About the property
- House1501 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
This charming private retreat is nestled among Maples, Birches, and Firs with a view to Howard Pond. The tastefully decorated three bedroom, two bath cottage sleeps six with two queen beds and two twin beds. The inviting open living/dining/kitchen features a vaulted cathedral ceiling with roof windows that allow light to fill the home. The 6' pine dining table accommodates everyone.
The master suite with the adjoining loft living area is located on the second floor. The pine paneling, cabinets and pine wood floors add to the warmth and ambiance of this Maine woods' retreat. There will be the slightest sigh (ahh) of approval and excitement as you enter this gracious, welcoming environment. This is a place that can restore your soul. After a day full of activity, you can sit by the fire and watch the leaves or the snowflakes fall. Relax and wile away the hours in the rocking chairs on the 8'wide farmers porch that spans the front of the house.
Howard Pond is a pristine Maine pond that prohibits noisy watercraft and is home to a loon family. There is a public swimming area and dock near the dam. Adventurous hiking --including the Appalachian Trail & other hikes in the White mountains-- and quiet walks are just outside your door. You may even see a moose!
Downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing,ice skating, snowmobiling are all within 10 or 15 minutes of the house.
The Sunday River Golf Club is one of the premier courses in New England. The Bethel Inn and Country Club also provides a challenging 18 hole course.
Minutes away from the Adrossogin River, canoeing, kayaking, and guided trips are within easy access.
Keywords: skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, golfing, house, canoeing, hiking, swimming, fishing,relaxing,private,romantic, non-smoking,charming,cottage
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Anne Wheeler
As a native Texan, my first visit to Maine was in the fall in the late 1980's. I was fortunate enough to stay with friends on Howard Pond and I fell in love with the place. For several years, I would return in the fall to this place that literally restored my soul... walking in the woods, listening to the loons and being surrounded by nature...very different from my 'city life' in Austin, Texas. One year when I got off the plane in Portland, I wondered to myself if I could possibly find a place of my own in this part of the world. It took a couple of years to find the land, hire the builder and take on such a project long distance. In 1995 construction was complete and I walked into the House on the Hill and fell in love all over again. Please be my guest..enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Sunday River, skating on the pond, walking in the woods or swimming and fishing in the summer or just relaxing by the fire or rocking away the hours on the porch.
Anne Wheeler purchased this House in 1995
What makes this House unique
I love to walk in the woods in every season of the year. In the fall, I am convinced that there is no more spectacular fall folage anywhere in the world than in the Western Mountains of Maine on Howard Pond. It is great fun to have this house as a base and travel around the state and into New Hampshire and Vermont for day trips or take a couple of days and travel to the Maine coast. There are great skiing, hiking, canoeing, biking and antiquing adventures within minutes of the house. And, of course, swimming in the pond in the summer. When the pond freezes, it is great fun to skate on that open frozen expanse of water. And, there is nothing like snowshoeing in the woods or on the trails at Sunday River or the Bethel Inn and Country Club where you can also cross-country ski. My family loves the friendly and relaxed atmosphere at on the mountain. Bethel is truly a quaint New England village and has some lovely places to dine. The area is noted for the many hiking trails from level walking trails to the challenging terrain. The House on the Hill is a perfect spot to embark on an adventure or to retreat and curl up with a book.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
I was looking for a place for 3 of us to stay while skiing at Sunday River and this house far exceeded my expectations! The home was cozy and spacious with everything you could possibly think to need. The owner was quick with communication and the entire process was easy.
great place for a couples weekend
We had a great weekend at the house, skiing at Sunday River, relaxing in the evening, making dinner and playing games. The house is extremely well appointed with everything you need for the kitchen, bedroom and bath. High quality linens are greatly appreciated!
Easy check in and check out made this place feel like home. We look forward to booking again sometime!
Lovely home. Very well equipped. Would stay again.
Terrific place. 4 of us stayed, loads of space. Everything we needed -- very well appointed. About 18 minutes to Sunday River. We'd certainly stay again and will recommend to others.
Squeaky clean and cozy
We had a great time at the House on the Hill. Everything was perfect and clearly marked with instructions. The beds are very comfortable and the house is so clean. Highly recommend!
Beautiful home, perfect for our family of five
We loved staying in this home for a ski weekend. Every detail was thought of...plenty of plush towels, spacious rooms, very well stocked kitchen, a great selection of movie DVDs, and decent internet connection. Our intention was to go out for dinner on Saturday night in Bethel, but everyone just wanted to stay cozy and comfy in this very inviting Home. We loved it, and would love to stay here again on a future ski trip to Sunday River (an easy 15 min drive).
This place is perfect - cozy and charming and very clean. We went for a 4 day ski trip at Sunday river. The beds are great. The layout is excellent with plenty of room for ski bags and gear. We had 6 people and we all fit comfortably. I wish we had more time to explore the area around the lake because we spent our time on the mountain. Very short ride to Sunday River. Thanks for a great stay.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until confirmed Call for rates for the entire Ski Season or Long-term Summer Rates Weekend Rates for Friday and Saturday nights are:2 night minimum February Vacation is a minimum 5 night rental Spring & Summer $200/night or $400 for the weekend Fall $225/night or $450 for the weekend Winter $300/night or $600 for the weekend Cancelation 60 days prior to arrival for the following holiday reservations receive no refund: Dec. 22 to Jan 2; NE Feb Vacation; July 1st to 5th. Please refer to the Sample Rental Agreement for specific house rules and the Cancelation Policy.