Destination guide

Beautiful Franconia will entice you

The mountains, lake and forests display a scene truly unique to Franconia. This scenic and welcoming city entices travelers with its hiking and skiing. Cannon Mountain Ski Area and Franconia Notch State Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Franconia

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like hiking and skiing. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Franconia a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cannon Mountain Ski Area (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Loon Mountain Ski Resort (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Waterville Valley Resort (21.2 mi / 34.1 km)
  • Sunset Hill Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Whale's Tale Water Park (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Franconia

Travelers enjoy Franconia for its skiing. If you've planned your trip around snowy activities, consider visiting in December, February, January or April, when snowfall averages 18.60 inches and temperatures average 7°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Franconia

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Franconia is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Franconia Notch State Park (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Mount Washington State Park (22.3 mi / 35.8 km)
  • Strawberry Hill State Forest (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Echo Lake Beach (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Profile Lake (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • White Mountain National Forest (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)

Transportation to and around Franconia

Fly into Whitefield, NH (HIE-Mount Washington Regional), the closest airport, located 13.6 mi (21.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Lyndonville, VT (LLX-Caledonia County), which is 27.2 mi (43.7 km) away.

Where to stay near Franconia?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 926 house rentals near Franconia. From 292 Houses to 70 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Franconia for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Franconia?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Franconia:

  • Cannon Mountain Ski Area: 1,745 vacation rentals
  • Loon Mountain Ski Resort: 575 vacation rentals
  • Bretton Woods Ski Area: 1,333 vacation rentals
  • Waterville Valley Resort: 162 vacation rentals
  • Landing at Loon Mountain: 134 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Franconia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Franconia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Profile Lake: 823 home rentals
  • Frost Place: 749 home rentals
  • New England Ski Museum: 823 home rentals
  • Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway: 825 home rentals
  • Echo Lake Beach: 815 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Franconia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Franconia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 292 Houses in Franconia. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Franconia include:

  • Cabins: 70 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 70 lodging choices
  • Chalets: 9 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Franconia?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 494 vacation homes with pool available in Franconia.