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Stanford Bed and Breakfast

241 Crystal Lake , Enfield, NH 03748 USA (Show map)
31 Reviews
$90 - $120
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New, modern log home. Enjoy views of Crystal Lake from our deck and dining area. Swimming and boating available. Three rooms; two room family suite with shared bath, queen size bed in one room and twin beds in second room, A/C & ceiling fans, cozy down quilts, nicely decorated. Spacious third bedroom includes king size bed and private bath. Quiet setting on 20 private acres overlooking Crystal Lake. Enjoy our dock, four kayaks and a canoe. Nice shallow swimming area. You may see loons and a blue heron, also wild turkey and deer in our field. Fishing with NH license. Beautiful foliage in the fall. Also, cross country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling on the lake and our hill in winter. Local ski hills nearby. Enjoy a quiet stay with us while visiting the area. Rails to trails bicycling nearby. Near to Cardigan Mountain School and Dartmouth College. Bicycle trails nearby - Rails to Trails - Bike in and stay overnight - take a dip in the lake at the end of your ride. Contact: home 603-632-9949



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.6

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A Little Piece of Heaven

5 on October 15, 2013

Upon arrival we were greeted by our hosts (Ray and Susan) and welcomed like family. The home is lovely and the scenery breathtaking. They enjoyed sharing the history of the area. Breakfast was delicious. It couldn't have been a more lovely visit. I would not hesitate to recommend Stanford's Bed and Breakfast.


5 on September 28, 2013

Spent two nights in the Pine Cone room. Lovely room, warm and gracious hosts, delicious breakfast and a beautiful setting on Crystal Lake! Sue and Ray were so kind and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

Perfect getaway spot

5 on July 28, 2013

We spent three nights at the Stanford B&B and were extremely pleased with our stay. The hosts are interesting, friendly, and were very accommodating, going out of their way to make our stay easier. The room was comfortable and spacious with simple log-cabin-style decorating (a welcome alternative to over-the-top Victorian florals and lace). A ceiling fan and window AC unit kept us comfortable despite a heat wave. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful with homemade baked goods and egg dishes each morning, plus a fruit cup with homegrown blueberries! The porches around two sides of the B&B offered great spots for watching evening thunderstorms one night and eating dinner with a view of the lake another night. The lake was a short walk down the driveway and was lovely - warm and with a sandy bottom. I think we could have spent two straight days floating around if we didn't have other commitments! It was so quiet and peaceful, with great walking and running along the lake, but didn't feel isolated with Lebanon and White River Junction less than 20 minutes away. Compared to area hotels, we thought the Stanford B&B was an incredible value. We will definitely stay there again if we're in the area, and have already recommended it to our New England friends and family.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your review. We so enjoyed your visit. We were impressed with your successful run. We hope to see you again. Ray & Sue Stanford

Very Relaxing!

5 on June 29, 2013

We stayed for one night on our way to Maine.and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Absolutely loved sitting down by the lake in the afternoon and on the porches in the evening. Very relaxing, quiet and enjoyable. Sue and Ray were great hosts and we look forward to returning and getting out on the lake in the kayaks!

Great summer getaway!

5 on August 15, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with the Standford's at Stanford Bed and Breakfast. Sue and Ray are wonderful hosts. Everything was super clean and comfortable and the quietness we awoke to was so relaxing and peaceful. Overlooking the lake and the nice summer weather was amazing. We used the rowboat and fished as well as swam in the lake right off their dock. It was a beautiful spot and the breakfasts were delicious!!! We even got a recipe for one of the breakfast dishes. We really enjoyed the bed and breakfast experience and Sue and Ray recommended wonderful dining opportunities for lunch and dinner as well as places to visit during the day. We went to Quiche Gorge as well as the Antique Mall. We went in to local quaint towns for dinner and really enjoyed the small town feel of all adventures. We thank Sue and Ray for a wonderful mini-vacation and we definitely recommend staying here!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the review. We really appreciate it. We enjoyed meeting you. We'll have to try some rubber worms the next time we go fishing. Thanks again, Sue and Ray

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakeside, Mountains, Small town


Manchester, NH (MHT)

Directions to property:

Follow Rte. 89 North from Manchester, NH and get off at Exit 17 and follow previous directions. About 1 1/2 hrs. to Crystal Lake. Also,local airport in Lebanon, NH (20 min.)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Dartmouth College & Colby Sawyer Coll., Quechee Gorge & VINS Nature Center, Cardigan Mt.School & Kimball Union Acad., LaSalette Shrine & Shaker Museum, Rails to Trails bicycling nearby, Skiing in Killington, VT, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Walking, Jogging, Hot air ballooning in area, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Free high speed internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Walking, Jogging, Hot air ballooning in area, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: Email innkeeper to consider younger children.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's deposit will hold your reservation. Accepting credit cards, personal checks, cash. Pricing is for a one night stay; there is an additional charge of 9% for NH meals and rooms tax.
  • Cancellations: Full refund with one week's notice of cancellation.



Sue and Ray Stanford

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About the innkeepers

Parents of 2 adult children, 2 grandsons. Not retired yet, work in area. Enjoy being outside, gardening, boating, swimming, sunbathing, walking, photography, reading, traveling, learning new things.

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  • Time Served: at request of guests
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Aunt Verna's blueberry cake
Homemade blueberry cake/muffins in season with fresh, wild blueberries (some from our own blueberry bushes). Breakfast may be served on the deck/porch if we have nice weather.

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241 Crystal Lake , Enfield, NH 03748 USA (Show map)

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