Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Gilford

Take a vacation to Gilford and enjoy the area's live music, festivals and theater scene. This city's skiing, mountain views and lake draw many visitors. Many of our vacation 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 cozy vacation 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 center:

  • 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

Travelers 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 23.24 inches and temperatures average 13°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Gilford

Travelers 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 center:

  • 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)

Traveling to and around Gilford

Fly into Laconia, NH (LCI-Laconia Municipal), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.2 km) from the city center. 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.

Where to stay around Gilford?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 802 holiday lettings near Gilford. From 472 Houses to 186 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gilford for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gilford:

  • Center Ossipee: 64 holiday homes
  • Alton Bay: 89 holiday homes
  • Silver Lake: 31 holiday homes
  • West Ossipee: 17 holiday homes
  • The Bays: 31 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gilford? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gilford. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ellacoya State Park: 964 holiday lettings
  • Bolduc Park: 946 holiday lettings
  • Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook: 973 holiday lettings
  • Meredith: 996 holiday lettings
  • Winnipesaukee Playhouse: 983 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gilford listed on 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. offers 472 Houses in Gilford. Our other popular types of Gilford holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 186 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 186 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 100 self catering accommodations

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 113 holiday homes with pool available in Gilford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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