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Best Lodging in New Hampshire | 2013 Editors' Choice Awards

Best Lodging in New Hampshire | 2013 Editors’ Choice Awards
9 votes, 3.89 avg. rating (77% score)
by in May 2013
The Inn at Newfound Lake

Photo/Art by Courtesy of the Inn at Newfound LakeThe Inn at Newfound Lake

Looking to rest your head in the Granite State? We’ve got you covered! Check out our picks for the best lodging in New Hampshire for 2013.

BEST KNIT-INN
THE WAKEFIELD INN, Wakefield
Gather up your knitting or quilting circle for two (or three) nights’ lodging, meals, a trip to local yarn shops, and a bottomless cookie jar. Enjoy the 1804 inn with its three-sided fireplace with beehive oven, wraparound front porch, and flying spiral staircase stretching to the third floor. Knitting-package rates: from $99 (per night, two-night stay), including full breakfast. Regular rates: from $119, including full breakfast. 2723 Wakefield Road. 603-522-8272; wakefieldinn.com

BEST GREEN GETAWAY
APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB MADISON SPRING HUT, Low & Burbank’s Grant/Thompson & Meserve’s Purchase
High in the White Mountains’ Presidential Range, Madison boasts an environmentally advanced waterless waste system and solar thermal collectors to preheat water for cooking and dishwashing–not to mention top-of-the-world views. Recently renovated and expanded, the present-day Madison facility sits on the site of the AMC’s first high-mountain hut, built in 1888. Rates: from $118 non-members, $98 members, including breakfast, dinner, and educational programs. Valley Way Trailhead/Appalachia Parking Lot, Route 2, Randolph. 603-466-2721; outdoors.org/lodging

BEST FAMILY RESORT
RED JACKET MOUNTAIN VIEW RESORT, North Conway
Located on 25 acres overlooking the Moat Mountain Range and Saco River Valley, the resort offers a variety of accommodations and amenities, including a spa, an arcade, and two onsite restaurants. Don’t miss the Kahuna Laguna–a 40,000 square-foot indoor water park–and free “Kids Klub,” with activities such as capture-the-flag and craft time. Rates: from $129. 2251 White Mountain Highway (Route 16). 603-356-5411; redjacketresorts.com/mountain-view-resort.php

BEST CITY ESCAPE
THE CENTENNIAL HOTEL, Concord
Guests experience the best of both worlds with boutique bedding and high-speed Internet access, along with Victorian-era charm such as lounges nestled into twin turrets overlooking bustling downtown Concord. Rates: from $159. 96 Pleasant St. 603-227-9000; thecentennialhotel.com

BEST VERANDA
THE INN AT NEWFOUND LAKE, Bridgewater
Grab a seat on the porch overlooking Newfound Lake and watch the sunset. Make it a night and order dinner–such as the Mediterranean haddock, pan-seared and panko-encrusted, with fresh tomatoes, onions, capers, peppers, and white-wine lemon sauce–the chef’s signature dish. Or keep it simple with coffee and dessert. Rates: from $135, including continental breakfast. 1030 Mayhew Turnpike (Route 3A). 603-744-9111; newfoundlake.com/main.html

BEST RIVERSIDE INN
CHIEFTAIN MOTOR INN, Hanover
One thousand feet of river frontage provides primo swimming and boating. The inn is also the finish line for Dartmouth crew races, and the college shuttles spectators here to watch. Rates: from $119, including continental breakfast. 84 Lyme Road. 603-643-2550; chieftaininn.com

BEST HOT TUB
THE MULBURN INN, Bethlehem
Sit back and enjoy the hot tub on the screened porch under the stars, and ponder the fact that Cary Grant, Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe, and Thomas Edison were all onetime guests of the inn. Rates: from $115, including full breakfast and afternoon tea. 2370 Main St. 603-869-3389; mulburninn.com

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