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
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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
4.8 on June 18, 2012
This was our very first B & B. we stayed four nights while visiting from NJ. To attend our grandaughters high school graduation. We had a amazing time. Sue and Ray are wonderful people. They treated us like family. My husband and I felt very comfortable there. The cozy log cabin and views were breath taken. Even though we were very busy visiting with our family, when we got back to the B & B Sue and Ray were always there to greet us.. They even had directions waiting for us to our familys house. They are good people. The Breakfast were awesome. We had homemade blueberry muffins, fresh fruit bowls, individual quiche dishes, hamsteaks, rhubar danish, bacon, homefried potatos, eggs, coffe, tea, and juice etc. The setup for breakfast was elegant, they sat us in front of the french doors with a spectacular view of the water and mountains. We watched the doe and fawn walking in the yard. The only regret we have is, that we were unable to spend more time at the cabin, an were unble to do everything they have to offer. Hope to go back sometime soon. We would HIGHLY recommend this Bed & Breakfast. Deb & Ray
Debbie - Thanks so much! We enjoyed meeting you. Sue & Ray
5 on June 17, 2012
We stayed at the Stanford Bed and Breakfast over Memorial Day weekend. Sue and Ray were very nice, the food was great and the beds were comfortable. I would love Sue's Rhubarb Coffeecake recipe! Many Thanks.
4.6 on June 13, 2012
We stayed for 3 nights while visiting from Alaska to attend our son's graduation from nearby Dartmouth College. It was a busy week, and we really enjoyed coming "home" in the evenings to this lovely, comfortable, peaceful spot. The abundant and delicious breakfasts kept us going through a couple of days with no time for lunch, and were accompanied by hummingbirds at the feeder and a doe with her fawn in the front yard! Sue and Ray are warm and welcoming hosts, and made us feel very much at home. Highly recommended!
4.8 on May 31, 2012
My girlfriend and I came down to Enfield from Ottawa ON for a wedding over Memorial Day weekend. From the moment we arrived at this enchanting house, we felt calm and serene. Sue and Ray welcomed us as if we were old friends. The innkeepers were very knowledgeable about Enfield and the surrounding area. The breakfasts were delicious! Breakfast was not served at a set time, instead, Sue and Ray checked with us the night before to see what time was best for us. Sue made refreshing fruit salads both mornings! Being a diabetic, I am always weary of B&B owners making breakfasts that are high in fat and/or sugar, but the food here was light, filling and made me feel truly cared for. We had a great time over our short stay and would not hesitate to go back. The views are breathtaking, the rooms are spacious, the food is great, and most importantly, Sue and Ray are wonderful hosts! Thanks again! We hope to see you again in the future. I would go back just for Sue's garden-fresh rhubarb coffee cake! Valerie & Jenny
Thanks for your review! We enjoyed your visit. Come again!
5 on September 15, 2011
My boyfriend and I spent a lovely weekend over labor day with Sue and Ray. We had a wonderful visit! We particularly enjoyed the fresh and bountiful breakfast every morning, swimming and kayaking in the lake, and the night time bonfire. Ray and Sue were extremely generous with their home, and we loved sitting and chatting with them. They really made our stay in the area special. Thanks!
Thank you so much! We enjoyed meeting you. Have a good year at school and work. The wood pile is almost done! Sue and Ray
Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town
Manchester, NH (MHT)
Rte 89 Exit 17. Go right at exit onto Rte 4. Just before new bridge, go right at intersection with Rte 4-A. Take a right onto 4-A. Follow for about 6 miles. You will pass by Mascoma Lake, LaSalette Shrine on right, cemetery with a white fence on the left. Turn left onto Shaker Hill Rd. (Do not take Shaker Blvd.) Shaker Hill Rd. turns to the left - but do not go to the left. Go straight and the road becomes Crystal Lake Rd. You will go through the woods for a short distance and then you will see the lake on the right. We are #241 Crystal Lake Rd. There is a sitting bench beside the mailbox. See "Stanford's" sign on pine tree on the left side of road. White lights on pine tree. Also, white lights on peak of house roof. Go left on gravel driveway to top of hill. Plenty of parking. Park near the house.
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, Skiing in Killington, VT, Rails to Trails bicycling nearby, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Free high speed internet
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Walking, Hot air ballooning in area, Jogging, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
Sue and Ray Stanford
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.
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.