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New England lake resorts offer luxury lodgings to rustic cottages for vacations, skiing, foliage, and more

Lake resorts -- from rustic to luxurious -- can be found on the famous lakes of New England, include Lake Winnipesaukee, the Squam lakes, and Purity Lake in New Hampshire; Sebago Lake in Maine; Lake Champlain and Lake Morey in Vermont, and many more. Hosting children and families; fans of outdoor sports, water sports, and snow sports; and people who love waterfront luxury for a vacation in the great outdoors. Accommodations for vacations, trips, and weekend getaways run from lavish rooms to rustic cabins and cottages. Come for summer boating, winter skiing, fall foliage, or whatever outdoor beauty appeals to you.

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Lakeside Patio - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

1 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT, 05045 Phone: 802-333-4311 Toll-Free: 800-423-1211

Four seasons of the year, the lake is the center of activity at this resort with breathtaking views

At the Lake Morey Resort, the water is the center of many of the resort’s activities and the backdrop for everything from the Lakeside Dining Room to the heated pool and hot tub. There’s kayaking, canoeing, motor boating, paddle boarding and pontoon boat tours on the 600-acre lake. You can even rent a speedboat with a licensed driver so you can water ski, go wakeboarding or tubing. In the winter, there’s pond hockey and a 4.3-mile ice-skating rink that skirts the shoreline. Water views come with many of the resort’s 130 rooms and suites and all of the four private curated lakeside cottages (one cottage has a wraparound porch that will make you feel you are on top of the water). Cottages also have private docks.
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

Breathe deeply: This lakeside resort a great way to really relax

The air is different in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region: clean and crisp. Come feel the difference for yourself at The Margate on Winnipesaukee, on the shores of Paugus Bay, surrounded by pines, crystal-clear water and deep blue skies. With 16 different room options, from cozy rooms in the main inn to to super-spacious suites for families, you’ll find the perfect accommodation for your lakeside retreat. Ask for a room with a lake view or quick access to the private, 400-foot sandy beach. Area attractions range from great hiking and biking to outlet shopping, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, lake cruises and other activities.
Stunning Sunset 500x250 - Attean Lake Lodge - Jackman, ME
Attean Lake Lodge

On Birch Island in Attean Lake Jackman, ME, 04945 Phone: 207-668-3792

Unspoiled pleasure in a New England lakeside resort

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This unique and right-in-the-middle-of-the lake Maine resort features sand beaches and a scenic wonderland of unspoiled natural resources and wildlife. Charming and private 1-3 bedroom cottages can sleep up to eight and feature full bath, private porches, and wood burning fireplaces. Fresh supplies of towels, ice and firewood are provided each day. The Main Lodge complex is the eating and meeting place for full hearty breakfasts, picnic lunches, cookouts and distinctive dining each evening. Attean activity runs the gamut from hiking on the resort’s 20 miles of trails, to birding, wildlife photography, and fishing for native brook trout, landlocked salmon and lake trout. There’s whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River, golf, bountiful day trips, and paddling the peaceful Moose River.
View from the Lake 500x250 - Center Harbor Inn - Center Harbor, NH
Center Harbor Inn

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

Lakeside location makes this inn a perfect getaway four seasons of the year

It’s all about location at the Center Harbor Inn, tucked into the northwest shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. With sixteen dock slips and eight moorings, the inn is a welcome vacation spot for boaters. But even landlubbers can enjoy the lake access by taking advantage of paddle boards, kayaks and pedal boats or plunking an umbrella down on the 200-foot sandy beach. (In the winter, there’s ice fishing!) It’s a short walk to Center Harbor, a quiet lake town, with many dining and shopping options and nearby hiking and snowmobile trails. Marvel at the mountain and lake views from your comfy room, suite or cottage or relax in the four-season outdoor hot tub overlooking Winnipesaukee’s beauty.
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Lake View - Interlaken Inn - Lakeville CT
Interlaken Inn

74 Interlaken Road (Route 112) Lakeville, CT, 06039 Phone: 860-435-9878 Toll-Free: 800-222-2909

Waterfront vacation includes tons of activities at this spacious lakefront resort

Tucked between two lakes in Connecticut’s lovely Litchfield Hills, the Interlaken Inn is a waterfront paradise, with comfortable, spacious rooms and suites and a full slate of activities on and off the scenic 30-acre property. Grab one of the resort’s kayaks or canoes and head out Onto Lake Wonoscopomuc, also great for swimming. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, on-site spa services, tennis court, pickle ball courts, fitness room and a game room with a pool table, air hockey and ping-pong. Nearby are horseback riding, zip lining, hiking and rock-climbing (and, in the winter, skiing and snowboarding). Dining at the inn’s restaurant is casual and features fresh, local, farm-to-table cuisine.
Sunset Aerial View - Basin Harbor - Vergennes, VT
Basin Harbor

4800 Basin Harbor Road Vergennes, VT, 05491 Phone: 802-475-2311 Toll-Free: 800-622-4000

Relax, reconnect while soaking in the timeless beauty of Lake Champlain

For over a century, guests have been coming to the scenic Basin Harbor resort to relax and reconnect with family and friends and enjoy the timeless beauty of Lake Champlain. Whether you stay in a comfortable guestroom with Adirondack-style furnishings or private cottage with a water view, you’ll have the kind of vacation you’ll talk about for years. Set on 700 gorgeous acres, the resort offers a huge slate of activities, from golf, tennis and classic lawn games to sailing, paddleboarding and fishing off a floating dock. There’s an active kid’s camp for tykes to teens and, for the adults, a variety of spa services and fitness classes. Casual dining features fresh, local food. Please review our 2021 Reopening policies before placing your reservation.
Naswa Resort Waterfront Lake Resort Laconia NH
Naswa Resort

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

New Hampshire’s Ultimate Lake Destination

There is nothing on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee like The NASWA Resort. Offering beachfront rooms and cozy lakeside cottages, just steps to the largest, private sandy beach on the lake. Composed of suites, cottages and hotel rooms. Houseguests receive complimentary overnight dock space and kids stay and eat free! Dine with a lake view at Blue Bistro for a hearty breakfast and an exquisite dinner or embrace the lake life at the NazBar & Grill which lives on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Dip your toes into the lake, grab a bite to eat, enjoy a tropical drink and let yourself be transported into paradise! Up for adventure? Grab one of our complimentary kayaks or paddleboards and explore the lake! Centrally located, close to area attractions and just a short drive to the White Mountains!
Aerial View - Point Sebago Golf Resort - Casco, ME
Point Sebago Golf Resort

261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME, 04015 Phone: 207-558-8000 Toll-Free: 800-655-1232

Pristine Sebago Lake centerpiece of bustling resort

Nestled among the pines, crystal-clear Sebago Lake, the deepest in Maine, provides drinking water for Portland – and endless fun for guests at the Point Sebago resort. From their camp site, cottage, vacation home or island lodge, guests can head out to the lake to go kayaking or canoeing, to fish for salmon, or just to relax or play a little volleyball on the mile of lifeguard-protected sandy beach. In the evening, there is dinner in the Lakeview Restaurant (while the kids are kept busy by trained camp counselors), as well as sunset cruises and games by the beach tiki bar. Folks with their own boats can make use of the free launch ramp or rent a dock slip in the marina.
Interlaken Inn - An All Season Resort in Lakeville, CT
Fall View 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

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.
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.
Lodge in Summer - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT - Photo Credit Gary Hall
Mountain Top Resort

195 Mountain Top Road Chittenden, VT, 05737 Phone: 802-483-2311

Pristine lake is the centerpiece of this scenic, luxurious mountain resort

What is a mountain resort without an adjacent, crystal-clear lake? The Mountain Top Resort has the best of all natural worlds for those seeking a scenic escape into the mountains of Vermont. Nestled on a mountain on 700 private acres of woods and meadows, the resort takes full advantage of a 740-acre lake, offering everything from kayaking, fishing (for bass, walleyes, perch and sunfish) and paddle boarding to pontoon boat cruises. There’s also a Kid’s Pond that’s great for frog-catching. Views of the lake, meadows and mountains are everywhere, including in luxurious accommodations that range from main lodge rooms and suites to cozy cabins for two and guest houses. Even the heated outdoor pool and the restaurant have magnificent views.

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