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Ballard House Inn

3.0 of 5 53 Parade Road, Meredith, NH 03253
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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel throughout new England during Summer/Fall, and always stay at B & B's. The Ballard House Inn was a real treat, a lovely historic property with helpful, gracious hosts who made us feel right at home. Very convenient to amenities, but in a beautiful country setting, the location couldn't be more perfect. A visit to this little gem is... More 

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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 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... More 

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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! More 

Dayton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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... More 

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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! More 

Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stay here! Our first B & B experience was outstanding. The Ballard House Inn had a fine mix of regional flavor and modern convenience. Our room had an electric fire place and a great view of the lake (same as the back porch picture on here). Brian and Lynn are informative, will make suggestions for things to do in the... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to submit your thoughts about your stay with us. We are glad you had a positive first time b&b experience. We'll take the props as at home chefs for your opinion of our breakfasts - - we try our best! Safe future travels! More 

cumbria
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had a 3 night stay at Ballard House Inn in early October, and could not have wished for a better inn. Brian and Lynn were amazing hosts and went out of their way to make our stay so enjoyable. Breakfasts were delicious, afternoon cookies and a fridge with wine,and soft drinks to help yourself. The inn was spotless and... More 

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

We had a great time hosting you and giving you ideas to make your visit memorable. Thanks very much for taking the time to submit such a complimentary review, we truly appreciate the kind words! Absolutely love the picture of the bald eagles, I have told other guests about your double sighting. Thanks for sharing. More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed at the Ballard House and wished we could have stayed longer. Everything is perfect at the Ballard House and Brian and Lynn we great hosts. They have put alot of hard work into their Inn and both work very hard for you to ensure a great stay. We were very happy! We stayed in the Sunapee Room and... More 

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

It was great fun to host another couple from across the pond! Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of what you noticed, it helps us ensure we are addressing what is important to our guests. Thanks too for submitting pictures, I was curious to see how the LED lit trellises looked at night! Enjoy... More 

New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We spent a two night getaway at the Ballard House and couldn't have made a better choice. The inn itself is beautifully restored and maintained. The rooms are quiet, nicely furnished, well decorated and immaculate. Gourmet breakfasts with items such as spinach, caramelized onion and gruyere strata, caramelized bacon, sausage, french toast, baked cinnamon apples, etc. made the mornings truly... More 

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

We really enjoy our guests, it is the best part of the job getting to know people and help them enjoy their stay, and we are glad it showed during your stay. As fellow Granite Staters, people from New Hampshire are always gracious and fun guests. Please come back again to visit us and our miniature horse! More 

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Our stay two weekends ago at the Ballard House Inn was just perfect--we've been to numerous bed and breakfasts before, but none like this. What distinguishes the Ballard House is her hosts. Lynn and Brian are so warm and welcoming! And, the atmosphere they set seems to be contagious among the guests--we found ourselves chatting, laughing and sharing stories with... More 

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

Wow, thank you for your wonderful words! Hosting you was like having old friends stay over. I truly hope you will make the trek back up to see us and some of the white stuff you don't get in Texas! More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Brian & Lynn were wonderful hosts. The property was immaculately clean and breakfast was delicious. More importantly, they truly wanted us to enjoy everything their home had to offer. I enjoy the many conversations I had with Brian as well as the spectacular view.

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

Many thanks for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you also for sharing the beautiful foliage view from the back porch, the colors are truly amazing! More 

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Address: 53 Parade Road, Meredith, NH 03253
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Meredith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballard House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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