Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Gilford

Take a holiday to Gilford and enjoy the area's live music, festivals and theatre scene. This city's skiing, mountain views and lake draw many visitors. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Gilford

Are you searching for things to do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Gilford has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gunstock Mountain Resort (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Bolduc Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Ellacoya State Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Funspot Family Fun Center (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Waukewan Golf Club (11 mi / 17.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Gilford

Travellers enjoy Gilford for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in February, March, December or April, when snowfall averages 59.03 inches and temperatures average -11°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Gilford

Travellers enjoy Gilford for its mountain views and lakeside setting. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Gilford is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ellacoya State Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Opechee Park Cove Beach and Opechee Point Beach (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Ahern State Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Endicott Rock Park (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Lake Winnipesaukee (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Mount Major (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Gilford

Fly into Laconia, NH (LCI-Laconia Municipal), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.2 km) from the city centre. 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 holiday accommodation are available around Gilford?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 936 holiday rentals around Gilford. From 548 Houses to 236 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Gilford is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Gilford?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gilford:

  • Alton Bay: 87 holiday homes
  • The Bays: 34 holiday homes
  • Meredith: 1,066 holiday homes
  • Sanbornville: 29 holiday homes
  • Center Ossipee: 67 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gilford?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Gilford. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Stone Gate Vineyard: 1,103 holiday rentals
  • Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook: 1,129 holiday rentals
  • Ellacoya State Park: 1,039 holiday rentals
  • Bolduc Park: 1,094 holiday rentals
  • Winnipesaukee Playhouse (Winni P): 1,141 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gilford listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gilford?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 548 Houses in Gilford. Our other popular types of Gilford holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 236 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 236 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 98 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gilford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 115 holiday homes with pool available in Gilford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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