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Ballard House Inn

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53 Parade Road, Meredith, NH 03253
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Westborough, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had the opportunity to spend a night at the Ballard House. We found Lynn and Brian to be gracious hosts as they gave us a tour around the house. Right afterward we had a glass of wine on the back porch swing looking over the mountains as the sun set. We found the accommodations some of... More 

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

We are glad you enjoyed your short stay with us. We strive to keep the Inn very clean and relaxing for our guests. Thanks also for taking the time to write such a favorable review. Every time we read them it gives us incentive to keep doing what we do so future guests will have the same experience! More 

California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

...and we've been to quite a few. I would have loved to keep this inn a secret just for myself, but it is too late for that - thanks to TripAdvisor, this cat is out of the bag... Everything the other reviewers wrote is spot-on: the house, traditional yet thoroughly modern and beautifully appointed, spotless and beautifully maintained, the breakfasts,... More 

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

Thanks so very much for the complimentary review! Our adage is - - treat people the way you would like to be treated. We enjoyed your traveling foursome and hope the rest of your trip was relaxing and that the suitcases fit in the trunk! More 

Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had spent several weeks touring New England on a road trip, using hotels, until we booked into the Ballard House Inn for 3 nights. From the moment we walked in the front door, met Lynn who gave us a tour, and soon after her husband Brian, we felt at home. It was welcoming, impeccably clean, beautifully appointed and was... More 

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

Thanks so much for staying with us. You were great fun to host and get to know. When in BC, we will be sure to visit the Butchart Gardens! We also appreciate you taking the time to write a review and your kind remarks. More 

Burlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It was our wedding day get-away before our tropical honeymoon and I wanted the night to be perfect so I read all the reviews before booking The Ballad House. Not only are all the TripAdvisor positive reviews spot on, we decided after our stay to book another weekend this summer because we just didn't get enough. Our friends felt the... More 

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

We appreciate you choosing to spend such a special occasion with us! Hope you had an awesome (and warmer) honeymoon. One of the greatest compliments we get is when a departing guest books another stay, thanks for doing so! See you this summer. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Ballard house has just become our new favorite spot for weekend get aways! We will, without question, be back for another stay very soon! Lynn and Brian are the most friendly and hospitable Inn keepers you could ask for! They make a fantastic breakfast and provide all the amenities you could want. Very helpful when planning your day, too.... More 

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

We appreciate being your new favorite weekend spot! Thanks so much for the compliments, we want everyone who visits to have a memorable time. Hopefully you can come visit and take care of some wedding details too! See you soon. More 

Dudley, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 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... More 

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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! More 

Beijing Region, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 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... More 

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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! More 

Eliot, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 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,... More 

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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. More 

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