When planning a romantic weekend getaway, are you more concerned with planning a couple’s spa session or organizing an itinerary filled with trekking new terrain together? Do you prefer fine dining by candlelight or a laid-back atmosphere with great food and even better music? Whether you’re craving a dash of romance to finish off a day in the great outdoors or want a weekend jam-packed with conscious coupling, the Lakes Region has just the right accommodations to match your couple’s getaway. We break down the best places to stay near Lake Winnipesaukee for every type of traveling lovebirds.
To Get a Dash of Relaxation with Your Romance
Built in 1907 by a wealthy southern developer who was smitten with the New Hampshire landscape, The Manor on Golden Pond is an homage to opulence. It was built over 100 years ago with every comfort in mind, and today, operating as an Inn, it’s more luxurious than ever. The guest rooms boast every amenity a romantic retreat should, from a working fireplace to an indulgent steam shower. But it’s the spa that will really take your couple’s getaway to the next level. The Royal Couple spa package comes with relaxing treatments and is topped off with a champagne lunch – there’s nothing quite as lavish as sipping champagne in a plush robe!
For the Adventure-Seeking Duo
Located slope-side at King Pine Ski Area, Purity Springs Resort is made for play no matter the season. In winter, find more than 10 trails outside your guest room door. You can spend an afternoon cross-country skiing, taking a run down the slopes, or gliding around the ice-skating rink. In summertime, take the skis to the lake with their complimentary water skiing and knee boarding.
If You Want to Get a Taste of New Hampshire
This 61-room inn has it all, spa packages, a roster of indoor and outdoor activities, accommodating staff, but perhaps its most sought after amenity is its farm-to-table food experience. The Wentworth Inn is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner, complete with atmosphere and unparalleled food and wine menus. Chef Brian Gazda sources ingredients from local farmers wherever possible to create a menu that gives guests a true taste of the region. The inn often has exclusive four course menus available on special occasions and holidays.
For a Pair that Appreciates a Good Brew
For a distinctly New Hampshire stay, the Woodstock Inn Brewery gives couples a taste of cozy, rustic living. With six buildings, 40 uniquely styled guest rooms, and a brewery on-property, this dynamic inn is ideal for a couple who has an appreciation for detail – in both their accommodations and their beer. They have seasonally rotating taps that are punctuated by some tried-and-true mainstays: Pig’s Ear Brown Ale, Pemi Pale Ale, Lost River Light Ale, and more. And if you fall in love with their tasty brews, as many who visit do, cans of their year-round and seasonal varieties can be found in stores around New Hampshire.