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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.
Shades of Silver Room - Starlight Lodge - North Conway, NH
Starlight Lodge North Conway

3537 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-3551

Hotel in the heart of Conway country a particular favorite with active families

Your family will have a blast in the heart of the Mt. Washington Valley, and there’s no better place to enjoy all the area’s activities than the Starlight Lodge North Conway, close to village shops and restaurants as well as ski resorts, national parks, outlet malls, lakes and summer theater. Kids will love nearby Storyland and Santa’s Village, an indoor water park, the Mt. Washington cog railway, ziplining, and tubing and kayaking on the Saco River as well as all the downhill and cross-country skiing you could want. Adults will love the comfort of the inn’s 17 remodeled rooms, some with mountain views, microwaves or canopy beds, all with mini fridges. Fully equipped kitchenette suites are a particular favorite with families.

Check out our sister locations - Starlight Lodge Cape Cod, MA - Starlight Lodge Rockport, ME
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

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.
Room for the Family - White Mountain Hotel & Resort - North Conway, NH
White Mountain Hotel & Resort

2560 West Side Road North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-7100 Toll-Free: 800-533-6301

Your kids will love all the attractions, activities at and near this popular mountain resort

Whether your family is crazy for skiing in the winter, hiking in autumn foliage, biking in the spring or zip lining in the summer, the White Mountain Hotel & Resort is your headquarters for the perfect fun vacation. Stay in a spacious room or suite, enjoy breakfast (included with your stay), lunch and dinner at Ledges Restaurant and the Tullamore Tavern, take a dip in the four-season, heated outdoor pool, relax by the fire pit and play ping pong and video games in the resort game room. The North Conway area is full of exciting activities and attractions, including scenic railways, Storyland, Santa’s Village, hiking and biking trails and mountain gondolas. In the winter, several nearby ski resorts and snowboard parks beckon.
Family Mountain Hike - Mountain Club on Loon - Lincoln, NH
Mountain Club on Loon

90 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 800-229-7829

Amenities at mountain resort, nearby attractions, will make every family member happy

That dilemma of how to satisfy every single member of your family on vacation is solved in style at The Mountain Club on Loon, where great vacations start with great lodgings. Book a suite that sleeps four, six, eight or 10 people with separate bedrooms and well-equipped kitchens. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on-site with delicious dining to suit foodies and families alike. Then hit the slopes in winter, hike to a waterfall in autumn, go biking and kayaking in the spring, and rock-climbing and zip-lining in the summer. The shopping, arts venues and attractions from the bear show at Clark’s Trading Post to scenic railroads and water parks are amazing. The resort’s health club has indoor and outdoor pools.
Summit Resort Outdoor Pool Laconia NH
Summit Resort

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

Family-favorite amenities and are activities make this resort a hit with everyone

Family fun at the Summit Resort, in the heart of the Lakes Region, begins with the spacious accommodations: two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, free wifi, washer/dryers and balconies or patios. A busy, 25,000-square-foot Amenity Center includes a heated indoor pool with slide, hot tub and fitness center. There’s also an outdoor pool, racquetball courts, a children’s playground and a PlayStation gaming system in the lobby. Area activities include skiing at Gunstock Ski Mountain, skating, sledding, snow tubing, hiking, boat excursions on Lake Winnipesaukee, water parks, a natural history museum, the Cog Railways and the popular Santa’s Village and Story Land amusement parks. Ask about the Winter Family Getaway that includes hot chocolate and fresh-baked cookies in your suite upon arrival.

Visit our sister properties - Steele Hill Resorts - Center Harbor Inn
Double Queen Suite - Hanover Inn - Hanover, NH
Hanover Inn

Two East Wheelock Street Hanover, NH, 03755 Phone: 603-643-4300 Toll-Free: 800-443-7024

Ambiance, activities guarantee the whole family will love staying at this historic inn

Snugly situated on a site overlooking the scenic Dartmouth College Green, the Hanover Inn Dartmouth is a great place to launch your much-needed family vacation. The 108 guest rooms, including five suites and 15 junior suites, have room for everyone to stretch out, and the inn’s PINE Restaurant has the kind of casual ambiance and seasonal farm-to-table menu that will make everyone feel right at home. Nearby activities really seal the deal for families: There’s downhill and Nordic skiing and snowboarding, canoeing and kayaking, hiking on the magnificent Appalachian Trail and shopping along Main Street. Science and art museums, cultural venues and a wildlife center are also on the list of fun things to do.
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Summer Background New - Riverwalk Resort at Loon - Lincoln, NH
RiverWalk Resort at Loon

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. Photo Credit: Kathereine Betts Launch Video
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

So much to do at this inviting mountain resort, your family might never want to leave

Hiking, snowshoeing, fishing in a private pond, swimming in an indoor or outdoor pool, relaxing in a hot tub or sauna, playing tennis or racquetball, enjoying video game systems or ping-pong or going up to the observation tower to look at the mountains: There is so much for families to do at Steele Hill Resorts, you might never leave the 500-acre property. But you don’t want to miss all the area’s other great activities, from biking, boating, outlet shopping to alpine and cross-country skiing. (And don’t forget Santa’s Village and Storyland.) Back at the resort, there’s terrific casual dining on site, and some accommodations include everything from full kitchens and washer/dryers to whirlpool baths, fireplaces and balconies.

Visit our sister properties - Summit Resort - Center Harbor Inn
Summer View - Franconia Inn - Franconia, NH
Franconia Inn

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

Endless indoor and outdoor activities for every season at this welcoming family inn

Plenty to do for the whole family! Head out the back door to access 25 miles of groomed cross country ski trails, or skate on the frozen pond behind the barn. Snow-tubing, snowshoeing, and horse-drawn sleigh rides are also offered right on site during the winter. In warmer months, tennis courts, a heated outdoor pool, fishing or swimming in the river, horseback riding, yard games, and access to hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails will fill your days. Head across the street to take an incredible glider ride over the picturesque White Mountains - an experience you'll never forget. Want to stay inside? There's a game room, TV movie room, library, and award-winning dining. Great views, great food, great activities: the perfect family vacation.
Outdoor Pool - Huttopia White Mountains - Albany, NH - Photo Credit Corey McMullen for Huttopia
Huttopia - White Mountains

57 Pine Knoll Road Albany, NH, 03818 Phone: 603-447-3131 Toll-Free: 844-488-8674

Your family will never go back to ordinary vacations after they go glamping

Once your family experiences camping at Huttopia White Mountains, they won’t want to vacation any other way. The 102 ready-to-camp sites on 50 acres of meandering creeks and rolling woodlands come with real beds, linens, private or shared bathrooms and electricity. Family tents have kitchenettes, fire pits and barbecue grills. Chalets have full kitchens, decks, microwaves and dishwashers. Pets are welcome. The recreational offerings are endless, from kids’ activities and foosball in the recreation tent to swimming and paddling off a private lake beach. There’s a heated saltwater pool, and a converted Airstream trailer serves up fresh meals including pizza. Nearby off-site activities include water tubing, adventure parks with zip lines and water slides, outlet shopping, mountain coasters and mountain biking.
Firepit May19 - Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa - Whitefield, NH
Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

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

Comfortable accommodations, casual dining, fun family activities at mountain resort

Mountain View Grand is open for overnight stays! Please review our health & safety measures for current updates and information.

For generations, families have eagerly awaited vacation time at the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, and it’s easy to see why. Not only are the resort’s rooms and suites spacious and comfortable, with combination possibilities making them perfect for families, but the list of things to do is almost endless, from tennis and disc golf to indoor and outdoor pools, a working farm, air hockey in the game room and movies in the resort theater. In the winter, there’s snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skating and snow tubing. Nearby activities include whitewater rafting and floating, fishing, dogsledding, moose tours, a cog railway and, of course, Santa’s Village. There’s great casual dining in the tavern – and kids’ manicures and pedicures in the Tower Spa.
Family Paddling - Naswa Resort - Laconia, NH
Naswa Resort

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

Sandy beach, paddle boats beckon guests of this family-owned lake resort

There’s plenty to do for families in the popular Lakes Region, from arcades to hiking and biking, but once your family settles in to their comfy room, suite or cottage at the NASWA Resort, they just might want to stay put! Right on Lake Winnipesaukee, this family-owned-and-operated resort boasts the longest private sandy beach on the lake. Grab a resort kayak, paddle board or paddle boat and head out onto the lake, go for a swim – or build a sand castle with the kids (perhaps followed by some libations from the nearby NazBar). Book one of the resort’s 18 colorful cottages with a screened-in porch and full kitchen. Children’s menus are available at the on-site Blue Bistro, which has great lake views.
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

Comfortable accommodations, lots of activities a great combo for family vacationers

Guests are treated like family at The Margate on Winnipesaukee on picturesque Paugus Bay. That’s why they come back year after year, to enjoy the resort’s private sandy beach, indoor and outdoor pools, summertime game room and evening fireworks and beach campfires. Sixteen different room types mean there’s a perfect accommodation for every family. Stay in a family suite in the Inn Building, next to the outdoor pool, and you’re just across the street from swimming, sunbathing, kayaking and paddle boarding off the beach. Grab a complimentary grab-and-go breakfast, and enjoy lunch and dinner in the casual Gazebo Beach Bar, with a children’s menu. Area activities include arcades, skiing and snowboarding, train rides, movie theaters and lake cruises.