Whether your jam is exploring snow-capped mountains, kayaking sparkling lakes or hiking tree-lined forests, New Hampshire is a wanderland of outdoor adventure. And its nature-rich vacation rentals are going to the dogs, thank goodness!
When your travel companion is four-legged, your adventures in nature are double the fun. So pack up and head out — and see what’s in store for pets and humans alike at the following pet-friendly cabins in New Hampshire.
The eight-guest, kid- and pet-friendly Eagle Log Home in Franconia, New Hampshire, neighbors the White Mountains and multiple trailheads for adventure on your schedule and stunning views round the clock.
The systems-inspired cabin looks directly at Mount Lafayette and New Hampshire's famous Franconia Notch and Cannon Mountain Ski Area, constant lures from the cabin’s fully equipped kitchen and game room, where you can enjoy every meal before or after billiards and ping-pong. And don’t forget the hammock, a sweet spot to wait between matches or to rest up for a visit to nearby Mount Washington, the Northeastern United States’ highest peak (6,288.2 ft).
Built for adventure, comfort and relishing precious down time in every season, Eagle Log Home is classically designed, hugged by forests and surrounded by picnic tables and a fire pit made for stargazing and teaching an old or young dog new tricks. The pet-friendly cabin features a dramatic fireplace to warm up at your leisure, and an outdoor grilling and dining area so you can savor succulent meals with mountain views whenever you choose.
The cabin makes communication and clean-up easy, too, with onsite wifi, washer and dryer.
Exploring nature and the New Hampshire community surrounding your mountain-forest cabin rental haven is easy. Mount Lafayette, Franconia Notch and Cannon Mountain Ski Area and nearby golf courses are 10 minutes away, while The Tavern at Sunset Hill and Polly's Pancake Parlor are less than three miles away. Nearby Littleton also offers dozens of boutiques, breweries and restaurants. The grocery store is a 15-minute drive, also an easy stock-up stop on your way in.
The five-guest, kid- and pet-friendly Cow Hill Haven in the White Mountains of New Hampshire will help erase the stress and strain of the day-to-day. In every season Cow Hill Haven welcomes you, your pooch and your group to spacious comfort inside and out.
Inside you’ll find a high-ceilinged, abundant natural light welcome, a full kitchen, and a wood-burning stove that invites everyone to kick up their paws in relaxation. The Haven’s interior wood beams and many floor-to-ceiling windows invite the peace of the outside in; as windows on the world that surround you, your furry friend and BFFs, you all will feel the tug to head off for adventure in the wilderness.
Expect to wake up each morning well rested and shocked by the beauty of the mountains you can see from your bed. Morning coffee never tasted so good as on the deck or balcony of your haven with the people and pet you love most, all serenaded by the morning birds.
Speaking of outside, Cow Hill Haven is embraced by an immensity of it! This pet-friendly cabin rental neighbors the White Mountain National Forest and is one mile from Attitash Ski Resort, home to outdoor activities galore, from mountain biking and horseback riding to alpine sliding and more. The Saco River, less than a mile from your door, is the perfect place for the water sports fans in your group. And for even more outdoor adventure, Cranmore Mountain Resort is under 10 miles away.
If you get the itch to explore more community life and offerings, Matty B's Mountainside Cafe, in Attitash, is a mile’s drive. The smaller human travellers in your crew might enjoy Storyland theme park (a four-mile drive). And Kancamagus Highway makes for a great scenic drive.
Cow Hill Haven offers free wifi, washer and dryer.
The wilderness is your backyard at the six-guest, kid- and pet-friendly Hidden Valley Cozy Cottage in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Just two hours from Boston and 90 minutes from Portland in southern New Hampshire, this cabin rental is an ideal easy weekend getaway you and your four-legged friend(s) can enjoy with five of your favorite humans.
The cottage, with its wood-panel ceiling and wood accents throughout, is ready to charm you, and its open layout with well-equipped kitchen and comfy dining and living area with seating for the whole group will make your time in nature completely easy and relaxed.
In addition to superb hiking just outside your door at nearby destinations including Moose Mountain Reservation, water activities in the area abound, including at the nearby crystalline Lower Beech Pond in summer and fall. If you prefer your outdoor adventure to include rackets, net and a ball, a quick walk will reward you with private tennis courts. Bring an extra ball for courtside fun with your dog.
Six miles south of your hidden cottage gem, the picture-perfect Wolfeboro with a walkable downtown offers everything from fine dining and historic sites to tax-free shopping, art galleries and more outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing. Or head into the high-life at the popular Castle in the Clouds, a 5,500-acre mountaintop estate that overlooks Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains. Typically open from May to October, it offers guided trail, pony and carriage rides plus shopping, food, art and more.
The dog-friendly Winni Escape in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, is ready to etch itself in your memory as your favorite waterfront cabin rental in New Hampshire. It welcomes eight adult guests and their four-legged friends for everything you all pine to do in the wilderness, including
kayaking and canoeing, as the cabin comes with three kayaks and a canoe for instant access to the beautiful lake the cabin overlooks. (The cabin also provides a washer and dryer for easy after-lake or end-of-trip cleanup, as well as wifi for your communication needs.)
The classic log cabin with all the modern comforts is nestled in the trees above tranquil Lake Winnipesaukee. The cabin’s large deck is superb for socializing and nature-gazing at any hour.
When you’re not hiking the nearby Red Hill Fire Tower Loop Trail, overlooking Squam Lake, your lakefront cabin promises excellent rest and recharge in its king, queen and two extra-long twin beds and queen-sized sleeper sofa. And the comfortable couches are sure to make group-gathering time even more enjoyable. Be sure to take advantage of the living room’s stone-stacked fireplace to store wood; in the cooler months you can delight everyone with the warmth of a fire in the wood-burning stove. Go extra and bring surprise snacks for your pup and your people; serve your sweets or savories from the fully-equipped kitchen and earn best-host honors.
The kitchen is excellent for deluxe meals as well, as it features large and small appliances to meet your cooking needs. Enjoy meals at the kitchen table or on the deck, where a charcoal grill and a killer view await. Or, go local — take your pick of nearby restaurants and stores for one or many meals.
Four-legged friends are completely welcome, as dogs are accommodated for an additional fee.
The six-guest, kid- and pet-friendly Rockhouse Mountain Retreat in Conway, New Hampshire, is a newly renovated A-frame cabin that combines wood and stone for a classic cabin interior with sophisticated touches.
Located 90 minutes from Portland and 2.5 hours from Boston, your Rockhouse retreat is close to attractions like Mount Washington, Diana’s Baths and Attitash Mountain Resort. But its biggest draw is the cozy comfort the chalet itself offers to its guests, including the ones that scamp and dig and fetch.
Inside Rockhouse Mountain Retreat you’ll discover tasteful rustic-meets-comfort style and decor, and a plush sofa and a gas stove to welcome you home from days spent biking, snowboarding, skiing, shopping, taking fall drives through the surrounding countryside, or hiking its many trails with your besties (including the ones that wag their tails).
While the cabin also offers a window onto the entire stunning White Mountain National Forest area, the retreat’s deck brings you full into the joys of nature in your own backyard. More outdoor goodness includes a grill, heat lamp and outdoor fire circle.
Rockhouse Mountain Retreat sits four miles south of popular Conway village, six miles northeast of Silver Lake’s beach and boat ramp, and 10 miles south of tax-free outlet shopping in North Conway. Stunning scenery can be found all along Kancamagus Highway and the Conway Scenic Railroad.
The pet-friendly cabin rental is equipped with a washer and dryer for guest convenience.
The lake is an extension of the dog-friendly, 16-adult-guest Lake Winnisquam waterfront house in Meredith, Washington. With three private 30-foot boat docks with a U-shaped dock, along with a slip in the middle and a slip on either side, this refuge is a lake-lover’s dream and offers plenty of room for your pet to practice splash landings. Your watery wonderland also includes paddle-boards, kayaks and canoes, plus a water trampoline and a dock with sliding board. And if you prefer to relax near but not on the water, or if your recent read is simply too compelling, rest your bones on any one of Lake Winnisquam retreat’s three hanging hammocks and you’ll feel like you're floating just the same.
Even from inside your wood-panelled seven-bedroom, five-bath idyl, every window view allows you and your pup to simply sit back, relax and enjoy the lake and the nature that surrounds you, especially from the house’s four-season room, whose full windows seem to melt the distinction between interior and exterior.
The fun isn’t over after the sun goes down. Your Lake Winnisquam escape hosts indoor excitement as well with ping pong and pool tables. And for more relaxed socializing where no one keeps score, the living room also features a wood-burning fireplace, cozy seating and a flat-screen television with cable and a DVD player. Interested in another show? You can watch it in comfort — there’s a media room on the top floor that includes lounge chairs and a flat-screen tv.
You don’t have to miss the gym on Lake Winnisquam. Get a rainy-day or every day (and night) workout in the robust gym that even includes free weights.
With all there is to do, don’t forget to eat. Your crew can enjoy cooking and preparing meals in the fully-equipped kitchen, and you can dine together at the eight-person table as well as at the expansive counter.
Your pet-friendly Lake Winnisquam vacation rental comes with washer, dryer and wifi.
Surround yourself in dense forests and lake views of the dog-friendly Silver Lake Waterfront in Belmont, New Hampshire. Ninety minutes from Boston, and near Canterbury Shaker Village, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Highland Mountain Bike Park, your comfortable, contemporary waterfront home on Belmont’s Silver Lake offers the convenience of town with the tucked-into-nature feel of a true lakefront escape for six adult guests and their favorite four-legged friend(s).
You know you’ve landed somewhere special when you experience Silver Lake Waterfront’s large field-stone wood- burning fireplace.
Built for rest and ease, your nature spot’s open, airy interior, large windows and roomy deck overlooking the calm, reflective Silver Lake give you space to breathe and appreciate the nature surrounding you even before you leave the property.
All bedrooms are on the upper floor to level-up your views. One bedroom features a twin bed, a second features twin and full beds, and the third features a queen. Two full bathrooms invite luxuriating.
Stop dreaming about morning coffee on the lake — bring it home at Silver Lake Waterfront. Once you’re up and attem, show your dog new tricks in the water or on the sandy beach with gradual decline. Toss the frisbee or ball you surely brought in the large yard. Or take on challengers on the property’s basketball hoop. Or enjoy a game from the comfort of the couch — this New Hampshire waterfront vacation rental’s expanded cable package lets you root on your favorite sports team without breaking a sweat.
The name says it all: Forest Lake Waterfront Paradise. You’ve found what you need in a New Hampshire waterfront vacation rental at this kid- and pet-friendly 10-guest getaway on beautiful Forest Lake.
This stunning open-concept lakefront home, finished in 2019 with full kitchen and amazing center island, was made for enjoyment whether your group includes a kitchen entertainer, a water sports fan or a straight-up nature lover.
Upon arrival, all your senses will be immediately rewarded with your location in the heart of the White Mountains, with happy-making hiking, wonderful waterfront views and surreal sunsets in every season. Before you even enter your relaxing retreat, you’ll probably take advantage of the beautiful yard with a trampoline perfect for hi-jinx with the dogs, kiddos and children of all ages. And if you come in summer, you may want to arrive wearing your suit because the provided kayaks, canoe, rowboat, and stand-up paddle boards are ready for use upon your arrival. As is the boat dock. Also in summer, this screen house beside the water makes breezes sweeter; and being right on Forest Lake, you can swim, picnic, mountain bike, fish and boat and more.
In fall, the pet-friendly rental is a terrific base for exploring the New Hampshire foliage with your dog. In winter, ice fishing and snowmobiling are steps away. Even meal prep can be an enjoyable outdoor activity at Forest Lake Waterfront Paradise — the outdoor gas grill is available in any season to treat your friends and family to barbecued delights. Another brilliant touch is the outdoor shower.
Want to explore? Numerous ski resorts all around the White Mountains await your visit: Bretton Woods and Cannon Mountain are within 20 miles. Cannon Mountain itself, with a 2,146 ft. vertical drop, is one of the nation’s most popular and challenging ski mountains. It also features 23 miles of trails on 264 skiable acres.
Other nearby attractions include the town of Littleton as well as Franconia Notch State Park, Crawford Notch State Park, Mount Washington Resort, Mt. Washington Auto Road and the Cog Railway. And let’s not forget Santa’s Village.
Yonder offers the perfect pet-friendly getaway in New Hampshire, whether you’re looking for a brief weekend vacay from city life or a longer, blissful retreat full of glittering lakes and sprawling mountain wilderness you just can’t find in your corner of the Northeast. We curate cabin rentals, farm stays and lodgings that emphasize meaningful interactions with nature and a dedication to guest enjoyment and wellbeing. So come and discover newfound peace within New Hampshire’s unrivaled beauty, and bring your dog along to make your getaway particularly sweet.
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