No matter how idyllic your daily situation, there comes a time when you simply must get away. Whether you have an afternoon or a weekend to spare, refreshing destinations await across the Granite State. Check into a charming B&B, wander a sculpture garden, or indulge at a grand hotel with our favorite getaways in New Hampshire, designed to help you step back and breathe easy.
A stay at the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa is a treat any time of year, but booking their “Rest and Relaxation Package” is truly sublime. Arrive to a complementary bottle of wine, enjoy a decadent breakfast each morning, and find your bliss with a $200 spa credit. Leave your worries at home and find a paradise all your own at this Whitfield paradise.
Since 1946, Tall Timber’s has been delighting families, couples, and adventurous solo travelers with their cozy cabins and lodge rooms. Select a cabin from one to four bedrooms, or opt to stay in the homey lodge, where many rooms have private hot tubs. Fill your days with endless activities from fishing and kayaking to ATV riding and snowmobiling.
Get swept away right in our own backyard with a luxurious spa weekend at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods. While every available package is a delight, the Summit delivers the ultimate in decadent relaxation: A 50-minute facial, 50-minute body treatment, manicure, pedicure, 50-minute massage, and hair wash and blow out. Afterwards, show off your shine at Stickney’s Restaurant on site at the resort.
If time or money are an issue, make your getaway a day trip and visit the Andres Institute Sculpture Gardens. 60 sculptures from internationally renowned artists dot an incredible landscape, which includes multiple miles of quality hiking trails. Drift away with both natural and manmade beauty, seamlessly combined at this Brookline gem.
Step back in time with the impeccable hospitality and environment of the Adair Country Inn and Restaurant. Just 11 rooms, each filled with impossibly dreamy featherbeds, make this 1927 inn a charming escape. Two-hundred acres of incredible grounds, daily afternoon tea, and available fireplace rooms won’t disappoint, and the on-site restaurant rivals the best in the region.
For those who long more for the great outdoors than the luxe indoors, an overnight or two at the Lafayette Place Campgrounds is just what the doctor ordered. Literally the hub of Franconia Notch State Park, these pristine grounds offer easy access to an eight-mile valley filled to the brim with activity. Learn how to fly fish, take an invigorating hike, swim off the beach at Echo Lake, or take some time to bird watch.
Gibson House Bed and Breakfast is one of the most beautiful spots in the Upper Connecticut River Valley. Once a stop along the underground railroad, Gibson House today offers comfortable accommodations with impeccable hospitality, all in a gloriously beautiful setting. Check their website and stay on a weekend with an available artists’ retreat, with themes such as “Ultimate Pastels” or “Plein Aire Painting.” Start each day with a multicourse breakfast, and wind down on one of two, 50-foot porches with incredible views.
Experience the best of the White Mountains at Bear Mountain Lodge. A rustic, log cabin style lodge on 26 incredible acres that features just 10 pristine rooms. Enjoy impeccable views and clean mountain air, or upgrade your stay with an in-room fireplace or Jacuzzi. Book your trip during syrup season for exciting demonstrations and tastings!
The Inn at Thorn Hill is designed to give you a perfect, custom getaway you won’t soon forget. Select a breakfast or breakfast and dinner package and stay in either a room, suite, or cozy cottage. Spice things up with an intimate couple’s massage, or choose from exciting packages like Elopement or Murder Mystery.
Experience the best of Hampton Beach at the historic Ashworth by the Sea Hotel. A heated indoor pool provides year-round entertainment, in addition to a giant oceanside sundeck and immediate beach access. Three on site restaurants and top of the line fitness center lend a modern edge, while personalized service and thoughtfully appointed rooms harken back to the classic, glamorous beach days of yore.
Lakeshore Village Resort is 18 beautifully forested acres with cabins for rent. Each rental boasts a grill and deck for laid back entertaining, while available boat rentals provide an exciting alternative.
For over a century, Purity Springs Resorts has been providing New Hampshirites with quality, convenient rest, relaxation, and recreation. Kid-friendly falls short of fully describing the fun filled days waiting for you in Madison. During summer months, go all out with lobster bakes, kayaking, and swimming. In the winter months, enjoy skiing, tubing, ice skating, or snowshoeing. For the less than athletically inclined, nearby outlet shopping offers a delightful alternative.
Manor on Golden Pond is a century old hotel, restaurant, and spa dedicated to providing a quality retreat to world weary New Hampshirites. Treat yourself to an “Herbal Body Butter Wrap” to soothe winter dry or summer burned skin in their well-appointed spa.
Glynn House is a delightful 1896 inn, perfect for an escape from daily drudgery. Peruse and pick from all sorts of available special touches, from silk rose petals on the bed to a hand baked birthday cake for a special occasion.
Snowvillage Inn is a quiet mountain retreat with deeply exciting packages available for purchase. Choose from getaway themes like “Fall Foliage”, “Waterfall Tour,” “Kayaking,” “Maple Sugaring,” and “Antiquing in the Mountains” for a vacation that suits your particular proclivities, and feel your stress melt away like the last of the winter snow.