Find Vacation Rentals in Lake Winnipesaukee

Highlights Lake Winnipesaukee

  • State parks
  • Beaches
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Restaurants
  • Hiking
  • Winter sports

Best Vacation Rentals in Lake Winnipesaukee

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Laconia, Lake Winnipesaukee
Vacation Rental • 990 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(16 reviews)
Updated all-season waterfront cottage, located in Laconia, NH on the big lake, lake Winnipesaukee. A Spring, Summer, Fall or winter getaway. Great for a single family vacation. Private beach of Island residents, Barbecue, Wireless Internet, TV and Central Air & Heat. There is a bridge to the island. Sorry No Pets.Parking is limited to two spaces, RVs and Trailers can not be left overnight.
from $278 / night
Laconia, Lake Winnipesaukee
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
(23 reviews)
Studio condo with futon, full kitchen and 1 bathroom. Beach rights on property. Right next door to the Naswa Resort on Weirs Boulevard and 5 minutes from Weirs Beach... a great place to relax, unwind and de-stress. Right in the heart of the NH lakes region attractions. Take advantage of the close proximity to all that New Hampshire has to offer. Boating, swimming, mini golf, arcades, drive in theater, scenic tours, hiking, fall foliage, skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling. Race fans, this property is located 18 miles from the NH International Speedway in Loudon, NH. **RATES DURING BIKE WEEK I...
from $203 / night
Sanbornton, Lake Winnipesaukee
Vacation Rental • 635 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(13 reviews)
Come to Lake Winnisquam. Quiet neighborhood with private yard. Nearest Airport : Manchester Airport at 48 Miles Nearest Motorway : Nascar Races at the NH Speedway located 10 miles Nearest Beach : Right in front of the apartment. Local fresh water public beaches at the Wiers, and in Sanbornton, NH. NH and Maine salt water beaches at 65 Miles Nearest Barpub : several within 1/2 miles. Nearest Ski : Gunstock Recreation Area at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : Pubic Course at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Several within 2 MilesKeywords: Apartment; fully equiped
from $198 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Lake Winnipesaukee

$436for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
$475 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Lake Winnipesaukee

31%for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
41% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Lake Winnipesaukee

New Hampshire’s largest lake

Set at the foothills of the picturesque White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee is New Hampshire’s largest lake at 44,500 square acres in size and over 170 miles of shoreline. It’s the perfect outdoor destination for a family summer vacation, a romantic couple's getaway, or for nature lovers seeking a peaceful retreat. With an abundance of activities for every type of traveler, you’ll find no shortage of fun things to do and see throughout your lake vacation.

Finding your perfect Lake Winnipesaukee getaway

Enjoy a serene lakeside vacation rental with your significant other or family members on the peaceful shores of Lake Winnipesauke. Families and large groups can opt for oversized rentals complete with several bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and spacious yard areas. Book a vacation rental right on the edge of the lake shore, with a private pier where you can jump into the lake for a swim. Rentals around the lake are typically modern in style, with sleek decor, and comfy furnishings. Pet-friendly vacation rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Lake Winnipesaukee

The area and getting around

Arriving in Lake Winnipesaukee

If you’ll be arriving by air, the nearest airport is Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, which is just 77 miles away. Portland International Jetport is the closest international airport at 78 miles away from the lake. Burlington Airport is 108 miles from the lake. If you’ll be arriving by plane, it is recommended to rent a car during your stay at the lake, since most points of interest are not within walking distance of each other. Car rental companies are available at most airports and major cities around the lake.

Getting around Lake Winnipesaukee

Considering the vast size of Lake Winnipesaukee, a car is needed to explore the lake and its many offerings. There are several small towns and cities around the lake, including Meredith, Gilford and Laconia on the western side of the lake, as well as Wolfeboro and Alton to the east.

Travelers and activities

Lake Winnipesaukee for fishing enthusiasts

Lake Winnipesaukee is a fishing enthusiast’s paradise year-round. The lake is known for its excellent fishing and abundance of fish species including rainbow trout, lake trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, sunfish, smelt, and more. You can fish from a boat, on the ice, or from the shore. Just be sure to carry your fishing license on you at all times. You can purchase a fishing license from a variety of local outfitters and convenience shops.

Lake Winnipesaukee for families

Lake Winnipesaukee is the perfect destination to enjoy quality family time in the great outdoors. Families with children or teenagers shouldn’t miss out on a visit to the Weirs Beach Go Kart Track, where kids can race around in go carts. Funspot is another fun, family-friendly mini amusement park filled with fun games and rides. Be sure to visit the many beaches around the lake to swim, kayak, and build sandcastles as a family!

Lake Winnipesaukee is home to 365 islands, of which 274 are inhabitable.

Top 5 travel tips in Lake Winnipesaukee

1. Swim at Ellacoya State Park

If you’re visiting Lake Winnipesaukee during the summer months, head to Ellacoya State Park for a sunny beach day. The park is set on the southwest shore of the lake and boasts a 600-foot long sandy beach with swimmable waters. It’s the perfect place for the whole family to spend an afternoon swimming, sunbathing, or picnicking.

2. Get out on the water

Getting out on the water is one of the best ways to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the lake. There are several water sports rental companies around the lake where you can rent paddleboards, kayaks, double kayaks, canoes, and more. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, and jet skis are also an option. Large groups and families can even charter a boat so that everyone can enjoy being out on the water together.

3. Go hiking

The dense wooded forests and endless hiking trails around the lake are perfect for exploring. Head to Castle in the Clouds, which is home to over 28 miles of hiking trails with numerous waterfalls and natural attractions. For a scenic overlook, climb up Mount Major for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding area. Bald Knob is another popular hiking trail offering sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and lake.

4. Dine around the lake

Lake Winnipesaukee is home to a variety of excellent dining options. Enjoy farm fresh fare at Wolfeboro Dockside Grill, where you can enjoy stunning views of the harbor. Laconia Local Eatery is another top-rated farm-to-table restaurant in the area which serves a wide range of unique and colorful dishes. For classic American fare and great cocktails, dine at La Boca Restaurant. For award-winning seafood dishes, go to Shibley’s at the Pier or Morrisey’s Front Porch.

5. Enjoy winter activities near the lake

Visiting the lake during the colder months? No problem! There are a plethora of winter sports to be enjoyed around the lake, including multiple ski resorts where you can hit the slopes to ski, snowboard, and rent gear. Other popular winter sports around Lake Winnipesaukee include ice-skating, snowmobiling, sledding, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Lake Winnipesaukee

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental on Lake Winnipesaukee?

At an average cost of $389 per night, Lake Winnipesaukee lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

When are vacation rentals cheaper on Lake Winnipesaukee?

]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Lake Winnipesaukee are May ($332 the average per night for accommodation), April ($347), and November ($378).

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive on Lake Winnipesaukee?

Analyzing the data from last year, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of July ($416), August ($414), and February ($410).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available on Lake Winnipesaukee?

It's worthwhile to be proactive on Lake Winnipesaukee as only 17% of the accommodations remain free throughout the year, following the data observed in the previous year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The best months to find free accommodation on Lake Winnipesaukee are September (the average amount of properties that are free reached 32% of the total last year), November (30%), and October (29%).

Are there many rentals on Lake Winnipesaukee?

Holidu works with 2 different partners to offer you a choice between 180 properties we have on Lake Winnipesaukee.

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