Ballard House Inn, Bed and Breakfast in Meredith NH

About Us

Meet the Innkeepers...

Your hosts Brian and Lynn purchased the Wilbur Ballard House in May of 2012. Brian and Lynn have dreamed of becoming innkeepers for over 15 years. Originally from Pennsylvania, they planned on moving to the New England area, narrowed their search to New Hampshire and felt the Ballard House was a perfect fit when they first saw it. Prior to opening the Inn, Brian was a builder and Lynn was in Sales. Newton, their oversized golden retriever, Newton, has been deemed the official mascot and ambassador of the Ballard House! He is continually lavished with gifts and treats from the guests and is always receptive to any additional love and attention that comes his way!

Inn History...

Ballard House Inn

The historic Wilbur W Ballard boarding house was built in and around 1784.  The Ballard House was built to house some of the many local travelers and students that attended and visited The  Belknap College.  As time went on The Ballard House has been the home to many different families over time.  In 1946 Helen Hegarty purchased the home for her family.  As years went on the house was then sold to the John Dever family in the early 1980’s this is where Meredith Tire Company was established and run out of the barn adjacent to the family home.  Then in 1989 Townsend Thorndike of Annalee Doll Company purchased the home and manufactured the world famous Annalee Dolls right out of the barn as well.  In 2002 the Houle family purchased The Ballard House, and today the Ballard House sits fully restored to its original charm it once had.  It is easy to understand why The Ballard House Inn is so popular with tourists and locals alike.

Historical Photo of the Ballard House Inn

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