Summer Fun in New Hampshire

There’s plenty to do all summer long at The NASWA Resort. Whether you’re looking for a lakeside getaway or a great place to gather with friends and family to share a delightful meal, you’ll make memories to take home and treasure for years to come at our beautiful resort.

Summer Fun in the Sun

From our new dock to our lakeside attractions, the NASWA Resort will keep visitors of all ages entertained throughout their stay! Our on-property amenities will have you booking your next visit, while you’re still on our property. Stroll along the longest private beach on Lake Winnipesaukee as you enjoy lake life or grab a cocktail from the NazBar & Grill. Our private beach is reserved for our guests, we offer the perfect spot for a flawless tan, or to just relax lakeside. Being the longest sandy beach on Lake Winnipesaukee, there are plenty of things to do, and space for you to find your happy place. The NASWA Resort, offers many perks, such as our complimentary dock space for guests. When you book your stay at The NASWA Resort, you’ll receive priority. Come check out NASWA’s new docks and dock lights this summer. You can also embark on a sunrise kayak cruise or another one of our various complementary activities.

The NASWA Resort Amenities

Just in case you have to do a little work while you’re on vacation, we offer complimentary WiFi for our houseguests throughout the resort. The NASWA Resort has partnered with favorite local businesses to give you discount access to local attractions. Your summer getaway is one click away, at The NASWA Resort book your stay today for the best price. Whether you’re looking for an adventurous weekend, a romantic getaway or a quiet break from your daily routine, The Naswa Resort is the place for you.

Fun Things to do in New Hampshire

When you plan on visiting our beautiful The NASWA Resort, you’ll discover all the fun things to do in New Hampshire! From watersport fun to finding quirky shops in town, you’ll never be bored. Our cozy accommodations will host anything from adventurous weekend stays to a peaceful, romantic getaway, even a family trip on the shore of our beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee.

Lake Life at NASWA

Lake Life Lessons, also known as L3, offers great coaching for various watersports. They are conveniently located on Lake Winnipesaukee. Whether you’re interested in trying a watersport for the first time or testing your skills against professionals. L3 has both the passion and skills to help you excel and reach your fullest potential. L3 encourages everyone, regardless of ability and age, to come out on the lake. Families, couples, and groups of all sizes are welcome to join the fun for an exciting summer on the water!

Things to do in New Hampshire

Shopping in Laconia, NH is a unique experience, and you’ll find exciting and unique shops. Such as the Laconia Antique Center, which offers a remarkable selection of Glassware, Jewelry, Vintage Toys & Trains, and more. As you walk through the neighborhood, you’ll find the Studio on Main Street in Laconia and grab a cup of coffee at Wayfarer Coffee Roasters; all near the Laconia Antique Center. Of course, you’ll want to check out our NazShop to find the perfect souvenir, so you can forever remember your Lake Winnipesaukee vacation.

When it comes to things to do in New Hampshire, The NASWA Resort is the resort for your New Hampshire getaway. Book your summer trip today to get the best spot on Lake Winnipesaukee. You’ll enjoy your best summer yet!


Water Summer Fun Out on The Lake


As another beautiful season comes to a close at The NASWA resort, we want to reassure you that although we’re entering hibernation mode, we will re-open before you know it! You won’t want to miss all our fun activities on Lake Winnipesaukee. So, start planning water activities like paddle boarding, and kayaking for next year’s season.

Paddleboarding Lake Winnipesaukee

It’s been a Great Season here out on Lake Winnipesaukee!  Although we’re closed the rest of this year’s season, a NASWA resort vacation makes for a great Holiday gift. If you’ve been thinking of trying paddle boarding but haven’t found the right spot, look no further, Lake Winnipesaukee is the perfect spot. You and your family will love to get started on this new trending watersport. Experience the beautiful Lakes Region with paddling adventures, or a guided lake tour with SUP-NH. They offer discounts for NASWA resort guests. Feel free to use one of our paddle boards throughout your stay at our hotel.

Kayaking Nature Tours

Christopher Shields guides tours of the Lake Winnipesaukee with an emphasis on both natural and historical facts. Don’t worry if you’ve never kayaked before, SUP-NH has knowledgeable and friendly staff who will share tips as they direct you through the quietest path. Avoiding boat traffic is key to having a great time out on the lake.

Book your summer getaway at The NASWA resort today, and experience a splashing summer on Lake Winnipesaukee. You’ll love spending your summer days out on the lake, and our lakefront rooms will keep you close to shore. Summer days are always better spent on the lake, and you don’t want to miss out on all the fun Lake Winnipesaukee has to offer!


Round Out Our Season with a Cozy NH Vacation


As the warm summer days condense into crisp fall days the lake and leaves start changing from deep greens to brilliant yellow and orange hues. As one of the best New Hampshire Lake Resorts, we pride ourselves in making our guest feel right at home in their rentals. Plus, our NASWA Resort Cottages and Suites offer breathtaking views of natures’ wardrobe change.

New Hampshire Lake Resorts Prepare for Fall

Planning the perfect trip to catch the peak foliage in New Hampshire can be challenging, however with weather trackers, we can approximate color change weekly throughout the fall season. At NASWA Resort, we give our guests a front row seat to nature’s fireworks from the comfort of our Lakeside Suites at one of the best New Hampshire Lake Resorts.

Fall Foliage in NH

Fall colors are developing nicely in the Lakes region, our peak colors will be arriving shortly. Although there is still some green, the trees are definitely showing enough colors for us to announce that fall is here! If you are looking for a nice drive with some early signs of foliage, you can take a quick trip around our New Hampshire Lake resorts or grab a cozy sweater and your sweetheart for a stroll around the Lake. Take to the water to fully immerse yourself into the season and embark on a kayak for some quiet time out on the Lake.


New Hampshire Lake Resorts offer the best display of fall foliage, so make sure to book your autumn getaway at NASWA Resort for the peak season! Not only will you enjoy gorgeous fall sceneries, but you’ll also get to spend quality time with loved ones on a fun family getaway.

Delicious Lakeside Cocktails!

Lakeside Cocktails!

You don’t need to leave the resort to find great tropical treats! At NASWA, one of the hotels near Lake Winnipesaukee, we offer two restaurants and bars for a great time from the comfort of our property.

The Blue Bistro at one of the hotels near Lake Winnipesaukee!

The Blue Bistro is in the center of NASWA Resort and offers creative cuisine to our guests and Lake visitors! Whether you join us at the Blue Bistro for delicious dining or breakfast classics, you’ll love the views of Lake Winnipesaukee as the sun rises or sets! You’ll love our breakfast menu, to name a few favorites: Caribbean French Toast, The Big Wake, and A Siesta Key. Our dinner menu really shows our creative and contemporary cuisine, from Fresh Seafood to Certified Angus Steaks, even new vegetarian dishes! The Blue Bistro offers a varied selection of wines to accompany any and all of our dishes. Chef Makris uses locally grown ingredients for all her recipes and show-stopping desserts! Bring the whole family by boat or car and enjoy a delicious full course meal right on the Lake!

The Nazbar & Grill at one of the hotels near Lake Winnipesaukee!

The NazBar & Grill will transport you to the Caribbean! A perfect lake sunset welcomes you as you come in, our bartender will happily equip you with a cold tropical drink for a taste of paradise! Enjoy the perfect beachside experience at the NazBar & Grill day or night. With live entertainment on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the NazBar & Grill is the place for a good time! Rain doesn’t shut our party, and we’ll keep you dry! The NazBar & Grill is still pouring under their heated tent! Dive into the tropical vibe as you relax by our fire pits with a tasty drink in your hand as the music takes you to paradise!


Of all the hotels near Lake Winnipesaukee, you’ll love NASWA Resort because of our unique property and delicious food!

Let the Good Times Roll on Lake Winnipesaukee!

Fun Themed Weekends

August is the ideal music lover’s time to join us at NASWA Resort one of the best Lake Winnipesaukee hotels because we have music festivals every weekend!

80’s Weekend!

I’m so sure you’ll want to join us for our 8th annual 80’s Weekend at the NASWA Resort! This blast from the past features the most radical 80’s tunes! Whether you want to party hearty or veg out on the beach, you’ll be stoked to people watch or sport your 80’s gear for our smashing 80’s costume contest. You’ll be spazzing to music from Back to the 80’s music all weekend long!

Reggae Fest Weekend

Embrace the fullness of Reggae Fest Weekend at the NASWA Resort, one of Lake Winnipesaukee hotels! This will mark our 15th annual celebration of reggae, so feel like you’ve arrived on a tropical island, while still being in New Hampshire! Let the live music and cool island vibes transport you to Jamaica, where everything is going to be alright! Don’t forget to wear your favorite tie-dye while jammin’ to Jah Spirit all weekend!

NazVille Country Fest Weekend

Saddle up and get your best cowboy boots for NazVille Country Fest Weekend while enjoying some traditional American food from our very own NazBar & Grill! Show off your country line dancing skills while the Annie Brobst Band and Haywire Band take you down country roads!

Buccaneer Bash Weekend

All maties aboard for our annual Buccaneer Bash Weekend at NASWA Resort one of the most celebrated Lake Winnipesaukee hotels! Shiver your timbers and plunder the beach with the whole family! As the Pirates are storming the beach with DJ Terry, the kids can be hunting for loot!

Labor Day Mardi Gras Weekend on Lake Winnipesaukee

Wrap up your summer with one final hooray! Join us for Labor Day Mardi Gras Weekend Here at the NASWA Resort we like to let the good times roll! So we take advantage of long weekends and the last bits of summer weather!  Enjoy live music at the NazBar & Grill all weekend long!


We’ll see you at your new favorite Lake Winnipesaukee hotels, NASWA Resort!

Summer Events at NASWA!

Fun All Summer Long!

When looking for the best hotels Laconia NH, look no further than NASWA Resort! It’s not only fun to say, but also a great place to lounge on the beach while enjoying live music and New Hampshire summer days!

Fourth of July

Celebrate July 4th on a sandy beach at our annual celebration sponsored by Sam Adams Brewery. Join us for an afternoon of giveaways, fun games, and contests! We have an ideal view of the Weirs Beach fireworks as well as live music. Don’t miss out on the excitement by booking your stay with us at one of the best hotels Laconia NH has to offer, NASWA Resort!

Live Music at The Blue Bistro

Don’t worry live music performances will go all summer long! Tony Martelli will perform live in the Blue Bistro. Tony is a professional entertainer who’s performed on cruise ships, the Ritz Carlton, New York Comedy Club, and Marco Polo Resort. He loves to spend August on Lake Winnipesaukee performing for guests at the classic New Hampshire boutique resort.

Margo Brown is another Blue Bistro performer this summer. Margo Brown has been a professional dancer for years. She has also acted in commercials, TV shows, and movies and even sings. She will be bringing her show “Margo Sings Mercer” to Don’t Tell Mama in NYC for an extended run as well as performing at the NASWA Resort in Lake Winnipesaukee, here in NH.  So, book your room and join us in one of the most exciting hotels Laconia NH offers!

Parrothead Weekend on Lake Winnipesaukee

Join us for Parrothead Weekend on Lake Winnipesaukee. Be sure to order the perfect Cheeseburger form the NazBar & Grill and go lounge on the beach while enjoying some live music all weekend long! Jimmy Buffet-style music by High-Attitude will accompany this Margaritaville beach weekend!

Join us at NASWA Resort, one of the top hotels Laconia NH, and let the warm, relaxing weather and kind hospitality take your worries away.



Throw Some Confetti Let’s Celebrate NASWA!

Let’s Celebrate!

NASWA is finally open for the summer, and you won’t want to miss out on one of the best parties in town! Our Birthday is in June, so get ready for a fabulous weekend celebration for the books! Our beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee NH hotels feature brightly colored cottages and fantastic waterfront vistas, you’ll love waking up too! Whether you spend your days in the water or at our NazBar & Grill, there is so much to do here when you visit during NASWA Day and our 83rd Birthday Party!


In 2010, New Hampshire’s former Governor John Lynch was gracious enough to name June 29th, NASWA Day! We’ve been celebrating this day ever since. It was a tremendous honor to have this day bestowed upon us, and you will want to be a part of this fantastic party that comes only once a year! Join us at our Lake Winnipesaukee NH hotels for a cake cutting ceremony which will feature live music from 5-9pm. Our featured artist is High Attitude, a Cape Cod-based band that plays Jimmy Buffett songs, classic and current rock favorites, as well as their originals.

NASWA Turns 83!

We’ve been hosting a fun flurry of fantastic summer events, and we’re heading straight into our 83rd year! You won’t want to miss out on all that there is do this season when you book a stay at our colorful NASWA Resort. Our continued philosophy of making sure every guest is treated like family remains to this day. From our hospitality and our business, we want you to join us for generations and what better way to do so than on our 83rd Birthday Celebration. Friday, June 29th – Saturday, June 30th marks another year for us, and you’ll love our Lake Region of New Hampshire. We’ve got a lineup this weekend you won’t want to miss, from live music to DJ Terry there is much to do and see so our lovely B-Day party!

The Sunnies: What They Mean To Us and Your Vacation

You’ll see our signature colorful sunglasses throughout our website, but when you’re here you’ll spot them too! So what does the sunglass mean to us and your vacation? Our bright sunnies became an icon of our resort on our 10th Anniversary of the NazBar & Grill. After that, guests continued to ask for them! So, now, 26 years later and these little icons show you’ve been to NASWA! Grab them on your vacation to our beachside Lake Winnipesaukee NH hotels resort during our big Birthday Bash, and you’ll join in the fun our NASWA club.

Book a cottage, toss some confetti, eat some cake, and pop some champagne, then party your way through one of the best weekends of the summer at  NASWA Resort!



Motorcycle Week This June: Don’t Miss Out!

The Laconia Motorcycle Week is coming up soon!

We’re getting ready for some fun under the sun when we celebrate one of the most significant events of summer. Not only are we home base for many during this week-long rally but we’ve got everything you need for the ultimate Lake Winnipesaukee lodging. From our Private Beach to our other excellent amenities, join us this June 8-17, 2018 and keep the tradition alive because in Laconia- WE RIDE!

Keep the Tradition Alive

Currently, in its 95th year, this annual, week-long event has been drawing crowds, and we’re so pleased to say that we’re the Official Hotel for the Laconia Motorcycle Week! That makes us the central location; whether you’re riding or walking, you won’t want to miss out on this summer tradition. With the main events located at the Weirs, it’s in walking and biking distance from our Resort so that you won’t miss any of the fun!

We currently have in place, LIVE entertainment daily at The NazBar & Grill where you can sip on cocktails and catch a stunning view of our Lake Winnipesaukee lodging. With much to do, kick off the Motorcycle week with our 12th annual Peter Makris Memorial Ride on June 9th, while on June 14th join us for the NazKini Bikini Contest right at The NazBar!

Check our calendar for more updates on this event as we get closer to the big celebration!

There is still time to book your home base at NASW Resort for the Motorcycle Week this June! Don’t miss out on our incredible tradition. From the music on the beach to our tasty dining options, and our lovely cottages and Lake Winnipesaukee lodging, you’ll enjoy more than bikes when you spend your week with us this summer!

Make sure to book your stay with us, by calling 888.55.NASWA, as we only take reservations by phone. We know that this week fills up FAST and you won’t want to miss out on one of the biggest parties of the summer!




The 2018 Season is upon us!

Lake Time is calling…

It’s that time of year again, where we’re getting everything ready for our 2018 season to begin and you’re going to want to join us this year at one of the best places to stay on Lake Winnipesaukee, the NASWA Resort. We’re just a few months away, and if you don’t have your summer plans yet, it’s time to make some! Here is what you can expect to enjoy at NASWA during the summer season!

What to Expect at Naswa

The colorful cottages of NASWA draw in more people every year. Whether you’re staying with us or coming, the bungalows have been a lake staple for many years. They make our beautiful lakeside resort picture perfect, and you’ll want to snap a few photos on our Instagram, use our hashtag #naswaresort.

You’ll also love spending time at our two dining options that will make sure you and yours dine on delicious possibilities. Our NazBar & Grill, and Blue Bistro will have you sipping on fruity cocktails and munching on yummy meals that fuel you up whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

We promise, from the moment you’re here, you’ll be greeted with excellent hospitality, stunning views of the lake, and you’ll get to experience what NASWA summer is like – even if you’re only here for a few days. Our 2018 season is going to be one for the books, so what are you waiting for, plan your trip to one of the best places to stay on Lake Winnipesaukee!

No matter if you spend your day relaxing on the sandy shores, you’re cruising around in a boat, or you’re enjoying one of our on-site activities, our beautiful NASWA Resort is the perfect summer location! As one of the leading places to stay on Lake Winnipesaukee, our resort has everything you need to create lasting memories.