Lodgings for Leaf Peepers: New Hampshire

Choose a Hotel, Inn, or Resort for Your New Hampshire Fall Foliage Trip

Omni Mount Washington Hotel New Hampshire in the Fall

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You've made an excellent choice if you plan to visit New Hampshire during fall foliage season. From the lakes to the mountains, New Hampshire offers breathtaking scenes that are at their finest as the leaves turn. Looking for an autumn getaway package? Want to book lodgings near the best leaf peeping spots in NH? Here are some New Hampshire fall foliage lodging ideas:

Omni Mount Washington Resort
This storied grand hotel in New Hampshire's White Mountains has the most dramatic fall views of any lodging property in New England. And it's your gateway to a world of autumn adventures including the best zipline tour in New England, a Donald Ross-designed golf course, and one of the best fall foliage train rides aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway.

1785 Inn & Restaurant
Recognized repeatedly for having one of the best views from an inn in all the world, this classic lodging property overlooks the incomparably picturesque White Mountains, yet it's conveniently located in the heart of North Conway. If you're looking to leaf peep on the cheap, consider one of the inn's rooms with a shared bathroom. Rooms with private bathrooms are available, as well.

Holiday Inn Salem (Book Direct)
Traveling with kids or looking to leaf peep on the cheap? The Holiday Inn in Salem, New Hampshire, offers affordable room rates in the fall, and kids stay and eat free. The hotel offers an indoor pool and wireless Internet access, and although it's not in a scenic location, it's centrally located within an easy drive of family-friendly fall attractions in New Hampshire and Massachusetts such as America's Stonehenge, the Mega Maze at Davis' Farmland, Walden Pond, and Massachusetts' scenic Route 2, the Mohawk Trail.

Mills Falls at the Lake
This collection of four inns, plus two lodges and a Lakeshore Cottage, is situated on New Hampshire's largest lake: Lake Winnipesaukee. Mill Falls offers enviable autumn views and a convenient, central location from which to explore the Lakes Region's many scenic attractions. It's a good choice, too, if you're attending the New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival, now held in Laconia. Don't miss the chance to embark on a scenic foliage cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington.

The Wentworth
This cozy, romantic, and historic "baby grand" hotel with luxurious accommodations is located in Jackson, close to New Hampshire's Kancamagus Highway: arguably New England's most scenic fall foliage drive. Be sure to ask for one of the rooms featuring a gas fireplace and a private indoor whirlpool tub or private balcony hot tub for two.

Snowvillage Inn
Don't let the name fool you! The Snowvillage Inn isn't just a winter destination. Leaf peepers love the scenic hiking that awaits right outside the inn's doors, and it's an ideal home base for exploring the White Mountains in the fall. Customize your trip by choosing from a variety of fall packages.

The Inn on Newfound Lake
With a sweeping front porch and sparkling views of one of the cleanest lakes in not just New England but the world, this under-the-radar, classic inn is a leaf-peeping paradise. The on-site tavern and restaurant (don't skip the fabulous desserts) make nights in cozy and inviting after a day of moose stalking or scenic driving.

The Manor on Golden Pond
This upscale Holderness, New Hampshire, inn with its own on-site spa is wonderfully situated overlooking Squam Lake, the filming location for the 1981 movie, On Golden Pond.

The White Mountain Hotel and Resort
This scenic lodging property in North Conway, New Hampshire, has the charm of a small inn with all of the amenities of a large hotel, including a year-round outdoor pool that is kept at an inviting 92 degrees. I'll bet you didn't imagine you could leaf peep from a swimming pool!

The Pickering House Inn
One of New Hampshire's newest lodging properties is actually an 1813 landmark—renovated and reborn for guests to enjoy. Here in Wolfeboro on the quiet side of Lake Winnipesaukee, you can spend exhilarating fall days picking apples, hiking Mt. Major, and sampling spirits at Tamworth Distilling. You're close to the extraordinary Castle in the Clouds, too.

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