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Ballard House Inn
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We recently stayed at the hospitable Ballard House , as friends had their daughter in a few plays at the Interlakes Theatre. We had stayed there before under the old management, who were wonderful as well. Lynn and Brian , who are the new owners, are just terrific and make you feel welcome the minute you step thru the door - their breakfasts are superb , and the well stocked frig and other goodies are a treat!! They truly go the distance to ensure the most enjoyable stay - the view from the back porch is breathtaking! Their golden retriever, Newton, loves attention and is deeply affectionate. You will truly not want to leave!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review. We enjoyed meeting you! We are also glad you had an opportunity to catch up with your friends and see their amazing daughter's performance. Brian and I hope you will be back for another show and visit again.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were somewhat hesitant to book as we usually prefer to stay somewhere within walking distance to restaurants, but Lynn and Brian could keep guests happy if all they had to offer was a card board box to stay in. Their hospitality is unrivaled - they truly want you to enjoy this beautiful area as much as they do. We appreciated the dinner RSVPs and hiking suggestions. And the inn itself is lovely too. The panoramic view from the porch is spectacular. We loved sitting on the rocking chairs taking in the sunset. Their attention to detail is comprehensive. Snacks, beverages ( beer, wine, Diet coke and diet Pepsi) are all readily available. A tasty breakfast is served 8:00-9:30 at a large common table. Absolutely delightful!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Wow, thanks so much for the wonderful comments. You were great guests to welcome into our home. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Our stay at the Ballard House Inn was perfect! Hosts Lynn and Brian have thought of everything to make guests feel at home and went above and beyond to make our stay at the Inn and our experience with the local attractions a wonderful time. The essence of the relaxed peaceful lake regions is epitomized in Ballard House Inn mascot Newton; most laid back, coolest dog ever. Breakfast was delicious, carefully thought out and prepared each morning with serving portions that were just right and always hit the spot. Our room was neatly appointed, comfortable and clean and the free WIFI was much appreciated. A welcome extra not often experienced at other Inns was the complimentary wine, beer and water available for sipping as you watch the sun set over the mountains and lake from the back porch rockers. The Inn was convienty located near town and many lake region attractions . Lynn and Brian offered excellent advice to help plan each day during our stay. We look forward to returning to the Ballard House Inn for another restful, relaxing vacation. Thanks for a wonderful time, Rich and Meg F.

Room Tip: Oops accidentally hit swimming pool- there is no pool but many beautiful lakes to choose from.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Richard, Meg,
Thanks for taking the time to write such a complimentary review! We enjoyed a much too brief visit with you. I have a sneaking suspicion we will see you again in the Fall! Safe travels with all your upcoming trips.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Bike week was our 3rd time staying at the Ballard House this year. That in itself says it all. Brian and Lynn are wonderful people. They make their home feel like ours, and not a business. Lynn's wonderful home baked cookies were a real hit. Everything about their home should be rated as a 10! See you next bike week guys.. special hugs to Newton please! Jodi & Bill Butera

Room Tip: We have stayed at two different rooms in this house. But because we prefer downstairs, Opeechee is our favorite! But all the rooms in this house are comfortable. We look forward to staying in the new room next year.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Jodi and Bill,
Thanks for staying with us again and sharing your positive comments. Your front porch chairs will be waiting for you next visit. Hope we get to see the wildlife, like the bucks and beavers, next time around!

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Excellent b&b, amazing hosts Lynn and Brian . This inn is in a class of its own.
My wife and I spent 6 nights at the inn and enjoyed a different 1st class breakfast every morning. The helpfulness of our hosts was second to none. Newton the dog is the 3rd member of the hosting team and completes the homely feel of this beautifully restored inn.

This location is perfect for exploring the lake area of New Hampshire and beyond.

There is a local legend that a bear visits the bottom of the inns garden between 5:30 and 6:30 in the morning we set our alarm and awoke early every morning, however during our visit the bear never appeared. Must have gone to Europe on its vacation. (Thanks Brian )

Lynn makes very tasty cookies and if if you're lucky, lemon bar treats in the evenings.

Many thanks Steve and Cath

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Steve, Cath,
Thanks for spending part of your holiday with us. We had a great time getting to know you. Thanks also for locating the elusive bear for Brian! Please consider visiting us in the future!

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