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About Us

A Century of Family Traditions

Loch Lyme Lodge was originally a large (200 acre) farm. The main house was built in 1784 and today houses our dining rooms and sitting room. In 1917, the farm was sold and converted into a bed and breakfast, with the cabins being constructed between the 1930s and the 1970s. The Barker family bought the property in 1946 and ran the lodge until they sold it to the Pinnacle Project in 2006, who continue to operate the Lodge in much the same manner as it has been.

 

Many of our guests return year after year with their families, and some have been coming for generations!

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Fun Things to Do!

Sunday Summer Soirées

We invite guests and community members to join us by the waterfront each Sunday from 5:30-7PM for a buffet-style dinner and live entertainment from local musicians. $30 (half-price under 14). Advance sales close each week at 5PM Saturday. BYOB. Reservations required. Call 603-795-2141

2023 Musical Guests

6/18 - Carlos Ocasio

6/25 - James Graham

7/2 - Occasional Jug Band

7/9 - Derek Burkins

7/16 - Sensible Shoes

7/23 - The Old Classics

7/30 - James Graham

8/6 - Pauly Daley

8/13 - Susan Brison & Friends

8/20 - Steve Hoffman

8/27 - Never Too Late

9/2 - James Graham

Walking Trails
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Walking Trails at the Lodge

Here are a handful of our favorite nearby trails

  • The Carriage Trail - Starting at the Lodge, this trail runs up the driveway, across a wide path through the woods, and back down past the garden. The full loop is a 20-25 minute walk at an easy pace. Printable Map »

  • Lyme Pinnacle Loop - Upper Valley Land Trust maintains a trail that goes to the top of The Pinnacle (actually named “Acorn Hill”) with broad views looking north to Smarts Mountain and even the White Mountains, and down over Post Pond. It’s a quick 7 minute drive from Loch Lyme Lodge to a large parking area at the trailhead. 2.9 mile out and back, 2 hours.  Printable Map »

  • Lyme Hill - A short, moderate trail with great views also in Lyme. 1.7 miles out and back, 1 hour.

  • Holt's Ledge - Just a few miles away, this is part of the Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. A moderate hike up to the top of the local ski area finishing at a large granite cliff. 3.4 mile out-and-back. 2-3 hours.  

  • Houghton Hill (Mimi's Trail) - Just a few miles further away on Thetford Hill, the area has been carefully developed to include a vast network of trails, reaching all the way to the top of the state forest nearby. This one is a great choice for all ages with rewarding views to the west and south. Many shorter options, the full route is 5.4 mile out-and-back, 2-3 hours. 

  • Thetford Academy X-Country Trail - lovely, winding, 3.2 mile trail through the woods. You can do the whole thing or sections of varying lengths.

  • Union Village Dam - A gorgeous recreation area in Thetford, just 10 minutes away (add 20 minutes for bridge closure). Many options for short hikes and swimming holes. Vermont Bike and Brew (see below) sends some great trips through there.

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The best way to explore Lyme and beyond! Rental eBikes can be picked up just 7 minutes away in Thetford, VT or delivered to the start of your route for a fee - call for availability due to bridge closure. Self-guided tours showcase scenic back roads, farm stands, general stores, covered bridges, breweries, and more. Kids 12+ get their own bike. Trailer rentals available for kids under 6.

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The Upper Valley’s Premier Kayak, Ice, and Fly Fishing Guide Service. Leading trips in both New Hampshire and Vermont, Mike Blatt is a licensed guide and proud member of the Jackson Kayak Fishing TeamBook today.

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The world-renowned baking company has a headquarters right here in Norwich, VT! They have a top-notch baking school where you can learn to make all sorts of delicious goodies. Classes range from introductory demonstrations for beginners to intensive week-long professional courses, with a wide variety of hands-on classes for adults and children. They offer discounted rates for students.

Restaurants
Breweries
Farmstands & Cafes
  • Cedar Circle - Incredible local farmstand and cafe with pick your own berries and flowers, plus organic farm and education center

  • King Arthur Flour Bakery/Café/School/Store -  The King Arthur Bakery offers premier artisan bread, pastries, cakes, cookies, pies, and creative seasonal specialties. They also offer classes and workshops.

  • Crossroads Farms - Another amazing farmstand with over 40 years of local history.

  • Hatchland Farm - Ice cream shop serving up one of the best Maple Creemees around

  • Macnamara Dairy - Go pet cows! See them making butter and cheese! Also truly outstanding Maple Creemees

  • Pierson Farm - Old-fashioned farm stand in Bradford, VT

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Frequently Asked Questions

What cabins can I rent?

  • All 20 of our cabins are available for you to rent - 9 of them have full kitchens and the rest include breakfast at our restaurant during peak season. Head on over to our cabins section for detailed info.

 

How many people fit in the cabins?

  • Our cabins fit between one and 6 people, but if your group is larger than that we can pair adjacent cabins to accommodate larger groups.

What's included in my cabin rental?

  • Cabins are completely made up before you arrive with fresh linens and towels. We provide clean linens during your stay as needed. We also provide consumables (paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, etc.) Kitchens have pots, pans, plates, silverware, plates, bowls, etc. (If you love your chef’s knives or cast-iron skillets, feel free to bring them with you)

Can I bring pets?

  • Sure! We love animals, and your well behaved fur babies are always welcome at Loch Lyme Lodge!

Can I bring kids?

  • Of course you can bring kids, they love it here! Loch Lyme Lodge is a family friendly resort with kayaks, canoes, paddle-boards, rowboats, basketball and tennis courts, and lots more. We even have a cabin called "Playwood" full of games and activities for a rainy day.

Are there any specific items I should bring with me?

  • Swim gear and sunblock (fresh towels are provided)

  • Fishing equipment (Day/week NH fishing licenses are available online or at local store)

  • Tennis rackets and balls for our amazing clay tennis court

Am I gonna be totally off the grid?

  • Not if you don't want to be. While cell phone service can be a bit spotty, we have high speed fiberoptic internet that is free to all guests.

Is there anything fun to do in the area?

  • You bet! The Upper Valley is home to plenty of restaurants, breweries, museums, local crafts, and an abundance of outdoor recreation. Take a look at our local recommendations.

What about COVID?

  • Loch Lyme Lodge provides ample space to keep a safe distance from other guests. We use CDC recommendations and the American Hotel and Lodging Association Safe Stay program guidelines, supplemented by our own good judgment. We update our practices and this page as we get additional recommendations from the national and state governments, and other experts.

 

What if I'll be staying at Loch Lyme Lodge during my birthday?

  • We love hosting birthdays! Whether it's your 8th or your 80th, this is the perfect place for your celebration! We also make amazing birthday cakes if you let us know in advance!

What about weddings?

  • Well, yeah! Loch Lyme Lodge is an incredible wedding venue, and a hidden gem. Head on over to our weddings section for all the details.

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