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Recent Sunday River reviews

  • What a special retreat!

    "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: JS Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 2014
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  • a little bit of heaven

    "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 2014 Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
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  • Long-lasting Memories (A+)

    "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: Sam Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
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  • Best kept secret!

    "My family and I have stayed in this home on an annual basis since my children were infants. We have grown into the home and the kids call it "their ski house". The owner has always been super responsive to any question or concern. We enjoy the privacy with the surrounding woods, the open concept of the main living area and multiple sleep areas. The large mudroom is great for families. It is just a short drive to Sunday River and the driveway is always well attended after snow storms. We have rented several homes in other areas over the years and this property is outstanding. Thanks - we'll be back next year!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 4, 2015
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