Stanford Bed and Breakfast

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


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 room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Wonderful hosts for people who are hesitant about the B&B experience!

5 on April 28, 2017

My dad had given us a certificate for and we were hesitant. We didn't consider ourselves the B & B type. Susan and Ray put us instantly at ease. In fact, I think we ending up talking their ears off instead. They were wonderful listeners and gracious hosts. Their home is beautiful, the view spectactular, and the breaksfast fresh made and yummy. They are experienced and know how to meet your needs and make local recommendations. They recommended Jesse's restaurant in Hanover, NH and it is the best, all from scratch food. We'll be staying again and bringing our boat next time!

Wonderful July Visit

5 on September 19, 2016

Our family three-night stay at Stanford Bed and Breakfast in July was wonderful! Ray and Susan were perfect hosts! My husband and I traveled from Arizona with a toddler and preteen. We stayed in the two bedrooms on the main floor and it worked out perfectly. The house was beautiful and very well kept. We were spoiled with a heavenly breakfast every morning. Ray and Susan were very warm and friendly. They made us feel at home. We spent some time on Crystal Lake swimming and kayaking. It was a wonderful experience! We hope to be back soon! Thank you Ray and Susan! - Kim, Keith, Konner and Kate

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

- Ray & Sue (innkeeper)

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

- Sue (innkeeper)

Amazing B&B

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

Innkeeper Response
Debbie - Thanks so much! We enjoyed meeting you. Sue & Ray

- Sue Stanford (innkeeper)

Excellent hospitality

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!

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town


Manchester, NH (MHT)

Directions to property:

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.

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, Skiing in Killington, VT, Rails to Trails bicycling nearby, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, 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, Hot air ballooning in area, Jogging, 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: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Email innkeeper to consider younger children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.
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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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