Explore Gilford NH
Gilford’s beautiful shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee and its vibrant culture epitomize the appeal of the Lakes Region.
First settled in 1812, this lovely New Hampshire town has become very popular because of its lakefront real estate and active community. Gunstock Mountain is located in Gilford, giving residents and visitors access to great skiing in the winter and countless other activities in the summer. The Bank of NH Pavilion hosts an amazing summer concert series that is perfect for an evening of entertainment after a day on lake.
Lake Winnipesaukee is one of the most popular summer destinations in America. This special place offers spectacular sunsets, sandy beaches, and of course, great boating and sailing.
The largest lake in New Hampshire, “The Winniper” covers 69 square miles and touches eight Lakes Region towns. There are over 250 islands on Lake Winnipesaukee and several, like Governors Island in Gilford, are accessible by bridge, while the majority are boat access only. These islands are an essential part of the Lake Winnipesaukee community and attract thousands of visitors in the summer.
The Islands of Gilford
The village of Gilford sits on the edge of Lake Winnipesaukee and the town also consists of 20 islands. With the exception of Governors Island, these islands are only accessible by boat. Island living in Gilford provides residents with a unique sense of privacy and serenity.
Governors Islands is the largest of Gilford’s islands and the only one connected to the mainland by bridge. The island is about 504 acres and consists almost entirely of residential homes; there are no condos, apartments or commercial properties. Residents of Governors Island are all part of the Governors Island Club, which gives them to access local tennis courts, beaches, a network of nature trails, and more.
Bank of NH Pavilion
The Bank of NH Pavilion is an amphitheater located in downtown Gilford. This spectacular outdoor venue seats about 8,000 and hosts summer concerts featuring some of the country’s most popular artists.
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Gilford’s Gunstock Mountain Resort is the largest ski area in the Lakes Region and is easily accessible from I-93 via Route 3. This resort offers great skiing on 54 trails, about 230 acres of terrain and 7 lifts. Gunstock is also a perfect place to visit in the summer, with activities like the Zip Tour zipline, an aerial obstacle course, mountain biking and hiking.
Don’t forget! Beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee is only 10 minutes from Gunstock Mountain Resort.
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Rick was absolutely fabulous working as both our selling broker and our buyer broker. He worked really hard to sell our house fast and worked even harder to find us a home to buy! I highly recommend Rick to anyone selling or buying in the lakes region.
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Rick is a fantastic realtor representing the lakes region of NH. He is dedicated and fast acting to get a deal done. Communication was flawless and he was patient and positive through it all. Would recommend and utilize his services in a future transaction.
Rick really knew the local real estate market and correctly priced my condo for sale and sold it in 11 days. He was very professional with his listing, photographs of my home and knowledge of the process. Rick went the extra distance to personally resolve last minute minor closing glitches. Rick has lived in the Lakes Region of Lake Winnipesaukee part-time and or full time for 25 years and really knows the local real estate market. I would highly recommend Rick Edson and his company - Big Lake Realty if you are interested in buying or selling in the Lakes Region of Lake Winnipesaukee. [...]
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Rick is a real estate professional who is easy to deal with. He knows the Lakes Region of New Hamshire very well and can be trusted to provide good advice on the value of property. His communication skills are excellent. He works with the client to schedule showings that are convenient to both parties and provides instant feedback regarding the showings. He answers any questions the client and and/or buyers have in an expedient manner. Her is completely trustworthy and dependable.
I have known Rick for about 8 years as co-owners in the same Condo Association. In the past year I have watched his progress in the sale of several units within the Association including a best friends unit. He was happy with the outcome so when it came time for us to sell our unit we readily signed on with Rick. Within 48 hours we had two offers. We accepted the cash offer and closed two weeks later. Clearly Rick's knowledge of the community and reputation as a "Go To" agent factored into the quick sale. Paperwork was clean and timely, responsiveness was great in voice, text & email. Negotiation skills got us our asking price - what could be better? [...]
Rick was absolutely fabulous working with as both a Selling Broker and Buying Broker. He worked really hard to sell our home fast and worked even harder to find us a new home to buy! I highly recommend Rick to anyone buying or selling a home in the Lakes Region.
Gilford, NH 03249Phone(603) 707-6641FaxEmailrick@biglakerealtynh.com