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Family friendly New Hampshire hotels and resorts make for great vacations

Family friendly hotels and motels and other lodgings in New Hampshire offer comfortable lodgings and easy access to a large number of great entertainments for children and families. Many lodgings welcome your pet dog. Every region of NH offers accommodations close to an assortment of attractions for the kids, such as beaches on the Seacoast; Santa’s Village, Storyland, and Six Gun City in the White Mountains; skiing in the northern and western mountains; and swimming and boating in the fabulous Lakes region.

1251 Eaton Road (Route 153) East Madison, NH, 03849 Phone: 603-367-8896 Toll-Free: 800-373-3754

Kids sleep well after days on beach, boats, bikes, and trails

Bring the family to this wonderful resort on scenic Purity Lake in the White Mountains. For more than 100 years, families have been enjoying affordable vacations and great hospitality in a nature-blessed setting, There’s the lake for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and exploring and mountains for hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding and sightseeing. Stay together in cozy rooms, rustic lodges, mountainside and slope side retreats and lakeside and wooded cottages and condos. Each offers complimentary WiFi, microwave, mini fridge and coffee maker with some offering common rooms and lounges. There’s a sandy beach, boat docks, an indoor pool and fitness center. Seasonal rate options include lodging, meals, recreation programs and use of all resort facilities. Meals at our on-site restaurant & pub and family relaxation included.

18 Bacon Road Holderness, NH, 03245 Phone: 603-968-3313

An Old-fashioned Family Getaway in the Great Outdoors

Kayaks, canoes, and Sunfish sailboats are readily available, as are eight beautiful clay tennis courts. Each week at RDC a range of on-site activities are offered, including hikes, guided nature walks, youth recreation and child care programs, wacky canoe races, ultimate Frisbee games, softball, swimming, fishing, boat tours, movies, and just plain relaxing with a favorite book tanning in the sun.

RDC offers a rustic simplicity, respect for the land and good old fashioned fun spread over 115 acres, two peninsulas, and along over a mile of lakeshore,. Our 60 cottages and two lodges are scattered among shorefront pines and granite outcroppings. Each has twin beds, a fireplace, a screened-in porch, private dock, and an antique ice box where ice is delivered daily. If all this sounds like your idea of vacation, welcome to RDC!

664 US Route 3 Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-8000 Toll-Free: 888-343-8000

Kids will run themselves happily ragged at this resort

What is there for kids not to like at this lakeside resort in the White Mountains? Nothing. Fun on an ultra-family vacation at Indian Head Resort starts with accommodations, like cottages or houses, where families can spread out. Then come the outdoor activities, year round: skiing, hiking, paddle boats, swimming, and much more. White Mountains Attractions have been entertaining kids and families for generations at places like Storyland, Clark’s Trading Post, Lost River Gorge, and more. If bad weather drives families indoors for awhile, the Resort’s game room, nightly kids activities, and indoor pool are popular hangouts. Meals are easy, with two dining rooms onsite. A Modified American Plan with a kids menu keeps the family fed with easy decisions and reasonable prices.

1515 White Mountain Highway - Route 16 North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-6901 Toll-Free: 800-468-3666

Fabulous Family Fun in the Mount Washington Valley

North Conway is magnetic north for family fun in the White Mountains. The Green Granite Inn puts you in the heart of the scenic Mount Washington Valley with comfortable surroundings and value prices. Enjoy country inn hospitality, hearth fireplace, unique lodge furnishings, mountain views and a swap library. The Inn offers one-bedroom suites, rooms with bunk beds, and regular guest rooms some with kitchenettes, TVs, living areas, and whirlpool tubs. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, indoor & outdoor heated pools, hot tub & fitness room, a playground area for young children and an endless array of outlet shops right next door. You’ll find enough restaurants, day and nightly seasonal events, and magnificent local attractions to keep the whole family busy and smiling.

1086 Weirs Boulevard Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-366-4341 Toll-Free: 888-556-2792

A Lakeside Resort the Entire Family Will Love

There is nothing else on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee like The NASWA Resort. We’ve got waterfront rooms and colorful cozy cottages, just steps to the largest private of sandy beach on the lake. Houseguests receive complimentary overnight dock space and kids always stay and eat free! Dine with a lake view at our Blue Bistro for a hearty breakfast and an exquisite dinner or embrace the lake life at the NazBar &Grill which lives on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Dip your toes into the lake, grab a bite to eat, enjoy a tropical drink and let yourself be transported into paradise! Up for adventure? Grab one of our complimentary kayaks or paddleboats and explore the lake! Centrally located, close to area attractions and just a short drive to the White Mountains!

516 Steele Hill Road Sanbornton, NH, 03269 Phone: 603-524-0500 Toll-Free: 855-475-4372

Enjoy year round fun

At Steele Hill Resorts in New Hampshire's Lakes Region, we've got room for the whole clan. Our spacious rooms feature king-size beds, flat-screen TVs, and kitchens. Dine in our Hilltop Restaurant, where the fresh seafood, aged beef, and homemade soups are as magnificent as the views. To best appreciate our panoramas, climb our enclosed observation tower to gaze on Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Winnisquam framed by the White Mountains. And there's so much to do here. Our amenities center features heated indoor pools and hot tubs in a plant-filled conservatory. We've got outdoor pools, too, as well as a nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, a health club, a fishing pond, a children's playground, and in the lobby, an X-Box Kinect Gaming Systems.

650 Borthwick Avenue Portsmouth, NH, 03801 Phone: 603-436-6363

Historic Portsmouth has family fun and creature comforts

Bring the family to one of New England’s most historic and scenic maritime cities and let the Marriott’s Fairfield Inn be your headquarters. You’re just minutes from downtown Portsmouth, Pease International Tradeport, the Naval Shipyard, Hampton Beach, Rye and Odiorne Point and the Kittery Maine Outlet Mall. A complimentary shuttle will take you to nearby Water Country, historic Strawbery Banke, Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth Music Hall, and other sites and attractions. Guestrooms offer crisp linens, thicker mattresses, custom comforters, and fluffier pillows. There’s a complimentary hot and cold breakfast, a convenience store plus a Bar-B-Q and picnic area. Over 40 channels with NESN, NFL Network, Showtime, free wireless Internet, and complimentary passes to a local Full Service Fitness Center.

177 Mentor Avenue Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-556-7028 Toll-Free: 855-474-4360

Family fun goes on all year at Summit Resort

Summit Resort in Laconia, NH, is the place for year-round family fun. We're located next to Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee, one of the largest bodies of water in New England. Enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, boating, and water skiing. In winter months head to Gunstock Ski Mountain, just ten minutes away. We offer two-bedroom accommodations, with a full kitchens, in-room washer and dryer, an electric fireplace, two flat-screen TVs, a balcony, and a Jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom. Suites include a queen-sized pull-out sofa, and sleep six. Our 25,000-square-foot Amenity Center offers pools, water slides, a racquet ball court, saunas, a Roman spa, and more. We have an outdoor pool, too.

1 Seasons at Attitash Road Bartlett, NH, 03812 Phone: 603-374-2361 Toll-Free: 800-332-6636

Your White Mountain home away from home has it all

This four season family resort destination is your White Mountain paradise. Spacious condo style lodgings can accommodate two to ten and offer a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, cable TV, two bathrooms, private deck, wood stove, washer and dryer The new family activities center features a fully stocked game room, exercise room, heated pool, dry sauna and Jacuzzi, plus tennis and basketball courts. Nearby is skiing at its best at Attitash, Cranmore, Wildcat, and Bretton Woods and the Jackson Cross Country Ski Touring Center. Head out to Great Glen Trails, Bear Notch, and great hiking, biking, canoeing, and kayaking. You’ll find popular attractions near White Mountain National Forest like Story Land, Santa’s Village, the Conway Scenic Railroad and Mount Washington.

2280 Brown Avenue Manchester, NH, 03103 Phone: 603-641-6466

Bring the family and get more for your travel dollar

Flying in or out or just passing through Manchester here’s a great lodging with every comfort and amenity the whole family will enjoy. Soundproofed guestrooms ensure you get a quiet night’s sleep and each comes with microwave, refrigerator and flat-screen television. Relax in the fully equipped fitness center, indoor pool and hot tub. Nearby is the SNHU Arena for great sports action. You can browse interesting boutiques and dine in a variety of restaurants in the Mall of Hew Hampshire. The Derryfield Golf Course, City Hall Plaza, and performances at the Palace Theater are all within minutes. There’s daily complimentary airport shuttle service to and from the Manchester Boston Regional Airport.

22 South Mountain Drive Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-7500

There’s no place like a home in the White Mountains

RiverWalk is your home away from home in the Western White Mountains that the entire family will enjoy. This seven story, 79 unit resort hotel offers spacious and furnished studios, one, two or three bedroom condominiums with all the creature comforts plus the services and amenities of a great resort hotel. The kids will love the game room, the indoor/outdoor heated pool, skating rink, skiing at Loon Mountain and four season fun in the White Mountains. Mom and Dad will appreciate the fitness room and spa, the onsite Italian restaurant and winery, plus entertainment and shops in nearby Lincoln, NH. You’re near the highest concentration of natural and man-made attractions in the White Mountains.

3 Village Road Waterville Valley, NH, 03215 Phone: 603-236-4501 Toll-Free: 800-349-2327

Make this your favorite family home away from home

Families that love adventure will find it in the White Mountains in one of the Northeast's biggest outdoor playgrounds. Relax in individually owned superior, deluxe and loft style suites that sleep 4-8. Enjoy fully-equipped kitchens, dining/living area, full bath and a separate bedroom with queen or king size bed, twin bed with trundle and a pull down Murphy bed or sleeper sofa in the living room. There’s free wireless internet, indoor and outdoor heated pools, an exercise room, a children’s cinema and game room. Take the Cog Railway up Mt. Washington or a chair lift at Snow’s Mountain. Year round there’s skiing, skating, hiking, boating, tennis and golf and great shopping, food and the White Mountain Athletic Center in Town Square.

76 Lake Streeet Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-524-5210 Toll-Free: 800-627-4283

Gather the family lakeside for a vacation to remember

Families have been convening here through 60 years and four generations to prove that the family vacation is alive and well at the Margate Resort. Set in natural splendor on Paugus Bay and Lake Winnipesaukee, you’re in for the best in outdoor recreation and family relaxation. On site is 400 feet of private sandy beach, lounge chairs, canoe, kayaks and paddleboards, and a fun and festive Beach Bar where lunch, dinner and beverages are available all summer long. Choose a spacious family room with Keurig® coffee maker, Green Mountain® coffee, irons & ironing boards, and hairdryers, a mini-fridge and free WiFi. The kids will find the indoor and outdoor pools to their liking while Mom and Dad can check out the fitness room or get a massage in the spa.

527 US Route 3 Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-8141

Snow, water parks, mountain trails: this is the place for families

Generations of families have come to Woodwards Resort & Inn for family vacations – in all seasons – that create fun memories for a lifetime. At this mountain resort, kids and parents can fuel up with breakfast and close the day with dinner at the casual onsite restaurant, and fill the day with outdoor pleasures. Fifteen nearby attractions include Flume Gorge, ziplining, the Whale’s Tale Water Park, two major ski areas, golf for the adults, and outlet shopping. In winter, handy family offers include Ski & Stay, Christmas Tree Weekend, and New Year’s Eve packages. In all seasons, you don’t even need to leave the property for a lively outdoor day. The Resort has two pools, Jacuzzis, tennis courts, and pond for ice skating.

1732 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-2551

Parents and kids find plenty of adventure and comfort

The White Mountains of New Hampshire could pose as a poster for family vacations. If you include the choice of accommodations at Holiday Inn Express & Suites North Conway you have a winning mixture of off-property activity and on-property comfort. Choosing a suite allows families to spread out, and amenities like rollaway beds, cribs, kitchenette, min-fridge, and microwave ovens are helpful for child-heavy families. After a free buffet breakfast, families can rocket off to child-friendly places like nearby Storyland or the Cranmore Summer Outdoor Park. Snow sports are close, at Attitash, Wildcat, and Cranmore Mountain. Back at the hotel, kids eat free and the family can kick back in the glass enclosed indoor pool and hot tub. Mom: there’s laundry service!

580 Meadow Street Littleton, NH, 03561 Phone: 603-444-0025 Toll-Free: 866-579-0037

Family fun for water parks to ski slopes are just outside this inn’s door

New Hampshire's White Mountains are a wonderland for kids. That's why your family should spend a vacation at the Hampton Inn Littleton. We're close to all the attractions -- the Mount Washington Auto Road, Cog Railway, Santa's Village, Story Land, Clark's Trading Post (home to trained black bears) and more. Enjoy hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and horseback riding. In winter months grab your skis and head to nearby Cannon Mountain or Bretton Woods. Our hotel offers all sort of amenities to make your trip fun and relaxing, including 42-inch HDTV with premium cable channels, free wi-fi, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and, if you desire, high chairs and cribs. Splash in our heated saltwater pool. Challenge each other in our video arcade.

1172 Easton Road Franconia, NH, 03580 Phone: 603-823-5542 Toll-Free: 800-473-5299

A Scenic mountain getaway for the whole family

The real beauty of a vacation at the Franconia Inn in the White Mountains is - any time of year. Families love this majestic wonderland including the comfortable lodgings, great amenities, delicious meals, and endless family fun and activity. In winter, come for the skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. In summer, go mountain biking, fishing, and hiking on 20 miles of trails right outside your door. There are crackling fireplaces, a library, scrumptious desserts, and spacious family suites. Nearby is the Flume, Clarks Trading Post, the Mount Washington auto road and the cog railway to take you to the summit. Stay on site and enjoy the pool, horseback riding and in winter, sleigh rides pulled by a Belgian draft horse.

588 Wentworth Road New Castle, NH, 03854 Phone: 603-422-7322 Toll-Free: 866-240-6313

Even the tide returns twice a day!

Wentworth by the Sea is a glorious choice for a family vacation that will create wonderful memories both for parents and children. Equipped with both indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and basketball courts, the Wentworth will cater to children of all ages. The hotel is located close to Portsmouth, a city loaded with charm and sophistication. Some of the area’s allure stems from, Strawberry Banke, a historic village that presents the life of Portsmouth people over four centuries. Guided boat tours of Portsmouth Harbor offer close-up views of fishermen at work and shipbuilding facilities or an exploration of the Isles of Shoals, a history-laden cluster of offshore islands. Other attractions for children include the Portsmouth Children’s Museum, Water Country, York’s Wild Animal Kingdom, and plenty of parks and beaches for endless amounts of outdoor fun.

Mountain View Road Whitefield, NH, 03598 Phone: 888-260-4929

In any season...

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is always a great place for families! Children’s time is filled with fun and activities throughout the entire day, including swimming in indoor and outdoor pools, nature hikes, campfires, biking, 'ultimate' frisbee and crafty projects. We also offer our complimentary kids camp called the Mountaineering club. Our trained counselors host imaginative, interactive activities for youngsters ages 5 and up, while parents can enjoy some play time of their own.
In addition, the resort proudly offers four-season fun for the whole family, with cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, tennis, swimming, axe throwing, and more activities right on the property. Fishing, boating, hiking and Santa’s Village are located nearby.

off West Side Road North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-662-5391

Forest Lodge for Big Families, with an Indoor Pool!

Have a big, lively family, and need somewhere to put them all? My secluded vacation lodge in North Conway, NH, is just the place! We have room for 20 people in 10 bedrooms, and the kids’ jaws will drop when they see the heated indoor pool! Other family-bonding activities include karaoke, foosball, movie night, or a shared meal inside at the large, rustic table…or outside on the deck under the trees. Or get active and ski/hike the incredible White Mountains!

I know how tough it is to make 20 people happy. Over two decades ago, I found a very special lodge for my big family vacation...and we loved it so much, I bought it! Now it’s YOUR turn to come and stay!

1000 Market Street Portsmouth, NH, 03801 Phone: 603-436-2121 Toll-Free: 877-389-0172

Load the car and head to Portsmouth

The Courtyard by Marriott is an ideal location for the entire family. New Hampshire’s historic waterfront and business district, Hampton Beach and the gateway to Maine’s breathtaking seacoast are all nearby. Plus, guest can take advantage of the Courtyard shuttle which takes guests to Wentworth by the Sea, downtown Portsmouth, Fox Run Mall, C&J Bus Lines, Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, and businesses at Pease. The shuttle runs Monday through Saturday, 10am-11pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. A full buffet breakfast is available every day at the Courtyard Café and there is also a Lobby bar located on site. Complimentary wi-fi, an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, tennis, basketball, and a fitness center are also available to guests.

725 Laconia Road Tilton, NH, 03276 Phone: 603-524-3248 Toll-Free: 866-364-6543

A Lakes Region family fun vacation destination

Just one and half hours from Boston sits this magnificent family vacation getaway in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Stay in fully equipped one and two bedroom beachfront cabins and spacious houses on scenic Lake Winnisquam. Cook meals together, relax on screened in porches and gather in the living area for a night of togetherness. The resort features boat docks, a marina next door, skis, tubes, and wake boards for rent, plus complimentary kayaking and canoeing, fishing, and jet skiing. You’ll love the three private beaches with a sundeck and a water raft. There’s ping pong, volleyball, a game room, fire pit and barbecue grill area, and hiking and walking trails to take you through the lush woodlands and hills nearby.

295 Ocean Boulevard Hampton, NH, 03842 Phone: 603-926-6762

Year-round family lodging on New Hampshire’s seacoast

Bring the family and settle onto Hampton Beach at this popular lodging on New Hampshire’s seacoast. You’ll find everything to love about Hampton Beach from water sports and whale watching to fireworks and festivals to outlet shopping, entertainment and its historical heritage. Oceanfront and ocean view rooms feature all the comforts of home plus exceptional service and New England charm. Enjoy flat screen TV’ with premium channels, complimentary wireless internet, and 24 hour room service. There’s also a fitness room, 24 hour market, an Indoor heated pool with a retractable roof, sun deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, three restaurants and the Sandbar Rooftop Outdoor Bar. Special deals abound to go along with the crisp ocean air and warm, friendly hospitality.