Stanford House

Located at 6093 Stanford Road, Peninsula, OH 44264, in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Stanford House is the perfect space for fostering creativity, productivity, and relaxation for your next meeting. This stunning historic farmhouse is located just steps from the iconic Towpath Trail and a short hike from Brandywine Falls.

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Meetings and Retreats at Stanford House

Stanford House can accommodate up to 30 guests for your next meeting. This historic home features: a fully equipped commercial kitchen for your use, a main room with tables and chairs that can be arranged to suit your needs, a living room with comfortable seating, modern heat/air conditioning, a large charcoal grill, Wi-Fi, a projection screen, and easels. Outside you can sit by the fire circle, enjoy a walk on the Towpath Trail, or take a short hike over to Brandywine Falls.

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History of Stanford House

Rena Hatch Fiedler likes to reminisce about her time spent as a child in the Stanford House, a Greek Revival structure just north of the village of Boston in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Every memory is a good one—the farm animals she played with; the abundance of food, expertly prepared by her grandmother; and, perhaps most enjoyable of all, her grandfather, an affable man who joked with her relentlessly. She was welcomed into this world in the front, ground-floor bedroom in 1926, and 20 years later, she and her husband traded wedding vows in the living room, just across the hallway.

That’s a lot of history for one building to lay claim to. For roughly 135 years, the Stanford House and its surrounding farmland played the role of strong, silent provider to the people who lived there, keeping them nourished, grounded, and—for the most part—safe from harm. After the National Park Service purchased the property in 1978, the Stanford House would receive new life, offering a peaceful retreat for travelers, students, and others who wished to develop a more personal bond with the region and its beginnings.

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