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

Pristine 600-acre lake is the centerpiece of this resort’s activities, accommodations

When “lake” is in your name, it’s not surprising that you put water at the center of your accommodations, amenities and activities. At the Lake Morey Resort, half of its 130 guest rooms and suites and all of its private cottages have stunning lake views, some from private balconies. When you dine in the resort restaurant, or enjoy live entertainment in the Steamboat Lounge, you look out on the lake. And the resort’s full menu of activities include scenic walks around the pristine 600-acre lake as well as pond hockey in the winter and, in the summer, water skiing, tubing, wake-boarding, canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, swimming and pontoon boat tours. Or, take advantage of your beach access to just plunk down a chair and relax.
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.
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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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

Crystal-clear lake is one of this mountaintop resort’s main attractions

Oh to be in Vermont now that lake season is here! At the Mountain Top Resort, a secluded and idyllic Vermont vacation hideaway in the Green Mountains, a pristine 740-acre lake is a main attraction for guests, who borrow kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to glide over its crystal-clear surface, go fishing for trout or bass, or take tours in a pontoon boat, hoping to catch sight of an eagle – or a moose! There’s a kiddie pond perfect for frog-catching, and you can grab beach towels at the front desk. When you dine at the restaurant, a bank of windows looks out over the lake, as do many of the suites in the main lodge and some of the resort’s luxurious guest houses.
Sweet Sunset - Lakes Region Association - New Hampshire
Lakes Region Tourism Association

61 Laconia Road Tilton, NH, 03276 Phone: 603-286-8008 Toll-Free: 800-605-2537

Stay in a resort and enjoy a host of modern amenities, convenient access to activities all year

Sometimes the best vacation is one where you don’t have to drive miles and miles to a great restaurant or fun activity or attraction. And the best vacations are definitely to be had in the many resorts of the Lakes Region. Stay in a comfy room or luxurious suite and have access to a variety of resort activities, including swimming off private sandy beaches, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, sunset cruises, fishing and hiking. In the winter, go skiing, tubing or fat biking. Resorts have heated indoor pools, water slides, saunas, tennis courts, golf courses, live music and exceptional dining. You’ll find unique shops in resort marketplaces, too. And, of course, the views, from the mountain tops or forested trails, are spectacular year-round.
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.
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.
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

Get ready to make some memories at this picturesque resort right on Paugus Bay

Memories are yours to be made when you vacation at Margate on Winnipesaukee, just steps from the lake’s picturesque Paugus Bay, surrounded by soaring pines and deep blue skies mirrored by pristine waters. Stay in a lake-view room or in one close to the outdoor pool. Swim and sunbathe at the resort’s private, 400-foot sandy beach, where you can also rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board. There’s also an indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna, fitness facility and arcade game room. Enjoy lunch or dinner with a view at the Gazebo Beach Bar or head into Laconia for dining and shopping. Other area activities include lake cruises, golf, a scenic railroad, ice arena, leaf-peeping in the autumn and great skiing in winter.
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.
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 lake is at the heart of this picturesque resort’s many activities and amenities

At the heart of the popular Point Sebago Resort is a pristine lake: 55 square miles of fun. With a marina and one mile of sandy beach, the resort is perfect for vacationers who want to enjoy unhurried time by the lake. Stay in a cottage, lodge, cabin, tent or RV and enjoy all the amenities this classic resort has to offer, from on-site dining (including the Beach Grill, Lakeview Restaurant and a tiki bar) to organized activities like sandcastle contests, family trivia nights and paddle board yoga. There’s a playground, bocce and pickle ball courts, billiards, a soccer field, mini golf and a championship 18-hole golf course. Water activities include a water park obstacle course, fishing and boating.
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

Let the many traditions of this scenic lakeside resort become part of your vacationing future

Our traditions become part of your future at Basin Harbor, where epic views and fresh air set the tone for the perfect vacation. Set on 700 acres on pristine Lake Champlain, the resort offers guests a choice between 74 unique cottages (from airy studios to spacious three-bedroom homes) or comfortable rooms in tastefully designed lodge buildings. Dining options include lakeside cookouts, sushi, pizza, casual meals in a renovated saw mill and fine dining at the lake-view Ardelia’s. The activities are endless: hiking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, tennis, basketball, scavenger hunts, lake cruises, water skiing and tubing and lawn games. There’s a heated outdoor pool, a fitness center and a gorgeous golf course. And the resort is pet friendly.
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.

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