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Lakes region offers hotels, motels that welcome families & children

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. The Lakes region of NH offers resorts and other types of accommodations close to an assortment of attractions for the kids. Visitors love the Lakes Region of New Hampshire for its year-round outdoor activities, water sports, and snow sports on the historic Lake Winnipesaukee and the Squam Lakes, as well as for the shopping, dining, and entertainment at the towns of Wolfeboro, Meredith, and Moultonborough.
Steele Hill Resorts - Aerial - Sanbornton NH
Steele Hill Resorts

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

Full-service family-friendly resort has fun on-site activities, restaurant, pools, tennis courts

Steele Hill Resorts, the Lakes Region NH’s friendliest family resort, is the kind of place where memories of having fun together are made. Set on 500 acres of unspoiled fields and hardwood forests, the resort offers great snowshoeing, hiking, ice skating on the pond and sledding in winter. In the warmer months, you can explore miles of thrilling electric bike trails on a guided tour or challenge each other in a state-of-the-art outdoor laser tag battlefield. There are indoor and outdoor pools, racquetball and tennis courts, scheduled activities like craft sessions and video game tournaments. Indoor activities include ping pong, air hockey, a fitness center and gaming systems. There’s a great on-site restaurant, and the suites, studios and townhouses have washer-dryers, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, full kitchens and plenty of room.

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Swimming Platform Purity Spring Resort Madison New Hampshire
Purity Spring Resort

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

You’ll be a hero to your kids when you plan a vacation at popular lakeside resort

You can be the vacation hero to your family when you book accommodations at the Purity Spring Resort, where they have been providing picture-perfect family vacations for 110 years and counting. Choose a condo with a screened porch, a cottage with access to the beach, or a family suite with a balcony. A pristine lake beckons, with a sandy beach, great swimming and complimentary stand-up paddle boards. Or, bring your own canoe or kayak for pleasant paddling. There’s fishing for all ages, and you can book a private charter for waterskiing and wakeboarding. In the winter, there’s superior skiing, skating, snowboarding and tubing at King Pine Ski Area. The resort has an indoor pool and hot tub, tennis and pickle ball courts and playgrounds.
Paddling Girl - Naswa Resort - Laconia, NH
Naswa Resort

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

Family-run resort with large private beach a popular place for adults and kids for decades

It’s not surprising that a resort run by the same family for 89 years provides the best family vacations on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. At The NASWA Resort right on the lake, kids and adults alike fall in love with the lake’s longest private sandy beach, where you can take out a kayak, paddleboard, swim, or just relax with a frosty tropical drink from the NazBar. There are campfires and s’mores on the beach, beachside craft sessions, and discounts for area attractions from the Polar Caves to waterskiing lessons and mini golf. Casual dining with lake views is on tap at the Blue Bistro, which provides a kids’ menu. Stay in a spacious suite or a one- or two-bedroom cottage. (Two-bedroom cottages have full kitchens.)
Summit Resort Outdoor Pool Laconia NH
Summit Resort

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

You’ll need a list to narrow down all the fun things to do from your suite at this Lakes Region resort

Start making your list now of fun things to do if you’re booking a vacation at the Summit Resort, in the heart of the Lakes Region NH. At the resort, there’s the heated indoor pool with water slides, waterfall and cave, a kids’ playground, an outdoor pool and a PlayStation gaming system in the lobby. You can grab snowshoes and head out on trails right on the property or drive 10 minutes to Gunstock Mountain for great skiing, boarding and tubing. In the warmer months, walk to Weirs Beach, NH, take a boat ride out on Lake Winnipesaukee, go kayaking or fishing. Area attractions include scenic railroads, Santa’s Village, Story Land, a water park and giant arcade. Back at the resort, relax in your spacious two-bedroom suite with a full kitchen.

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Double Hotel Room - Lakes Region NH Tourism Association
Lakes Region Tourism Association

61 Laconia Road Tilton, NH, 03276 Phone: 603-286-8008 Toll-Free: 800-605-2537

Plenty of options for family accommodations, from budget hotels to luxury resorts

You want a budget-friendly option for your family vacation in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, or you want to splurge with a classic resort with lots of activities and amenities. You can relax: This region boasts accommodations to suit every taste. There are hotels with heated pools and hot tubs and state-of-the-art fitness centers, resorts with everything from day spas to arcades and game rooms, and cottages with full kitchens and kayaks to take out onto the lake right outside your door. Look for resorts and hotels with basketball and tennis courts, hiking trails and kids’ activities or for that affordable hotel near ski slopes or your favorite lake. Seek out a place where you can dine on a rooftop terrace or walk to a selection of restaurants. It’s all here.
Kayaks Ashore - Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee - Laconia, NH
Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee

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

Lots of room, lots of things to do: That’s the formula for a successful family vacation

Plenty of room to stretch out and lots of activities: the perfect combination for a great family vacation. At Margate on Winnipesaukee, accommodations include lake-view lodgings and motel-style rooms just steps from the private, sandy beach. More affordable rooms, renovated and ideal for families, are right next to the outdoor pool. All rooms have mini fridges and comfy bedding. In addition to the large outdoor pool and beach, where you can rent a kayak or paddle board, there’s also an indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna and fitness facility. Kids will love the arcade game room and the children’s menu at the Gazebo Beach Bar. Area activities include boat cruises, skiing, a scenic railroad, hiking and biking trails and tax-free shopping.