Lake Resorts in New England

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.

Luxury Resorts to Rustic Cottages

The scenic Maine has plenty of lake resorts for whatever type of vacation you are looking for. From Sebago Lake to Purity Lake, we have all the recommendations you need to plan the perfect vacation. Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake combines the joys of all water activities with the beautiful sunsets of this lakeside resort. Enjoy sailing, swimming, kayaking, water skiing, and more. If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing, enjoy the off-the-grid life of Attean Lake Lodge in Jackman, ME. This beautiful resort lacks electricity, so guests find that they can unplug and relax from the daily stresses of life. In New Hampshire, you can find luxurious privacy amongst the beautiful hills of the White Mountains in the distance. Center Harbor Inn will give you the luxury of a 200-foot private sandy beach along the beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee.

Vermont and Connecticut are underrated when it comes to beautiful waterfront lake resorts. Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT, provides anything from pontoon boat tours to paddle boarding. Basin Harbor Resort in Vergennes, VT, is located on 700 acres of land on Lake Champlain, offering you the choice of 70+ cottages. In Connecticut, tucked tightly between two lakes in Litchfield Hills, CT, Interlaken Inn provides a waterfront paradise for all ages - spacious suites and many activities. Grab a kayak, or head to the tennis courts - whatever you feel Interlaken Inn will have! Scroll down to browse some of our recommendations and start planning your trip.

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

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

Resort specializes in lake views and activities, from waterskiing to pontoon boat tours

Waterskiing, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding, anyone? How about just relaxing by the water? You can do all of that at the Lake Morey Resort, on the shores of a pristine 600-acre lake. It’s one of the many pleasures afforded guests who stay at the popular full-service resort, where you can drive in, park your car, and never leave until it’s time to go home. In the summer, take a pontoon boat tour; in the winter, ice skate on a trail around the lake. Rent a bike or e-bike, play tennis or pickle ball or golf the resort’s scenic 18-hole course. Many rooms and suites have lake views, as do private cottages. Dine in a restaurant by the water or in the golf course Clubhouse Grill.
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.
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

Lake activities, and stunning water views, are central to the fun vacation mission at mountain resort

A mountain resort with a private beach on a crystal-clear lake: How perfect is that? And creating the perfect vacation is their goal at the Mountain Top Resort, perched on top of a central Vermont mountain with over 700 acres of woods and meadows. But the resort also has a private sandy beach on a quiet cove on a 740-acre lake, which means swimming, fishing, pontoon boat rides and just relaxing in a lounge chair and watching the kids play in the water. You can also take out one of the resort’s kayaks, paddle boards or canoes to explore the pristine lake. And lake views are everywhere on the property, from the windows of your lodge suite to the dining room and terrace.
Waterfront Aerial View - Naswa Resort - Laconia, NH
Naswa Resort

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

Lakeside views, beach activities make this Winnipesaukee resort a vacation must

For your escape by Winnipesaukee, The NASWA Resort offers a variety of ways to celebrate its lakeside location. The long, private sandy beach is where you can take out a kayak or paddleboard or just relax with a drink and a snack from the NazBar & Grill. There are comfortable, spacious rooms, suites, and cottages with lake views from balconies and screened-in porches. There are beachside activities, including craft-making sessions, campfires, and s’mores. And there’s The Blue Bistro restaurant, featuring breakfast, the freshest seafood, certified steaks, vegetarian dishes – and water views. The resort also offers complimentary dock spaces for guests’ boats. Area activities include boat excursions, scenic railroads, hiking, cultural events, golf, and biking.
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

Lakeside activities and atmosphere make your vacation at this inn one-of-a-kind

Enjoy all a 72-square-mile scenic lake offers, from kayaking and swimming to relaxing on the beach, when you book your vacation at the Wolfeboro Inn, a unique destination on Lake Winnipesaukee. Consistently acclaimed among the best places to stay in the Lakes Region, this historic inn is located in a charming lakeside town with shops, boutiques and galleries. Lake activities include canoeing, paddle boarding, water skiing and tubing and fishing. You can explore New England’s largest lake aboard the Winnipesaukee Belle, a 65-foot replica of a turn-of-the-century paddle-wheeled boat. Dine in the historic Wolfe’s Tavern, an authentic New England pub, and stay in one of the inn’s 44 guest rooms and suites, some with lake views.
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.
Summit Resort Outdoor Pool Laconia NH
Summit Resort

177 Mentor Avenue Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-556-7028 Toll-Free: 855-474-4360

Explore the Lakes Region from your home base, a spacious suite in a resort with full list of amenities

Get out and explore the very happening Lakes Region NH from your home base, a spacious condo-style suite at the Summit Resort. Close to Lake Winnipesaukee, a short walk to Weirs Beach, NH, the resort is perfect for couple, family and group getaways. Its heated indoor pool has water slides, a waterfall and cave; there’s a Roman spa, sauna, health club, outdoor pool, racquetball courts and a kids’ playground. Arrange a boat excursion in the warmer months or head for nearby Gunstock Mountain for some serious skiing in winter. Area attractions include scenic railroads, outlet shopping, golf, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and hunting. There’s great snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the winter. Suites, for up to six people, include electric fireplaces, balconies and whirlpool tubs.

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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

Private beach, lake views, boat slips make this Winnipesaukee inn ideal for those who love the water

A private, sandy beach on magnificent Lake Winnipesaukee. Private slips and moorings for your boat and kayaks and paddle boards for your personal use. Stunning lake and mountain views from your luxurious guest quarters. And a charming Lakes Region NH town just a short stroll away for dining and shopping. It’s the perfect lakeside vacation at the Center Harbor Inn, upscale beachfront lodging on the lake with a large outdoor hot tub, fitness center, fire pit and barbecue grills. Arrange for a boating excursion or a day skiing, book a golf course tee time or dinner at a lakefront restaurant. Drive to Santa’s Village, a water park or up Mt. Washington. There is so much to do, every season, in this beautiful part of New Hampshire!

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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 of New Hampshire. 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.
Lakeside Fun - Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake - South Casco, ME
Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake

30 Migis Lodge Road South Casco, ME, 04077 Phone: 207-655-4524

Boating, paddling, swimming, fishing: It’s a fun summer at this Sebago Lake resort

Summer on the lake: What a wonderful vacation! At Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake, guests have been enjoying that classic New England vacation for over 100 years, staying in the Main Lodge’s eight lake-view rooms or in 35 comfortable private cottages with fieldstone fireplaces. Pristine Sebago Lake provides fun activities including water skiing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Sail a classic Sunfish sailboat, go paddle boarding or take the family out on a pontoon boat. With all your meals taken care of by the Full American Plan, you’ll have more time to relax by the lake, get a massage at the wellness center, book a fishing guide or a private lesson with a tennis pro. Kids’ camps are supervised fun times that feature nature walks, swimming and arts and crafts.

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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

You may never want to leave the lake and beaches at this picturesque resort

You could spend your entire vacation at the Purity Spring Resort and never want to leave the lake. That’s because there are so many activities centered on the pristine waters and sandy beaches. There’s swimming, of course, and you can take out one of the resort’s stand-up paddle boards for a glide across the water. Or, bring your kayak or canoe to paddle around the lake. You can fish for pickerel, small-mouth bass and, for the kids, sunfish and panfish. Book a private charter session to go waterskiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding. Many of the resort’s accommodations – rooms, condos and cottages – have lake views in addition to features like fireplaces and screened-in porches, and fire pits are great places to take in lake breezes, sunsets and evening stars.
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

Maine resort offers a variety of lake and beach activities (and views)

All the pleasures of a Maine lake resort are yours at Point Sebago Resort. Swim, fish, paddle, kayak, go boating in Sebago Lake – or just relax on the mile-long sandy stretch of beach with a refreshing beverage from the Tiki Bar. Accommodations at the popular resort range from tent and RV sites to lambing tents, cabins, cottages, vacation homes and a lodge, with many lodging options directly on or near the water. There’s a marina with boat and slip rentals, and a new waterpark inflatable obstacle course. Other activities at the resort on 775 scenic acres include an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis, pickle ball, beach volleyball, hiking, s’mores around a campfire and a host of children’s activities led by professional counselors.

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