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Inn at Smith Cove

19 Roberts Rd, Gilford, NH 03249-7605
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Gilford
This 1894 Victorian Inn offers lakefront accommodations, many with water views, and seasonal vacation rentals on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH's largest lake and just minutes from the Bank of NH Pavillion. Choose a guest room, suite or cottage, all non-smoking and all with a queen bed, private bath, air conditioning, TV, FREE WiFi, alarm clock, hair dryer, and many with lake views. The Inn is located in a no-wake area on the lake, so boats pass quietly. Enjoy our private beach, relax in our lakefront gazebo or settle into one of the comfy seats on our wraparound porch to watch the boats pass by or listen to the loons. Boat rentals available at area marinas or bring your own canoe or kayak. Winter visitors will enjoy ice fishing on the lake, snowmobiling from the inn or cross country or downhill skiing at nearby Gunstock Mountain. Just a short drive to Weirs Beach attractions, the Winnipesaukee Playhouse and many area restaurants.
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Tim wrote a review Aug 2020
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We stayed in the Inn in Aug 2020. The place was beautiful and the grounds were beautiful as well. Bob and Maria, the owners, were wonderful hosts. We had brought our boat with us and Bob provided a slip right at the Inn for a slight additional charge. The rooms are very comfortable. I would have a difficult time finding anything negative to say about our vacation. Next time we may look into renting one of their cottages. Thank you Bob and Maria for a great time, the Lyons family.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Robert D wrote a review Aug 2019
Frisco, Texas13 contributions2 helpful votes
We wanted to like the Inn, but we just can’t get there. The place has a certain amount of charm but there’s a line between quaint and seedy toward which it skates too close. Just a few data points. We could easily hear noises and even voices in other rooms. The bed was old and just plain uncomfortable. In the morning, there was no hot water for my wife; she had to take a cold shower. There no coffee maker in the room. The plain coffee downstairs wasn’t ready when I woke; I drove to a local bagel shop. The water view is of a narrow channel, although the gazebo is nice. The room and lobby are pasted with various handwritten notes of rules and prohibitions. I get the feeling that the Inn does the bare minimum and writes off repeat customers. We won’t be repeats.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
KTBNY wrote a review Aug 2018
New York467 contributions118 helpful votes
My friend and I spent the night at the Inn so we could do some paddleboarding on Lake Winnipesaukee. The location is lovely, nestled in a small cove with no wake. We were able to launch our boards right off the Inn's beach. Bob was a helpful, but not intrusive, host. He allowed us to keep our boards on the beach overnight. The rooms are rustically-appointed, clean, and comfortable. We had a view of the lake from our room. Breakfast is not included, but there is coffee and hot water in the morning.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Debbie B wrote a review Jul 2018
20 contributions10 helpful votes
Even though we arrived late at 8 at night it was such a wonderful place! Attention to every detail and such a friendly accommodating owner! We owned a B&B our selves and so we appreciation all the attention to details we loved everything !If you are looking for a lovely quiet place do not miss this one!! Thank you so much we will be back Debbie and Larry Bain
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Carltonshop262 wrote a review Oct 2017
Key Biscayne32 contributions18 helpful votes
Great location, very nice accommodations, friendly owners. Located on a little cove. Offers everything for a short stay.Local restaurants nearby, parking adjacent. No breakfast, but coffee & tea set up & waiting every morning
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn at Smith Cove
Which popular attractions are close to Inn at Smith Cove?
Nearby attractions include Monkey Trunks (4.9 miles), Gunstock Mountain Resort (3.2 miles), and Funspot (4.8 miles).
Is parking available at Inn at Smith Cove?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn at Smith Cove?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jon's Roast Beef & Deli, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, and Kellerhaus.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn at Smith Cove?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Meredith Historical Society (7.4 miles).