Destination guide

Lying on the edge of a great wilderness

The tiny town of Whitefield lies on the edge of the mighty White Mountains Region. Named after the famous British evangelist, George Whitefield, it was founded in the late 18th century and is known for its plentiful Victorian architecture. The creation of the railroad transformed the town into a hub for travelers who came to escape the humidity of the big cities and walk in the crisp mountain air. When you stay in one of the many Whitefield vacation rentals, you can discover the vast White Mountain National Forest, a beautiful park of alpine lakes, mountain streams and endless possibility.

Things to do

Bring the whole family

With such a mix of child-friendly attractions nearby, you can bring the whole family to stay at a Whitefield vacation rental. Even in summer, kids can enjoy Christmas magic at Santa's Village, which features a themed water park and mini rollercoasters. You can admire some fabulous views if you climb on board the Cog Railway, the world's first mountain train which slowly creeps up Mount Washington, the state's highest peak. For a little slice of history, visit The Rocks Estate. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the large 1,300-acre estate is home to several 19th-century buildings.


Endless opportunities for outdoor activities

When you stay in a Whitefield vacation rental, you'll be spoiled for choice for national parks. For an easy but scenic hike, lace up your boots and walk up through the Weeks State Park to the old fire tower. Those looking for something more challenging should gravitate towards the winding trails which cross a mountain pass in Franconia Notch State Park. You can spend a peaceful afternoon casting your line to catch a trout in the mountain streams. Alternatively, adrenaline junkies can get their kicks rock climbing in Mount Washington State Park or racing along the rocky trails on ATVs.


Visit Whitefield year-round

It'll come as no surprise that the summer break months are the busiest. Try to grab a Whitefield vacation rental during the shoulder months between March and May and September and October, when the weather can be arguably more agreeable and the crowds have disappeared from the hiking trails. The changing leaves of fall make for a particularly scenic time and there are far fewer mosquitos to contend with. The prices begin to rise a little as winter creeps in and travelers dust off their ski boots and cross-country skis to explore the snowy wonderland.

Natural features

Ambling moose and shy gray foxes

The White Mountain National Forest teems with wildlife species, sightings of which change depending on the seasons. Birdwatchers will be particularly taken with the 184 recorded species of avifauna – plenty to tick off the lists. For big mammals, your best bet is to join one of the wildlife tours to see huge ambling moose who can often be spotted in the marshy wetlands. It's not uncommon to spot an elusive botcat slinking along the ridge or a shy gray fox darting off into the forests. If you're lucky, you may even spot a solitary black bear.

How to get there

How to get to and around Whitefield

The nearest airport is in Whitefield, NH (HIE-Mount Washington Regional), located 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Lyndonville, VT (LLX-Caledonia County), which is 24.2 mi (38.9 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Whitefield?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 205 vacation rentals near Whitefield. From 114 Houses to 48 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Whitefield for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Whitefield:

  • Bretton Woods: 250 vacation rentals
  • Littleton: 1,371 vacation rentals
  • East Burke: 65 vacation rentals
  • Bretton Woods Ski Area: 1,316 vacation rentals
  • Cannon Mountain Ski Area: 1,702 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 Whitefield?

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

  • Santa's Village: 252 vacation rentals
  • Franconia Notch State Park: 941 vacation rentals
  • Omni Mount Washington Resort: 1,036 vacation rentals
  • Crawford Notch State Park: 1,509 vacation rentals
  • Mount Washington Cog Railway: 923 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 114 Houses in Whitefield. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Whitefield include:

  • Cabins: 48 rentals available
  • Cottages: 48 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 17 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 Whitefield?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation rentals with pool available in Whitefield. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.