Molly and Brendan

The Squam Lake Inn has become the go-to destination for couples looking for a peaceful and romantic getaway, as well as for groups seeking a comfortable basecamp to retreat to after daily excursions in the surrounding mountains and lakes. The on-site restaurant, Inn Kitchen + Bar, is a cherished community landmark where visitors and locals gather to enjoy fresh, artful cuisine with the highest quality ingredients, outstanding wine and craft beer, signature cocktails, and superb service in a comfortable and lively atmosphere

As new owners, we are excited to steward these thoughtfully established traditions. Molly started at the Inn as a housekeeper while she was a student in nearby Plymouth State University’s business department. Since then she has worked every job here, from front desk, to server, to bartender, to kitchen staff, and eventually general manager. She helped grow the business to what it is today, and was here at every stage to witness firsthand the love and care that went into creating it. To finally have the opportunity to own it is a dream come true for Molly. She is excited to begin a new chapter as co-owner with her family by her side.

Also a PSU graduate, Brendan’s background is in education. Before transitioning to full time at the Inn, he spent his career as a special education teacher in neighboring Sandwich. Brendan has a passion for the outdoors. One of his favorite things to do at the Inn is to help guests find adventures during their stay. Whether it’s a stroll by the lake, hiking up a mountain, kayaking, or going for a scenic drive, Brendan loves to share his knowledge of the area to help guests have fun while they’re here. He’s a big winter sports fan as well. So be sure to ask him about ice skating, skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country, or good winter hikes.

We are passionate about creating a memorable experience for each guest, and look forward to welcoming you to the Inn.

Squam Lake Inn owners Molly and Brendan with their family

Gwen and Stella

Gwen and Stella

Meet Gwen and Stella! They’ve lived in Holderness their wholes lives and love Squam Lake! Gwen and Stella are sisters and their main job here is taking care of the inn. All the wonderful, five star reviews regarding how neat and clean our bed and breakfast is, is because of these two. They come in day after day and maintain the beauty and cleanliness of the Squam Lake Inn. We couldn’t do it without them! When they aren’t working they each enjoy losing themselves in their artwork. Gwen Hoyt is a local artist, who graduated from Plymouth State University in 2021 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree. Her specialty is oil painting and t-shirt design. Stella, a junior at Plymouth State University, enjoys spending her leisure time working on her photography and sewing. She will graduate in 2024 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education.


Hi! I’m Chef Amanda. I come to Squam Lake Inn with 18 years of experience with a degree in Culinary Arts. A lover of reading, art, donuts and a cat mom you will find me spending my days prepping for dinner listening to all different types of music. I take great pleasure in making sure our food effects all the 5 senses and I truly enjoy the passion behind my craft. The best part about working at the Squam Lake Inn, is the great community we have. I love nothing more than seeing returning guests coming back to enjoy our restaurant and atmosphere.

Chef Amanda