Defined by its quaint towns and vast expanses of wilderness, New Hampshire promises to delight. Boasting natural beauty, culture, history and an array of attractions and activities, the beautiful northeastern region of the United States is renowned for its rich colonial past, spectacular Atlantic coastline, densely forested mountains, and ever-changing autumn foliage.
1.Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
© Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
Surrounded by 1,700 acres of magnificent mountain landscapes, the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is a luxurious 19th-century mountainside resort that offers an unparalleled retreat in the heart of the White Mountains. The Resort boasts a championship golf course, a full service day spa, a yoga studio, and a fully equipped gym, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a movie theater, and three farm-to-table restaurants. Elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites have spacious living areas with fireplaces, wet bars, mini fridges, and whirlpool tubs, as well as balconies with beautiful views and complimentary wireless Internet.
101 Mountain View Rd, Whitefield, NH 03598, Phone: 603-837-2100
© The Wentworth
Located just east of the Wentworth Golf Club, the Wentworth is an inviting, traditional hotel dating back to 1869 that features an upscale farm-to-table restaurant serving organic cuisine, a hip cocktail bar offering signature cocktails with a piano, and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and pretty garden. Located a few miles from the Cranmore Mountain Resort and Story Land, the elegant resort features beautifully appointed accommodations including guest rooms in the main house, modern condos in a separate building, and secluded cottages. All guest rooms and suites have en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and outdoor hot tubs, while cabins have cozy fireplaces, and two and three-bedroom condos boast fully equipped kitchens.
1 Carter Notch Rd, Jackson, NH 03846, Phone: 800-637-0013
3.Mountain Edge Resort & Spa
© Mountain Edge Resort & Spa
The Mountain Edge Resort & Spa is an inviting all-suite resort with pleasant accommodations, an array of modern amenities, and excellent hospitality and service. Located a short way from the beach at Lake Sunapee and the Mount Sunapee Resort, the resort features well-appointed one and two-bedroom suites with high wooden-raftered ceilings, spacious living areas with pull-out sofas and gas fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, and private balconies or patios with lovely views. Modern in-room amenities include flat-screen televisions with cable channels and DVD players, and complimentary wireless Internet, and in-room spa treatments are available for an additional fee. High-end facilities at the resort include a fully equipped fitness center, an indoor and lap swimming pool, a whirlpool and sauna, and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Casual pub grub is served in an on-site tavern with a seasonal terrace for alfresco dining.
1380 NH-103, Newbury, NH 03255, Phone: 603-763-4600
© Stonehurst Manor
Nestled on 33 acres of rugged landscapes in the White Mountains, the Stonehurst Manor is a stunning hotel in North Conway that blends the timeless glamor of the 19th century with modern amenities to offer a five-star retreat. Set within a beautifully preserved turn-of-the-century mansion, this luxurious New Hampshire hotel features stately accommodations with canopy beds, en-suite bathrooms, living areas with fireplaces, and romantic whirlpool tubs. Award-winning breakfasts and Italian-inspired dinners are included at the hotel’s onsite restaurant, which also boasts a stylish martini lounge, and deluxe amenities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub, tennis courts, and several excellent hiking trails around the property.
3351 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, New Hampshire, 03860, Phone: 603-356-3113
5.Cottages at Harvey Lake
© Cottages at Harvey Lake
The Cottages at Harvey Lake is a family-friendly, self-catering resort in Northwood that offers comfortably furnished cabins overlooking the lake a peaceful setting. The beachfront cottages feature fully equipped kitchens with microwaves, washing machines, coffee machines, and toasters, along with en-suite bathrooms with showers, and private terraces with charming views. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions with cable channels and complimentary wireless Internet, and there are laundry facilities nearby. Other guest services and amenities include a 24-hour front desk, barbecue grills and picnic tables, lovely manicured gardens and grounds, a private beach, and easy access to Bear Brook State Park, the University of New Hampshire, and the Rochester Opera House.
977 1st New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261, Phone: 866-599-6674
6.Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club
© Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club
Set on a hilltop in the White Mountains, the Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club is a grand, historic hotel and golf club that exudes New England charm. Boasting a century-old history that ties the boutique hotel to the region’s rich heritage, the elegant retreat combines luxury accommodations and high-end amenities with pristine, panoramic views of New Hampshire’s the White Mountains to create a unique sanctuary. Originally established as a farm, the Eagle Mountain House features 125 guest rooms with 100 full baths, and a 280-foot wrap-around veranda with spectacular mountain views, as well as an array of world-class facilities such as a challenging nine-hole mountain golf course, a stunning seasonal outdoor swimming pool, world-renowned cross-country skiing trails, and some of the region’s best fishing and hiking.
179 Carter Notch Rd, Jackson, NH 03846, Phone: 603-383-9111
7.Eastern Slope Inn Resort
© Eastern Slope Inn Resort
Set on 40 acres of pristine landscapes at the foot of White Mountain National Forest, the aptly named Eastern Slope Inn Resort is a sprawling retreat located next to the North Conway Golf Course in North Conway that offers a tranquil mountain escape. Located a few miles from the family-friendly Story Land Park, the resort features a variety of accommodations for all needs, ranging from standard hotel rooms with comfortable bedding and en-suite bathrooms to two-bedroom townhouses with full kitchens and living rooms with fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Amenities at the Eastern Slope Inn Resort include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor hot tub, a fully equipped fitness center and a children’s playground, as well as a stocked fishing pond, tennis courts, barbecue areas with picnic tables, and several hiking trails. A casual restaurant with lovely outdoor patio seating serves a variety of cuisine throughout the day.
2760 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860, Phone: 603-356-6321
8.Franconia Notch Guest House
© Franconia Notch Guest House
Nestled in the majestic White Mountains, and just a stone’s throw away from Franconia Notch, the Franconia Notch Guest House is a family-owned and operated boutique inn with magnificent views of the surrounding scenic landscapes. The hidden gem features beautifully appointed guest rooms with pillow-top mattresses and plush bedding, en-suite bathrooms with showers and soaking tubs, and gorgeous views of the gardens. Amenities include hair dryers, make-up mirrors, flat-screen televisions with cable channels, and complimentary wireless Internet, and a hearty buffet-style country breakfast is served every morning in a comfortable and relaxed setting.
484 forest Hills Rd, Franconia, NH 03580, Phone: 603-823-0088
9.Indian Head Resort
© Indian Head Resort
Located on the shores of Shadow Lake, Indian Head Resort is a peaceful mountainside resort that offers an array of activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and fishing, and is ideally located for exploring local attractions such as Flume Gorge and Whale’s Tale Water Park. The resort features conservatively decorated guest rooms and cabin-style cottages with en-suite bathrooms, cozy living areas and fireplaces, and private balconies with lake views. Modern amenities include microwaves, fridges and coffeemakers, flat-screen televisions with cable channels, and private balconies with lake views. Resort facilities range from indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, hot tubs and saunas to a fully equipped gym, a casual restaurant and lounge, a games room, and paddle boats to enjoy on the lake.
664 US-3, Lincoln, NH 03251, Phone: 800-343-8000
© Lovett’s Inn
Established in 1928 as Lafayette Brook Farm, Lovett’s Inn is a quaint-estate-turned-New England- country-inn that offers a quiet and restful place to escape. The inn features five beautifully appointed and individually decorated guest rooms with comfortable bedding, en-suite bathrooms, spacious living areas with cozy fireplaces, and glorious mountain views, and the main house has an elegant dining room with a fireplace in which breakfast is served every morning and an outdoor swimming pool. Lovett’s Inn also offers several air-conditioned cottages that provide extra levels of luxury and seclusion with traditional décor, king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs and showers, sitting areas with flat-screen televisions, and patios with mountain views.
1474 Profile Rd, Franconia, NH 03580, Phone: 603-823-7761
11.Mill Falls at the Lake
© Mill Falls at the Lake
Set in a beautifully restored 19th-century linen mill overlooking Meredith Bay, Mills Falls at the Lake is a comfortable lakefront inn that old-world charm with modern amenities to provide a tranquil sanctuary in the heart of Meredith. The Mill is connected to the historic Marketplace, which features several shops and restaurants, by a covered bridge spanning a stunning 40-foot waterfall. The inn boasts stylishly appointed guest rooms decorated in soft hues and wood furniture with comfortable seating areas, mini-fridges, and cable televisions, and an elegant common area has a fireplace and a public computer station. Additional amenities include an indoor swimming pool, and guests have access to the gym at Church Landing. The large common area offers a fireplace and a public computer station.
312 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith, NH 03253, Phone: 844-745-2931
12.Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington
© Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington
Built in 1896, the Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington is an upscale inn on the grounds of the Omni Mount Washington Resort that features plush accommodations, deluxe facilities and amenities, and unrivaled hospitality. Located a mile from the Bretton Woods Ski Resort, which offers outstanding snow-based sports in the winter, the resort boasts modern guest rooms with traditional décor, en-suite bathrooms with showers and soaking tubs, mini fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers, and flat-screen televisions with cable channels. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the property, and guests have access to the fully equipped fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two championship golf courses, clay tennis courts and a luxe spa. A refined restaurant serves globally-inspired cuisine, and an adventure center offers hours of entertainment for the little ones.
173 Mount Washington Hotel Rd, Bretton Woods, NH 03575, Phone: 603-278-3000
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13.Omni Mount Washington Resort
© Omni Mount Washington Resort
Centered around a historic landmark 1902 Spanish Renaissance building, the Omni Mount Washington Resort is an upscale resort with a full service spa and two championship golf courses. Located a short way from the Bretton Woods Ski Resort, which offers unrivaled skiing in the winter months, and the famous Mount Washington Cog Railway, the deluxe hotel features elegant guest rooms and suites, which are decorated in a refined New England style and boast panoramic views of the mountains. Modern in-room conveniences include gas fireplaces, wet bars, flat-screen televisions with cable channels, and wireless Internet, and resort amenities range from a heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub, four restaurants and a cocktail lounge, and a variety of activities such as fishing, hiking, nature walks, mountain biking, zip-lining, seasonal ice skating, and skiing.
310 Mount Washington Hotel Rd, Bretton Woods, NH 03575, Phone: 603-278-1000
14.Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club
© Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club
Located in New Hampshire's spectacular White Mountains, just two hours north of Boston, Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club is an 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course and resort featuring luxury vacation homes. Set on 600 acres of pristine landscapes and surrounded by abundant four-season recreational pursuits and breathtaking mountain views, Owl's Nest Resort &Golf Club is home to an on-site restaurant serving globally-inspired cuisine, a driving range, and an array of outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and swimming in a local swimming hole. Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club is located a short drive from Loon Mountain and Waterville Valley, Cannon, and Mittersall.
40 Clubhouse Ln, Thornton, NH 03285, Phone: 603-726-3076
15.RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain
© RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain
Ideally located in Lincoln, New Hampshire, and close to Loon Mountain's South Peak Expansion, RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain is a family-friendly resort with comfortable accommodations in the form of self-catering studio apartments, and one, two and three bedroom condominiums. Apartments have spacious living areas with flat-screen televisions with cable channels, kitchens with dishwashers, microwaves, and coffeemakers, and a casual restaurant serves American and Italian cuisine in a laid-back setting. Guest amenities at the resort include a day spa and hot tub, a fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool, and bicycles can be used for exploring the property.
22 S Mountain Dr, Lincoln, NH 03251, Phone: 603-745-7500
16.Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
© Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
Located close to the John Paul Jones House Museum in Portsmouth, the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel is a contemporary hotel on the waterfront with a relaxed harbor-view restaurant and bar, an indoor swimming pool and fitness center and a modern business center. A short drive from the Wallis Sands State Park and Seacoast Science Center, the sleek hotel features stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites with separate living and dining areas, mini-bars and kitchenettes with coffeemakers, work desks and chairs, and modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions with cable channels, and complimentary wireless Internet. Guests staying in Club Level rooms have access to an Executive Lounge, which serves a free continental breakfast every morning, along with all-day snacks and afternoon appetizers.
50 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Phone: 603-431-2300
17.Sugar Hill Inn
© Sugar Hill Inn
Nestled in New Hampshire’s the White Mountains, the Sugar Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast is a romantic, adults-only getaway that offers luxurious lodgings with original artworks, fine dining, upscale amenities, and gracious hospitality. Set within a beautifully restored 18th-century farmhouse, the boutique country inn provides a comfortable bed and breakfast experience with the deluxe amenities and services of a five star hotel, such as a gourmet breakfast every morning and refreshments throughout the day, indulgent spa treatments and professional massages, an outdoor swimming pool, and an array attractions and activities in the area to enjoy. The Sugar Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast is situated in the heart of New Hampshire and ideally located for exploring the region and all it has to offer, such as the Cannon Mountain ski area and Franconia Notch State Park, which is just a few miles away.
116 New Hampshire 117, Sugar Hill, NH 03586, Phone: 800-548-4748
18.The Kancamagus Lodge
© The Kancamagus Lodge
The Kancamagus Lodge is a relaxed resort with country-style rooms with balconies and upscale amenities in the heart of Lincoln. Well-appointed guest rooms have comfortable beds with clean linens, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, and living areas with flat-screen televisions with cable channels, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet. Amenities include a casual restaurant with outdoor patio dining, and a buzzing sports bar, a heated indoor swimming pool, a games room, a children's play area, and a pretty garden with a fire pit. Located a few miles from the center of North Woodstock, Flume Gorge, and from Loon Mountain, the Kancamagus Lodge is ideally situated for exploring the region.
11 Pollard Rd, Lincoln, NH 03251, Phone: 603-745-3365
19.The Manor on Golden Pond
© The Manor on Golden Pond
Built as a manor house in the early 1900s, the Manor on Golden Pond is a refined Inn set on on 14 acres of beautiful grounds overlooking Squam Lake. Located a few miles from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and the Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University, the Inn features elegantly appointed, individually decorated guest rooms and suites period décor and antique furnishings, plush bedding with Italian linens, en-suite bathrooms with steam showers or whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces. A complimentary breakfast is served every morning, and a fine-dining restaurant and casual pub offer different dining experiences. Other amenities at the Manor on Golden Pond include a luxury day spa, an outdoor swimming pool and patio, and a tennis court.
31 Manor Drive, Holderness, NH 03245, Phone: 603-968-3348
20.The Margate Resort
© The Margate Resort
Situated on a private beach in Laconia, the Margate Resort is a polished, lakefront resort set across three modern buildings, and located less than ten miles from four championship golf courses. The resort features classy guest rooms with modern décor, en-suite bathrooms, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and flat-screen televisions with cable channels, and rooms either open onto pretty private gardens or balconies with lake views. A complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning, and resort amenities include a casual restaurant and beach bar, a day spa and fitness center, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a hot tub. Canoes and kayaks can be rented in the summer to enjoy on the lake, and an arcade room is available in the summer months.
76 Lake St, Laconia, NH 03246, Phone: 800-627-4283
21.The Mountain Club on Loon - Loon Mountain Condo Resort
© The Mountain Club on Loon - Loon Mountain Condo Resort
The Mountain Club on Loon - Loon Mountain Condo Resort is a laid-back resort just steps from the Loon Mountain ski lifts that offers a relaxing mountain retreat. Located three miles from the White Mountains Visitor Center, the resort is home to an array of facilities, including a family-friendly restaurant and pub, a health club with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and fitness classes, a luxury day spa, and an arcade games room for the kids. Guest rooms and suites boast traditional décor and modern furnishings, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, sofa beds, and full kitchens, along with coffeemakers and complimentary wireless Internet.
90 Loon Mountain Rd, Lincoln, NH 03251, Phone: 800-229-7829
22.The White Mountain Hotel & Resort
© The White Mountain Hotel & Resort
The White Mountain Hotel & Resort is a polished hotel next to the Echo Lake State Forest that offers a traditional mountain getaway. Located six miles from Conway, the elegant resort features warmly decorated guest rooms and suites with colonial-inspired décor and comfortable furnishings, en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, pull-out sofas, coffeemakers, mini fridges, iPod docking stations, flat-screen televisions with cable channels, and DVD players, and complimentary wireless Internet. A complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning, and additional amenities include an elegant restaurant serving seasonal cuisine, a casual tavern with pub-style food, a fully equipped fitness room, and saunas, and an 18-hole golf course. Several hiking and mountain biking trails are available for guests to enjoy.
87 Fairway Drive, North Conway, NH 03860, Phone: 603-356-7100
23.Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa
© Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa
Located a few miles from Portsmouth's historic Market Square, Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa is an elegant oceanfront hotel and spa that promises an unrivaled escape from the city. The beautifully appointed hotel features refined guest rooms with contemporary décor, marble en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and soaking tubs, work desks and chairs, and flat-screen televisions with cable channels. Deluxe suites have additional bedrooms, separate living areas with fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and private balconies with gorgeous views. Upscale amenities include two casual seafood restaurants and an elegant bar, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, sauna and fitness center, a sleek business center with meeting spaces, and a complimentary airport shuttle.
88 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH 03854, Phone: 603-422-7322
© Woodwards Resort
Situated next to the Pemigewasset River, the Woodwards Resort is a family-friendly resort just a few miles from the Franconia Notch State Park, the historic Hobo Railroad, and Loon Mountain. The resort features modern guest rooms with mini fridges and coffeemakers, and family suites with kitchens, living rooms with pull-out sofas and fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. Resort facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna and a hot tub, shuffleboard and tennis courts, and a games room. Dining options include a casual restaurant, which serves a hearty breakfast every morning, and a casual pub with woodsy décor and a cozy stone fireplace.
527 US-3, Lincoln, NH 03251, Phone: 603-745-8141
25 Best New Hampshire Resorts
- Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Photo: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
- The Wentworth, Photo: The Wentworth
- Mountain Edge Resort & Spa, Photo: Mountain Edge Resort & Spa
- Stonehurst Manor, Photo: Stonehurst Manor
- Cottages at Harvey Lake, Photo: Cottages at Harvey Lake
- Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club, Photo: Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club
- Eastern Slope Inn Resort, Photo: Eastern Slope Inn Resort
- Franconia Notch Guest House, Photo: Franconia Notch Guest House
- Indian Head Resort, Photo: Indian Head Resort
- Lovett’s Inn, Photo: Lovett’s Inn
- Mill Falls at the Lake, Photo: Mill Falls at the Lake
- Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington, Photo: Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington
- Omni Mount Washington Resort, Photo: Omni Mount Washington Resort
- Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club, Photo: Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club
- RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain, Photo: RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain
- Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Photo: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
- Sugar Hill Inn, Photo: Sugar Hill Inn
- The Kancamagus Lodge, Photo: The Kancamagus Lodge
- The Manor on Golden Pond, Photo: The Manor on Golden Pond
- The Margate Resort, Photo: The Margate Resort
- The Mountain Club on Loon - Loon Mountain Condo Resort, Photo: The Mountain Club on Loon - Loon Mountain Condo Resort
- The White Mountain Hotel & Resort, Photo: The White Mountain Hotel & Resort
- Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa, Photo: Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa
- Woodwards Resort, Photo: Woodwards Resort
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Laura Stone - Fotolia.com