One of the four towns with a shoreline on the Newfound Lake, Bristol has been a popular vacation spot since the mid-19th century. Nestled among hills, lakes, and rivers, this charming town offers the perfect nature getaway. There’s plenty to do here. You can go swimming, fishing, boating, and picnicking at the beautiful Wellington State Park. Hike up to Profile Falls on the Smith River. Explore the natural formations at Sculptured Rocks near Newfound Lake. Walk in the town and visit historic buildings such as the Town Hall, Cavis House, Miss Gove’s House, Tin-Shop Site, and others. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or a longer stay in a peaceful town, Bristol with its many lakeside cottages and holiday homes is a perfect destination. To get you started on your holiday planning, we have put together a list of the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Bristol, New Hampshire.
This is a comfortable studio apartment overlooking Newfound Lake that can accommodate four people. It is furnished with a queen-sized bed, a twin-sized daybed, and twin trundle. You’ll have all the facilities necessary for a good vacation stay including internet, TV with Netflix, heater, fireplace, and parking facilities. Here, you can enjoy the stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains from the comforts of your holiday home.
Top guest reviewsIt is the best lake front view you could ask forso be prepared to not be able to sleep in that dayThe porch was our favorite spot for morning coffee and an evening glass of wine overlooking the lakeThe cabin definitely needs a few inmprovements Windows are very hard to open particularly the one by the refrigerator couldn't open the bathroom windowjust a one room cottage across from the lakeOnly "complaints" are pretty minor ones that didn't really effect our stay
Host:and he was very friendly and helpfulLocation was great and the welcome/information binder very helpful and funSmall cute and comfortableClean simple accommodations in a cute bungalowCommunication is good with the ownersRead more reviewsThe cottage was just perfect in every wayThe cottage is quaint and rusticThe area has a lot of little things but the bigger picture is its centrally located Sitting on the deck every morning with my coffeeThis cottage has a bunch of potentialBy the end of the weekend it had gotten better though The rug was stained and the nooks and crannies of the place could use some attention
This centrally placed holiday home offers great views of Newfound Lake and is just a few steps away from Cummings Beach. It is ideal for couples or solo travelers. Furnished with all necessities, this cottage is just right for a few days spent unwinding and enjoying nature. Wake up here to the sound of loons on the water and watch the misty lake while sipping morning coffee. If you want to eat out, there are plenty of options nearby like Ledge Water Steak House or Kathleen’s Cottage.
Top guest reviewsThe cabin is everything you needThe owners have thought of everything to make this comfortable and to supply what you needThis cottage is well kept and cozy(Bring blankets pillows and towels) beautiful view of the lake and we loved itA perfect little quiet spot with everything needed for simple livingThis adorable cottage had everything we needed Very relaxing and pleasantso don't look for the "unnatural" life but WiFi and Netflicks on the TV provided kept us amused and in touch as needed
Host:The owners communication was very responsive with any questions we hadHost was very timely answering questions and most amenities were provideda major item is the grill was not usable Needs major attention The owner was very fast in answering any questions I hadafforded us a beautiful view from our cabin and some lovely kayakingWhen I was setting the table for supper I noticed tiny black things in the utensil containersRead more reviewsIn the Clouds Wellington State Park andWe did not want to leave Enjoyed every minuteA great get-away for those looking for peaceful refreshment and access to lake life along with many hiking and nature preserves Enjoybut it needs to be leveled off Not a good place for tall and big peopleWe enjoyed the town of Bristol driving around Newfound Lake Cottage
This two-bedroom waterfront cottage comfortably hosts up to five guests. The cute home is part of a safe association with shared amenities like clean beach area, sunning raft, day dock with boat slip, sandpit, and an outdoor grill with picnic tables. The large glass doors and windows give the apartment a cheerful and sunny vibe. It is close to the lake as well as the grocery store, snack bar, and ice cream joints.
Top guest reviewsThe view of the lake is spectacularThe lake itself is clean calm and swimable for small childrenFeet from the water and clear unobstructed views of the lakeIt is situated on a small yard that leads to a dock with a shared boatThe property is a charming lake house in the truest senseThe property was very nice and clean
Host:all her neighbors were wonderfulIt was a great vacation & we hope to make back next summerThe owner/manager was quite helpful and responsiveShe's easy to work withAlex was very accommodating and made everything easyRead more reviewsI plan on booking next summer tooA small clean perfect location for a quiet getaway for a couple or small family Centrally located to some stunning NH scenic sites Quick reliable landlordThe cottage was better than expected Loved everything about itThere is a little grocery store & snack bar where we would walk & get coffee in the morning & ice cream at night that was only minutes awayThe property is beautiful and just as described
This is a modern, well-furnished townhouse condo overlooking Newfound Lake. The house offers all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay including comfy bedding, linen, heater, fireplace, internet, washer and dryer, TV with cable, and parking space. If you like to cook, the well-stocked kitchen with modern equipment will suit your needs. For a break from the peaceful life, drive to the Tanger Outlets in Tilton, only 35 minutes away, for some holiday shopping.
Top guest reviewsthe cottage is well kept and comfortablespace heaters or fireplace make it very comfortablelove the large feeling of space in the main room and the beds were comfortablethe cottage itself has more than everything we needed to be completely comfortable and relaxtucked among the trees on the side of a steep hill this cottage is comfortable and well equippedit is clean and spaciousthe interior was clean and smelled freshit was clean and well maintainedit was perfectly cleanamazing great deal quite clean hopefully be back soon
Host:the owner provides lots of extras that most rentals don’t include which is very helpfulthere are plenty of parking spaces on the property and the neighbors were friendlyRead more reviewsthis has become our favorite place for summer vacationlocated in the woods and off the main road makes for a quiet peaceful and relaxing staylove the quiet neighborhood the proximity to the lake and the feeling of home not just a rentalwe enthusiastically recommend this place
If you are looking for a family vacation home with easy access to Cummings Beach, then this pet-friendly house is perfect for you. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, and a living room, there is ample space for up to six people. The best feature of the house is a private deck on the roof with stunning views of Newfound Lake and the surrounding mountains. After a day by the lake, you can relax with a soak in the hot tub in the main bathroom while enjoying a view of the star-studded sky through the skylight.
Top guest reviewsAlso the kitchen could have better provisionsThe view is gorgeous from the outdoor patio and the beds were comfortable and the space open and enjoyable for up to 6 peopleThe jetted tub in the bathroom andMy family of four loved the space and the deck overlooking the lakeThe place was spacious tons of natural light close to everything in town and around the lakeThe property was very cleanThe property was very clean and updated Great views of the lake from the deck
Host:The owner Kevin is very friendly and accommodating Good findThey treated us like familyand he is also knowledgeable about the areavery well maintained and the owner responded back to me within 24 hours of emails and questionsThe owner was friendly and easy to work withRead more reviewsthe owner also has a booklet of local places to shopIt's across the street from the beachThe lake is directly across the street ice cream is walking distanceDirectly across from the beachThere's a nice beach directly across the street
Right across Cummings Beach, this spacious house accommodates up to eleven people. There is a living room with huge lake-facing windows, a modern kitchen, expansive dining room, a deck, porch and patio, and a game room with everything you would want from a pool table to foosball, dartboard to ping-pong. Other amenities include speakers, cable TV, WiFi, grill, outdoor fire pit, parking space, and laundry facilities. Just remember to carry your own linens and towels.
Top guest reviewsThe family room open to the kitchen was very spacious and the furniture was very comfortableThe Open concept living room/dining room/We have friends on the other side of the lake who came over for a game night with plenty of room to entertainThe view from the dining room table was perfect for family dinners and doing puzzlesThe house is perfect for a large group - the great room is delightful with wonderful lake views
Host:He was also very quick to respond to a few quick questions when we arrivedthe owner was responsive and helpful with all our questionsThat was a big hit with our kidsThis was a great property and suited our party of 17 quite well as we rented both unitsWe had lots of visitors and the home was a great fitRead more reviewsThe kayaks are a great addition and got lots of useThe Nolan retreat is just perfectThe only negative was the cars going by at times it was very noisyThe location was perfect with the beach right across the streetbut it's still 5 stars Plenty of green area to walk the pup and super friendly people in the area
This studio apartment at Newfound Sands is ideal for a peaceful vacation. You can watch the sunrise on the lake from the comfort of the front porch as you sip coffee. The cottage is fitted with modern comforts: a galley kitchen with oven and refrigerator, an electric fireplace, an HD TV with Netflix, internet, and parking facilities. It can host up to four people–there is a queen-sized bed and a full folding futon. You must carry your own linen though as mentioned in the house rules.
Top guest reviewsthe smell of the flowers wafting through the air was an unexpected bonusThe cabin was exactly as listed; quaint and cozy yet equipped with everything you might possibly needsteps need to be replacedWelcome binder was informative and everything that was stated in the write up was on pointThe cabin was absolutely perfect and the lake gorgeousThis cottage was neat and cleanEasy booking and owners were very easy to communicate with
Host:Mark was quick to respond to any questionsWe love your cottage Sarah and Markdoor jam is beat up screen door is junk bottom hindge is brokenCabin was clean and comfortable for the two of us Stocked nicely with all but linensthey answered immediately They were even willing to extend our checkout time upon requestRead more reviewsIt's the perfect locationPlace was nice and in a great location Close to outlet shopping close to Lincoln Great for kidsno tv is a problem not worth a night will not come back or recommendOur stay at The Knoll Inn 3 was absolutely wonderfulThe few times I had questions for the Nolans
A stone’s throw from Newfound Lake, this spacious family cottage is perfect for family vacations. It sleeps up to seven people. The three-bedroom property is equipped with a grill, fire pit, and big lawn. In the kitchen, you’ll find all the appliances and supplies needed to whip up delicious meals. In addition to regular amenities, the hosts also provide linens, bath towels, hand towels, face cloths, paper towels, toilet paper, bath essentials, and a hairdryer. If you want to eat out, there are restaurants within walking distance as well.
Top guest reviewsYou have plenty of privacyThey have a full kitchen grill and plenty of furnitureEverything great but 1140 bathroom so tiny with enclosed toilet
Host:It made me hungry all dayNice property beautiful view owner very easy to work with talk to & access Just greatThese newly bought property owners are very nice and accommodating The only thing I had to bring was clothes and a toothbrushThe only complaint was smelling the awesome food from the Big Catch and Ledge Water SteakhouseRead more reviewsThe house is located away from the other houses on top of each other
A classic stone house on a hill with its own beach, boathouse, and swim raft – this holiday home is something right out of a romantic movie. Built during the 1920s, the house has a spacious living room with a fireplace, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining area, and a basement with laundry facilities. Relax on the outdoor patio during the evenings. Walk down to the crystal clear lake for an undisturbed day of exciting water activities.
17.0 km (10.6 mi) from Polar Caves Park
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsThe pictures do not do the house justiceIts bit of beach and boat house a short drive down the road are wonderfulThe my bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept inThe house is beautiful with gorgeous panelling lovely furniture and comfortable beds - a perfect peaceful place to relax and read and cookThe distance between the rails on the steps made me nervous with children under 5It is also very clean
Host:The owners are delightful communicative and we are very grateful to themIt is a superbly build classic with historyThe lake is crystal clear Written up as one of the most pristine in the country We would love to come back and stay Fell in love with the placeWe were very surprised and loved the house the property and the location with the beach access to Newfound LakeWe were very happy to be able to give our children tbe kind of vacation we had as children: lots of swimming reading playing board games and peaceRead more reviewsAlso Newfound Lake is incredible Extremely clean and peacefuland we loved the areaThe place feels as if it hasn't changed in decades in the very best wayThere were too many insects crawling around for my liking and the floors were not clean When the children played on them their legs were black with dirtWe had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay at this beautiful old stone houseOops, this listing is currently inactive. Check out these alternative properties in the same location.
Enjoy New Hampshire's best kept secret: Newfound Lake
Edgar Allan Poe had once written “So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.” Stay at this enchanting town, Bristol, to enjoy life by the pristine Newfound Lake. Feel the wild beauty of nature wash your stress away. With a range of comfortable Vrbo vacation rentals available in Bristol, New Hampshire, you’ll find it easy to plan your dream getaway.
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