We’ve got some pretty talented guests who visit our Squam Lake bed and breakfast. Throughout the year we are fortunate to receive many pictures that our guests took during there stay with us. We love to see shots of the area and the Inn that they captured. Often they give us a new perspective on our surroundings. Recently Fred R. from Massachusetts sent us some beautiful close up shots of a butterfly perched on a blossom on our butterfly bush in the front garden. We thought it was spectacular and wanted to share it with everyone. Thanks Fred! And to everyone else keep those pictures coming. We often incorporate them into our website.
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November 17th, 2012 by billwebb
October 18th, 2012 by billwebb
It’s always gratifying to have guests compliment the Inn and tell us how much they enjoyed their stay. For 28 years as innkeepers we have worked to ensure that our guests have a superior lodging experience.
This year the Inn On Golden Pond has received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the highest award it gives. We are ranked as the number one lodging choice for Holderness – a result of many wonderful reviews our guests have written about their visits with us.
We know that when people travel to the Squam Lake area they have many choices for lodging. Trying to find the right comfort zone for hundreds of guests with a wide variety of expectations can be challenging. But we work hard to make each guest’s time with us comfortable, positive and personal. The feedback we get from places like TripAdvisor suggest we’re hitting the mark more often than not. This feedback and the many thoughtful notes we receive from guests is much appreciated. We’ll keep working hard to ensure that this feedback always remains highly positive.
January 23rd, 2011 by billwebb
Each year we hold two candlelight dinner weekends in the spring at our Squam Lake bed and breakfast. This year’s dinners will be held on the weekends of March 18 & 19 and April 1 & 2. Our normal hospitality is supplemented with a special 5 course candlelight dinner on Saturday night. Bonnie is the chef and Bill is the waiter. These weekends have become a favorite with our repeat guests some of whom have been coming almost every spring since we started this tradition 17 years ago. Since we do not normally serve a dinner here at the Inn this is a very special event. Bonnie really out does herself with delicious home made soups, creative salads, mouth watering entrees and sinful desserts.
This is an excellent way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, but most of our dinner guests just enjoy the great food and good company of others here for the weekend. Of course, this is maple syrup season so during the day a stop at a local sugar shack can be great entertainment. The summer is still months away so New Hampshire towns like Meredith, Sandwich and our own Holderness which revolve around Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee are pretty quiet. Plymouth on the other hand is active as Plymouth State University is in session. There’s always something to do.
So come up for a great New Hampshire weekend getaway and celebrate the end of winter with us. The weekend is priced at $375 per couple which includes 2 night’s lodging in one of comfortable rooms, two country breakfasts and our gourmet dinner on Saturday. Once you come you’ll be hooked!
Ruth and Bob enjoying their dinner
October 14th, 2010 by billwebb
Well it’s been a busy season with great colors! We’ve had guests from all over the world who all agree the scenery around our Squam Lake bed and breakfast is breathtaking. Yesterday we were entertained by a doe and two fawns in our backyard – a little something to add to the beautiful colors.
This time of the year is our favorite as guests enjoy their evenings gathered around the fireplace in our sitting room, sharing stories before they retire for a good night’s sleep in one of our spacious guest rooms. It really reminds us how special New England is with our foliage and our great countryside. People visiting for their first time are always awestruck.
In a few weeks things will get quiet in Holderness as the lakes region settles in for winter. Of course, there are always things to do and our neighboring town of Plymouth offers great entertainment downtown and at Plymouth State University throughout the school year. And many of New Hampshire’s best ski mountains are just a short distance away. So plan a New Hampshire weekend getaway now – whether it’s for skiing, taking in a performance at Plymouth State or just relaxing by the fire in our sitting room.
August 3rd, 2010 by billwebb
One of the most rewarding parts of being an Innkeeper is having a chance to talk with so many people who come from all over the world and have or have had very interesting careers. I once thought it would be fascinating to make a list of the various professions we’ve had represented in the breakfast room at our New Hampshire inn and post it on the wall. What a source for conversation that would be!
Recently we had two guests who I discovered had written books. The first was Huck Fairman who authored “Noah’s Children” a story of an individual who awakens to the many environmental crises threatening our ways of life. Huck and his wife Pam were visiting friends on Squam lake, but spent a leisurely breakfast with us comparing the challenges of parenting teenage girls.
The second author/guest was Bob Isett who wrote “Think Right, Feel Right” a building block guide for happiness and emotional well being. Bob and his wife Karen were visiting the New Hampshire lakes region for a wedding. While relaxing on our front porch they shared some of their spare time with me to engage in some conversation which is when I discovered that Bob was an author.
Both books are available at Amazon.com. I’m hoping to find time to read both once our season winds down.
Breakfast time is a chance for us to get to know our guests and to offer suggestions for things they might enjoy doing that day. We have many ideas on our website for things to do in Holderness, Plymouth, Meredith and other towns in central New Hampshire around Squam Lake as well as several suggested day trips through the lakes region of New Hampshire and the White Mountains.
We hope you’ll choose the Inn On Golden Pond for your lodging when visiting the area. We offer quality accommodations, friendly conversation and as you can see we host fascinating people.
July 27th, 2010 by billwebb
Well after 26 years in business you’d think we would have seen it all, but this past weekend we had a first at the Inn On Golden Pond. A wonderful couple visiting us from the Philippines collided with a Moose while driving to visit their sons at camp! First, I want to report that neither passenger was injured. Second, the Moose while stunned managed to remove himself from the top of their car hood and wander off into the woods on the side of the road. No report on how he felt when he woke up the next day. Damage to the car – dented hood.
There are an estimated 6,000 Moose in New Hampshire, the majority of them found in the Great North Woods and New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Over 200 are killed by cars each year. Given the average size of Moose (some weigh between 800 and 1,000 lbs.) the cars and sometimes the drivers don’t make out any better than the Moose in a collision. We’re very thankful our guests were unscathed, although very shaken, by their close encounter with this Moose.
Seeing a Moose ranks high on the wish lists of our guests. While sightings are somewhat rare we have seen Moose in the yard of our Squam Lake bed and breakfast/country inn numerous times over the years. It’s always a thrill. The heavily wooded areas of Holderness, Ashland and Sandwich, NH which surround the lake provide excellent habitat for Moose. Clearly wildlife like this and the beautiful landscape of our state are prime reasons that people like to stay in NH inns.
All of the rooms in our inn are named after native New Hampshire animals and birds, but we don’t have a Moose room. Perhaps we’ll have to think about renaming one of them. And by the way, can you imagine the conversation our guests had when they called the car rental company to report their accident?
Hope you enjoy this short video.
June 6th, 2010 by billwebb
You can imagine that we’ve hosted lots of folks over our 25 years here at the Inn and many of them several times. In fact, our record holders for the most visits to the Inn On Golden Pond have been here 37 times! Just recently we had two couples return for visits that meant a great deal to us. The first couple was last here 18 years ago. The second hadn’t been with us in over 21 years! In both cases the pressures of raising families had interfered with their ability to make a return trip to our New Hampshire bed and breakfast. But what made their visits special to us was that they had such fond memories of the Inn from years ago that they chose to return to celebrate special occasions. Both couples recalled specific interactions they’d had with us when they last visited. And believe it or not we remembered both of them after all these years and all the guests who’ve passed over our threshold since. Our special thanks to Steve & Sally, and to John & Nancy. It’s people like you who have made our innkeeping years so meaningful. We decided to share some kind comments that Steve submitted to Trip Advisor after his visit.
“My wife and I had visited the Inn three times previously, the most recent 18 years ago. Kids and life interfered in the intervening years to prevent us from returning. In celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary, we planned a return and then delayed that by 13 months.
Regardless, the Inn remains an excellent place for a quiet, romantic weekend getaway. We had a beautiful room. Bill and Bonnie have clearly invested in the facilities over the years. They have always been and remain extremely gracious hosts. They provided great suggestions for dinner and local activities (we did a hike on Saturday and another on Sunday. In warmer weather, we rented a canoe on Squam Lake).
Overall, a great place to spend a weekend with that special someone in your life.”
Thanks to all of you who when visiting Holderness and New Hampshire’s Lakes Region have picked our Squam Lake country inn/bed and breakfast as your lodging choice.
March 15th, 2010 by billwebb