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Oxford House Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Fryeburg B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 20, 2009

We just spent a long weekend at The Oxford House Inn with our kids (ages 20, 19, 12) It was absolutely GORGEOUS there. The Inn is beautiful, the inn keepers - a young couple - Natalie and Jonathan Spak were really really wonderful. They also have two beautiful dogs who are so sweet and laid back. Loved them!

The view of the mountains is breathtaking from 2 of the 4 rooms they rent (the other 2 rooms face the downtown - main street - still very pretty). All 4 rooms are spacious and have their own bath. They did most of the renovations themselves. It really shows how much they put into the small details and extra care taken in renovating and making their accommodations comfortable, spacious and beautiful. Same with the restaurant part of the house and the basement that was turned into Jonathan's Pub. Very very cool. ! The restaurant and Jonathan's Pub were EXCELLENT. The food is top notch. The gourmet breakfast each morning was delicious. And the coffee - I had to buy a lb of it to take home - it was THAT good. If you go up there, you have to ask them about their coffee, maple syrup, etc. Great little stories !

The rates are very reasonable and includes a gourmet breakfast each morning. They welcome well-behaved children but this is definitely geared more towards adults and children over age 12. Truly outstanding. There are also local restaurants and pizzerias within walking distance in town. North Conway, NH is a short 15 min drive from the Inn. www.oxfordhouseinn.com

Next door is Fryeburg Snowmobile Rentals (Terry is the owner). Literally a short walk in the snow around the backyard to the snowmobiles. The view out back faces a very large field, maple trees and a gorgeous view of the mountains. You rent the snowmobiles and drive down the field onto the trails. That easy ! They have 30 new Arctic T500 machines ! We rented two double sleds and had a great time ! They provide you with a map with detailed trails. Rumored to have over 1000 miles of trails from this area ! www.sledandbed.com

We also snow tubed at Cranmore Mtn. It was $22 pp for 2 hour session. It was a lot of fun. Great for all ages ! They have a towline or you can walk up the mountain. They have 2 sections for snowtubing. After the first towline, you walk further up to another towline that is higher up the mountain. This snow tube trail is steeper and longer ride. We did a few runs on that one and then walked to the lower one and finished with a few more runs from there. Great time and not as cold as the weathermen predicted ! Just dress warmly and in layers and you will be fine ! They have a small tent setup at the bottom with two port o potties (a rest room is not that far of a walk either) and snack machines and two picnic tables with heaters running at all times - in case you need to warm up or need a short break. www.cranmore.com

We will definitely visit there again !

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 31, 2008

This was the second time we have stayed at the Inn and hope to make it an annual event. The room, the food, the drink...it seems no detail is left out. The care and work they put into the Inn really shows and makes it a very special experience.

  • Stayed: December 2008
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Reviewed December 29, 2008

We stayed at the Oxford House 1 night and had a really nice night. We ate at the lounge/pub downstairs and my husband and I both loved the food, along with the room. He went with the standard burger (although simple, it was delicious) and I had the corn/lobster fritters and a bowl of mussels. Our waitress was great as well. I could have easily taken a shower in the mussel broth, it was THAT good. This is the first time we had eaten at the restaurant since it switched owners and I'm happy to review that their standards are obviously just as high as the previous owners.

We stayed in the Sewing Room, which was lovely. However, and this may be just chalked up to personal preference, the mattress was very HARD and a smidge uncomfortable for us. Again, it might just be preference, but if you like a medium firm mattress (like we do), this bed will be too hard for you. Other than that, the bathroom is teeny tiny (no big deal). The breakfast the next morning was delicious and again, the young woman who served us was great. We will definitely be revisiting again.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2008

We took a day trip up to Maine from Vermont to visit Ebeneezer's Pub (which was awesome by the way) and booked a night at the Oxford House. The Inn is tastefully decorated. We stayed in room 3, which is spacious and bright. The bathroom was a little small, but the room was great. The room has 2 comfortable chairs, a huge bed and a flat screen tv tucked up in the corner. We didn't have a chance to dine at the restaurant, but several locals told us it was one of the best in the area. Based on the breakfast, its easy to see that John takes great pride in his food and both he and Natalie were excellent hosts. We had the pleasure of chatting with them both at the pub downstairs. As young innkeepers ourselves, we were excited to find another young innkeeping couple. We can't say enough great things about this place.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2008

My husband & I stumbled on the Oxford House during our New England Road trip.

We were able to book the very last room for the night. Our room was clean & cozy.

We absolutely LOVED the complimentary breakfast. We had fresh OJ & cider with cinnamon sugar donuts followed by our breakfast which included fresh fruit. We dined in the breakfast area which overlooked a scenic hazy New England morning.

The only downside was a bit of traffic noise as our room faced the highway. My suggestion would be to request a room on the back side of the house to avoid this disturbance.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2008

"We're a restaurant with rooms," said Jonathan, the innkeeper here. Indeed, this is a great B&B for foodies. The focus is clearly on food, with two...actually three menus, if you include breakfast. Yet the rooms are lovely too, don't get me wrong, but the food apect is just outstanding.

The fine dining restaurant offers everything from filet mignon to vegetarian entrees, and there are actually three dining rooms, all beautiful and peacefully decorationd. My favorite was the downstairs pub, though. I've never seen such a great pub in a B&B! It has nice banquettes built in to the rustic stone walls, along with a whole section with leather furniture. It's kind of combination pub and living room. I did get to see most of the guest rooms, which are exceedingly spacious, and impecably clean, each is decorated differently, and one has a great view out onto the mountains. The view from the breakfast room is just like you see in the pictures on their website. Gorgeous! The same room doubles as a dining room in the evening and it's the perfect place to watch the sunset over the mountains. There's also a great group of Adirondack chairs surrounding a fire pit in the back along with a hanging swing for two where you can take in that same view. It's beautiful!

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 9, 2008

just spent a night at the Oxford house and it was wonderful. Although I would call it more of an Inn than B&B because they serve dinner and it was excellent. Recent new owners Jonathon the chef and his wife Natalie the hostess are doing a great job.
The room was large, well equiped and very comfortable. Breakfast was one of the best I have ever had at an B&B. And it was served restaurant style on the back dining room overlooking the fields and mountains. A really nice setting. And rather than the usual "here it is" B&B breakfast, you had your choice of three entrees one of which was eggs any style. My son and I had the home made blueberry buttermilk pancakes that were some of the best I ever had. And dinner was just as good. The bison short ribs were fall off the bone delicious. So no issues at all with the Oxford House. Only one thing to note, while the room is spacious, the bathroom is not. For me travelleing with my son, it was not an issue, but if you are looking for some grand soaking tub or multiple person jacquzzi, this may not be the best choice. Otherwise, you can't go wrong at the Oxford house.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Oxford House Inn

Address: 548 Main St, Fryeburg, ME 04037-1146
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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
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Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Fryeburg
Price Range: $168 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oxford House Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Price range (per night) $149-$205 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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