A wondrous display of foliage dresses New England in autumn’s brilliant palette. Whether a quick weekend trip or a more leisurely stay, find respite in these charming accommodations nestled among a few of New Hampshire’s largest lakes.
Rustic yet elegant environs await at the Adirondack-style Church Landing at Mill Falls, one of several waterfront inns in the quaint village of Meredith. Private balconies offer panoramic views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Warmed by a blazing hearth, sink into plush down bedding in one of the hotel’s fifty-seven designer-decorated guest rooms.
The scenic beauty of Holderness lends an air of tranquility to The Manor on Golden Pond. Captivated by majestic vistas of the White Mountains, wealthy Englishman Isaac Van Horn built a summer retreat overlooking Squam Lake in 1907.
Tastefully appointed quarters welcome guests after a day of exploring the 13-acre grounds of The Manor on Golden Pond. The Windsor Room, above, boasts outstanding views and an original wood-burning fireplace.
Start the morning at Black Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast with a steaming cup of locally roasted, fresh-brewed coffee—the signature blend pairs perfectly with the innkeepers’ tantalizing presentation of homemade specialties. Spacious suites and attentive service make this historic Tilton estate a relaxing getaway.
The Squam Lake Inn, also in Holderness, includes many on-site attractions. Enjoy picnic fare from the Squam Lake MarketPlace, or dine with locals at Inn Kitchen + Bar. The restored 1890s post-and-beam Red Barn Shop brims with gifts for commemorating a visit to New England.
Discover more of The Granite State in “New Hampshire’s Seasonal Pageantry,” on page 25 of the October 2014 issue of Victoria magazine.