The River House overlooks cascading Howard Pond stream.
It is situated on the riverbank at the location where three old mills used to stand. Privacy abounds at this private four-acre wooded lot.
This Bethel ME Vaction Rental is just 10 minutes from Sunday River and 1/2 mile from US Rt. 2. There is a private gravel road leading to a wood bridge over the river and this pristine
location. Your host is a PSIA certified level 3 ski pro and Sunday River staff trainer. Private coaching is available and should be arranged well
Enjoy the full use of the Howard Pond Town Beach, a short
distance up the road, or a dip in our clear mountain brook. X-Country ski or snowmobile right from your door all the way to Canada.
Deep cold Howard Pond, just up the road, is renowned for its great trout fishing and access is easy for a canoe or small boat. There are
small trout in the stream and some excellent fishing in the Androscoggin River running along nearby Rt. 2.
The Androscoggin is quickly
becoming known as a canoer's paradise for those looking to experience nature. There is easy access and you will not surrounded
by other paddlers. Go for a couple hours or pack a lunch and plan an excursion for the whole day. Canoes can be rented nearby or a guided trip may be arranged.
and the soothing babble of cascading waterfalls will be your treat
as you relax on the deck. A sliding door from the living area is
your access to this tranquil spot. A gas barbeque grill is provided for
your afternoon or evening meal. The deck makes a great place to
relax and do some reading while the kids play in the brook.
sun sets and you return from your busy day this is the place to
enjoy that favorite cocktail while the sounds of mother nature's
wonders complete your relaxation. Maybe even catch a small trout or
two in the stream to cook on the grill. In the evening, relax by a cozy campfire
in the stone fireplace by the stream. You probably will not believe
you can be this close to everything and yet feel so far away.
The River House is private and serene
and yet you will enjoy all the comforts of home. This is indeed a special Bethel Maine Vaction Rental.
The comfortable living area has plenty of seating for all
and has wonderful views of Howard Pond Stream. There is a phone, WIFI,
basic cable TV, and DVD if you require a break from the tranquility. The
Monitor heat system is extremely efficient and provides a great way
to dry out those wet winter clothes. There is also a gas woodsove for the apre-ski ambiance or cold fall evenings. The paddle fan in the great
room and the master bedroom will keep the air moving with a gentle
breeze on those warm August days. The great room and kitchen area
are paneled in native pine with a lofty cathedral ceiling.
The River House
features a new kitchen with maple cabinets. The kitchen is big and
bright and opens directly to the great room and dining area. If
you’re the one cooking dinner you won't feel left out from the rest
of the fun. It is fully applianced; including a microwave and
dishwasher. All the dishes and service you will require are here,
right down to a crock-pot and spices. There is a full bath, with
tub and shower, a washer & dryer and plenty of linen for a family.
The atmosphere is
comfortable and casual and is
furnished with a mix
of antiques and Maine furnishings.
The master bedroom looks out
over the stream and has a paddle fan for warm summer nights. Two large
dressers and queen size bed with night table will make
you feel right at home.
The guestroom on the other side of the
hall has an antique double bed, nightstand and chest of
Completing the sleeping area is a laddered loft that
kids will delight in. It's like their own little tree house. There
are three twin mattresses on the floor and a secret door that opens
up to the great room below so they can view the TV or be a part of
the action down below. We suggest bringing sleeping bags as we do
not provide bedding for the loft.
This properties maximum accommodation is for 7 people.(4 adults and 3 children)
In Winter months we suggest all wheel or four wheel drive vehicles.