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

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.
Waterfront Aerial View - 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.
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.
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.
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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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

Activities by, and in, the pristine lake are at the center of resort’s vacation fun

Lake activities are at the center of vacation fun at the Mountain Top Resort. Go kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding; fish for bass and perch; go on a guided pontoon boat ride. Or just relax in the private beach’s golden sands as the kids splash in the water. Lake views are also central to the year-round resort’s luxurious accommodations, from lodge rooms and suites with fireplaces to cozy two-person cabins to spacious guest houses with balconies and lake views from jetted or hot tubs. Dine in the casual restaurant or relaxing, friendly tavern or, in the summer, on one of the patios with meadow, lake and mountain views and seating at night by fire pits. It’s a lovely way to bring your perfect lake vacation day to a close.
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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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.
Stunning Sunset 500x250 - Attean Lake Lodge - Jackman, ME
Attean Lake Lodge

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

If you want to unplug from your busy life, this island retreat is calling your name

At the Attean Lake Lodge, an all-inclusive island retreat on the loveliest lake in Maine, guests seeking to unplug from their busy lives will find complete paradise. Without electricity (the lodge has solar power and the cabins have gasoline and kerosene lights), guests find they can breathe easier in the Maine air, relaxing in the evening in one of 14 cozy cabins with fireplaces and comfortable beds, listening to the sound of the loons. Lake activities include fishing for trout and salmon; kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding; beach games and swimming. Hike the 20 miles of maintained trails take a boat and a picnic lunch to a beach or mountain top; or ask about scheduling a sea plane excursion or moose cruise.
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.
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.
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.
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!

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