The Best Cabins to Book in New Hampshire, USA

The Majestic Vista Mountainside Cabin offers an idyllic stay
The Majestic Vista Mountainside Cabin offers an idyllic stay | Courtesy of Majestic Vista Mountainside Cabin / Expedia
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15 December 2021

Cozy, rustic and private, the many cabins in New Hampshire offer a peaceful, immersed-in-nature respite from daily life. Rent a lodge-like cabin on a lake to take advantage of boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing and a variety of other water sports. Alternatively, head into the woods for the ultimate unplugged adventure – just you, your friends, some world-class hiking and cross-country skiing trails, and incredible scenery straight out of a forest fairytale. Here’s our pick of the best cabins to rent in New Hampshire, bookable on Culture Trip.

Majestic Vista Mountainside Cabin, for mountain views in Dalton

The log Majestic Vista Mountainside Cabin overlooking a valley
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In Dalton, a tiny town just over the western border from Vermont, you’ll find this four-bedroom log cabin. It’s spacious and features a full kitchen, a wood stove and a rec room decorated with a hunting theme. The Majestic Vista Mountainside Cabin also has a garden, an outdoor spa tub and a laundry facility. But the best reason to book is the phenomenal view of the mountains surrounding the Connecticut River Valley, which you can see from multiple balconies and porches, as well as from the wall of windows in the living room.

Lake Winni – WF – 329, for waterfront living in Alton Bay

The cozy rustic living room with lake views at the Lake Winni – WF – 329 cabin
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This cabin in Alton Bay, along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, will enchant water lovers. The two bedrooms and loft sleep six, and the light, bright living room is lined with windows overlooking the water. The Lake Winni cabin also offers access to a hot tub, a grill, a patio and a private dock, which can accommodate a 21ft boat from spring through mid-fall. Next to a golf course and close to the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, New Hampshire Boat Museum, Mount Major and Sleepers Island, it makes an excellent home base for various outdoor recreation and cultural activities.

Lake Winona – Waterfront – 391, for a lakeside hideaway in Center Harbor

The two-story Lake Winona – Waterfront – 391 surrounded by the woods
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With its pine-paneled interior and overstuffed furniture, this cabin on the shores of the secluded, 148-acre (60ha) Lake Winona in central New Hampshire is the quintessential New England hideaway. Launch your 16ft boat from the private dock or borrow the two kayaks at the property to explore the water. Pet-friendly (for an additional fee) and well-appointed, with a sizable kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace and plenty of books, the Lake Winona Waterfront cabin has three baths and three bedrooms that accommodate up to 10.

Presidential Mountain Resort, for a ski trip in Bethlehem

The open-plan kitchenette and living room area with snowy views at the Presidential Mountain Resort
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Presidential Mountain Resort is a collection of small rental cabins on the shores of a petite lake close to the White Mountains – including Mount Washington, the highest and most recognizable peak in the Northeastern United States. Depending on the size, each cabin sleeps between two and eight people, and concierge service is available on-site. In warmer seasons, go swimming in the outdoor pool or book an in-room massage. Nearby, there’s plenty of hiking, snowshoeing, and downhill and cross-country skiing.

Lake Winni – WF – 378, for adventures on the lake in Moultonborough

The chalet-style Lake Winni – WF – 378 on the shores of the lake
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This chalet-style rental peeks through the woods surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in New Hampshire. Lying just above a sandy beach, it has an open-concept living room, kitchen and dining area, plus three bedrooms (and a sofa bed) that sleep up to eight people. The private patio is ideal for enjoying cocktails or s’mores around the firepit and wildlife watching on the lake. Rent a boat from the local marina or bring your own, and take advantage of fishing, swimming and exploring the many coves and bays of the lake.

Lake Kanasatka – BA – 216, for relaxing and exploring in Moultonborough

Towering trees surrounding the Lake Kanasatka – BA – 216 cabin
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From its sandy shore to its secluded porch and family-friendly amenities, such as a rec room, a canoe and a pool, this lakeside cottage has plenty of options for relaxation and exploration. It features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an inviting living room for curling up with a book or a movie. Nearby attractions include the historic Castle in the Clouds mansion, a community beach and hiking trails.

Lake Winnipesaukee – Waterfront – 309, for small group getaways in Moultonborough

Lake Winnipesaukee – Waterfront – 309 peeking out from the trees
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Ideal for small groups, this traditional cabin rental on Lake Winnipesaukee offers picturesque views of Ambrose Cove Marina. Its three bedrooms sleep six, and it has a full kitchen and a snug living room with a wood-burning fireplace. Close to shopping and dining in the Lakes Region, it’s also near hiking trails and the Waukewan Golf Club. Outside, the property has a sandy beach with lake access and a private dock that can accommodate a 24ft boat. The water supply for the cabin comes from the lake, so you should plan to bring bottled water for drinking and cooking.

The Cottages of Wolfeboro, for a quaint escape in Wolfeboro

A bright and inviting living room at the Cottages of Wolfeboro
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In the historic district of Wolfeboro, near Brewster Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee, this collection of 10 cabins can accommodate between three and 16 people. Each has a unique character, with dedicated spaces for dining and relaxing. Most rooms open onto furnished patios, where you can enjoy a quiet breakfast or wind down with a cocktail in the afternoon. In addition, you’ll have access to private tennis courts, bikes and concierge service, as well as once-per-stay housekeeping. From the cottages, it’s an easy trip to the Wright Museum of World War II and the New Hampshire Boat Museum, as well as the shops and restaurants near Cate Park.

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