A few years ago we were away from home and I offered to prepare Thanksgiving dinner for my family. I thought, “This will be fun.” I will do the turkey and some sides and everyone else can bring a dish. It did not go quite as planned for a couple of reasons. I was on vacation and did not really want to lose a day in the kitchen, and it turns out my family did not want to make a single dish either! So I decided to try a “ready to go” Thanksgiving. I was extraordinarily skeptical of the pre-made food options, and I waffled in the store multiple times. I must of said, “I’ll just make the potatoes” a dozen times and “no way this is going to taste good!” two dozen more!
How did it turn out…one of the best Thanksgivings ever! We cooked the turkey, reheated the sides, plated them in beautiful serving dishes and welcomed our family into our rental home. Totally stress free and the food measured up too!
The Squam Lake Market Place is very excited to offer a delicious, traditional, ready to go Thanksgiving dinner for your family and friends. Thanksgiving Simplified! Minimize the stress and select an entire meal, or you can customize your meal from classic Thanksgiving side dishes or some other more adventurous options. We do all the prep work and you just heat and serve.
Choose from a pre-cooked turkey or a ready to roast, all natural fresh turkey from Vermont. Both turkey options have been brined,and all the trimmings are fully cooked and ready to be warmed with simple instructions included. If you just need a turkey or a few additional appetizers, side items, or desserts, we can do that too! All items are available a la carte.
Take a look at our Squam Lake Market Place Thanksgiving Menu and call 603-968-8588 or stop by the Squam Lake MarketPlace to place your order today! Act quickly as all orders must be placed no later than Sunday, November 16th for pick up on Wednesday, November 26th between 11am-5pm.
Even though we’ve had an amazing summer here at our Squam Lake B&B, we can’t help but get downright giddy about fall. There’s nothing quite as brilliant as the fall foliage in New Hampshire and we love celebrating this spectacular display year after year.
This fall if you stay at our New Hampshire Bed & Breakfast, you’ll be able to choose from three different packages that all include a dining credit, picnic lunch and more. All you have to do is choose which level of adventure you’re up for and be on your way!
Are you a thrill seeker, adventurous or an admirer? We have a package for you! Check them out.
Join us at the Squam Lake Inn this weekend…Last Minute Travel Special!
Great Views of Squam Lake
Reasons to Visit the Squam Lake Inn this Weekend….
- The weather forecast looks amazing. The weatherman is predicting mid 70’s all weekend!
- The Squam Trails are open and ready for you to explore!
- The water temp in Squam is awesome for an late spring swim!
- Try a New England Craft Beer on draft at our bar!
- Best Rates of the Season! Save $20 per night for a 2 night stay!
Book your weekend getaway today!
Use PROMO code JUNETWO when booking online!
Grab a room for PSU Graduation!
Plymouth State University Graduation, May 19, 2012
Congratulations to the Class of 2012!
We still have rooms available for Plymouth State University Graduation weekend. Make the Squam Lake Inn your home base for the celebration! The Squam Lake Inn is a short, 10 minute drive to PSU.
Our restaurant, Inn Kitchen + Bar is open for lunch and dinner. Enjoy a casual meal at the inn or book a party for your graduate!
Graduation is Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00AM. Andrew Falender, former President of the Applacian Mountain Club is this years commencement speaker. Click here for the commencement ceremony schedule.
We are very excited to introduce the Inn Kitchen + Bar. The Squam Lake Inn cafe has been very popular dining spot for the past seven years–but we felt it was time to shake it up! I am sure that this is not a surprise to our customers who have been with us from the start! We have made a few changes around here in the nine years that we have called the Squam Lake Inn home. Here is a peek of what we have going on in the dining room this month:
- New Name Branding
- New Menu Concept and Format (All your favorites are still available!)
- Cool Community Table (We brought some CA back to NH with us!)
- New Hours–Ask your server for a postcard that details the restaurant hours!
- Updated Decor + Lighting
- Central Air Conditioning in the Dining Room (This was for you Beth!)
- Comfortable Bench Seating
We are looking forward to the season and are very excited to implement and execute our vision. The Inn Kitchen + Bar will open for the 2012 season on, Wednesday, May 9. We will be open for Lunch & Dinner. Sunday, May 13 is Mother’s Day–make reservations today for Mom’s Special Day! Looking forward to seeing you soon….Rae
Six rooms are receiving bathroom upgrades this month. We have completed stripping the bathrooms of the sinks, toilets, showers and light fixtures. It has been a group effort, Diane & I are the designated shower demolition team, Nick does the heavy lifting, Molly and Cindy prepare the rooms for painting! We were hoping to find some relics behind the walls–no luck!
The bathrooms will be upgraded with Kohler fixtures including our favorite comfort height toilet! We are excited to see the finished bathrooms , the project will be completed by April 1st. For those of you that are familiar with the inn you may be asking yourself, “Why only the upstairs rooms, what about those lovely downstairs rooms with the big bathrooms?” Well, we got plans for those rooms slated for next off season. That will be a project to keep your on eye on! You may even want to advance book the room-it will be special! Rae
Are you like us and wonder where the time flies too? We are a month into 2012 and I have barely declared my resolutions! During the summer and fall I get asked daily, “what do you do when the Inn is closed?”. I always answer that we do improvements, planning, marketing and, of course, take a vacation.
So far in 2012, I can check off vacation! We have had a wonderful stay in sunny Southern California visiting our friends and family. For those of you who don’t know, we moved to NH from Orange County, California 9 years ago. It has been great to be back. We have spent our time well scouring stores and restaurants for ideas! We pour over menus and wine lists looking for sparks of inspiration. I know, its a tough job but…
We also have set our 10 goals for the Inn this year. Each of them will improve the Squam Lake Inn and enhance your stay! The details and lists are long. What we want you to know is that we spend this valuable off season planning for a better than ever upcoming season at the S.L.I.! Cindy
Cucina! Great gifts for the chef in the house!
The number of shopping days are dwindling! Stop into the Red Barn and select from some really great gifts. Cindy has hand selected all the items and we are sure to have a special gift for someone on your list! This is the first season that the Red Barn has been open for Holiday Shopping and the barn is beautiful! So much to choose from: Cucina for the kitchen, Dogearred jewelry, Shannon Martin , Stonewall Kitchen, Bella Cucina & unique wine, accessories & more. Let us help you put together a truly unique gift! If you cannot make it into shop–give us a call and we can ship to you or directly to the lucky recipient!