In 1949, Jesse & Phyllis Rogers from East Providence, Rhode Island, purchased waterfront property in the town of Alton Bay, New Hampshire.
Together they designed a plan for a seasonal resort known as the Bay Side Motel.
The design and building of the two bedroom efficiency units was the beginning of the first project. Later in 1953, they continued their vision, adding the 18-unit hotel to the property. The Bay Side was developed for guests to enjoy summer vacations and explore all that Lake Winnipesaukee has to offer. The Rogers Family operated the resort and also spent their summers there.
Bay Side became a quaint waterfront resort that travelers from throughout New England and beyond would visit time and time again. Many guests started their family traditions of golden summers on this most pristine lake.
In 1992, Stephen P. Rogers continued the family tradition after his father passed away. He was the 2nd generation of the Rogers family to operate the resort. Stephen renovated and added many improvements. As the resort grew, the name changed to Bay Side Inn. His vision led him to the design and building of an outdoor pavilion, adding that special place for gatherings. He was committed to providing guests with memories of a lifetime. Stephen was a "Legend of Hospitality" with his larger than life personality, love of the lake, and his desire to make the Bay Side a little piece of Heaven on Earth. Sadly, Stephen passed away in 2014. Once asked in an interview back in 2009 for the East Providence paper 'The Reporter', about running the Inn, his response was " I just want to leave a positive mark on all that my family has tried to do".
Stephen certainly left his collective positive mark at the Bay Side!
The family tradition of hospitality has been passed down to each generation of the Rogers Family, and currently his wife and daughter are operating the resort.
Take time for a Bay-Cation and experience a place "Where Traditions Begin".