Destination guide

Experience Lincoln in vacation home rentals

Tucked away in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest, the small town of Lincoln is big on family-friendly attractions. A Lincoln vacation rental makes a great base for visiting Whale's Tale Water Park and Clark's Trading Post, a bear-themed family amusement park. And don't miss a ride on the iconic White Mountain Central steam train. It also draws a loyal active set who come to hike the many trails of the Franconia Notch State Park. In winter, it's handed over to the snow sports crowd, who flock to Loon Mountain's well-groomed slopes and cross-country trails.

Things to do

Attractions near your Lincoln summer rental

Lincoln is a great destination for all the family. A big draw to the area is Whale's Tale Water Park. Sprawling on 17 acres, it has many watery attractions and thrill slides, including Shipwreck Island and the Banzai Pipeline. Another popular spot for kids is Clark's Trading Post, a fun, family-run theme park that has a host of steam train rides, live shows and various old-time museums to explore. Lincoln is also the gateway to the Loon Mountain Ski Resort, which, aside from 61 trails across 3 peaks, also has an adventure center with snow shoeing.


Things to do near Lincoln vacation homes

Famous for its abundance of natural attractions, Lincoln is a real outdoorsy destination. A Lincoln vacation rental makes a great base to explore the hiking and biking trails of both the White Mountain National Forest and Franconia Notch State Park, while the more leisurely walker could head to Flume Gorge, which offers a variety of scenic walkways and viewpoints. It also draws train enthusiasts, who come to ride the steam trains that criss-cross the mountains. Come winter, the region falls under the domain of the snow sports crowd who flock to the region's best ski resorts.


Local weather for your trip to Lincoln vacation homes

Lincoln is a popular destination to visit all year round. During the warm summer months, temperatures can reach highs of 80 degrees in July and August. The summer season is also the most popular and Lincoln vacation rentals can get booked up well in advance. Fall is a popular time to visit New Hampshire, when the leaf color in the White Mountains draws the crowds. The shoulder seasons of late fall and early spring offer the best choice of vacation rentals. Come winter, when the temperatures drop below freezing and the snow falls, the snow sports crowd descend.

Natural features

The bear necessities - hiking in the White Mountain

Pitched in the rugged heart of the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln is a 2-hour drive north of Boston. An 11-mile drive north of town is Franconia Notch State Park, one of New Hampshire's most scenic mountain passes. A boon for hikers, follow the trails past the waterfalls and rock cliffs of Flume Gorge, and the craggy cliff face of the Old Man of the Mountain. Strewn with wildflowers, you may even spot resident black bear, peregrine falcon, or moose. There's a visitors' center, which organizes guided hikes, and the aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Lincoln

Fly into Whitefield, NH (HIE-Mount Washington Regional), the closest airport, located 22.9 mi (36.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Laconia, NH (LCI-Laconia Municipal), which is 34.7 mi (55.8 km) away.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Lincoln vacation homes

Kids will love the outdoor areas in Lincoln. Vacation homes are close to family-friendly attractions like the Hobo Railroad, a historic railway along the river with trips in vintage passenger cars, and Alpine Adventures, a huge mountain park showcasing off-road safari tours, snowmobile rides, zip lining, and an aerial course. You'll also like Story Land, a kid-focused fun park with fairy tale and nursery rhyme themes, rides, and shows.

Good for couples

Couple’s retreat near Lincoln vacation rentals

Lincoln is an alpine paradise for adventurous couples. Vacation homes put you within reach of places like Flume Gorge, a scenic natural ravine with hiking trails and a covered bridge to see mountain and waterfall vistas, and Franconia Notch, a prominent mountain pass with a parkway near the mountain range. You'll also like Pemigewasset Wilderness, a vast wilderness area with hiking trails along the river and campsites.

Where to stay around Lincoln?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 937 vacation rentals near Lincoln. From 270 Houses to 58 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lincoln for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Lincoln:

  • Loon Mountain Ski Resort: 567 vacation rentals
  • North Conway Village: 367 vacation rentals
  • Glen: 471 vacation rentals
  • Bretton Woods: 232 vacation rentals
  • Eidelweiss Village: 85 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 Lincoln?

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

  • Franconia Notch State Park: 938 vacation rentals
  • Whale's Tale Water Park: 919 vacation rentals
  • Clark's Trading Post: 911 vacation rentals
  • Flume Gorge: 920 vacation rentals
  • Greeley Ponds Trailhead: 1,369 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 270 Houses in Lincoln. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lincoln include:

  • Cabins: 58 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 311 rentals available
  • Cottages: 58 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 Lincoln?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 558 vacation rentals with pool available in Lincoln. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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