We're spending Dec 21st to 28th at Lake Winnipesaukee and I'm looking for ideas on a location for the week before & the week after. We're looking for a place off the beaten path where there will be availability 45 days out. We're thinking anywhere within a day's drive from Lake Winnipesaukee, any Ideas?
At least for the week before, consider The Windrifter in Wolfeboro. It's an 1800's Inn with a choice of the Inn or more modern buildings, and a choice of lakefront or golf course view units.
Wolfeboro is a deliciously quiet town in the winter.
As of now there are are plenty of Extra Vacations for December 14, but none for the week after Christmas. You could probably take a chance on waiting for a Last Call for the week of the 14th and still get it. There is always the chance that something would come up for New Years' week, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Good Luck for a holiday in beautiful country.