Built in 1894, the Inn at Smith Cove on Lake Winnipesaukee has been restored with its spacious piazzas front and sides. The ivory colored Victorian home trimmed in green presides over an acre of beautifully landscaped shrubs and flowering patios.

After more than a decade of welcoming guests to this lovely, quiet spot on New Hampshire’s largest lake, your hosts Bob and Maria Ruggiero, innkeepers and owners, know just what makes their guests feel at home. “Our guests are looking for a getaway to enjoy our lakefront location and casual, relaxing atmosphere. We don’t serve breakfast, but offer coffee and tea every morning so our guests can choose to sleep in or get an early start to their day. Many of our guests return every year at the same time and rekindle friendships made during previous stays. It really is a home-away-from-home! “

Most guest rooms are located on the second and third floors of the main house. . . all decorated in their individual Victorian settings with private baths and air conditioners and many offering water views. The tower room on the third floor is a suite with a jacuzzi, sitting room, and bedroom. One guest room, the Emma Room with a queen bed, 2-person Jacuzzi and fireplace, is located on the first floor. Also on the first floor of the Inn is an 18' x 26' living room with natural wood walls set off by wall coverings and draperies of the period. Begin your day with coffee or tea in the living room and make plans for your day to enjoy a number of lakes region activities and attractions, many located just a short drive from the Inn.

Additional accommodations are found along the pathways which lead to the Lighthouse, housing a jacuzzi room and sleeping room and a Little House in the Cove, both being located on the broad expanse of Lake Winnipesaukee in Glendale, New Hampshire. For ultimate relaxation, follow the path to the gazebo, settle into your favorite chair and watch the boats go by, watch the ducks, read a book or do what most guests do… listen to the mesmerizing sounds of the lake and take a nap! There are also four cottages available for lakefront vacation rentals for extended stays in all seasons!

Directions from Boston:
Travel I-93 North to Exit 20 (Laconia). Take Rte. 3 North about 7 miles to the Laconia Bypass (Rtes. 3 and 11). Follow Bypass for about 5 miles to the very end (do not turn off when you see the sign for Gilford Village) and then take a left at the traffic light. Go through two more sets of lights to Sawyer's Restaurant. Then take second left. Follow to N.H. Marine Patrol, then take last left on to Roberts Road.

The living room in the Inn offers views of
the lake and the ideal area to join friends
and family for cards, a board game or
simply to relax fireside.
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Your Hosts Bob & Maria Ruggiero welcome you to
The Inn at Smith Cove
19 Roberts Road Gilford, New Hampshire 03249