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 features

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 rentals are available around Gilford?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 889 holiday lettings around Gilford. From 90 flats & apartments to 219 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a lakefront property in Gilford?

If you've been searching for a peaceful pause, spend a couple of days by a lake. You'll feel like you're at adult summer camp — no singing Kumbaya around the campfire required. HomeAway has 487 holiday properties near lakes ready to be booked. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Luckily, HomeAway has plenty of other choices, including:

  • 304 lake-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 243 beachfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 237 waterfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Gilford?

Instead of booking a forgettable, cookie-cutter hotel room this holiday, you could just go for a whole house. You'll feel like a part of the neighbourhood before you know it! There are 513 houses available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £42 a night. Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Cottage: 170 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £63 per night.
  • Condo: 75 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Cabin: 41 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £25 per night.

Can I stay in Gilford in a large group?

Whether you're taking off on a holiday with the extended fam or spending a few nights away with your old school gang, it's always heaps of fun hanging out under the one roof! The great news is that HomeAway has places to suit. 72 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Presently, they're the top choice here for sizeable groups. Rental accommodation around this area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • On the lookout for properties that can fit 6 people? We have 182 that will be perfect. Prices start from £63 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your family, you'll be happy to hear that there are 180 rental properties that are ideal. You can get one for as little as £38 per night.
  • Travelling with a group of 10? We have 120 holiday rentals that fit the bill. Prices start from £115 a night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can take your uncle, your cousin and all your buddies to Gilford.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Gilford?

Say goodbye to dull cookie-cutter hotel chains! Indulge in the ease of staying like a local in a value-packed holiday rental instead. Feast your eyes on the incredible options available now on HomeAway. Chocorua Ski & Beach is a fantastic area to check out if you want to keep an eye on your budget. HomeAway has 8 holiday rentals, and the average price is an affordable £142 per night. Another 49 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around South Down Shores. With an average price of £190 per night, you're sure to get a deal worth boasting about.

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