2023 Best of the Lakes Region Award-Winning!
GOLD for Cottages/Cabins (The NASWA Resort)
GOLD for Lakefront Dining (NazBar & Grill)
SILVER for Boat Accessible Restaurant (NazBar & Grill)
SILVER for Charity Event (Peter Makris Memorial Run)



2023 17th Peter Makris Run featured on WCAX!

Watch it here!


2023 17th Peter Makris Run in the Union Leader

Read the full article here!


The NASWA Resort and the Naz Bar & Grill were awarded “Top Spots” in Soundings Magazine!


Best of the Lakes Region


GOLD for Cottages/Cabins (NASWA Resort)
GOLD for Hotel (NASWA Resort)

GOLD for Boat Accessible Restaurant (NazBar)
GOLD for Lakefront Dining (NazBar)
GOLD for Outdoor Dining (NazBar)

GOLD for Fine Dining Restaurant (Blue Bistro)
SILVER for Dessert (Blue Bistro)

SILVER for Charity Event (Peter Makris Memorial Run)


Congratulations Cynthia! The New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association presented Cynthia Makris with their LIVE FREE & GIVE AWARD at their annual Stars of the Industry event.

The award recognizes the incredible impact that Cynthia and the NASWA Resort makes with their tireless fundraising efforts every year. New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association Easterseals New Hampshire Peter Makris Memorial Run Veterans Count
Cynthia… We can’t thank you enough for all you do!

Best of NH – 2021 Fun & Adventure
NH Magazine gave us an Editor’s Pick for “Quintessential Fun for All”! Check it out here: https://www.nhmagazine.com/best-of-nh-2021-fun-adventure/

New Hampshire Public Radio
New Hampshire Public Radio visited The NASWA Resort during one of the most popular weeks of the year – Motorcycle Week! Read what they had to say about our delicious dining options.

The Independent Restaurateur
The Independent Restaurateur featured The NASWA Resort in an article titled Tradition Amid Waves of Change which discusses the history of the resort as well as the balance between tradition and change. Read more here.

Adam Richman’s NEW show Fandemonium on the Travel Channel crossed the nation to find the craziest fans, delicious culinary treats, and cultural experiences – so it’s no wonder why they ended up in Laconia during Motorcycle Week 2013! During his visit, he stopped by The NASWA – check out some of the clips featuring The NASWA Resort.

Blue Bistro
The NASWA opened its brand-new Blue Bistro in 2012, with a menu of Brilliantly Crafted Cuisine and a location overlooking Paugus Bay. Breakfast favorites include items such as Caribbean Toast, Eggs Benedict and homemade fluffy Omelets, and at night, dine on an eclectic blend of fabulous seafood, steak, pasta, and inspired tapas treats. The restaurant is also available for special functions indoors or outdoors.

Innkeeper of the Year – New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association (NHLRA)
In 2011, the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association (NHLRA) awarded NASWA president Cynthia Makris their Innkeeper of the Year award, which is given annually to someone who the NHLRA feels embodies the spirit of hospitality, has advanced the hospitality industry and has contributed to the New Hampshire economy.

On June 29, 2010, Gov. John H. Lynch commended The NASWA Resort for 75 years of outstanding service as a multi-generational business, with three generations of women running the resort and their dedication to the Lakes Region community and the State of New Hampshire. Lynch proclaimed June 29, 2010, as NASWA Day in the state of New Hampshire.

Yankee Magazine – Annual Travel Guide to New England
Recommended as “Editors’ Choice” by Yankee Magazine’s 2009 Annual Travel Guide to New England! The NASWA Resort has been featured on the New England Cable Network’s (NECN) “TV Diner with Billy Costa,” the New England Sports Network (NESN) “The Ride,” and was named one of the “Top 20 Boating Hotspots” by Powerboat Magazine.

Boston Parents Paper- 2016 Top 5 Summer Resort for Families in New England
The people voted and we have received a Top 5 Best Summer Resort for Families in New England by Boston Parents Paper readers. Readers have provided this guide to some of the best summer resorts for families in New England where you can enjoy indoor fun or outdoor adventures.

NASWA Marks 80th Anniversary as Family-Owned Resort
The NASWA Resort celebrated its 80th anniversary over the weekend with a giant fireworks display, and on Monday was honored by Gov. Maggie Hassan for its four generations as a New Hampshire tourist destination. Laconia Daily Sun

Wicked Bites
Mike, from Wicked Bites, is taking you to an outstanding vacation destination located right on Lake Winnipesaukee! The NASWA Resort and their beachfront bar, the NazBar & Grill! Great drinks, amazing food & boat rides on the lake! What more could you ask for?!



With outstanding amenities, a central Laconia location, and the perfect room for every guest, The NASWA Resort is the perfect place for your summer vacation. We are located directly on Lake Winnipesaukee, boast the largest private sandy beach on the lake, and offer free boat slips for our guests.


We are always adding to our events calendar to make every stay special. Join us for fun theme events, like our Mardi Gras Weekend, our legendary birthday celebration, Parrothead Weekend, and Reggae Fest. There is an event for guests of all ages to enjoy at The NASWA Resort.


The Blue Bistro offers Brilliantly Crafted Cuisine to our guests and visitors of the Lakes Region. Join us for delicious dining and delightful views of Lake Winnipesaukee.


There’s plenty to do all summer long, and plenty of memories to take home with you. Start making them now – your summer stay is a click away. Book your summer stay on our website now for the best price and experience.

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