My family of four (2 adults, 2 young teens) very much enjoyed our recent October stay at Olde Orchard Inn. The other reviews pretty much say it all, but if you're looking for comfort, good food, clean rooms, interesting decor (a clever but harmonious mix of American and British elements), a beautiful setting and a gracious host, then Olde Orchard is what you seek. The website's pictures accurately convey what to expect, and if you have questions, Shannon responds quickly to emails. The four of us fit very comfortably in the Northern Spy room, which has a huge king bed and a single tucked away next to a dormer (plus, one of the pieces of furniture converts into a cot, although the cot is a little on the lumpy side and we ended up not using it). The Inn is within a short walk of a wonderful (if somewhat expensive) restaurant, which we found very convenient when celebrating my wife's birthday. One of the most memorable parts of our stay occurred when we first arrived. As we explored the grounds, one of the Inn's two black cats greeted us, then joined us and essentially led the way across the orchard. We ended up at an old graveyard that abuts the property -- while I suppose this may sound kind of spooky, it really was just delightful. During our fall foliage tour through New Hampshire, we were fortunate to stay at several great B&B's, but Olde Orchard was my favorite. If we're ever back that way, we will definitely return to Olde Orchard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A rambling 18th century farmhouse situated in an apple orchard in the New Hampshire Lakes Region, just a mile down the lane from Lake Winnipesaukee and two miles from Castle in the Clouds. Formerly a B&B, the farmhouse is now available as a whole-house vacation rental, offering over 5500 square feet of accommodation with 11 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, three dining rooms, and three living rooms. The house combines the charm of New England -- exposed brick and timbers, painted floorboards, featherdown duvets -- with mod cons such as high speed wi-fi throughout. A peaceful setting for your wedding guests, family reunion or retreat. ... more less