Lake House At Ferry Point

100 Lower Bay Road, Sanbornton, New Hampshire 03269
Innkeeper(s): Rebecca, Monty and Jeannette Daniels

10 Reasons to Visit the Lakes Region 19 Feb 2017, 11:48 am

Visit New Hampshire's Lakes RegionAre you thinking about spending some time in the Lakes Region? This central portion of the state is known for its many picturesque lakes, and charming, quaint lakeside towns that dot the region. It’s long been a popular summer destination for people from all over New England. Though summertime in the Lakes Region is an experience you must have at least once in your life, there are just as many reasons to visit throughout the rest of the year.  Book your room at our beautiful Lake Front Bed and Breakfast, and experience the unbelievable beauty of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region for yourself this winter.

Why Visit the Lakes Region?

There are more things to see and do in the Lakes Region than we can possibly mention in a single blog.  However, here are a few of our favorite things to do, which should certainly top your list when you visit us this winter:

  • Visit Newfound Lake, where you’ll discover a hidden beauty all of its own. This serene lake, located near the town of Bristol, has a lighthouse that can be viewed from the roadway, adjacent to Paradise Lodge on Route 3A.
  • Visit Madison Boulder Natural Area, where you’ll discover some truly big rocks left over from the Ice Age.  The granite boulder stands at 23′ high, 83′ long and 37′ wide, and it weighs in at 5,000 tons, and is truly an impressive site to behold.
  • Why Visit the Lakes Region in New HampshireTake a tour of Belknap Mill, which is the oldest unaltered textile mill in operation in the entire country. The Mill was built in 1823, and today features a themed gift shop, offering items like old-fashioned toys, folk art, jams and jellies, coffees and textile products.
  • Walk Laconia’s Riverwalk, a one-mile stretch along the Winnipesaukee River that takes you past other historic sites like the Busiel Mill, the Laconia Public Library, the Masonic Temple, the Laconia Passenger Station, and the Belknap Mill.
  • Go Skiing at Gunstock Mountain near Gilford.  Right now, when you book a 2 night stay at our Bed and Breakfast, you’ll enjoy free lift tickets to Gunstock Mountain Resort.  Call us to find out more.
  • Go shopping at the Tanger Outlet Center in Tilton.  It’s a great place to find all of your favorite designer wear at much lower prices.
  • Visit Funspot, the largest arcade in the world with over 500 games for all ages.
  • Stand beneath the Tilton (or memorial) Arch in Northfield.  The Roman replica arch was built in the 1800’s as a memorial to the ancestors of Charles E. Tilton, and affords visitors an astounding view of the region.
  • Visit Kellerhaus, the oldest candy shop in New Hampshire.  They feature a vast collection of chocolates and traditional candy shoppe favorites, but also make their own ribbon candy by hand.
  • Go cross country skiing or snowshoeing at Franconia Notch State Park, where you’ll fun unmatched beauty in this a spectacular mountain pass, which extends from the Flume Gorge at the south to Echo Lake at the north.

However you choose to spend your time in the Lakes Region this winter, it will be time well spent.  You’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to take on the frenzy of modern life.  Don’t forget to make your plans to come back and visit us this summer, either.  Act fast, and book your room at our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast today.

 

 

A Romantic Weekend Getaway in the Lakes Region 24 Jan 2017, 9:00 pm

Valentines Day in New Hampshire's Lakes RegionValentines Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air.  Can you feel it? We’re getting excited, and think now is the perfect time to let your inner romantic shine! Whether you love the opportunity to be at your most romantic, or dread having to make plans year after year, how about going beyond the traditional chocolate and flowers this year?  Instead, make your Valentines Day a meaningful one, and carve out some intimate time for you and your sweetheart.  Make your Valentines day memorable with a romantic getaway to one of New Hampshire’s best Bed and Breakfasts. Book your room at The Lake House at Ferry Point today!

Valentines Day in New Hampshire

We think February is the perfect time to get in touch with your inner romantic!  In honor of Valentines Day this year, The Lake House at Ferry Point is offering 2 free lift tickets to ski at Gunstock Mountain Resort with every 2 night reservation.  Now you can stay and play with your sweetheart; the best of both worlds!  You can also add a variety of romantic enhancements to your stay, including delicious chocolate covered strawberries, roses, and sparkling cider.  That’s just the beginning!

Valentines Day in the Lakes RegionPlayful Couples Love New Hampshire

As we mentioned above, we believe it’s important for couples to play together and to strengthen their bond whenever possible.  Do you need a few ideas to get you started?  We can help!  Here are our favorite ways to turn up the romance in New Hampshire’s beautiful Lakes Region:

It’s long past time for you to visit New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.  Join us this Valentines Day, and tap into your romantic side at The Lake House at Ferry Point. Book your room at our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast today.

Winter Activities in New Hampshire 26 Dec 2016, 9:00 pm

Winter Activities in New HampshireThe Lake House at Ferry Point, known for its restful atmosphere and beautiful scenery in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, is an excellent place to spend some time during these cold winter months.  So many of us tend to stay indoors, out of the harsh elements of winter, but we urge you to do exactly the opposite.  It doesn’t matter what the weather does in New Hampshire; there’s always something fun and exciting going on here. Book your room at our wonderful Bed and Breakfast, and take part in the best winter activities the Lakes Region has to offer.

Winter Activities in New Hampshire

The Lakes Region in New Hampshire is well known for its surrounding mountains.  Though they offer tremendous fun in the other 3 seasons of the year, it seems like these mountains were simply made for the incredible winter activities that you’ll find here.  It’s been said that winter is the secret season in the Lakes Region; a place of quiet charms and a restful atmosphere.  Come to the Lakes Region this winter, so you can renew your spirit and reconnect with nature during these dark, cold months of winter. All you have to do is get here! Once you’re ready to play, here are our favorite winter activities in New Hampshire:

When you’re done playing in the snow and ready for a little down time, our Inn will be here waiting. Book your stay at our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast, and experience these extraordinary winter activities for yourself!

Celebrate This Holiday Season in the Lakes Region 20 Nov 2016, 9:00 pm

Now that November is here, the busy holiday season is once again within our sights. Before you know it the sights, sounds, and smells of the holiday season will be upon us. Whether you plan to visit family in the area, or just want to carve out a little time for a magical getaway this winter, there’s no better time than now to plan in some Christmas-themed fun. Stay with us at the Lake House at Ferry Point, and experience for yourself the magical wonder of Christmas in New Hampshire’s stunning Lakes Region.

Holiday Season Lakes Region New HampshireHoliday Season Activities

Now that Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, it’s time to get busy planning our busy holiday schedules.  Make sure you carve out time for you and your family to enjoy the special magic of the holiday season, too.  As the snows begin to fall, New Hampshire’s Lakes Region turns into a magical winter wonderful, just in time for the holidays.  To help you get started, here is a great guide to festive events happening around the Lakes Region this holiday season:

No matter what it is that brings you here, know that you have our inviting lakeside Bed and Breakfast to call home for the duration of your stay.  We pride ourselves on warm hospitality and exceptional service.  Book your room today, and enjoy Christmas in New Hampshire.

10 Romantic Activities to Enjoy This Fall in the Lakes Region 16 Oct 2016, 10:00 pm

These crisp, fall months practically beg us to curl up in front of a warm fire, safely protected from the harsh elements outside. What’s better than curling up someone special and focusing on romance? In the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, there’s one romantic getaway destination that outshines the rest. Our charming lakeside Bed and Breakfast imbues a sense of romance you won’t find anywhere else. Spend your days browsing the boutique shops the charming towns of the Lakes Region, sipping wine at regional wineries, or taking in the magnificent fall foliage. No matter how you choose to spend your time, theres no better place to reconnect than our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today.

Romantic Getaway in the Lakes Region, New HampshireRomantic Getaway in New Hampshire

The Lakes Region is an exquisite place to be during the cool autumn months. Whether its the simple pleasures of enjoying an intimate dinner together, or an inspired adventure designed to bring you closer together, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Here are 10 of our favorite ways to spend a romantic getaway in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region:

As always, your romantic getaway to the Lake House at Ferry Point begins with our warm hospitality. What follows will no doubt be charming getaway filled with plenty of romance. Book your stay at New Hampshire’s best Bed and Breakfast today!

Fall Foliage is Changing in New Hampshire 18 Sep 2016, 10:00 pm

Warm summer breezes have seamlessly transitioned to crisp autumn air.  Fall is officially here, and fall foliage season in New Hampshire is underway.  Though the entire New Englund region is renowned for its vibrant displays of reds, oranges, greens, and yellows, there are perhaps no regions more picturesque than New Hampshire’s Lakes Region in the fall.  Whether you choose to get out on the lakes themselves or hike above them for a birds-eye view of the colorful displays, you can’t beat a fall getaway to the Lakes Region.  Book your stay at Lake Winnisquam’s only waterfront Bed and Breakfast, and experience a delightful fall in New Hampshire.

Fall Foliage New HampshireBest Fall Foliage Displays

It’s pretty hard to go wrong during the fall in the Lakes Region.  Everywhere you turn, you’ll be rewarded with dazzling displays of fiery reds and oranges, mixed with bright pops of yellows and greens. From the shores of our Lakefront Bed and Breakfast, you can enjoy these colorful displays without going far.  Stay close to the property, get out on the water, or get the best views by hiking up in the surrounding mountains.  Here are our favorite ways to experience the beautiful fall foliage season in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire:

  • Get out on the water with Squam Lake Cruises. You’ll enjoy a comfortable 1 ½ hour boat tour around beautiful Squam Lake.  Along the way, you’ll enjoy stunning fall foliage reflected into the still waters of the lakes.  You’ll also be treated to a tour of historic homes, scenic mountain views, and remarkable wildlife, including Loons.
  • Hike the West Rattlesnake Mountain Trail.  Hiking a quick mile up this trail will treat you to some incredible views.  The trip up includes both stairs and plenty of rocks along the pathway, but it’s beyond worth it.  Views from the top include Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee, as well as the fiery hillsides all around you.
  • Cruise Lake Winnipesaukee.  Take a cruise on the historic boat M/S Mount Washington around Lake Winnipesaukee, which in and of itself has been a tourist attraction for decades.  This boat has been in service since 1940, but the service has been around since 1872.  Though you’ll be on a crowded boat with about 1,250 other visitors in search of some spectacular fall foliage, the journey along the 21-mile long Lake Winnipesaukee is still worth every second.
  • Fall Foliage Lakes Region New HampshireFrom spring through fall, the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad takes visitors on excursions around Lake Winnipesaukee. The journey is a delightful trip, that offers visitors a choice between one and two hour trips along the 7-mile waterfront journey. In the fall, foliage trains offer visitors different routes, including a four-hour trip from Meredith to Livermore Falls, as well as an all-day excursion to Lincoln. It’s both a relaxing and beautiful way to experience fall foliage.

Everyone wants to enjoy the splendid beauty of fall foliage in New England. There’s no better place to do this than in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, which has one of the longest lasting color displays.  Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of Mother Nature by day, and relax in the luxurious accommodations of our New Hampshire Inn by night.  There’s no better place to be this fall. Book your room at our Lakes Region Bed and Breakfast today.

Breweries and Wineries in the Lakes Region 25 Aug 2016, 10:00 pm

Labor Day is just around the corner, which to many marks the unofficial end of summer.  However, in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, there are still a few more weeks to enjoy a blissful summer getaway before the dramatic colors fall set in and another winter comes knocking at our door.  There are few things better than a day spent hiking in the mountains of New Hampshire or boating around these beautiful lakes. Follow these great adventures up with an afternoon at local wineries or breweries, and you’ll be wishing summer would never end.  Take advantage of these last weeks of summer, and book your room at our Lakefront Bed and Breakfast today.

Lakes Region Wineries & Breweries

wine tasting at Lakes Region Wineries in New HampshireThere is nothing better than enjoying the scenic lake views of New Hampshires Lakes Region while sipping a delicious glass of wine or a frosty craft beer.  Local wineries and breweries are a fantastic way to wind down a day in the Lakes Region, no matter the reason for your visit. Despite the challenging short and cool growing season, New Hampshire’s industry is steadily growing, and now includes 7 wineries in the Lakes Region itself.

Wineries

  • Haunted Whisper Vineyards & Spirits:  This wonderful winery is also a distillery.  They currently produce rum & brandy based spirits, and will soon be adding whiskies & moonshine to their repertoire.  Their wines range from delicious dry & sweet, reds and whites, to a variety of fruit wines.  They are open 5 days a week through November.
  • Hermit Woods Winery:  The unique wines made at Hermit Woods are award-winning and handcrafted, each made from a unique combination of locally sourced fruit, honey, and flowers.  Their wines are all vegan (with the exception of honey wines), gluten-free, raw, and mostly organic.  They offer tastings during opening hours, as well as winery tours on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Coffin Cellars:  Coffin Cellars features wines made from fruits and berries, most of which are locally grown.  Complimentary tastings are offered on Saturdays and Sundays through November.
  • Gilmanton Winery:  This Lakes Region Winery has a tremendous variety of wine available for tasting, all of which can be sampled in their tasting room during opening hours.  There is also a wonderful restaurant on site.
  • Newfound Lake Vineyards:  This is the newest winery & vineyard in the Lakes Region, and offers a selection of hand-crafted red and white varietals made from the grapes grown in their four-acre vineyard, as well as fruit wines made from locally grown fruit.
  • Sap House Meadery:  Though it doesn’t produce traditional wine, the Sap House Meadery is definitely worth the visit.  Mead is the oldest fermented drink in the world, and predates both wine and beer.  They offer tours and tastings, and also have a pub that serves up a delicious menu.

Enjoy Local Wineries and Breweries in the Lakes Region, New HampshireBreweries

  • Woodstock Inn, Station, & Brewery:  Of all the breweries in New Hampshire, this is one of the finest.  Located near White Mountain, Woodstock Inn Brewery is a definite must-stop for those returning from a long an arduous adventure in the mountains.  The brewery, having been in business for 21 years, has grown into a thirty-barrel production brewery, crafting more than a dozen year-round and seasonal beers.  The restaurant, housed in a one-time train depot, serves a menu filled with mouth-watering appetizers, homemade soups, sandwiches, burgers and delectable entrees.
  • The Lone Wolf Brewing Company:  This brewery, which brews only 1 barrel at a time for maximum efficiency and flavor, features a variety of beers and 8 rotating drafts in their tap room.  They also offers growlers of their beer to go.
  • Squam Brewing:  Squam Brewing is one of the smallest breweries in the country, but don’t let that deter you from a visit.  The brewery currently brews and bottles 6 different craft beers, and is a not-to-be-missed local brewing experience.
  • Shackett’s Brewing Company:  This brewery is dedicated to creating artisanal ales and an unlimited amount of one-of-a-kind, whimsical beers. They offer both tastings and growler fills in their taproom.  They are only open Fridays and Saturdays, but it’s well worth the stop.

Once you’ve had your fill of our local wineries and breweries, head back to the quiet, restful accommodations at the Lakes Region’s only Lakefront Bed and Breakfast.  Enjoy the quiet, scenic property on the shores of Lake Winnisquam, and experience a restful retreat in the Lakes Region.  Book your stay at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast today.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy Calmer Waters on Lake Winnisquam 17 Jul 2016, 10:00 pm

The Lake House at Ferry Point is a beautiful lakeside Bed and Breakfast, located on charming Lake Winnisquam. Lake Winnipesaukee, our nearby and much larger neighbor certainly has a bigger claim to fame. However, we most certainly would argue that Lake Winnesquam is the best place to be in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region this summer.  Why?  Well, for that, you must read further.  But trust us when we say that the lake activities are far superior on the smaller Lake Winnisquam.  We also own the distinction of being the only lakeside Bed and Breakfast in the entirety of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.  Book your stay with us this summer, and see for yourself how special this lake truly is.

Lake Winnisquam

Lake Winnisquam, Lakes Region New HampshireSo to answer the question “Why Lake Winnesquam?”, we must first point out its size relative to it’s larger companion, Lake Winnipesaukee.  Oftentimes, we seem to think that bigger is better when it comes to lakes. In fact, we find the opposite to be true. Most of the tourists visiting New Hampshire’s Lakes Region are drawn to the size and abundant opportunities found on Lake Winnipesaukee. That leaves our charming Lake Winnisquam much more quiet; perfect for the relaxing escape that many visitors to the Lakes Region are looking for.

Water Sports

Here, you will enjoy idyllic views of the glistening lake water, with the looming guardian mountains in the distance.  Lake Winnisquam’s clear and pristine water is ideal for nature lovers, but also perfect for those seeking a little action out on the water without all the traffic and boat wakes found on the larger lakes. Many of the hiking or biking trails in the area offer breathtaking views back over the lake, and a dip into the cool, refreshing waters of the lake is the perfect compliment to a hot summer day.  No matter what it is, one day on these restful, quiet waters, and you’ll quickly see why it’s better here.

Lake Winnisquam, Lakes Region New HampshireThe Lakes Region is famous for its water sports during the summer months. From kayaking, canoeing, and Stand-Up Paddle boarding (SUPing), to tubing, waterskiing, and fishing, Lake Winnisquam has it all. Winnisquam Marine offers rentals of both motorized and non-motorized boats.  Once on the lake, feel free to explore the 5.4 mile long lake and 28 miles of shoreline.  Along the way, you’ll find the charming towns of Sanbornton, Tilton, Laconia, Meredith, and Belmont, in addition to five islands in the lake itself.  The Winnesquam Sandbar is also a fun and popular place to stop for a rest along the lake.

There’s so much to explore, you won’t be able to see it all in one trip.  Let us show you why Lake Winnisquam is the better place to be this summer.  Book your room at our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast today.

 

Hiking Trails in the Lakes Region 29 Jun 2016, 10:00 pm

The warm summer months are finally here.  That means it’s time to escape the hectic everyday and head to the Lakes Region for endless fun in the summer sun.  The Lakes region in New Hampshire, filled with exciting things to do and an abundance of natural beauty to enjoy, is the perfect getaway destination any time of year. There are 273 lakes and ponds to enjoy and miles upon miles of hiking trails to explore in the Lakes Region this summer.  The Lake House at Ferry Point just so happens to be located right on the shores of Lake Winnesquam, marking it as the only lakefront Bed and Breakfast in the entire Lakes Region.  Book your stay with us this summer, and enjoy the quiet, restful ambience of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

Hiking Trails in the Lakes Region, New HampshireTop Hiking Trails

The hiking trails in the Lakes Region are scenic and varied.  Whether you’d rather hike along the shores of lakes like Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam or Newfound Lake, or up through mountains like Mount Major, Belknap Mountain, and Rattlesnake Mountain, the hiking trails are seemingly endless.  In total, there are hundreds of miles of hiking trails to explore, many suitable for all levels of experienced hikers.  Two of the most popular hiking areas are White Mountain National Forest, and the Belknap Mountain Range.

Belknap Mountain Range

  • Belknap Mountain, at 2382 ft. is the highest point in the county, and it’s separation from the White Mountains makes it one of the fifty most prominent peaks in New England.  On clear days, you can often see snow-capped Mount Washington in the distance, part of the Ossipee Mountain Range.
  • Mount Major is one of the most popular hiking trails in New Hampshire’s Lakes region.  It’s not surprising considering you’ll be rewarded with some of the best in southern New Hampshire, especially for the amount of effort required to get to the top.  The 2.5 hour long trip is a little more challenging than Belknap Mountain, but the views from the top are extraordinary.
  • Gunstock Mountain and Mount Rowe are popular hiking trails.  From the parking lot of the Gunstock Mountain Resort, you can easily reach the summit of Mount Rowe.  Continuing on the Ridge Trail takes you across ledges and blueberry fields, and into a hardwood growth forest before heading back up onto the ridge and on to Gunstock Summer, where more great views of Lake Winnipesaukee, Mount Shaw and the Ossipee Range, the White Mountain Presidential Range and Mount Washington await.
  • The Belknap Range Trail extends from the Gunstock Mountain Resort to Mt. Major parking area using all or part of several other trails along the way. Between the Gunstock Mountain Resort and Mt.Anna, you’ll find easier trails, while what remains is more moderate in difficulty.  The area between Mt. Anna and Mt. Major is the most difficult section along the entire trail.

Hiking Trails in the Lakes Region, New HampshireWhite Mountain National Forest

  • The trail to Middle & North Sugarloaf is one of the best hikes in the White Mountain National Forest. A short 2.6 miles brings you to the summit of Middle Sugarloaf, which offers some of the finest views in the White Mountains.  Go a little further to North Sugarloaf, and you’ll find excellent views from two different viewpoints
  • The views from Mount Carrigain can easily be considered  the finest in all of the White Mountain National Forest.
  • Mount Washington is New England’s tallest mountain, and is climbed by thousands of well-conditioned each year.  The effort to get to the top is extremely challenging, but the views are absolutely fantastic.
  • Located just north of Squam Lake is Rattlesnake Trail, where you will certainly find the most quintessentially beautiful view of the lakes from the top.  Photographs will never do these views justice, as it must be seen in person.

Though there’s not room to mention them all, there are some truly incredible hiking trails in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. No matter which you choose, the stunning beauty of this area will surely captivate you, and keep you coming back time and time again.  Book your stay at our Lake Winnesquam Bed and Breakfast today.

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Leaf “Peeping” and Fall Color in New Hampshire 19 Sep 2015, 10:06 am

When the sun starts to sink a little lower and the days are shortening, the annual pilgrimage of  leaf “peepers” in search of the best Fall color moves into full swing across New Hampshire.  When thinking about the best places to enjoy the autumn colors, everyone knows that New Hampshire is one of the best in the country.  But did you know that one of the longest lasting color displays occurs in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region?Autumn in the Lakes Region

Each year from late September through late October people from all over the world visit the Lakes Region for nature’s final celebration before buttoning up for the impending snow season.  What gives the Lakes Region its lingering foliage season is its protection from the weather that knocks leaves from their branches prematurely.  The region, which, along with our favorite Lake Winnisquam, includes Kezar Lake, Pleasant Lake, Highland Lake, Lake Sunapee, Lake Ossipee, Squam Lake, Mirror Lake, Newfound Lake and the big lake — Lake Winnipesaukee — is somewhat protected from the punishing coastal winds.  That, along with its relatively low elevation, gives the best chance for a long leaf season.

Autumn on Squam Lake with Experience Squam

Autumn on Squam Lake with Experience Squam

The best views of the colorful wonderland is from the middle of  any of the lakes, either by kayak or motorized means.  The red color of the maple trees along with the vibrant yellows and oranges of birch and oak trees intermixed with the greens of the white pines make a display that reflects in the lake water, and is unlike anywhere else.  If you are not up for the paddle, a private charter boat ride on Squam Lake with Cindy O’Leary at Experience Squam is always a guest favorite.  New Sign

Truly awe-inspiring views of the colors can be found by hiking any one of hundreds of trails in the Lakes Region.  From Mt. Major, to the Winnipesaukee River Trail, there are hiking options for all skill and fitness levels.  Even walking the back roads close to the Lake House can give you impressively colorful scenes of New England
If boating and hiking feels like too much exertion for a good leaf peeping, tour the lakes region from a fall foliage train. The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad offers train trips through late October , and you can choose from several tours, from a quick, 80-minute trip alongside the pemigewasset River to a four-hour tour up Ashland Hill that includes a lunch stop.