Your Hosts


Dear Guests,

On behalf of the new ownership, we are excited to continue the Cottage Place on Squam Lake’s legacy and extend a warm invitation to all visitors.

Our dedication is to provide a comfortable and enjoyable stay in every aspect of the Cottage Place’s offerings.

We will soon have a new look and feel, and it is our hope that without a doubt, our guests will enjoy the most memorable part of their Squam Lake vacation here with us at the Cottage Place.

Our goal is to exceed your expectations and create a welcoming environment. We value your feedback and encourage you to share your thoughts and suggestions to help us continually improve our services.

Thank you for choosing our hotel as your preferred Squam Lake accommodation. We invite you to kick back, relax, and immerse yourself in the unique charm of our lakeside haven.

Andi Paulin and Kelly Rangel
Cottage Place on Squam Lake


Family Vacation Destination Since 1957 | Celebrating 60 Years



The Cottage Place on Squam Lake, formerly The Black Horse Motor Court, has been a family vacation destination since 1957 when built by Milton Graton, New Hampshire’s leading expert on covered bridge construction and restoration.

His son Arnold has maintained the family heritage with several restored covered bridges within a few miles, notably Graton’s famous arched bridge over the Squam River, just one mile away. Autographed copies of his fascinating and informative book about covered bridges are available from our gift shop.

The area boasts Squam Lake, Little Squam Lake, and the Squam River, comprising over 7100 acres. Squam is NH’s second largest lake. The largest, Lake Winnipesaukee, is just 9 miles south offering even more Lakes Region fun and the White Mountains begin just 20 miles north.

Squam Lake was the setting for the 1981 Academy Award winning film On Golden Pond, earning Oscars for both Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn for their heartwarming performances.