The Best Vacation Rentals to Book in New Hampshire

Bretton Woods Condos by Bretton Woods Vacations offers guests a uniquely cozy brand of luxury
Bretton Woods Condos by Bretton Woods Vacations offers guests a uniquely cozy brand of luxury | Courtesy of Bretton Woods Condos by Bretton Woods Vacations / Expedia
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17 December 2021

The Granite State isn’t hard to fall in love with. Quaint towns are surrounded by long, secluded expanses of sublime wilderness. Before you finish a glass of vino at a winery, you’ll feel the pull of the lakes drawing you to the waterside. Ski, swim, or sit with no other worry than to keep your glass full and your mind clear when you stay at one of these vacation rentals in New Hampshire, all bookable with Culture Trip.

Lake Winni - WF - 329

Lake Winni - WF - 329 pier with access to the lake
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Spend a few quiet days locked in a lakeside cabin at this vacation home in New Hampshire. This rustic retreat is exactly where you’ll want to curl up by the fire and finally thumb through that stack of books on your nightstand. If you dare venture farther than your patio, you’ll discover a hot tub bubbling an invitation for you. The surrounding yard leads to a private boat dock perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, or however you choose to while the day away.

Bretton Woods Condos by Bretton Woods Vacations

Bretton Woods Condos by Bretton Woods Vacations room with double bed and check bedspread, art and wooden furniture
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The free ski shuttle at Bretton Woods Condos is extremely convenient no matter which unit you choose. The problem is choosing the unit itself. Most have mountain views and all have fireplaces. Golf or garden views are also available if you need a little greenery in your life as you cook up dinner. Our opinion? Grab a dozen of your friends and lay claim to the premium four-bedroom townhome with a private hot tub, large wood-burning fireplace, and gigantic window wall with supreme views.

The Danbury

The Danbury room with wooden bed and vintage ski artwork
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No car is necessary for your overnights at The Danbury, but you might want to bring your caddie. The seven-minute walk to the Waterville Valley Golf Course will feel shorter when someone else carries your clubs. This two-bedroom apartment sleeps five, perfect for a foursome plus one anyway. If golf isn’t your game, skate your starting line over to the Waterville Valley Ice Area instead. You don’t need to move a muscle if you’d rather cook lunch in the kitchen and spend a few hours on the outdoor patio amongst the trees.

Lake Winnipesaukee - Waterfront - 375

Lake Winnipesaukee - Waterfront - 375 exterior with pier
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When you hear that this waterfront home is on Blackcat Island, you’ll be wise to heed this ominous omen. You’re free to use the 24’ boat dock but be warned that you may be anchored for weeks at a time. Two decks and a patio offer hours of outdoor dining and relaxing. The fire pit will convince you to extend your holiday night after night just so you can hold out until a star shoots across the sky. You’ll never tire of the water views and want to call this lakehouse home for eternity.

Lake Kanasatka - BA - 216

Lake Kanasatka - BA - 216 exterior with outdoor seating
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Get away from it all at this Lake Kanasatka lakehouse. Secluded in the woods right on the shore, every beam of this vacation home rental in New Hampshire was built for easy living. Grill out on the deck and make the woodland critters jealous of your lunch. Sit for a spell on the front porch and watch the waves roll in. Hiking trails around Lake Winnipesaukee and a trout pond are also within reach if you don’t want to spend all of your holiday playing ping-pong in the rec room.

Playful Nest

Playful Nest exterior with forest and grounds
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At the epicenter of family fun, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom is large enough for the kids and all of their friends. Treat them all to a big breakfast of flapjacks to eat on the deck while you sip coffee in the quiet kitchen. Laundry machines are on-site for inevitable muddy-clothes marathons following visits to the state parks in the area. Kahuna Laguna Indoor Water Park, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Mini Golf, and Story Land are all within a fifteen-minute walk or drive to give the little ones a holiday that won’t soon forget.

The Cottages of Wolfeboro

Cottages of Wolfeboro room with wood-panelled walls, nautical art and curtain separator
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No matter how large or small your family is, there’s room for them all at The Cottages of Wolfeboro. Got the whole clan in town for fun on Crescent Lake? The three-story Victorian home has room for eighteen and includes free kayaks, bikes, and firewood. Not doing a full-blown family reunion? A medium or large cottage should suffice. Of course, you’re welcome to come without your wolf pack and claim the small apartment for yourself; it’s within walking distance of the Lone Wolfe Brewing Company.

Kearsarge Brook Condominiums at Cranmore

Outdoor hot tub at Kearsarge Brook Condominiums at Cranmore
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Ski and tube until the sun goes down from these two and three-bedroom condos in North Conway. All of these mountain view vacation rentals in New Hampshire enjoy ski-in/ski-out access, private ski storage spaces, and ski passes for all guests. Take to the slopes whenever you please, kicking off your skis only to warm up in the hot tub. Visiting in the summer? The outdoor pool is a perfect place to cool down after hiking through Conway’s trails.

Lake Kanasatka - Waterfront - 419

Exterior of Lake Kanasatka - Waterfront - 419 with view of lake beyond
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It’s all about laidback lakeside living at this New Hampshire vacation rental. You’ll be the captain of this one-bedroom Lake Kanasatka boathouse, deciding which port of calls you anchor yourself in. Stay docked in bed all day gazing at the lake’s glassy surface or roll into the living room and sip coffee by the electric fireplace. The pool, hot tub, and barbecue grill are all safe harbors, but why not brave the open water? A canoe, two rowboats, four kayaks, and a paddleboat are all available for use.

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