The above postcard views, showing Meredith Bay and the Belknap Mountains in the background, show the former Loch Haven Inn & Cottages, located on Route 3 (Daniel Webster Highway) in Meredith, in the foreground. The 150 acre resort opened in 1933. From 1946-1959, the facility served as a conference center for the Massachusetts Episcopal Diocese. On July 1, 1959, the facility once again became a resort, with a 15 room lodge, an 8-bedroom cottage, a restaurant, and 18 individual cottage units. On March 13, 1966, the Inn burned down in a fire. The Laconia Citizen reported that "Owner Mrs. Eveline Contigiani and her son, Charles, nine, were able to escape from living quarters in the Inn after being awakened by the barking of their poodle." Around 1980, more than half (82 acres) of the original acreage of the resort was sold, and it became the Grouse Point Club private housing development. The rest of the land was conserved.
Below, a picture of the actual Inn. On the backside of the postcard the following text was written: "The Inn has a charming interior of hand-hewn timbers and wide boards - also a large fireplace of early American brick. It seats 100 and serves excellent food."
A sepia photo of the Inn.
A color photo of the Inn.
Below, the fireplace of the Inn.
Below, a matchbook cover from the Inn.
Below, the dining room.
Below, a 12" x 15" framed lithograph by Charles Sawyer Studios, circa 1950, entitled "Winnipesaukee Gardens".
Guests playing horshoes
One of the cabins.