Light-Hearted Luxury –
Steps from Lake Winnipesaukee

Peter and Patty Cooke, owners of Pickering House Inn, drew from their own experiences at luxury boutique hotels and inns when they created Pickering House. The Cookes envisioned a special place where they would like to stay themselves – a place with a relaxed feel, an attentive (but not hovering) staff, distinctive interiors, luxurious furnishings, boutique amenities, and a great downtown location within walking distance of Lake Winnipesaukee. Pickering House Inn is a place where guests feel at home. It’s a place designed for privacy but filled with social diversions when the mood strikes.

Pickering House Inn is the realization of the Cookes’ vision.

Gourmet Breakfast

A scrumptious start to the day served in the Gathering Kitchen and included in your room rate.

{photo courtesy of travel writer Meaghan Murray}

Daily Refreshments

Refreshment areas are located throughout the inn so you can help yourself to beverages and snacks at your own convenience.

Evening Spirits

Beer, wine & spirits are available for purchase each evening. Join us in Pickering’s Kitchen for a relaxing start to your night.

Gathering Spaces

The Inn was designed to make guests feel at home. Relax with a book on the wraparound porch, sip a glass of wine around the outdoor fire pit, play a board game in The Library, chat with new friends in The Living Room or just hang out in Pickering’s Kitchen.

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If you are content with a book or a game, then our Library is as far as you need roam. Otherwise, our staff specializes in “adventure planning” to help you make the most of your time in Wolfeboro, NH. Turn to us for itinerary planning, reservations, insider tips and more!

Pickering House Events

From Barn Dinners to spirit tastings,  these special events are a fun addition to your Pickering House and Wolfeboro experience.

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Private Dining

Our private dining room is available to our guests for special occasions, private dinners and meetings. Our culinary team will customize a menu just for you!


It goes without saying that we offer complimentary WiFi throughout the inn, including all common areas and guest rooms. We are also pleased to offer Smart TVs, state-of-the-art soundproofing in all rooms, individually controlled heat and air-conditioning in guestrooms and, of course, the finest mattresses, linens and toiletries.