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Ballard House Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   53 Parade Road, Meredith, NH 03253
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If I could possibly rate them higher than a 5, I would. Brian & Lynn are the ideal hosts in every way. You feel like you are visiting your best friend from HS who wants to show you the wonderful place he/she has decided to live, whilst anticipating all your needs. Each morning they would give us not one, but... More

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Brunswick, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the perfect spot to stay. Close to activities, but in a quiet area. Brian and Lynn are very welcoming and friendly. This was the first time we had stayed at the Ballard House we we felt like longtime friends coming back to stay there. The rooms were spotless and the breakfast was amazing. Great views from the back... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights during the Timberman Half-Ironman. Our room was at the back of the house and had a lovely view of the lake and mountains, including the sunset. Our hosts, Brian and Lynn, made our stay very comfortable. They made you feel relaxed, like you were staying with family, including Newton, the golden retriever, who loves... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic stay! Lynn and Brian are exquisite and entertaining hosts. They provide a clean, comfortable and inviting inn. They take a genuine interest in your vacation. We thoroughly enjoyed our daily chat with them. Breakfast is wonderful! Lynn cooks the savory and Brian the sweet. We had a tasty egg dish with garlic home fries one day and... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit such a complimentary review. The fun part of our job is to help guests enjoy their vacation in the Lakes Region. Glad you felt so relaxed in the Inn, that is the atmosphere we try to create. The beautiful view awaits your next visit, hope to see you again soon! More

Enfield, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a place to stay for one night near Meadowbrook for after seeing the Moody Blues. We had made reservations and when we showed up, we were welcomed warmly. We got our choice of a few rooms, and selected the one that would make our stay the most convenient. All the rooms were very nice and very clean. When... More

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

First, thanks for submitting a review and sharing such favorable feedback. Second, thanks so much for booking another stay while you were still here! It is such a great compliment to us when a guest books a second stay. Look forward to seeing you in October! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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

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! More

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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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

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! More

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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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

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! More

Morpeth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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

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... More

Mission Viejo, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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

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. More

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Address: 53 Parade Road, Meredith, NH 03253
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Meredith
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ballard House Inn 3*
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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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