The Stonehurst Manor
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We are so lucky to have friends that invite us to ski at Waterville Valley. It's a really nice family focused resort about a 5 hour drive from New Canaan. The kids get on well and know the resort so well now that they ski or snow board together and then meet up with their slower parents at lunch or the end of the day.
... This morning it's snowing, great big flakes. We're about 5 minutes out of Bridgton which itself is a lovely little place with a great bookshop (which Stephen King frequents apparently), a covered bridge, artsy/old fashioned cinema, as well as all the essentials. The boys have been snowboarding, we're hoping to ski on Saturday (there's a great little mountain just up the road) and we're going dog sledding (or mushing) tomorrow. Now I need to plan ...
... friend here in Bartlett who we hope we'll stay in touch with. We revisited the boulders and stream section of Nancy Pond Trail and investigated the little puddles and small cascades while listening to the sounds - this kind of landscape experience is one of Harvey's favorites - and mine as well.
Back to packing now...we are ...
... the base station of the Mt Washinton Cog Railway about 7pm. It was a bit dark driving through the mountains and we missed some of the sights but it was worth it. We took an alternate, shorter route. Dinner at Fabyans Station was economical and delish. By the way, did you know that Pac Man was the first game of its type? Before it, video games featured race cars or space ships. Pac man was non violent...and had characters..lol...thought I'd share that with ...
... so often earlier in the fall - where did they go? They're nesting it seems - if we go over to Glen Ellis they know for sure that we'll see many - how do they know? Turkeys are very territorial and they attack anyone who comes near their nests. Okay. Now we know. Also, we saw a pick up truck parked in front of Bart's that was filled to capacity with badly bruised apples. What's going on with ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews The Stonehurst Manor North Conway
Love the Manor
My husband and I have been staying at the Stonehurst Manor for 7 years now. You can't ask for a better deal. The staff are always very friendly and accommodating. we enjoy spending time in front of the manor's beautiful fireplace. There are some many wonderful details to look at, not to mention the wonderful food to savor. We cannot say enough about it.
My daughter and I were to stay at Stonehurst Manor for 4 days, planning months in advance for the Fall foliage, could not wait to visit. My daughter got mono and we could not come, it broke my heart, we cannot for see the future. I called Stonehurst and had to cancel. We could not believe they reimburst most of my deposit back for they rented my room, another well known hotel in Lincoln did not reimburst.
Thank you Stonehurst for being so fair, when we return we will definitely stay at STONEHURST MANOR.
We ate at the restaurant about a month ago and the food was great. So, when we went back to the area, we thought the inn would be a nice place to stay and expected it to be of the same or like quality as the dining. Not even close. We were shown 2 rooms--tiny, dark, very musty/smelly. Will NEVER go to stay at inn, but recommend restaurant.
We Enjoyed Our Stay
We just spent a couple of nights at Stonehurst Manor and really enjoyed it. I think a stay there is greatly affected by the room you get. More than once during our short visit I overheard upset visitors at the front desk complaining about their room shortly after check in. As they said at the desk when confronted by upset arrivals...it is an old inn with unique and varied rooms. Maybe a safer choice is the stay in the newer Mountain View Wing. Our room 33 in the Manor was very nice.
We thought the food was great, the staff friendly and efficient and the view from the pool/hot tub area is beautiful. I would recommend it.
Lovely Time At Stonehurst Manor. Greetings to Mrs. B!
We stayed at the Manor over the Christmas holidays and had an lovely time! Mrs. Bigelow, the house cat was an absolute delight, as well as all of the staff that we encountered. We stayed inside the original manor house, room 35. It was very cozy for us and our son. The house is in remarkable condition! We had a great time exploring the different rooms and had a fantastic time looking at some of the old books in the library lounge. Ed, the bartender is a wonderful resource on the Manor's history. We would definately stay again on our next trip to the states - we are planning a foliage trip for a future vaca.
3 Times so Far so Good
We have been to the Stonehurst 3 times and we actually got engaged there. Overall a nice cozy place with a great complete package. The food is great and the lounge with that huge fireplace and nice wood work is top notch. Great Martinis (as said before) plus you can have a few and just walk up to your room. Sure some of the rooms are small and bathrooms can be a little cramped.....the house is old!!!!
Sure some of the rooms need a little love, I also am surprised to hear about the ceiling issues etc.
I love the place and we are looking forward to coming back this year.
Give it a whirl it is a nice place.
I recently stayed at the Stonehurst on 12 and 13 of September, 2003. I booked a Manor with Fireplace room at $186.00 per night. I was given room 34, in no way does this room come close to the sample room depicted on your web site. Room 34 must have been a broom closet at one time, the window did not open, the air conditioner had to be used at all times, and even then it was warm in the room. The bathroom had a wire screen covering a hole in the ceiling, looked like it was to prevent vermin from entering the room. The room size was exceptionally small.
Room 34 was not worth the $186.00 per night rate that I was charged !
Disgusted with the Stonehurst Manor
After seven years visiting the Stonehurst Manor, I will NEVER return.
Upon our arrival in September, the skies opened up and our ceiling leaked so bad our childrens clothes were drenched and the pull out sofa so wet our children slept w/ us. Management offered a credit, however upon check out, no one was aware of the situation. I was told that I would be contacted w/i 48 hrs. After not hearing from Stonehurst management, for three weeks I contacted them. When I told them I wanted a partial room credit, I was rebuffed by management and treated as if THEY were the victim. GOOD BYE STONEHURST AND GOOD RIDDANCE.
My husband and I planned to stay here two nights and had reservations. The night before we arrived we stayed at the White Mountain Hotel and loved it. We were excited to move on to the Stonehurst Manor. Well, we arrived and found a small cubby hole for a reservation desk which should have clued us in. We got to the room which was supposed to be a suite. We were promised a balcony. Well it had a balcony but could not be used because it was screwed shut and it was dirty and falling apart to say the least. The bathroom was not much better. The sink had a slow drip which was annoying. The windows were screwed shut and had no screens so could not be opened. The shade in the bathroom window did not even work. There was no air conditioning in the room either. Needless to say, we left and got our money back and went back to the White Mountain Hotel where we had an awesome time. My husband and I were so looking forward to staying here as we had planned to do for so many years after having dinner here 18 years agand loving the food. What a big disappointment!!!
I had the pleasure of staying at the manor in mid feburary 2003 we had a two bedroom suite with a fireplace WELL let me tell you it was not pretty bland off-white walls with many cracks no wallpaper to give it charm the fireplace was so close to the bed that you couldn't lay in bed and see the fire burning but it had a fireplace!! the bathroom was so small no electric outlets for dryer etc barely enough for one the shower was smaller than a phone booth. electric outlets were few and over loaded a back stairway from the room was suppose to be screwed shut but was not with missing treaded toward the bottom watch out families with kids the food i thought would be out of this world with two chefs of the year but it was just good country cooking with no flare on detail icould of stayed home for that food no value for your dollar should of stayed in a motel saved money and tryed some better restaurants which there are many sorry