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31 Manor Dr, Holderness, NH 03245
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#3 of 3 in Holderness
The Manor is a 24 room country Inn with each room unique. Booking direct allows you to select the room that you most like. Each room has TV, free long distant phone service on continental USA, luxury robes, free wifi, frette linens, turndown service, comfortable sitting areas. The Van Horn dining room offers exceptional cuisine in a relaxed but elegant atmosphere. Seasons Sap offers a full array of spa treatments. All rates include a full country breakfast and afternoon tea. Minimum age of guest is 12 years of age. Leave your pets at home.
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Denis M wrote a review Jun 26
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Nestled in the bucolic wonderland known as Holderness New Hampshire sits the magnificent Manor on Golden Pond, and the terrific duo of Brian and Maryellen Shields, who run their splendid Manor with care and aplomb. After a weekend in the White Mpuntains, we were compelled to extol the service, the terrific breakfasts, the fabulous dinner, and the congeneality of our hosts. Anyone who enjoys a lake vacation should reserve a room in the Manor on Golden Pond. Anyone looking for a change of pace should go this summer; you will not want to leave!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
nsignawardell wrote a review Oct 2021
Guilford, Connecticut6 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our recent stay at Manor on Golden Pond.We arrived early for checkin and we’re greeted by Brian who was gracious and gave us some great information on some wonderful local walks and hikes. Mary checked us in to our beautiful king room the Buckingam complete with fireplace and balcony. We felt the innkeepers Brian and Maryellen and the whole Manor staff were more than helpful and friendly. The inn is beautifully appointed and immaculate and breakfast was served and delicious! Will definitely be back! Nancy W
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Date of stay: October 2021
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bkklregan wrote a review Oct 2021
Patchogue, New York15 contributions6 helpful votes
Just back from a 2 night stay to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. We love going to this area for hiking and enjoying the outdoors. The positives were the location and view of squam lake is really picturesque. We had an awesome hike (having nothing to do with hotel) so overall we had a great weekend. The negatives: Arrival to the Inn was oddly uncomfortable. Have no idea but I am assuming that the Inn Keepers checked us in. No welcoming feeling at ALL. In fact, we almost felt like we were a bother. The woman (assumming Mary Ellen) took credit card info, confirmed that we had a dinner reservation for the next night and asked if we wanted help with bags up the stairs. We did say no we were fine but I had to ask if there was a key. She said the door is open and key is inside. How about letting us know that if not for anything else just conversation. From that point on there was no friendliness what so ever. They never even mentioned about the bar or where it was. Just weird. The Hampton in we stayed the evening before in route was 100% more pleasant! To make things worse, after breakfast the next day we wanted to see if we could change our dinner reservation to earlier time only to by accident find out there is no Restaurant due to the chef being out with Vertigo. Well I wonder had we not asked when would we have found that one out. Breakfast was just ok but apparently since chef was out they may have had to hustle to get something out for guests. My husband ordered the french toast and sausage. On his plate was ONE small link. Again just odd to us. I had an omelet that was fine. Our room was the Windsor and had a very nice view. I would say the room was clean EXCEPT for the carpet. Seemed dirty and there were what looked to be burns embedded. After thinking about our experience here and wondering what the deal was with Innkeepers and the overall buidling needed much needed updating we saw that it has gone up for Sale this past September. Maybe the Innkeepers have just given up??? IDK but my advise to PICK ANOTHER PLACE. I do hope that someone can come in and save this beautiful historic and charming INN. Sorry for the long review but I felt it would be something I would want to know about.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: the bed in the Windsor was a Queen size and very uncomfortable ..... way in need of a new one.
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barbsieansie wrote a review Sep 2021
Boston, Massachusetts43 contributions18 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Manor to celebrate my Birthday. We had been here 25 years ago but, sadly, did not really remember details of that trip for point of comparison. This time, We stayed in the Churchill Room which has a beautiful view of the lake. We had a side balcony which was wonderful when sipping morning tea! The room was very large and the bed was super comfortable! We appreciated the keurig and the 1/2 and 1/2 in the small fridge. We did not use the soaking tub but it looked inviting. The shower was a 2 person and I appreciated the soft robes. The Manor is appointed well. Breakfast was very good but we did not dine for dinner in the restaurant so can't comment. Enjoyed the after dinner cookies! I agree with others that the grounds are in need or repair. I also think they need a new roof AND new outside paint. I believe the Inn is for sale, so hopefully they will get a buyer that will make the necessary updates. Unfortunately the room next to us had their TV on past 10 and before 8am. I wonder if the TV might be repositioned as to not disturb the abutting rooms? In summary, a lovely stay!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Churchill is large with balcony. Views are good.
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Kim R wrote a review Sep 2021
Richmond, Virginia36 contributions15 helpful votes
A quiet place with kind and attentive owners. We stayed 1 night, wish we'd done 2. Squam Lake is beautiful, we could see it from our room (no direct access from the Manor) and we did the Squam Lake tour with the Science & Nature Center the next morning. We had a fantastic dinner at the Manor - I had beef tournedos, Husband had lamb - and the food was awesome. We were able to eat outside, very bucolic setting. Breakfast was amazing - cooked to order. Nice in-room jacuzzi. Very relaxing location and inn.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Seeing the North East wrote a review Aug 2021
Vermont7 contributions2 helpful votes
I spent a night at the Manor, and I plan to return! I arrived early and received a warm welcome from Megan! My room was ready so I was able to unwind before heading out for a walk. I opened the large window that faced the lake and enjoyed the sounds of the loons on the lake that was visible from my spacious room that was impeccably clean. In the late afternoon I enjoyed the tea tray, complete with cheddar, cookies and fresh fruit. Dinner was delicious between the food and the service there was nothing left to be desired. I passed on the desert as I was pleasantly satisfied. However, the Sweet Dream cookies were enjoyable an hour later. After an early morning swim I enjoyed a full breakfast made to order. The Manor is not a new boutique style inn, it is classic and every place looked I was pleased. Of course there will be those who may not agree...but life is fragile, every minute counts, I look for the beauty, and there is plenty of that at the Manor on Golden Pond.
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Date of stay: August 2021
PAUL C wrote a review Jul 2021
WESTFORD252 contributions103 helpful votes
My wife & I celebrated our 50th anniversary with a trip to Squam Lake. After researching several inns in the area, we decided The Manor on Golden Pond looked like the perfect place to stay for this occasion. We were not disappointed. The manor is beautiful once you walk in the door. The inn keepers, Mary Ellen & Brian were wonderful hosts. The waitstaff, Lynne could not have been more accommodating at meal time. Breakfast each morning was plentiful and delicious. We ate dinner at the manor on the night of our anniversary. The dining room was warm and inviting with beautiful architecture dating back decades. We both chose the tenderloin beef as our entre. The tenderloin was perfect and beyond our expectations. The chef's presentation was exquisite. Mashed creamy potatoes carefully arranged on the plate, with our vegetable placed to complement the dinner plate. We both agreed it was one of the best meals we've had. It was the perfect dinner for our 50th anniversary. Appetizers & dessert were equally wonderful. Our room was another treat. King size bed with jacuzzi and a deck off the room to sit and enjoy the sunrise over coffee. The interior of the manor is well kept. Spotless inside, but the exterior of the manor and grounds are in need of maintenance. The pool was not vacuumed, nor the tennis courts. The lawn was in need of mowing as well. To be fair, hiring help has been a significant challenge for the inn keepers during & following the pandemic. This probably contributes to the difficulty of maintaining the grounds and the exterior of the building. We sincerely wish Mary Ellen & Brian the very best in 2021 and beyond. They own a precious manor with a long history in the Squam Lake region. We hope it continues to serve guests with all the warmth & hospitality of years past.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms with a view of the lake are especially nice.
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dogcabo wrote a review Sep 2020
Playa del Carmen, Mexico190 contributions139 helpful votes
We stayed at the Manor to celebrate an anniversary and birthday. We had high expectations considering the price point of the rooms and that the Inn promotes itself as having world class service and refined decor. I agree with previous posters that the inn and property are in definite need of updating and refresh. The staff were responsive to requests, but you did not get the sense that they were happy you were there or that they would go out of their way to be accommodating. Although the Inn was notified we were staying to celebrate - except for a printed note card at dinner with congratulations, there was no effort on the Inns behalf to make the stay feel special or celebratory. We always traveled for this weekend and our hosts have ensured we had amazing experiences, this was not the case here. On the up side, the location of the Inn is great for touring the local lake region, and the White mountains. The crown jewel of the Inn is the food - the chef was amazing and our meals both nights were outstanding. The Inn was underwhelming, but the food was fabulous. I would not go out of my way to stay here again, but would definitely go back to dine.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Jeanine B wrote a review Sep 2020
Paoli, Pennsylvania, United States32 contributions30 helpful votes
Like other reviewers, we also found the room very dated. We could hear the plumbing from the room next to us. The signs requesting no smoking were yellow with time and age. We had afternoon tea delivered to the room- a nice touch and we enjoyed the fire each night we were there. The bed, linens and towels were all fresh and clean. The property itself needs some landscaping and attention. To be called a Manor - some fall flowers and basic mowing and weeding would go a long way. I know it’s COVID times, but these details are important when you don’t get the pub or gym.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Mitch wrote a review Sep 2020
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We just returned from a wonderful weekend from The Manor on Golden Pond. Where do I begin? We felt so safe and relaxed with the Covid precautions. Brian - the co owner with his wife - was informative. Professional and went beyond my expectations. Our room had an amazing view. It was sparkling clean upon arrival with first class amenities. The breakfast, tea time , evening home made cookies were delicious. We very much enjoyed our dinner . The location is ideal. Thank you - we will return-
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Manor on Golden Pond
Which popular attractions are close to The Manor on Golden Pond?
Nearby attractions include West Rattlesnake Mountain (1.6 miles), Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (0.5 miles), and Squam Lake (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Manor on Golden Pond?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Manor on Golden Pond?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Manor on Golden Pond?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Manor on Golden Pond?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Manor on Golden Pond?
Conveniently located restaurants include Walter's Basin, The Common Man Ashland, and The Italian Farmhouse Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Manor on Golden Pond?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Manor on Golden Pond?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Meredith Historical Society (6.4 miles).
Does The Manor on Golden Pond have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.