Holderness, New Hampshire
“When the movie makers went looking for a place to be Golden Pond, they found everything they wanted right here.” That’s how Yankee Magazine described central New Hampshire’s Squam Lake, setting for the classic film On Golden Pond and the location of our bed & breakfast country inn.
Golden Pond exists only in our hearts and imaginations. But Squam Lake, New Hampshire’s second largest lake and site for the filming of the movie, captures the essence of any vacationer’s dream – unspoiled beauty, clear fresh waters, magnificent mountain scenery, and ample opportunities for the active and not so active visitor. It is a combination unequalled in New Hampshire.
For the outdoorsman the Squam Lakes (there’s a Big Squam and a Little Squam) offer 65 miles of shoreline to explore, more than 30 islands to circumvent, and 10 miles of open waterway to sail, motor or paddle in. Watch and listen to the loons. Fish the cool crystal clear waters for bass, salmon and trout.
Off the lake you will find miles of hiking and mountain biking trails crisscrossing the Squam Range. Our NH Bed & Breakfast is an ideal headquarters for you to savor the Golden Pond experience.
In winter you can snowmobile across the frozen lake or don a pair of x-country skis and traverse the ice. Bob houses for ice fishing appear across the lake as sportsmen take advantage of all four seasons on Squam.
“The Inn does not have lake frontage itself, but visitors will find easy access close by for a wide variety of water activities. Surrounding the Inn you will find 50 wooded country acres with walking trails and peaceful resting spots. Enjoy the open yard area behind the Inn where you can relax in the sun, sip a glass of wine, spread out a picnic lunch, or keep an eye open for some of the area’s wildlife.”