|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Our rental property is located in Stony Brook Recreation and Campground. It is a park model vacation home which has one bedroom with queen size bed. There is a sleeping loft with full and twin size mattresses for comfortable sleeping for children; one bathroom with tub and shower. Linens are provided for up to six guests.
The kitchen is equipped with gas stove and oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, fully equipped with pots and pans, cooking utensils and place settings for at least six. The dining area has table and chairs for four; living room has 42 inch flat screen TV, DVD player, sleep sofa and lounge chair. Living room offers a view through the sliding glass doors onto deck that overlooks western Maine foothills and river valley. Vacation home sleeps a family of four comfortably; can sleep as many as six using the sofa bed in living room.
During the winter the property offers on-site access to snowmobile trails as well as on-site sledding, nordic skiing and snow shoeing on ungroomed trails. The property is just six miles from Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry; it is 8 miles to Mt. Abram Ski Area in Locke Mills; 18 miles to Black Mountain Ski Area in Rumford. There are numerous cross country skiing areas nearby including the Bethel Inn, 6 miles; Black Mountain Ski Area in Rumford; Carter's Cross Country Skiing in Bethel.
You can easily take advantage of the unique opportunity to dog sled from nearby Mahoosuc Guide Service which provides one day or multi day dog sledding in the winter. As Maine Guides they also lead canoe and fishing trips in spring, summer and fall. There are a number of local businesses that offer snowmobile rentals and guide service.
The Bethel area has numerous restaurants, taverns and pubs which assures that there is a place for everyone's taste. There are numerous fine dining establishments in Bethel as well as on the mountain at Sunday River Ski Resort. There are also many casual restaurants that welcome families with children of all ages. There are large and small restaurants, pubs, cafes and diners. Many eating establishments also provide music on the weekend and Sunday River Ski Resort offers a robust live entertainment schedule throughout the ski season. There is never a reason to be bored when visiting the western Maine foothills!
There is access to a coin-operated laundry facility nearby on the grounds. We also manage a variety store that is open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In addition to groceries, there is a wide variety of beer and wine as well as convenience foods such as breakfast sandwiches, pizza, grab and go foods for lunch and dinner, sandwiches and salads as well as freshly baked pastries.
In the spring, summer and fall, the campground provides an outdoor pool, mini-golf, shuffleboard, recreation room with games as well as a 400 foot long zip line. We rent canoes and kayaks which can be used in numerous local lakes and rivers with our providing shuttle service.
My husband Bruce and I moved to Hanover nearly 40 years ago. We developed the campground in 1985 and with the help of our three children in the early years we have doubled the size from a small 20 site campground to our present 50 sites. We have purchased several park model homes in recent years including the one shown here.
Two years ago our daughter Kristen decided she wanted her two children to have the same wholesome and fun filled experiences she had as a child living and working in a campground. A resident of Portland Maine where she works during the school year in the local school system. Kristen lives in the park model home with her family in the summer and assists us in managing the busy summer activities we provide. The property offers comfortable living quarters for a family of four and the children love sleeping in the loft.
This property provides a very affordable lodging choice for a couple or family. While it is a modest rental, you will have everything you need to enjoy yourselves in a truly beautiful setting. The views from the living room sliding doors are lovely and you are within easy access to all the area has to offer. You and your family can also enjoy just hanging out for some of the time and enjoying our onsite winter activities such as walking, snow shoeing, sledding and snowmobiling. And you don't have to travel into town if you don't want to! Our variety store offers groceries, beer, wine and prepared food. We will even deliver your pizza to your door if you request it!
We booked for Dec 26th through Dec 31st, peak holidays period, but had to cancel at last minute due to a physical injury. The owner could not be more understanding. Our refund, per terms and conditions and cancellation policy, was processed immediately. This speaks a lot of the integrity, standards and professionalism of the owner.
We were even invited to book again in the future. How nice ! Thank you
The western Maine Mountains in the Bethel area are a Mecca for sports lovers in all seasons. For those who enjoy winter sports, the northeast’s premier ski area, Sunday River, is just six miles from Stony Brook Recreation. There are two additional downhill ski areas less than 20 minutes away: Black Mountain Ski Area in Rumford and Mt. Abram Ski Resort in Greenwood. There are also miles of well groomed cross country skiing trails in four Nordic skiing establishments within the area: The Bethel Inn offers 35 kilometers of groomed trails; Rumford’s Black Mountain grooms 17 kilometers of trails; the Outdoor Center in Newry offers 35 kilometers and Carter’s X-C Center in Bethel provides 55 kilometers. There is direct access from our property to miles of snowmobile trails and several local companies that offer snowmobile rentals and guiding service. Finally, there are two local guide services that provide dog sledding experiences from several hours to several days or weeks.
The spring, summer and fall seasons provide for great biking, hiking and canoeing/kayaking experiences. Sunday River Mountain Bike Park offers 25 trails of lift-serviced terrain that stretches out for over 20 miles. There are miles of hiking trails in the area as well as opportunities to canoe or kayak our area lakes and rivers. Stony Brook Recreation rents canoes and kayaks and offers affordable shuttle service.
There are numerous festivals held on the Bethel Common throughout the summer and fall including the Bethel Art Fair held on the first Saturday of July. The Western Maine Gem and Mineral Show is offered on the second Saturday in July and the Mollyockett Festival and road race is held the third Saturday in July. The area’s Harvest Fest and Chowdah Cook-off is held the third Saturday in September and the Fall Festival and Wife Carrying Contest is held at Sunday River over the Columbus Day weekend. The Bethel Area also hosts the Maine State Triathlon on the second Sunday in August.
There are two regionally and nationally recognized museums in Bethel. The Bethel Historical Society maintains and provides tours in the 1813 Dr. Moses Mason House and the 1821 O’Neil Robinson house throughout the year and on holidays. The soon to fully open Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel is being built to showcase geological history, display renowned mineral and rock collections, provide educational opportunities for the novice and expert alike, conduct historical and geological research and to create a Maine travel destination for residents and visitors. Its gift store and preview gallery are now open throughout the week.
Finally, the area offers many fine restaurants and pubs to please the pallets of the numerous people who visit the area throughout the year. Additionally, live music and entertainment is provided at many of these venues on weekends and during holiday weeks.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£118|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.