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Ballard House Inn

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53 Parade Road, Meredith, NH 03253
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are here for two days and we wish we had planned for four or five days. Inside and out is immaculate, breakfast great, free wine, coffee etc. Very friendly owners / operators. Would definitely stay again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not recommend this place more highly. The Ballard is cool in the summer and clearly warm in the winter, and Brian and Lynn are the most hospitable people in New Hampshire. For a shockingly low price, we received three-course breakfasts (which were delicious) and complimentary coffee, wine, and beer as needed. We were even offered rides into the... More 

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

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write such a flattering review. Our goal is to try to help our guests enjoy their time in the Lakes Region and hope we accomplished that with you! Safe future travels. More 

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57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from a two night stay at the Ballard House Inn. Writing an excellent review does not do this B&B justice. Just like all the previous reviews, this is a wonderful place to stay. I travel alot for business, conferences and vacations, and this B&B is by far one of the nicest, cleanest place I... More 

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

Thanks so much for sharing the details that made your stay memorable. It is helpful for us to know what stood out during your stay so we keep on doing what matters most for our guests! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Happy future travels! More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ballard House just keeps getting better for us! For one week every June, bikers from all over descend on Laconia and its surrounding towns for a fun-filled week of good clean fun. We would never consider staying anywhere else and would actually love to live here! I could go on and on about the amenities, location, etc... but it... More 

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

We truly look forward to your visits. The four of you are such fun to host - - always happy, kind and appreciative. Thanks for the complimentary review, we always appreciate our guests taking time to share their feedback. Brian looks forward to his next bike ride with George! See you in the Fall! More 

Quincy, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brian and Lynn are fantastic hosts who welcomed us graciously and made us feel right at home from arrival to departure. The service and amenities were over and above our expectations. The rooms were beautiful, spotless with all modern conveniences yet retained the charm of a bed and breakfast. There were always hot and cold beverages, snacks and cookies available... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback about our Inn and the service you experienced. I have said it before, but we treat people the way we would like to be treated when we travel ourselves. I will pass the kudos to our part timers that help keep everything spotless. Hope you can come see another season from the porch swing! More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So wonderful to spend the weekend at the Inn with our family and friends. Breakfast was fabulous! The view of the back porch was amazing! We will be heading back there in coming days. Brian and Lynn were the best hostesses!

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

Thanks for sharing the amazing pictures of the Inn, the back view and of course, the rock star - - Newton. We are always appreciative when guests take time to post a review. Thank you so much for the kind words. More 

Craig, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stay at the Ballard Inn House, but I'm sure it won't be our last. Immediately upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Lynn and Brian and made to feel welcomed. Our accommodations were bright, spotless, and very comfortable. We were able to receive a tour of their beautiful Inn from our host. Breakfast each day was... More 

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

You have such a great attitude and were such fun to host over the holiday weekend! Glad you enjoyed the beautiful views from the back with my favorite four letter word - - wine! Hope to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had an amazing stay at the Ballad House Inn. Brian and Lynn were incredibly welcoming and friendly, the rooms were beautiful, everything was very clean and inviting, Newton the dog is a most polite host, and the scenery out back is the perfect backdrop for a relaxing scenic stay. The best part of all was the delicious breakfast, with... More 

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review and for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the back porch and hammock with your family. If you get back for another show, more caramelized bacon for you! More 

Westborough, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We attended a concert in the area and decided to make a weekend stay out of it. We booked our stay at Ballard House Inn months in advance and I was really excited about staying at a B&B for the first time. I had read the previous reviews and knew we were in for a pleasant stay, but it greatly... More 

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

We are always glad first time b&br's have a positive experience. Hopefully, you will stay at more bed and breakfasts in the future. Thanks for acknowledging specific details during your stay, it keeps us in tune of what is important to our guests. Absolutely love the pictures too. It looks like Newton is barking, but as we all know he... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were in USA and Canada for three weeks. We stayed in a whole variety of accommodations ranging from The Fairmont La Malbaie to a wonderful motel in Stowe but the "best of the best" just has to be the Ballard House Inn. Oh how we loved the Inn and the entire area. Brian and Lin as others have said... More 

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

Thank you so very much for such a flattering review. When Brian and I talk about our priority, it truly is to ensure people enjoy their visit to the area. That, and to have great fun with our guests (which we did with you)! Happy future travels! More 

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