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About The Resort

About the Resort

The Windrifter Resort is a four season, family-oriented resort property nestled in the heart of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

The Windrifter Resort is located in Wolfeboro, NH, “The Oldest Summer Resort in America”. We offer two distinctive locations within the town limits; each with its own charm. Our resort main campus which is located south of downtown Wolfeboro borders the well-kept fairways of Kingswood Golf Course.  Largest of the two, this campus includes guest units, function spaces, heated indoor saltwater pool, saunas, fitness area, tennis court, game area and other fun amenities. Our Yacht Club campus, a private lakefront location, is just steps from downtown Wolfeboro. This resort campus offers guest rooms, a private sun dock, private boat docks and other fun activities.

No matter which campus you lay your head, all our guests and members are welcome to enjoy the views and the amenities!!

The Windrifter Resort is owned and operated as a not-for-profit association.  We take every penny of our annual membership dues  and put them directly back into the upkeep of the facility.  This continuous investment into our resort provides more opportunities for our guests and members to create lasting vacation memories for generations to come.

“OUR MISSION IS TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF OUR MEMBERS AND GUESTS BY PROVIDING ECONOMICAL VACATION-OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN A FAMILY-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT FOR VACATION AND RELAXATION.”

As an added bonus, when you purchase a Windrifter timeshare unit (or units), you are instantly enrolled as a member of the Windrifter Resort Association.  And as a member, you not only have access to your unit each year, but you are, also, assured the full use of resort amenities year round.

History

“MANY OF OUR MEMBERS ARE SECOND GENERATION; HAVING FIRST VACATIONED AT THE WINDRIFTER WITH THEIR PARENTS.”

The Windrifter Resort has served visitors and vacationers in Wolfeboro for generations.  When the property was known as the Hotel Prescott and the General Wolfe Inn, it was well known for its hospitality and service.  It is a tradition which carries on today.

Established during early onset of time share in America, The Windrifter Resort has blossomed into 42 unit property.  It offers studio and one-bedroom guest units, a private heated indoor saltwater pool, private fitness and recreational areas, and private access to sunning and boating on the Northeast’s most popular lake, Lake Winnipesaukee.

In the 1970’s, a small group of businessmen purchased the Inn with the idea of creating an affordable lakeside vacation destination for families.  By constructing the Villas and indoor pool on the main campus, their idea grew into what is known as The Windrifter Resort today. The subsequent purchase of the Pirate’s Cove, a small marina on Lake Street (formerly Bishop’s and Brightwater Inn), completed their vision by providing private lake access and waterfront lodging.

Having achieved their dream of creating a one-of-a-kind affordable family resort with private access to Lake Winnipesaukee, the properties were deeded over to the Windrifter Resort Association as a not-for-profit organization. The Association was charged with maintaining and managing the properties for the use and enjoyment of the association members.  So, when you purchase a Windrifter timeshare, you become a Windrifter Resort Association member with all the benefits including full use of the facilities.

Many of our members are second generation; having first vacationed at The Windrifter with their parents.  They now vacation here with their spouses and children. They have recognized and held onto the value of the friendships and memories that grow over a lifetime.

Our Staff

“THE ENTIRE WINDRIFTER STAFF IS CONSTANTLY WORKING TO IMPROVE OUR FACILITIES AND THE SERVICE WE OFFER. WE ENCOURAGE YOUR FEEDBACK; BOTH ON WHERE WE EXCEL, AND WHERE WE CAN IMPROVE.”

Our staff continually displays their willingness to do their part in ensuring the best possible vacation experience for our members and guests. Because of this committment, The Windrifter has achieved the RCI Hospitality award at The Windrifter Resort on a regular basis. From Housekeeping to Guest Services to Maintenance, their diligent work, as a team, has successfully shown their dedication to our primary mission of ongoing guest satisfaction.

In The Community

“THE WINDRIFTER RESORT IS A SUPPORTIVE MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY.”

The Windrifter embraces the importance of being an active part of Wolfeboro and the Lakes Region community.  We are a member of the Chamber of Commerce, not only in Wolfeboro, but for the Lakes Region, as well.  The resort is a long time member of the Lakes Region Tourism Association, too.  We are always on the lookout for ways to interact, help or showcase our commitment to being a good neighbor.

It is our pleasure to be an annual  contributor to the Wolfeboro Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  This event serves over 400+ Thanksgiving dinners to area residents who may either be in need of a good meal or looking for friends to share it with.  Additional meals are delivered to shut-ins in southern Carroll County who may otherwise have gone without a meal.

To support the youth of the area, we participate in the Brewster Academy annual fund drive and donate to the Kingswood Youth Chili Cookoff.  We have partnered with the Hospitality Program at the Lakes Region Technical Center to show our enthusiasm in helping students understand the importance of hospitality in our community.

And, we are a proud participant in the Festival of Trees being hosted at the Wright Museum held the first 2 weekends in December. Each year, the festival committee reviews applications from many area charitable organizations to become a beneficiary of the proceeds raised during the event.

In past years, the festival has raised more than $270,000 to aid local charitable organizations. Below is a list of just SOME of the beneficiaries:

  • Friends of the Libby Museum
  • Kingswood Youth Center
  • End 68 Hours of Hunger
  • Caregivers of Southern Carroll County
  • Ossipee Children’s Fund
  • Assistance Canine Training Services
  • Wolfeboro Senior Center and Meals
  • Wolfeboro Area Meals on Wheels
  • Child Advocacy Center of Carroll County
  • Lakes Region Humane Society
  • Wolfeboro Area Children’s Center and many more…….