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!
- 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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