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Destination guide

Hilltop views and glistening lakes

Perched on a hilltop along Route 114, the pretty little town of New London is squeezed between Lake Sunapee to the west and Pleasant Lake to the east, the two biggest draws to the area. If you stay in a New London vacation rental, you could be finding yourself whiling away afternoons on the sandy shores of the lake, occasionally paddling down at the water's edge for a refreshing dip. Alternatively, you could lace up your boots to walk the forested backcountry trails that wind up through nearby Mount Sunapee or Mount Kearsarge for picture-perfect summit views.

Things to do

The oldest playhouse in New Hampshire

If you're staying in a New London vacation rental during summer, you won't want to miss the New London Barn Playhouse. Housed in an early 19th-century wooden barn, it's the longest running summer playhouse in the state and has a revolving list of excellent productions which change every 2 weeks or so. Drive north and you'll find the town of Hanover whose Hood Museum of Art houses an extraordinarily large collection of artifacts and works of art including some from Picasso. Afterwards, you could visit the 12,000-square-foot Prospect Hill Antiques barn to dig around for a bargain.

Activities

Bring the kids for bags of fun

There's a ton of things to do within a short drive of your New London vacation rental, particularly if you bring the kids. During the summer, you can spend your days with the family mastering your minigolf skills or sliding through the forests on zip lines. If you've brought your clubs, you can practice your swing on the challenging 18-hole course nearby. The mountain cliffsides lend themselves nicely to rock climbing and are a great place to learn the sport. As winter creeps in, the flurries of snow turn the mountains into a playground for skiers and snowboarders.

Weather

Open in all seasons

This part of New Hampshire is truly a year-round destination. In spring, you'll find New London vacation rentals wonderfully peaceful, with crisp alpine air and few other travelers on the trails. Summer sees the biggest influx of vacationers, but if you like long, hot days near the lake, this is the time to come. Just be sure to book up early. The number of visitors drops off again in fall and the forests burst into myriad colors as the leaves turn, before the snowy festive season arrives and everyone begins to dust off the skis, ready to hit the slopes.

Natural features

Wildlife and backyard critters

If spotting wildlife is important to your vacations, you've come to the right place. From your New London vacation rental, you can easily reach Mount and Lake Sunapee, both of which have long been known for their abundance of species. As well as the common backyard creatures like foxes and squirrels, there are more elusive animals slinking around the mountain ridges and banks of the lake. You may very well spot a bobcat or 2, as well as a large moose ambling through the woods or marshlands. Hiking reveals some beautiful birdlife, particularly in the mornings.

How to get there

Transportation to and around New London

The nearest airport is in Lebanon, NH (LEB-Lebanon Municipal), located 21.5 mi (34.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Springfield, VT (VSF-Hartness State), which is 27.2 mi (43.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around New London, NH?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 138 vacation rentals around New London. From 83 house rentals to 24 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a lakefront property in New London?

Watch as gentle gusts make ripples in the water and look out for local wildlife. Lakes are one of the most extraordinary and peaceful places to retreat to. If this sounds like your kind of vacation, you're in luck. Vrbo has 43 rentals near lakes ready to be booked. Alternatively, you might be looking for something a little different. Vrbo has heaps of rental properties to choose from, including:

  • 38 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 33 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 25 shore-front vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in New London?

If you're after a home away from home this vacation, renting an entire house is a fantastic idea. You and your crew will have plenty of space for all manner of getaway activities. There are 71 options available on Vrbo. Prices start at $155 per night. If that doesn't suit your group's taste, we've got a number of other rental options to select from, such as:

  • Cottage: 16 vacation homes. Prices start from $85 per night.
  • Condo: 6 vacation homes. Prices start from $185 per night.
  • Cabin: 5 vacation homes. Prices start from $200 per night.

Can I stay in New London in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a trip with your relatives or spending a few nights away with all your old school mates, it's a whole lot of fun hanging out under the one roof! And the best news is that Vrbo has options to suit. House vacation homes are the leading option here for big groups of guests. Our international database currently has 19 available. Rental accommodations around this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 8, we have 31 vacation homes just right for that size. Book a night for as little as $73.
  • If you have 6 in your squad, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 24 vacation homes perfect. You can get one for as little as $150 a night.
  • Searching for rental properties catering to 10 guests? You'll be happy to find out we have 19 that'll be ideal. You can get one from just $185 per night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can take your aunt, your grandpa and all your mates to New London.

Where are the cheapest rentals in New London?

Vrbo has a variety of fantastic budget-concious rentals. Treat your squad to a fancy meal out or extend your vacation for a few nights with all the moolah you save. When it comes to getting your hands on a great deal, the first place you look ought to be Blodgett Landing. Here, Vrbo has 7 rentals at an average price of $319 a night. Georges Mills is another place to consider. We have 10 rentals here, and the average price is around $370 a night.

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