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The Wakefield Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Sanbornville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 July 2009

We had a very nice one night stay at the Wakefield Inn and were fortunate that it was a Sat. Reviews have talked about the breakfasts (very good!) but the Inn also serves dinner on Fri and Sat nights. Our dinner there was wonderful: wild mushroom soup, pan seared duck breast, shrimp fra diavolo (sp?) and an amazing chilled lemon souffle were the highlights of a meal marked by outstanding ingredients, very pleasant service, and a thoughtful, interesting and reasonable wine list. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Preferring to have the windows open rather than the air conditioner on, I was a bit bothered by traffic noise--certainly not the inn's fault. Otherwise--no complaints.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2009

Fantastic Weekend. Janel and James Martin are the top of there ladder in hospitality. the Wakefield Inn is close enough to us, yet far enough away that we could escape and renew oursleves. The big plus is there is such a homey atmosphere.

Thanks again for a fantastic Weekend Getaway.

Brian and Kathy, Derry, NH

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank ThanatosUSMC
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Reviewed 21 August 2008

Our 9-day stay at the Wakefield Inn was simply terrific. Janel, the inn-keeper, made us feel welcomed the moment we arrived.

The Wakefield Inn is over 200 years old, has seven rooms, and definitely has the old New England feel to it-- which was exactly what we were looking for. We stayed in the Whittier Room, which is the only room that does not have a connecting bathroom. However, it does have a king-size bed in the large bedroom, and a classic claw-foot bathtub to make up for it. The Inn is quiet and very relaxing. The rooms do not have TVs in them, but that is truly the beautiful part of B&B's.

Breakfast is served each morning from 8am-8:30am, and it is certainly NOT TO BE MISSED! Janel is amazing chef (went to culinary school and all) and each breakfast was a different 3-course breakfast with fresh OJ. Not only were the breakfasts mouth-watering delicious, they were relatively healthy (always, always included fresh fruit) and different each day! The Inn becomes a restaurant for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as a place for brunch on Sundays.

The Wakefield Inn is incredibly charming, with an equally charming innkeeper. We definitely enjoyed the Wakefield Inn and would recommend it to anyone looking to experience a "real New England B&B." You'll definitely get spoiled here!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2007

We were in New Hampshire for a wedding and the owners of the Wakefield in were very accommodating. Our room was beautiful, large and clean with a very clean bathroom. The breakfast was delicious and the owners made you feel very welcomed. I would highly recommend the Wakefield Inn to friends and family. The grounds are neat and very peaceful with a beautiful porch and gardens.
We had other relatives staying at the Wakefield Inn who also enjoyed their stay.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank aemjcs12905
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Reviewed 9 August 2007

The Wakefield Inn is a wonderful choice for travelers of the New Hampshire lakes area.
The guestroom (Tibbets Room) was nicely furnished and neat & clean.
The innkeepers are welcoming and full of information about both the area and the history of the inn. But above all, Janel is a fabulous chef and we were spoiled by a gourmet breakfast each morning of our stay. A poached cinnamon pear followed by whole wheat waffles with strawberry rubarb sauce for the first morning breakfast. The next day we enjoyed a cheese with carmelized onion crepe. Bon Appetit!

The Wakefield Inn is just a few minutes from Wolfeboro and lake Winnipesauke. The rates were MUCH more reasonable than the inns located right in Wolfeboro.

We highly recommend staying at this inn.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled with friends
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Thank CCookie
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Reviewed 5 May 2006

Though the weather was cold and rainy, the Inn was warm and comforting. Spacious room plus sitting room with fridge; large bathroom. Breakfast was baked french toast with apples and cinnamon, fresh fruit cup with berries, fresh baked chocolate cherry bread. Handmade quilts decorate some of the walls as they apparently have a quilting weekend.

In the evening, there were complementary refreshments and friendly conversation around the fireplace.

FYI - Very good restaurants in nearby Wolfsboro such as Mise en Place and the more casual Wolftrap.

We will definitely return to this Inn.

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Reviewed 11 April 2005

The Wakefield Inn is a beautiful historic home with nice furnishings and
spacious airy rooms, located in a fascinating and rustic small New Hampshire town. My two teenaged children did enjoy our stay there,
except for the innkeepers. The female host walked away as we entered the premises and never spoke to us or interacted with us during our stay. The male host was unfriendly and acted as if we were unwelcome relatives who had come to mooch off them. On the morning when we were going to leave,
I went out to the car to get a map and the innkeeper bolted out to where I was and demanded payment as if he thought I was going to leave without paying, even though my children and my luggage were still inside
(and, also, he had my credit card on file, so even if I did skip out he would
still get his money). While the breakfast was very good, he never came back to see how we were doing or to offer us a refill of coffee or juice.
He just stayed in the kitchen standing until we left (we were the only ones having breakfast) the dining area.
The Bed and Breakfast industry relies on good service and making guests feel welcome. While the house itself, the rooms, the linens, the furnishings, and baths, etc. were all excellent, the unfriendly service seemed spooky
and I would never return there or recommend The Wakefield Inn because
of the feeling that the Innkeepers did not want our business. Perhaps some tragedy hit their family right before we arrived which we did not know about
that affected their behavior--if so, I would have preferred a discreet remark about being in mourning or something like that, and I could have
forgiven the service and would have been sympathetic. But B&B's sell
service as well as a place to stay, and the service was unacceptable.

  • Stayed: July 2003
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4  Thank django
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Management response:Responded 3 May 2006

We regret that you had an unpleasant experience at the Wakefield Inn B & B,Inc. In reviewing our records, we found that your visit actually took place on July 21,2002. My wife & I took ownership of The Wakefield Inn B & B on July 22 2002, the day after your unfortunate experience. Although there is nothing we can do about this experience, please accept our apologies on behalf of The Wakefield Inn.

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Additional Information about The Wakefield Inn & Restaurant

Address: 2723 Wakefield Rd, Wakefield, Sanbornville, Wakefield, NH 03872-4374
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Region: United States > New Hampshire > Wakefield > Sanbornville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Sanbornville
Price Range: £88 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wakefield Inn & Restaurant is a Historic Bed and Breakfast located in a quaint New England Village. Just minutes from Wolfeboro, NH and Lake Winnipesaukee. Come stay and enjoy the gardens, birds, and peaceful mountains from either the front porch or the back patio. Relax in the hammock with a good book. Join us for dinner in our restaurant. ... more   less 
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