WATER IS ALWAYS PART OF THE PICTURE!
Our Inn is set on Lake Opechee, a 427 acre lake in the center between the regions two largest lakes, Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Winnisquam. Early native Americans called Lake Winnipesaukee "The Smile of the Great Spirit." The name still seems appropriate today.
Recreational activities abound; boating, swimming, cruises, ice skating, ice fishing and snowmobiling along with some truly spectacular scenery make this a four season vacation destination.
Winnipesaukee is surrounded by three mountain ranges; Ossipee, Belknap and Squam. It has a view of Sandwich Ridge and the Presidential Range including the famous Mount Washington.
Explore the area's numerous villages. Each one offers something different. Laconia, city on the lakes, offers public beaches, downtown shops and Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center. Weirs Beach has boardwalks, arcades, waterslides, restaurants and an activity center; Meredith is a restored mill village where you can browse through antiques, art and craft galleries; and Wolfeboro is a picture perfect New England village, right down to its historic Main Street. Center Harbor, Melvin Village, Alton Bay and the other towns in the Lakes Region all have their own special flavor, as well.
Come by car, boat or seaplane. All communities have public parks and docks and many feature activities such as fireworks displays and band concerts throughout the year. All offer a variety to exceptional dining and shopping.
The Lake Opechee Inn and Spa is the perfect base for exploring New Hampshire and its Lakes Region. Listed below are just a few of the exciting activities available to you. Guest Services is always pleased to help you plan your next visit.
Cruise Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the historic M/S Mount Washington, the most beautiful scenic cruise in New England. In the summer evenings the ship turns into a floating nightclub offering buffet dinner and dancing to live music. Dinner Dance and Theme cruises are also offered on week-ends during the spring and fall season.
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook:
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook is the Lake's Region's premier concert venue hosting numerous major concerts throughout the four seasons. The venue is an 8,000-seat amphitheater on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, New Hampshire. What started as a vision on a grass field on a tree farm, has since evolved into northern New England's premier summer concert venue.
New Hampshire Music Festival:
New Hampshire Music Festival brings high quality music to the Lakes Region year round. Their Classics Series presents emerging world-class soloists and ensembles with the beloved NHMF orchestra performing repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern eras. They also continue to bring the Big Band Series as well as their Pops Series.
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is a nonprofit organization that serves to develop and stage professional and community based theatrical productions. Whether your interest is to be onstage, behind-the-scenes or in the audience, the "Winni" Playhouse has something for everyone.
Enjoy bargain hunting at its best with tax free shopping at Tanger Outlet Center. Shop over 50 of your favorite outlet stores including: Brooks Brothers, Carter, Coach, Eddie Bauer, GAP, and so many more.
Fun Spot is the second largest arcade in the country with the largest selection of classic games in the world! It provides quality entertainment in an atmosphere that is right for the whole family. Enjoy new and classic video games, a 20 lane ten pin and candlepin bowling center, cash bingo, mini-golf, a driving range and indoor golf center.
Welcome to Kellerhaus, for generations they have created the finest hand-made chocolates, candies and ice cream. Enjoy New Hampshire's oldest candy and ice cream maker during your visit to the Lakes Region.
Shaker Village has been "Heaven on Earth" since 1792. Enjoy tours of the 24 original Shaker buildings on over 690 rural acres. Shaker Village offers demonstrations, tours, exhibits, a museum shop and an authentic Shaker dining.
Alpine Adventures opened the first, longest, highest and fastest Zipline Canopy Tour in New England in 2006 and continues to lead the way in the outdoor adventure industry. Located in the beautiful White Mountains of NH near Loon Mountain, the original Zipline “Tree-top Canopy tour” was an instant hit. The follow up "Sky Rider" Zipline tour opened in 2008 and again raised the bar for Zipline Canopy Tours...with side by side racing zips and longer, higher lines than any other tour.
Tour this beautiful historic castle and enjoy miles of hiking trails, spectacular views of Lake Winnipesaukee, and tours of the natural water spring site and bottling plant.
The Lakes Region's four season playground! Enjoy skiing and riding on over 50 trails, snow tubing on the longest tubing run in New Hampshire, as well as, cross country skiing and snowshoeing on 50km of groomed terrain. During the warmer months Gunstock offers beautiful guided horseback rides around scenic Cobble Mountain. You will also be able to enjoy the many special events hosted at Gunstock throughout the four seasons.
NHIS is an official international race track featuring the Loudon Classic, Nextel Cup, NASCAR and many other racing venues.
Come aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad and enjoy a nostalgic rail excursion along the shores of the lake. The train travels 7 miles along the shoreline and is always within view of the lake. Once part of the Boston and Maine RR they brought tourists to the Lakes Region for summer vacations from the late 1890's through the 1950's. You can also enjoy their scenic Lakeside Dinner Train for evening entertainment.
The club's friendly atmosphere and great location have long made Lochmere Golf and Country Club a favorite among golfers. Lochmere is a semi-private golf club that offers members and guest an enjoyable golf experience.
The Lakes Region Casino is opens at 12:00pm 7 days a week. They offer a variety of games including Bingo, Texas Holdem, Craps, and more. They also have live entertainment during the weekends.