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Ballard House Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Meredith B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 March 2014

When we arrived at the Ballard House we were greeted at the door by Lynn, the hostess. She was very cordial and helpful, making us feel welcome immediately. She was joined by her husband, Brian (a fun guy) who carried our bags to our room. The Inn was as equally impressive as was our greeting. The cleanliness was beyond belief and the physical condition of the Inn was astonishing. The owners were so gracious that we felt like guests in a private home, not visitors paying for a room and breakfast. They anticipated our every need, recommending great restaurants as well as short day trips. The second part of B&B was of course breakfast and the hosts laid out an awesome spread that was beyond the norm, including eggs benedict, home made muffins, juices, coffee, tea, banana pancakes, and on and on. The food was prepared so beautifully that we took photos of the plates before eating every last bit of it. In the afternoon we devoured homemade cookies with our beverages while sitting in one of two common rooms on very comfortable divans. And did I mention the view? The Inn looks out at the White mountains and various lakes and ponds. As we ate breakfast this morning the New England weather treated us to a smorgasbord of weather, being sunny one moment, then snowing the next, then back to sunshine. It was absolutely awesome.
I really cannot praise this inn and it's hosts enough. We enjoyed one of the best weekends of our lives at this inn. Totally awesome!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2014

It was great to meet you and we are glad to have helped you have a memorable weekend. It is always fun to offer suggestions and cook indulgent food! Thanks for taking time to write such a gracious review, it is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

There is little I can add to the other outstanding reviews of the Ballard House Inn. What cannot be seen from the pictures is the magnificent view from the back of the Inn which overlooks the lake and mountains. We look forward to returning!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Thank you for your review, we always appreciate the feedback and what different perspectives our guests provide. We tend to take for granted the outstanding views of the mountains and lake from the back of the house, however, having just returned from traveling ourselves, really stopped and took in how fortunate we are! Please do come back to see the awesome scenery again.

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We selected Ballard House based on all of the terrific TripAdvisor reviews -- and they were spot on. Our stay was the weekend before Valentine's during the Meredith Ice Fishing Derby. Lynn and Brian were fantastic, personable hosts and just plain good people. The rooms were immaculate and tastefully decorated, the breakfast was delicious (the birthday pancakes were a nice surprise), and Newton the dog stole the show. There were various complimentary items including wine, beer and snacks which was a nice touch. The town was accessible by car, not really walkable due to the busy road into town. This was no big deal for us. Lynn and Brian had lots of great suggestions for activities, and were quick to make phone calls to arrange things on our behalf. We definitely recommend Ballard House to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway in a beautiful setting.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2014

Thanks, first, for taking the time to submit such a favorable review. We are so glad we helped you have a relaxing weekend, complete with birthday pancakes! We enjoyed meeting you both and hope you can come back again.

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

What a fantastic weekend! Went to vist Meredith for the Pond Hockey Classic with another couple. The Inn is restored home with all the modern comforts. Our rooms were goregously appointed with comfortable beds and their own facilities- our room also had a romantic fireplace. The room was in the front of the inn and we live in a quiet neighborhood at home, I didn't think the traffic was bad at all, slept like a baby!
Brian and Lynn are wonderful hosts, hospitable, helpful and four star cooks with the gourmet breakfasts :) We enjoyed their company, some beer, wine, snacks and homemade cookies each afternoon. They also made reservations for us at a place that was just perfect with a paino bar our last evening. We will be back! Loved it!
The Planet Fitness is pretty close by and that's where we went to workout in the morning!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

We are so glad you stayed with us. We had a great time talking and laughing with you! Look forward to meeting the whole group at Pond Hockey next year, but hope you can come back before then. Thanks for such a complimentary review too!

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Once again, a fabulous weekend at Ballard House! It was as lovely as I remembered from the previous year. Everything in the home is charming to see, and thoughtful touches abound. Brian and Lynn even invited us to take a run in their snow saucer on the substantial backyard hill. We were very convenient to Gunstock Mountain or could have gone in the other direction to several other ski areas. Brian was very helpful and knowledgeable about nearby recreation. And, the guy can cook! The other guests whom we met were equally as impressed as we were. Beds are extremely comfortable, bathrooms generous in size, and your own home was never as clean as the Ballard House. Lots of nice nearby restaurants, shopping and views, even in winter. The most accommodating innkeepers ever. See you there!

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

We were so happy to see you again! Brian enjoyed sharing his "groomed trail" in the backyard with everyone. Thanks for taking the time to submit such a complimentary review. Look forward to seeing you when the white stuff finally melts!

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful weekend stay at the Ballard House Inn in the beginning of December. We felt so welcomed by the hospitable inn keepers, Brian and Lynn. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared by them each morning and wonderful snacks, beer, and wine. Our room was gorgeous and extremely cozy with the fire place. We loved it! Brian and Lynn were so helpful in pointing us in the right direction for fun things to do or great restaurants to try. We felt so relaxed and at home. We felt so lucky to stay at this wonderful B&B during the holiday season. Thank you Brian and Lynn for making our time at your house so memorable!

Room Tip: We loved the room with the fireplace. So nice and cozy during the cold winter months!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

Thanks for taking the time to write such a complimentary review. It is always fun to host around the holidays when our halls are decked! Please come again and enjoy another season with us.

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

I recently got married in New Hampshire Jan.4 2014 .It was suggested to me by my previous boss to check out The Ballard House .How fortunate were we .There was a total of 15 of us .The rooms were superbly appointed with daily two course GOURMET breakfast as well as nice wine and a cold beer.Brian and Lynn were the most gracious hosts ever,leaving was like leaving old friends,however the beauty is now we have acquired
new friends.New Hampshire is a favorite destination and we will be repeat guests for sure.THANK YOU BRIAN AND LYNN for a lasting memory and great time Robert and Sadie Ables Hampton, Virginia

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

Sadie, Rob,
We are glad to have helped make your wedding weekend a memorable time for you and your family. We hope to see you for many anniversary visits!

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Additional Information about Ballard House Inn

Address: 53 Parade Rd, Meredith, NH 03253-5400
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Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Meredith
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Meredith
Price Range: £104 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballard House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whatever your reason may be for staying in Meredith, NH, The Ballard House Inn offers a serene and picturesque backdrop for your home away from home. We are just minutes from Lake Winnipesaukee, downtown Meredith,and centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Lakes Region. The Inn is also bordered by 178 acres of town owned recreational land consisting of beautiful hiking trails, walking paths, small ponds, and plenty of wildlife. Our guests often mention the setting at the Inn is so private and serene yet close to so many fabulous restaurants and shops of the Lakes Region. ... more   less 
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