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Ballard House Inn

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53 Parade Road, Meredith, NH 03253
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

...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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 helpful vote 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Brian and Lynn were very welcoming. The inn is beautiful and inviting. The location was easy to get to and close to many areas. Our room was immaculate and the food was delicious. We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.

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

Thank you very much for your positive comments. We continue to try to help everyone relax and enjoy their time with us. We appreciate you braving this cold, snowy winter to visit! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Brian and Lynn are the perfect hosts and the place is gorgeous. We definitely recommend it. They go above and beyond offering free water, wine, cookies and beer. They gave us menus for the best restaurants in town and even made the reservation for us at the one we selected (Tavern 27). We will stay here again when we come... More 

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

Many thanks for taking time to submit such a complimentary review. We are always glad to read that we helped our guests enjoy their visit, both at the Inn and when we recommend local restaurants and attractions. It is something we appreciate when we visit a new destination ourselves. We would welcome a return visit from you! More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stayed at the Ballard House for two nights, and they exceeded our expectations in every aspect of our stay. The inn has a gorgeous view of mountains, lake and wildlife. The owners are super friendly, great company, and will bend over backwards to make your stay just perfect. They had wonderful recommendations for dinner, even making reservations for us... More 

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

We are always happy to assist in making our guests' stays memorable. It is what we appreciate people doing for us when we travel. Thanks for the wonderful words and, of course for mentioning Newton, who does the least and gets the most accolades! More 

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