Nestled in the picturesque Mahoosuc Mountains of Maine, this classic lodge can host your family gathering, corporate retreat or group of friends in a warm, inviting setting. Social distancing is not a problem in the Oxford County section of Western Maine. This is an ideal location to get away from it all while having all of the amenities that will keep everyone satisfied. Once you have your food and beverages there is no need to leave the property. Hiking and biking are available just outside your door. There is plenty of room and lots to do outside. The kitchen is well stocked and can accommodate large groups.
Most restaurants are open for to go service and some are even starting to offer sit down service on decks.
There are 6 bedrooms, two with a kings, two with queen beds, one four bed bunk room and one with a double bed and a set of bunks. There is also a queen futon in the media area. There is also a gourmet kitchen in which you may create memorable meals or you can hire a private chef to do this for you. There is a large great room for entertaining with a gas fireplace and a large dining space. The ground level features a walk out game and entertainment room with a theater set up, a pool table, a poker table and foosball. There are 4 1/2 bathrooms as well as a two (2) washer and dryer stations. In addition, there is a large entry room where you can store all your ski clothing and dry your boots. The kitchen has a professional gas stove, an over-size three door refrigerator, a coffee and drink station and a dishwasher.
There is a lot of outside living space with a large deck overlooking the mountains,. The deck has a gas grille (propane supplied) and outside dining table. On the lower level is a large year round hot tub and seasonal pool with pool towels supplied. There is also a fire pit as well as large flat yard for various games which are supplied.
This is a PET FREE AND SMOKE FREE PROPERTY
If desired, there is an additional two bedroom, and one bedroom apartment for additional space. Inquire about rates for this. The VRBO locator for this is 923161, the HomeAway locator is 923161vb.
Each bedroom (except bunk rooms) have TVs as well as a TV in the entertainment room. Wi Fi ( high speed internet) and Cable are supplied.
In the winter Snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling are steps from the front door. Sunday River Ski Area and Mt Abrams are a short drive away. There are many hiking trails in the area and wonderful bike riding. In addition, there is kayaking, canoeing, fly fishing. Within a 10 mile radius there are innumerable restaurants and bars, stores, sports centers.
As you can see from previous guest reviews a clean property has always been very important to us. Our cleaning team has been with the property since 2008. In light of the recent Covid-19 situation we have increased our cleaning process to be in line with CDC and WHO guidelines.
Because of the owner's severe allergies to dogs, no pets are allowed and those with Service Dogs must notify the owners of their intent to bring a dog at the time of booking, so that arrangements can be made for a different cleaning service and so that the owner will not go into the property for two weeks after the service animal has been in residence.
We enjoyed our stay! House was clean & the pool & hot tub were fantastic
We had a group of 15 ladies and have an annual Girls trip. This is our second time here. After a very rough year for most of us, this is exactly what we needed!! This house is amazing! It had every thing we needed, pool, hot tub, fire pit, movie room and space!! We stayed 5 days and enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!! We will be back again
Place infested with spiders, inside and out. broken railing, unsafe for children. Owner showed up and stayed for 3 hours inside property while we were sleeping. Doesn't allow you to have a fire. Cameras around property to watch your every move. They charge you a fee for cleaning and expect you to leave house in perfect condition, wash and dry all the towels, do all the dishes, and put everything away. If not, they will charge you more. Overall horrible experience, Not recommended.
The property was great and perfect for a long weekend with friends. Only issue we encountered was the cleanliness of the hot tub. When we arrived it appeared to have not been cleaned since the last guest. I received a text from the owner stating that they would be there the following morning to clean it, which ate into our stay time. It would have been nice to have the hot tub available the entire stay. Other than that, the owner's were very responsive and communicated well.
The house had incredible views and the home owners we great to rent from! 10/10 would recommend!
The property was just as described, extremely clean and very well stocked in therms of kitchen appliances, pots, utencils ect. We have a large family and we greatly enjoyed the property. Beautiful nearby hiking. Would def stay here again. The house is spacious and very comfortable. The owners are very responsive. Our kids enjoyed the pool despite it still being cool in terms of weather, Great stay!!!
It was great cant wait to do it again
It was a beautiful home and a great summer getaway. We wish we booked later in the year so that the pool would be opened. My only thing was that they rent out to other renters at other parts of the home. I wish we knew before w rented. Although there was no problem, I felt as if we had to watch our noise levels a lot. But overall a beautiful home. And would recommend to a big family looking to get away! Thank you
The property and house are absolutely breathtaking. The house is very big and easily fits a large number of guests. The game room downstairs is very fun and the hot tub was another big hit. The backyard overlooks the mountains, it was such a beautiful sight. The owners were very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend. Thank you very much.
We had such a wonderful experience renting this house. The location was perfect, it was secluded yet still so close to Sunday River. The house accommodated our whole group perfectly and was super clean. We enjoyed playing pool and using the hot tub after a long day of skiing. We all had such a great time and all agreed next year we’ll have to stay longer!
We absolutely loved this place and was plenty big for a weekend away with friends. The hot tub and the huge dinner table allowed all of us to be together. Great location too! Cannot say enough good things about the owners, very responsive!
Stunning house with lots of room and entertainment! Would 100% recommend!
House was great, perfect location to the mountain and town. Hot tub helped a ton with back to back skiing days. Highly recommended.
This home was the perfect size and location to Sunday River for our group. We had children from ages 4 to adults in their mid 60's and everyone fully enjoyed the experience. The home was fully stocked with tools we needed to cook our meals, it was clean and had separate spaces for everyone. The hot tub was a game changer as well. When we did need to communicate the owners were extremely responsive. We hope to return next year.
awesome property. easy communication with the owner. we thoroughly enjoyed.
Great property and accommodations. Many beds and bathrooms to choose from is a plus with a group of people. The hot tub was large and great in the cold weather after nice blue bird ski day. The downstairs rec. room was where we spent most of our time. The only recommendation is that a TV be installed above the fireplace on the main level. Overall very happy with our decision to book with Paul and Marian and would stay again.
We have stayed at this house three times (once in the summer) and it never disappoints. We are a large group that schedules a ski trip every year, all over New England for the last 14 years, and this house is our absolute favorite! There is plenty of room for everyone to spread out or group together. It is very clean and stocked with all the necessities. The owners (Marian and Paul) are very responsive , readily available and helpful with pre-planning advice and suggestions during the stay. I would recommend this house to anyone, unless they're looking to go the same week we are :)
This property was perfect for a friends getaway, and comfortably fit four families. The kids loved playing in the basement. Also, very close to Sunday River and perfect for getting to the mountain easily.
Some cleaning was overlooked, but the size of the house was perfect for my family. Owner accommodated and communicated well throughout the entire process and my family enjoyed our experience in Maine.
We all had a great time at this property! The house was wonderful and proximity to the mountain served us well.
This is the perfect property and location for a ski trip or summer gathering. The house is extremely spacious, clean, and has everything you would need. Paul and Marian were extremely helpful, responsive, and thoughtful as the owners. I would absolutely recommend this property again.
We enjoyed our stay, great house and convenient location, plenty of space for a large family. The owners were very responsive to our questions and requests. Thank you!
This was perfect for our group of 12 adults and 3 toddlers. The property is exactly as described, but even nicer in person. I've noticed that properties usually look better in pictures, but this wasn't one of those times. The hosts were communicative from the start as they sent us detailed information about the property that included directions. I would definitely recommend this property. Thank you Paul and Marian!
Very easy to rent.
Questions were always answered quickly and they were able to accommodate our requests. Would definitely come back!! Thank you!
We enjoyed our stay. Thank you
We had a great time! Loved all the room & the hot tub!
Amazing stay! From the online reservation to leaving the property it was flawless. The home was beautiful. Everything needed for food prep was available in the kitchen. Paul and Marian were great. Communication was easy and quick! Views from home were stunning. Would definitely return!
Beautiful home with an amazing view. The house is big and open and very comfortable. Everything was spotless and well maintained. We’d definitely recommend a stay here.
Beautiful house in a gorgeous setting. The house had everything we needed for our 3 day stay.
This house was beautiful, met all of our expectations. We had a wonderful weekend in the tranquility of the mountains. The host are phenomanal and respond to you in a timely manner. We definitely will be coming back during the summer .
Property was clean. Property managers were easy to work with and responded quickly to questions.
This is the second time we have booked this house. Once in the winter for our annual ski weekend and this time in the summer. This property is amazing in either season. We are a large group and there is plenty of room for everyone. Everything is provided from beach towels to crock pots. The property is immaculate and very well maintained. We are hoping to book again for 2021 ski weekend!
Amazing experience at this property, even in not the greatest weather!
Paul and Marian was a pleasure an made booking this trip, easy, fun and enjoyable . They was quick to answer all my questions and concerns , even during the trip, I was able to contact Marian directly . We was a big group and the house accommodate us all perfectly ! From the additional apartments to the main house , everyone fit perfectly. The pool and hot tub was a blast and everyone had an amazing time. I would definitely rebook this house as an annual family trip for the upcoming years ! Definitely recommend to anyone , especially large family.
My family and I had a wonderful time at this property. The owners were extremely responsive And helpful. We hope to stay here again!
The pool, the hot tub, bonfire, grill, everything was perfect. My family & friends all had a wonderful time.
It was wonderful!!!
This was a perfect choice for our family of 15, including seniors, parents, teens and elementary school age children. We loved the pool and hot tub. Everyone loved the game room. The kitchen was perfect for the cooks in our family. Off site we hiked and went trail riding in Gorham NH. Great week. Paul and Marian were easily reached and communicated quickly.
Fabulous house . Perfect for all ages. Kids and adults loved the pool and game room!
With a mixed group of families looking to spend some time away together, this property was exactly what we were looking for. There was plenty of space for everyone and the pool and hot tub were the highlights for our group. The beds were comfortable and the kids loved the game room too.
The property has something to offer people of all ages- the pool, hot tub, fire pit and outdoor space were perfect for our high energy children and parents who were looking to unwind. The large kitchen table was perfect for dinners. There were lots of flies and bugs but, it’s Maine in the summer! Paul and his wife were very responsive to any calls, texts, and emails.
Excellent property, excellent vacation.
This was a terrific venue for celebrating our 50th Anniversary with our family of twelve !! Dining table for 12, large hot tub and Well equipped pool get us plenty to do and we finished off the day with a late night gathering with campfires !! The owners are very accommodating.
Marian and Paul was very helpful and quickly responded to every and any questions we had. The house was absolutely beautiful and met all our expectations. The kids loved it. We look forward to return and vacationing again in this wonderful home.
We had a great time at this property! Paul and Marion were amazingly prompt with communication and answering any questions we had about the property! Would highly recommend.
Everyone enjoyed this home great communication hope to return soon
This was my very first time that I rented a home through VRBO. The process was easy enough and the property owners, Paul and Marian were so pleasant in answering any questions that I had prior to booking there property. Yes- I did go Up to Maine during Covid-19. I was not being careless, however I was being careful enough to have my family all together under one roof to celebrate my father in laws birthday. I must say that the pictures online does not do any justice- the experience is better in person. I completely forgot that I was in Maine- it felt as though I was in Colorado with the Mountain View, the exterior style of the home, and the beautiful high ceiling in the living room. My nieces, nephews, and my daughter all enjoyed the swimming pool. The adults became children when they saw the pool table and the jacuzzi! Lol! Overall, this place exceeded my expectations and my family expectations. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to rent it. Thank you Paul and Marian for entrusting us with your property!
The property owners were very attentive and we enjoyed the place thoroughly!
The house was perfect for accommodating our large group of 18. Great location just down the road from Sunday river. The house was big and clean. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for our large group. The jacuzzi was massive! We would definitely stay here again. Going with such a large group some there were a few people that had issues. So this is just some constructive criticism. The condition of the driveway and parking situation. The driveway was plowed but not well we had to do some shoveling to fit some cars. Not to mention shovel walk ways to the front entrance and back deck. We have some friends that take their games of pool very serious and they were not pleased with the condition of the pool table. Finally we also have some very GREEN friends that were not pleased with the recycling situation. Maybe an extra barrel for cans and one for paper. Like I said this is just some constructive criticism. Thank you so much for accommodating us! We all had a great time!
Property was awesome for a girl’s ski weekend. Plenty of things to do and plenty of room to spread out. Also very nice to have a table large enough to hold all while Playing games and/or having a group meal. Paul and Marion were extremely responsive with any question or need we had. Emails answers IMMEDIATELY! Highly recommend this property.
The property is even better than pictured! The house was spectacular and provided plenty of space for our large group. We loved the open floor plan on the first floor, and truly enjoyed the lower level space with a pool table, card/poker table, hot tub, etc. for additional activities. We did struggle with our check-in, as the instructions did not include the code to get into the house, even after a couple of emails requesting the information prior to our arrival. Luckily, the caretaker (who btw was extremely sweet and helpful) just happened to be there with her husband, who was plowing, and she was kind enough to get us into the house (after verifying that I was the person who booked the house). Other than that one issue, our stay was absolutely wonderful and I would book this property again in the future, it is truly beautiful and the view is amazing!
Marian and Paul have an amazing home that they are able to share with travelers. We have a annual cousins ski weekend and this year we had 18ppl in the group and this home had plenty of space for all of us. The house was sparkling clean, big but cozy, and just perfect for family reunions! Marian and Paul are perfect hosts, they were helpful and very quick to reply to all my questions leading up to our stay. Most importantly, they were just as quick to reply while they were away in a different time zone during our stay. My family and I will definitely stay again. Thank you so much Marian and Paul for sharing your beautiful home!
The house was great, the game room down stairs was very entertaining. I rented this property with 16 friends (some couples) and the house was able to sleep everyone comfortably. The kitchen was great for cooking breakfast and dinner and comes with everything you would need and is a quick 15 minute drive to the mountain. We all loved out stay!
We absolutely loved this place. The views were fantastic, property owners were responsive and helpful.
This was the best place for a family gathering! So much room inside and outside the house. Three floors and we were all spread out. Such a nice quiet area and we even had a fire each night and made Smores! We gathered for a family wedding held at Ski Esta (another beautiful home/mansion). We had four generations staying and ages ranged from 18 months to 93 years old! We came as far away as Washington state, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. There was also a HarvestFest going on in the town of Bethel and a Chowdah Cook-off. We even bought tickets to taste and judge 8 chowders from participating restaurants and even homemade apple pie for dessert. Love the small town feel! A great place to eat is Sunday River Brewing Company in Bethel ... we ate there twice! The fish dishes were amazing! Paul and Marian were perfect hosts and kept in touch prior to our arrival and were available for any questions.
Overall we loved the stay. House was exactly as it is shown in the listing. Would definitely go back again.
We had a great time at this house! Our group was 16 people - from 50 years old to 6 years old. We all had a blast. There was plenty of room. The pool, the hot tub, the fire pit - we used it all and loved every minute of it! Paul & Marian were so easy to deal with, very responsive and very helpful. They also left us a basket with s’mores ingredients - which was so thoughtful and got the kids really excited! Rent this house - you will love it!!
We had an amazing time at this home. The house is beautiful and includes all the amenities you might need. We were getting away for a girls weekend and this house was the perfect spot for a good sized group. Nice, private location with lots of space. Plenty of bathrooms too! The pool is lovely. The owners are very responsive and check in was easy. They even left us a little welcome gift! Overall, a great experience.
This house is perfect for a great getaway. Plenty of room. Clean. The owner is readily accessible and answers any questions that arise in a timely fashion. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Seventeen of us - four generations - enjoyed a lovely Maine vacation while staying in this house. Property was just right - large enough with plenty to do for all ages. The kids spent lots of time in the pool while the adults played cards and visited on the deck and in the hot tub. We had a grand time checking out local attractions including the gem and mineral museum, coffee / gelato accompanied by live music at the Cafe DiCocoa, and shopping, all in nearby Bethel. We thoroughly enjoyed a Lucky Catch lobster excursion and had fun meandering through shops in Portland. Paul and Marian were truly a pleasure to work with - very responsive and accommodating.
rented this house for a group of 17 girls for the weekend. EVERYONE was so impressed with how nice this house was and it had everything you could want or need. The price is extremely reasonable and Paul was super attentive to anything we may have needed. HIGHLY recommend.
The property was very nice and comfortable. The owners were responsive to any e-mails. The general appearance of the house was good but there was heavy dust in many of the locations i.e. the blinds, light fixtures, and such (tough on allergies); areas that are most likely not cleaned on a weekly basis but that could afford a good cleaning. ALL areas of general use, kitchen, fridge, bathroom, living areas, etc. were clean. There were plenty of dishes, cups, utensils to meet the needs of our large group. Overall, we had a very good experience.
Paul and Marion were wonderful to rent from. The check process was very easy and even though it rained for a day my family and I had a great time!
We stayed with a group of 4 families with children aged 1 through 9. The house and property were wonderful! We enjoyed the pool and hot tub, and the kids loved staying in the bunk room and playing in the game room. There was enough flat yard space for the kids to play ball and croquet. They also loved the basketball hoop in the driveway. The owners were great to work with even texting us about the movie theater opening on a special day due to bad weather (and we all went to the movies and enjoyed it). The house is fully stocked with linens and some paper products. We loved the oversized refrigerator and very large table where we could all sit to eat meals together. There is plenty of additional space in the house to keep coolers, extra toys, bags, etc. The only negative was the size of the showers upstairs, but we loved having so many bathrooms with such a large group. We rent a house as a group every year in New England, and this was unanimously our favorite property yet.
Paul and Marian were very accommodating and so helpful throughout the process. We booked the main house plus the two apartments for a weekend getaway. The house had everything you could possibly need; pool, hot tub, grill, fire pit, and the basement game tables were a huge plus! The house was located just a 10-15 minute drive from a kayak rental facility where we spent an afternoon on the water. We had such a great time and we will be back next summer, maybe even for a whole week!
We loved our birthday weekend getaway with our friends and family. The place is very accommodating and beautiful! Paul and Marian are very good with communicating, making everything as smooth as possible when we had questions. They even left us things to make s’mores which worked out perfect since we forgot to buy them! Weather was not great but the kids had no problem still jumping in the pool. Thank you so much for having us!! We will definitely be back when the weather is better :)
We absolutely loved everything about the property would definitely come back again
This is such an amazing and beautiful home. The location is perfect and the view is unbeatable.
We came to Sunday River for a weekend ski trip and this house is perfect. Paul was kind to call me before we head out on Friday to inform me the weather and road condition. Rooms are clean and spacious. Our group of 8 all got our own bed and had a very lovely stay. Strongly recommend!
Great house! Super clean, well stocked, tons of room. We had plenty of space to spread 16 people out, and every family had their own space. If there is a downside, it's that there aren't a ton of carpets, so little kids who got up early woke up the entire house with the wood floors! We loved staying here and would come again!
Great place with plenty of space.
This was my second time renting this home; the first time was with 2 other families during the summer and this time was a winter girls' weekend getaway. There were 16 of us and plenty of space for everyone to spread out. We never felt crowded. The dining room table was big enough for all of us to enjoy breakfast and games together. The hot tub is wonderful - very large with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. The owners always responded quickly to my questions before the trip and contacted me the morning of the trip to give me some information about the house. This is one of my favorite rentals and I would highly recommend it for either summer or winter trips.
Great house with plenty of room for multiple family's. Can't wait to go back next year
I can’t say enough good things about this house. Paul and his wife we wonderful to work with and very accommodating. Their was a snow storm when we were there and one of the family’s stay at the house got stuck going up the hill to the house and Paul came outside to help push her. The town is sleepy but quaint. A perfect trip for those looking to enjoy the slopes and a little bit of rest and relaxation. We will definitely be going again.
A group of my family and friends all loved the house! The place is very clean and comfortable with plenty of space for a large group to relax. The owners were friendly and accommodating and easy to get in contact with regarding questions. Would highly recommend the place to anyone!
My group of 15 (mid to late twenties) stayed at this house for four nights to ring in the New Year and ski Sunday River. It was a beautiful and spacious home about 20 minutes from Sunday River. All of the entertainment (communal TV, pool, foosball and blackjack tables) were located in the basement, which kept the noise down on the first and second floors. The kitchen was stocked with the basic pots and pans needed to cook, and a few extra things like dish soap and detergent, paper towels and the like. The appliances were modern and in excellent working condition. The hot tub more than comfortably fit four and felt great apres ski. Since our stay was during the winter, the pool was closed. The owners were happy to accommodate my pre arrival requests for parking two additional cars and a check in two hours earlier than agreed to. They were available by phone upon our arrival, and throughout our stay. It snowed one night during our stay and by 9 am the next morning the main gravel road had been plowed, and our driveway was being cleared then. Two comments that came up throughout our stay were, 1) the main living room could use a TV (though we understood keeping the main one in the basement to reduce noise throughout the house), and 2) there was a little overflow from the hot tub and refilling it was arduous, a hose would have been great. All in all this house is beautiful and the owners helped to make our stay great, thank you Paul and Marian. We hope they have us back another time!
Perfect for a large group of people. Many accommodations for extra activities
We went during winter and it was beautiful. The house was great and just the right size. We had a big group and rented the apartment as well. We all had our own bedroom and there is plenty of bathrooms. It was very clean and great for kids. The only thing that was a little problem was workers coming in and out that we were never told were coming. But other then that the house was beautiful and spacious. Definitely would go back.
The house was perfect for what I needed and the owner was excellent and made sure we had everything we needed.
We enjoyed the large yard, the pool, and the game room in the basement.
The property had many shortcomings!
Love, love, loved it. Would do it all over again.
We had a very comfortable and memorable vacation with extended family. We had children and grandparents with us and there were amenities that held the interests of all ages. We booked somewhat last-minute and had pleasant interactions with Paul & Marian in advance of our stay. While there, we felt invited to be in touch with them should anything come up. Needless to say, nothing arose but lots of fun and good memories. The house was clean, spacious, and well equipped from necessities in the kitchen to extras like board games and movies. Thank you, Paul & Marian, for sharing your home with us and we hope to return in the future.
This property is gorgeous!! Everything our group of 16 was looking for. Very private, clean, spacious, and had all the comforts of home. The pool and hot tub were huge hits with all. Highly recommend this house. We will be back next year hopefully :)
We had a great time staying at this beautiful home! The home exceeds my expectations, the kids had a blast in the pool. Marian was very helpful!
Was a wonderful weekend away with my friends and the property was really accommodating. The retreat was secluded and we enjoyed our privacy the owners showed and I would love recommend a stay for anyone. We will definitely be coming back we all loved it!
We can't say enough great things about this venue. Great value for location and amenities, easy to communicate with the homeowners, clean and comfortable - just a solid option to get away, kick your feet up and explore!
We brought a group of families here for a weekend of skiing at Sunday River and hanging out. The house was perfect for our mixed group of adults and kids! The house and property were beautiful and in good condition. Both the adults and kids loved the space and activities (pool, foosball, card table, hot tub!). Those of us that didn't ski enjoyed the spacious yard for snow play. Aside from Sunday River, the house is also close to many other activities that we'd love to check out next time. Paul and Marian made check in / out super easy. All in all, we had a wonderful time in this beautiful house and would definitely return!
My family rented this wonderful house for the weekend and loved every moment. We were able to rent the apartment above the garage to accommodate all of us (12 adults and 5 children). The downstairs room was a nice surprise pool table, and other games plus bunk beds for the kids to have their own space. We especially loved the large dining table where we spent most of the evenings enjoying dinner and relaxing. The kitchen appliances are all upgraded and had all the amenities needed to feel just at home. The bedrooms upstairs did get a little hot at night and we couldn’t figure out the fan. But other than that it was a delight. We will be making this our annual family reunion!
I highly recommend this property for a big family or large group. There is plenty of room for big dinners and card games. Great views of the mountains. The hot tub was relaxing. Owners are friendly and responsive.
My family and I have been doing “Family” ski trips for about twenty years. We have had our share of good and bad experiences and this was most definitely a good one. When we decide to ski Sunday River (and/or Mt. Abrahm) again, I will most certainly check this property for availability and hope that it is. We all agreed we would come back to this home. All praise, no complaints!!
We had a college reunion plus the associated tiny humans. The kids loved the bunk rooms and the parents were grateful for the space in the bedrooms. The house offered us exactly what we needed: space, bedrooms, open concept and proximity to the mountain. Can’t ask for more, and we’re already talking about next year. The owners were wonderful.
Great and spacious property. I spent the week at this home with 3 families (6 adults and 8 children ranging from 8-15 years old) and we had plenty of room. The basement was a huge plus. All the kids were able to sleep and spent most of there time down there playing pool, foose ball and watching movies on the large screen TV. The hot tub was a great surprise, maybe the largest one I have been in outside of a resort setting. The main level and kitchen were perfect, the bedrooms were large and comfortable. The ski area was only about a 15-20 minute ride just down the road. The home does have a main home (where we stayed) and two smaller rental units on the garage end of the house. I was slightly concerned about privacy but I must say that outside of seeing a person here or there in the parking lot there was plenty of privacy! The owners Paul and Marian were a pleasure to work with and were very responsive to any questions I had. I would highly recommend this property.
The house beat expectations. The entry in the oversized mud room set the tone for the lay out to come. The kitchen was spacious and easy to move around with multiple people. Everything was open in the common areas to have a gathering. 3 bedrooms upstairs, 1 on the main floor and 2 kid friendly rooms on the lower level, with game room and a hot tub. It was a relaxing environment. The landlord was very supportive and responsive when ever we had a question. Great overall 4 days for a party of 8 adults/8kids! Thank you
Loved our weekend getaway! Amazing place, 4 great size bedrooms with 2 additional bunk rooms. One with a bunk & full size bed. Plenty of room for our group of 12. 4 bathrooms one or more on each level. Hot tub and game room were perfect! Kitchen table large enough for 12... Beautiful house, very relaxing and comfortable. We all felt right at home.
Our group of 5 families rented the main house and apartment over the garage. House was very comfortable for all 20 of us. All of our ski gear fit easily in the big mudroom between garage and kitchen. Kids loved the basement pool table and tv. Hot tub was great. Easy drive to Sunday River. Kitchen, bedrooms & bathrooms were spotless. Driveway was plowed and sanded. Your group will have a good time.
Loved this house. Perfect for our group of 16! Easy access to the Sunday river and the hot tub was awesome after a long day on the mountain. The downstairs game room was a big hit. Owners were very responsive and accommodating. Would recommend this house for sure!
A beautiful space for a larger group. The owners are extremely pleasant and very easy to work with. The house is clean and has everything you need. I would certainly stay here again!
What a place. It was better than what I anticipated. We had plenty of space and the whole experience was easy and comfortable. Would refer anyone to stay here.
Vice outdoors and vista is beautiful
We took a group of youth racers and parents to Sunday River for a pre-Thanksgiving camp and rented this house along with the attached apartment and it couldn't have worked out better. We had some families that chose to stay elsewhere in the area and they all wished they were in the big house! There was plenty of space and the set up is such that the kids could hang out in their area downstairs while the adults hung out upstairs and still there was space for smaller groups or individuals to go off and have privacy if they wanted. The only thing I've heard that could be improved is the lack of pots and pans for feeding a big group. They made a pasta dinner one night and had to boil the pasta in stages, holding it in the oven because there was only 1 medium size pot. But that's really a minor thing and was easy to work around. From all I understand the kitchen it's self was great for feeding a crowd and that they did! The owners were great to work with, very responsive to questions while I was looking for a place and setting up the rental and then when peoples plans started changing (we had 40 all together just not all staying here) and some wanted to go up early they were great about accommodating us last minute. When my husband arrived he found a really nice welcome basket in both the house and the apartment. From what I hear the basket was well stocked and enjoyed by all, not much left which is how you know the items were quality. People are already asking if we can reserve this place for next year and given that everyone in our group is part of the ski racing community I imagine word will spread about it for races as well. Everyone seemed to agree that the space was worth the distance to the mountain, it was a 20 min drive or so to the lodge. I would highly recommend this location!
Everything was awesome had a great time. Very convenient and has a great yard. Perfect for families or groups
Thank you so much for renting your lovely home to us! We all had a blast. Just so much to enjoy at this property, and I'd gladly recommend it to anyone else!
We rented this home for a weekend with 13 Guys. The outside deck was a big hit. Open yard for cornhole and other yard games. Sleeping accommodations worked out great. Plenty of bathrooms / showers. 10mins from Bethel Inn Golf Course. Blackjack table was a great surprise! Monster dining table was perfect for a big group. Everyone raved about it and had a great time. I would definitely rent here again in the future.
We enjoyed our stay, while our daughters wedding in town just 10 min away...perfect. We did have a bit of trouble understanding the hot water situation....so dont wait til the last minute. we loved this place.
Nothing short but perfect paul was a awesome host and the scenery was beautiful got to make great memories with life long friends at this gorgeus house ,rooms were comfy next door tenets were cool and just a overall great experience hot tub was a plus and the pool was awsome
We rented this place (both the main house and 2-bd unit) for 5 days in August with our extended family. The place was very clean, neat and had everything we needed. The kitchen had all the appliances we needed, except the toaster didn't always work. The kids loved the bunk beds downstairs as well as the game room. We used the outdoor pool and hot tub every day. There were plenty of towels for the bathrooms. There is a beautiful large kitchen table that we all were able to gather around and have dinner every night. We spent the first 2 days just lounging around the pool enjoying the relaxing atmosphere. Other days we explored the Bethel Rock museum, Sunday River Brewery restaurant and went hiking in Gorham Notch were there were beautiful waterfalls to enjoy. This house truly provided a place where you could go off on your own for some privacy, or gather in the main area for larger functions. This was the second time we rented this place (also rented in 2014). We would definitely come back again.
This is a lovely home - perfect for a family vacation! We fit 10 adults and 2 kids comfortably. The pool and hot tub were great, we loved the large dining table and multiple entertainment areas! The town of Bethel is very cute and we enjoyed outings to Sunday River, which had something for everyone, and the local breweries. I will note that we tended to run out of hot water when showering, so quick showers were key. Regardless, Paul and Marian were great hosts, and Paul was responsive and quick to help out when needed. He even got us a permit for the week so that we could use the fire pit, which was very much appreciated and an added treat. We would 100% stay here again, and, likely will. Thank you for having us!
We had a great time ....this place is beautiful! We had 5 fun nights August 8th till the 13th :) with a few friends, hoping to go back next summer. The owner is close by for any questions you may have and was also a great guy to talk to.
Loved every second of it
This home was more than big enough for 3 families to relax. We spent most of the week playing in the pool. There was plenty of outside seating and pool furniture. The hot tub was very nice when it cooled off in the evenings. The kitchen had plenty of pans, utensils, bakeware, etc. - we stayed a week and cooked all but one meal at the house. The beds were very comfortable. Everything was very clean. With 3 families, it was also nice to have access to 2 sets of washers/dryers. We were extremely lucky with great weather all week, but during the few rain showers we were able to spread out inside...playing pool, foosball, and cards in the lower level and playing games and puzzles on the first floor. We really didn't leave the house a lot, but we did go to Frenchman's Hole about 15-20 min away where the adventurous teenagers had a blast jumping off the cliffs. However that really wasn't a great spot for the younger ones so we stopped at the covered bridge on Sunday River Road and followed a short trail along side the Sunday River to a wonderful swimming spot. They also fished there. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a place for a large group.
Thank you for letting our 3 families stay at your home! It was all that we wished it would be! The kids and us adults were entertained all week with the pool, hot tub, huge yard and games room! Your place was so clean and so much room to move around! We all had our space when we needed it!! I highly recommend your home!
Really loved our time there for our family reunion. Paul was helpful with any problems that came up. It is a well-maintained, enormous house for a large group. There were a few quirks that I believe are being addressed. The most significant was a strange behavior of the hot water. If you let the hot water run for 10 minutes anywhere in the house it fixes most of the problems in the whole house.
Paul was so great to work with. This place was amazing. So perfect for our family reunion. I was impressed how clean everything was even the windows! By far the best place I have ever stayed! The only criticism, as one reviewer stated, was the water took a very long time to get warm. He may be working on this. The new Hot tub is really large and nice. Couldn't have picked a better place! Great memories.
We are definitely looking forward to return to this home. The pictures don't even do it justice! The house is large enough to accommodate my huge family and is well kept and stocked with everything we needed. The owner, Paul was super friendly and helpful.
This was a great house for our group of 14. There was plenty of space for everyone as well as a great game room that included a pool table, foosball, and card tables. We spent a lot of time by the pool, though the water temperature in early June was a little chilly. By far, the standout feature was the hot tub!
The place is huge and sleeps plenty, they got the pool ready for us, had complimentary wine and popcorn for us, great for the fire pit area, none the less, it was a great weekend get away, worth the drive. The only unexpected thing was there was a couple of was living in the small compartment area of the garage lol but they were cool 😎
Our group loved this home! I want to focus on three topics when reviewing this rental: 1) Condition of the House 2) Communication with the owners, and 3) Rental options for the property. As I said earlier, our group loved this property. Some of them screamed, literally, when they entered the house. There was a gift/welcome basket filled with goodies waiting for us when we got there, how many places do that nowadays? The cleanliness was impeccable, everything was neat! They had extra comforters in all the bedrooms. Another thing that we really appreciated, they had 3 small pots of herbs (Rosemary, sage, and parsley) in the kitchen. And every single machine in the house worked. From small appliances to the heat/AC system. It has a really great feel to it. Even though it is spacious and has multiple rooms, you feel like you're at home and just want to take off your shoes and relax (sigh....). Ok, back to the review. It has a huge backyard or, a better description would be, a mini-forest. And the basement is amazing. It has a huge sofa and three game tables: Pool, Foosball, and Poker (with the perfect lighting and height). And plenty of parking space. When it comes to communicating with Paul and Marian, they were incredibly nice. I ended up emailing them numerous times before renting the place. And without tiring or getting fed up, they answered all my questions thoroughly and quickly. They also gave us very good directions that saved us time. The instructions they gave us to access their property was also very easy to follow. One of the issues that I discussed with them was the size of our group. We were more than 16, so I wanted to know what additional options they may have for our size. Fortunately, they also rent out a 2 bedroom apartment right next to this property. It is above the garage and connected to the main house. So we decided to rent that appt as well and our group didn't feel disconnected at all. And the pricing for these two properties is really good. After viewing so many other rental options for groups our size, this was the best option and fairly priced property. If you have a big group and want a very nice place with all the amenities at a fair price, this is it!! Our group is definitely returning to this place! Thanks Paul and Marian for everything!
From the welcome basket to the cleanliness of the house everything was awesome. The owners definitely went the extra mile to make everyone feel comfortable and at home while being there! Our group was very satisfied and impressed with the property. Communication with Paul was very smooth and despite us getting there late, they were still available to answer the phone and give us instructions on how to access the place. If we ever come back to Maine, we will not even look for another place.
We all absolutely loved this house, and look forward to staying here again... both in the winter and in the summer! It was spacious, comfortable, clean and has so much to offer. We had 6 adults and 8 kids and the bedroom/bathroom set up was ideal. The massive kitchen/dining room table was perfect in that we all could sit and eat at once. Game room in the lower level was thoroughly enjoyed, as well. Skiing is a short drive away. The owners have made this home the perfect getaway retreat, and have spared no expense. My girls have already asked to go back next weekend. :) Thank you for making our weekend great!
Beautiful house with plenty of room and bathrooms to support a large gathering. Overall great place.
This house is absolutely perfect! It would be easier for me to tell you things that are wrong with this house than all the wonderful things that are just right about it. We loved the home so much, we booked it again on the final day of visit for a month later! Paul and Marian kept in great contact with us leading up to our arrival, and we could not have been more pleased or felt more welcome than their hospitality provided. What a great stay for family and friends. Class A from start to finish
13 of us stayed at this house for a surprise bachelorette weekend get away for our lovely bride who loves to snowboard! The basement is spacious with a pool table, fooseball table, poker table and plenty of space for games and hanging out! The hot tub was an added plus! We also enjoyed the large dining table and loved that we were able to sit together for all of our meals. Kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed. Plenty of bathrooms for 13 women sharing a house! We did not end up making it to the mountain due to sub zero temperatures and high winds causing over half the lifts to be shut down, but we enjoyed a lazy day in playing games before hitting the town for a night of fun! (Sunday's River Brewing Co., Suds Pub, and The Funky Red Barn all within 15-20 minutes) One thing we wished was that the fireplace worked (and honestly it may have, I did not contact anyone to ask). Paul & Marian were great hosts, easy to contact leading up to our stay, and have a beautiful home!! We will be returning in the future for sure!
A group of 18 adults stayed in this beautifully maintained house for a weekend in February 2017 and all of our expectations were more than met. Our group was welcomed with a gift basket from the owners and a handy house user guide that helped answer any questions we may have had. The kitchen was fully stocked with cookware as was the coffee nook. The bathrooms and bedrooms were clean and spacious - perfect for our large group. All and all, we had the perfect weekend staying at this house and will hopefully be back in the future.
This is one of the best experiences we had through HomeAway. The house is in great condition and has amazing views of the mountains. It was a quiet and relatively secluded location. It was really designed to a ski or summer outdoors destination home. There was a huge mudroom where we kept all our ski boots, shoes, and jackets. We were a group of four families. Each couple had a bedroom and the kids slept in the lower level where there were two bunk rooms. This meant we could put the kids to sleep and still listen to music, talk, and play cards upstairs. The host we very thoughtful and organized. Key code entry, welcome basket, everything you need for cooking, toiletries, large dumpster for trash, and even chlorine packets to put in the hot tub after use. They were also very responsive. Short drive to Bethel and Sunday River Resort. Highly recommended.
This property has lots of space and is a short drive to the mountain. We had a 6 individuals (ski trip), so everyone had their own room and plenty of space in the common areas. The hot tub was already warm for us and was a welcome unwind after a full day of skiing. We had 13 of snow fall while we were there and the plow arrived in the morning so we could get out to the mountain.
We had a ball w the pool table and black jack table.
Myself and a group of friends stayed here for a ski weekend getaway in January 2017, and we all has an excellent time! Paul was very easy to work with prior to, and even during the weekend if needed. The house is amazing with a nice new fireplace, a working hot tub, and so many other fun amenities to keep you entertained! Parking was not an issue with a new big driveway to fit everyone. I especially enjoyed the kitchen, which is oh so important when cooking for 16+ people! Everything worked out perfectly and we all had a great time! And it doesn't hurt that the house is only 20 min from Sunday River for some all day skiing.
The owners were very responsive, flexible,and accommodating. We were very happy with the property and all that came with it. We would definitely stay there again. Thanks for having us!
The house was perfect and had everything you needed. The owners were super nice and helpful through out the stay. We will be returning next year.
Very nice place
Our family rented this home for the weekend so that all 16 of us could spend time together for an early Christmas! The home had plenty of space for all of us and there was lots to do! It was very clean and comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped for a large group. The owners were fantastic to work with and were very responsive if you had questions. They were great! I would rent this property again. It was a fantastic weekend and a great rental. Thank you Paul and Marian!
Love the place, it was Beautiful and spacious full of all the amenities… Excellent game room with pool tables and more. Spacious seating area and convenient to the Jacuzzi..!! Owners are excellent and super helpful. Overall the experience was excellent both with the place and the owner itself. I'd definitely rent this place again!!
Overall we had a great time. Sadly due to the timing the pool was unavailable which was completely understandable. The owners were very helpful and available to answer all questions. They were also accommodating to a late checkout. However, I think the cleaning fee is a bit high (almost same price as nightly rate). If the cleaning price was lower I would definitely give 5 stars.
We have rented several properties over the years and this one was by far the best. The house was beautifully built on the hill with a great view so we could look over the foliage and everything was clean and well maintained. Paul was very responsive and answered all the questions fast, everything was ready on the arrival. 5 families(9 adults 7 kids) stayed without any problem with great playroom downstairs. The property also offers great privacy but still there is plenty of space for all the activities. I recommend this property to anyone looking to truly relax and unwind. If possible, we would like to go back there next year!