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“Good dining experience”
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Oxford House Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Fryeburg B&B and Inns
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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
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“Good dining experience”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband & I dined at the Oxford House Inn recently while vacationing in NH. We received friendly service throughout the night that made this a charming experience. The menu that night seemed more heavily weighted in deep fried preparations. We chose the Maine crab cakes, the crispy Vietnamese short ribs with pho broth, for mains, the pulled duck & the steak frites & the . The crab cakes were incredible, light and crispy served with a lemony aioli, & while the short ribs were a tad too salty, the overall presentation & conception of the dish was genius. The steak frites was a huge disappointment - the steak was ok but the shoestring fries were dry, stringy, & burnt. There wasn't a distinguishing feature of this dish that stood out. My advice would be to stick to the appetizers and the great desserts. The location of the inn and views from it's dining room are purportedly fantastic but as we dined late in the evening, we really can't comment.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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OHIInnkeeper, Assistant at Oxford House Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're fortunate to have an incredible staff, and I know they'll appreciate your kind words.

I apologize for the food item which did not meet your expectations. We certainly are eager to prepare the best meals and are constantly working on improving all aspects of our guests' dining experience. If you find yourself in Fryeburg again, we'd like an opportunity to earn your favor.
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were very happy with our stay at the Oxford House Inn. We were in the area to attend a concert at the Stone Mountain Arts Center. The location of the inn was perfect. After a big meal and a great concert we were glad for the short drive back to the inn. We didn't have the opportunity to have dinner at the inn, but did enjoy a wonderful breakfast there. Our room was very clean and tastefully decorated and the staff, very friendly.

Room Tip: The "Sewing Room" was lovely. If you need a roomy shower,I would ask to see if another r...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The chef and the dining room can hold their own with the finest restaurants anywhere, and I'm from LA. Stunning view of the mountains from the dining room. Impressive, creative cuisine - farm to table- but more gourmet than rustic. Young chef is professionally trained (Culinary Institute) and experienced.

  • Stayed August 2013
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New London, New Hampshire
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This was not my first visit to the Oxford House Inn and I was not disappointed the second time. The staff was friendly and attentive, the room spotless and our meals were not only delicious, they were presented beautifully. I look forward to going back again in the very near future and would highly recommend it to anyone finding themselves in Fryeburg and needing a place to stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Lovely meal, which began with feta and watermelon salad and featured numerous fresh and local products. The service was good and the rooms seemed lovely. I think they achieve what they're striving for (not striving to be top of the heap, but certainly to be very good). There were also burgers (grass fed beef) and onion rings on the menu, which were certainly good. The wine list was very limited and geared toward inexpensive wines (most under $50). For a really casual meal at a very fair price, this delivered. My watermelon and feta salad wasn't as good as the one I had at Coutume (a casual but really yummy coffee/breakfast/lunch place in Paris) and was maybe a touch too sweet (it has honey in it and the watermelon itself is actually sweet enough), but we thoroughly enjoyed it and would return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

After another phenomenal visit to the Oxford House Inn, my fiance and I plan on paying this wonderful place an annual visit. We were blessed once again with gorgeous weather on the first weekend of August (we were there from 08/02/13 - 08/04/13) and Natalie and Jonathan Spak are amazing Inn Keepers.

What was extra special this year was we taking advantage of a few of their "extra" offerings and Natalie was so accommodating in working with me. She set up an awesome display in our room of fresh flowers (which i ordered specific the the favorite flowers of my fiance), gourmet chocolates and a a few pictures of the two of us which she was fine with me mailing up in advance.

The Porch Room again was our choice which is nice and quiet and in my opinion, the best room there. The food is top notch as we dined on everything from an appetizer of ahi tuna salsa with fried avacado to espresso crusted filet mignon, the having out dessert served to us outside by the fire pit Friday evening which was flan and banana strudel.

If you're craving good pub food - then Jonathan's is the place to go. After a day of canoeing down the Saco River on Saturday, we dined on buffalo shrimp, the famous stack of onion rings, mussels, and a burger.

The price is EXTREMELY affordable as we opted for the $400 weekend package of two nights, two breakfasts, and a 3-course dinner for both of us on Friday night.

High praises once again to Natalie and Jonathan. Thank you for giving us such a memorable weekend!

Room Tip: Spend the extra $20 and stay in The Porch Room
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

AMy husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Oxford House in Fryeburg, Maine. Natalie and Jonathan Spak were our very friendly and most accommodating hosts. I'll start my review by explaining a 'mix-up' that occurred when we checked in. We had booked a room (on the front side of the B & B) but when the clerk showed us to 'our' room it was clearly an upgraded room. We were delighted!! However, the 'true' guests soon arrived and they clearly and justly wanted the room they had reserved. We realized the honest mistake and graciously moved over to our correct room. While a tiny bit smaller, it was just as lovely as the first room, and provided a fine night's rest.
Because of the mix-up (and our understanding of the situation), Jonathan offered us a complimentary glass of wine to enjoy with our evening supper (for which we had already made a reservation). Jonathan outdid himself by not only serving us a fine wine, but, additionally gave us a large sample platter of their appetizer offerings - very classy, very generous, and very yummy. We finished our evening by going downstairs to their pub for an after dinner drink. The pub was filled with locals also enjoying the ambiance of the rustic cellar/bar atmosphere.
Our evening meal was outstanding - we couldn't have asked for a better meal.
The next morning, breakfast was served in the sunroom overlooking a field with mountain views. Coffee was hot, fresh, and promptly placed before us - refills coming as quickly as necessary. We ordered our breakfasts and while we were waiting, our young server brought out fresh, homemade, cinnamon sugar doughnuts. An absolutely delicious treat!
We have stayed in many B & B's from the eastern coast of Maine and Nova Scotia to the Oregon and Washington coasts and could comfortably say that this was one the finest B & B's at which we have stayed. If we should ever find ourselves in the Fryeburg area again, we would definitely chose the Oxford House.
You, the reader of this review, would be most pleased.
We wish Natalie and Jonathan much success with their endeavor.

Room Tip: A small amount of road traffic can be heard from the front room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Oxford House Inn
Address: 548 Main St, Fryeburg, ME 04037
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Location: United States > Maine > Fryeburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Fryeburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oxford House Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Price range (per night) $139-$189 USD. Clean, contemporary, Arts & Crafts Style inn celebrating rich history of the area. Traditional features include dramatic use of hardwood throughout and stunning mountain views. ... more   less 
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