February’s “Month of Love” serves as an annual reminder to millions of couples that a romantic getaway is long overdue. The four-season wilderness wonderland that is New Hampshire’s Lakes Region has become a popular destination for couples searching for tranquility, seclusion, and beauty. Our serene slice of New England is a welcomed change of pace for couples from Boston, Worcester, Providence, Manchester, and far beyond. The Lakes Region is home to a seemingly endless natural wilderness, perfect for snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and alpine skiing adventures. You’ll also discover one of the best fine dining scenes in New Hampshire – the Lakes Region is renowned for its superb farm-to-table cuisine and fresh-caught seafood. Bayside Rentals, based out of Meredith, has dozens of deluxe Lake Winnipesaukee house rentals on the water’s edge, minutes from the area’s best restaurants and most popular outdoor activities.
Gunstock Mountain, the area’s premier alpine and Nordic skiing hub, is a short, scenic drive from most of our Lake Winnipesaukee house rentals. The panoramic mountain-top views of the Lakes Region are worth the price of admission alone. The world-class skiing, meanwhile, covers over 227 acres of pristine wilderness. Gunstock Mountain currently has 47 open trails, five lifts, and a base depth around 39 inches. This mountain would be considered by most to be intermediate, so couples of all skill levels should be able to enjoy the fresh powder, snow-covered forestry, and breathtaking valley views. There’s also 50 kilometers of Nordic skiing at Gunstock. Thirty-six meticulously-groomed trails meander through the surrounding beauty. While Gunstock does provide snowshoeing possibilities, we recommend reading this article to learn about the area’s hidden gems.
Fine Dining in the Lakes Region
After a refreshing day at Gunstock Mountain and The Loon Center, retreat to one of our Lake Winnipesaukee house rentals for hot cocoa and a warm bath before heading back out for a romantic dinner. There are dozens of fantastic restaurants scattered throughout the Lakes Region, but we’ve compiled three popular, ultra-romantic establishments worth visiting. Moultonborough’s The New Woodshed serves some of the best steak and seafood in New Hampshire inside an early-1800s-style New England post-and-beam barn. The original Woodshed burned down in 2013 but was rebuilt into a stunning replica. Please consult their winter hours before traveling to Moultonborough.
O Steaks & Seafood in Laconia, meanwhile, overlooks stunning Opechee Bay, making it a favorite romantic dining experience 12 months a year. O Steaks has spectacular pan-seared scallops, grilled salmon, and medium-rare filet mignon. If you wish to stay in Meredith, we highly recommend Camp, which is slightly more casual than O Steaks and The New Woodshed. Camp has delicious New England baked haddock, Atlantic pan-seared salmon, and grilled sirloin steak smothered in a blue cheese fondue.
Romantic Lake Winnipesaukee House Rentals in NH
After each full day of adventure, exploration, and gourmet cuisine, retreat to our contemporary yet affordable New Hampshire vacation rentals for fireside snuggles, bottled wine, and soothing Jacuzzi tub relaxation. Bayside Rentals has dozens of fully-equipped, one or two-bedroom New Hampshire vacation rentals within minutes of the area’s most popular couples-friendly activities and romantic restaurants. Browse through our extensive list of Lake Winnipesaukee rentals online at BaysideRentalsNH.com, or give us a call today at 1-866-990-6796 to book a well-deserved romantic escape to the serene Lakes Region.