Destination guide

Enter the White Mountains in Jackson

Swathes of spear-like spruce trees pop up on the horizon, while oaks and chestnuts dress the low ridges closer to town. Half-timbered homes and handsome Georgian cottages all line up between the leafy streets, colored red and yellow and forest green beneath the hulking outlines of the beautiful, brilliant White Mountains in the distance. Jackson vacation rentals are your ticket to one of the most elegant highland resorts in New Hampshire. Hiking and gorging, river rafting and canoeing, mountain biking and waterfall hopping, skiing and snowboarding are all on the menu, making it a veritable mecca for outdoorsy types both summer and winter.

Things to do

Mountains and majestic castles beckon in Jackson

There's no question about it – Jackson's main attraction surrounds it on all sides. Just look up from anywhere in the town and you'll see the rugged rises of the White Mountain National Forest, where trailheads weave this way and that, creeks babble, and cross-country ski routes cut through the woods. Other Jackson vacation rentals will offer good access to the duo of golf courses in the valley, and the family-friendly Story Land theme park, where crooked castles and rumbling rollercoasters are all part of a day out.

Activities

Delve into the forests and the peaks in Jackson

The enviable location of Jackson town, up in the heights of the snow-mantled White Mountains, between thick forests of fir trees, crashing waterfalls, and babbling creeks, means it's a real hotspot for anyone who likes to get out and about. You can wax down the walking boots and hit the seemingly endless trails that connect the painted New England villages in fall, don the salopettes and carve through the ski fields in winter, or cool off in icy mountain streams during the height of summer. Meanwhile, travelers with kids in tow can ride scenic railroads or enjoy local fairy-tale theme parks.

Weather

Jackson is alive all year round

It's hardly a surprise that Jackson vacation rentals are popular all year round. In the winter, they offer access to more than 250 ski runs, with a season that typically goes from December to April. Then comes the summertime and the wealth of hiking routes that open between May and September, followed closely by the fall. That's when people say the painted towns of New England are at their prettiest, and the red-yellow blooms of the White Mountain National Forest at their most photogenic.

Natural features

Living in the shadow of Mount Washington

At 6,200-foot-high Mount Washington towers over the tops of Jackson to the north, heralding the zenith of the White Mountains that surround the resort on all sides. It's this highland patchwork of windblown peaks and forest-clad valleys that forms the outdoorsy playground around the town. People flock here to wander the nature trials and spot bald eagles and black bears, or to hit the ski pistes of Wildcat and Bartlett. Others come to wade through the rivers doing some fly fishing, or for intrepid peak-bagging excursions in the summertime.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Jackson

The nearest airport is in Fryeburg, ME (FRY-Eastern Slopes Regional), located 18.3 mi (29.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Whitefield, NH (HIE-Mount Washington Regional), which is 21.5 mi (34.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Jackson?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 793 vacation rentals near Jackson. From 305 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 Jackson for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Jackson:

  • North Conway Village: 369 vacation rentals
  • Glen: 474 vacation rentals
  • Bretton Woods: 236 vacation rentals
  • Eidelweiss Village: 85 vacation rentals
  • Gorham: 1,746 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 Jackson?

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

  • Nestlenook Farm: 1,160 vacation rentals
  • Wentworth Golf Club: 1,143 vacation rentals
  • Jackson Falls: 1,146 vacation rentals
  • Museum of White Mountain Art at Jackson: 1,149 vacation rentals
  • Eagle Mountain Golf Course: 1,137 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 305 Houses in Jackson. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jackson include:

  • Cabins: 48 rentals available
  • Chalets: 45 rentals available
  • Cottages: 48 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 Jackson?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 310 vacation rentals with pool available in Jackson. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.