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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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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the Ballard Inn in Meredith, it was everything I had hoped a New England B and B would be, full of old charm, rocking chairs, patchwork quilts, swing seats on the porch, painted wooden floor boards, amazing views, simply delightful. It is kept to a very high standard, clean and fresh smelling. Lynn and Brian were always there... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always believed that if you enjoy something you will excel at it, well all I can say is that Brian and Lynn must love running the Ballard House Inn. All the positive comments that you will read about this immaculate guest house are true and so much more. Brian and Lynn are kind,thoughtful and friendly in the most... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lynn and Brian cover every detail. From the moment we walked in the door of this spotless and tasteful inn we were attended to in every way. The house, grounds, and our room are all impeccably maintained. What a great view from the dining room and back porch! The breakfast is all you could ask for. Lynn and Brian are... More 

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

What a great time we had hosting you during your stay. You made it easy for us being so much fun and even presenting Brian with your Ravens pen (go Steelers!) to remember you by. Thanks for taking the time to submit a review and for the kind words. We truly hope you will come back! More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a real gem! Lyn and Brian were extremely helpful and made us feel comfortable as if it was our own home. The breakfast was fantastic and they gave us great recommendations for restaurants. We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone! Lake Winnepesauke is a lovely vacation spot and the beauty of the mountains and water is... More 

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

So glad you had an excellent stay with us! The Lakes Region is a great place to visit, and we just try to help our guests enjoy everything there is to offer. You both seemed to really relax and had a great time. Come back again if you need a break from NYC! More 

Ct
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56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to agree with all the other reviews. We were warmly welcomed to this immaculate Inn. It is beautifully appointed, with comfortable areas to relax. I personally enjoyed the porch where I could take in the beautiful view. Great breakfast, and all the nice little extras make it like a home away from home.

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

Thanks for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. We try to do exactly what you wrote, make it feel like a home away from home. We never grow tired of the view ourselves, I am looking out at the lake and mountains as I write this! More 

Boston, MA area
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49 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a convenient, comfortable, clean inn with the nicest hosts you can imagine. Lynn and Brian take care of you from the minute you arrive and make your stay their priority. The breakfast is wonderful and they are lovely about adapting the breakfasts for food allergies. They give great tips for interesting sites to see and restaurants to try.... More 

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

Many thanks for your review! We say it all the time -- treat people the way you would want to be treated. From making you feel at home, to giving sightseeing and restaurant recommendations, it is what we appreciate when we travel. Hope to see you again! More 

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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts. We always appreciate hearing what our guests enjoyed during their stay. Take care, hope to see you again! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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 

CT
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57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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 

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