Lighthouse Inn Bed & Breakfast and Cottages

913 Scenic Drive, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
  • The Lighthouse Inn B&B shows off its fall colors

    The Lighthouse Inn B&B shows off its fall colors

  • Welcome to Lighthouse Inn Bed & Breakfast and Cottages

    Welcome to Lighthouse Inn Bed & Breakfast and Cottages

  • Boston Light room

    Boston Light room

  • Great Room for breakfast and relaxing

    Great Room for breakfast and relaxing

  • Introduction


    Fall Colors at the Inn

    Located only minutes from the lively Weirs Beach area, Meredith and the Gunstock ski area, was attentively built in 1939 by shipbuilder Byron Hedblom, who brought the Mount Washington cruise ship to Lake Winnipesaukee. Mr. Hedblom's fascination with boats and the sea was carried forward when three working lighthouses were placed on the property. The welcoming glow from the 15-foot-high lighthouses will guide you home each night along with the 60-foot-high mast used as a flagpole.

    Winter Guest at the Inn

    Skiers View Atop Gunstock

    Each of our five cozy guest rooms has a private bath and fireplace, and is named after a well-known New England lighthouse. The inn itself sits on five acres of grassy fields and forest on a colorful, tree-lined country road that provides quiet lodging one block from beautiful Winnipesaukee, the centerpiece for fun in central New Hampshire, and close to all of the Lakes Region activities.

    Quilters Love It Here

    We offer summer and winter specials for romantic getaways, skiers or lake cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake. Or take advantage of our linger longer plan and use the inn as a central base for days trips to the White Mountains 40 minutes away or the seacoast and Maine, 75 minutes away. The entire inn also can be booked at a discounted rate, perfect for a gathering of friends or family, biking and hiking groups, wedding groups, scrapbookers, knitters and quilters. The Great Room is perfect for group socializing.

    Best Breakfast by the Lake


    The sumptuous country breakfast features fresh-baked pastries and breads, a mini buffet of cold cereal, yogurt, fresh cut fruit and juice, coffee and tea, and an individual hot entree such as an egg souffle, baked french toast topped with sauteed fruit or ginger blueberry pancakes. Complimentary afternoon tea includes Pat's nationally acclaimed chocolate chip oatmeal cookies served in the Great Room. As your attentive hosts, Pat and Mike are ready to advise you in your travels around the area or help you choose one of the many good restaurants 5-15 minutes away, or add any other special individual touches to make your visit memorable.

    Guests Enjoying Breakfast


    Lighthouse Inn - Laconia, New Hampshire

    Innkeepers Mike and Pat



    Guest Comments


    "Wow, we felt like royalty and family all in one. Your B&B is wonderful. It's clear you care and go the extra mile for your guests. We'll be back! Food was outstanding!!!"- Tom & Diane Hunt                                                                               

    "The BEST breakfast, the BEST hot shower, the BEST room & the BEST host and hostess. Thanks for all your help & information & discount dinners. Wish we could just move in forever. Our home is yours if you ever get to Florida. Hope to see you again." - Brucie and Robert

    "What a wonderful place you've got here. We had an awesome time. Thank you for everything! This will be one of our most precious memories of our vacation." - Susanne & Matthias, Germany

    "What an amazing place you have! We truly enjoyed our stay here. We loved snowshoeing, your recommendations were spot on and breakfast was incredible. hank you both for your kindness and atteniveness. Pat -- thank youforall the delivious treats. We will be back!" All the best,- Matt & Olivia

    "Thank you for your warming hospitality. You have been very gracious and generous. You made every moment of our stay enjoyable and memorable.
    The rooms are exactly the same as we pictured, but the details are far more than expected. The house is such a warm and lovely place with so many cute decorations. The breakfast was so amazing and wonderful ... " - Dan & Zhiyuan


    Planning a wedding? We now offer the services of our own Justice of the Peace, Pat Cassidy. please call for more information.

    Pat marries a couple staying at the inn

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Mike for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Comfort, clean, great breakfast, quiet in residential area but only 5 minutes from major tourist attractions, the extra attention we take with guests. See reviews.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    That extra attention to guests. Breakfast.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Great area with many attractions and things to do, and all close – lakes, mountains, ocean.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We take extra care of our guests, their needs, their travels.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Snowshoeing through the woods.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    The lake 5 minutes away, the mountains only 40 minutes away, the ocean and Maine 1 hour away, a good ski area 15 minutes away. There are boat rides and kayaking, beaches, hiking, great scenery on our recommended 3-hour drive through the mountains, lobster on the seacoast and excellent restaurants 5-10 minutes from the inn, Old Country Store, Shaker Village, Funspot (largest indoor arcade in the world, they say), Castle in the Clouds, downhill and x-country skiing, snowshoeing out our door, NASCAR races, winter and spring fishing derbies for anglers and spectators, miniature golf, G-Karts, and on and on.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Motorcycle Week biker bars and restaurants, Funspot, secluded beach and the biggest beach on the lake, Go-Karts, miniature golf.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Can’t play favorites, but we have been to all of them, and can guide guests on type of food, type of atmosphere. No bad ones.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Our website lists them all under links.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    5 rooms, manage 4 summer cottages 5 minutes away with pool and beach area.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets, but kennels nearby that we can suggest.

  • Nearby Attractions and Activities

    Weirs Beach


    Mount Washington Cruise Ship

    Meredith Resort Area
    Funspot amusement center
    Gunstock ski area
    Golf courses
    Boating and Kayaking
    Hiking and biking trails
    Snowmobile and cross-country skiing trails
    New Hampton School
    Summer Lake Camps
    Meadowbrook Music Center
    Castle in the Clouds
    Variety of restaurants

    Wild Turkeys Leave Inn After Breakfast

  • Amenities


    All of our room prices include full gourmet breakfast served anytime between 8:00 and 10 a.m. earlier by request -- in the Great Room.

    Breakfast can be modified to meet dietary restrictions by letting us know in advance. You may eat at our comfortable dining table or at a private table by the bay window, a replica of the Mt. Washington Cruise Ship wheelhouse.
    At Tea Time, coffee , tea and hot chocolate are yours to enjoy. Don't miss  Pat's nationally acclaimed oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
    Ask about the Personal Touches available for that special occasion. We can arrange to have these items in your room upon arrival for an additional charge:flowers, champagne, shrimp cocktail, cheese, crackers, and chocolate truffles
    On-site massage therapy is available by appointment or we can arrange weekday treatments at a nearby spa at discounted prices for our guests.
    For summer relaxing and fun, we also offer barbecue grills,  horseshoes and lawn chairs.
    NEW! Planning a wedding? We now offer the services of our own Justice of the Peace. Please call for more information.
    Attending a wedding in Meredith? You can book one or two nights at the inn, 5 minutes away, or book the entire inn at a discounted rate. 


  • Frequently Asked Questions


    * Free wireless internet access at the inn and cottages
    *Sorry, no pets allowed at the inn or cottages
    *Breakfast anytime between 8:00 and 10:00, earlier by request. Breakfast can be modified to meet dietary restrictions. Breakfast is not included with cottage bookings.
    *The inn is all on one floor with 15 steps up from the parking lot.
    *For the comfort of our other guests, we accept only children 10 and older, with some exceptions. All children are welcome when you book the entire inn.
    *Our cottages on Paugus Bay are 5 minutes from the inn and one mile from Weirs Beach, and are ideal for families with children. They include linens, towels, coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator, stove, microwave, AC, deck with a gas grill, pool and beach area.
    *Online booking available for rooms and cottages
    *We have gift certificates