Destination guide

Hilltop views and glistening lakes

Perched on a hilltop along Route 114, the pretty little town of New London is squeezed between Lake Sunapee to the west and Pleasant Lake to the east, the two biggest draws to the area. If you stay in a New London vacation rental, you could be finding yourself whiling away afternoons on the sandy shores of the lake, occasionally paddling down at the water's edge for a refreshing dip. Alternatively, you could lace up your boots to walk the forested backcountry trails that wind up through nearby Mount Sunapee or Mount Kearsarge for picture-perfect summit views.

Things to do

The oldest playhouse in New Hampshire

If you're staying in a New London vacation rental during summer, you won't want to miss the New London Barn Playhouse. Housed in an early 19th-century wooden barn, it's the longest running summer playhouse in the state and has a revolving list of excellent productions which change every 2 weeks or so. Drive north and you'll find the town of Hanover whose Hood Museum of Art houses an extraordinarily large collection of artifacts and works of art including some from Picasso. Afterwards, you could visit the 12,000-square-foot Prospect Hill Antiques barn to dig around for a bargain.

Activities

Bring the kids for bags of fun

There's a ton of things to do within a short drive of your New London vacation rental, particularly if you bring the kids. During the summer, you can spend your days with the family mastering your minigolf skills or sliding through the forests on zip lines. If you've brought your clubs, you can practice your swing on the challenging 18-hole course nearby. The mountain cliffsides lend themselves nicely to rock climbing and are a great place to learn the sport. As winter creeps in, the flurries of snow turn the mountains into a playground for skiers and snowboarders.

Weather

Open in all seasons

This part of New Hampshire is truly a year-round destination. In spring, you'll find New London vacation rentals wonderfully peaceful, with crisp alpine air and few other travelers on the trails. Summer sees the biggest influx of vacationers, but if you like long, hot days near the lake, this is the time to come. Just be sure to book up early. The number of visitors drops off again in fall and the forests burst into myriad colors as the leaves turn, before the snowy festive season arrives and everyone begins to dust off the skis, ready to hit the slopes.

Natural features

Wildlife and backyard critters

If spotting wildlife is important to your vacations, you've come to the right place. From your New London vacation rental, you can easily reach Mount and Lake Sunapee, both of which have long been known for their abundance of species. As well as the common backyard creatures like foxes and squirrels, there are more elusive animals slinking around the mountain ridges and banks of the lake. You may very well spot a bobcat or 2, as well as a large moose ambling through the woods or marshlands. Hiking reveals some beautiful birdlife, particularly in the mornings.

How to get there

Transportation to and around New London

The nearest airport is in Lebanon, NH (LEB-Lebanon Municipal), located 21.5 mi (34.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Springfield, VT (VSF-Hartness State), which is 27.2 mi (43.9 km) away.

Where to stay around New London?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 151 vacation rentals near New London. From 84 Houses to 29 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near New London for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Colby-Sawyer College: 259 vacation rentals
  • New London Barn Playhouse: 258 vacation rentals
  • Lake Sunapee Golf Club: 259 vacation rentals
  • New London Historical Society: 254 vacation rentals
  • Mount Sunapee: 147 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New London 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 New London?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 84 Houses in New London. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New London include:

  • Cottages: 29 rentals available
  • Cabins: 29 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 29 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 New London?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 18 vacation rentals with pool available in New London. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.