North Conway, New Hampshire sits in the Washington Valley in the White Mountains and is rich with year-round activities for everyone. Whether you're traveling as a couple looking for a romantic getaway, a family looking for a fun vacation, or a group of friends, the areas surrounding Mt. Washington, North Conway, Bartlett, Attitash, and Jackson have so many things to do that you will simply not have enough time to get it all done if you only stay for a weekend. As this area is only 1.5 hours from Portland, Maine and 3 hours from Boston, it makes an ideal vacation getaway for an entire week or just a weekend.
Places to Stay
-- Cranmore & North Conway
-- Attitash Mountain & Bartlett
-- Jackson & Black Mountain
In the winter, the obvious attractions are the ski slopes as well as cross country skiing and other winter activities. The ski resorts of Cranmore, Attitash, and Black Mountain
are all within a short drive of one another. So, staying in one of the towns or at one of the resorts means that you can experience all 3 ski resort areas without much hassle. Furthermore, if you're interested in cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice skating, or any other winter sport, this is the place to come because you can find it here.
Summers in North Conway and around the Washington Valley are just as busy and adventurous! First of all, mountain activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and river tubing on the Saco are all on the agenda. Make sure you take the trail up to Diana's Baths
, a beautiful series of waterfalls where you can go swimming. Cathedral Ledge
is another popular hiking spot with amazing views.
If you've got kids, be sure to check out the Story Land
amusement park which is full of rides and games. Or, head to the Kahuna Laguna indoor water park. Or visit Attitash for the downhill mountain coaster. Zip lining, laser tag, a kids museum, and other family-friendly things to do are everywhere.
Train lovers of all ages will absolutely want to visit North Conway for 2 reasons. First, the Conway Scenic Railroad
gives you the experience of riding a historic train through the beautiful mountains in style. Second, if you want some views, the Mount Washington Cog Railway
takes passengers up to the summit of Mt. Washington for amazing views and a historical experience.
Finally, if it's gorgeous views you're after (fall foliage, anyone?), then be sure to take a drive on the famous Kancamagus Highway
(NH Route 112). Along the way you'll find small towns and beautiful views.
Places to Stay
If you're looking for a place to stay in North Conway and the Mount Washington Valley region, we have assembled a list of the best Airbnb condos, cabins, and vacation rentals for every type of traveler. Our list below is organized by location. Some places are larger than others and suit a family or large group, while others are smaller and are perfect for a couple looking for a romantic weekend getaway. Most of these places have full kitchens, extra bedrooms, laundry, and are a short drive to the nearby ski slopes and other fun activities.
Cranmore Mountain & North Conway
The quaint town of North Conway sits at the base of Cranmore Mountain, but it's more than just a ski resort town. As we mentioned earlier, plenty of other activites can be found in town including shopping, kids activities, and more. While many ski condos are close to the base of the slopes, it's easy to find a place to stay in the town itself or a more secluded cabin withing just a few miles of town.
Valley Villa Townhouse 2BR
Located just a few minutes away from the center of town as well as the ski slopes, this gorgeous townhouse is perfect for a family. With an updated kitchen, you can cook all of your own meals or bring back leftovers from the nearby restaurants. The second bedroom has bunk beds which the kids will love, too. The living room area is cozy with nice sofas and a TV. It's a fantastic value, so add this one to your short list!
Log Cabin 3BR
This beautiful and modern log cabin vacation rental has 3 bedrooms, a beautiful living room centered around a stone fireplace, and a modern and upgraded kitchen with everything you need to cook for your whole group. This house is perfect for a family or group of friends on a ski trip or summer hiking adventure in the mountains. The bathrooms are as updated and modern as the kitchen, so you'll be living in luxury. Downstairs is another den with more sofas and a TV. A set of bunk beds can also be found in this room (making this a 4th bedroom in this 3-bedroom house). Also included is an outdoor fire pit, laundry machines, Wi-Fi, and a huge porch to take in those mountain views. Finally, the location is perfect, as it's just a few minutes from central North Conway, the ski slopes, and shopping areas.
Wanderlust Loft Apartment
This beautifully decorated 1-bedroom loft apartment has room for up to 3 people, making it ideal for a couple or a small family on a ski trip or summer getaway. It's only 5 minutes from downtown N. Conway and very close to the Cranmore ski slopes and other resort areas nearby. With a full kitchen, you can cook your own meals if you don't want to venture out to the multiple restaurants and shops nearby.
2BR N. Conway Cabin
This 2-bedroom cabin has been recently renovated and provides plenty of space in a quiet setting. It has an updated fully-equipped kitchen and a nice living room with a cozy space to relax. Just 5 minutes from the ski slopes and shopping, you'll be in a convenient location. This is an ideal vacation rental for a family that needs a bit more space.
Just a short walk into downtown North Conway, this cabin sits in a quiet area. You're also not far from the ski slopes, too. Outside you'll find plenty of outdoor space including a grill and hammock. Indoors is 2 bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and some cozy relaxing space to unwind. The second bedroom has bunk beds, making this cabin perfect for a family.
This 1-bedroom condo has a private entrance and is perfectly located in the heart of North Conway, walking distance to all of the nearby shops and restaurants. This rental is well appointed with nice, modern furniture and a luxurious decor. The full kitchen will let you cook all of your own meals, too. You'll have your own private porch plus some extra outdoor space, too. This is the perfect spot for a couple exploring the area.
N.Conway Retreat (Studio)
Inside this cute cottage is a private studio apartment with a large bed, kitchenette, and luxurious bathroom. Everything is well appointed and kept very clean, and you'll have a private entrance. This is the perfect spot for a couple on a budget, as it's also affordably priced. Enjoy the jacuzzi tub, prepare some quick meals with the microwave, and relax with the TV. You'll also have access to all of the amenities at the Eastern Slope Inn which includes the pool. Located in the heart of North Conway, you'll be very close to the ski slopes at Cranmore and plenty of shops and restaurants.
Attitash Mountain & Bartlett
Attitash Mountain ski resort (along with adjoining Bear Peak) has 68 ski trails and 11 lifts. A variety of ski condos can be found in the village at the base of the mountain that are not only affordable, but also within a short distance to the ski lifts. If you want a larger cabin, it's not hard to find one within the surrounding few miles.
Updated Ski-in/Ski-out Condo 3BR
This gorgeous 3-bedroom condo has amazing views and enough room for up to 12 people. It's perfect for a family that needs more space, or a group of friends on a ski trip. With a perfect location right near the ski slopes as well as shops and restaurants, you'll have easy access to everything around the resort and nearby towns. The living room has a large sofa centering around a warm fireplace. The kitchen is updated and modern, with everything you need to cook for your entire crew. Upstairs is an additional loft space with another sofa and TV, as well as a place to get some work done. One of the bedrooms has a set of bunk beds in addition to 2 larger beds (so adults don't have to use the bunks), while another bedroom has bunk beds plus 1 larger bed. Laundry, a grill, Wi-Fi, and access to the resort amenities (swimming pool, hot tub, gym) are also included!
3BR Chalet, Pet-Friendly
Here's a fantastic chalet-style cabin with room for a family right by the slopes. Inside you'll find a cozy living room space with a great fireplace that opens into the fully-equipped kitchen. You can cook all of your meals here for your whole family, or head out to the nearby restaurants and shops. Downstairs is another living room with a TV. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all comfortable and clean. Affordably priced, this is a great option, especially considering the location.
Relaxing Riverside Retreat
A 2-bedroom townhouse with modern amenities and just a few minutes from Attitash, this vacation rental is a great option for a family or group of friends. It has room for up to 8 people. The full kitchen and comfy living room will let everyone unwind after a day on the slopes or hiking the mountains. The large wood-burning stove adds to the rustic vibe of this affordably-priced townhouse. Access to the building's pool and other amenities are included, too.
Newly Renovated Studio Condo
Studio, Full Kitchen, Pool
This newly renovated studio condo is fully-equipped, well decorated, and very comfortable. Inside you'll find a large bed with a wood-burning stove, a fully-equipped kitchen with plenty of room to cook all your meals, and a comfortable living room with a nice TV. The bathroom is also clean and very modern. Laundry is included, too. The patio out back is a nice touch, and has outdoor seating. Amenities include pool access (indoor and outdoor), as well as the very close proximity to the ski slopes. This is the perfect vacation rental for a couple looking for a place to stay on a ski trip or a hiking adventure. Check out the photos!
Here is a surprisingly large studio condo with room for up to 4 people, making it great for a couple or a small family. The murphy-style queen bed folds up so that you can have more room during the day. The fireplace keeps you warm and cozy, while the fully-equipped kitchen lets you cook all of your meals unless you want to head out to the nearby restaurants in town (very close). The sofa folds out into a bed, too. The large dining room table is an added bonus, as is the outdoor space with a patio and some room to play. You will also have access to the complex's swimming pools, hot tub, game room, tennis courts, sauna, grills, and other resort amenities. And the price is very affordable!
Jackson & Black Mountain
At the north end of the MWV you'll find the small town of Jackson, NH and the nearby ski resort area of Black Mountain. It's a bit quieter up here. Just south of Jackson lies the Story Land amusement park. And around the village you can find plenty of restaurants and shopping, too.
Cozy Log Cabin
Here's a private, 1 bedroom cabin with a hot tub located just minutes from the ski slopes at Black Mountain as well as hiking trails, cross country skiing, and the town of Jackson. While it's rustic, it also has modern amenities such as a full kitchen, Kuerig coffee machine, Wi-Fi, a smart TV, and a modern bathroom. This is the perfect mountain getaway for a couple looking for a ski trip or a summer getaway into nature. Check out the photos!
Updated 1BR Condo
This updated and modern 1-bedroom condo is perfect for a couple or small family as it has room for up to 4 people. With a modern kitchen, you can cook all of your meals if you don't want to head out into the surrounding restaurants in the town. You'll also have access to the community pools (indoor and outdoor). The large bed in the master is very cozy as the bedroom also has a fireplace. A jacuzzi tub, Wi-Fi, beautiful gardens, and a game room are also on the list of amenities.
Family-Friendly Glen Home, 4BR
This spectacular 4-bedroom house has everything you could want in a getaway mountain cabin. The large windows across the back open the kitchen and living room to the outdoors and the backyard. The modern, fully-equipped kitchen will let you cook all of your meals if you don't want to head out to the nearby restaurants. The spacious dining and living room area has amazing views, a large fireplace, and plenty of rustic but modern charm. Bedrooms are comfortable, too, and 2 of them have bunk beds which the kids will love. Laundry, Wi-Fi, a grill, central heat, and other niceties are included. It's also just a short drive to all of the nearby ski slopes, villages, and hiking trails.
Cozy Townhome 3BR
If your family or group needs more space, this 3-bedroom vacation rental has everything you need. This townhouse offers room for up to 8 people. The modern kitchen has it all, and the comfortable living room shares the open-concept space so that everyone can discuss their daily adventures while you prepare your dinners. The master bedroom has an amazing bathroom (check out the photos). And having a second bathroom is always a nice feature, too. The third bedroom has bunk beds which the kids will love, too. And don't forget about the foosball table. Laundry, Wi-Fi, a grill, and other niceties are included.
Ski Condo w/ Pool
2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Pool
About half-way between Attitash and Jackson sits this modern and comfortable 2-bedroom condo. You'll have access to the building's swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna, too. The master is up on the enclosed loft space and feels very romantic. Downstairs is a great room for kids or adults because it has bunk beds but also a large bed to the side. The full kitchen and living room are beautiful and well appointed, too.
Charming 3BR Cabin Home
This cabin in the mountains is perfect for a family. With 3 bedrooms, it has enough room for up to 10 people. The list of modern family-friendly amenities here is long: a full, modern kitchen, a loft with a foosball table, multiple TVs, a large deck with outdoor seating, modern bathrooms, extra beds, laundry, and more. And the price is great for everything included, making this a good value.