
We'd consider going back in the summer, too. I bet it's lovely!
DRAWBACKS? The only negative I have, which I won't even dock the rating for, was the SPA... It was booked solid the whole time I was there, even after repeated attempts. I really think they should either hire more staff or leave some openings for hotel guests. I was bummed I didn't get to use the facilities, since the "spa massage" was part of my Christmas gift and I didn't get to take advantage. Still, I loved the place and would totally go again.
GOT PUPPIES? They have two dog friendly rooms, too, which are hardwood instead of carpeted. We didn't stay in one, but we saw a few puppies around the property along with the resident golden retriever. So cute!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The renovated historic mill building is home to an Inn, Spa, Conference Center and Restaurant, all resting on the peaceful shores of Lake Opechee; a sister lake to Lake Winnipesaukee. The Inn has thirty-four individually decorated guest rooms with fireplaces, private baths and many offer balconies with lake views and two-person whirlpool baths. We are a dog friendly Inn, offering two exclusive guest rooms for you and your friendly pups. Our Spa is Tranquility Springs Wellness Spa and in house restaurant is O Steak & Seafood. Here at Lake Opechee Inn and Spa, guests will find the perfect retreat for rest and relaxation. Often referred to as a "home away from home". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lake Opechee Hotel Laconia