We welcome you to our New Hampshire bed and breakfast. Our goal is to provide guests with the same gracious hospitality and charm that has established the inn as an unforgettable New Hampshire destination over the last 150 years. Our mission is to create memorable experiences worthy of the inn’s beautiful surroundings in the form of incredible getaways for our guests. We strive to provide each guest who walks through the doors an escape from their every-day concerns.
Whether you are visiting for a quiet getaway, an exciting adventure, a special event, or simply an unforgettable dining experience, the innkeepers, executive chef and dedicated staff at the Inn at Pleasant Lake and Oak & Grain Restaurant are committed to your complete enjoyment.
Jennifer & Scott Reed
A Historic New Hampshire Inn
Inn at Pleasant Lake was built as a private residence in 1790 by Caleb Segur. He farmed over 400 acres of pasturelands in the lake valley. It was here, close to the shores of Pleasant Lake where he built his Cape style farmhouse and barn.
The property was later purchased by retired Union officer Colonel William Messer and opened as an Inn in 1868. He added a second story and a row of deep gables and named his summer resort The Red Gables Inn. It has remained a destination for hospitality for over 150 years. Read more about our history and this significant anniversary at our 150th Anniversary Blog.
The tradition of hospitality continues today at Inn at Pleasant Lake. Our restaurant, Oak & Grain, named as a tribute to our founder, continues to offer the finest locally sourced food in a warm, welcoming ambiance. The gables, the lake, the food, and the views remain, waiting to welcome you.
Join us for a memorable romantic getaway in New Hampshire.
Meet the Team
Owners/Managers: Jennifer and Scott Reed
We are so proud to have joined this team of dedicated staff in continuing the special traditions and outstanding service for which they are well known. We are building upon the spectacular reputation the inn has earned and creating unmatched experiences for our guests, from our inspiring setting to our passion for personalized service.
Jennifer began her career as a financial professional, but put that on hold to raise our children. During her time at home, she has taken on many roles including chauffeur, seamstress, tutor, travel agent, “chef”, gardener, tax preparer, caretaker and entertainer-in-chief. She is excited about putting her skills to work somewhere where they might be noticed.
Scott began work in the building trades, learning many skills which have always come in handy. Our first home was an 1890 Victorian that we completely refinished, which has provided an excellent reservoir of stories along with enhanced skills. His primary career has been in the IT field for the last 25 years, having built applications that support everything from nuclear submarines, to military helicopters, to retirement products like 401(k) plans and pensions, to life insurance and annuity platforms. Scott’s days as a Chief Information Officer are behind him, but he still engages in the corporate world on a consultative basis. Over his life he has never lost his love of the workshop or his passion for building high performing teams. He is always thrilled to have a project that will provide him with an excuse to buy new tools. Look for him on his new tractor when you visit us.
Chef: Bryan Leary
Chef Leary grew up in New Hampshire. From an early age he was inspired by his grandmothers, one from New England and one from North Carolina, who both appreciated building meals from scratch. He explored these culinary interests, eventually attending Johnson and Wales University and graduating at the top of his class. There he found energy in the creativity and problem-solving that was the job of chef. Chef Bryan’s professional influences came while working under Chef Douglas Luf at The Red Lion Inn in the Berkshires and Chef Reed Groban at the Scottsdale Fairmont Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was particularly inspired by his work with Todd Jurich at Todd Jurich’s Bistro in Norfolk, Virginia. These diverse experiences resulted in a cooking style rich in southwest, traditional American, and Pacific Rim style flavors and a passion to deliver the highest quality cuisine in an intimate setting. After working as an executive chef in Florida for several years, Bryan’s New England roots were calling him home.
Back in Concord, Bryan immersed himself in simply made, high-end Korean cuisine at Sunny’s Kitchen. Here he focused his culinary skill and passion on beautiful, simple, and fresh foods. At The Grill Room in Portland, ME, Chef Bryan established relationships with local vendors and farmers to incorporate how food was grown, harvested, and distributed. In New England, Bryan has been able to indulge his interests in the local food movement working with local farmers and purveyors to bring his diners authentic freshness and creative flavors true to the seasons.
Chef Bryan Leary is a true asset for our team and our community, and he is enthusiastic to meet you in the dining room.
Head of Restaurant Services and Event Coordination: Jess Bray
Jess is a California girl, which is evident in some of the interesting phrases she is known to use, but more importantly in her calm and confident pursuit of perfection. Whether it’s making the stress and complexity of planning the perfect event disappear or ensuring each dinner guest’s experience is delightful, Jess makes it feel easy.
She came to New Hampshire eight years ago, and literally started at the Inn within the first two weeks of becoming a New Englander! The Inn has been a home away from home for Jess ever since. In her own words, “There is nothing better than a true ‘work family’ and being able to work side-by-side with friends. We all love being part of such a special place where guests come to celebrate all things good in this life.” Jess is certainly part of the heart and soul of the Inn at Pleasant Lake!
Working in our Supportive, Team Focused Culture
Welcome to the Inn at Pleasant Lake and the Oak & Grain Restaurant, where we have a passion for providing our guests with memorable experiences. It all starts with our team. Our team cares for our guests, collaborates with each other, learns from one another, and is excited to offer new ideas. We don’t just offer accommodations and meals, we craft experiences, and we have a lot of fun doing it. Our team values flexibility, family and friendships and it shows in our work environment. If this sounds like a fit for you, talk to us and discover what makes our team so special and our inn and restaurant the #1 rated establishment by our guests.