Stephen Clay Homestead B&B

193 High Street , Candia, NH 03034 USA (Show map)
Book now or get help at


The Stephen Clay Homestead is a beautiful historical colonial home with 5 working fireplaces nestled at the top of the hill in the center of town. We are surrounded by stone walls and 3.5 acres of beautiful picturesque gardens, lawn and fruit trees. Come enjoy the country and peaceful surroundings. Our home is plentiful and our rooms are will be quite comfortable. We hope you will stay here with us and we look forward to meeting you. Our lovely B&B has central a/c and free WIFI for your comfort. Ed and Theresa Sterling, Innkeepers



Write A Review
  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Very nice, clean, quiet and friendly

4.8 on November 02, 2017

Very nice, clean, quiet and friendly. We stayed one night and enjoyed our stay. The house and our room was very clean. The proprietors were very nice and friendly. The area was quiet and picturesque but close enough to many activities. East of Manchester is much quieter with less traffic then the western side of the city. Very enjoyable stay.

Stephen Caly B & B

4.6 on August 04, 2017

The room was very nice, and our hostess provided just the right amount of attention --- not too much, not too little.

Pleasant, homey, easy.

5 on August 24, 2014

Theresa and Ed made us feel completely at home from the moment we arrived. The small town setting is genuine, the room was quiet and clean, and we felt that we could come and go, or make ourselves comfortable there, however we wanted to. Breakfast was delicious. All for a reasonable price.

Steven Clay Homestead stay

5 on June 02, 2014

Wonderful NH country charm, great house, very comfortable. Food excellent! Theresa and Ed were outstanding hosts, great conversations were had. Most enjoyable history stories of the house and village. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!

A new and welcomed adventure

5 on September 21, 2013

I had emailed the Inn and asked for a room with a fireplace and I got a almost immediate response that they did have a room available for the evening I wished to stay ( it was short notice). We had never been to a B&B before. Upon arrival I was greeted by a very nice woman that was helpful and friendly. Made me feel very at home even though it was her home! When my guest arrived we both were made to feel very comfortable. Our room was clean, organized and cozy. Charming as charming goes. Beautiful quilts, fireplace and a little fridge that came in quite handy! The next morning we went to a homemade breakfast and got to talk with our Innkeepers and other guests. It was wonderful. Id recommend this B&B to anyone. Im positive we will stay again.

Great B&B

5 on August 14, 2013

This B&B was such a great place to stay for the weekend. The husband and wife were so nice and the breakfasts they cooked were delicious.

Fall weekend in Candia, NH

3.6 on October 09, 2011

Our stay was very nice and an exceptional value for the cost. The hosts are very personable and friendly and helpful in suggesting nearby activities and restaurants. Breakfast was plentiful but the quality was not above the average of all B&Bs we have stayed in over the past 20 years.


5 on July 22, 2011

We stayed here on both ends of our trip from California to Maine through Manchester airport. It was excellent. We have stayed before and each time it is like visiting friends. The Sterlings are such gracious and lovely hosts. The grounds and home are beautiful. Breakfast delicious. Everything is perfect.

Pleasant and personable

4.6 on November 11, 2009

The rooms were very nice and the hosts were more than willing to chat both about the house and the town. They were quite accommodating. The only downside is the shared bathroom, but the low price combined with the lovely rooms and pleasant location more than make it worthwhile

Sterphen Clay Homestead

3.2 on December 09, 2008

consistently high quality, wonderful breakfasts, very comfortable.

View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates

Exeter Room

Our spacious 'Exeter Room' is quite comfortable. This room features detailed woodworking and a beautiful fireplace. It is nicely decorated in soft blues & whites with a queen size four poster bed. Luxurious feather bedding and monogramed bathrobes.This room also has lovely wood floors and with the fireplace it captures the colonial New England atmosphere. The Exeter Room faces the southwest corner of the property with views overlooking the lawn and front stonewall garden as well as the church steeple across the street. Very quaint New England setting. Central A/c, refrigerator, free WiFi. (shared bath). Full hot breakfast included

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $122 - $122

Concord Suite

The Concord Suite is a 2 room suite overlooking our beautiful perennial gardens on all sides of the two bedroom suite! Rent this room for 2 people with a private bath or for a family up to 5. The front bedroom has a queen bed and the private bath. The rear bedroom has the single, & double beds. This suite is surrounded with two large bay windows in each room & has magnificent views of the property. This Suite has all the comforts of home including tv, VCR, refrigerator, free WiFi, A/C & private bathroom with shower. You can keep the children in the back room & put them to bed early as you watch tv or read a book. This suite is spacious & has carpet. Prices are for 2 ppl and extra charge per add'l adult or child $25. Hot breakfast is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Charmingfare Room

The Charmingfare room gets its name from one of the early names of Candia. This room is very spacious & comfortable with a four post queen bed, luxurious feather bedding & monogramed bathrobes. This room has its original wood floors. The views from this room are beautiful overlooking the perennial garden, large cedars, and our beautiful purple lilacs that surround the property. Central air conditioning, refrigerator, and free Wi-Fi. (shared bath). Full hot breakfast is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $122 - $122

Music Room

A spacious and large guest bedroom on the 1st floor. Has a queen size cherry Sleigh bed and end table, fireplace with candelabra & wide pine flooring and original indian shutters. This room has a private beautiful bathroom with a shower. Bathroom amenities include fine toiletries from Gilchrist & Soames of London, hair dryer, and turkish cotton towels. Room includes comfortable upholstered chair, leather hassock with additional linens, TV, small refrigerator with complimentary bottled water, and chocolates. Room includes iron and ironing board. This room has a view of the front of the house and church steeple. You will be quite comfortable in this room!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Check Dates Visit Website


Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Manchester, NH (MHT) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From Boston or Southern NH: Take I-93 North into New Hampshire. From I-93 heading North: take Highway 101-East - exit 7. Continue on 101 east and take exit 3 to Candia and Deerfield. At the end of the exit ramp, vier right. At fork in the road (Getty Gas/convenience store)stay left. Take left at Rt43/Rt27. Take left at blinking red light (Candia House of Pizza on left). Drive approx 1.5 miles up hill and we are on your right across from Library. Our driveway is immediately after Civil War Monument on the right. Please proceed to the side door for guest entrance and check-in. We hope to see you soon.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Winter Sleigh Rides/ Zoo, Snow mobiling / cross country skiing, Loudon Raceway, Horse Back Riding, Liquid Planet Water Park / Candia Vineyard, NH State Parks, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Visit Website

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Parking, Radio, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Concierge, Bridal/Baby Showers, Free Parking & can accomodate large vehicles, Weddings, Afternoon Tea parties by reservation only, gardens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Loudon Raceway, Deerfield Fairgrounds, Charmingfare Farm and Candia Adventure Park, 2 NH State Parks 15 min/swim/canoe/hike, Candia Vineyards (local wine vineyard), Seacoast/Beach 30 minutes away, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Check Dates Visit Website


  • Check In:: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children 12 and older are charged at the same rate as adults
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card number, expiration date, and security code is required for a confirmed reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation policy:7 Days cancellation Non-refundable room rate plus tax. 

All arrivals must be confirmed with an estimated time of arrival. Check-ins are between 4pm - 9:30pm. Late arrivals after 9:30pm must be confirmed and authorized for check-in.
Visit Website



Theresa & Ed Sterling

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Check Dates Visit Website




  • Time Served: 7:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict (weekends)
We offer three delicious choices for breakfast: Weekends the menu includes Eggs Benedict, Puff Pancake pie filled with apples; french toast or pancakes. Weekday menu consists of eggs (anyway you like them); pancakes; french toast; hot oatmeal, yogurt or special requests if available.

Visit Website