In the mid-1980s, three investors purchased the property of an old linen mill in Meredith, N.H., located on the northwestern edge of Lake Winnipesaukee. While razing some of the structures, they preserved and rebuilt the old mill to become a four-story marketplace.
The complex grew over the following 25 years to include four unique inns, two on the lake and two across the street. Visitors can stroll the boardwalk along the lake and easily access both the inns and the marketplace. Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding mountains provide spectacular views in all seasons.
The 54-room Inn at Mill Falls was built shortly after the completion of the marketplace. This family-friendly hotel features all the usual guest room amenities plus an indoor pool, a location adjacent to the marketplace and just across the road from the lake. Guests can enjoy the Waterfall Café, overlooking the scenic and picturesque 40-foot waterfall that once powered the old mill, for breakfast and lunch. Giuseppe’s, also conveniently located in the marketplace, serves up Italian specialties for lunch and dinner along with plenty of music nightly.
Chase House offers a more intimate experience. Its 21 rooms have cheerful fireplaces and lovely lake views. Camp Restaurant, located in Chase House, takes diners back to the simpler time spent at a summer camp. This retro eatery is an Adirondack camp with a tin roof, pine tables and a fieldstone fireplace serving dinners with plenty of comfort food (think pot roast, BBQ ribs and s’mores) with an upscale touch in a festive atmosphere.