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Discover Laconia NH 10 Best Restaurants this Fall 28 Oct 2019, 12:58 pm
Laconia NH has some of the best restaurants in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. After a day of hiking in the beautiful fall foliage treat yourself to an excellent lunch or dinner in the charming town of Laconia. Hang out with locals at a friendly pub and enjoy live music with your dinner. Plan a romantic night out at an intimate cafe with a creative farm-to-table menu.
The Lake House at Ferry Point Inn is just a short drive from Laconia and all the wonderful eateries. Our tranquil setting is the only lakefront bed and breakfast in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Wake up each morning to a gourmet breakfast and stunning views of Lake Winnisquam. Our luxurious guest rooms will have you rested and ready for another day of exploring the forest, lake and mountain hikes and bike rides in the area. Nothing is more satisfying than an amazing meal after a day in the outdoors. Nearby Laconia offers a wide range of great dining choices for every taste. Reserve your New Hampshire Lakes Region getaway with us today and savor the very best of autumn at the Lake House at Ferry Point Inn.
10 Laconia NH Must-Try Restaurants
Tucked in and around Laconia discover spectacular dining choices from casual and cozy to elegant and romantic. Chefs of the region take pride in serving farm fresh dishes using the local bounty of the Lakes Regions. So whether you’re looking for yummy comfort food or flavorful fine dining, Laconia restaurants deliver:
- Tavern 27 – Reservations are encouraged at this local favorite located in a cozy farmhouse built in 1781. Still surrounded by 20 acres of farmland and lovely gardens. The homey interior includes multiple intimate dining areas. Enjoy Americana Tapas at a romantic fireside table or with live music at the piano bar.
- Laconia Local Eatery – This cafe is owned and operated by a long-term Laconia resident and graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, Chef Kevin Halligan. The strong partnerships he’s built with local farms has made the cafe the Lakes Region’s exclusive farm-to-table restaurant. He creates an amazing menu using only the freshest organic produce and grass-fed, naturally raised meats and poultry. Even the bar uses locally-sourced wines, meads, brews, and spirits. Enjoy an exceptional meal at a charming cafe.
- O Steak and Seafood – Watch chef and owner Scott Ouellette craft inventive classic steak and seafood dishes at the chef’s table. Start with a smooth cocktail made to perfection by the talented bartenders. The signature lobster mac and cheese or corn pudding and the Kobe beef “O Pops” are favorites from the menu. All the excellent dishes can be perfectly paired with an extensive wine list hand-selected by Scott himself. Also be sure to save room for the delicious homemade desserts.
- 405 Pub & Grill – When craving comfort food this lively bar and restaurant in the heart of Laconia has the very best. The casual, fun atmosphere includes an open kitchen and is a favorite of locals. Leave full and happy after savoring their excellent chicken pot pie or satisfying steak tips.
- The Union Diner – Enjoy a great meal in the most unique setting in Laconia. Step back in time sampling classic diner favorites in an authentic 1951 Worcester dining car. Savor fresh seafood, burgers and amazing slow-roasted prime rib in retro elegance.
- Fratello’s – Inside a historic brick bank building find Laconia’s wonderful Italian-American restaurant. The light-filled casual restaurant serves delicious wood-fired brick oven pizza, steaks, seafood and Italian favorites. The fall seasonal menu includes mouth-watering butternut squash ravioli, roasted duck, and grilled salmon or pork.
- T-bone Great American Eatery – Bring your appetite to this warm and welcoming restaurant where everything is absolutely homemade. You’ll taste the love and care put into every sauce, soup, salad dressing, and dessert made from scratch in the eatery’s kitchen. American comfort food never tasted so fresh and flavorful.
- Myrna’s Classic Cuisine – Every dish served here is crafted with over 20 years experience cooking in the finest restaurants. The talented chef and committed staff serve outstanding salads, appetizers, and Italian entrees. Their commitment to the highest quality ingredients and service create a fantastic dining experience.
- Water Street Cafe – Laconia locals, Ted and Jen Roy, have owned the cafe since 1988 and still offer casual, friendly dining year-round. Stop by their light-filled space with country charm for a quick bite or linger over a yummy meal in one of the cozy booths.
- Karma Cafe and Art – The bright, colorful interior reflects the eclectic, creative menu with healthy and delicious choices. Savor a hand crafted lunch, made with the freshest ingredients, while enjoying views of the Winnipesaukee River.
A Lakes Region autumn vacation always includes scenic fall hiking, biking and lake tours. It also means excellent dining at the wonderful restaurant all around Laconia. All these great choices just minutes from the Lake House at Ferry Point Inn. Book your perfectly appointed guest suite today for an unforgettable fall escape to New Hampshire.
Ride 3 Awesome Mountain Biking Trails in The Lakes Region, NH 23 Sep 2019, 3:22 pm
Summer may be over but the mountain biking thrills are just beginning in the Lakes Region. The cool, crisp autumn air and less crowded tracks make it the perfect time for a trail riding escape to New Hampshire. Test your skills on challenging switchbacks, climbs, and heart pumping descents. However most trails systems offer multiple skill level options. So novice to expert riders will enjoy a rewarding day on the tracks. Not to mention that the Lakes Region is one of the most scenic areas to enjoy the outdoors. Mountain biking trails wind through deep forests, over glacier rock formations and along shimmering lakes. While the brilliant fall foliage only enhances the natural beauty of the area.
Lake House at Ferry Point Inn has easy access to 3 great mountain biking trails in the Lakes Region. Make our idyllic Bed and Breakfast, on the shore of Lake Winnisquam, your homebase while exploring the best trails. Relax in your private guest suite after a day of riding adventures and enjoy a luxurious night’s sleep. Then wake to stunning lake-front views and a hearty, gourmet breakfast. We’ll have you rested and ready for another thrilling day on the trails. Book an exciting mountain biking getaway in the Lakes Region this fall.
3 Thrilling Mountain Biking Trails to Ride this Fall
New Hampshire State Parks named Ahern State Park one of the 3 must ride mountain bike trails in New Hampshire. Only minutes from our bed and breakfast, this wonderful trail also offers views of Lake Winnisquam. The 10 to 15 miles of diverse terrain is on a singletrack with great lake views but not a lot of climbing. The 2 hours of riding includes challenging rock drops, tight trees, and switch backs. The excellent trail conditions are thanks to the local NEMBA chapter who build and maintain the tracks.
Find a great track for many skill levels on the Franklin Falls Dam Trail. This 10-mile trail, located within 2,500 wooded acres, spans five towns. Noted as “very un-New England” do to the few rocks on this flowing single track. However, experts will still enjoy steep pitches, tree-slaloming, and tight switchbacks. Most riders come out to test their skills on the signature trail, the “Mighty Chicken.” The Chicken Ravine creates a natural half-pipe on this gravity track. The sandy subsoil also makes this a great year-round trail without a muddy season.
Pemigewasset Valley Mountain Bike Trails also offers choices for beginners and advanced cyclists. Most of the track caters to experience mountain bikers, however it also includes a short loop for those new to the sport. The Gyroscope Bike Trails, also known as the “Gyro” is made for novices, but it also offers a jump area for experts. Many mountain bikers use the curving tract to develop or improve their turning skills. Beginners can practice on the pump tract with a starting ramp and figure eight trail.
Plan a Mountain Biking Vacation this Fall
Escape to the beautiful Lake Region in New Hampshire this fall. Spend your days biking through the New England landscape, glowing with autumn colors. After a day conquering the mountain biking trails, relax on the peaceful lawn overlooking Lake Winnisquam at the Lake House at Ferry Point Inn. Maybe take one of the bed and breakfast’s kayaks for a paddle on the lake before heading to dinner. Our central location is close to all the best dining spots for a romantic evening out. Then return to the only lakefront bed and breakfast in the Lakes Region and watch the sunset behind the distant mountains. Our luxury guest suites offer all the comfort needed for a dreamy night’s sleep. Reserve your room in our classic New England Inn for an unforgettable fall vacation.
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Fall Bird-watching in the New Hampshire Lakes Region 21 Aug 2019, 1:54 pm
The Lakes Region of New Hampshire, with shimmering shorelines, lush forests and mountain top hikes, offers wonderful bird-watching opportunities. The rich and diverse habitats are home to majestic raptors, graceful waterbirds and colorful woodland birds. A relaxing day of kayaking or hiking can become an exciting bird-watching excursion. Guests at The Lake House at Ferry Point Inn also have direct waterfront access to beautiful Lake Winnisquam. In fact, we’re the only lakefront Bed and Breakfast in the region. Common Loons, Mallards, Mergansers, Belted Kingfishers, Osprey and Bald Eagles have all been spotted on the lake. Our elegant guest suites, gourmet breakfasts and serene lake views create the perfect fall getaway. Reserve your room with us today for an unforgettable bird-watching vacation.
Lakes Region Bird-watching and Nature Centers
Bird-watching is best when combined with boating and hiking, two favorite fall activities. The common loon, with sleek black heads, striking red eyes and mournful song are famous in this area. There’s no better way to find them then gliding quietly in a kayak along the shoreline. Also keep an eye out for cormorants, mergansers and great blue herons. Look up every now and then to spot the osprey and bald eagles hunting for fish. The deep forests and nearby mountains offer miles of tranquil hikes and bird-watching chances. Thick canopies, grassy fields and open vistas are all home to a variety of birds. The woodland residents include owls, warblers, flycatchers and woodpeckers. Look for circling hawks, eagles, and vultures over meadows or on mountaintops.
There’re also two excellent nature centers to visit at their beautiful locations. The Loon Center is situated on the Markus Wildlife Sanctuary and has two walking trails through the 200 wooded acres. The Forest Walk is a beautiful path during the fall colors and home to many bird species including warblers. While The Loon Nest Trail has a mile of shoreline along Lake Winnipesaukee for great bird-watching including the resident pair of loons. Squam Lake, with 64 miles of shoreline and over 30 small islands, provides nesting areas for one of the largest loon populations in the state. The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has excellent educational events and a chance to get close to the magnificent birds of the region. Their current residents include several owls, hawks and a bald eagle. All the birds, along with other wild animals, are found on the fascinating Live Animal Exhibit Trail.
The Lakes Region is at its most magical with the glowing autumn colors. It’s a wonderful time for a serene vacation, kayaking, hiking or watching the sunset over Lake Winnisquam. Book a fall bird-watching getaway at our idyllic lakefront location at the Lake House at Ferry Point Inn.
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Kayaking at our Lakefront Bed and Breakfast 16 Jul 2019, 12:54 pm
Enjoy idyllic sunny days kayaking on the pristine waters of Lake Winnisquam. Explore the fourth-largest lake in New Hampshire and everything it has to offer. Spend your days gliding along the tree-lined shore or around the tiny islands. Cool off swimming the crystal clear lake and keep an eye out for wildlife while fishing for trout or bass. Welcome to the perfect summer vacation at the Lake House at Ferry Point Inn! We’re the only lakefront bed and breakfast in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, right on the shores of Lake Winnisquam. Our guests love the easy access to this beautiful lake and all the summer fun it supplies. We have several kayaks available and a small beach on the property. After a delicious breakfast, grab a beach towel and go play in our very own lake. Reserve your perfectly appointed guest suite for an unforgettable summer escape.
Kayaking Lake Winnisquam
At the Lake House at Ferry Point Inn, we provide two one-person kayaks and one two-person kayak. Of course, kayaking enthusiasts are welcome to bring their own as well. Nearby Winnisquam Marine also offers a variety of kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes to rent. They also have a sandy beach that’s great for swimming after a day of kayaking.
At 10.5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide Lake Winnisquam claims the title of the fourth-largest lake located entirely within the state’s borders. Spend days searching the many coves and inlets while enjoying the amazing views. Challenge yourself to visit all the islands dotting the lake. It might take a few trips to see Loon Island, Three Islands, Pot Island, Hog Island, and Mohawk Island.
In addition to kayaking and swimming, many love to fish the abundant lake. Anglers will find rainbow trout, lake trout, landlocked salmon, and whitefish during the cold water season. While the warmer waters bring small and largemouth bass. Bass fishing tournaments also start-up in the summer months.
Lake Winnisquam also has public beaches, some with hiking trail access. Ahern State Park has many pretty walking trails through its’ wooded 128 acres. The small swimming beach invites visitors to relax and cool off. While Bartlett Beach has access to the impressive WOW Trail, in addition to fishing, picnic areas, and seasonal restrooms. The lively little city of Laconia also has a beach with swimming, fishing, picnic and bathroom facilities.
However, nothing can beat your own private beach right outside your guest suite at a charming New England Bed and Breakfast. Spend your summer vacation kayaking and swimming shimmering Lake Winnisquam that’s just steps from our lovely gardens. Relax every evening watching the sunset over the lake from the big front porch or lakeside gazebo. Book a New Hampshire Lake Region getaway now, before the summer months slip away.
Biking Trails in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire 23 Jun 2019, 2:26 pm
Spend this summer biking the scenic New England countryside or flying down thrilling mountain trails. Whatever your style there’s a biking option to enjoy in the stunning Lakes Region of New Hampshire. All the trails feature amazing views of mountains, lakes, rivers, or forests. Challenging trails include steep climbs with adrenaline-pumping descents. While multi-use pathways journey through quaint towns, parks, and wildlife viewing areas. At the center of these biking choices, stay at the tranquil Lake House at Ferry Point Inn. We’re the only lakefront Bed and Breakfast in the Lakes Region and offer elegant accommodations in an idyllic setting. Each morning wake up to beautiful views of Lake Winnipesaukee and a hearty gourmet breakfast. Reserve one of our perfectly appointed guest suites and plan your summer biking getaway.
Mountain Biking and Scenic Trails
The Lakes Region delivers when it comes to exciting and challenging mountain biking trails. The Franklin Falls Dam Trail offers rides for any skill level. The 10-mile trail, within 2,500 wooded acres, crosses five towns and has many features. Experts can enjoy steep pitches, tree-slaloming, and tight switchbacks. While the Pemigewasset Valley Mountain Bike Trails has a short loop perfect for beginners, however, most of the trail is made for experienced riders. The moderate to difficult trails include hill climbs followed by awesome downhills rides and switchbacks. The Gyroscope Bike Trails, also known as the “Gyro” is made for beginners, but it also offers a jump area for experts.
All around the lovely lakes and through the quaint towns, discover multi-use trails for short biking trips or all-day excursions. Nearby find the WOW Trail in Laconia that hugs the tracks of the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. This paved, 10 foot wide, multi-use pathway is loved by bikers, in addition to walkers and runners. The pretty 2.5-mile trail connects to the almost 2 miles long Winnisquam Scenic Trail. The Wolfeboro area also has two interconnecting biking trails that travel through several towns. The shorter .5 mile Bridge Falls Path runs along the Back Bay and has access to Wolfeboro Railroad Depot, Albee Beach and Bean Park. It also connects to the larger Cotton Valley Rail Trail that covers 12 miles on a well-maintained, hard-packed multi-use trail. Travel through the towns of Wolfeboro, Brookfield, and Wakefield while enjoying lake views, trestle bridges, and pristine wetlands. Stop for lunch at the many charming town restaurants or picnic in one of the sunny parks. By far the largest trail, at over 50 miles, is The Northern Recreational Rail Trail. Take in the breathtaking scenery while biking over covered bridges, through idyllic farmlands and beautiful New England towns.
The Lakes Region is a biking dream vacation with a choice of scenery and thrills for all skill levels. Explore the mountains, forests, lakes, and towns of New Hampshire cruising on a summer bike tour. Book your vacation at the Lake House at Ferry Point Inn before the sunny months slip away.
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Try These Breweries & Wineries in the Lakes Region 4 Jun 2019, 2:24 pm
New Hampshire breweries and wineries offer a day of sipping wonderful spirits at beautiful farms, cool pubs, and fun restaurants. Plan a touring route and see the Lake Region sites while discovering locally crafted beers and wines. Many tasting rooms also have dining, some with amazing mountain views. Nothing is more refreshing than a glass of wine or cool beer after a day of hiking or boating. Choose your new favorite to take home or bring back to your summer bed and breakfast. The Lake House at Ferry Point Inn offers the only lakefront location in the Lakes Region. Watch the sunset over Lake Winnisquam from our relaxing porch, while sipping a glass from the local breweries and wineries. Our guests love the tranquil, scenic property that’s close to all the attractions. And our hearty, gourmet breakfast will have you ready for another day of adventures. Reserve your summer escape to the Lakes Region today.
Lakes Region Wineries
Alongside the idyllic farms find vineyards and wineries that welcome visitors to taste the local fruits, flowers, and grapes. These wines have complex and sophisticated flavors that are unique to the area. Sample a wine flight while lingering over a plate of small bites and taking in a lovely view. It’s a wonderful way to spend a sunny summer day in the Lakes Region.
Haunting Whisper Vineyard & Spirits create red, whites and fruit wines that appeal to sweet and dry preferences. Not only do they offer a lovely 75 acre setting with mountain views, but visitors will also enjoy their rum and brandy-based spirits. Gilmanton Winery and Restaurant also offer wonderful views on their 9 acres property. Enjoy a wonderful dinner while sampling their wines. Stop by the family-run country winery, Coffin Cellars Winery for complimentary tastings April through December. They specialize in fruit and berry wines, wonderfully refreshing in the summer. However, Winnipesaukee Winery wins for the most refreshing summer drink with their Wine Slushies available Memorial Day through October. They also offer a wide selection of dry to sweet wines
You’ll learn a lot when visiting the Hermit Woods Winery & Deli or on their detailed wine cellar tour. Enjoy a cheese and cured meat plate while tasting wines enhanced with locally sourced fruit, honey, and flower notes. While the Sap House Meadery LLC has an hour-long Hive to Bottle Tour is only on Saturdays. Reservations are strongly encouraged for this in-depth look behind the scenes. Seven Birches Winery produces classic European grape varietals in addition to their distinctive fruit wines such as blueberry, apple, and pumpkin. Stop in any Wednesdays or Saturdays for an informal Meet the Winemakers’ winery tour.
The creative microbrewery culture is thriving in the Lake Region. Most breweries offer unique pub food and some even have live music on the weekends. Complete your summer vacation with locally made beer while enjoying the serene New Hampshire countryside.
Kettlehead Brewing Company takes pride in its locally sourced menu as much as its custom ale. Stop in for great food, beer, and live music while on your summer adventures. Find the warm and welcoming Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Company at the foot of the New Hampshire White Mountains. This idyllic countryside tavern offers classic comfort food and handcrafted beer. Visitors also come for all the fun events such as comedy shows, live music, painting nights and murder mystery dinner theater.
Right in the heart of downtown Wolfeboro find the Lone Wolfe Brewing Company. What started as a one-man one barrel brewery and tasting room has grown to a 100 seat beer hall with a full menu and bar. The cool, rustic interior has plenty of character with its’ locally milled 27-foot live edge bar and authentic beer hall tables from Kulmbach, Germany. While Squam Brewing is an up and coming nano-brewery. Take a tour of their retrofitted 145 gallon Stout kettle used to create their custom brews. Twin Barns Brewing Company, housed in two joined 1850 barns, offers excellent food to complement their wonderful beer. Lastly, don’t miss the Canterbury Aleworks. This nano-brewery has its own style from the classic red British phone booth at the entrance and pub filled with interesting collectibles and knick-knacks.
A summer Lakes Region getaway includes adventures hiking, biking, and boating combined with great food, breweries, and wineries. Lake House at Ferry Point Inn is at the center of it all with a private lakefront location. Book your elegant suite with us for the perfect summer escape.
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Cruises & Boat Tours to Take in the Lakes Region 17 Apr 2019, 12:05 pm
Boat tours or evening cruises are the best way to explore the stunning Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Zoom around a pristine lake, searching every small island, then ending with a relaxing swim. However, maybe an elegant dinner and dancing cruise watching the sunset is your perfect evening. The Lakes Region has two excellent boat tour and cruise options. The Experience Squam Boat Tours has custom excursions for smaller groups. While Mount Washington Cruises offers larger scenic and dinner cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake.
Wake up to a tranquil lake view every morning while staying at the Lake House at Ferry Point Inn. We are the only lakefront Bed and Breakfast in the region with idyllic views of Lake Winnisquam. Our charming, classic New England inn invites guests to relax and take in the landscape on our breezy lawn or big front porch. Reserve your elegant room at the Lake House at Ferry Point Inn and plan your spring and summer getaway on the lakes today.
Squam Lake Boat Tours
Squam Lake is not the largest lake in New Hampshire but it has a certain magical quality. Afterall it was chosen as the backdrop for the movie “On Golden Pond.” Its’ pristine waters, abundant wildlife and hidden coves make visitors feel they are discovering a personal treasure. While the Experience Squam Boat Tours is smaller, customizable tours enhance that experience. Owner Cindy O’Leary offers several excursion options, almost all can be altered to your party’s liking.
The Essence of Squam tour is a great introduction to this uniquely beautiful lake. While cruising around the sites learn about the environment, wildlife, and history of the local landmarks. One big draw is the On Golden Pond movie sights. Add a beach picnic, an ice cream stop, blueberry picking, or a tour of Church Island. Maybe your group would like to add fishing or a swim to the tour. Your tour guide might even dare you to jump off the aptly named “Jumping Rock.” Fans of the “On Golden Pond” movie and play have two special choices. CJ Willingham, Katharine Hepburn’s personal assistant, and the assistant director joins the tour. She shares many stories from her experiences on the movie set. While Ernest Thompson, writer of the play and screenplay, talks about his memories on the “Golden Pond: Through the Writer’s Eyes” tour.
Their Spring Tour focuses on the nesting birds of the season especially bald eagles, mergansers, blue heron and cormorants. In addition to searching for wildlife guests also tour Church Island, stroll the Chamberlin Reynolds boardwalk, and the On Golden Pond movie house. The Sunset and Moonlight and Island Cookout Cruises are very popular. On warm summer nights, swims have been known to happen with or without bathing suits. Bring a group of up to 8 people and all the food you want for an island campfire cookout. Your guide will supply all the cooking utensils and get the fire started.
Cruise Mount Washington Tours
Cruise Mount Washington has been a tradition since 1872 and now has a fleet of one large ship (M/S Mount Washington) and two smaller vessels. All tours cruise the 44,000 acres of crystal clear Lake Winnipesaukee. This impressive lake offers sweeping views of the forested landscape with the foothills of the White Mountains in the distance.
The 230-ft Mount Washington vessel hosts a choice of entertaining, romantic and sightseeing cruises. Visit five ports along the 2 and half hour scenic day cruises during the week. The lively dinner and dance tours have a different theme every night and include a generous buffet. Their seasonal parties are very popular, so plan ahead if you want to add a lobster fest dinner to your cruise or fireworks on the 4th of July. While the awe-inspiring fall foliage cruises book up months in advance.
For shorter tours on their smaller crafts try the Island Mailboat Cruises or tours on the Doris E. Get a more intimate view of life on Lake Winnipesaukee traveling with the oldest float post office in the US. The two-hour mail run visits a number of the small islands.
After a cruise or boat tour enjoy the convenience of playing in Lake Winnisquam right outside your room. We have kayaks for our guests and a small beach to cool off during hot summer days. Or simply watch the sunset from our gazebo or lovely gardens each night. Reserve your guest suite at the Lake House at Ferry Point Inn for a wonderful Lakes Region vacation.
Sample the 2019 Lakes Region Bed & Breakfast Association Annual Muffin & Scone Tour 15 Mar 2019, 4:08 pm
The tasty Lakes Region Bed & Breakfast Association Annual Muffin & Scone Tour happens April 27th and 28th. Don’t miss this delectable journey to six charming New Hampshire Bed and Breakfasts. Of course we at The Lake House at Ferry Point Inn are showing off our baking talents again this year. As one of the participating Bed and Breakfasts, each guest staying with us receives a ticket to the tour. It also enters you to win a prize of one-night at one of the inn’s or a gift certificate and gift basket from King Arthur Flour. To make the weekend even more tempting, we’re offering 10% off a one-night stay or 20% off a two-night stay. After enjoying a muffin or two…or three, explore the beautiful waterfall hikes that springtime brings every year. Spring is a wonderful time to relax in the Lakes Region and shake off the last of the winter blues. Reserve your muffin and scone getaway with us and wake up to idyllic lakefront views this spring.
Breakfasts Beyond a Muffin and Coffee
We take breakfast seriously at The Lake House at Ferry Point, and chef Jeannettes’s love of cooking shows with every delectable meal. Not only do guests enjoy warm, home-baked breads or muffins but alternating sweet and savory meals each day. Some favorites are the grits casserole, flavorful quiches, fresh fruit French toast, and breakfast banana splits. All are created with farm fresh local ingredients including New Hampshire’s famous maple syrup. Savor every bite in the lovely dining room overlooking glittering Lake Winnisquam.
After a wonderful, hearty breakfast explore the spring hiking trails. With the mountain snows melting, it’s the best time of year to see the waterfalls. A few nearby, easy hikes include Welton Falls, Sculptured Rocks Natural Area, Beede Falls, and Fall of Song. There are also several waterfall hikes that are worth a bit of a drive. If you’re looking for shorter, easier trails take a trip to Glen Ellis Falls, Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls and Diana’s Bath. While Arethusa Falls and Champney Falls are worth the more challenging hikes. So toss a muffin in your backpack and discover these amazing spring waterfalls.
Come visit us for the muffin and scone tour, spring hiking or simply to enjoy the beautiful lake views from our gazebo. Our classic, comfortable, private suites will have you relaxed and refreshed. Wake up each morning to the lovely views and delicious breakfast. After your adventures in the Lakes Region, return to our tranquil retreat on Lake Winnisquam. We’ll have a fire crackling and a plate of home baked cookies ready. Book your spring escape with us today.
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Plan Ahead for your Summer and Fall Vacation to New Hampshire 24 Feb 2019, 5:24 pm
A summer or a fall vacation may seem very far away during these winter months, but now’s the time for planning. Both are extremely popular seasons to visit the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The cool crystal clear lakes invite boating and swimming after summer hikes to waterfalls and stunning vistas. While autumn months glow with fiery autumn foliage. The brilliant colors paint the landscape and attract visitors from far and wide to admire nature’s show. The Lake House at Ferry Point Inn is close to all the attractions and the only lakefront bed and breakfast in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Wake up every morning to serene views of Lake Winnisquam while you enjoy a delicious, hearty breakfast. Chase away your winter blues and book your summer or fall vacation with us today.
A Lakefront Vacation this Summer in New Hampshire
The Lakes Region has a natural beauty that draws visitors to it year after year. Couples, families and friends return together every summer to make wonderful memories. The serene lakes invite lazy swims or boating adventures. While the mountains and forests offer miles of hiking trails to magical waterfalls and lofty summits. Not to mention all the charming lakeside towns to explore with excellent restaurants, shopping and activities.
As winter snow melts and the temperatures begin to rise, the enchanting waterfalls appear. Many trails during the late spring into early summer reward hikers with the falls at their most beautiful. Welton Falls, Sculptured Rocks Natural Area, Beede Falls and Fall of Song are all a short drive from the inn and great day trips. A bit further away are Arethusa Falls, Diana’s Bath, Champney Falls, Glen Ellis Falls, Sabbaday Falls, and Lower Falls.
Hikers find thousands of miles to explore, making every visit a new discovery. There’s an endless choice of paths through old growth forests, to mountain tops, and along shimmering lakes. The Winnipesaukee River Trail, Rattlesnake Mountain, Mount Major, and Mount Cardigan trails are always popular. While Franconia Notch, Mt. Chocorua, Mount Morgan, and Red Hill Loop Trail have great views as well. However hikers will find spectacular geological features at Madison Boulder Natural Area, The Polar Caves, Flume Gorge and Visitor Center, and Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves.
Of course any summer vacation in the Lake Region includes boating or kayaking on the hundreds of lakes. Our inn has kayaks and paddle boards for guests to enjoy that can be launch from our very own beach on Lake Winnisquam. Squam Lake, Lake Winnipesaukee, Newfound, or Ossipee are also beautiful lakes to explore. Boat tours and rentals are available for visitors at many locations.
A Breathtaking Fall Foliage Vacation
To experience the Lakes Region at its most beautiful, visit during the peak of the fall foliage. This fleeting time of year is worth a special trip and planning ahead. Typically late September to early October are considered the best time to visit, and b&b’s fill up months in advance.
There are many ways to admire the stunning fall colors and every visitor can find one that suits them best. Hikers will love the cool air as they stroll to dramatic autumn vistas. Rattlesnake Mountain, Mount Major and Mount Cardigan are favorites during this time of year. The Kancamagus Highway and Mount Washington Auto Road offer amazing drives with sweeping views. However, many country roads lead to charming New England towns with historic covered bridges. Or sit back and relax on a fall foliage tour by boat, train or plane. M/S Mount Washington and Squam Lake Cruises both offer fall foliage lake tours. Or get a different perspective taking a trip on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad or Lakes Region Seaplane Services.
Whether you’re dreaming of long summer days or crisp fall nights, now’s the time to plan your vacation. Reserve your idyllic getaway on the shores of Lake Winnisquam at the tranquil Lake House at Ferry Point Inn.
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Plan a Romantic Wedding on the Shores of Lake Winnisquam 23 Jan 2019, 2:49 pm
Every wedding should be distinctive and unique, just like each couple. At The Lake House at Ferry Point Inn, we offer a very special wedding venue on the shores of Lake Winnisquam. The tranquil, romantic setting has lovely grounds with lake-front views surrounded by forests and distant mountains. Imagine taking your vows with a golden sunset reflecting on the sparkling water. Then join your guests for a perfectly planned reception on the picturesque lawn of our charming New England inn. We’re the ideal wedding destination for smaller parties and elopements. Our staff is dedicated to making your day relaxed and enjoyable for you and your guests. Contact us today for more information about our wedding services.
An Ideal Wedding Location
Our private, quiet location is also one of the few lakefront bed and breakfasts in New Hampshire. Making this a unique place for an intimate celebration of up to 50 guests. Our gardens bloom in the Spring, the Summer sunshine sparkles on the lake, and the Fall foliage explodes with color before the Winter snows dust the mountain tops. In any season the landscape makes for a gorgeous backdrop for photographs.
Our classic bed and breakfast offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We can accommodate up to 27 guests a night in our 10 elegant rooms many with peaceful water views. While the wedding couple enjoys the privacy of our Lake Solitude Suite. This two story cottage has its own separate entrance, a full kitchen, and breathtaking views of Lake Winnisquam. Upstairs unwind in a Jacuzzi tub, then sleep peacefully in your California king bed. And, of course, each morning begins with a gourmet breakfast for all our guests.
In addition to your perfect wedding location, our inn and the Lakes Region make for a wonderful getaway. After all it’s a popular vacation spot with great dining and recreational activities. Gather with your guests on the inn’s generous front porch or sunny lawn. Explore our small beach, or take one of the guest kayaks for a paddle. Our seasonal guide highlights all the many attractions the Lakes Region offers visitors. Then there are all the wonderful local restaurants to sample. Whether you’re looking for a quiet romantic night out or treating your friends to live music at a pub, there are plenty of great options.
Wedding Planning and Services
At The Lake House at Ferry Point Inn we help plan and design your personal vision for your very special day. Our lovely property and water-front gazebo create the ideal setting for your wedding. We can also connect you with local churches or Justices of the Peace to perform the on-site ceremony. Additionally, we have a comprehensive list of local services and resources. We’ll provide information for event planners, caterers, vendors and everything you need for a wonderful wedding. Our goal is to make the planning as easy as possible and create a celebration that exceeds your dreams.
We love hosting the most important day of a couple’s life and helping them begin their journey together. If you are searching for that special wedding venue, come visit our romantic hideaway. Book a couple’s getaway with us today and discover your perfect wedding location.
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