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What We Love

  • Gorgeous location at the edge of the White Mountains in New Hampshire's lake district
  • The romance factor and Old-England-meets-New England ambience
  • Maple-syrup wraps at the spa
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Dinners are elaborate candlelit affairs
  • Cooking classes are offered on-site

What To Know

  • The property was last renovated in 2010
  • This is not a design hotel
  • The M Bistro, one of the on-site restaurants, may close during November through May
  • The Manor does not accommodate children under 13
  • The property is 65 miles from the nearest airport (Manchester; 120 miles from Logan in Boston), so it's best to rent a car. Parking is free


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at The Manor On Golden Pond in Holderness, you’ll be near the beach and minutes from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Whipple House Museum.

Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 25 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring fireplaces. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and separate sitting areas, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool and an outdoor tennis court. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. This hotel has 5 meeting rooms available for events. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Manor On Golden Pond
31 Manor Drive
Holderness, NH 03245 United States


4.0 Very Good 265 Reviews
The Manor on Golden Pond, Holderness, NH
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed for a second time in the Sandwich Suite and found our stay to be again wonderful. Everything from the decor, the location (yes, it is separated from the Squam Lake by a roadway) the amenities, the restaurant, the bar- all are just wonderful. From the owners, Brian and Mary Ellen to Meghan, Barbara, Alicia, Abraham everybody was helpful, friendly and polite.

Arnold K.

A wonderful & warm Inn
Reviewed 4 months ago

Loved out weekend at The Manor on Golden Pond. Everything was as I had hoped it would be. We stayed in the Churchill Room which was beautiful. Retaining the original charm but with every attention to detail, we especially enjoyed the stunning views and real wood burning fireplace. it was quiet which is important to me. The rest of the Inn is gorgeous with its warm woods, real fireplaces, and cozy nooks. The food was delicious - both the cooked to order breakfasts and the dinner we had beside a cozy fire. Every staff member there is warm and friendly - felt like we were visiting friends. It was a perfect winter weekend getaway - so cozy and relaxing!!

Lovely Winter Escape
Reviewed 4 months ago

We had a lovely relaxing stay at the Manor at Golden Pond. Our room the Winsor had a fabulous view of the lake and the mountains. It was wonderful having a fireplace. We dined at the restaurant and were very impressed. The shrimp appetizer could have been a meal on its' own. The steak and lamb entrees were great and the chocolate mouse to die for. The innkeepers were very friendly and accommodating. It was old nice to have the spa services available.

Lovely New England Inn
Reviewed 5 months ago

I played hooky from work to enjoy the outdoors on a beautiful winter day last week. I did some research on line and found the Manor on Golden Pond...and what a find it was. This is the quintessential New England Inn, very cozy and comfortable spaces, super clean and a very friendly and accommodating innkeeper. I particularly enjoyed the wood burning fireplace in my bedroom. Thank you for making my visit to Holderness so enjoyable.

Charming and Cozy Inn-a lovely winter get-away
Reviewed 6 months ago

My favorite thing about this inn was all the REAL fireplaces everywhere instead of gas fireplaces. The lobby has fires, as do the dining rooms, and many bedrooms. They were all lit much of the time which created a wonderful ambiance as well as warmth during below 0 temperatures outside. The cooked breakfast was delicious-lots of choices from a menu plus Keurig coffee pots in your room and in the lobby all morning. We celebrated New Year's Eve dinner in a wonderful dining space that was all decorated including balloons, confetti and Happy New Year's hats and tiaras-very festive. The 7 course meal was delicious-a small course or two arrived a little cool but they were incredibly busy so it was not the end of the world. The piano playing was wonderful. Our family had two rooms and we enjoyed the common rooms and afternoon tea each day. Alan gave us helpful advice on hikes and restaurants. It was extremely cold out so we only did a short 15 minute walk in and out to Squam Lake from a nature park about 10 min drive from the hotel-perfect given the conditions, and very pretty. Our room, Churchill, had icicles hanging from the roof line--quite dramatic and beautiful.
Two people in our group had massages. The massage therapist was terrific. I might suggest that the waiting room be made a little more spa-like--it had a gas fire, but a stiff sofa and bar table/chairs. Perhaps some candles, soft music, dimmer lighting and more comfy sofa would do the trick. We each waited in that room for the other's person treatment to be over and it wasn't a particularly relaxing space. Would have been better to wait in the main hotel lobby.
A great weekend of winter fun-highly recommend. This is not an inexpensive property but we felt it was worth what we spent.