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Destination guide

Relax in a Gilford cabin

There may not be a more lovely vacation destination for cabins near Lake Winnipesaukee than the town of Gilford on the western edge of the lake. Many vacationers come to Gilford to enjoy a sporting day on the water, whether it's to find the perfect fishing spot or catch the perfect breeze in a sailboat. The lake is the most appealing attraction, of course, but it's just one of many fun or relaxing spots to enjoy around Gilford. There is a ski resort for winter travelers and nearby hiking trails where you can enjoy a mountain biking adventure.

Things to do

Discover Gilford on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee

For a fun family destination, search for Gilford vacation rentals near Gunstock Mountain Resort, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee. From May through November, sample a diverse selection of locally produced wines at Stone Gate Vineyard. Experience a show at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, a 900-seat amphitheater on the shores of the lake. If you’re looking for Gilford attractions that don’t involve the outdoors, Pepi Herrmann’s Crystal Gallery & Museum showcases some of the world’s finest hand-cut crystals and offers one-of-a-kind customized creations for you to purchase as a souvenir.

Activities

Enjoy family-friendly activities in Gilford

Winter sports are among the most popular Gilford activities. Visitors often check out Gunstock Mountain Resort for its skiing and snowboarding trails. The resort also offers snow tubing, snowshoeing, off-road Segway tours, a treetop adventure, and ziplining. Swim in Lake Winnipesaukee at the Ellacoya State Park. There’s usually a breeze and you can relax on the sandy beach and dine in the picnic area. Don’t miss Funspot, which is the home of the largest arcade in the world. Adventurous travelers should take the opportunity to view Gilford from the sky in a unique biplane tour of the area.

Weather

Gilford has a season for everyone

From December through February, relish cold weather sports like skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling. During these winter months, the local Gilford weather forecast typically calls for snow and dropping temperatures. From March through May, wildflowers burst through the thawing ground, and you can visit maple sugar houses for live demonstrations. The lake region comes alive in summer from June through October, with area tours, water sports, and an abundance of hiking. The spectacular colors of fall ignite the imagination, and you’ll be able to experience the crisp, mouth-watering taste of freshly picked apples.

Natural features

Get up close and personal with nature in Gilford

For spectacular views, look for Gilford vacation rentals near Belknap Mountain at the southern point of town, as this is the highest point in the area with an elevation of 2,384 feet. Almost 28 percent of the town is covered by water. Discover Gilford nature and wildlife with your family and friends at Ellacoya State Park. You may be lucky enough to spot a peregrine falcon, moose, or speckled fawn. Gilford vacation rentals put you in best possible place to experience and enjoy all that nature has to offer, from amazing wildlife to majestic mountains to a sparkling lake.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Gilford

Fly into Laconia, NH (LCI-Laconia Municipal), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Concord, NH (CON-Concord Municipal), which is 24.2 mi (38.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Gilford?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 869 vacation rentals around Gilford. From 741 house rentals to 193 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.