Stay with us and be part of the Wolfeboro Inn’s rich history.
Built by the Rodgers family in 1812, our resort served as a private residence for approximately 75 years. But as more visitors discovered the beauty of Lake Winnipesaukee, this home evolved into the Copper Kettle. Travelers from as far away as Boston came to enjoy the food and lodging.
By the early 1930s, the Copper Kettle was – renamed the Carr House – and had earned a reputation as an elegant lake-side retreat. White-gloved waiters would cater to every need of the resort’s often distinguished guests.
A stunning three-story addition was added to the original building in 1987, providing unspoiled views of Lake Winnipesaukee. This new space also added modern amenities to the Inn while still maintaining the historic charm of the property. Traditional New England décor, handmade quilts, selected pieces of antique furniture and a blazing lobby fireplace provided the warmth of a country inn with the style and convenience of a full-service resort.
Hay Creek Hotels purchased the Wolfeboro Inn in 2007, marking an exciting new chapter for the property. Hay Creek is committed to providing guests with unparalleled service and luxury amenities while still retaining the historic charm that makes this resort special.
In 1759, three men sat in a tavern in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to carve a town from the northeastern shore of Lake Winnipesogee (original spelling of Lake Winnipesaukee). Having laid out its boundaries, they realized they needed a name. After much discussion over many tall mugs of ale and rum, they decided on 'Wolfeborough' (original spelling of Wolfeboro) in honor of the most famous general of their time, General James Wolfe, who had just died in the arms of his officers on the Plains of Abraham, having defeated the French under Montcalm at the Battle of Quebec.
Today, 'Wolfeboro' has the distinction of being known as 'The Jewel of Lake Winnipesaukee' and while General Wolfe never passed through, nor had anything to do with Wolfeboro, the town is best know as the summer home of colonial Governor John Wentworth, who had great interest in developing the area following his arrival in 1759.
Local cobblers made boots and shoes here in Wolfeboro's early days and during the civil war, many farmers had small shops near their homes where they made boots for Union soldiers.