About this listing
Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH- Charming cottage on dead-end street. Walk to beach, restaurants. Near arcades (Funspot), hiking, shopping & swimming. 1 or 2 bedrooms on 2nd floor available w/bath. DOGS WELCOME! Summer brings motorcyclists & world travelers. Winter brings a sleepy peace to the neighborhood. Skiing and tubing at Gunstock, snowmobiling, sled dog races and ice fishing are some of the winter outdoor activities. Hiking, boating, sight-seeing, fishing and swimming in the summer.
The rooms and bath (private for you and your travel companions) are on 2nd floor. We can accommodate up to six people and a dog or two. Because there is only 1 bathroom on the 2nd floor we don't list the 2nd & 3rd rooms separately.
•Bedroom 1 - queen bed, refrigerator, closet, extra storage.
•Bedroom 2 - twin bed, twin daybed with trundle.
•Bedroom 3 - queen size King-Coil futon mattress on a Pragma steel/spring frame.
If you are looking to economize, our fully equipped kitchen is available, as is the dining room.
•Gas Stove / Oven
•Refrigerator (let us know if you need extra space)
•Coffee Makers (4-cup drip, 10-cup drip, French Press and Keurig)
And the usual pots, pans (we favor cast iron and stainless steel), dishes, mugs, glasses, cutting boards, etc.
While we don't have cable, we do have a TV room with a large-screen TV, a VHS/DVD player and a large number of movies.
Interaction with guests
We try to be available when you arrive to show you around and tell you a bit about the neighborhood. While I like to personally greet guests, I do work long hours on the weekends, Friday through Monday. Most of the time my partner is available to show you around if I am unavailable. For the times neither of us can be immediately available we will try to work arrangements around your schedule (we both work nearby)
We always try to be available by phone should you have any questions. Please make yourselves at home. If we are at home we are happy to share conversation and, perhaps, a glass of wine…but will not be offended should you just want “quiet” time.
Other things to note
Please note that currently our rates include the mandatory 9% New Hampshire Meals and Rooms tax. NH Dept. of Revenue Meals & Rentals tax Operator's License number: 061600
Your room is yours for the duration of your stay. We will not enter without your permission unless it is necessary (such as a heavy rain...we might run in to close the windows if you were not there).
You are welcome to use the living room, dining room and kitchen. Please clean up after yourselves. We run everything except the cast iron through the dishwasher. If you are not sure if what is already in the dishwasher is clean/dirty just rinse and stack your used dishes on the counter to the left of the sink.
We also have a charcoal grill out back. We would appreciate it if you bring your own charcoal, but if we already have it going you are welcome to share grill space.
Laconia recycles! Bottles, jars, cans, most plastics and cardboard. We have a large recycle container outside by the trash barrel, a wicker hampe ron the sun-porch and a smaller container under the kitchen sink behind the trash basket.
The sun-porch is available in the warmer months - in the colder months it gets used for storage.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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Live music and good food, throw in a spectacular sunset with a bottle of wine and some good (or soon-to-be new) friends and I am having a great day. I LOVE music festivals because they include all of the above, but my current job limits me to being able to attend no more than one two a year.
Love to start the day with coffee on the sun-porch or, if I wake up early enough, stroll down to the lake to watch the sun rise. I have always lived in New England, growing up in the Boston area (still my favorite city). I then moved to Cape Cod for my first "real" job as a geologist in Woods Hole on Cape Cod. While living there I was a singer in a popular 50's & 60's band, the Geotones. Most everyone in the band was a scientist of some sort plus one professional musician and a silversmith.
After a dozen or so years dealing with the politics of "publish-or-perish" and knowing I would miss the ocean and the thrill of being in the band, I left Cape Cod to try something totally different. Bought an abandoned farm house and with help from family and friends, transformed it into a very successful Bed & Breakfast in Jefferson, NH...my Applebrook years. Catering mostly to hikers, bikers and skiers AND their enormous appetites, had me finding and developing new recipes. It was a creative blast! I love to cook and to put an element of surprise in my menus. They came expecting spaghetti and salad and instead got seafood crepes or salmon with sesame butter or whatever I was in the mood to create. An added bonus - some of those people became life-long friends.
During the down time I would work in my stained glass studio. Sunsets on the knoll were my favorite way to wind down...A glass of wine, a comfortable Adirondack chair, a beautiful view of the White Mountains, and one of the best shows on earth. I miss that this is not part of my daily routine anymore, but I still get back for an occasional sunset.
In spite of the gorgeous view of Mt. Washington from my kitchen window the physical toll of running an inn caused me to re-think my life. I loved that I usually had two to three months every year when the B&B was so quiet that I could take off. I did a few solo cross-country trips, attended numerous music festivals, and even got to work a temporary job in the Virgin Islands for a complete change of scenery, but my energy was flagging. To be closer to family and friends I moved to Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee...I passed the B&B on. It is now run by a very sweet young couple (and they kept the name). I kept the lower fields as a "camp" where you can occasionally find me on the Knoll toasting another stunning sunset before heading back to my current home in the Lakes region of New Hampshire.
I bought a Beach Cottage and share it with my best friend and partner (The guy that keeps everything running and makes sure the tomatoes get watered) and everyone's best friend, Jax, the dog. There's room for you, too. I turned only one of the spare bedrooms into a studio. There's still two more. I've filled the cottage with original art, books and movies (both VHS and DVD's). I still love to come up with new and surprising recipes. I keep finding more and more cookbooks to read at the local thrift shops. Recently we found a pasta machine on one of our "junking" forays and have discovered that we LOVE fresh pasta. If we happen to be whipping up a batch we will share.