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Welcome to the Lantern Inn!

Where friendships are made & 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.

The Lantern at the Inn 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.

Please note that for the comfort and security of all our guests, we adhere to our policies which state that we are a smoke free, pet free, child free environment.  Please click here to review all of our policies.

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 (Shay 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.

During your stay with us, take a moment to visit our Gathering Room. This is the hub of activity at the Inn. It's where breakfast is served, books are read, puzzles are made, afternoon snacks and beverages can be found, stories are shared and where friendships are formed.

If you like being outdoors, step outside and get swept away by the sounds of summer as you relax in our pavilion or in one of our Adirondack chairs on a warm, sunny day sipping a cool beverage.

Our yard at the B&B
Pavillion at our lodging

Revel in the landscape and take a stroll on the 5 beautiful acres that surround the B&B. Play a game of horseshoes or corn hole to while away the time! During the cooler evenings, you can unwind indoors and curl up by the fire.

David & Shay, proprietors of the Lantern Inn, strive to give you a wonderful, memorable experience. Being New England natives, they can offer lots of ideas for day trips and places to enjoy during your stay. Whether this is your first time staying with us at the Lantern Inn or you are returning for another visit, we hope you enjoy your little getaway! Let us be your home away from home to come relax and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.


The mission of the Lantern Inn is to provide the finest lodging experience for our guests. 
We will strive at all times to give our guests exceptional service, a clean environment, and to exude a friendly, welcoming atmosphere from the moment they arrive. 

The comfort of each guest will be our top priority.

The Lantern Inn is open year round!

Any time of the year is a perfect time to stay at the Lantern Inn!



Come enjoy the beautiful blooms in spring. Cast your fishing line into Lake Winnipesaukee for the best lake trout and salmon fishing in all of New England!

Set a tee time and enjoy golfing at Lochmere Golf & Country Club in Tilton!



Come hike, bike, kayak, or sail, in the beautiful Lakes Region of NH.  Take some time to climb aboard the Hobo Train which travels to Meredith or embark on a sightseeing/afternoon cruise or dinner/dancing sunset cruise aboard the Mount Washington boat, both of which depart on scheduled trips daily from the boulevard at Weirs Beach. www.cruisenh.com
Enjoy a play at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse or the Interlakes Summer Theatre. Have fun going to a concert at Meadowbrook Pavilion which is less than five miles away.



Leaf peeping season in NH is breathtaking with spectacular bursts of color from the lakes to the mountains. 

You can also take part in the Laconia Pumpkin Festival by carving your own pumpkin to display!



Ski enthusiasts welcome the snow with the many ski slopes the Lakes Region and the White Mountains have to offer.  Gunstock resort is 15 minutes away! 

Join in the ice fishing derby on the lake!

Our Guestrooms

The Bohemian

The Bohemian Room

Queen Bed | Gas Fireplace

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Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic Room

King Bed | Electric fireplace

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Coastal Room

King Bed | Gas Fireplace

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French Country

French Country Room

Queen Bed | Electric Fireplace

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Rustic Lake

Rustic Lake

King Bed | Electric Fireplace

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