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

From pontoon boat tours to paddle boarding, plenty of ways to enjoy the lake at this full-service resort

There are so many ways to enjoy the lake at Lake Morey Resort, you’ll have some tough decisions to make! You can swim off the private beach, of course, but you can also get a stand-up paddle board, kayak or canoe at the boathouse. Or, arrange for a guided pontoon boat tour. Or rent a speedboat with a resort driver and go waterskiing, wakeboarding or tubing. Or here’s an idea: Plunk your blanket down and just soak up the rays before finishing a relaxing day in the indoor pool, sauna or on the golf course or tennis court. Lake views are the norm for the resort’s 130 newly renovated rooms and suites, and private cottages offer water views and, in some cases, direct lake access.
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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

Go sailing, swimming, kayaking or just enjoy the glorious sunsets at this lakeside resort

All the delights of a lakeside resort are waiting for you at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake. Go sailing, canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming or water skiing. Or set out on a hike through the woods. Play tennis or disc golf, get a massage at the wellness center – or just sit in a rocking chair and enjoy the dramatic sunsets. With the resort’s American Plan, you’ll enjoy three scrumptious meals a day, from bountiful breakfasts to lunches on a private island to traditional lobster bakes. Stay in a comfortable room in the Main Lodge or in one of 35 cottages with fireplaces, handmade quilts on the beds and porches with lake views. Children will love the two playgrounds, sandy beach, treasure hunts and special camp activities.

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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

Let traditions become part of your future at the Basin Harbor resort, 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 guestrooms in tastefully designed lodge buildings. Dining options include lakeside cookouts, sushi, pizza, casual pub fare in a renovated saw mill and fine dining with lakeviews. The activities are endless: hiking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, tennis, pickleball, lake cruises, wake-surfing, water-skiing and plenty of lawn games. There’s a heated outdoor pool, a fitness center and a gorgeous golf course. Plus, the resort is pet friendly!
Evening Lights - Naswa Resort - Laconia, NH
Naswa Resort

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

See why happy guests have been coming back to this lake resort for decades

If you’re seeking that classic lake resort vacation, look no further than the NASWA Resort on Lake Winnipesaukee, where they have been welcoming guests for summer fun since 1935. Is your idea of the perfect getaway sinking your toes in the warm sand of a private beach (possibly with a cocktail from the NazBar) or taking a kayak or paddle board out onto the lake? Maybe it’s visiting area attractions from Santa’s Village to the Mount Washington Cog Railway, or going on a fishing excursion. There’s something for everyone in the Lakes Region, and you’ll come back to roomy, comfortable accommodations, many with kitchens and balconies. The resort’s Blue Bistro serves brilliantly crafted cuisine against some pretty awesome 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

Location right on the lake makes this inn a must for those seeking getaway on the water

Location means a lot at the Center Harbor Inn, perched along nearly 200 feet of private sandy beach on Lake Winnipesaukee’s northwest shores. But it’s also the warm hospitality and boutique amenities that keep visitors coming back. The inn offers 16 dock slips and eight moorings, a four-season outdoor hot tub with a harbor view, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a large sauna. From its private beach, you can relax while the kids frolic in the water or rent a kayak, paddle board or pedal boat. (In the winter, you can ice fish right off the shore or explore nearby hiking, skiing and snowmobiling trails.) Rooms have lake and mountain views from private balconies and decks, and it’s a short walk into town to visit shops and restaurants.

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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.

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