The NazBar & Grill will be featured as the Editor’s Choice Restaurant in Soundings Magazine!


The NASWA Resort has been awarded – Best Lakeside Family Resort in New England by Yankee Magazine!

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The HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run featured on speedonthewater.com. Check it out!

Super Stock Racers Rallying For New Hampshire Poker Run

Laconia Motorcycle Week 2024 preview: Events begin Saturday – WMUR

The world’s oldest motorcycle rally kicks off Saturday, as the 101st Laconia Motorcycle Week gets underway.

Organizers said 300,000 people from around the world are expected to participate.

“We’re excited about it,” said Karmen Gifford, of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. “As a community and as a state, we welcome folks here.”

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Peter Makris Memorial Run featured in the Laconia Daily Sun!

18th Peter Makris Memorial Run draws riders from near and far to honor a legacy Read More

Hope Makris honored with tourism lifetime achievement award!

The New Hampshire Tourism Summit was held at the Lakeport Opera House on Tuesday afternoon. The summit brings together over 100 leaders from businesses and organizations across New Hampshire for an update on the upcoming marketing plan for the summer and recap of how things have gone the past year. Four awards were presented, including the lifetime achievement award to Hope Makris. The Dick Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to an individual who has made a long lasting and significant contribution to the visitor industry.

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2024 Named “Best lakeside Family Resort in New England”!

The editors of Yankee Magazine picked the NASWA Resort to feature in their May/June Travel Guide Issue!

2024 Named “Best lakeside Family Resort in New England”!


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2024 Named one of the Best Dog-Friendly Hotels and Restaurants in New Hampshire (click the image to read more!)


2023 Best Resort Getaway – Union Leader’s Readers’ Choice


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

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

2022 Featured In Manchester Ink Link!

LACONIA, NH – It’s hard to imagine that just an hour north of Manchester is a colorful getaway that offers up vacation fun for the entire family.  

The NASWA Resort is a family-owned and operated vacation hot spot since it was founded in 1935.

Known for their colorful cottages and “World Famous NazBar & Grill” on the largest privately owned sandy beach on Lake Winnipesaukee, Read More



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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