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“1st stop in NH's Lake District”
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Ballard House Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Meredith B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
“1st stop in NH's Lake District”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

On the journey back to Grand Island,NY from Maine and the White Mtns.,the Ballard House was an excellent choice. My wife and I arrived in Meredeth just in time to take the tour on the Doris E. Upon arrival at the Ballard house Brian and Lynn were very informative. After a hike up Rattlesnake Mt. with an excellent view, we had a light dinner. The rest of the evening was spent in light conversation sitting on their delightful porch enjoying the beautiful scenery. A delicious breakfast followed in the morning and a pleasant sendoff. Every aspect of the stay was collectively casual and professional. We will definitely return to the Ballard House where we were made to feel at home. Roger Wright of Grand Island,NY

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your stay. We just want everyone to relax and enjoy and hope we accomplished that during your overnight stay. Your visit was just too short, we hope you will come back!
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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Everything was absolutely perfect from the room to breakfast, and Lynne & Brian are the most welcoming people you can possibly meet.

In short, not booking at least one night in Ballard Inn would be the biggest mistake you've ever made.

Period.

Stayed August 2014
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
What a succinct, positive review - - thank you so much. You both were such polite, kind guests, we will be disappointed if we do not see you again. Snowboarding and skiing will be here before you know it. Leave the city for a long weekend and enjoy the white stuff with us!
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Colts Neck
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We were so happy we selected to stay at the Ballard House for our first visit to this area. This is a beautifully restored older home decorated with exquisite taste and pristine cleanliness. Brian and Lynne are wonderful hosts which made our visit all the more relaxing and comfortable. Delicious breakfasts made all the better for their wonderful company. We are early morning risers and really enjoyed sitting on the back porch with the beautiful view. Hanging out with Newton while sipping coffee and deciding day trips. Excellent recommendations from Brian and Lynne for sight-seeing and places to eat. Ballard House is certainly one of the best B&Bs!

Room Tip: All rooms are beautiful! Back rooms a bit quieter when traffic busy during the commuter times.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thanks so much for staying with us and enjoying the Inn and the Lakes Region. We enjoy getting to know our guests and helping them plan their activities and restaurant choices! Thank you for submitting a review, we truly appreciate your comments. Think of us in the future, we would welcome seeing you again!
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Ballard House is an exceptional inn. Who can forget the hospitality of Lynne and Brian - they are such lovely people, whom we hope to meet again. They are clearly very proud of the work that they have done in making the surroundings so meticulous. However, this is not at the expense of being welcoming - sitting out on the porch, chatting, with a beer in my hand looking at the sunset will live with me forever. Everyone relaxes at Ballard, so all the guests mingle well. Lynne's breakfasts are excellent and Brian is ...well Brian, a unique guy who we took to immediately, he is great fun and plain speaking. We stayed for a couple of nights and took in Squam lake (On Golden Pond location) Brian and Lynne gave us great advice on which boat trip was best and the magnificent views from Rattlesnake mountain - after a short 30 min climb - unbelievable. So thanks to everyone at Ballard and not forgetting your wee dog. Ha ha!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Yet another fun loving couple from across the pond! We are so very glad you stayed with us and had a great holiday. Your sunset pictures from the back porch are just beautiful, thanks for sharing. Yes, Brian likes to have fun with the guests and Newton just wants pets :) Thanks, too, for taking the time to submit a review and for the favorable comments. We hope you will be able to visit again the next time over!
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Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

My mother and my husband and I were truly blessed to stay at Ballard House Inn on our two-week trip to New England! I could begin with the beautiful sunsets, meticulous accommodations, plentiful and delicious breakfasts and snacks, unlimited beverages, and extraordinary views! But truly... it's all about two people... Lynne and Brian! Their warmth, hospitality, patience, humor, and ability to make you feel at home were off the charts. Their skill-set in running a bed-and-breakfast could probably make someone have a good time in a barn! However, our stay at Ballard house made us feel like we were pampered every step of the way. Not only was it a real highlight on our trip, but a lifetime memory for sure!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
What a great time we had hosting you, your mom and hubby! The three of you were such fun, adventurous and happy guests, it made our jobs so easy. What touched us most about your review is the mention of your stay being a lifetime memory - - we are totally flattered and humbled.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We spent one night with Brian and Lynne. The room was immaculate, pretty and comfortable. The food Lynne made was delicious and there was plenty of snacks and drinks which we loved. As far as hospitality, Brian and Lynne could not have done a better job and welcoming us and giving us a pleasurable experience. They were extremely helpful, nice and caring. We are looking forward to staying with them again this winter for a ski weekend.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thanks for taking time to write a review and for the favorable comments. We would welcome having you escape the city for a weekend and experience winter in New Hampshire. See you when the snow falls!
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I can say nothing but positive things about my stay here this past weekend! The innkeepers felt like old friends by the end of the weekend. They were so welcoming and helpful with suggestions for places to visit and eat in town. The complimentary breakfasts at the B&B were delicious. There were breathtaking views out the back porch, where I could've stayed all day reading a book, with a glass of wine in hand and the sun beaming down. Truly a great experience!

PS-Newton, their dog, is the sweetest!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
You and your friends were great guests. It was a pleasure hosting you! We would welcome having you return, we promise no Golden Grahams for breakfast :)
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Property: Ballard House Inn
Address: 53 Parade Rd, Meredith, NH 03253-5400
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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