I stayed mid week and, I guess, had the inn to myself. Kindly appointed in a beautiful antique style it was much appreciated - probably not for everyone. From the nice furnishings to the stained glass, the decor was not unlike my grandmothers. While I do enjoy modern, this nostalgia was more rare and certainly appreciated by this reviewer. A simpler time brought forward to our time - what isn't good about that?
I've been staying at Stanley Avenue for years. The rooms are housed in a lovely turn-of-the-century farmhouse, separate from the owners' residence and fabulous restaurant, One Stanley Avenue. Some have private baths; some don't. Some have two beds; some don't. It is quiet and comfortable, with many lovely architectural and furnishing details to make it special---all for about half the price of most lodgings in the area. Breakfast comes with, served in a sunlit room with gorgeous old stained glass pieces hanging in every window. Treat yourself to dinner at One Stanley Avenue; every dish is delicious. (Make reservations to be sure; not open all year.)
Setting was beautiful in both front and back. Owners were very friendly and accommodating, allowing us to check in early and choose among the available rooms. Room was vey nice and spacious. Convenient location right near town and a river for swimming.
We stayed here to watch the Sugarloaf Marathon. It's about a half mile walk to the finish line. 3 Stanley is not posh but comfy and affordable. We stayed in a first floor room, which minimized our use of stairs. The hosts Dan and Susan are lovely. Would have loved a firmer mattress. Breakfast was nice. Wish their restaurant One Stanley had been open for dinner, but we dined at Longfellow's, just around the corner.
Kingfield is the edge of civilization, going north the experience changes immediately. Try this historic home if you are in the area or skiing at Sugarloaf. It has charm. The proprietors run the adjacent restaurant.