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Inn at Pleasant Lake

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3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   853 Pleasant Street, PO Box 1030, New London, NH 03257
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Inn at Pleasant Lake
Ranked #1 of 6 New London B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very special Inn for special occations. The food here is exceptional and and the atmosphere very unique. Even during the wintrer a lovey place to just get away and sit by a cozy fireplace. Have been here twice and both times really enjoyed my stay.

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853Chef, Owner at Inn at Pleasant Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We do love that the inn can adapt to both the winter and summer season so well. The atmosphere in the winter focuses around the comfort of the rooms and common rooms while summer tends to pull everyone outside to the lake and outdoor patio. Thank you for sharing your experiences. Sincerely, Brian MacKenzie... More

Avon, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire area around Pleasant Lake provides an idyllic setting for this excellant B&B. The view from the beautiful landscaped patio on a hill overlooks the magnificent lake with a mountain in the background. The full breakfast, which is included in the room rate, varies each day & was delicious. The highlight of the evening was the explanation that Chef... More

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853Chef, Owner at Inn at Pleasant Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review for the Inn. We love that you enjoyed the atmosphere of the inn both inside and outside. After seventeen years, we are very thankful that guests can really relax and genuinely enjoy themselves at the inn. Thank you also for the kind words regarding dinner. I love when guests arrive to... More

Plaistow, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights. Our friend's wedding was in the area, at the New London Historical Society. I'm so glad we stayed there! It was amazing!! I can't say enough about the view from the hotel of the lake with the mountain behind it. You could go out on the patio and sit and just enjoy the view. It... More

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853Chef, Owner at Inn at Pleasant Lake, responded to this review

We are very thankful for your review. I hope the next time you visit I will be able to entertain you for dinner. I am glad you enjoyed the getaway and the therapy of the lake and inn. Have a wonderful summer. Sincerely, Brian MacKenzie Chef / Owner More

London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed for three nights and hope we will get the opportunity to visit again. The area was so peaceful and tranquil and we enjoyed wasting time just sitting on the patio looking over the lake. We made time for a couple of quick paddle trips onto the lake and of course enjoyed the fine dining experience. I cannot recommend... More

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853Chef, Owner at Inn at Pleasant Lake, responded to this review

I enjoyed meeting you. Thank you so much for the sweet review. I am glad you were able to rest on the patio as well as get out onto the lake for a paddle. The lake can be so incredibly peaceful, especially in late May and early June. September is another month that is spectacular. Many of the summer people... More

Farmington, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I spent just one night at the Inn at Pleasant Lake and will definitely return. Upon arrival we had a nicel variety of cheese and crackers with tea or juice. The location is close to the center of New London and close to route 89.Rooms were well appointed; I stayed in room 1 with a spa tub and nice seating... More

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853Chef, Owner at Inn at Pleasant Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for the Inn. I wish the weather was better during your stay as the outside patio is very relaxing and therapeutic. Sometimes I try to sit outside to take in the view and tranquility. For me, however, my mind wonders to my constant to do list. Thank you for... More

New London, New Hampshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I am reviewing the dining function of this amazing locale, as we did not stay here but were treated to one of the best two or three dining experiences ever. We had received a gift certificate to the Inn as a wedding present, and we decided it was time to enjoy the epicurean creme de la creme in the Lakes... More

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853Chef, Owner at Inn at Pleasant Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. We love travelers and diners from varying travel and dining backgrounds. For the restaurant, I love to have guests that get into the whole experience from cocktails to coffee. We want the atmosphere to relaxing and for our guests to have no pressure. People have enough pressure when out in the... More

Litchfield, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I stayed at the Inn the first weekend in May. It was warm and welcoming. The room was lovely, comfortable, and decor was simple but inviting. I stayed in Room 5 which had a queen bed and a separate seating area that could be closed off from the bedroom. Although I came here on a girls fishing weekend, the visit... More

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853Chef, Owner at Inn at Pleasant Lake, responded to this review

I loved to see you two here for the fishing weekend. Sorry you didn't catch any fish. I am glad you two were able to experience the inn during our transition to summer season. This time of year can be the most relaxing as you don't have to deal with many people, except for me and the staff. We truly... More

Charlestown
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Have stayed here on several occasions. My absolute favorite inn. I always feel as if I'm coming "home" when I stay here. The staff are so gracious and helpful without be over bearing. Views of Pleasant Lake and Mt. Kearsarge are visible from most rooms as well as the 4 season porch and the patio. Breakfast is always a delight... More

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853Chef, Owner at Inn at Pleasant Lake, responded to this review

The home feel is the emotion we want people to feel. Home as in, I feel very comfortable there. Of course there is the other HOME feel: laundry, dishes, yard work, bills, kids, clutter, dust, paperwork, cleaning and more cleaning. We like to do that stuff for you. Our home feel likes to remove you from all those thoughts and... More

New York, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Spent one night at the inn during the week after Christmas. We stayed in room #12 which is a Jr suite. The room was nice - a King size bed would have been better, but we knew that wasn't going to be the case going into it. The room has a small two person couch and coffee table for relaxing.... More

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853Chef, Owner at Inn at Pleasant Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write your review. Feedback such as yours is great for us to get the perspective of the guest staying in our rooms. As far as dinner, I thank you for your insight. I tend to be a humble chef with many hats. Your comments, although not specific, help me to refocus and consider the... More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Sadly we visited on a Monday when the much praised restaurant closes. But nonetheless we had a very enjoyable visit. It was a sunny late May afternoon and we went for a row in the Inn's boat on the aptly named lake surrounded by silence, trees and hills. The building, the setting, the rooms and the beautiful furnishings combine to... More

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Address: 853 Pleasant Street, PO Box 1030, New London, NH 03257
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > New London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn at Pleasant Lake 3.5*
Also Known As:
Inn At Pleasant Lake Hotel New London

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The Inn at Pleasant Lake is a historic ten room country inn overlooking Pleasant Lake and Mount Kearsarge in New London, New Hampshire. Guests of the inn enjoy afternoon tea and a full breakfast included with their stay. A five course prix fixe dinner is available Wednesday-Sunday by reservation. James Beard award winning chef-owner Brian MacKenzie prepares the evening's meal with focus on flavor, balance, texture and appearance. ... more   less 
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