About Windrifter Resort


About the Resort

The Windrifter Resort is a year round, family-oriented resort property nestled in the heart of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Our doors are open to timeshare members and rental  guests wanting (or needing) a getaway.

Located in Wolfeboro, NH, “The Oldest Summer Resort in America”, our resort offers two distinctive locations within town limits. The main campus, located just south of downtown Wolfeboro borders the well-kept fairways of Kingswood Golf Course.  This campus includes guest units, function spaces, heated indoor saltwater pool, saunas, fitness area, tennis/pickleball court, game area and other fun amenities. The Yacht Club campus, a private lakefront location, lies along the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee and is just steps from downtown Wolfeboro. This resort campus offers guest units, a private sun dock, private boat docks and other fun activities.

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

The Windrifter Resort is owned and operated as a not-for-profit association.  We put every penny of our annual income back into the upkeep of the facility.  This continuous investment into our resort provides more opportunities for our guests and members to create lasting 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.”

And when you purchase a Windrifter timeshare interval, you become an immediate member of the Windrifter Resort Association.  And as a member, you not only have access to your unit each year, but are assured the full use of resort amenities year round.


Postcard of Windrifter Resort.

“Many of our members are second generation; having first vacationed at the Windrifter with their parents.”

Known as The Windrifter Resort today, this property has served visitors and vacationers in Wolfeboro for generations.  We carry on the same well-known tradition of hospitality and service today as it did when the property was known as the Hotel Prescott, The King’s Inn and the General Wolfe Inn.

The Windrifter Resort Association was established during early onset of time share in America.  Since that time, 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 Tea House and Brightwater’s 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 and its amenities.

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

Windrifter staff posing in front of the Inn.

“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 business trip, vacation or getaway for our members and guests.

Because of this commitment, The Windrifter has not only achieved the RCI Hospitality award at The Windrifter Resort on a regular basis, but is in good standing with our online partner travel agencies.

Our Housekeeping, Guest Services and Maintenance department work as a team to show their dedication to our primary mission of ongoing guest satisfaction.

We even play nice together sometimes!!

The Community

Wolfeboro Main Street, South view.

“The Windrifter Resort is a supportive member of the Lakes Region Community.”

The Windrifter embraces the importance of being an active part of Wolfeboro and Lakes Region community.  We keep our eyes open to opportunities to interact, help or showcase our commitment to being a good neighbor. We are members of the Lakes Region and Wolfeboro Chambers of Commerce and a long-time member of the Lakes Region Tourism Association, as well.

Within our town of Wolfeboro, we look forward to contributing annually to the Wolfeboro Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  The volunteers for this event serve 400+ Thanksgiving dinners to area residents who are in need of a good meal or those simply looking for friends to share a blessing.  Additional meals are delivered to shut-ins in southern Carroll County who may otherwise have gone without a meal.

We participate with the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce with Quarterly meetings, events and Socials to help our local students with scholarships and bring awareness to all the great people and businesses our area has to offer.

We donate to the Brewster Academy annual fund drive and the Kingswood Youth Center Chili Cookoff.  We are members of the advisory board for the Hospitality Program/DECA at the Lakes Region Technical Center to show our enthusiasm in helping students understand the importance of hospitality in our community.

We have, also, proudly taken part in the Festival of Trees hosted at the Wright Museum for the past few years.  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 this festive event.