Destination guide

In the heart of the Lakes Region

Founded in the mid-18th century and once called Crotchtown, the tiny town of Sanbornton lies on the confluence of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee Rivers. It's a pretty town of typical New England clapboard homes, some of which are available as Sanbornton vacation rentals. This part of the state is characterized by lakes that have attracted family vacationers for decades. The surrounding area is chockfull of activities and attractions, both for adults and kids as well as other charming little lakeside towns to discover.

Things to do

Ride the old railroad

You'll never be bored when you stay at a Sanbornton vacation rental. Just a short drive away, you can ride the old Hobo Railroad which meanders slowly along the edge of Lake Winnipesaukee on a 2-hour tour. Afterwards, you could treat the kids (or those with a sweet tooth) with a visit to Kellerhaus, the oldest sweet store in the state, to try their famed ice cream sundae buffet. For a slice of history, why not visit Laconia's historic Belknap Mill, a former hosiery factory that offers educational programs and also operates as an atmospheric wedding venue?


Countless opportunities for family fun

If you're looking for a day of adventure during your stay in a Sanbornton vacation rental, you can't do better than the Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford. There are over 200 acres of snowy terrain, perfect for snowboarding and skiing and, if you can't bear to leave at the end of the day, there are even camping facilities available. The kids will love the aerial obstacle course, the largest in New England. Alternatively, you can hike along the trails that wind their way through the Belknap Range or rent a paddleboat and spend a peaceful afternoon on the lake.


For peace and quiet, try the shoulder seasons

If you want to visit the lakes during summer, be sure to book up your Sanbornton vacation rental early to avoid disappointment. You can expect long, warm days cooled with a breeze off the lake. If you want a little more peace and quiet, try spring when the kids are still at school and the trails can be almost empty. Alternatively, later in the year, you can experience the famous New England fall foliage in full swing and, with a dip in vacation rental prices prior to the festive season, it's arguably one of the best times to visit.

Natural features

Over 100 bird species

Wildlife lovers should hop in the car and head north to the White Mountain National Forest, just 45 minutes or so away. As you hike along the trails through the park, you'll be surprised at the astonishing number of species that you'll spot. In summer, the park comes alive with 110 recorded species of birdlife, although keen twitchers are always looking for more. If you bring a pair of binoculars, point them towards the cliffs to spot nesting falcons that now thrive after being released from captivity. If you're lucky, you may even spot the odd moose, deer or beaver.

How to get there

How to get to and around Sanbornton

The nearest airport is in Laconia, NH (LCI-Laconia Municipal), located 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Concord, NH (CON-Concord Municipal), which is 23 mi (37.1 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Sanbornton?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 197 vacation rentals near Sanbornton. From 102 Houses to 42 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sanbornton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Sanbornton:

  • Meredith: 1,139 vacation rentals
  • Weirs Beach: 205 vacation rentals
  • Alton Bay: 101 vacation rentals
  • Plymouth: 1,034 vacation rentals
  • Winnisquam: 26 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 Sanbornton?

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

  • Winnipesaukee Pier: 1,143 vacation rentals
  • Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook: 1,125 vacation rentals
  • Ridgewood Country Club: 1,322 vacation rentals
  • Ragged Mountain Ski Resort: 335 vacation rentals
  • Winnipesaukee Playhouse: 1,178 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 102 Houses in Sanbornton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sanbornton include:

  • Cabins: 42 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 42 rentals available
  • Cottages: 42 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sanbornton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 46 vacation rentals with pool available in Sanbornton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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