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Getting an early start is on every trekker’s wish list. Waking up in the park at the Stanford House—a historic home built in 1843 that can house up to 30 people—makes many great day-long explorations of the Valley even better. With nine private rooms, whole-house rentals (available year-round), and individual room rentals during peak summer months, this home base is an ideal starting point for many adventures. What’s more, the property is steeped in farming history (by the 1880s, settler George Stanford had cultivated around 100 acres here) and is a stone’s throw away from the gorgeous Brandywine Falls via the nearby Stanford Trail.

What Makes It Great:

In addition to its proximity to Brandywine Falls, outside of that “stone’s throw” to Brandywine Falls, the Stanford House shares contiguity with nearly everything that a visitor would want to see, do, and explore in the area: from the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Trail Mix Boston, and Boston Store Visitor Center, to retail, dining, downtown Peninsula, and the Towpath Trail. The Stanford House is equipped with modern amenities such as community restrooms with showers, a fully-equipped commercial kitchen, Wi-Fi, and on-site parking. Bringing the contemporary together with conservation means that friends, families, and other groups can enjoy a higher level of comfort without having to leave the grounds. For those looking for a more rustic experience, there are five back-country campsites nearby to choose from.

Stanford House is an ideal space for friends, families, and many different types of groups, since the house sleeps up to 30 people. There is a wheelchair-accessible room and bathroom. For those looking for the park experience with a few creature comforts, Stanford House is a perfect fit. This peaceful space is welcoming to anyone needing an escape.

On the Road: Located right on Stanford Road, this gem isn't too difficult to reach.

Family Friendly: Kids will enjoy sleeping in this historic house as much as you will. Plus, it's a great opportunity to learn some history!

Gem Type: Historic Site

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Maggie Olson

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Aug 17, 2019
Kimberly Tilly
First hike with Bodhi and Cassidy at CVNP
Aug 4, 2019
Dan Weiss
Aug 3, 2019
Nick Preston
Walked by it, but there was a private event. Picnic tables outside by the barn.
Jul 29, 2019
Bobby Neuman
Jun 4, 2019
Jeena Lac
May 25, 2019
Ki Shore
May 11, 2019
Deanna Davis
Apr 9, 2019
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