Wolfeboro is a popular tourist destination because of its proximity to Lake Winnipesaukee and its unmatched scenic beauty and its small town New England character.  Wolfeboro is also a retirement destination for people from all over the U.S. In addition to our four season recreation activities, some of the other factors which appeal to retirees include Huggins Hospital, which is located here, our excellent Fire and Police Departments, the pervasive spirit of volunteerism and a relaxed atmosphere. Then, too, there is the year round schedule of cultural events. We live in what we believe is a special place. We invite you to come see!

The Town of Wolfeboro was granted on October 5, 1759, settled in 1768, and incorporated in 1770.  It was granted by Governor John Wentworth and named for General Wolfe who was the hero of the Battle of Quebec.  The fact that Wentworth built a mansion on Smith Pond (now Lake Wentworth) is the basis for Wolfeboro’s claim as the oldest summer resort in America.

Wolfeboro began as a farming community with the activity center being Dimon’s Corner.  This settlement was on the stage route from Dover to Conway.  Lumber and the growth and sales of apple products was a large part of early industry.  Wolfeboro Falls became know as “Slab City” for wood related activities carried on there.  Wood products remained a major local industry until the early 20th century.

For many years the “bridge” or downtown Wolfeboro was not the center of activity.  Separate entities developed around Dimon’s Corner, Goose Corner, South Wolfeboro, Pleasant Valley, Wolfeboro Falls and Wolfeboro Center.

Beyond lumber and agriculture other industries came to Wolfeboro over the years commencing in the last half of the 19th century.  These have included woolen blankets, shoes, clay pipes, excelsior, dairy products, pewter, clothes, etc.

With the end of the Civil War and the building of the Wolfeboro R.R. in 1872, the tourist industry began to flourish.  The Pavilion, the first hotel of major significance was built in 1850 and was followed by several others.  The Mt. Washington launched in 1872 also brought in tourists by water during the summer season.  Tourism continues to be a major industry for Wolfeboro.




Wolfeboro Area Lodging

The following is a guide to B&Bs, inns, hotels, and motels in the vicinity of Wolfeboro. We suggest that you make arrangements for lodging as far in advance as possible, as Wolfeboro is a four-season resort. Properties with an *asterisk offer a discount or contribute a percentage of room rate to Brewster.


123 North Main B&B
123 North Main Street, Wolfeboro
.5 miles from campus

*Bayside Inn
Route 11D, Alton
12.7 miles from campus

*Discount offered to Brewster families

Clearwater Lodges
704 North Main Street, Wolfeboro
3 miles from campus

10 Hotel Dr., Dover, NH 03820
34 miles from Wolfeboro
*20 percent discount offered to Brewster families through 2017

54 Center Street, Wolfeboro
.2 miles from campus

*Holiday Inn Express Hotels and Suites
77 Farmington Road (Route 11), Rochester
25 miles south of Wolfeboro on Route 11
*Brewster rate is 15 percent off their best rate

The Inn on Main
200 North Main Street, Wolfeboro

1 mile from campus

Lake View Inn B&B

20 Martin Hill Road, Wolfeboro
7 miles from campus

The Lake Motel
280 S. Main Street, Wolfeboro

.75 miles from campus

Mirror Lake Bed and Boat
25 Governor Wentworth Highway, Mirror Lake
4 miles from campus

Piping Rock Resort
North Main Street, Wolfeboro
603.569.1915 or 800.317.3864

3 miles from campus

Pow Wow Lodges
19 Governor Wentworth Highway, Mirror Lake
4 miles from campus

17 Tuftonboro Neck Road, Mirror Lake
4.9 miles from campus

Topsides Bed & Breakfast
209 South Main Street, Wolfeboro
adjacent to the Brewster campus

The Wakefield Inn
2723 Wakefield Road, Wakefield
603.522.8272 or 800.245.0841
12 miles from campus

Windrifter Resort
337 South Main St., Wolfeboro
.5 miles from campus

The Wolfeboro Inn
90 North Main Street, Wolfeboro
800.451.2389 or 603.569.3016
.25 miles from campus