by Michael Blanding
True to the name, this family-friendly motel and cottage resort had its start as a small carriage inn built in 1848. There’s even still a secret room on the property that originally hid escaped slaves on the Underground Railway (the current owners are still keeping its location secret, though). Now, the resort is a modest motel a few blocks walk from Lake Winnipesaukee that’s well set up for families. Units come with picnic tables and barbecues, and the property features a playground, game room and pool.
Rooms are spacious and individually decorated with simple furniture — queen and king-sized beds, reclining chairs, dark wooden dressers, and small sinks and vanities. All rooms come equipped with a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and air conditioner, and some also feature kitchenettes with small stovetop and oven. Efficiencies and cottages on the property sleep up to eight people. In addition to the lake, the resort is a short walking distance from the honkytonk attractions of Weirs Beach, including a drive-in theater, mini-golf course and an ice cream shop.
Our Editor Loves
- The short walk to Weirs Beach attractions
- Kitchenettes, barbecues, and picnic tables
- Spacious rooms and cottages
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
Rooms are always clean, owners cant do enough to make sure your comfortable and have everything you need. The motel is an older one but so clean and always available if you have any needs or questions. Will be back have stayed a number of times in the past few years.
Me and my BIG family come here every year and it is the one vacation we all look forward to! We all stay in different cabins so I have seen a little of all of them and they are clean and comfy. We have kids of all ages and they all have fun running around and playing in the arcade. Mark and Soraya are the main reason we keep coming back. They are the BEST management and make sure you have everything you need for your stay. They go above and beyond to assure every guest is happy.