We stayed at the Chase House at Mill Falls for a getaway weekend. The property was very nice, as was our room. Large, comfortable king bed with six pillows (nice not to have to ask for extras), a gas fireplace, and a pleasant private porch with a view of the lake. We could see the lake from our bed, which was an extra bonus. We were on the main (second) floor, and I imagine the lake views would be even better from the top (3rd) floor. The bathroom was lovely -- hardwood floors and a rug!
The noise from the road was more than we expected, which somewhat diminished our enjoyment of the porch and kept us from leaving our porch door or window open.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. They had complimentary coffee at the front desk, and a card file with printed directions to the various area attractions we asked about.
As to activities, we took the dinner cruise on the Mount Washington out of Weirs Beach -- a 10-minute drive, and very nice, although the food was pretty mediocre. We would have enjoyed the "prime rib" much more if it had been billed as Yankee Pot Roast, which is very much what it seemed like. We had the Sunday brunch at Church Landing, which was possibly the best breakfast buffet we've ever had, at a very reasonably $18 per person. The decor at Church Landing was great, and the people very friendly.
Finally, we climbed Rattlesnake Mountain in Holderness -- a 30 minute drive north of Meredith. Very easy trail (the first 1/4 mile is the steepest) on a remarkably well-maintained trail, to a wide granite bluff with spectacular views of Squam Lake, Lake Winnipesaukee, and the surrounding mountains. The whole ascent took about 30 minutes, and there were lots of families, young children, and pretty out-of-shape folks making the climb, so you could too! If you want more challenging terrain, Mt. Morgan across the street is twice as high (with a steeper trail), or you could add on to your ascent of Rattlesnake with a number of additional trails and loops in the same area.
- Also Known As:
- Chase House At Mill Falls Hotel Meredith
- Chase House At Mill Falls Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated across from Meredith Bay, the Chase House at Mill Falls features lake view accommodations that include fireplaces and most have a balcony. Indulge in a specialty room or suite complete with a two-person whirlpool bath. Visit Camp restautrant for a nostalgic dinner where the cabin style atmosphere will have you reminiscing of your youthful days at summer camp. Rustic and refined, the Chase House is also home to an event facility catering to groups of 10 to 150. ... more less