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The River Ridge Lodge - Large Private Log Home - Hot Tub - Sauna - Pool Table

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Hot Tub, and Sauna, Pool Table, Wood Fire Place Sleeps 16+

The River Ridge Lodge is a five-bedroom log-sided house nestled in the woods of Bethel, w/ access to the Androscoggin River. Located minutes to Sunday River's famous Sking & snow boarding and 5 miles to beautiful historic village of Bethel. Whether your hanging out on the huge deck taking in the Views of Mount Will, or lounging in the two large family rooms, hot tub, or in the sauna, this house has everything. Including a pool table, arcade machine, DVD Library, 50' Plasma TV. Summer provides kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing or canoeing the river across the street. Golf at Sunday River or classic Bethel Inn Country Club. Take a scenic drive to Conway to shop or Storyland for the kids. Stop by Frenchman Hole for a dip or head back to the house to play horse shoes. In the winter you can ice-skate, snowshoe, go sledding, cross country ski and snowmobile right from the house.

So call or email the owner now for a quote.

Click link at the bottom of the page to view owners website

Directions:: House is 5 miles from Bethel Village.

House is 11 miles to Sunday River Ski area.

House is 11 miles to Mt. Abram.

Once we receive your deposit, detailed directions will be given.

More Details

Owner
Lynn Easley
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2017

About Lynn Easley

Eric and Jen Easley, the homeowners, live on the North Shore of Massachusetts. They fell in love with Bethel years ago while skiing in college. It's a large challenging mountain but you also have the quaint charming village of to enjoy year round.

Lynn Easley purchased this house in 2005

Why Lynn Easley chose Bethel - Sunday River area

River Ridge Lodge is set up for large families or multiple family gatherings. Set back well off the road on a beautifully wooded 2 acre lot. This Lodge has everything you need to have a fun, relaxing vacation.

What makes this house unique

Our large Hot Tub is located high up on the deck with no roof so you can enjoy the stars at night. The sauna allows the ultimate relaxation after a hard day on the mountain. It has a wood burning fire place so you get that true smell, sound, and feel of a great Lodge. For fun in the house we have multiple TV's for movies and video games. The Lodge has a pool table, and 100+ game arcade machine which has all the classic games such as 'Missile Command, Galaga, Pac man, Golf, etc,.,.,.,

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bethel, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , in master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , third level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , 1st level
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Private bath
    Bedroom #2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom #4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , or 2 twins (day bed)
    Bedroom #5 - 2 double bed , 2 single bed
    Living room - 1 sofa bed/futon , pull out couch
    Bedroom #3 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , room for crib.
  • Bed Configuration and Baths. 2nd Floor - Bed #1 (1 Full & 2 twins) 2 of these are bunk style. 2nd Floor - Bed #2 (1 Queen & 1 pull out full sofa). 2nd Floor - Full Bath . Main Floor - Master Bed #3 (1 King) & a full bath in the Master (also satellite TV). Main Floor - ½ bath off living room. 1st Floor -Bed#4 Day Bed which can be (1 King or 2 twins). 1st Floor -Bed#5 (2 bunks with twins on top of fulls) 1st Floor -Full Bath. 1st Floor -living room pull out couch which is a full. * All of the rooms are a good size and at least three of the bedrooms (bedroom #‘s 1, 2, and 3) have plenty of room for a pack and play which is located in the closet of the bedroom on the third floor (the one over the master bedroom).
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • sand pit
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Note: Overcrowding is not allowed, this property is designed to appeal to a large family gathering, or 3 to 4 couples with kids. You must fit this description or the house will not be rented to you. Also, we reserve the right to check on your occupancy at our discretion.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveller reviews)

The River Ridge Lodge - Large Private Log Home - Hot Tub - Sauna - Pool Table
average rating of 4.925373 based on 67 reviews
5

Highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice, quiet, relaxing weekend with friends. The house is very large & cozy! Plenty of room for large groups. Thank you lynn for your quick response!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back again as our guests.
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5

Just as promoted. Worth your stay.

  • 5 of 5

No complaints here! Highly recommended for a care free vacation whether hunkering down or hitting the slopes. Plenty of space for fun group entertainment with Wi-Fi, big screen TV, pool table, video games, hot tub and sauna or your privacy if you want it. Après-ski at home! Arrived to welcoming, warm, clean, comfort. No clutter and many thoughtful landlord touches. Roomy, light filled lodge decor. Parking for the whole crew. Did not want for anything in the kitchen or otherwise. Landlord is prompt and responsive, obviously intent upon guests enjoying their time away here and that we did! No one wanted to leave. Why would they?

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We work very hard to make our home a comfortable and cozy retreat for our guests. Your review makes it sound like we nailed it and that makes it all worthwhile for us. We are looking forward to having you back again in the future as our guests.
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3

Good, not great

  • 3 of 5

The good: This is a nice cabin/house by all means. Good heating system, very nice interior, all wooden tables and chairs, good insulation. Big garage, good place to put your skis in, or any equipment you don't want to leave outside. Very good looking house inside and out, no doubts of ifs of buts.

The bad: The fireplace: Need to make sure you open the vent properly, or you will be having smoke in all the cabin and fire alarm monitors screaming at you.

The garage : filled with crap, and although it could fit 4 cars easily, there is no space even for one. But that is not important to everyone, only to car enthusiasts like me...

The cabin is filled with "do not" . We called it the Do Not House. Do not open the windows in winter. Do not leave the tap open. Do not drop this or that into the toilet. Do not use... etc. etc. you will read one of these stickers anywhere you look. Literally.

The biggest annoyance was when we realized that it only has in reality 4 bedrooms, even though it is advertised as a 5 bedroom house. The "5th" bedroom is an entry room to the sauna, which is nice in it's own right, and a feature many homes do not have, for which I actually gave it one of the 3 stars.

Kitchen: not enough glasses, not enough plates, not enough cutlery to feed 12 people, let alone 16 for which it is advertised.

Location:Very far away from the slopes. The approximate location that you see when you book it is very close to Sunday River Ski area, but when you need to drive to it, you realize you have 11 miles, due to the fact that you go south for 5 miles, as the only bridge across the river is there.

Bottom line. Nice, maybe very nice for 4 families; maybe 10 or less, who do not want to ski every day, with no intent to cook and want eat out every night (Where ????) . Otherwise, maybe it's best to keep looking.

Over and out.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always we appreciate customer feedback, as it can only make us better and improve our future guests experience. Our number one priority is to make our home a clean, safe and comfortable place for our guests to enjoy their family and friends. That being said, we have been renting our home since 2005 and this is the first negative review we have ever received in over 10 years. We encourage all to note the other 61 (5) star reviews. This particular guest commented on the house having great insulation. One attribute to having great insulation leads to another of the guests observations, which was on the fireplace draft. Having such a weather tight house causes the natural draft in the fireplace to cease during hours of non-use. So we leave a small, label that says "Please open a door for a moment when starting a fire". Had you followed the instruction above, opening the door would have caused the draft to quickly return and you would not have got smoke in the house. Which leads to another of your comments about the multiple labels left for our guests. It has been our experience that informing our guests leads to a smoother and less hassle free visit. I assure you every label was done in response to a prior guest having an issue operating whatever is labeled. Our past feedback from our guests has been praise for us leaving labels explaining how to operate the multiple devices in our home. I wanted to thank the guest for his admiration of our garage, but the garage is not listed nor is it pictured in our advertisement. So to comment on something that is not part of the rental we find particularly unfair. We allow access to the garage for storage of trash barrels and ample room for any equipment as an option. Similarly, your comment on the 5th bedroom and distance to Sunday River. Our website clearly states the distance to all ski areas as well as a detailed google map of all accessible roads to and from. And the 5th bedroom is properly described and pictured on our website. So complaining about something that is clearly pre-described leaves us puzzled. I wish you had let us know of your concerns about dishware as we have extra stored in our owner's closet. We have never had a complaint about not having enough, but this is something we should have not missed. However, due to your review, 2 brand new sets of 20 on their way. We thank you for the feedback and we thank you for staying with us. Owner, Eric Easley
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5

Great Summer Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic. I had a group of old friends meet here for a weekend getaway and we couldn't ask for more- there's ample space, a nice deck, it's quiet, and there's plenty of entertainment. What makes this lodge great is that it has room outside to have a fire, play horseshoes or just hang out, and the inside is very cozy and spacious. The owners are responsive and very nice as well. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We strive to make our home a comfortable and relaxing place for our guests to unwind and enjoy "the comforts of home" while on vacation. It was a true pleasure having you as our guests and we hope to hear from you again in the near future.
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5

Beautiful Mountain Home!

  • 5 of 5

Found the home to be exactly as it was described in the listing. Beautifully decorated and very secluded which was great. Really enjoyed the river across the street for a refreshing swim. Look forward to visiting again in the winter!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We work hard to maintain a beautiful and relaxing home for our guests to enjoy. We look forward to having you back as a guest in the future.
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5

Memories

  • 5 of 5

What a great "cabin". We spent a week with our grandson's family (3 kids: 7, 6 & 2 1/2). Family had a fantastic time! Kids enjoyed the bunk beds, game room, sitting around the camp fire and watching stars from the hot tub. We cooked in every night, kitchen has everything you could need. Great Weber Grill too, cooked steaks to perfection and slow cooked beer can chicken (yum). We took advantage of the surrounding area too: fished, went 4 wheeling and took a day trip to Storyland. Adults enjoyed sitting on the expansive deck in the morning having our coffee before the kids got up and enjoying a glass of wine on the deck in the evening recapping the days activities. We created lots of "memories" :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric and Jen are so happy to share their beautiful log home with people. It's a great place to relax and make memories with family and friends. And Bethel is a four season resort area for wonderful activities. This turn key house just makes it that much easier.
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Map

Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Rt 26 and Int 95

The area has State and National forests, Water Falls, Androscoggin River, Sunday River Ski and Golf resort, Mount Abram, Bryant Lake, Conway Shopping, Story Land, Mt Washington, White Mountains,

Other Activities: Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Canoeing, Kayaking and Mini Golf

Golf: Sunday River Golf Resort is approx. 15 minutes by car

Bethel Inn Country club is just 5 miles from house

Ski: Sunday River is 12 minutes by car

Mt. Abram is 10 Minutes by car

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Bethel, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Rate *
31 Mar 2017 - 24 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$464
From
A$597
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Weekend
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$597
From
A$730
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,847
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rate *
30 May 2017 - 28 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$464
From
A$597
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th Weekend
29 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$597
From
A$730
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,847
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rate *
5 Jul 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$464
From
A$597
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$597
From
A$730
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,847
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Foliage
29 Sep 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$464
From
A$597
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Rate
10 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$464
From
A$597
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving rate
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$464
From
A$730
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,847
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Winter Rate
28 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$464
From
A$730
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,847
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Vacation
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$1,194
From
A$1,194
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$7,163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years Vacation
29 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$1,260
From
A$1,260
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$7,561
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter *
2 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$597
From
A$929
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$5,173
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Martin Luther King Weekend
12 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,194
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
February School Vacation
16 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$1,023
A$7,163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Winter Rate
25 Feb 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$597
From
A$929
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$5,173
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$597
From
A$929
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$5,173
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$104.79
cleaning (for 14 people) A$258.67
Tax Rate 9.0%

* Winter Holiday rate of $900 may apply to Christmas, New Years, MLK weekend, Super Bowl weekend. and Feb. Vacation.

* Non Holiday Weekend rate is $2,100 (Thursday - Sunday night). Add a weekday night for only $350 to any weekend. Usually 3 night minimum, but please ask if you only need 2 nights.

* Summer Holiday rate of $550 may apply to Memorial Day, July, Labor Day weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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