lots to do in meredith nhThe Point of View Inn is a unique lakeside rental property that offers unparalled sunset vistas on New Hampshire's famous Lake Winnipesaukee.

Your hosts, Dave and Marie Colbath, have enjoyed living on Lake Winnipesaukee since 1989 and hope that you enjoy your stay at the Point of View Inn as much as they do living here.

Dave was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire.  He spend 30 years in the liquor and wine business.  He sold his company in 1996, ready for retirement.  That retirement was short-lived - after boredom set in a year later - and Dave went back to work in the aviation business.  For the past 19 years Dave has been working for JBI Helicopter Services as their Director of Sales and Marketing.  He is now retired and living on the Lake.

Marie also grew up in Concord, NH.  After school, she moved to Santa Barbara, CA and enjoyed living on the West Coast.  Upon returning to New Hampshire, she entered into the wine business selling in Maine, NH, and Vermont.  She recently left the wine business and is now is enjoying her retirement.

Point of View was built in 1970 and, of course, has undergone many upgrades since.  We started to rent out the family apartment in 1990.  Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, our beautiful lakeside rental is available from May through October for you and your families' enjoyment.  The sunset views and the view of Meredith, NH across the bay are spectacular with no two the same.  Our guests have been making vacation memories for 20 years and now second generation guests are including the Point of View Inn in their vacation plans, too.

The original inhabitants of the region surrounding New Hampshire's largest lake were the Winnipesaukee Indians - hence the lake's name - who were a sub-tribe of the Penacook Indians.  The Winnipesaukees fished from a village called Acquadocton, which is the site now known as the Weirs in Laconia, NH, located just to the south of Meredith.  Lake Winnipesaukee is roughly 21 miles long when measured from the northwest to the southeast.  The lake has a maximum depth of 212' and there are 365 islands of which 274 are inhabitable.  The lake is indented by several peninsulas and has 178 miles of shoreline.  The Point of View Inn has a detailed map of Lake Winnipesaukee on its living room wall.

The Town of Meredith, a quintessential "New England Village", visible across the bay from the Point of View Inn, was originally named Palmer after an early surveyor and navigator of the area.  It was renamed "New Salem" after a charter granted in 1748 because many of the grantees to the land were from Salem Massachusetts.  In 1768 it received its present name honoring Sir William Meredith, III, Baronet, a member of the English Parliament who opposed taxation of the colonies.  Meredith's population is around 5,000 - in the winter months - but, swells to between 30 - 40,000 during the summer months!