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!
The Red Barn at the Squam Lake Inn will opening on Saturday, May 7th. We kick off our 6th season tomorrow just in time to grab a great Mother’s Day gift! A Big Thank You to Debi, Molly, Megan and Lindsay for helping us to get the barn ready for the big day!
Weekend Hours, May 7 & 8:
Red Barn Sat & Sun 11-5
SLI Cafe Sunday Brunch 9-3
New Kitchen Space!
It has been a crazy couple of weeks at the SLI. The exterior of the kitchen addition has been completed. Drywall is being installed, as I type! Our new guest room, the Eagles Nest is looking great! Cindy has selected a great color palette for the decor. One of our favorite past guests just booked the room for 5 nights in August. I think they are going to love it! We should have some photos of a few finished projects in the next week. Guests arrive for for lodging on April 10th! We are in crunch time…wish us luck!
There have been a series of construction delays, but if all goes well tomorrow the slab to the cottage and kitchen will finally be poured! Then we should be off to the races. We are excited to share the progress of the construction, there just hasn’t been much to report…
The name of our “New Room” and 9th guest room at the inn has been revealed…the Eagles Nest. (Thanks-Monique!) This room will feature a few exclusive amenities. We are in the midst of putting this room together now. The Eagles Nest is currently available to be booked for reservations after, May 7th. Be one of our first guests to stay in the Eagles Nest!
Eagle Pair on Little Loon Island
Each off season at the Squam Lake Inn has brought many enhancements and changes. Last year the screen porch addition was the project that captured most of our attention. We also installed a POS system in our restaurant and upgraded to a full liquor license. This off season we are pushing forward with a bunch of projects all while enduring one of the snowiest winters on record! We will attempt to chronicle the progress of all phases of the expansion in this blog! We are in the midst of 4 projects: Kitchen Expansion, Barn Renovation, the 9th Guest Room and a cottage is being built. We certainly will have some challenges ahead of us, but we are very excited for all these projects. We will keep you posted on the details of the expansion!
We sit and wait for our first winter storm. The prediction is 8-12″ of the white stuff, with wind gusts to 60MPH and blizzard conditions. The snow blower is gassed up and ready to go, shovels and roof rakes are on stand by…will post pictures tomorrow!
Send us your special story today and we will award the winning mom with a Mother’s Day Weekend Get-away at the Squam Lake Inn. All moms are extra special and we want to hear about yours.
- Submit your entry to the Squam Lake Inn via email to: email@example.com or mail it to: Squam Lake Inn, PO Box 695, Holderness, NH 03245
- Tell us about your mom in approximately 250 words or less.
- Submit your entry to us by Monday, April 26, 2010, noon.
- Winner will be announced on Saturday, May 1st.
- Two Nights Accommodations (for two) at the Squam Lake Inn for Mothers Day weekend. Checking in on May 7th and staying through May 9th!
- Flowers & Chocolate, Wow Package, with a bottle of wine, in-room upon arrival!
- Welcome basket of special gifts from the Red Barn Shop at the Squam Lake Inn, featuring Shannon Martin, and more!
- Breakfast on Saturday morning at the SLI.
- 2 trail admission tickets at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
- Afternoon dessert and tea
- $50 Gift certificate to local Walter’s Basin restaurant for dinner on Saturday.
- Sunday morning brunch with complimentary mimosa!
- All SLI amenities included. Visit our website at www.squamlakeinn.com
- Includes taxes and gratuity.
- Does not include travel to and from the Squam Lake Inn
- Accommodations are valid for Mother’s Day Weekend only.
- All policies of the Squam Lake Inn apply.
Squam Lake Inn is nestled in the village of Holderness, within walking distance to the lake made famous by the movie On Golden Pond. There is so much to see and do in the New Hampshire Lake and White Mountain regions that surround us. Our guests have rated us #1 on tripadvisor.com and your mom will too!
The Squam Lake Inn is honoring Mother’s in May!
We completed our first YouTube video last night, Squam Lake Inn’s Perfect Day! It is a collection of photographs we have taken on and around Squam Lake over the past 8 years. Making the video was a blast, it was so much fun reliving the days. Of course, summer can’t get here quick enough now! Look for more video installments on our SquamLakeInn YouTube Channel. YouTube is not just for kids anymore, YouTube is now the #2 search engine behind google.
Enjoy! Squam Lake Inn, Perfect Day
Start making your plans today for your Perfect Day at Squam.
Visit our website Squam Lake Inn or call us @800-839-6205. See you soon!
Beams Ready for installation
A busy week at the Squam Lake Inn comes to a close! Rick and Dave of Granite Shores Builders have been on site this week constructing a screened porch on the deck. We are very excited about the new porch area and think this is a welcomed enhancement to the inn. The actual number of seats have not changed, we will just have a more functional and versatile place to enjoy dining! The framing, roofing and electrical are completed. Finish work begins tomorrow. We have been actively involved in the construction project…painting! Stay in touch to see our progress.
View from the new bar!
The Roof is on!