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Dudley, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 February 2015

This was our third visit to the Inn (twice for Pond Hockey and once just after the fall season in 2014. It's becoming a home away from home! We already have booked for a golf week in the summer! Brian and Lynn are the best, wonderful hosts, super friendly. The manner in which they keep the inn and operate is...

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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

It is always a lot of fun to host you! We appreciate the kind words and you bringing the whole crew for pond hockey. Look forward to the warmer weather and your summer visit!

Beijing, China
Reviewed 25 February 2015

I recently had four wonderful nights at the Ballard House Inn for a wedding in Meredith. Rather than stay in a hotel, after more than three years in Beijing I decided to treat myself to a B & B. I chose well. I chose very well. Lynn and Brian extended their hospitality prior to my arrival, as I had to...

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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

It was no trouble whatsoever to help during your visit. Traveling such a far way, we wanted you to rest and relax when you arrived. Thanks for the suggestion about adding our route number, we will do so to make it easier to find us. Hope your travels bring you back. As promised, blueberries will await you!

Eliot, Maine
Reviewed 23 February 2015

The Ballard house in was an unexpected delight! We found ourselves at the Ballard House Inn via trip advisor, and yet, still didn't expect how wonderful and establishment this was. We had a late night black tie wedding to attend to on Valentines evening 2015. Brian and Lynn were the perfect hosts making sure we got in despite the weather,...

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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your comments, we are glad you were pleasantly surprised! We just try to do our best to help our guests out - - nothing worse than de-snowing a car when you are dressed up! Take care, hope to see you again.

Reviewed 16 February 2015

Brian and Lynn were very welcoming. The inn is beautiful and inviting. The location was easy to get to and close to many areas. Our room was immaculate and the food was delicious. We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.

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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive comments. We continue to try to help everyone relax and enjoy their time with us. We appreciate you braving this cold, snowy winter to visit!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Brian and Lynn are the perfect hosts and the place is gorgeous. We definitely recommend it. They go above and beyond offering free water, wine, cookies and beer. They gave us menus for the best restaurants in town and even made the reservation for us at the one we selected (Tavern 27). We will stay here again when we come...

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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking time to submit such a complimentary review. We are always glad to read that we helped our guests enjoy their visit, both at the Inn and when we recommend local restaurants and attractions. It is something we appreciate when we visit a new destination ourselves. We would welcome a return visit from you!

Reviewed 4 January 2015

We stayed at the Ballard House for two nights, and they exceeded our expectations in every aspect of our stay. The inn has a gorgeous view of mountains, lake and wildlife. The owners are super friendly, great company, and will bend over backwards to make your stay just perfect. They had wonderful recommendations for dinner, even making reservations for us...

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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

We are always happy to assist in making our guests' stays memorable. It is what we appreciate people doing for us when we travel. Thanks for the wonderful words and, of course for mentioning Newton, who does the least and gets the most accolades!

Reviewed 21 December 2014

We did not really anticipate anything before arriving at the Ballard Inn. Don't be surprised if they just shatter all other preconceived notions of what a B&B should be. They ARE AMAZING! Friendly and welcoming the moment, literally the moment you arrive on the property. They have and do everything for you, make you a wonderful breakfast, have recommendations of...

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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Wow, appreciate the awesome comments! We get the best guests, who make it so easy to host and have fun with! Love the picture of you and Newton holding "hands"! Thanks for your kind words, it means so much to hear such positive feedback.

Winthrop, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Let me begin by saying that anything I write will not do this amazing place any justice. There are no words to describe how awesome our stay was. Beginning by the location, which is right at the border of Meredith with Laconia in NH. It's close enough to the center of town to take a quick drive, and far away...

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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us on your "mini" honeymoon! We appreciate you calling out what you specifically noticed, we work hard to ensure the whole house is in tip-top shape so our guests have a great experience. I haven't said it lately, but we treat people the way we would like to be treated when we travel! Hope you come...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 9 November 2014

We spent 3 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. The Inn was the perfect base for us to visit the area. Close to everything but in a quiet place. We stayed in the Sunapee Room but for sure every room is just as comfy and clean. Breakfast was delicious and the room has a big window with a...

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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

We truly appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. Letting us know what stood out during your stay helps us know what is important to our guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and felt welcome, that is our number one goal!

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 5 November 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Ballard House for our first New Hampshire fall getaway. I firmly agree with other reviewers that innkeepers Brian and Lynn (and Newton) are fantastic hosts. Both went out of their way to ensure we had an excellent stay. We stayed for two nights, arrived early evening and were barely there for 30 minutes...

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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

One of the favorite parts of our job is helping folks enjoy their Lakes Region visit. We remember places we have travelled to and recall those that helped us enjoy our stay and want to do the same for our guests! When you return, Brian promises more Snapple cap trivia!

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Ballard House Inn

Address: 53 Parade Rd, Meredith, NH 03253-5400
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Meredith
Price Range: $186 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballard House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All of the rooms were beautiful with fireplaces!”
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“Pay extra for a lake view of you are staying more than 1 night.”
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“Second floor in back of the house gave us a beautiful view.”
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