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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"words can not express how wonderful the house on the hill was for our winter in Maine. A real home with high end linens, furniture and full stocked kitchen. Anne does not skimp on anything. I rented this home sight unseen for the winter and I was amazed with the high quality and cleanliness of the house. It is a house with all the special touches you want when sneaking away. Not to mention the very special and king people that take a hand in helping with the House on the Hill like Peg/Bob and Ben the plow man. This home is exceptional in all ways.
Our walks on Howard pond and easy trips to the Sunday River Mountain and Gould Academy to visit my children made my weekends there just perfect and exactly what I was looking for in a winter rental. Anne has a little piece of heaven there for sure! I hope to enjoy it during the summer months as I feel it was a 10+ in the quiet of winter. Thank you so much to all at the House on the Hill for sharing and making it such a very special winter for my family and myself!"
Guest: Franny Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
"Our family had an amazing week at Merrill House. We found the house incredibly inviting and quite spacious for our group. We enjoyed cooking amazing meals in the old kitchen and savoring them in the Dining Hall, which seated all of us. Our evenings were spent in the Great Hall, with games, puzzles and dancing. The children had an amazing time in the swimming pond, particularly jumping in from the rope swing. We bought kites and spent a wonderful afternoon flying kites. The grounds allowed us to set up various games, such as a volleyball/badminton net and relay races. One of us is a painter who found numerous spots to set up and spend the afternoon painting. The drive to nearby parks for hikes were worth the trip, but we certainly enjoyed 'staying home' relaxing at the Merrill House's porch. It was an absolutely wonderful experience for all. Thank you!"
Guest: JSDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 29, 2014
"This home was very comfortable and full of character! My boyfriend and I rented it for a few days while skiing and had a fantastic time. Sunday River is only about 15 mins away and Mt Abrahams is less than 10 mins away. The lake in the backyard was perfect for cross country skiing. The fireplace was really fantastic and overall the home was cozy and warm. We definitely found everything we needed there-the kitchen was fully stocked and the beds were quite comfortable. The owner was always quick to respond-we'd definitely stay here again."
Guest: GRLDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 26, 2015
"I've visited this house with my own family and with friends' families multiple times over many years. Every time we enjoy the small cottage feeling on the lake no matter what time of the year. As a kid, the bunk beds were the best part and always what I looked forward to, although the paddle boat my be a close winner. Now as a young adult, I look forward to the homey feeling sitting around the fire (outdoor or indoor!) at night sipping hot chocolate and enjoying the serenity of Maine. The owner always makes this an easy getaway and has the house in great condition and clean when we arrive."
Guest: SamDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: May 11, 2015