by Michael Blanding
Too many cottage resorts consist of rundown knotty-pine cabins that haven’t seen an update in years-not so this exceptional Lake Sunapee cottage community that has been lovingly renovated by its owners to create a comfortable and relaxing vacation getaway. The cottages are large and roomy, with cathedral ceilings and gas-fired wood stoves creating a warm and welcoming environment. Each cottage can sleep five, with a double bed downstairs and a loft with three twins for the kids upstairs.
The owners have clearly sweated over the details-from the fluffy towels and boutique bath products in the bathrooms to the rocking chairs on the porches and cutesy antique children’s toys scattered around the units. The cottages are located just across the street from the lake, and down the street from Dewey Beach, where free kayak, canoe, and sailboat rentals are available. In the winter, it also offers discounted lift tickets for nearby Mount Sunapee. While the cottages don’t include kitchens, they do have a microwave and toaster oven, as well as grills outside.
Our Editor Loves
- Updated modern cottages
- Lake Sunapee across the street
- A pet-friendly cabin
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
by Toby W
This was our first visit to Lake Sunapee, the weekend before Memorial Day, so it was still considered off-season. The Harbor Cottages were clean, well-cared for, and very cozy. The grill on the deck and the kitchenette were excellent and a big plus over staying at a hotel or lodge. Beautiful location, right on the harbor, close to all that the area offers. Warm, welcoming people run the establishment. Top rating.
My husband and I have stayed in the cottages more than once. They are wonderful, the owner is gracious and fun. The location of the cottages are within walking distance to a nice little restaurant, shops and store. Definitely will continue to go here.