Dad with kids ice fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

Make Lasting Family Memories This Winter in Meredith, New Hampshire

We’ve been told there’s a lot to love about Mill Falls at the Lake – and we’re blushing from the compliments – but we think one of the BEST things about us is:  location.  And that location really shines in the winter season.

Within a 30 minute radius of our inns, families staying with us can enjoy activities, attractions, and experiences that will spark imagination, pique curiosity, teach history, exhilarate the senses…and just plain inspire deep-belly laughter.  A quick getaway, long weekend, or week-long school break can be filled with rosy-cheeked outdoor adventures or a ton of indoor fun… or both!  Check these places out:

Outdoor Snow Play at Gunstock

The winter Mountain Coaster will leave you breathless… but try to save your breath for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing, fat tire biking and more.  With stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee, the longest tubing run in NH, 55 winter trails, nighttime snowshoeing with headlamps, and skijoring (BYOD…Bring Your Own Dog), you’ll enjoy every single moment of your Gunstock experience.  (Pssst… our inn guests receive 25% off skiing, tubing, and boarding passes for Gunstock, so ask the front desk for yours!)

 

Gunstock Mountain

Gunstock Mountain

Animal Interaction at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Our friends at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center could give Dr. Doolittle a run for his money.  In the winter, you can join them for guided walks of their Live Animal Trail, watch bird banding demonstrations, enjoy family ice fishing and more!  Check their website for winter hours and event calendars, and register online for all experiences.

Otters

Squam Lakes Science Center

Games Galore at Funspot

A three-story mecca of fun that boasts the Guinness World Record for Largest Videogame Arcade in the World, Funspot could entertain your kids (who are we kidding?…YOU) for days on end.  Bowling, indoor mini-golf, kiddie rides, bingo, games, skee-ball, bumper cars, and more… buy tokens, have fun, win prizes!  Restaurants and lockers are onsite too.  Open daily year round.

Funspot

Funspot Family Center

History and Shopping at The Old Country Store

Vintage goods, antiques, and fascinating history will capture your interest at this old-fashioned general store that was founded in 1781. Quite possibly the oldest retail establishment in America built on the corner from the barn frame in 1781. They carry items that other stores don’t from penny candy to wrought iron hardware to an old museum above the store. There’s something here for everyone ages 3 to 100. Plan to spend a few hours here… you’ll need it.  Open daily year round.

The Old Country Store Moultonboro Corner, NH

Feast on Make-Your-Own Sundaes at Kellerhaus

True ice cream lovers know that it’s a year-round treat, not just for summer.  And Kellerhaus delivers.  They’ve been making ice cream in-house since the 1920’s, and there are few things as satisfying as their extensive sundae and topping bar.  You…ahem, we mean, your kids… can pile on as many toppings as desired, all part of the deal.  Plus, if you’re feeling really indulgent, you can order the 10-scoop Colossus to share as a family.  Take the time to browse through the rooms afterward (if you can still walk) to explore gifts, candies, and curiosities.  Check their website for winter days and hours.

Make your own sundae at Kellerhaus

Oh, and did we mention our indoor pools?  The Cascade Spa? Our five year-round restaurants?  And our own Marketplace with 11 shops? Because getting out to explore the area is fun and all…but staying in to enjoy being together is kinda nice too.

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