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We can sleep 18, but we request 10-12 adults max + any number of kids = 18 total
All beds, box springs, and pillows have bed bug certified encasements. Beds are custom made from logs by local wood craftsman Steve Stone and are very comfortable. There are extra linens, pillows, and blankets if needed during your stay. All bedrooms have ample storage, own closet, and plenty of hangers in the closet. For rooms shared by several people, we provide hooks or storage bins for individual items to be kept separate and organized. We also have a Pack 'n Play if needed one one bed rail guard.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - We feel our home is ideal for kids of all ages!We feel our home is ideal for kids of all ages!
Pets allowed - Behaved/trained dogs. Certain breeds prohibited. Behaved/trained dogs. Certain breeds prohibited.
No events - No Bachelor/Bachelorette/Weddings/Rehearsals. No Bachelor/Bachelorette/Weddings/Rehearsals.
No smoking - We do not allow smoking IN the house. We do not allow smoking IN the house.
Max guests: 18 (sleeps up to 12 adults) - 10-12 adults maximum,rest are chlldren= total = 1810-12 adults maximum,rest are chlldren= total = 18
Minimum age of primary renter: 30 - We require the organizer/contract signer to be 30.We require the organizer/contract signer to be 30.
- Please follow along the check-out sheet to help Shelley prepare the house for our next guests as quickly as possible.
- If you move any furniture around, please put it back in its original spot.
- We appreciate a message in our guest book, but appreciate even MORE a review on VRBO so potential guests can read about your experience!
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
About Paula Easley
We met while college students in '89 and married a few years later. We had three children and when they were toddlers we started renting vacation homes in NE with four other college friends and their families. Our 'crew' totaled 10 adults and 15 children, most of them born in a 5 year span. It was so much work to travel with young children that it was actually as many hours of packing/unpacking than our three days together, but none of us minded- we had so much fun when we were away! After our long weekends, we were exhausted with our stomachs aching from laughing and muscles soar playing games of "Adults vs Kids Tag" ! The time we spent together sitting and talking, eating, cooking, cleaning, playing games, sipping coffee in the morning and drinks at night, hiking up mountains to exhaust the kids so they would go to bed early... was such high quality time, the price of complete exhaustion afterwards was well worth it. Over the many years of our annual tradition we rented in Southern VT and Newry & Scarborough Maine. The group has experienced quite a range of quality of homes: from 'kind of roughing it' to 'oh no, there are a lot of fancy breakable things here'. As a couple, we've been renting homes between FL and New England since '97. We like to say between all of these rentals, we have "seen it all" and often said "if we ever owned a rental, we would..." So in 2010 we began our own venture in Vacation Rental Ownership and put all of the lessons we have learned into practice. We guide you through the process of renting: sharing with you as much as we can before you arrive but then give you your privacy once you your vacation begins. We know a trip to a rental home takes a great deal of planning. You will see in our over 170 reviews, we try to make the experience in our home all that it should be: a relaxing, comfortable and fun stay in the Sunday River area! We hope you will stay with us and experience The Maine Ski House for yourselves.
Paula Easley purchased this chalet in 2010
Why Paula Easley chose Newry
The location was amazing: in Newry just 2 miles from Sunday River Ski Resort. We are on Barker Mountain, one of Sunday River's peaks, in Barker Mountain Village. It is a paved public road so the road is easier for the town to take care of than a dirt road. We are fortunate to have Freeman plowing our driveway since 2018. He makes plowing almost an art form and creates more space than we have ever had before. He shovels the stairs, the decks, and walkways but we do provide shovels, salt, and sand if you need any of it. The house has extreme privacy on our 1 acre lot. We have views looking up into the Mahoosuc Range and at Mount Will. From the yard and deck, there are views of Barker Mountain, and the trails are easily seen during the winter months. We have been able to develop what was a yard of wood chips into a small oasis with a horse shoe pit, fire pit, picnic table, outdoor lights strung from the house to the trees, and something that has given kids hours of entertainment: The Hobbit Hole House. It was installed in May 2015 and it was one of the best things we have ever added to the house. It is a magical building that feels like a real Hobbit Hole House and is 5' 8" at the peak so adults can get into it, but it is the young children that have hours of fun with the IKEA table and chairs, IKEA stove and sink, IKEA & Melissa & Doug play-food and a full sized futon. It is also a great place for an afternoon nap with two windows that have screens that let in a breeze.
What makes this chalet unique
We thought we had hit the jack pot when we found the location for The Maine Ski House: behind the Matterhorn Ski Bar & 2 miles from the South Ridge Lodge at SR! The foundation was in but no walls were up yet so we modified the developer's plan (we lost count of how many times) to make their beautiful design into a great rental. We opened up kitchen to be bigger than they had planned for, we made the walls in the stairwell into the basement solid so noise did not travel, we closed off the pub from the rec room to give the adults more privacy, we had stairs off of the deck built so people could access the yard easily, we paved the driveway to improve plowing and cut down on dirt into the house, created a separate beverage area for coffee/wine/sink to get out of the way of the 'chefs' in the group, measured out a space for a dining table that would hold 14 people, provided as much storage as possible in the kitchen, bathrooms, and mudroom. The developers questioned a few of our decisions, but we knew what makes a home a great comfortable rental for large groups from years of experience. Our reviews are evidence that we were on the right track because people rave about our amenities, storage, comfort level, bedding and linens, entertainment choices, and electronics. People appreciate the Welcome Packet we send as well as the Welcome Baskets that greet them on the counter. We expect nothing but a great experience for those that stay with us. When people book our house, we are excited for them because we know they have made a great decision and their lodging portion of their trip is going to be worry-free. It is rare that we receive a question just prior to someone's arrival because our guests know all they need to know before they leave home. Our goal is to have your stay in The Maine Ski House feel like it is your 'home away from home' and if you ever think about coming back to Sunday River, there are no questions as to where to stay. We hope you stay with us soon