12 Top-Rated Resorts in New Hampshire
Written by Bryan Dearsley
New Hampshire simply sounds romantic. And as you'll see from our list of top-rated resorts in New Hampshire, the "Granite State" is home to numerous romantic, picturesque places to stay in New England... along with some of the most beautiful scenery.
Topping our list are such exquisite locations as the Omni Mount Washington Resort, widely regarded as one of the most luxurious place to stay in the state and a popular choice for its elegant guest rooms and superlative dining. Another fine luxury resort is the intimate Inn at Thorn Hill & Spain Jackson, consistently voted one of the top small luxury hotels in the US. Whether you want a large resort or a smaller boutique property, see the best options with our list of the top-rated resorts in New Hampshire.
1. Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods
Located in the heart of New Hampshire's picturesque mountain region, the historic Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods was opened in 1902 and is a great choice of getaway destination for families and couples alike. The amenities are world-class and include a first-rate golf course, huge full-service spa, extravagant gourmet dining options, and plenty of space to kick back and relax. Kids of all ages will enjoy adventurous activities, such as ziplining, horse riding, fishing, and, come winter, skiing and snowboarding. There's also plenty of meeting and function space.
The resort offers 200 luxury rooms and suites, and standard features include upgraded beds and bedding, work desks, marble bathrooms, and gas fireplaces. If available, be sure to book one of the larger "Corner Vista" rooms, which come with a choice of two queen beds or a king bed, a cozy seating area, and great views.
Accommodation: Omni Mount Washington Resort
2. Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield
Perched perfectly in the picturesque and pretty White Mountains, the majestic Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is another great choice for a luxury vacation. The amenities here alone are worthy of a visit, highlights of which include a full-service spa with great mountain views from its treatment rooms. In the warmer months, you can enjoy the resort's heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and its very own movie theater.
If money is no issue, head straight to the magnificently opulent Presidential Suite. This large luxury unit comes with many fine features, from its entertainment system, custom-made furniture, and bright décor to a large wet bar plus dining area. Also notable is the large master bedroom with its own window nook (what views!) and en suite bathroom, and a spacious living room with a pull-out couch plus fireplace. A good second choice are the equally elegant Summit Suites, which come with a nice furnished balcony.
Accommodation: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
3. The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa, Jackson
The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa, located in Jackson, is a popular choice for vacationers exploring New Hampshire, as is evidenced by it consistently being voted one of the top romantic hotels in the US. Perfect for couples' getaways, weddings, or honeymoons, this small luxury hotel is picture-perfect, thanks to such features as its attractive wrap-around deck, where you can relax and enjoy the views. The restaurant is another must, as is spending time at the full-service spa.
With just 16 individually decorated and furnished rooms in the hotel's main building, plus an additional three cozy cottages to choose from, you know it's going to be a tranquil and relaxing stay. Features include spacious bathrooms with large two-person whirlpool tubs and separate steam showers, a choice of king or queen beds, HDTVs, and gas fireplaces.
Accommodation: The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa
4. RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain, Lincoln
The large and luxurious RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain in Lincoln is a great all-season location for those seeking a fun New Hampshire vacation. Its White Mountains location means it's a great place for outdoor activities, such as lake swimming (or swimming in the heated pools), hot tubs, hiking, and biking. There is also a day spa and a fine-dining restaurant.
A popular choice for families of up to four are the elegant one-bedroom suites. Notable features include a separate master bedroom with a king bed, a large bathroom with a soaker bathtub and separate shower, a living area with a pull-out couch, a full-kitchen, and furnished balcony. A version of this unit that sleeps six is also available, and units can be combined to provide space for even more guests.
Accommodation: RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain
5. Church Landing at Mill Falls, Meredith
Boasting a picturesque location on lovely Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, Church Landing at Mill Falls is an interesting option as it's part of a resort that offers great accommodations in a number of unique buildings. Connected by a waterfront boardwalk, the original inn can trace its roots back more than 100 years. Part of the fun is exploring the grounds, which includes the shoreline of the lake and a beautiful waterfall. On-site amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools (one of them adults-only), shops, and restaurants. Water-based activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding are also available.
The accommodations are extremely attractive and come with standard features such as coffee makers, mini-fridges, and air-conditioning. A number of pet-friendly units are available.
Accommodation: Church Landing at Mill Falls
6. Stonehurst Manor, North Conway
Boasting an idyllic and romantic setting, the historic Stonehurst Manor, located in North Conway, has been offering guests a first-rate stay in New Hampshire since the late 1800s. Highlights of a stay include enjoying the lovely grounds, as well as a variety of fine-dining experiences (dinner and breakfast are included in your stay). Other amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub.
The rooms are cozy and well-appointed and come with such features as king beds with quality bedding, large bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, HDTVs, and living areas with fireplaces. A number of larger condo-style units offering additional space are also available.
Accommodation: The Stonehurst Manor
7. InnSeasons Resorts Pollard Brook, Lincoln
A popular spot for families and couples who enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking, the condo-style InnSeasons Resorts Pollard Brook in Lincoln is a great choice for a first-rate New Hampshire vacation. In addition to its many on-site amenities, including heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball hoops, and volleyball courts - as well as a fitness center - this luxury resort is adjacent to the 750,000-acre White Mountain National Forest, ensuring outdoor enthusiasts will never run out of things to do. Other notable amenities include a hot tub, sauna, games room, spa, and laundry area.
Consisting of 133 luxuriously-appointed units ranging in size from one to three bedrooms, InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook also provides plenty of incentive for guests to stay indoors. Features of these bright and airy units include full modern kitchens, large bathrooms with jet tubs and showers, as well as spacious furnished patios or balconies.
Accommodation: InnSeasons Resorts Pollard Brook
8. Bedford Village Inn, Bedford
Another great luxury worthy of consideration for that next getaway is the elegant Bedford Village Inn. Set amid a beautiful 10-acre estate, which can trace its roots back to the early 1800s, the restored and renovated former farm now comprises 64 lovely rooms, each decorated in a classic look that draws inspiration from days gone by. Features include custom-made furniture (you'll love the four-poster beds), upgraded mattresses and bedding, spacious marble bathrooms with separate jet tubs and showers, as well as mini-fridges. A nightly turndown service with cookies is provided.
On-site amenities include plenty of meeting and function space - it's a popular spot for weddings as well as corporate events - and great dining. Also notable are the business center, 24-hour fitness center, spa, plus an outdoor saltwater swimming pool and hot tub.
Accommodation: Bedford Village Inn
9. Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods
The perfect luxury getaway for those wanting to experience New Hampshire's White Mountains, Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington in Bretton Woods is well worth considering for your next vacation. A highlight of a stay is exploring the historic inn's beautiful grounds, which include lovely gardens and plenty of quiet spots to relax. Summer activities include horse riding, tennis, treetop trekking, and golf; in winter, you're perfectly positioned to enjoy pursuits such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. On-site dining is also available.
Thanks to the resort's total of only 34 spacious rooms and suites, it's certainly peaceful. Features of these elegant units include upgraded beds and bedding, large bathrooms, and comfy sitting areas. Other nice touches are windows that actually open (yeah!), a ceiling fan, and mini-fridges. A number of larger two-bedroom family suites are also available.
Accommodation: Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington Resort
10. White Mountain Hotel & Resort, North Conway
Looking not unlike a traditional alpine ski resort, the White Mountain Hotel & Resort in North Conway is a great location for those seeking a fun outdoor vacation. In addition to its proximity to area ski hills, guests enjoy the hotel's amenities, which include a restaurant (poolside dining available), an all-season heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a fire pit, massage room, fitness center, and Finnish sauna. Also available is a fun nine-hole golf course. Another nice perk is the inclusion of a complimentary full breakfast.
Consisting of 80 hotel-style guest rooms, accommodation highlights include New England-inspired décor, comfortable pillow-top mattresses and upgraded bedding, spacious bathrooms with slippers and bathrobes, and complimentary bottled water. Also included are mini-fridges, Keurig coffee makers, work desks, and HDTVs.
Accommodation: White Mountain Hotel & Resort
11. Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa, New Castle
Although it's one of the newest luxury resorts in New Hampshire, the attention to detail in its design ensures the large Wentworth By the Sea in New Castle fits right in with its surroundings. Consisting of 161 exquisitely-appointed rooms and suites, it's a must-stay destination, which will keep you coming back again and again. In addition to its standard-sized hotel rooms, the resort boasts a variety of bright and luxurious suites, including a number of multi-roomed "turret" units, some of which spill over onto a second level.
The amenities are equally appealing. Highlights include a variety of dining options (including in-room and al fresco), a world-class spa, heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a well-equipped fitness center, plus business services. The resort also has ample meeting and conference space.
Accommodation: Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa
12. Crotched Mountain Resort & Spa, Francestown
The historic Crotched Mountain Resort & Spa in Francestown is, in many ways, the perfect New Hampshire vacation spot. In addition to its beautiful setting - the resort has more than 675 acres of grounds to explore - it's a great jumping-off spot for activities as diverse as trail riding, hiking, golfing, and antiquing. It's also a great springboard for winter activities such as skiing and snowshoeing.
Available units include roomy one- and two-bedroom suites capable of sleeping up to six guests in style. Features include separate bedrooms, full-kitchens, dining areas, as well as a handy laundry area. Also handy are the queen-sized sofa beds.
Accommodation: Crotched Mountain Resort & Spa