The Inn at Pleasant Lake

853 Pleasant Street P.o. Box 1030, New London, New Hampshire 03257
Innkeeper(s): Brian & Linda MacKenzie
  • Inn at Pleasant Lake from the lake in autumn

    Inn at Pleasant Lake from the lake in autumn

  • Outdoor Patio

    Outdoor Patio

  • Yellowfin Tuna Entrée

    Yellowfin Tuna Entrée

  • Room 2

    Room 2

 

Open House: May 26th 7-9 pm 22 May 2015, 10:26 am

The crew at The Inn at Pleasant Lake is very pleased to celebrate Brian and Linda MacKenzie’s long tenure of ownership and contribution to the community with the Open House scheduled for next Tuesday, May 26.  We are very cautious to properly call this a “transition” celebration, because, as you know, Brian will be staying with the Inn as our Executive Chef.  Come and celebrate with us, the new innkeepers, and say thanks to Brian and Linda for all they have achieved at the Inn and with the community.  We look forward to meeting more friends at this event!

Inn at Pleasant Lake Open House

853 Pleasant Street, New London, NH 03257

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

 7:00 – 9:00 pm

This also gives us the opportunity to introduce you to our eldest child, William.  Willie graduated from University of Rochester last year with degrees in Music and Computer Engineering, and currently works in Boston.  He will be joining us for the celebration to provide live piano music.  Wil has been playing since the age of seven.  The inside joke in the Reed family is that while most parents put rules in place to make sure their children would practice their instruments, we had to institute the ‘no piano before 6:00am rule’. Willie would get up at 4:00am to practice before school!  Wil is a very spirited player, and sure to entertain.  Come and enjoy wine and cheese and live piano music next Tuesday evening!

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Inn at Pleasant Lake May Happenings 14 May 2015, 11:12 am

Our second full week of operation was very exciting. With The Colby-Sawyer graduation there was a full house at our New London inn and many returning guests.  The dining room was buzzing as Executive Chef Brian MacKenzie dazzled the dinner guests.  We were also thrilled to welcome our daughter Abbie home to the Inn as she completed her sophomore year of college last week. Abbie is a theater major at Franklin & Marshall College and was ecstatic to be offered an apprenticeship with the New London Barn this summer.  She looks forward to contributing to the productions of Gypsy and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and meeting the team at the Barn!  The Inn at Pleasant Lake is so pleased to begin our affiliation with the Barn and look forward to working together for a long time.

Abbie also has a number of musical talents.  You may be able to hear her about the Inn during the cocktail hour.  She loves to play for people and wasted no time with her unannounced debuts  last Saturday night, playing guitar and singing for guests on the patio.  We hope she will have many nights available to entertain our inn guests when she’s not consumed with her acting pursuits.  Welcome home Abbie!

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Midweek Getaway Special 6 May 2015, 10:05 am

Book 2 or more nights Sunday – Thursday and enjoy:

  • Your choice of accommodations at our low midweek rates
  • Full breakfast and afternoon tea daily
  • Signature 5 course prix-fixe dinner for two one evening

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Two nights starting at $355 per couple, not including taxes & gratuities

*Valid until June 30, 2015. New reservations only, may not be combined with other offers. Dinner is served Wednesday – Sunday at 7:00 pm, cocktail hour at 6:15 pm. Request your desired night for dinner when making your reservation.

 

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Romantic Escape Package 6 May 2015, 10:02 am

  • Your choice of romantic accommodations for two
  • Full breakfast and afternoon tea daily
  • Bouquet of fresh flowers & bottle of house wine in your room
  • Signature 5 course prix-fixe dinner for two one evening

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Starting at $295 for a one night stay, not including taxes & gratuities

*Valid until December 31, 2015. New reservations only, may not be combined with other offers. Dinner is served Wednesday – Sunday at 7:00 pm, cocktail hour at 6:15 pm. Request your desired wine (Chardonnay, White Zinfadel, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon) and night for dinner when making your reservation.

 

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Strawberry Festival : June 27 & 28, 2015 3 May 2015, 11:36 am

Come join the fun at New London’s first annual Strawberry Festival! Enjoy live music and entertainment, classic cars, great food, local artisan vendors, and more!

Learn more: New London Strawberry Festival

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First Fridays! Theater Night! : June 5, 2015 3 May 2015, 11:28 am

Join the Cast and Director of the New London Barn Playhouse for an Open Rehearsal, Q&A, and Reception!

Learn more: centerfortheartsnh.org

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Events at The Fells : May & June 3 May 2015, 11:20 am

  • Birding by Ear and Sight - May 16, 7:30-9am (Rain Date May 17, 7:30-9am)
  • Art in Nature 2015: Outdoor Sculpture - May 23-Monday, October 12
  • Native Plant Life of Lake Sunapee - June 7

Learn more: thefells.org

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New Summer Dining Hours! 3 May 2015, 9:55 am

The snow has melted, and we are looking forward to a wonderful summer season on Pleasant Lake! This also means we will be extending the hours for our highly acclaimed restaurant, led by Executive Chef Brian MacKenzie, to offer dinner service Wednesday through Sunday evenings. This one of a kind dining experience includes a cocktail hour overlooking the lake starting at 6:15 pm followed by a fabulous 5 course prix-fixe dinner at 7:00 pm.

Reservations required, please call 526-6271 or 800-626-4907.

 

Sample Menu

Soup

Bisque of Roasted Tomatoes and Onions

with Chive Oil and Poppyseed Fleurons

Salad

Mix of Organic Baby Greens

 served with a Fresh Red Grape Dressing

Toasted Cashews, Smoked Bacon

Marinated Cucumbers and Shaved White Cheddar

Country French Bread with Whipped Butter

Entremezzo

Passionfruit Sorbet with Tart Cherries

 Entrée

Roasted Tenderloin of Certified Angus Beef

 served with a Sauce Bordelaise, Basil Coulis

 Roasted Red Pepper Aioli and Crispy Onions

or

Grilled Sea Scallops

with a Green Onion Beurre Blanc, Balsamic Glaze

Baby Arugula, Tropical Chutney and Fried Leeks

Dessert

Dark Chocolate Chambord Mousse Napoleon

with a Grand Marnier Crème Anglaise

and Raspberry Coulis

 $58 per person, not including tax, gratuity or beverages.
Reservations Required – Please call 603-526-6271

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The Inn at Pleasant Lake announces new ownership! 3 May 2015, 8:39 am

Meet the proud new owners of the Inn at Pleasant Lake, Jennifer and Scott Reed.  We are excited to join the Inn’s dedicated staff in continuing the special traditions and outstanding service for which they are well known. Executive Chef Brian MacKenzie will continue to delight you with his signature five course prix-fixe menu Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

Jennifer began her career as a financial professional, but put that on hold to raise our children.  During her time at home, she has taken on many roles including chauffeur, seamstress, tutor, travel agent, “chef”, gardener, tax preparer, caretaker and entertainer-in-chief.  She is excited about putting her skills to work somewhere where they might be noticed.

Scott began work in the building trades, learning many skills which have always come in handy.  His primary career has been in the IT field for the last 25 years and is currently a Chief Information Officer at a global Insurance company.  Over his life he has never lost his love of the workshop.  He is thrilled to be starting a project that will provide him with a new excuse to buy new tools.  Look for him on his new tractor when you visit us.

The Inn is quickly booking up for the summer season so call now to reserve your room. Be sure to make a reservation for dinner as well, you won’t want to miss out on the experience.  Cocktails are at 6:15pm with dinner served at 7:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday.  For reservations call 603-526-6271 or 800-626-4907.

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The Mountain Mucker : May 30, 2015 3 Apr 2015, 11:16 am

Fun for the whole family! The event includes a trail race, competitive wave with cash prizes, obstacle course 5k, kids races… and of course lots of mud! They don’t call it The Mountain Mucker for nothing!

Learn more: themountainmucker.com

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