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“Wonderful spot on Lake Winnipesaukee!”
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Oliver Lodge
Reviewed 28 August 2010

We are spending our last evening at Oliver Lodge, and are sorry to be leaving tomorrow. I have no idea why the other two posters did not enjoy their stay, but we loved our week here.

This is informal living, but as comfy as could be, and Lydia, the assistant director, could not have been more helpful. She responded immediately to every request, and even offered to lend her own sunglasses after my daughter lost hers.

I was here with my husband and daughter and daughter-in-law with their families, including four children from 9 months to 7 1/2 years old. We rented the North Wing, which was perfect for our group. Each family had a different section of the house. It is located right on the lake, and we were lucky enough to hear loons on the lake one morning.

Unfortunately, we had terrible weather for the first part of the week but once it cleared up, we spent most of the day on glorious Lake Winnipesaukee. There is a terrific slow-sloping sandy beach, perfect for the kids. We all swam many times out to the little island with the A frame and the buoy. There are two kayaks to use, as well as a rowboat and kickboards.

We made most of our meals in the well-equipped kitchen, and went out to eat once at a fabulous restaurant, Kevin's Cafe, in Center Harbor. Delicious, fresh seafood. We all recommend it highly.

We enjoyed walking through the shops in Meredith, and riding the Go Karts and visiting Weir's Beach. I would return in an instant!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2009

As the previous reviewer said, Oliver Lodge was really unclean with out-dated and worn out furnishings. The owners took 2 days to respond to a smoke detector that beeped incessantly for lack of a battery. The website advertises a sauna which is really a long-neglected room repurposed as a closet in the boat house and does not function at all. The entire week our whole group felt scheeved (sp?) out by the spider webs, chipmunks and dirty upholstery in the main gathering area. For the expense, one expects adequate toilet paper, paper towels and decent towels (not the same quality you get at an old Motel 8).

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2009

We have just ret'd from a week stay at Oliver Lodge. When we arrived we found the Main Lodge to be very dirty. The floors were covered with dead bugs, crumbs and the corners of the room as well as the window sills were covered in spider webs. The rugs had not been vacuumed, the light fixtures had webs all over them, the sofas were stained and also very dirty. The bedrooms..windows that did not open, missing screens and webs all over the sill. We had made a trip last Oct to view the accomodations. The owner assured us that the lodge would be clean. . The rental fee was $6,600. plus Linen fee and NH tax..totaling $7362. For this amount I expected my family to have a "clean" place to sleep and eat. We asked the owners to please view the Lodge, which they never did. They did send in a cleaning woman. She vacuumed for about 45 minutes, in the bedrooms as we requested. I am used to "lake" living, but this was completely out of control. The webs actually held the furniture to the walls. Those cute little Chipmunks lived with us and ate our food. The ower offered us mouse traps. The view and the Lake made our vacation. It is for this reason that I am rating "Okay".
It is a shame that this beautiful building on the cove is so neglected.

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Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: 92 Powers Rd, Meredith, NH 03253-7021
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Meredith
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Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Meredith
Price Range: £114 - £313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oliver Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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