Crystal Acres is located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

  • Close to all the Lake Region attractions and situated on a calmer, less crowded lake.
  • Perfect for families or getaways.
  • 2 hours from Boston
  • About 1 hour from Manchester NH

About Crystal Acres


Crystal Acres has all the benefits of a resort vacation without the big resort. Parents often tell us it’s the most relaxing vacation they’ve ever had because there is so much for the kids to do without having to leave the place.

We have 200 feet of natural beach front with a gorgeous view of the Belknap mountain range.

Our cottages are 150′ to 250′ away from the lake but it is a very short walk down the driveway and across the lawn to the beach.

There are no streets to cross to use all our facilties and it’s a wonderfully safe environment for children. Our property has a mixture of sun and shade with lots of space to play a game or read a book.

Wireless Internet is available as is cell phone reception for those on the Verizon network. There are no land lines.

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Things to do here


There’s always shuffleboard, games to make up or set up (croquet, bocci, swing ball, whatever!) on the lawns, the beach which provides hours of ‘lots to do’ fun and then there’s the water! You do have to pay close attention to your kids there but chances are you’ll be in the lake with them! Families all love the boats and we provide the life preservers.

In the evening, bring your fishing rod down to the beach (you’ll marvel at the stars you can see over the water) or make s’mores by the fire pit. Such a wonderfully relaxing piece of heaven!

Included are free firewood, rowboats, canoes, kayaks and a paddleboat. Of course there is always the 3 piers, the raft and, oh yes, did we mention the lake?

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Nearby amenities & attractions


Crystal Acres is located 5 minutes away from the quaint village of Gilmanton Iron Works which has a handy convenience store, post office, church, library, fire station and lots of history.

Crystal Lake is 441 acres large and extremely clean. The water is tested 3 times a year and results give stellar ratings. The lake is ideal for swimming, fishing, boating or just playing in the sand on our 200 feet of beach front.

Bring your motor boat, sail boat or fishing boat. Launch from the nearby public boat launch and tie up at one of our 3 piers. (no jet skis please)

We are only 15 minutes from Lake Winnipesaukee and 15-35 minutes from wonderful restaurants, Loudon Speedway, Weirs Beach, movie theaters, hiking, golfing, arcades, water slides and outlet shopping. Directions to all this plus grocery stores are posted in your cottage.

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