The Romantic Inns of
New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

New Hampshire Lakes Region Victoria magazine

A wondrous display of foliage dresses New England in autumn’s brilliant palette. Whether a quick weekend trip or a more leisurely stay, find respite in these charming accommodations nestled among a few of New Hampshire’s largest lakes.

Church Landing at Mill Falls Victoria magazine

Rustic yet elegant environs await at the Adirondack-style Church Landing at Mill Falls, one of several waterfront inns in the quaint village of Meredith. Private balconies offer panoramic views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Warmed by a blazing hearth, sink into plush down bedding in one of the hotel’s fifty-seven designer-decorated guest rooms.

Manor on Golden Pond Victoria magazine

The scenic beauty of Holderness lends an air of tranquility to The Manor on Golden Pond. Captivated by majestic vistas of the White Mountains, wealthy Englishman Isaac Van Horn built a summer retreat overlooking Squam Lake in 1907.

Manor on Golden Pond Victoria magazine

Tastefully appointed quarters welcome guests after a day of exploring the 13-acre grounds of The Manor on Golden Pond. The Windsor Room, above, boasts outstanding views and an original wood-burning fireplace.

Black Swan Inn Victoria magazine

Start the morning at Black Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast with a steaming cup of locally roasted, fresh-brewed coffee—the signature blend pairs perfectly with the innkeepers’ tantalizing presentation of homemade specialties. Spacious suites and attentive service make this historic Tilton estate a relaxing getaway.

Squam Lake Inn Victoria magazine

The Squam Lake Inn, also in Holderness, includes many on-site attractions. Enjoy picnic fare from the Squam Lake MarketPlace, or dine with locals at Inn Kitchen + Bar. The restored 1890s post-and-beam Red Barn Shop brims with gifts for commemorating a visit to New England.

Discover more of The Granite State in “New Hampshire’s Seasonal Pageantry,” on page 25 of the October 2014 issue of Victoria magazine.  


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  1. The article about fall in New Hampshire brought back wonderful memories of our stay at the Inn at Mill Falls Church Landing on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Our room overlooking the lake was warm and cozy. What a lovely way to start the day, watching the sun rise over the lake from your balcony while sipping coffee. One of the inn’s public rooms features a rustic stone fireplace at one end of the room and at the other a window with a gorgeous view of the lake. There were tables set up for a game of checkers or cards and cozy chairs to curl up with a good book or to just chat. It would have been easy to just spend our days idling in the comforts of the inn but there were so many places to explore in the beauty of autumn days. The New Hampshire lake region is definitely worth the trip.

  2. I wish you would run a similar feature on the Mt. Washington Valley area of N.H.

    the mountains are so spectacular, etc….that they do not compare with what the Lakes region has to offer


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