This great family resort, centrally located on the banks of Shadow Lake, offers arguably the best views of New Hampshire scenery on our list, experienced exceptionally well from their observation tower. With motel style rooms and two bedroom cottages, all of which include a 50-inch plasma flat screen, the accommodations are simple yet satisfying. Escape from the Northeastern cold in one of their indoor or outdoor heated pools, or sweat it out in the Jacuzzi or sauna. Minutes away from the mountain, it’s a cheap and simple solution to your Loon lodging needs. $108-$133; 603-745-8000.