Destination guide

Beautiful Franconia will entice you

The mountains, lake and forests display a scene truly unique to Franconia. This scenic and welcoming city entices travelers with its hiking and skiing. Cannon Mountain Ski Area and Franconia Notch State Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Franconia

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like hiking and skiing. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Franconia a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cannon Mountain Ski Area (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Loon Mountain Ski Resort (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Waterville Valley Resort (21.2 mi / 34.1 km)
  • Sunset Hill Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Whale's Tale Water Park (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Franconia

Travelers enjoy Franconia for its skiing. If you've planned your trip around snowy activities, consider visiting in December, February, January or April, when snowfall averages 18.60 inches and temperatures average 7°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Franconia

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Franconia is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Franconia Notch State Park (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Mount Washington State Park (22.3 mi / 35.8 km)
  • Strawberry Hill State Forest (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Echo Lake Beach (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Profile Lake (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • White Mountain National Forest (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Franconia

Fly into Whitefield, NH (HIE-Mount Washington Regional), the closest airport, located 13.6 mi (21.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Lyndonville, VT (LLX-Caledonia County), which is 27.2 mi (43.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Franconia?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 922 vacation rentals near Franconia. From 283 Houses to 67 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Franconia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Franconia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Franconia:

  • Cannon Mountain Ski Area: 1,712 vacation rentals
  • Glen: 471 vacation rentals
  • Bretton Woods: 232 vacation rentals
  • Loon Mountain Ski Resort: 567 vacation rentals
  • North Woodstock: 313 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Franconia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Franconia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Echo Lake Beach: 817 vacation rentals
  • Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway: 824 vacation rentals
  • Profile Lake: 825 vacation rentals
  • New England Ski Museum: 824 vacation rentals
  • Frost Place: 751 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Franconia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Franconia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 283 Houses in Franconia. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Franconia include:

  • Cabins: 67 rentals available
  • Cottages: 67 rentals available
  • Chalets: 10 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Franconia?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 504 vacation rentals with pool available in Franconia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.