From a dilapidated mill town to a world-class village resort, Meredith has undergone a remarkable transformation.
In 1983, the owners of what is now the Mill Falls Inns and Marketplace bought the Amatex mill property which had deteriorated into an unsightly sprawl. The property dated back to the beginning of our country’s Industrial Revolution. Many of the non-historic structures in the complex were razed – but the historic old linen mill was preserved and reconstructed into a four-floor marketplace. A half-ton copper cupola from atop the tower of a North Woodstock church was acquired and hoisted to a new perch on the mill roof. The Marketplace, along with three new retail buildings, was created and opened its door for business in 1984.
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The following year, the 54 room Inn at Mill Falls was added to the complex. Several years later the same team bought a bank building on the lakefront at the junction of Route 3 & 25 and built a sister Inn, Bay Point at Mill Falls, additing 24 more guest rooms and another great restaurant, Lago.
In 1999, Chase’s Country Town House Restaurant, which was adjacent to the Inn at Mill Falls, came up for sale and was purchased. This resulted in construction of a third inn, The Chase House at Mill Falls, featuring another 23 rooms and suites, the Flagship function facility, Camp Restaurant and another unique shop, Lady of the Lake.
In 2003, one of the best lakefront properties in the region came up for sale. St. Charles Church had outgrown its location, which included 3.5 acres and 1,000 feet of lake frontage, plus a 16,000 sq. ft. building. All this was remodeled and became Church Landing at Mill Falls, featuring 59 rooms and suites, a 300 seat Winnipesaukee Ballroom, the Cascade Spa and the Lake House Bar and Grille.
Today, all the wonderful shops and restaurants are part of what is considered the Lakes Region’s best shopping and dining destination, Mill Falls Marketplace, open year round for your enjoyment.