We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Ballard House Inn

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Ballard House Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

346 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 343: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a perfect stay at the Ballard House. We came to town for a wedding and were welcomed immediately by Lynn & Brian. Their B&B is tastefully decorated and super clean. Breakfast was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Great coffee, great conversation. We highly recommend folks staying here.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Crystal G
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

We host many wedding guests and are glad you found us too! Thanks for pointing out what made your stay special. Cleanliness, good food, beverages and conversation are reasons we remember stays at some of our favorite b&bs too! Take care, appreciate your review.

Fall River, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I begin. This place, hands down was the best Bed & Breakfast we've ever stayed in! Being welcomed in by Lynn and Brian (the owners) sold us right away. The rest just got better. Gorgeous views, beautiful guest bedrooms, common areas to watch some TV and have snacks - this place was a real treat. Complimentary wine, coffee,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Melissa P
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Wow, your words made our day! I say it in many responses, but it is so true - - treat people the way you would want to be treated. Icing on the cake is that you made new friends! That is the beauty of a communal table, everyone can talk and enjoy each other's company. It is part of the...

Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to many B&B's but this is definitely our new favorite. The hosts, Brian and Lynn, treat you like family but also as guests. Hope that makes sense. You help yourself to beverages and treats but they are also there to wait on you. Everything is spotlessly clean and beautiful. We had a cute room on the first...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bcav
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

We are flattered to be your new fav! Your comments are what we relish hearing - - that people feel at home, welcome and pampered. We try our best to have that come across to everyone who visits. Many thanks and we would welcome seeing you again!

Reviewed 14 January 2017

As others have written we decided to stay at Ballard House after reading such great reviews. We were there in August and our visit exceeded our expectations. Lynn and Brian are the nicest people and could not do enough to make our trip to the lake area special. From planning our days to restaurant recommendations and reservations it was perfect....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ArtnIlene
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Glad we were able to make your stay memorable and enjoy your time in the Lakes Region. The views from the back porch coupled with a great meal at Tavern 27 are tops on our list too! Thank you for taking the time to write such favorable comments, we truly appreciate it.

Wilmington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We booked the Inn after reading the reviews on this site and they were spot on. Brian and Lynn are fantastic people and did everything to ensure our couple of nights were perfect. Immediately while checking us in they realized my 6'5' height would be an issue in the room we chose so they moved us to a better room...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank EF74
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to submit a review and for your favorable comments. It was no issue moving you to higher ground (or in this case ceilings!) so you had more head room. We always try to make everyone's stay comfortable and relaxing. In your case, it was nice to see you reconnect and relish a no...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The title says it all It was late in the day so we decided to make an unscheduled stop over in Meredith . We checked out all the accommodation on the lake ( they were very tired and expensive ) none of which were to our taste . We noticed Ballard House on the way out of town and before...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mikeoutandabout
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Glad you happened upon us, impromptu plans sometimes are the best! We try to make everyone feel welcome, enjoy and relax during their stay with us. Keep the praise coming for Brian, it gets me off the hook from cooking half the time! Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts too. Take care!

Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I have stayed in plenty of B&BS but never have I met two more genuine or generous hosts as Lynn and Brian. The Inn has been lovingly restored, charmingly decorated and offers beautiful views of the lakes and mountains. Lynn and Brian go above and beyond to provide a comfortable experience whether by providing ample refreshments in the evenings, artfully...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank L T
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind remarks about your stay with us. When talk about our travel experiences, we always remember those who really helped us enjoy our stay and the area we are visiting, so we try to do the same for our guests! Enjoy many safe future travels.

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We arrived at the Inn after a difficult journey from the UK and Brian and Lynn immediately made us feel at home. They were very attentive, generous and entertaining hosts. They wanted us to make the most of our short stay in Meredith and suggested and booked activities and a restaurant table for us. Our room was very pleasant and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank JLFDurham
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

I recall you had flight delays and had to shorten your stay with us, but glad you enjoyed your abbreviated time at the Inn. It is always challenging traveling abroad, but we try to offer the best information to make the most of your visit. We appreciate your kind remarks and hope the remainder of your holiday went smoothly!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Stayed here at the start of The Fall. Location was great and views were amazing. Some people have commented about being on a main road - you don't hear it! Brian and Lynn were perfect hosts. Their house is beautiful and they really make you feel welcome - they even have a lovely walk in their woods to a glacial...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank jamie41_11
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the views of Lake Waukewan and the mountains from our back porch and the hike from our property to Hart's Pond. The foliage this year was absolutely gorgeous. Thank you very much posting your thoughts about your stay, sorry you couldn't stay longer!

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Ballard house last week for a small relaxing getaway and to take in the beautiful fall colors. We have been to the area many times and like it allot but have never been to this inn. Our stay was great. The inn is beautiful and spotless. Our room was very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Mark R
ballardhouse, Owner at Ballard House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your recommendation! Hope we met your expectations for a relaxing getaway and that the leaf peeping did too! Hope you will visit again. Take care!

112 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (92)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (39)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Meredith
2.2 km away
Church Landing at Mill Falls
2.5 km away
Mill Falls at the Lake
Mill Falls at the Lake
#3 of 3 in Meredith
348 reviews
23.5 km away
The Wolfeboro Inn
The Wolfeboro Inn
#3 of 6 in Wolfeboro
313 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.5 km away
Nutmeg Inn
Nutmeg Inn
#2 of 6 in Meredith
130 reviews
2.6 km away
The Tuckernuck Inn
The Tuckernuck Inn
#3 of 6 in Meredith
117 reviews
12.9 km away
Glynn House Inn
Glynn House Inn
#1 of 2 in Ashland
406 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whatever your reason may be for staying in Meredith, NH, The Ballard House Inn offers a serene and picturesque backdrop for your home away from home. We are just minutes from Lake Winnipesaukee, downtown Meredith,and centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Lakes Region. The Inn is also bordered by 178 acres of town owned recreational land consisting of beautiful hiking trails, walking paths, small ponds, and plenty of wildlife. Our guests often mention the setting at the Inn is so private and serene yet close to so many fabulous restaurants and shops of the Lakes Region. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballard House Inn

Address: 53 Parade Rd, Meredith, NH 03253-5400
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Meredith
Price Range: ₹ 9,342 - ₹ 13,576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballard House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com so you can book your Ballard House Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Ballard House Inn staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Beverly Hills, California
Lagrangeville, New York, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Ballard House Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room with a view- if available.”
 of 5 bubbles 307crystalg, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pay extra for a lake view of you are staying more than 1 night.”
 of 5 bubbles LynnePeak, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Second floor in back of the house gave us a beautiful view.”
 of 5 bubbles 811dianae, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were wonderful, some were a little bigger, but all had private baths”
 of 5 bubbles H1532PJmikec, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for quieter rooms facing rear of residence”
 of 5 bubbles kKelly94, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5