Sanbornton, NH, USA

Sanbornton, NH, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 481 vacation rentals near Sanbornton. From 250 houses to 112 cottages, 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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.