4 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 12 4 12 Min stay variesHome / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 12
3 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 Min stay variesCottage / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
4 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 10 4 10 7 night min Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
4 BR / 4.5 BA / Sleeps 12 4 12 7 night min Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 12
5 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 14 5 14 7 night min Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 14
4 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 4 8 7 night min Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 10 3 10 7 night min Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 1 5 7 night min Cottage / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 5
3 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 7 night min Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
4 BR / 4.5 BA / Sleeps 10 4 10 Min stay variesHome / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
About Lakes Region
With so many adventures to be had outdoors and within its New England cities, the Lakes Region has become a very popular destination for adventure-seeking vacationers. Come to the area during the summer months to hike the area’s majestic mountains and take a refreshing dip in the region’s lakes, or wait until snow falls to enjoy a variety of winter sports. Accessible from many major locations in the Northeast, Lakes Region vacation rentals are the jewels of the area and provide a first-class New England experience rich in beauty, history and exciting activities.
New Hampshire’s climate can vary significantly depending on the region you visit. Typically, areas closer to the water, such as the Lakes Region, enjoy warmer weather throughout the year with summer months being warm and dry. July is the hottest month here with temperatures that can reach up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. During the winter, temperatures can dip below 20 degrees and snow is not uncommon. Pack layers of clothing and choose your Lakes Region vacation rental carefully for the most pleasant weather during your trip.
Areas within the Lakes Region
The Lakes Region lies in the middle of the state of New Hampshire and encompasses the beautiful Winnipesaukee, Squam, Winnisquam and Newfound lakes. Although this popular tourist spot consists of several counties, Laconia holds the distinction of being the largest city in the region. Visitors to the Lakes Region can enjoy mesmerizing sights and sounds throughout each area, and staying in Lakes Region vacation rentals surrounded by old or natural landmarks will give vacationers a special feel.
Things to Do
With more than 250 unique lakes and ponds, the Lakes Region does not disappoint when it comes to activities on the water. The area is New Hampshire’s hub for boating, fishing, paddleboarding and swimming during the summer and boasts an array of ice fishing opportunities during the winter. A scenic cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee is a great way to experience the area and will surely keep the entire family happy.
History buffs will delight in touring the Castle in the Clouds. Built in 1914, the castle is located in the Ossipee Mountain Range and offers breathtaking views. It also gives science-lovers the ability to analyze the geology and ecology of the area through the use of trails. Visit Madison Boulder National Arena to see one of the most impressive rocks on the planet. The natural rock weighs no less than 5,000 tons and is a majestic sight to see while exploring. The Polar Caves give visitors a chance to get their hands dirty and the structures offer a unique view of the Lakes Region. Other areas worth exploring in the Lakes Region include the Flume Gorge and Franconia Notch State Park.
After the first snowfall, choose from activities like skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and dog sledding for the ultimate winter getaway. Loon Mountain, Cannon Mountain, and Bretton Woods offer a variety of trails for skiers and snowboarders of every level as well as lessons for those new to winter sports. Valley Snow Dogz gives tours of the area via sled dog rides, while Sledventures Snowmobile Rentals and Tours provides a fun way to explore the White Mountains.
Food & Dining
Like the rest of New England, seafood is very popular in New Hampshire. Hooked Seafood serves up award-winning seafood in Manchester, while The Little Red Schoolhouse brings seafood to the mountains at this quaint Campton restaurant off the beaten path. The region also has a lengthy history of farming, which allows tourists to sample centuries-old recipes prepared with local ingredients. Nestled along the lakefront, Inn at Pleasant Lake offers fresh ingredients and an unforgettable fine dining experience. A distinct Native American influence flavors some traditional dishes in the Lakes Region as well.
Summer is the most popular time for tourism in the Lakes Region. These months bring forth festive celebrations and lively events that attract vacationers with a variety of interests. The peak of the summer season comes during the annual Motorcycle Week in Laconia each year. The motorcycle rally attracts bikers from all over the country for a unique event filled with bike shows, races and hill climbs. During the winter, enjoy a festive holiday event at Castle in the Clouds with 1920s-inspired décor. Tour the Arts and Crafts Mansion, enjoy live music performances or feast on holiday treats at the Carriage House Restaurant during this event in November.
Whether you’re passing through on a tour of the area’s covered bridges or booking a lengthy stay at one of the many Lakes Region vacation rentals, you’ll be wowed by all the area has to offer. Pack your bags and visit this hot spot any time of year for a truly unforgettable getaway.