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Tranquil Retreats: Discovering the Lakes Region's Most Beloved Hotels and Inns

Brie Stephens

Brie has always been a devoted enthusiast of the Lake Life lifestyle, with an unwavering passion for New Hampshire and its charming Lakes Region...

Brie has always been a devoted enthusiast of the Lake Life lifestyle, with an unwavering passion for New Hampshire and its charming Lakes Region...

Sep 29 9 minutes read

Nestled amidst the pristine beauty of the Lakes Region, where the tranquil waters of Lake Winnipesaukee glisten under the embrace of ancient mountains, lies a collection of hidden gems. These are not just places to rest your head; they are sanctuaries of comfort and charm, where nature's grandeur meets the warm embrace of hospitality.

In this blog journey, we invite you to embark on a voyage of discovery as we unveil the Lakes Region's most beloved hotels and inns. These are the kind of places that beckon you to leave the bustling world behind and surrender to the soothing rhythms of lake life.

From rustic elegance to contemporary luxury, each of these retreats offers a unique tapestry of experiences. As we traverse the landscape of this enchanting region, we'll delve into the stories of these cherished establishments, revealing the secrets that make them stand out.

So, whether you're planning your next getaway or simply seeking a momentary escape through words, join us on this voyage of tranquility. The Lakes Region's beloved hotels and inns await, promising to leave you refreshed, rejuvenated, and inspired.

Pickering House


Nestled in the heart of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Pickering House stands as a luxury historic inn, thoughtfully reimagined from the former homestead of one of the town's most esteemed citizens. This boutique historic hotel, awarded acclaim and recognition, has been a cherished destination since its grand opening in the summer of 2018, drawing discerning travelers to New England and the breathtaking Lake Winnipesaukee region.

Guests of Pickering House Inn are treated to a harmonious blend of modern amenities within the serene embrace of a historic landmark. Located in the heart of downtown Wolfeboro, this exquisite inn is a gateway to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, where relaxation and adventure await in equal measure.

The adjacent Barn at Pickering House, a masterpiece that marries rustic charm with contemporary luxury, sets the stage for truly unique experiences. Whether it's a dreamy wedding weekend, an inspiring executive retreat, a heartwarming family reunion, or any special gathering you can imagine, Pickering House provides an exceptional setting that transcends ordinary accommodations.

For those seeking an enriching escape that seamlessly blends history with modern comfort, Pickering House is the destination of choice. It's a place where the past and present coexist harmoniously, offering an experience that lingers in the hearts and memories of its fortunate guests.

Center Harbor Inn

Center Harbor

Situated along the pristine northwest shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Center Harbor Inn emerges as an upscale beacon of lakeside lodging in the heart of a charming lake town. This boutique hotel, celebrated as the pinnacle of New Hampshire's lakefront accommodations, strikes a harmonious balance between rustic charm and contemporary design.

Guests are welcomed to private quarters with their own decks or patios that offer breathtaking vistas of the lake and surrounding mountains. Inside, the inn showcases exquisite hickory headboards stretching from floor to ceiling and modern bathrooms adorned with elegant tiling. The array of amenities at this idyllic retreat includes 16 dock slips, 8 moorings, a spacious sauna, a fitness center, and a magnificent four-season outdoor hot tub that grants a front-row seat to the mesmerizing harbor views – arguably the finest on Lake Winnipesaukee.

A mere 4 miles from the lively resort town of Meredith, Center Harbor Inn offers convenient access to the quaint downtown of Center Harbor itself, a haven for those seeking unexpected dining and shopping treasures. Nature enthusiasts are also well-served, with a selection of outstanding hiking trails and the natural splendor of New Hampshire's Lakes Region at their doorstep.

Center Harbor Inn is an enchanting escape that embodies the very essence of lakeside luxury. It's where timeless charm meets modern comfort, delivering an unforgettable experience for every guest fortunate enough to discover its tranquil embrace.

Squam Lake Inn


Nestled in the heart of Holderness, Squam Lakes Inn is a hidden gem that promises a delightful retreat. With its cozy, stylish, and updated rooms and suites, this inn offers guests a comfortable and stylish escape.

The inn's peaceful porch and beautifully manicured gardens provide a serene backdrop for relaxation, while the attentive and friendly staff ensures that every guest's experience is nothing short of exceptional.

A highlight of the stay is the on-site restaurant, Inn Kitchen + Bar, which has garnered recognition as one of the 'Top 11 Things to do in New Hampshire' according to Huffington Post. The inn's strategic location places it right in the geographical center of New Hampshire, making it conveniently accessible from Boston in just 2 hours, Portsmouth in 1.5 hours, and Franconia Notch in 30 minutes. Additionally, it's a mere 10-minute drive to the charming towns of Meredith or Plymouth.

Guests are treated to a delicious breakfast, featuring locally sourced, farm-inspired meals made to order. As a family-owned and operated establishment, Squam Lakes Inn takes pride in providing personal and attentive service to all its guests.

Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway or simply a peaceful escape, Squam Lakes Inn offers an intimate setting that will leave you with cherished memories of your visit.

Newfound Lake Inn 


Nestled just two hours away from Boston's Logan Airport, the Newfound Lake area beckons as a pristine, year-round haven in the heart of the Northeastern United States. Renowned for its unspoiled beauty, Newfound Lake stands as the cleanest jewel in New Hampshire's crown, and ranks among the purest in the nation. At Newfound Lake Inn, we boast 250 feet of serene shoreline, featuring a private beach and boat dock for your ultimate relaxation.

Steeped in history, the Newfound Lake Inn has been graciously welcoming travelers since 1840, serving as a vital overnight stop along the stagecoach route from Boston to Montreal. With its enduring historic charm, the Inn extends a warm invitation to guests, who can savor the breathtaking sunsets over Newfound Lake from our full veranda.

Here, you can experience life as it was meant to be, all in the company of Innkeepers who are genuinely dedicated to your comfort and well-being. Whether you're seeking a tranquil escape or a memorable lakeside adventure, Newfound Lake Inn promises an unforgettable experience.

Church Landing at Mill Falls


Nestled within a picturesque village-style resort along the tranquil shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, Church Landing stands as a refined gem just 5 miles from Endicott Rock.

Indulge in rustic elegance within our well-appointed rooms, where you'll find charming decor, cozy fireplaces, and private waterfront balconies offering breathtaking views. Modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, fridges, and flat-screen TVs ensure a comfortable stay, and for families, children aged 12 and under stay at no extra cost.

Guests enjoy complimentary parking and access to an array of resort amenities, including a luxurious spa, an inviting indoor/outdoor pool, and a soothing hot tub. Our restaurant offers a delightful dining experience with a cozy lounge featuring a crackling fireplace and stunning lake vistas. Beyond dining, the resort boasts a marketplace, a well-equipped gym, and sandy beaches perfect for relaxation.

For those seeking adventure, we provide options to rent bikes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards, while antique speedboat rides offer a nostalgic touch to your lakeside getaway. Church Landing offers an exquisite blend of lakeside serenity and modern comforts, ensuring a memorable stay in Meredith.

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