Boutique Hotel near Lake Winnipesaukee | Pickering House Inn

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. The result is one of the few properties in New Hampshire to be named to the list of top hotels in New England by the readers of  Condé Nast Traveler.  In August 2020, Travel + Leisure magazine even highlighted Pickering House Inn and Wolfeboro as an unassuming, secret celebrity haven!

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.

Curated Beers, Wines & Spirits

Craft beers, selected wines and sipping spirits are available for your enjoyment.

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.  We love to share our fun “Favorite Field Trips” — unique, off-the-beaten path excursions that will have you exploring like a local.

Priority Dinner Reservations at PAVILION

Stroll next door  and enjoy an extraordinary dinner at the new PAVILION restaurant. Brought to you by the same team behind Pickering House Inn, PAVILION takes Wolfeboro dining to a new level. Chef Jonathan Hudak’s seasonal cooking is complemented by curated cocktails, wine and beer. Inn guests may make dinner reservations before they are available to the general public (please note, however, that we cannot guarantee dining availability if you are making your Inn reservation within two weeks of your stay).

Pickering House Events

From our popular Innkeeper’s Suppers and Tasting Dinners with Tamworth Distilling in The Barn at Pickering House, to Demonstration Cooking Dinners and intimate wine tastings in Pickering’s Kitchen, to private dining in our new Avery Room, these special events are a fun addition to your Pickering House and Wolfeboro experience. New for 2021 — Our Restaurant Roadshow series!

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Private Dining

We have many options for private dining, from seating for a small group in Pickering’s Kitchen (our gathering kitchen), to larger events in The Barn at Pickering House, to — new for 2021 — private dining in The Avery Room at PAVILION restaurant right next door. 


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.