Once you unpack the car, you can relax knowing that a week’s worth of recreation activties await you. Select from the options over on the left (Families, Fisherman, Boating) to think about how you want to spend your valuable vacation time – like renting a kayak.

Additionally, Gunstock, Weirs Beach, Mount Major and several golf locations are short trips from Ames Farm Inn.

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Sandy Beach

With a quarter mile of lakefront, and sandy beaches our guest enjoy


Reserved docking and on site boat launch make Ames Farm Inn the perfect vacation spot for boaters.

Activities, Ames Farm Inn
Activities, Ames Farm Inn

Outdoor Activities

Enjoy our many lawn games in our spacious fields. Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, Ping Pong, Volleyball, basketball and more.

Motorboat, Paddleboard, and Kayak Rentals


Additionally, our store offers bait, maps, ice and other goods to make your fishing trip enjoyable. When planning your next weekend fishing adventure, check our availability by emailing

Some fishing advice from our resident fishing expert and Licensed Fishing Guide, “Rock and Troll” (Ron Smagula):

  • Best bets for bait
  • Shiners and smelt for Spring Trolling
  • Flies that imitate perch always work well
  • Any bait that is yellow or orange works well on Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Open Salmon season is as soon as the ice is out in April through September
  • Rainbow Salmon are stocked at Ames Farm Inn each Spring
  • Rainbow Trout and Salmon need to be 15 inches to keep. Lake Trout need to be 20 inches.
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Local Attractions

Located in the Belknap Mountains, there are hiking trails for guests of all abilities within a short drive. The White Mountains are an hour away.

Meadowbrook Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (formerly Meadowbrook) is a 9,000-seat amphitheater on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, New Hampshire.

Zipline Tours, Arial Treetop Adventure,

Scenic Lift Rides and Mountain Coaster

Celebrating 150 years in 2022, the M/S Mount Washington offers scenic tours and dinner cruises.

2800 Lake Shore Road

Gilford, NH 03249


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