Pickering House guest reviews

Guest Reviews

Here are just a few of the more than 25 five star reviews we have recently received on TripAdvisor:

Cozy, Beautiful Getaway

“Is there an option to rank this inn a 6 out of 5 stars? 🙂 My boyfriend and I decided to spend NYE 2019 in Wolfeboro, NH, and absolutely loved our stay at the Pickering House Inn. We felt like we were at home (if only our home was this nice!) Everyone we met there, both staff and other guests, was incredibly warm and inviting. It’s clear that the owners of the inn have an unparalleled attention to detail; from the heated bathroom floors to the beautiful accents throughout the inn, we took notes on how we may want to incorporate these details into our own home (when we decide to buy a place of our own!) If you make the smart decision to stay here, I recommend you stay for breakfast. After sleeping in on new years’ day, we walked downstairs to be met with a delicious meal that was both savory and sweet.”

Expect the Unexpected

“There is no detail overlooked at the Pickering House, starting prior to your arrival. There is just the right amount of communication, making you aware of events while also offering concierge services. We were provided extra attention as two in our party have Celiac Disease, and Pickering House wanted to ensure they could safely accommodate our dietary needs. It is evident that much thought went into this renovation project, starting with the sense of arrival. Parking is convenient and plentiful and heated sidewalks make for safe passageway on a snowy afternoon. Guests are pleasantly (but not that sicky-sweet pleasantly) greeted by Madison. Check-in is a breeze and includes a quick tour, filled with fascinating facts, of the historic property. Patty & Peter Cooke managed to preserve the look and feel of an Inn with all the technology we have come to expect, or is that demand? Rooms are spacious and finely appointed. Only the finest quality bedding and linens are used. Each room has its own, unique personality while remaining complementary to the Inn. Chef Patty provides the perfect “seasoning” to the Pickering experience. Her culinary talent, quick wit, and lovely personality serve as the perfect complement. Her breakfasts are as unique as she is, are expertly prepared gluten-free, and delicious! The highest compliment we can pay will be our plans to make the New Year’s weekend an annual trip.”

Wonderful Inn and the Food is Fantastic!

“We stayed overnight on business and we were quite pleased with the atmosphere, amenities and food. It is a gem! Everything is in tip-top shape and super comfortable. We would definitely recommend the Pickering House Inn to all travelers!”

Five Stars

“My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Pickering House on a mid November weekend. We had a terrific stay – room 9 was spacious and comfortable and beautifully furnished. The breakfast was awesome. The staff were really pleasant and helpful – we enjoyed getting the history of the Inn’s transformation. We tried to think of something we would have changed or done differently if it were our Inn but couldn’t think of anything! Look forward to returning and have recommended to friends.”

Simply Superb!

“The highlight of a lovely, ten-day road trip was our stay at the Pickering House Inn. It was recommended by friends who had recently relocated to Wolfeboro, and had watched the transformation of the old building and barn into the stunning property we found at check-in. My husband and I spent years in the luxury hospitality business, and it’s rare for us to find a hotel/inn that we feel has ticked all the boxes – and then some. In the interest of brevity, I’ll just say that both the exterior and interior are handsomely designed and furnished, every comfort had been thoughtfully provided, and the staff offers the perfect blend of friendly and professional care… My suggestion: hurry and book your stay at Pickering – it’s a not-to-be-missed experience.”

Really Wonderful Place to Stay

“Stayed for three nights for a birthday getaway this summer. Gorgeous property that has been impeccably restored; comfortable and lovely rooms; wonderful staff; amazing breakfasts, etc. Was our first time in Wolfeboro and it seems likes a really great addition to the area. We were excited to stay here when we discovered it and it did not disappoint. Easy walk to town and great home base for the Lake W. area. We’d love to go back and hope to again soon!”


“My husband surprised me with a stay at Pickering House for my birthday in August. Wow! They have taken the phrase “no detail overlooked” to a whole new level! The building has been impeccably restored and converted to a world-class B&B with every modern amenity. We stayed in Room 4 in the front corner of the house. The bed and linens were so comfortable. The bathroom was amazing. The whole inn is a perfect blend of old and new. Breakfast in the morning is in a delightful, roomy kitchen/dining area, steps away from the gorgeous Barn where large group gatherings can be held. The breakfast was prepared and warmly served by the head chef; she was wonderful to chat with about Pickering and life as a chef. The check-in/out process was fast & easy. Lastly, the location in Wolfeboro is perfect, just steps up the street from the waterfront and shops. Our stay at Pickering House was absolutely perfect, we will be back!”

First Class Property

“A last minute issue at another property resulted in a two day stay at the Pickering House Inn. What a wonderful change of luck for us! The Pickering House Inn has now become one of my favorite B&B’s around! We were warmly welcomed by Madison upon arriving and shown to our gorgeous room (#2). The rooms include everything you could want to make for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. The bedding is so comfortable and the bathrooms are luxurious. Upon waking in the morning, you find coffee and danish right outside your bedroom door! A full, delicious breakfast is prepared by Patty downstairs in their dining area. All the Pickering staff were very informative, helpful and kind throughout our visit – Thank you Patty, Madison and Michael! This property has been renovated beautifully and guests feel welcomed and appreciated. Knowing they just opened the Inn last July, I am afraid that once the secret is out it may be hard to get a reservation! Thanks for a lovely stay.”

Beautiful property, wonderful stay!

“I highly recommend the Pickering House. I am an interior designer and can attest that the attention to detail in the renovation of this property is immaculately and thoughtfully done. The materials, amenities, and overall tone will put you at ease immediately. The only thing better than the decor is the staff. They truly know how to welcome you! I have food allergies and the chef made me a special breakfast – I didn’t feel as though I inconvenienced her at all – it was as though I was chatting with an old friend. Stay here if you want the best. Nothing else compares.”

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