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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.
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.
Family Mountain Hike - Mountain Club on Loon - Lincoln, NH
Mountain Club on Loon

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

Fun days on the mountain, indoor and outdoor pools, casual dining make resort a favorite with families

It won’t take you long once you arrive at the Mountain Club on Loon to see why families love the resort at the base of Loon Mountain. From your studio, grand suite or multi-level townhome with a private balcony and kitchen, plan your active day. In the winter, that means skiing, skating, tubing and snowboarding at New Hampshire’s largest ski resort, right outside your door. In the warmer weather, go for a gondola ride, a hike, biking, shopping – or take a moose tour! An on-site spa and wellness center offers spa services and has a indoor lap and leisure pool and seasonal outdoor pool. Dine on classic New England fare at the restaurant and pub, which offer children’s menus designed to please even your pickiest eater.
Summer View - Franconia Inn - Franconia, NH
Franconia Inn

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

Time for a family vacation? Head for the hills (or mountains) of New Hampshire!

If it’s family vacation time, head for the mountains! Stay in the cottage or a spacious suite at the Franconia Inn and prepare to relax – and have fun! On-site activities include a heated swimming pool, an outdoor hot tub, clay tennis courts and a game room. Set on 65 acres in the White Mountains, the inn also features 40 kilometers of groomed trails and ungroomed terrain for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and biking. You can go snow tubing and ice skating – or just sit by the crackling fire in the inn’s pub. Nearby seasonal activities include kayaking and fishing, snowmobiling, and alpine skiing at ski resorts only a short drive away. Visit the area’s quaint villages, go antiquing and tax-free shopping.
Front Summer View - Christmas Farm Inn & Spa - Jackson, NH
Christmas Farm Inn & Spa

3 Blitzen Way Jackson, NH, 03846 Phone: 603-383-4313

N.H. inn has the amenities, and nearby attractions, to please everyone in the family

The Christmas Farm Inn & Spa may not be holiday-themed (the name comes from its history as a Christmas gift years ago), but the spirit of Christmas is still celebrated: friends, love, adventure, inspiration, well-being – and family. Stay in a family suite (a hayloft converted into a large two-story condo-like space for up to eight people) or in a spacious private cottage. Enjoy inn amenities including an indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool and cozy restaurant (with kids’ menus). Area activities include hiking, zip-lining, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, adventure parks, tubing, and tax-free shopping. In the winter, enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing, sleigh rides and snowmobiling. And don’t forget Story Land and Santa’s Village. Come back to the inn for s’mores by the fire pit.
Room for the Family - White Mountain Hotel & Resort - North Conway, NH
White Mountain Hotel & Resort

87 Fairway Drive 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. Outdoors there's recreational courts for pickleball, cornhole, basketball and shuffleboard. And the nearby North Conway area is full of exciting activities and attractions, including scenic railways, Story Land, Santa’s Village, hiking and biking trails and mountain gondolas. In the winter, several nearby ski resorts and snowboard parks beckon.
Winter Entrance View New - RiverWalk Resort at Loon - Lincoln, NH - Photo Credit Shanna Hale
RiverWalk Resort at Loon

22 South Mountain Drive Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-7525

You’ll soon see why families come back to Loon Mountain – and this friendly resort

You know you have found a great family vacation spot when you hear about families who come back year after year. And what makes a family-friendly resort? At the RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain, it starts with suites that provide space for everyone. One-, two- and three-bedroom suites have full kitchens, fireplaces and comfortable dining and living rooms. Some have mountain-view balconies and washer/dryers. Then there are the on-site amenities: multiple pools and hot tubs (including one of the largest lagoon pools in the Northeast), a game room, fitness center, skating rink in the winter, an onsite spa, dining at La Vista restaurant and even a winery. Nearby activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, zip lining, disc golf, kayaking and canoeing, a climbing wall – even an outdoor ninja course with wilderness-themed obstacles.
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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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.
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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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.)
Night Winter Cabin - Huttopia White Mountains - Albany, NH
Huttopia - White Mountains

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

Plan a vacation everyone will love by booking a mountain cabin as your home base

Why cram everyone into a small hotel room when you can spread out and really enjoy your winter break in a cabin at Huttopia White Mountains? The two-floor wooden cabins, nestled in the wilderness a short walk to Iona Lake, have two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen with a stove, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. Each has a wood stove and electrical heating. And they’re close to everything you and the kids will love: downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing, mountain coasters and winter zip-lining at your choice of ski resorts; groomed trails perfect for snowshoeing, snowmobiling and hiking; and a fun choice of restaurants and interesting shops. And imagine coming home at the end of your active day to your cozy cabin, where everyone has space to stretch out and relax.
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.