Lighthouse Inn Bed & Breakfast and Cottages

913 Scenic Road, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
Innkeeper(s): Pat Cassidy and Mike Recht
  • Introduction

    Lighthouse Inn Bed and Breakfast, front view

    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.

  • 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

    Lighthouse Inn Bed and Breakfast, ships

    Lighthouse Inn Bed and Breakfast, 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

    Weirs Beach

  • Amenities

    Lighthouse Inn Bed and Breakfast, breakfast

    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.