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Squam Lake Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Holderness, New Hampshire

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Squam Lake Inn......where the day's adventures begin and end

Stay with us at the Squam Lake Inn, a New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast, ideally located in the heart of the Lakes and White Mountain region. Squam Lake Inn is an eight room, century old Victorian Farmhouse just steps from Squam Lake on Shepard Hill Road, in the quaint village of Holderness.

A weekend getaway can be yours in less than two hours from the Boston metropolitan area. Walk to nearby restaurants, shops, boat tours or nature center. There is something for everyone to do and experience. Enjoy a day exploring the shops, arts and history in our charming nearby towns of Sandwich, Ashland, Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough and Plymouth.

Built in 1890, this Victorian Farmhouse has been restored over the years into a charming bed and breakfast with eight guestrooms. Decorated in vintage New England charm, The Squam Lake Inn is designed to make guests feel warm and welcomed. Inside guests relax in our lobby in front of a fire with a cup of hot tea or curl up with a book or surf the internet in our library. Outside there is plenty of room to relax, read or watch the birds and other wildlife on our wrap around porch or expansive mahogany deck. The grounds also include a large red barn that adds to the old New England charm.

All of our guest rooms include private baths, fine linens, full breakfast, wireless internet, and air conditioning.

Complimentary Amenities:

* Free Wi-Fi in common areas
* Laptop for guest use available in the library
* Telephone with complimentary local and US long distance
* Library with large selection of books and magazines
* Complimentary boarding pass printing
* Complimentary Breakfast* Complimentary Afternoon Tea and Desserts

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Our guests at the Inn experience a delicious made-to-order gourmet breakfast daily between 8:00am-9:00am. Choose a cozy table for two or join other guests at our large table in our dining room or on a warm morning, you can dine outdoors. We will take care of the rest!

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As a guest from England said to us one morning: “It’s a jolly good way to start your day!”

Breakfast begins with fresh fruit and orange juice followed by your breakfast entree that alternates between sweet and savory. Each day brings a new breakfast experience and guests are always anxious to see what will be on the menu board! Please let us know if you have any dietary requests, and we are happy to accommodate.


Established in 2004, the Squam Lake Inn Lunch Café features hand-crafted sandwiches, salads, soups, and sweets. Our bread is baked each morning and carved to order for your sandwich.  Produce and salad greens are prepped fresh each morning. Our gardens provide fresh herbs that we incorporate into our house made dressings and garnishes. Delectable endings await you as any lunch is not complete without dessert! Try the Cookie of the Day, Frozen Key Lime Pie, and Ice Cream Sandwiches.  Diners can enjoy lunch in our dining room, outdoor deck, or as take out between 11:00am and 2:00pm.
We welcome advance calls!


What you will first notice about our dinner menu that sets us apart is all our printing is done in-house which affords us to offer you the freshest seasonal plates of food in the area.  We feature a selection of appetizers, salads, seafood specialties, and entrees. Fresh produce, sustainable seafood, organic wherever possible, and all homemade just for you! Finish your dinner with a delectable dessert baked with you in mind! 

Unique wines and local brews have been hand-selected to compliment the meal. Our selection of artisan wines features small production vineyards with a focus on sustainable farming.

The Inn is able to accommodate small events, family reunions and weddings both inside and outdoors. Please contact the Innkeepers to discuss hosting your special events.

Innkeepers Rae Andrews and Cindy Foster want your stay to be fun and comfortable. We will go the extra mile to accommodate your requests and make your vacation memorable. We have been vacationing in the area for ten years before purchasing the inn. We know and love the area and want to share that with you. Let us know if you want to go on a hike, kayak, canoe, boating, explore nature, shop or get a great bite to eat. We will do our best to make your visit to Squam Lake a magical place for you to remember!

Summer - Hear the early morning cry of the loons in the early summer mornings and enjoy walks around Little Squam Lake. Have a leisurely breakfast featuring seasonal ingredients on our expansive mahogany deck.

Fall - The lakes region comes alive with color as the leaves reflect off the lake. The inn is ideally located at the tip of the White Mountain National Forest which boasts some of the best leaf-peeping in the country.

Winter - The quiet beauty of the white landscape offers so many recreational activities. The inn is located within 30 minutes of three major ski resorts and within 45 minutes of many others. Snowmobiler's love our location as we are conveniently located a few yards off of the trail (100 yards from the Golden Pond Country Store and CITCO). Other activities: snow shoe the trails, cross country ski across the lake or skate on local rinks.

Spring - Discover the sights of spring as daffodils, tulips and buds appear. Visit the local antique and quilt shops, eat at the best restaurants and beat the summer heat!

The Red Barn at the Squam Lake Inn

The Red Barn Shop is home to a collection of unique home and garden products. Come to the Squam Lake Inn to stay, come for lunch and now come to enjoy a fun shopping experience.

This 1890's built post and beam barn is a must see! Find unique items such as Squam-wear, jewelry, rugs, candles, bags and fun chandeliers! We have chosen our favorites and hope they become yours!

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For your home and garden we have stocked the barn with great must have products like:

* UWharrie Outdoor Furniture - made in the USA, lifetime warranty
* Cucina - hand care for the cook, enticing scents for the kitchen
* Dash & Albert rugs - colorful stripes for indoor and outdoor
* Cheerfully glazed ceramic mushrooms - made in the USA

Need a gift? We have great items for that special person or a gift to "treat yourself". Some of our favorite brands we feature:

*  Scout bags - brilliant totes in all shapes & sizes
* Barkology - hats & t-shirts for the dog lover!
* Dogeared - jewelry with positive energy
* Paddywax candles - eco-line means green!
* Oka-b sandals - so comfy!
* Jenness Farms soaps and lotions - made in NH, provided in our guestrooms
    Open most days - call for hours - 603-968-BARN. Located at the Squam Lake Inn, in the village of Holderness, Route 3 and Shepard Hill Road.

Gift Certificates Available


  • Check In / Check Out
    *Check-in - 3:00pm
    *Check-out - 11:00am
  • Deposits
    *A deposit equal to 50% of your stay is required to confirm a reservation.
    *For reservations of one night only, full payment in advance is required.
  • Cancellations
    *In the event of a cancellation, your deposit will be returned provided we are notified 14 days before scheduled arrival (less 10% Processing Fee).
    *If cancelled less than 14 days, your entire deposit will be forfeited.
    * The full rate will be charged if guests do not arrive, arrive after the reserved date, or depart before the final date of guaranteed reservations.
    * All deposits will be credited to the last night(s) of reserved time and will be forfeited in case of early departure.
  • Minimum Stays
    * A two night minimum may apply to weekend reservations.
    * A three night minimum may apply on holiday weekends.
    * Please call us directly (800)839-6205 to inquire about one night weekend stays.
  • Smoking
    * We are a non-smoking inn.
    * Guests that smoke in their room will incur a $150.00 cleaning fee.
  • Other Policies
    * Children over 10 welcome.
    * Pets are not permitted.
    * All rates are subject to 9% New Hampshire meals & rooms tax.
    * Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover Accepted.
    * There is a $35.00 additional person charge. *Note: only the Chocorua Island Deluxe Room can accommodate an additional person.

We will do our best to make your visit to Squam Lake a magical place for you to remember!

 Squam Lake Inn
Bed and Breakfast

28 Shepard Hill Road
Holderness, New Hampshire 03245

Fax: 603-968-3661
Email: Stay@squamlakeinn.com
Homepage: www.squamlakeinn.com
Innkeepers: Rae Andrews and Cindy Foster

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