The Majestic Farmhouse is perfect for families to spread out. The main part of the 4500 square foot home contains six bedrooms, a den with a futon, living room, dining room and large kitchen. Kitchen has granite countertops with large island, dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator and both a gas range and large electric wall oven.
The house continues on into the ell and barn. The laundry room has large amount of storage and is just next to the kitchen and leads into the entertainment section of the house. The first room, referred to as the ell, has a pool table and tv with xbox 360. This leads into the second entertainment room. There is a door between the two entertainment rooms. The second room, the music room, contains the Horseshoe Bar, large tv with blue ray dvd and a comfortable seating area. Just off the music room is the "Farmnasium" with a treadmill, full set of weighs and yoga mat and blocks. This room, with direct access from the driveway, provides the perfect location to dry your boots and snow gear. An area just outside the music room has the perfect place to keep your skis and snowboards. The Barn houses a ping pong table and basketball court and can be accessed without ever leaving the building.
The Farm is a great place to stay year round. 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 the Farmhouse . There are two additional downhill ski areas less than 20 minutes away. There are also miles of well groomed cross country skiing trails in three Nordic skiing establishments within the area. In addition to its 18km trails for cross country skiing, the Bethel Village Trails, located at the Bethel Inn, maintains six miles for fat biking and snowshoeing.
There is easy access from our property to miles of snowmobile trails and there are local companies that offer snowmobile rentals and guiding service. There are also 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. The Bethel Village trails provides miles of public trails for walking, running, and mountain biking. There are miles of hiking trails, including sections of the Applachian Trail, in the area as well as opportunities to canoe or kayak our area lakes and rivers. Stony Brook Recreation, a campground right next door to the Farmhouse, provides discounted rental canoes and kayaks to Farmhouse visitors as well as affordable shuttle service. There are also numerous pristine lakes and “swimming holes” nearby for boating, fishing or swimming
Farmhouse visitors are welcomed to use Stony Brook’s recreational facilities which include miniature golf, volley ball, badminton, shuffleboard, playground, and pool which is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Its variety store, which includes a wide assortment of beer and wine, is open year round and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in its comfortable and cozy dining room.
There are numerous festivals and concerts held on the Bethel Common, just six miles away, 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 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.
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. Additionally, historic Bethel is home to numerous excellent restaurants, shops as well as an outdoor skatepark and playground.
Finally, the Farm is centrally located regionally. It is just over an hour drive from the scenic height of land on the way to the Rangeley Lakes area. It is about an hour drive to Jefferson New Hampshire for a visit to Santa's Village or Storyland in North Conway, New Hampshire. The Mt. Washington scenic auto road to the summit and observatory is less than an hour away and the Bridgton/Naples lakes region is only a 45 minute drive.