Lake Winnipesaukee

by bostonianbrunette

Jonathan and I decided to get away for a few days of sun and beach at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. I’ve always had an affinity for Lake Winnipesaukee- it’s a really easy drive from Boston, and since it’s near the mountains, there’s always something to do, even if you’re not in the mood for laying out.  We decided to stay at the Inns at Mill Falls in Meredith- gorgeous property made up of several hotels- we chose Church Landing.

Our room was wonderful – had a very lodge-feel to it. Très appropriate for New Hampshire.  Whenever we go away, I always look for a room with some sort of balcony, etc. This time, our room had a really large deck overlooking the lake, complete with rocking chairs. Coffee out there in the morning was THE BEST.


First up: day-drinking with our friends Nicole and Dennis, who have a place up at the lake. I’m a huge fan of a drink or three (or four) in the afternoon. There’s this little place called The Town Docks that transports you to the Caribbean. It’s appropriately built on some docks overlooking the lake. Drive up via car or boat- your choice. The floors are sand, the music is fun and the drinks are fruity. We ended up stopping by this place up almost every day.

A very happy and massive watermelon daiquiri for two

We went to a few local places for some delicious dinners, and literally EVERY time we were on our fourth bite, I’d remember that I wanted to take pictures! No one wants to see a half eaten entrée. Oh well – I’m getting better and won’t forget next time.

I have to say though- the absolute BEST parts of Church Landing are the private beaches.  During the day, lay out and get a tan, swim to the dock in the middle of the lake when you’re hot, and wait for a waitress to bring you something cold. But the best time is at night – head down to the beach with a bottle and take in the most beautiful view.

The length of Church Landing

I highly recommend staying at Church Landing if you ever venture up to New Hampshire. It’s a beautiful property, and there’s so much to do.

Somewhere deep inside this girlie-girl is a nature-lover (albeit buried very VERY deep).