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Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast

913 Watson Road, Laconia, NH 03246
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The Lantern Inn B&B - "Where friendships are made and memories are cherished." Located in the beautiful Lakes Region of NH, the Lantern Inn B&B is a delightful year-round retreat situated on 5 beautiful acres, just minutes from Weirs Beach, Lake Winnipesaukee. It was built as a family summer home in WWII by shipbuilder Byron Hedblom, who navigated the Mount Washington cruise ship to the lake. The Lantern Inn delivers an easygoing charm with an accent on comfort and genuine hospitality. It offers 5 cozy guestrooms each with an en suite bathroom. Every guestroom has been carefully decorated to radiate its own unique style and make you feel as if you have stepped into a tranquil haven. Your comfort is our top priority. The Lantern Inn is an ideal escape for couples and traveling companions who wish to unwind and enjoy a serene atmosphere, but yet still be close enough to enjoy all the amenities that Weirs Beach and the surrounding area has to offer. We are less than 5 miles from major banks, grocery stores, shopping and Meadowbrook Pavilion – which hosts numerous concerts throughout the summer! Funspot – a gigantic arcade, and Monkey Trunks – a zip lining course are less than a mile up the road! For all you NASCAR fans, we are less than 20 miles away from NH Motor Speedway! Summer Soulfest is less than 10 miles away at Gunstock Mountain Resort! The Lantern Inn is also the perfect place for intimate wedding events (The owner is a Justice of the Peace), small family gatherings, holiday parties, girl’s getaways, knitter’s or quilter’s retreats, scrap-booking get-togethers, or other special occasions or celebrations. Come enjoy the simple pleasures in life!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Adults only
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Non-smoking hotel
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Nick Nugent wrote a review Feb. 2020
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We had a terrific February stay at the Lantern Inn. Nice people and a beautiful New Hampshire B&B in the Lakes Region. Gorgeous setting next to Lake Winnipesaukee. Breakfast was over-the-top. Terrific hosts and overall, a great time.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Shay Doyon, Owner at Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast
Responded Feb. 19, 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure having you stay with us!
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Dee J wrote a review Dec. 2019
Arvada, Colorado12 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at the Lantern the weekend before Thanksgiving. The place was decorated for Christmas - there were so many amazing decorations. The owners, Shay & David were awesome! They were very helpful in recommending restaurants in the neighborhood. The Breakfasts were very tasty!!. We spent some time on the back porch, even though it was cold outside, the fire pit & cozy blanket kept us warm. I'd love to go back in the Summer time to enjoy more of the activities around the area.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: All rooms have private baths & different themes. The Bohemian room has an outdoor patio with...
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Response from Lanterngirl, Owner at Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jan. 1, 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at our B&B. We would love to have you back for another visit in the summer!
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Dream648078 wrote a review Nov. 2019
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My husband and I have stayed in bed and breakfasts throughout the United States and Europe and have not had a better experience than we did at the Lantern Inn. Shay & David are wonderful hosts and make you feel at home in their home. From their friendly conversation, to their gourmet breakfasts and homemade baked goods, it is a wonderful experience. The property is immaculate, welcoming and comfortable. We will definitely be back! Sue & Pete
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Lanterngirl, Owner at Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast
Responded Nov. 4, 2019
Thank you, Sue & Pete, for your wonderful review! The comfort of our guests is always our top priority and we are so glad to hear that you felt at home from the moment you entered our door. We simply love engaging in conversation with all who stay with us from around the world. We look forward to your next visit!
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Mitchell S wrote a review Nov. 2019
Bethesda, Maryland470 contributions177 helpful votes
Apparently I'm stingier with my 5 start ratings than everyone else. Gotta hit it out of the park for me to give 5 stars. We were in Rustic Lake which was very good, not excellent. Breakfast was very good, not excellent. Best part of the location was it's proximity to Tavern 27.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Dillon1626 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Santa Rosa, California21 contributions46 helpful votes
From the minute we arrived we felt so welcome. Shay and Dave couldn’t have been more accommodating to all our wishes. Felt right at home. Breakfast was amazing. Rooms were warm and inviting decorated by Shay herself . Outdoor pavillion with fire pit and music was a added benefit. Property sits on 5 acres of property which was immaculately landscaped. Another plus they offer a veterans discount. Will come back.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lanterngirl, Owner at Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast
Responded Nov. 4, 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review! We love finding ways to honor our guests and our veterans discount is one of them. Thank you for your service! And thank you for choosing to stay at our B&B. We are happy to hear you felt at home. We look forward to your next visit!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Moulton Farm (6.1 km), Funspot (0.9 km), and Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a fireplace, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jon's Roast Beef & Deli, Tavern 27, and George's Diner.
Are there any historical sites close to Lantern Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Meredith Historical Society (4.3 km).