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‘Tis the season of engagements!

This most wonderful time of year is here and that means it’s officially engagement season. Staying at our romantic bed and breakfast in the Squam Lakes Region, and seeing all that our beautiful area has to offer, would be a great way to celebrate!

20% off in 2020!

We have a few weekends left in 2020 for your Wedding, Family Reunion or Corporate Event. You will save 20% for any size event! For information and reservations call Kelli at 603-968-7269 Here are a couple of quotes from our last two weddings: 5.0 The Inn on Golden Pond review If you are looking for a place in the Lakes Region to have your wedding, look no further. The inn on Gold Pond is the place. We had our wedding their on 6/26/19. The Inn is the cleanest and coziest Inn I’ve ever seen. The owners, Kelli & Darren are awesome. Both went the extra mile to make sure our day went off smoothly. Whatever we asked they made it happen. Kelli & Darren are two of the nicest and hardest working people you will ever meet. We had the Inn handle to food. We told them what we wanted and they made it happen, perfectly and delicious. Everything from the appetizers to the meal to fishing themed wedding cake were out of this world. The decision to have our wedding at the Inn was the best decision we ever made. Would highly recommend this Inn. 5.0 Perfect wedding weekend We had our wedding here last month and it was absolute perfect! The inn is adorable and super clean. The grounds are immaculate. The owners are amazing hosts and kept our guests extremely happy the whole weekend! We could not have asked for a better venue for our big day!

20% savings until the end of summer!

We have a few weekends left in 2020 for your Wedding, Family Reunion or Corporate Event. You will save 20% for any size event booked until or by the end of summer (9/30/20)! For information and reservations call Kelli at 603-968-7269

Antique Chris Craft Wooden Boat Tours of Squam Lake

PRICING FOR THE INN ON GOLDEN POND BOAT TOURS Off Peak $150 an hour for Inn guests only. Cost split between guests. April-June 30 & After Labor Day - Sept 30th and after Oct 17th Peak Season $200 an hour for Inn guests only. Cost split between guests. July 1 - Labor Day & October 1 -16th We will do our best to schedule a time convenient for all guests to enjoy the tour. *7 person max capacity on all excursions. Cost split between guests. WEDDINGS ON THE BOAT Pick a scenic spot on the boat and get married by a Justice of the Peace. Same pricing as Weddings to Church Island below. WEDDINGS TO CHURCH ISLAND PRICING Travel to Church Island in style on a private 22' Chris Craft Antique Wooden Boat (the same model as used in the movie – On Golden Pond). Transport the bridal party, groomsman, guests, flowers, musicians, the boat holds up to 7 people. You may decorate the boat and bring food and beverages, A cooler, cups, bottle openers, towels and binoculars are provided. $250 per hour including wait time for decorating and wedding ceremony. Peak Season - July 1 - Labor Day & October 1 through October 16th Off Peak Season - April-June 30 & After Labor Day - Sept 30th and after Oct 17th $200 per hour including wait time for decorating and wedding ceremony. CANCELLATION POLICY = All tours and excursions are payable by cash, check or money order. We require a 50% deposit. We will make a refund of all fees paid if a cancellation notice is received (by phone or email) at least 24 hours before the excursion minus a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the 24-hour deadline, unless we cancel because of weather. If we cancel your excursion because of weather or other emergency a full refund will be made.

Autumn & Winter Special

Late Autumn and Winter are great for hiking our beautiful mountains overlooking Squam Lake. You'll have great views, less crowds & no bugs! The longer you stay, the more you'll save. One night = 10% savings, Two nights = 20% savings, Three nights = 30% savings. To reserve, call us at 603-968-7269.

Autumn will be here soon…

We have a few rooms available during foliage season and there's plenty to do on our beautiful lakes and mountains. Hiking, kayaking, boating, dining, country fairs, shopping and lots more are within minutes from our B&B. You can also just sit back and relax on our patio or screened porch and if it gets really chilly, our fireplace in the living room is a lovely place to gather. The lake is also a beautiful place to see the foliage with backdrop of the mountains turning shades of red, orange and yellow. Our Antique Chris Craft Wooden Boat will take groups or do private excursions during your stay. Call to reserve or for more information, 603-968-7269, or email us at: innkeepers@innongoldenpond.com

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Have a Great Time!

Labor Day weekend is coming and we have some great last minute specials. Bring a group of friends up and we'll take up to 6 of you out for 1 1/2 hour tour on Squam Lake in our 1954 Antique Chris Craft Wooden Boat, snacks included when you reserve 3 rooms with your group. A couple more great specials we are offering are a free cookout when you book 2 nights or take 20% off when you stay 3 nights Labor Day weekend. Mention this post when making your reservation to receive the full benefits Call us today at 603-968-7269 or reserve online.

Early morning mountain bike ride.

Getting ready to descend the double black diamond trail at The Holderness School, one of our many local mountain bike trail systems. Come stay with us for a customized mountain bike adventure! We have trails ranging from beginner to expert. Call for details.

Explore Ice Castles before they’re gone!

The NH Ice Castles are just a short drive from us and a must see winter attraction. The experience is built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains and much more. A winter wonderland fit for royalty and open to all thanks to a dedicated team of ice artists building their masterpiece one icicle at a time. Featured on NH Chronicle all this week - 2/24/20. Get away for the weekend or just stay a night. There are great places to hike and snowshoe nearby. As always, breakfast is cooked to order using our own farm fresh eggs and maple syrup! You can even bring your dog and stay in Moose Mansion. www.innongoldenpond.com 603-968-7269

GET AWAY WITHOUT GOING AWAY

A TASTE OF VACATION WITHOUT LEAVING THE STATE If you want to escape real life for a night or two but don’t want the hassle of packing up a car and traveling for hours, consider this: New Hampshire has all kinds of B&Bs that offer old-fashioned hospitality and delicious homemade breakfasts, meaning you get to relax and leave the cooking and cleaning to someone else for a while. SEPTEMBER VOL 19 NO 38 19 - 25, 2019 By Travis R. Morin, Hippo Press

Just a few rooms left this weekend! Friday 2/7/20 & Saturday 2/8/20.

The snow is here and there's lots to do in the Lakes Region and White Mountains of NH. Snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing (tournament is this weekend), hiking, shopping, dining, Ice Castles or just sit and relax by our cozy fire.

Just one room left for next Saturday 1/18/20

Moose Mansion our dog friendly King Suite is our last room available for Saturday. We have several available for Friday, 1/17/20. www.innongoldenpond.com or 603-968-7269

Laconia Bike Week 2020 is coming up quickly!

Bike week is coming up soon here in the Lakes Region in NH and we are all excited (including the Loons!) about the great events that will be happening all week. We have rooms available at The Inn On Golden Pond, just 10 minutes to Meredith and 15 to Laconia. If you need to bring your pet, we have one Dog Friendly Room - Moose Mansion available. Call us to reserve at 603-968-7269 www.innongoldenpond.com. We also are offering excursions on Squam Lake and Little Squam Lake on our 22' Antique Wooden Chris Craft Boat. Call for details and reservations 603-968-7269.

Madison Boulder – One Big Rock

Madison Boulder which is located about 45 minutes from the Inn on Golden Pond is considered to be the largest glacial erratic boulder in North America. The boulder is 83’ long by 23’ high by 37’ wide so it’s not hard to believe it’s a record holder...

Maple Month Special

Come see where the time honored New England tradition of collecting and boiling down sap from Maple trees to make delicious maple syrup happens. Get ready for some fun and check out our New Sugar Shack to see how we make maple syrup while the sap is flowing. Our recipes and treats will include some of this delicious syrup. March 2019 any weekend or two weekdays $330/double occupancy $300/single occupancy Reserve a suite for an extra $90 includes: 2 nights' lodging , breakfast for 2 each morning and dinner during one night of your stay. Does not include NH State Sales Tax of 9%. The Inn On Golden Pond 1080 US Rte. 3, Holderness, NH 03245 603-968-7269 Kelli & Darren LaValley, Innkeepers innkeepers@innongoldenpond.com www.innongoldenpond.com

Maple Sugaring Season is Here!

The temperatures have been just right this week for the Sugar Maple Trees to start giving up some of their sap for us, and we are extremely grateful! You'll start to notice white steam billowing from the vents of our Maple Sugar Shack, the tell tale sign that a “Sweet Spring” is here! Our guests can join in this long time tradition of making Maple Syrup by helping to collect sap, stack wood for the fire used to boil the sap or just sit back, relax and enjoy some tasty treats made with fresh Maple Syrup. Speaking of tasty treats, we make our own Maple Wheat Bread used for thick sliced cinnamon french toast. We also toast this tasty bread and serve it with homemade rhubarb jam alongside our own farm fresh eggs & omelet's. Our homemade granola also gets a big dose of Maple Syrup and is great with milk or yogurt. Many of our fresh baked muffins & coffeecakes are also made with our own Maple Syrup. And of course, we can't forget one of the most favorite ways to enjoy this sweet treat is drizzled all over our wild blueberry pancakes. Some folks even dip their crisp bacon in it! Yum!!!

Millstone at Inn On Golden Pond

We have a magnificent millstone in the front yard of the Inn On Golden Pond. It’s decorative and was here before we opened. After all these years of looking at this impressive piece of granite it seemed appropriate to understand more about the history of millstones...

Moose Mansion, a Pet Friendly Suite Available for this weekend. 8/2/19 – 8/4/19

Newly remodeled and ready for you and your beloved pet. This brand new Suite is just over 800 sq. ft. and includes a Deluxe King Size Bed, Private Bath with heater above shower, Flat Screen TV, Desk, Armoire & Hope Chest and a Sitting Area with a Queen Sleeper Sofa and Custom Built Coffee Table. The room has a separate entrance and a view of the wooded back yard. Next Spring it will have a private patio overlooking the garden and wooded back yard. Reservations for this room are only accepted by phone at the Inn, 603-968-7269 and there is a separate pet policy which must be met before booking.

Morning hike through the woods with Sammi at Chamberlain-Reynolds Forest on Squam Lake

Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest is a 157-acre forest with over a mile of waterfront and was donated to New England Forestry Foundation in 1953. Its shorefront area and trails are managed for public use by the Squam Lakes Association. There are several beaches, a swamp board walk and over 4 miles of hiking trails. The trails start on College Road in Center Harbor. Got to see where Pooh's House was. Cool!

Newspaper Article

HOLDERNESS – With their successful first summer behind them, Kelli and Darren LaValley are not only looking forward to greeting their fall visitors at The Inn on Golden Pond; they also look forward to welcoming them all back to their historic bed and breakfast in Holderness for many years to come...

On Golden Pond – by Ernest Thompson

June 12-22 The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Professional Company Presents ON GOLDEN POND By Ernest Thompson Directed by and starring its Academy Award-winning author Revisiting a modern classic: Forty years after On Golden Pond was first published in 1979, the play is still making ripples as new generations and audiences experience the powerful story and compelling characters. The fond memories of three generations of familiar characters and their complex relationships will be given new depth and insight as the masterful hand of author and Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson directs this new production of On Golden Pond. And in filling the role of the aging Norman, Thompson himself intends to deepen the experience of the character. Experience it anew – or for the first time – with this 2019 production that Thompson calls a reconsideration of his original work that promises to be an exciting interpretation exclusive to our audiences as we begin our summer season. PERFORMANCES: Daily at 7:30pm Matinees at 2pm on June 13 and 17 ​No Sunday Performances The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is just 10 minutes from The Inn On Golden Pond.

Our Winter Special is back by popular demand!

Winter is a great time for hiking or snowshoeing our beautiful mountains overlooking Squam Lake! The Ice Castles in Lincoln, NH are also close by and always have breathtaking displays and a fun ice slide. A must do in the winters here in NH! Tickets go quickly, especially on the weekends, so get yours early and reserve your room on line at www.innongoldenpond.com, email us at innkeepers@innongoldenpond.com or by calling us at 603-968-7269. You can also go Snowmobiling, Ice Skating, Kite Winging or Ice Fishing. You'll have great views, less crowds and lots of ice to skate or fish on! Enjoy your favorite beverage by the fire and a cozy dinner after a long day of playing outside. The longer you stay, the more you'll save. One night = 10% savings, Two nights = 20% savings, Three nights = 30% savings. Valid through April 1, 2020. Some restrictions apply. To reserve, call us at 603-968-7269. We also have one dog friendly room, Moose Mansion available by phone reservation only.

Ready for Some Fresh Air?

We have some great ideas for you! For a limited time, come stay with us and save over $50 per night. That's just $200 for our Queen Rooms and includes a full cooked to order breakfast, all state taxes (9% savings) & any additional fees. There's miles of hiking, tons of lake activities, great restaurants and shopping and our super comfy screened porch for relaxing. Call us today at 603-968-7269 for this special offer.

Ready for Some Fresh Fall Air?

We have some great ideas for you to enjoy our beautiful area here in Squam Lake! For a limited time, come stay with us and save over $30 per night. That's just $200 for our Queen Rooms and includes a full cooked to order three course farm to table breakfast, NH state taxes (9% savings) & any additional fees including credit card fees. There's miles of hiking including our new trail in the back yard, tons of lake activities, great restaurants, shopping and our super comfy screened porch for relaxing. We also are still offering private boat tours on our 1954 Antique Wooden Chris Craft Boat. Call to reserve your sunset foliage cruise, which includes gourmet snacks & beverages. 603-968-7269

Snowmobile Access and a Sugar Shack!

Stay, play, relax & save! Winter Special Winter is a great time for snowmobiling, hiking or snowshoeing our beautiful mountains and trails overlooking Squam Lake! We now have snowmobile trail access right from the Inn! You can also go Ice Skating or Ice Fishing on both Lakes. New this winter is our Sugar Shack where we will be making our very own Maple Syrup during sugaring season. You can help out or just watch this time honored tradition right in our backyard. After a long day of playing outside, you can enjoy your favorite beverage by the fire and a cozy dinner or some tasty snacks. The longer you stay, the more you'll save. One night = 10% savings, Two nights = 20% savings, Three nights = 30% savings. Cannot be combined with any other special offers. To reserve, call us at 603-968-7269 and mention this ad. We also have one dog friendly room available by phone reservation only.

Stay, play, relax & save! Winter Special

Winter is a great time for snowmobiling, hiking or snowshoeing our beautiful mountains and trails overlooking Squam Lake! Cross Country Skiing is also a very popular winter activity here in the Lakes Region. We have hundreds of miles of groomed trails and snowmobile trail access is right down the road from the Inn! You can also go Ice Skating or Ice Fishing on both Lakes. Another very popular attraction right here in NH are the Ice Castles, just a short drive from us. During Sugaring Season you can hang out in our very own Sugar Shack where we will be making Maple Syrup. You can help out or just watch this time honored tradition right in our backyard. After a long day of playing outside, you can enjoy your favorite beverage by the fire and a cozy dinner or some tasty snacks.

Summer is in full swing and we have rooms available.

Summer is in full swing and we are having tons of fun here at Squam. There's still time to plan your get away and bike week is just around the corner. We'll be having cookouts, lawn games and camp fires in our new fire pit. Take advantage of our 20% discount on room rates as well when you reserve for August. www.innongoldenpond.com or 603-968-7269

Sweetheart Special

We are so happy to be celebrating our 2nd year Anniversary as Innkeepers at The Inn On Golden Pond and wanted to share the love with you! For Valentine's Weekend this year we are offering a very special weekend package! An assortment of dark chocolates, chilled prosecco and roses, plus a $50 dinner voucher at Walter's Basin, and as always a full cooked to order breakfast each morning is included when you stay Friday and Saturday, February 14th & 15th, 2020. The cost for this two night special including tax is $425 per couple. Our first guests who reserve the Sweetheart Special, will receive a free upgrade to one of our King Suites at no extra charge. Make it an extra special weekend by visitng the Ice Castles, just north of us on 93. If you need to take your furry family member, we have one dog friendy room for you! Give us a call at 603-968-7269 to reserve this special package.

The best B&Bs in every US state -www.loveexploring.com

America's best places to stay - MSN.com The most charming B&B in every state. Forget big chains and business hotels, these small boutique hotels and B&Bs have oodles of charm. There are hundreds of places to stay in every state, but we've picked our favourite in each one. New Hampshire: The Inn on Golden Pond Feeling adventurous? Dive into the pond – like Katharine Hepburn did in the movie On Golden Pond, which was filmed here. The “golden pond” is actually Squam Lake – the second-largest lake entirely in New Hampshire – which is filled with nesting birds, from loons to herons. The welcoming Inn on Golden Pond, surrounded by 50 wooded acres, offers easy access to the lake, and hiking, trekking and birdwatching. Inside, it oozes rustic charm, with quilted bedspreads, carved deer and picture windows.

The colors are brilliant in the Lakes Region!

Pictures of Cotton Mtn. view and Squam Lake were taken on 10/14/19 & 10/16/19. It's still an exceptionally beautiful fall this year in New Hampshire and there's time to see the colors. We have 2 rooms left for 10/18/19 & 10/19/19 and one Dog Friendly Suite. Call us at 603-968-7269 or email innkeepers@innongoldenpond.com

There’s still room at The Inn!

Summer is still going strong here in the Lakes Region and there are plenty of fun things to do and see. Hiking, kayaking, Antique Wooden Boat Tours, dining, shopping and exploring. It is also Fair Season here so for the next couple of weeks you can enjoy traditional New England Fairs with tons of food, games and attractions. You can also bring your dog and stay in our new dog friendly room - Moose Mansion! 603-968-7269 www.innkeepers@innongoldenpond.com

Valentine’s Weekend, Only One Room Available For Saturday Night!

Here is a blog from We3Travel: Romantic Getaways in New England 25 New England Romantic Getaways you Never Knew New Hampshire 2.5 The Inn on Golden Pond This impressive New Hampshire bed and breakfast offers a warm and inviting romantic experience. Just minutes from Squam Lake, the Inn on Golden Pond is located at the northern edge of the Lakes Region and in the foothills of the White Mountains, less than two hours from Boston. Originally built as a private colonial home it now serves the public as an eight-room country inn. The Inn is surrounded by acres of woodland, offering guests possible glimpses of deer, bear or moose. During the day, guests spend time hiking in the wilderness or kayaking in secluded coves, followed by evenings enjoying world class theater or gourmet dining. Other nearby winter activities include ice skating, skiing, snowshoeing, and even dog sledding. Also available now, Snowmobiling right from The Inn! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and even moms and dads deserve a romantic escape. Actually, they probably need one even more to keep those fires burning. Moose Mansion King Suite, our only dog friendly room is available for February 16, 2019 for Valentines Weekend. Call to reserve - 603-968-7269

Veteran’s Day Weekend Special Package

Veterans Day is right around the corner and we are celebrating all Veteran's with a weekend special here at The Inn On Golden Pond! Enjoy our off season rates and the quiet tranquility of Squam Lake with beautiful scenic hikes all around us. Sit by the cozy fireplace at night and relax with a good book or challenge yourself to a game or puzzle. Enjoy dinner at Walter's Basin Restaurant which is included with your stay (up to a $50 value, cosponsored by Walter's Basin). For a very special Veterans only offer - stay in one of our King Suites for the same rate as a Queen Room (limited rooms available, so call to reserve asap). Offer available for November 8th thru 11th, 2019. Stay Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday or Sunday & Monday, whichever you choose!

Weddings, Family Reunions and Corporate Events at The Inn On Golden Pond

The Inn On Golden Pond, a top rated New Hampshire bed and breakfast, is located at the northern edge of the Lakes Region and in the foothills of the White Mountains. Originally built as a private colonial home it now serves the public as a nine-room country Inn. www.innongoldenpond.com The Inn On Golden Pond can now provide the following facilities for your special event up to 125 guests: Outdoor space in the back yard (approx. 40’ X 80’) and surrounding grounds, one outdoor accessible restroom, the common areas, front porch and the patio. Travel to Church Island in style on a private 22' Chris Craft Antique Wooden Boat (the same model as used in the movie – On Golden Pond). Kellianne & Darren LaValley, Innkeepers 603-968-7269 innkeepers@innongoldenpond.com
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