Kingston, NH, USA

Kingston, NH, USA

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Where to stay around Kingston, NH?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 145 vacation rentals near Kingston. From 75 houses to 22 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kingston for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Fascinating history in New Hampshire

For such as small place, the pretty rural town of Kingston in New Hampshire is awash with historic buildings including the Josiah Bartlett House, the former home of the second person to sign the US Declaration of Independence. Nearby Kington State Park is popular with locals and anyone staying in Kingston vacation rentals who has come here to swim, paddleboard, and canoe in the lakes, or camp in the lush forests. Dotted around the town are several vineyards which open their doors to travelers who want to learn about wine making and taste some excellent vintages.

Watery adventures in Kingston State Park

There are several state parks and reserves around Kingston. On summer days, you can hike or indulge a passion for water sports in Kingston State Park, or set up your tent under the stars and cook up a camp dinner on the fireplaces. The lake has a sizeable swimming area to cool off in the midday heat, much of which is flanked by lush green foliage. The coast is not far from the town, and the estuaries of the Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area are a major draw as some of the most important birding sites in the state.

Historic buildings and vineyards

If you like American history, you can explore the old buildings in town such as the Josiah Bartlett House, the Nichols Memorial Research Library, the Church on the Plains, the old cemetery, and the Kingston Historical Museum which is housed within the old fire house. Set inside one of the picturesque historic structures of the region, the 1686 House restaurant has won many awards over the years for its fine cuisine and extensive wine list. Meanwhile, the Sweet Baby Vineyard opened in 2008 and grows several varieties of grapes which they use to make their wine. All year round, you can visit to learn about the wine making process and taste some fine reds and whites.

A highly changeable climate

The nearby sea keeps Kingston mild around the year, though the climate in New Hampshire is very changeable and is known for having all 4 seasons in one day. Bear this in mind and have an umbrella in your bag, just in case the rains decide to show. You can hike around the lakes and forests in the warm spring days, while the clear days of summer are excellent for birdwatching in the Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area or cooling off in the sea. As the snows of winter draw in, you can snowshoe or cross country ski in the state parks.

A paradise for bird lovers

The forested state parks are dense with pines and surround the freshwater lakes and rivers where you can camp under the stars or stay in one of the Kingston vacation rentals. Nearer the coast, the estuaries of the Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area are a haven for bird watchers. Here, not far from many Kingston vacation rentals, you can walk along the mudflats looking for sandpipers, greater yellowlegs, short-billed dowitchers, willets, and plovers which roost in the salt pans or marsh areas.