Meet the Innkeepers...
Your hosts, Feza and Paula, purchased the Wilbur Ballard House in June of 2017. Feza and Paula have dreamed of becoming innkeepers for over 15 years. Having roots in The Lakes Region, they focused their search to this area and felt the Ballard House was a perfect fit when they first saw it. Prior to taking over the Inn, Feza was in technology sales and Paula a co-owner in a Salon & Spa and a Coffee Shop. Feza and Paula look forward to hosting you in the Ballard House, ensuring all your needs are met and sharing their experiences and knowledge of the area to facilitate an unforgettable visit to The Lakes Region.
The historic Wilbur W Ballard boarding house was built in and around 1784. The Ballard House was built to house some of the many local travelers and students that attended and visited The Belknap College. As time went on The Ballard House has been the home to many different families over time. In 1946 Helen Hegarty purchased the home for her family. As years went on the house was then sold to the John Dever family in the early 1980’s this is where Meredith Tire Company was established and run out of the barn adjacent to the family home. Then in 1989 Townsend Thorndike of Annalee Doll Company purchased the home and manufactured the world famous Annalee Dolls right out of the barn as well. In 2002 the Houle family purchased The Ballard House, and today the Ballard House sits fully restored to its original charm it once had. It is easy to understand why The Ballard House Inn is so popular with tourists and locals alike.
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