Henry & Roberta Duquette
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A beautiful home in a glorious, private setting
Bear Trap was everything we hoped for - and more! A lovely and inviting home full of sunshine and beautiful views everywhere you look!! Completely private but right next to hiking trails. We had lots of snow while we were there and loved hitting the trails and enjoying nature. Would imagine that it is a beautiful place to be in the summer months. The house lacks nothing. Everything was top notch and we could not have been more comfortable. Hoping to visit again very soon! Thanks to Henry, who was a very gracious host/owner.
We are so thrilled you enjoyed our home at Bear Trap! We love it there and so appreciate when others do too.
The summers are great - totally different feel. We love sitting around the campfire after a day of swimming and boating in the nearby lakes and ponds.
And as you know, tons of hiking. Hope you got to do Bald Pate right across the street from Bear Trap. I hike that almost everyday (weather permitting). Snowshoeing there is really fun.
Best to you and yours! Hope to host you again at Bear Trap!
Roberta and Henry
Beautiful home with plenty of amenities. Felt like home.
Great home. Beautiful views. 20 minutes to Shawnee Peak. We would definitely rent here again.
A serious gem in a stunning setting
Beartrap proved to be all that it stated on the website and much more. We arrived to This beautiful home which is clearly much loved and cared for by its owners. Christmas popped up for us as we entered the driveway with welcome lights and slushy snow! The views from this home are spectacular and the tranquil, unspoilt surroundings scream a total R&R vibe with its mountain trails, incredible scenery and outdoor activities. Everything you could want in a home away from home is present in Beartrap. Our hosts were excellent and attentive and any questions or concerns we had were promptly dealt with. We did not want Christmas to end and to have to leave this beautiful, inviting and cosy home. We shall be back!
Thank you, Majella! It is so wonderful to hear such great memories were made while you were staying at Bear Trap. We are always so excited to host folks like yourself and would very much enjoy having you back at our home. It truly is a home for all seasons, so anytime of the year would be perfect! Thank you again!
This truly is a magical place to stay. We were in the area for an annual family reunion and booked the house to have our own place with immediate family. Upon arrival the house was clean and ready for us to relax. Although it was warm when we arrived, we popped on all of the fans and opened the windows. It took a few hours, but the house cooled and once we had an overnight with the windows open, it was very comfortable. The views on this place are incredible, but do take caution, there is a very steep drop off as described, so definitely not a place for young kiddos to play outside. We had a two year old there, but just made sure she did not go outside to play, which didn't matter since we were spending time at another house locally with family. We enjoyed all of the amenities including the pancake griddle (which, now I want my own!) and the pantry was well stocked with items. Town is very close by and it was easy to get around and pop over to the grocery store for other needs. My only regret is not using the soaker tub in the master with an incredible overlook...next time!
Wonderful views.Very private
When we initially arrived, it was quite warm. We contacted the owners on how to turn on the a/c , with a quick response from Henry we were notified of No a/c in the home. At first this concerned us, being from North Carolina. Our concerns were quickly nulled by the wonderful cool breeze the house gets when all the windows and back porch doors were opened. The house itself is well appointed for its size. The kitchen is fully equipped for those, like the six of us, who cooked all our meals during our 5 day stay. Any questions we had were quickly answered by Henry via email. The morning high lights were the chipmunks that played near the back porch.
Henry and Roberta were great host setting up seating for six around the camp fire and leaving us smores fixings.( which we were able to enjoy our last night - after the wind died down) In all we enjoyed The Bear Trap and all it had to offer.
Magical is right!
We came to Bridgton for a friend's wedding and were looking for the perfect place to double as a Memorial Day getaway. We coudn't have been more happy with Bear Trap. It is a BEAUTIFUL home with stunning views that will leave you conflicted on whether you want to spend your time inside the cozy yet sophisticated home, on the panoramic deck or around the fire pit. Roberta was extremely communicative and kind. These owners and this home are those dream scenarios that you hope to stumble upon when booking a home away.
While Jesse and her group were enjoying our home in Bridgton, Maine, we were on vacation in Alaska. When we returned to Bear Trap, and I walked into the house, I said to my husband, “They treated our home as if it was their own.” It put a huge smile on my face! Thank you so so much!!! I highly recommend Jesse and her group! As a VRBO host, you would hope all your guests were Jesse.