Tucked away in the woods but conveniently located a short 15 minute drive from Bethel village, 25 minutes from Sunday River, and 12 minutes from Mount Abram, this well-appointed chalet-style home is the perfect place to relax after a long day on the slopes or in the hills. During the summer of 2015, we added a new Hot Springs Sovereign spa on a new secluded deck. Enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy while taking in spectacular mountain sunset views, looking up to starry nights, or sipping on your morning coffee.
In the winter, cozy up next to the fire on the open main floor while the kids watch a movie downstairs.
In the summer, enjoy the beautiful mountain views while sitting on the wrap-around deck, the star-gazing, and the long evenings playing cards in the screened in porch.
This beautiful getaway comfortably sleeps 8 with plenty of room to spare.
Come enjoy our home as much as we do!
We had a fantastic vacation in this lovely home!
My partner and I are incredibly busy with our businesses, kids, pets and life so we wanted a weekend away to unwind, write and just relax. This was the perfect place to do that. The house was beautiful and the area was so peaceful. Everything went smooth and easy. We never even left via car the entire time we were there. We took small hikes, sat in the hot tub at night and spent time together. Perfect getaway. Thank you Nathan and Dave for the weekend we needed.
The house was great! Super clean, comfortable beds and a well stocked kitchen, which has not only cookware but spices, sugar, etc. I even found nutmeg:) The check in process was flawless, and we felt very welcome, right down to the bottle of wine left for our arrival. Close to great hiking, cross country skiing, and, of course, Sunday River. It was nice having the tv room downstairs, but the living room open to the kitchen. Very cozy, but allowed for some separation. Probably one of the most welcoming VRBOs we’ve stayed in.
We loved our stay here and look forward to coming back. Everything was perfect. Thanks Nate & Dave for an incredible stay!
I can’t express enough how much we enjoyed our stay. The place was so cute and nicely decorated, super clean, and has everything we could ever want. We all thought the beds were super comfortable and the hot tub was a perfect touch for our mountain getaway. Thank you so so much for hosting one of my favorite properties i’ve rented! We hope to return sometime in the future
We had a wonderful time staying at the Jackalope Lodge. The house is beautiful decorated for the holidays and we had an extra special Christmas with lots of hikes! Thank you, Nate and Dave for everything!
100% as fantastic as it appears
What a beautiful property! We do an annual girls trip each year and with Covid, we wanted somewhere private and Jackalope Lodge was perfect! We explored the woods, and star gazed in the hot tub every night! Nathan and Dave are amazing hosts! We will definitely will be back!!
This an exceptional rental from beginning to end. As three mid-twenty year olds working remote for five weeks this seemed like a risky booking, but wow did it pay off! Communication with the hosts was clear right from the start, and the contactless checkin was seamless. The decor makes for a warm seasonal touch. Within hours we were able to settle in, making the place feel like home. All three of us were working remote with constant video calls and downloads and the internet was fantastic. We regularly cooked large meals and the kitchen was full of basic cooking utensils and great appliances. After dinner we enjoyed lounging in the living room with the electric fireplace. We also took full advantage of the hot tub, especially under the night sky and there’s plenty of fire logs for an outdoor fire in the fire pit. Indoors, the finished basement with an Apple TV was a great place to unwind. We also enjoyed the surrounding area, even during covid. Socially distanced wine tastings, some fun takeout options, beautiful hikes/bike/running routes. And the leaf peeping was incredible!! None of us had ever spent this much time in Maine and we were all truly blown away. We fully recommend this property for anyone looking for all comforts of home while also embracing the wonderful outdoors of Maine.
Jackalope is a beautiful house in Bethel Maine. Home is well stocked and owners are very responsive
Nate and Dave did not forget one detail! The cabin is spotless and beautiful! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the humming birds buzzing around on the deck, relaxing in the beautiful hot tub and having our morning tea at the fire pit! Everything was just perfect! Nate was so helpful with places to go and things to do! We will definitely be back! Thank you for everything Nathan and Dave!!!!
Great price, great location, responsive owners. Sunday River is close for skiing and cabin has great snowshoeing trails right off the backyard.
I don't ordinarily write reviews but felt compelled. Our stay was awesome. Not only was the house, grounds, views and hot tub fantastic, but the service from Nathan and David was friendly and attentive. Highly recommended!!
What a great place! Beautiful property only 20 minutes from Sunday River. Plenty of towels, linen and the cupboards were well stocked with cooking ingredients etc. Hot tub was great too. Modern with beautiful furnishings while maintaining the classic ski lodge feel. Thanks so much Dave and Nate for sharing your property with us.
The house is very private with plenty of room for our family to spread out and relax yet it was close enough to restaurants and skiing to make it very convenient. We had a wonderful week!!
This property had everything we wanted and more! The owners were so helpful and super responsive to our questions. Wonderful hot tub to relax in after skiing and the sound system was such an added bonus! We will be back!
We stayed at Jackalope for two weeks and were very happy with our stay. Nathan and Dave are wonderful hosts, responding immediately to any questions we had. The house is as shown, but even better in person. It's a very private setting, surrounded by trees and with lovely wildflowers in the yard. The house was extremely clean and everything was in good working order. Lovely, tasteful furnishings. A great place for a family to stay. We've stayed in many VRBO houses over the years, and this one is definitely near the top - if not the top! Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed.
The Jackelope Lodge was an outstanding property from start to finish. Not only were the hosts incredibly gracious and responsive, but the property was incredibly High quality from top to bottom. It was extremely well-equipped the beds were very comfortable check in and check out was easy and the hot tub was fantastic. Thank you for sharing your incredible place with us and we hope to return again !
This is our 3rd stay at this incredible home. We always stay here for our family ski getaway over February break. We have a 9 year old and 12 year old. It literally has everything you will ever need. Upon arrival, you will find it is immaculately clean with a special touch of a bottle of wine from your hosts. There is so much space to spread out and yet it has the most charming feel. The hosts have really made an effort to really give the home charming attention to detail. We love the outdoor hot tub every day after a long day of skiing and the amazing flatscreen with surround sound downstairs feels like your at the movies. They offer so many amazing options for movies each night and we really look forward to that. It has an ideal proximity to Sunday River as it is around 15-20 minute drive which we actually like as the house is so quiet and private. You feel like your really in nature with such a beautiful view. This really is our home away from home. Thank you again!
We had a great stay at this house for our first trip to ski Sunday River. The owners were so easy to work with. The house was clean, nicely furnished, and very comfortable for our family of five. We particularly enjoyed the fireplace and hot tub. We will definitely rent again.
We stayed here for five days with my brother's family to ski at Sunday River and celebrate Christmas together. While the conditions on the slopes could have been better, the cabin was perfect. The cabin is well set up and very comfortable. It was wonderfully decorated for the holidays (we loved all the small lights and big owl lights),and had everything we wanted in terms of cooking, sleeping, and entertainment. A special source of happiness was the jacuzzi after fighting the icy patches on the mountain!
Every year, my husband and I choose to go away to the mountains for a relaxing, quiet break from our chaotic lives. We have good experiences with Home Away, but Jackalope lodge is the best place we’ve stayed, by far! First of all, the setting is incredible. Nestled between Bethel and Newry, there’s enough to feel secluded but not isolated. The view from the porch is incredible and the outdoor activities are marvelous. We hiked the White Mtn National Forrest, visited waterfalls, grilled out for dinner, played pool at the local inn, made the most perfect fire, watched the beautiful hummingbirds on the deck, did star gazing from backyard, the list goes on. Secondly, the actual lodge is gorgeous...so comfy and luxurious at the same time. The hot tub is amazing! Everything you need is there for you (fire pit, grill, movies, mountains, sunset views, wildlife, you name it!). And lastly, and as importantly, the owners are AWESOME! They are attentive, caring hosts...very responsive to any questions we had, provided great suggestions for our trip, and upon arrival, had a nice bottle of wine waiting for us. It was such a great trip, my husband and I are hoping to be back for the winter season...even bringing some friends. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, look no further than Jackalope lodge. Highly recommend! :)
We absolutely loved our stay at this cabin! We spent several weeks here over the summer and truly enjoyed every minute. The layout of the cabin was perfect for our family & our 2 boys loved the bunk bed room. We also enjoyed walks on the path behind the cabin and saw several deer and turkeys! The location was also perfect as it's just a short ride into town. The best part was how amazing the owners are to work with... they were really great & very accommodating! We'll definitely be back!
This home is not only beautiful but well equipped and functional. The kitchen was stocked with high quality cookware and serve ware to make cooking just as enjoyable as home. The AV system is amazing, with apple TV and excellent quality speakers in the great room/porches that stream right from your phone. We skied Sunday River and it's about a 20 min drive. Once back from the mountain, it's easy to relax amongst the gorgeous views. Can't wait to return!
This is our second stay at this beautiful spot and once again it did not disappoint. It truly does have all the modern amenities except with all the special comfort and charm that really makes you feel at home. It is very clean and the beds are very comfortable. The Apple TV with free movies is a special touch along with being able to do laundry. We used the hot tub every night which was wonderful after a long day skiing. There really isn’t a thought or special touch that hasn’t been thought of. We also love that it is close approx. 15 minutes from Sunday River but away from the hustle and bustle. The house is set back in a way that makes you feel like you are all by yourself away from it all. We truly love coming here and look forward to our annual trip every year. We will definitely be back again and can not wait!
The owners are great to deal with. Very welcoming experience. 20 minutes to Sunday River was an easy drive. If you don’t need rentals, strongly recommend parking at White Cap. Easy parking close to lodge and never busy. House was immaculately kept. Hot tub is serviced weekly and crystal clear water. Thank you so much for taking our 2 families in (4 adults, 4 kids 11-15y/o)!
Loved the house and the location... Great family vacation!!!
This house is absolutely perfect for a ski weekend at Sunday River. It has every amenity you could want, from the gas fireplace to the hot tub. Every detail was thought about with this house. Nathan and Dave were great to work with! Thanks for everything!
Absolutely perfect ski house, with everything you could ask for: gorgeous view with large windows and decks, lovely and convenient hot tub on deck overlooking the trees and mountains, clean and spacious modern house with all you need to cook and feel like you are at home, comfortable beds with soft sheets, downstairs bonus space with laundry and tv. We were two families with young children and this space worked perfectly for us! The hosts were easy to communicate with and made our stay as easy as possible! Thank you!
We arrived on Christmas Eve for our holiday stay. Fresh snow had fallen and the area was very picturesque. The driveway was plowed for easy accessibility and we were in love with the home as soon as we stepped through the door. It was immaculate and cozy with plenty of room for the 6 of us with beautiful Mountain Views. During our 4 day stay, we cooked, baked, skiied, enjoyed evenings in the hot tub and gatherings in front of the fire. Perfect! The beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen amenities were of the highest quality. The bathroom products were superior! Thanks Nathan and Dave!!
The home is very well kept and Dave & Nathan are outstanding. I will definitely try to make a return trip! Thank you Dave & Nathan!
I stayed at this home recently with several college friends - our 30th year of getting together to ski somewhere in New England. The home is impeccable, comfortable, and well furnished - everything you need is here. It has a hot tub - a great plus after a day of skiing. There are enough beds to accompany many guests. The hosts are awesome to deal with - one of the best I have ever dealt with. They were very accommodating! It's about 15 miles or so from Sunday River - a little bit of a drive - but the place is worth the drive. Highly recommended.
We loved everything about our stay. It is a very comfortable home with all the modern amentities yet tucked in the woods to feel as if you've really escaped. It offers a convenient location to Sunday river, very clean with all the touches. The hot tub is wonderful after a long day of skiing. The Apple TV is fabulous to rent movies or stream whatever you want from your iPhone. Laundry is fantastic as we have kids and kitchen is well stocked with proper pans, etc. for cooking. The owners even greeted us with a bottle of wine!! We would highly recommend this property and hope to make it a family annual tradition!!!
Its clear that these owners put a lot of thought into all that they've done with their cabin. The beds are comfortable, the linens were fantastic, there were towels conveniently placed right next to the hot tub outside. Nothing was missing. We really cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. If you're looking to rent a place, I would take a serious look here.
Very clean and nice amenities, especially the hot tub and sound system. Perfect for our annual guys weekend (5 of us), would be great for 2 families as well.
For our 10-day 2016 Christmas, the Jackalope Lodge was the perfect mountain chalet and completely exceeded our expectations. This was our third visit to Sunday River and first visit to the Jackalope. The owners, Dave & Nathan, have thought of everything. Upon arrival, we found the Jackalope decorated for the Christmas Season, thus setting a cheery holiday mood. The Jackalope is very private and clean; with comfortable furnishings and an excellent Chef’s kitchen. Additionally, the Jackalope has comfortable beds and an awesome Hot Tub, perfect after a day of skiing. The Jackalope really is a special place and definitely among one of the best in the Sunday River region! For an extended ski holiday, it was perfect. We look forward to returning!
My wife and I stayed at this cabin in the woods while visiting to watch the Maine leaves change beautiful colors. We've stayed at many VRBO properties and this one was a fabulous find! The owners were extremely responsive to our e-mails and texts. They provided information on the area and advice on things to do which was helpful to me since I'd never been to Maine before. The home is wonderfully decorated on all 3 levels. Properly rustic but extremely clean and nicely furnished. There is accent lighting that automatically turned on / off so that I could navigate at night or early in the morning on the way to the coffee pot. I was able to pair my phone with the sound system easily and the WiFi worked without any issues. The owners are nice enough to include free movie rentals and we took in a late night movie after a day exploring the area. And, we streamed pictures from my phone to TV on the lower level. The kitchen is stocked with cooking essentials and more. We hadn't shopped before arriving and there were some things in the freezer that were perfect after the drive into the mountains as well as some breakfast items for the next morning. The property itself is nestled into the surrounding woods. We utilized the fire pit and available wood on one of the cool evenings while enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine. Quiet and serene which was perfect after hiking the AT which is 25 minutes down the road. The hot tub was always heated, very clean, secluded, and afforded a night viewing of the stars. We could even see the Milky Way! There is nearby hiking right behind the property on some overgrown logging roads as well as some more difficult day hikes in the nearby State Park. Wished we lived closer so that we could take advantage of this property more frequently!
The owners have created the perfect Maine mountain getaway that feels like home plus vacation amenities!
Stayed Feb vacation 2016 enjoyed the snowshoe trails with our lab which we greatly appreciated being able to bring him along! House was well equipped and cozy. Hot tub was a great amenity after skiing and hiking. Private location very serene not too far to drive to skiing. Owners very responsive when a bad ice storm required additional sand on the driveway. Teenagers loved the hot tub and downstairs tv area just wish there was another small tv either in upstairs living room or master bedroom as difficult weather had us all home bound a few times during our stay. Would highly recommend this rental!
6 of us went up to the Jackalope Lodge over Thanksgiving weekend 2015. It's a beautiful cabin stocked with everything you could want. The hot tub is really nice, the TV and sound system is really nice. The kitchen is great. Everything was described accurately, everything was nice and clean. Dave and Nathan were great to deal with. 10/10 would recommend.
Excellent house with everything you need and the hosts are quick to help if you need it. Perfect spot in the woods and awesome views. The house was one of the cleanest,most stocked rentals I've ever had. I can't wait to stay here again. Ryan
Simply put, we loved our stay at the Jakalope! There was plenty of room for my wife, 2 daughters (aged 9 & 11) and 2 small dogs to hang out. We found the house exactly as described, very clean with modern furnishings, a well stocked kitchen and invitingly comfy beds. We spent our time skiing and riding the spring snow at Sunday River (15 mins away), eating and shopping in Bethel but mainly chilling out at the house. The owner was great, providing quick responses to our questions before and during our stay. The whole trip was hassle free; really all we had to do was open a bottle wine, kick back and enjoy the views...
We had a GREAT time! The house was so clean, warm & inviting. The big mudroom on the first floor was key for all of our ski gear & the upstairs kitchen/living room was so cozy with the fireplace. Nathan & David were great hosts & helped us out quickly when the grill ran out of propane! We would definitely come back & rent again! Thanks for such an awesome NYE!
You know you have done well on selecting a vacation home when you find yourself thinking this would be the perfect type of place to own! We arrived to find the home immaculately clean and ready for our arrival...even had a very nice bottle of wine to greet us! The downstairs area/TV was perfect for our kids and their friends to watch their GoPro videos of the day on the slopes. Plenty of room for 2 parents and 6 twenty year olds. While the photos are great they don't do justice to how nice everything is. The laundry room was very convenient and the open kitchen/living space was perfect for the big meals we cooked in the evening. As a bonus there are a couple of nice hiking/snow-shoeing trails right behind the house. It is only about a 20 minute drive to Sunday River or to Bethel which makes the location very convenient. On our off-day from skiing we went to Hobb's Lucky Lanes in South Paris for duck-pin bowling and it was a blast!! Thanks again Nathan for the perfect winter vacation spot!
We would absolutely recommend this property to anyone wishing to have a relaxing and memorable vacation, we certainly did. The house is absolutely stunning and impeccably maintained. The decor is very tasteful, practical and elegant striking a rare combination between comfort and aesthetics. All the appliances, pots and pans, etc are top of the line (nothing cheap in this home). It was so pleasant being home that the whole family had a difficult time heading for the Sunday River slopes each morning, this was the only drawback of this beautiful rental, you simply cannot leave. At night after a whole day of skiing the whole family enjoyed a movie from the wide selection of entertainment beautifully displayed on a high definition apple TV - again top of the line. But while the home and its interior were impeccable, the excellent attention and immediate responses of David and Nathan are to be highly commended. They were always available, ready to respond to anything, their advice and suggestions always clear, accurate, and excellent. We cannot thank them enough for making our stay so special and beyond what we could have ever expected. We are already looking forward to our return!
We absolutely loved this house. Nathan was a great host! We spent a lot of time just hanging out in the large living area and enjoying the nice kitchen. The rooms are spacious and sleep 6-8 people very comfortably. We also utilized the big TV downstairs. The location is a little bit of a drive from Sunday River (about 20-25 mins), but it is much quieter than other locations in the valley. We highly recommend staying here.
We enjoyed every single moment of our stay at this charming, welcoming, and most comfortable chalet-style house. The four of us arrived on Dec 26, and were joined by four relatives and friends over the weekend. We snowshoed on pristine trails next to the property, cross-country skied at Carter's XC center - only 10 miles away from the house, and enjoyed Sunday River trails every day. Back home, we had fun cooking dinner, listening to our favorite iPhone playlists through the wireless speaker system, and playing charades - both comical and competitive. The open space with cathedral ceiling on the main floor where the kitchen, dining, and living areas are was just perfect for the time we spent together. Some of us watched Netflix movies downstairs. Every morning we were greeted by the majestic view of the mountains. Not only that the amenities are modern, of refined taste, and in excellent condition, but the house has its own artistic style of colors, architecture, and decorations that made our stay memorable. Members of our entire party made their mind on the spot that we will come back. This is also to thank the owners for their friendliness and hospitality. We were very impressed by their attention to details and promptness when we had questions. Their house is a perfect destination for relaxing and having fun with family and friends.