New Hampshire lake resorts offer a delightfully restful vacation stay

Lake resorts of New Hampshire offer a delightful vacation trip or just a weekend getaway for families with children, couples looking for romance or a day at the spa, and anyone else who loves a luxury hotel, beautiful views, and water sports. Among New Hampshire's most beautiful lakes with longstanding vacation traditions are Lake Winnipesaukee, the Squam lakes, and Purity Lake. Get on the water for great swimming, boating, canoeing, and fishing. Many of the resorts have hiking and golf on the premises or nearby. If you’re looking for a family adventure that has programs for kids and all family members – including your dog -- a lakeside resort will keep everyone busy and happy all day.
Summer Lakeside View - Purity Spring Resort - Madison, NH
Purity Spring Resort

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

Relax at a lakeside retreat backed by a century of hospitality

This popular resort is nestled between lake and mountain with stunning surroundings and the conveniences of nearby North Conway. It offers a century’s worth of Yankee hospitality and affordable vacations to couples and families. Choose from 52 rooms in a variety of accommodations from the cozy inn, a colonial building dating back to the early 1800’s, a scenic retreat on the shores of Purity Lake, hillside and fireside cottages in the woods, lakeside cottages with their own sandy beach, spacious and fully-equipped condominium units, to mountain retreats at King Pine Ski Area. Each offers complimentary WiFi, microwave, mini fridge and coffee maker with some lodgings offering common rooms and lounges. Seasonal package rates make it fun and affordable.
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

Easy to see why this waterside resort is one of the most popular in the Lakes Region

On the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee’s picturesque Paugus Bay, surrounded by soaring pines and deep-blue skies, The Margate on Winnipesaukee is one of the most sought-after destinations in the scenic Lakes Region. Choose from 16 different room types, some with spectacular lake views and sample the amenities of a first-class lakefront resort, including a 400-foot private sandy beach, kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals, a large heated indoor pool and oversized whirlpool, sauna, outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center and a summertime game room. Summer also means complimentary popcorn or sno-cone carts on the beach. Watch the sun set while enjoying a cocktail and dinner at the Gazebo Beach Bar. Some evenings feature fireworks, movies or beach campfires.
King Room - The Wolfeboro Inn - Wolfeboro, NH - Credit Callan Photo
The Wolfeboro Inn

90 North Main Street Wolfeboro, NH, 03894 Phone: 603-569-3016 Toll-Free: 800-451-2389

Cozy lakeside inn with water views, near lots of activities, a must for vacationers

With cozy rooms, spacious suites and serene water views, the Wolfeboro Inn on Lake Winnipesaukee is the lake resort you need for your relaxing, get-away-from-it-all vacation. Many of the welcoming inn’s 44 rooms and suites have lake views and a balcony or garden views and a patio. They all come with comfy plush-top mattresses and mini-refrigerators. Guests have access to nearby Olympia Gym and Fitness, the use of inn bikes and access to lawn games and a private beach. The inn’s rustic tavern provides delightful casual dining, and the charming lakeside town of Wolfeboro is a short walk away. Go for a cruise on the Winnipesaukee Belle paddleboat or enjoy other activities from summer swimming, fishing and kayaking to winter skiing and skating.
Evening Lights - Naswa Resort - Laconia, NH
Naswa Resort

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

Experience a quintessential vacation by the lake at this inviting family-owned resort

Wake up to the sounds of summer when you book a lakefront room, suite or cottage at the NASWA Resort. Everything about this family-owned-and-operated resort says relaxing vacation on the water, from the charming pastel-colored cottages to the stretch of private sandy beach (the longest on the lake) to the sounds of kids playing in the sand. Take out a resort kayak, paddle board or paddle boat and enjoy Lake Winnipesaukee at its finest. A sunrise kayak cruise is complimentary, as are spaces at the new dock. Grab a cold brew or boat drink at the NazBar & Grill, and dine on fresh seafood at the Blue Bistro restaurant with delightful lake vistas. Most of the accommodations have lake views.
View from the Lake 500x250 - Center Harbor Inn - Center Harbor, NH
Center Harbor Inn

294 Whittier Highway Center Harbor, NH, 03226 Phone: 603-253-4347 Toll-Free: 877-567-2117

Beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee is the centerpiece for this authentic New Hampshire resort

Let the Center Harbor Inn, upscale beachfront lodging on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, serve as your headquarters for exploring New Hampshire’s dynamic Lakes Region. The resort, perched along nearly 200 feet of private, sandy beach on the lake’s northwest shore, also has 16 dock slips and eight moorings and, in season, onsite rentals include kayaks, paddle boards and pedal boats. In the area are boating and fishing excursions. In the winter, the lake hosts everything from ice fishing and sled dog derbies to pond hockey tournaments and, all year long, it serves as a stunning vista from your spacious room’s private deck or patio. Even the four-season outdoor hot tub, surrounded by heated pavers, celebrates the water: You can view the harbor while you soak.

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