Inn at Crystal Lake
2356 Eaton Road, Eaton, N.H.
603-447-2120, 800-343-7336; InnatCrystalLake.com What we liked most: The inn restaurant's excellent food and cozy attached pub .
What we liked least: Our cramped, narrow bathroom .
What surprised us: The homemade cookies in our room when we arrived .
You know you're at the Inn at Crystal Lake when . . . you spot the lake, a lovely place for swimming and canoeing, across from the inn .
Rates: Rooms range from $89 to $239 nightly, depending on season.
Directions: The Inn at Crystal Lake is 120 miles from Boston, about a two-hour drive. Take Interstate 95 north to exit 4 in New Hampshire. This is Spaulding Turnpike/Route 16. Follow Route 16 north to Route 25 in Ossipee. Turn right onto Route 25 and follow for 5 miles to intersection of Route 153 in Effingham Falls. Turn left onto Route 153 and follow 9 miles to the inn.