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“Hidden Gem in a Jewel of a Town”

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Mill Falls at the Lake
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Meredith
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Wow and I say again Wow. This was a wonderful surprise. We had never heard of the town of Meredith before but decided to look to book a room here while making our way south from northern NH. Meredith is a beautiful little town with antique shops, specialty stores and a clean and picturesque lake. The Inn and Spas of Mill Falls are actually four individual buildings uniquely furnished and architecturally built in separate locations with their own vibes which are within walking distance from each other pretty much. All have beautiful well kept exteriors with plenty of parking. We got an awesome price rate for Mill Falls Inn so that is where we stayed. It is the oldest of the properties and is not on the lake but across the highway from the lake. However, it is easy to cross the street and walk the promenade along the water. TIP: Go over for a walk or sit on one of the benches to watch the sunset as it is so pretty. The front desk ladies were welcoming and helpful. Hallways and foyer decorated cute in a country way. Loved the tables set up with puzzles to work on. I actually sat at a good one of New England and an older lady stopped by and just started working on it with me – a nice way to bond with fellow travelers. There is a hallway that leads you to little shops selling designer clothing, gift items, gourmet candies along with restaurants. Room rate did not include breakfast but you could just walk to the Waterfall Café in that hallway. Oh, and of course the hallway overlooks a flowing waterfall. Yes, you are staying at the location of an old mill. We had the luck to be there right after a major rainstorm and the water was gushing like a white water rapids. The rooms here require some maneuvering of luggage up and down steps which was ok for us but might be a problem for others. There is a small pool on the premises that is not big enough to swim in but kids might enjoy splashing around in. No exercise equipment in this building. Our room had some stains and dings on things. The refrigerator was not working and a knob on a nightstand that kept coming off when we first checked in. However, we called the front desk and they and the service people were so nice and fixed them both when we were gone from our room.
Now the best part of our stay is that you can use the amenities at any of the other buildings. Make sure you stop at the desk at the other places first to receive a key card for access during your stay. So twice we strolled up to Church Landing. The first night the most friendly employee took us on a tour of the facility. The place smelled and looked new. Whoever the interior decorator was should receive an award as they used intricate creative ways to include trees into the décor. Branch chandeliers and saplings along the walls became graceful canopies. The exercise facility was a nice size with water and towels and TV. There is a billards room in a common area. There are two pools at Church Landing with one being for adults only. Both pools are beautiful. We went to the adult pool. The water was just a bit cool enough, very clean and big enough to do a bit of a swim back and forth. The amazing part is that you can swim from the indoors outside and at night that is pretty romantic. We had the whole place to ourselves. There are not one but two hot tubs next to the pool that are nice and hot and comfortable. Above your head hanging from the ceiling is a boat – what fun! There are towels here however if you are coming from another facility you have to change in the restrooms. That is the only negative as you have to leave with a wet head. We would definitely want to stay at Church Landing the next time our travels take us this way. Safe travels!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed here last weekend. Great location, plenty to do. The hotel could use new rugs. The rug was stained in the room and in all the common areas. The bed was very uncomfortable. The room had a very musty smell. My husband thought it may have been caused by the pool. Our room was over the pool area. He had sinus headaches and I did not feel well either.

One minor thing - no safe in he room.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We spent a late August Sunday & Monday night at the Boathouse Lodge. Our room featured a balcony with 2 rockers overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee, & on our first morning we awoke to a pink sunrise & dancing reflections of the lake water on our ceiling. Pretty sweet. Coffee, tea, yoghurt, fruit, & granola, muffins, pastry in various combinations awaited just down the hall each morning. On our first morning, we sat on the balcony, munched, & read. Lovely & serene. Our second morning was at first overcast, and we discovered in one of the several lounge areas several copies of the Boston Globe & New York Times. We flicked on the lounge's gas fireplace and settled in for a peaceful, coffee-fueled read of the not-so-peaceful news.
The Adirondack decor - in both our room and in common areas - was tasteful and lovely. Our room, complete with sofa & its own gas fireplace, was comfy. The king-sized bed was back-friendly & comfortable. Our balcony overlooked lawn, lake, & pool (indoor-outdoor), & spa.
The lake waters were clear & lovely, & the inn supplies a raft in comfortable swimming distance. No lifeguard.
While the enclosed portion of the pool seemed small & chorine-smelling to us, there seemed always to be a band of happy kids swimming in it. A second & separate outdoor area is a designated "adult" lawn area with another small indoor pool. (I can't remember if it was indoor-outdoor as well.)
The Inn supplies lounge chairs, blue striped beach towels, & adirondack chairs aplenty, and the small beach & large grassy areas were raked & cleaned each morning.
During our 3 days at the Lodge, the waterfront never seemed crowded or rowdy. The water, lawn, & sky seemed to take center stage. I've had the same feeling during stays at Maine's Inn-by-the-Sea in Cape Elizabeth where even large weddings seem to be enveloped by the beautiful surroudings. With the obvious difference that Inn-by-the-Sea is next to the sea instead of a lake, the two lovely inns seem similar to me.

The friendly people at the front desk were most helpful about everything from boat rentals to restaurants.
The only negative was the discovery of glass in the water - off to the right of the main swimming area towards docks & the adult area- by a group of goggle-wearing middle school kids who reported that while there was glass in the water, there was "less glass than last year."

We'd return in a heartbeat, and we will. We were delighted to learn that each of the four Inns at Mill Falls seems to feature one or two dog-friendly units. In fact, we were delighted to see a dog frolicking with its family in the water.
The restaurants associated with the 4 inns are all run by the Common Man Group, and the two at which we dined were excellent.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank MFKMassachusetts
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Had a wonderful mid week vacation at The Inn at Mill Falls. The rooms were nice, quiet and clean with housekeeping services daily. So enjoyed room service from the Waterfall Cafe, which is connected to the Inn with adjacent shops. My son loved the waterfall and really enjoyed looking over the balcony watching it. The Inn is located right in the middle of town, across the street from the lake. Looking forward to going back next year!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Andrea F
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

I stayed at the Inn at Mills Falls and was also able to enjoy the amenities at their other locations including Church Landing. This was for a girls weekend trip, but I would definitely return here with my significant other. The rooms were well appointed and reminded me of a country inn. The bathroom had a terrycloth shower curtain and was a lot bigger than most chain hotels. The beds were comfortable and the location can't be beat...walking distance to everything. Although this hotel is the most economical of the four properties it was well decorated and had a very cozy feel. It is obvious that they take great pride in their establishment.

The Spa is overpriced for the services received, but the spa facilities themselves were top notch. The pool and hot tubs at Church Landing were awesome with a wait staff there to take your drink or lunch order. The pool at the Inn at Mill Falls was nice as well with an added bonus of a hot tub that was not advertised on their site. The hot tub at the Inn at Mill Falls was small, but very adequate and a happy convenience.

I would return to the Inn at Mill Falls or any of their sister properties!

Room Tip: If staying on the lower level (and having to carry your bags up a few stairs) doesn't bother you...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We enjoyed our room at the Inn at Mills Falls very much. We had a balcony overlooking Lake Winnipessaukee, a fireplace and a spacious and cozy room. There was a pool in the hotel, complimentary coffee and a wonderful restaurant, open for breakfast and lunch, connected to the hotel and the rest of the shoppes. The location of this hotel, in the very center of Meredith is perfect. The Mount Washington (large boat) leaves from the dock and there are a large number of restaurants and boutique shoppes in town, all within walking distance. All and all, it was a great stay.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

Although at a conference, I've been able to find time to enjoy this delightful lakeside hotel. The Cathedral Suite's double doors open onto a narrow but adequate balcony overlooking a peaceful sprit of Lake Winni. The grounds are bordered by a wooden lake edge walkway you can stroll to restaurants, docks and town. A beautiful, quiet respite.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Address: 312 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith, NH 03253-5863
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Meredith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Meredith
Price Range: $119 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mill Falls at the Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the heart of Meredith Village the Inn at Mill Falls awaits you. A restored nineteenth century linen mill and a tumbling forty-foot waterfall create a setting that envelops guests in an atmosphere of warmth, comfort and easy relaxation. By combining old-world charm, a crackling fireplace, cozy nooks, an indoor pool and sauna, and affordable accommodations, Mill Falls redefines the traditional country Inn. Stay at The Inn and enjoy all of the amenities that Mill Falls at the Lake has to offer. ... more   less 
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