Squam Lake Inn

28 Shepard Hill Road, Holderness, New Hampshire 03245
Innkeeper(s): Rae Andrews & Cindy Foster
  • Our Stunning Inn

    Squam Lake Inn - front view Join us in our New Hampshire Inn!

    Staying at the Squam Lake Inn will whisk you away from the cares of yesterday and usher you into the splendor of the Lake and White Mountains regions of New Hampshire. In a short walk from this Holderness, NH Inn, you will find yourself on the shores of Squam Lake basking in the simple pleasures of nature's beauty.

    Meanwhile, your senses will be tantalized with the culinary delights from our kitchen, serving a delicious breakfast to our inn guests in addition to Weekend brunch, lunch, and dinner!

    Squam Lake Inn, Bedroom

    Check out the article about us in NH Magazine!

    "We visit many B&B's. This one is "the best" with touches of class and elegance not experienced before. Thank you for your warm hospitality. - Craig & Geri, Grayslake, IL

    "We came for one night and stayed for four! Lovely welcome, lovely people, lovely rooms, lovely food...just lovely! - Graham & Jan, Yorkshire, England

  • Dining

    Squam Lake Inn, Dining RoomOur guests at the Inn experience a delicious made-to-order gourmet breakfast daily. 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.

    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!

    Join us at the Squam Lake Inn Cafe for lunch, dinner or Weekend Brunch and dine alongside locals, summer residents and vacationers alike.

    Dining Room

    Established in 2004, the Squam Lake Inn Lunch Cafe features hand-crafted sandwiches, salads, soups, and sweets. Our bread is baked each morning and carved to order for your sandwich.

    Our dinner menus features 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.

    Now open for Lunch and Dinner!

    "Combining food and a welcoming atmosphere has been our mission, creating our motto - Food Among Friends!"

    Squam Lake Inn, cafeSquam Lake Inn, cafe

  • The Red Barn at the Squam Lake Inn

    Squam Lake Inn, The Red Barn

    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, specialty food and wine! We have chosen our favorites and hope they become yours!

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

    • Cheerfully glazed ceramic mushrooms - made in the USA
    • Shannon Martin Greeting Cards and more
    • Cucina - hand care for the cook, enticing scents for the kitchen
    • Dash & Albert rugs - colorful stripes for indoor and outdoor
    • 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
    • Dogeared - jewelry with positive energy
    • Paddywax candles - eco-line means green!
    • Jenness Farms soaps and lotions - made in NH, provided in our guestrooms
    • TownWear Sportswear - for the locals or to take home as a reminder of your lake trip!

    Open most days - call for hours - 603-968-BARN. Located at the Squam Lake Inn, in the village of Holderness, 28 Shepard Hill Road.

    Squam Lake Inn, The Red Barn

    Squam Lake Inn, porch

  • Area Information

    Squam Lake Inn, Area InformationSummer

    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.


    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.


    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.


    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!

  • How To Find Us

    From Boston, Logan Airport

    1. Take I-93 North to Exit 24
    2. Bear right off the exit onto Route 3 South and proceed for 5 miles
    3. Inn is located on the right hand side of road

    From Hartford

    1. Take I-84 East to the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90)
    2. Head East on route 290 through Worcester
    3. Proceed onto Route 495 North to I-93 North
    4. Continue on I-93 to Exit 24
    5. Bear right off the exit onto Route 3 South and proceed for 5 miles

    From Canada & Points North

    1. Take I-91 South to I-93 South
    2. Stay on I-93 to Exit 24
    3. Bear right off the exit onto Route 3 South and proceed for 5 miles