This cozy, romantic and historic "baby grand" hotel with luxurious accommodations is located in Jackson, close to New Hampshire's Kancamagus Highway, arguably New England's most scenic fall foliage drive. Be sure to ask for one of the renovated rooms featuring a gas fireplace and a private indoor whirlpool tub or private balcony hot tub for two.
The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel
Tucked away in New Hampshire's Great North Woods, this historic and picturesque grand hotel may be remote, but you'll know it was worth the drive after just one visit to the dining room. Add the attraction of lovely changing leaves and the possibility of spotting a moose on a drive along Moose Alley, and you're sure to have a memorable stay. Note: The Balsams is closed for renovations during the 2012 foliage season but is expected to welcome leaf peepers again in 2013.
Holiday Inn Salem (Book Direct)
Traveling with kids or looking to leaf peep on the cheap? The Holiday Inn in Salem, New Hampshire, offers affordable room rates in the fall, and kids stay and eat free. The hotel offers an indoor pool and wireless Internet access, and although it's not in a scenic location, it's centrally located within an easy drive of family-friendly fall attractions in New Hampshire and Massachusetts such as America's Stonehenge, the Mega Maze at Davis' Farmland, Walden Pond and Massachusetts' scenic Route 2, the Mohawk Trail.
The Inns & Spa at Mills Falls
This collection of four inns situated on New Hampshire's largest lake--Lake Winnipesaukee--offers enviable autumn views and a convenient, central location from which to explore the Lakes Region's many scenic attractions. Don't miss the chance to embark on a scenic foliage cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington.
The Manor on Golden Pond
This upscale Holderness, New Hampshire, inn with its own on-site spa is wonderfully situated overlooking Squam Lake, the filming location for the 1981 movie, On Golden Pond.
Sunset Hill House
Sunset Hill House, a romantic country inn in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, boasts "views from every room." Innkeeper Nancy Henderson has even created her own driving tours, which are perfect for guests who want to explore the area during the colorful fall foliage season.
White Mountain Hotel and Resort
This scenic lodging property in North Conway, New Hampshire, has the charm of a small inn with all of the amenities of a large hotel, including a year-round outdoor pool that is kept at an inviting 92 degrees. I'll bet you didn't imagine you could leaf peep from a swimming pool!
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