by Michael Blanding
Less than a mile down Route 103 from the entrance to Mount Sunapee, the Lake Inn offers relief from the knotty pine and polyester of the typical motor lodge. New owners have updated the rooms with a minimalist color palette and plush white cotton bedspreads, along with amenities including refrigerators, microwaves, and a video library. Prices, however, rival the cheapest motels in the area and special ski packages are offered.
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- Less than a mile from Mt. Sunapee Ski Resort
- Updated rooms with refrigerators, microwaves and videos
- Excellent rates and ski packages
We stayed one night on our way to the shore. Upper level king room had a nice view of the lake. Inn was quiet with not many guests but road noise was a little distracting. Bed was excellent and pillows were wonderful! We don't usually comment on pillows but these were excellent-- fluffy and soft, not lumpy. Room was very clean and simply decorated but a little dated. Bathroom small but clean, with toiletry amenities. Baseboard heat made some noises in the night. Breakfast bar in lobby had coffee, tea, cocoa and a few donuts. Owners are pleasant and respond when you ring bell at desk. It is really a small motel converted to an inn atmosphere.
The Lake Inn has fantastic views of Lake Sunapee! Only 12 rooms and the owners, Steve & Cindy are awesome hosts! Nice fire pit facing the lake. My girlfriends and I really enjoyed our stay here and if I ever make it back to that part of the country, I will most definitely stay at The Lake Inn at Mt. Sunapee again! We loved every minute of our stay! Thank you Steve & Cindy for being such wonderful hosts to this Texas girl. I highly recommend this place. Very simple, but perfect.