Destination guide

Bethlehem is a gateway to outdoor adventure

A hillside town in New Hampshire's Grafton County, Bethlehem combines small town flavor with a bountiful selection of recreation options. Its quaint village stores, dining spots, and cultural attractions provide a unique backdrop for time spent with family and friends, while the White Mountains to the east present the perfect base for everything from summer hikes to winter sports. Whether you plan to relax or dive headfirst into the area's array of outdoor activities, Bethlehem vacation rentals are an ideal launch pad for your stay. You'll find that many rentals offer views of the majestic Mount Washington.

Things to do

Soak up the Bethlehem lifestyle

With your feet firmly on the ground again, it's worth taking some time to explore Bethlehem's quainter attractions. The Rocks Estate, with its heritage buildings and hummingbird-filled garden, is a popular spot for families. Snowshoeing trails and a Christmas tree plantation ensure year-round access to the estate. Enjoying a summer break in a Bethlehem vacation rental? The Local Works Outdoor Market serves up artisan goods and baked treats every Saturday on Main Street, while on Sundays, attending the free outdoor concert on the Town Common's old-fashioned Gazebo is a lovely way to round off the weekend.

Activities

Discover natural delights near Bethlehem

With a grand natural landscape on Bethlehem's doorstep, Mother Nature takes center stage. The White Mountains serve up 100s of miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horse riding. At Franconia Notch State Park, you can take a 2-mile nature walk through the caves, pools, and waterfalls of Flume Gorge, or skip straight to the views by grabbing a ticket for the Aerial Tramway, an 80-passenger cable car that whisks riders to the Cannon Mountain summit in under 10 minutes. A Discovery Ticket, available from May through October, covers admission to both Flume Gorge and the Aerial Tramway.

Weather

Bethlehem is a 4-season getaway

A popular vacation spot through all 4 seasons, there's never a bad time to enjoy a little downtime in a Bethlehem vacation rental. Over the summer, when temperatures regularly top 70, you can expect rental rates to be a little higher, but you'll be rewarded by seemingly endless sunny days, perfect for exploring the sumptuous surrounding landscape. The winter months are also popular, thanks to the abundance of winter activities on offer in the snow-covered mountains. Spring and fall are often found to offer a tempting combination of still-comfortable temperatures and great deals on a variety of Bethlehem rentals.

Natural features

Explore mountains and trails near Bethlehem

The White Mountains, with its array of state parks, is the undisputed star of the show here, although the pace of your getaway is up to you. Gentle hikes can be enjoyed near the wildflower area at the Androscoggin Ranger Station, and at Whitefield's Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge. Those looking for a faster pace can take on the miles of mountain bike trails that whistle past everything from thick green forests to crystal-clear alpine lakes. If you're looking to tick something special off your bucket list, be sure to seek out the stretch of the Appalachian Trail that crosses south of Bethlehem.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Bethlehem

The nearest airport is in Whitefield, NH (HIE-Mount Washington Regional), located 9 mi (14.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Lyndonville, VT (LLX-Caledonia County), which is 25.8 mi (41.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Bethlehem?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 751 vacation rentals near Bethlehem. From 209 Houses to 56 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bethlehem for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Bethlehem:

  • Bretton Woods Ski Area: 1,297 vacation rentals
  • North Conway Village: 360 vacation rentals
  • Glen: 470 vacation rentals
  • Bretton Woods: 232 vacation rentals
  • Eidelweiss Village: 85 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 Bethlehem?

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

  • Colonial Theater: 732 vacation rentals
  • Bethlehem Heritage Society Museum: 730 vacation rentals
  • Gallery at WREN: 733 vacation rentals
  • Strawberry Hill State Forest: 741 vacation rentals
  • Rocks Estate: 743 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 209 Houses in Bethlehem. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bethlehem include:

  • Cabins: 56 rentals available
  • Cottages: 56 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 249 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bethlehem?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 389 vacation rentals with pool available in Bethlehem. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.