We spent in this B&B 3 nights in late August, 2012. We had found the place on-line and liked the pictures of the location; outdoors pool; comments of other reviewers. What we saw when we actually arrived there exceeded all expectations... Below is a short list of our impressions. 1. The outside area is huge, and is beautifully maintained. Reminds of a park belonging to British Royalty 2. Everything inside is expensive and tasteful - rooms, renovation, furniture, dishesh, etc. You could tell that this B&B is a labor of love more than a business enterprise 3. The hosts are truly wonderful. We took great pleasure taking to Carol, eating her breafast and dinner (food quality is of a trained chef) and sipping Michael's home-made limoncello. The service lady was also very friendly and nice 4. The place provides unparalleled tranquility. We were lucky: during our stay only 2-3 rooms were taken (out of 9), and we felt almost alone in this great mansion. We watched sun-set from the porch; chilled out near the pool; had a dinner 5. B&B has its own hiking trail in great condition; we took this trail two days in row, and loved it. Ask Carol for local restaurant recommendations, and a lake some 20 minites away from the B&B.
We stayed here for 2 nights on our travels around New England, and it was bettered by none. so much so we wish we had stayed much longer. The hosts Elizabeth and Richard made us feel welcome from the moment we stepped through the door, til we sadly waved goodbye. The inn dates back to 1801 and has been styled in keeping with a homely, relaxing way making you feel comfortable from the outset. There are 4 rooms to choose from, each of which are decorated in an individual way, but all are recommended. Breakfast was a special time, served by candlelight, with individual requests never a problem. If you want a place for a truly relaxing break away from it all, no TV, mobiles (but the internet - just in case!) then this is the place for you. Be prepared to be sucked in and desperate to return!
We stay at the Crisanver House once a year on our annivesary weekend. This will be our 10th year. This bed and breakfast exceeded our expectations and it just gets better every year. Mike and Carole have incorporated a dinner meal. Needless to say, Carole is quite the cook, serving delicious breads, salads and entrees. Did I mention the maple pecan scones!!!!! They are my favorite!!! We will continue to visit this wonderful B&B for many years to come!!!