House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7), by the week
Joe and I love to share all that Maine has to offer...from woods to water... and all the history it has to tell. The River House is on the site of the ice storage barn of the Union Ice Company that operated in the late 1800s. Our home is next door to the River House. It served as the office and bunk house for the ice company. By purchasing the River House, we were able to bring together the original pieces Union Ice Company once again. We are proud to show this little piece of Maine history to the discerning public. Tucked in at the the bottom of a winding dirt road, you will experience the Maine history, landscape, wildlife and state of mind that we have always treasured. Won't you join us for a relaxing respite?
Owner purchased this House in 2007
Why Owner chose Orrington
The property is special... with its history and its future. Remnants of the old ice house remain to explore. Sit on shore and wonder what took place in the river during the Penobscot Expedition 250 years ago? Or imagine what it was like to travel from Boston to Bangor on the steamship "Bangor" 100 years ago. The Penobscot is again a working river, with Cianbro using the port of Brewer to launch its steel frame modules to destinations in Texas... and cruise ships calling the port of Bangor home for the summer season.
What makes this House unique
The tranquil setting offers many opportunities to enjoy nature... from bird watching to fishing to kayaking and more... You'll always want to keep your camera handy, as you never know when the bald eagles will swoop by or the sturgeon may breach. Schools of alewives make their way upriver and a seal may visit. See the kingfishers dart along the water gathering their meals. The deer and fox follow the deer trail through the property. The frogs will serenade you in the evening... and the owl may herald the news of his latest catch. The serene surroundings lend themselves to reading, writing, painting and just thinking.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
River House was beautiful!!
Sue and Joe made us feel so welcome just walking in the door, plate of cookies and Christmas music playing. Home was immaculate. Would have loved to stay longer
This place was perfect for our family gathering. We had 6 adults and although one couple was in bunk beds, it worked out.
Sue had left us wildflowers and fresh local green beans and cherry tomatoes. So wonderful!
Some of the kitchen appliances are showing wear, but we would certainly rent this house again.
The house is warm and welcoming. Everything you need is there from extra linen to muffin tins. Beautiful location on the river for just relaxing. Convenient for day trips to Acadia and Moose Head Lake, seaport drives, etc. Quiet and secluded but, convenient to stores and highway. Unique panoramic view of the river.
The property is beautiful, clean and very unique with every amenity you could ask for.
We had a wonderful, relaxing, awesome time just being together as a family. Exactly what we were looking for. I highly recommend this beautiful home if you are looking to vacation in a peaceful, beautiful atmosphere.
We have visited, Maine for the past five years during the holidays to see our grand kids and this I by far the best place we have stayed at. Extremely close to downtown Bangor, Mall, Theater and restaurants. Although winter time is not for everybody, we thoroughly enjoy it. There are plenty of activities for all ages.
Beautiful! We didn't want to leave!
I stayed at The River House a couple of weeks ago with my mom, sister, and six-year-old niece. We couldn’t have picked a nicer place for our vacation. The house is in town but tucked away off of a private road. While we were there, we felt as if we were in some faraway, secluded retreat; but the convenience of shopping, restaurants, tourist attractions etc. was only minutes away. The house itself is gorgeous; it is evident that a lot of love and care has gone into maintaining this home. And it is stocked with all of the essentials that you might need, plus some extras. We arrived to find fresh flowers and a basket with maple syrup and pancake mix on the island in the kitchen. Joe and Sue also supplied us with enough coffee to get us through the entire week. Also, the views from the house are amazing and the grounds made me just want to sit and relax and take in all of the beautiful scenery. One of my favorite parts of the whole trip was getting up early in the morning and having my coffee on a little bench that is tucked away at the end of one of the trails, overlooking the river. All in all, The River House was the highlight of our trip; and our only regret was that we did not spend more time there!
Hollywood Casino, Cross Insurance Center Entertainment Complex, Northern Light Healthcare Campus, University of Maine, Ice skating, Ice hockey, close to NCAA Sports, Waterfront Concerts, excellent restaurants and brew pubs, live theater and vibrant art and music scene, many local parks with hiking and biking trails, numerous ponds and lakes nearby. One hour to the mountains or Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor). This region is the heart of Maine… it has everything a large city would have, but without the crowds…. and is centrally located to the mountains, shore, Canada and Portland.