I wouldn't leave it at home, just be careful. Also, try Winter Island or the Margate for a few day stay. Also, look in Gilford, they just opened a new inn and you can stay on the public dock overnight. Great breakfast place walking distance to the dock and good ice cream on the dock. Plus there's a launch right there.
Good luck. I 'll ask the wife tonight. She used to have a place in Laconia until a few years ago.