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The Artist's Cabin Retreat at Powder Ridge Overlooking Sunday River Resort

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful 'cabin' that sleeps 11 with incredible views of Sunday River Resort

Only a 5 minute drive to Sunday River Resort's South Ridge Lodge, this brand new log sided 'cabin' is located in the very upscale neighborhood of Powder Ridge in Newry, Maine. The entire front of the house is glass and displays three levels of spectacular views of all eight peaks of Sunday River Resort. Completed mid-December 2013, it boasts over 1500 square feet of living space spread out over three floors. This two bedroom, two full bath with a loft vacation rental enjoys a mix of modern facilities combined with antiques and rustic high-end decor. The comforts of home include all brand new amenities such as: WI-FI, two flat screen TV's, Directv cable, DVD player with movies, stereo system with in-ceiling speakers, pillowtop mattresses, two sitting areas facing the mountains (one with a woodstove), a full kitchen complete with dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, microwave, KEURIG Brewing System and two new charming full bathrooms decorated in Rustic Moose and Bear style . It even has a washer and dryer for use by guests.

This is an all year round property to be enjoyed fully in each season. You will find downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating and tubing in the winter, all within 2 miles of the property. Golfing at the prestigious Sunday River Golf Club is only 5 miles down the road while the Bethel Inn & Country Club course can be found in downtown Bethel, 7 miles in the other direction. Hiking in this area of Western Maine is a real treat with many trailheads located at spots like Grafton and Evans Notch State Parks.

If you are coming to the area for one of the many unique WEDDINGS held every year, why not make it a family vacation and explore all there is to see and do.

Go swimming at the 'S' or Frenchman's, both on the very rural end of Sunday Road, take a chair lift ride to see the unbelievable fall colors, try your hand at The Tough Mountain Challenge or The National Wife Carrying Championship. Or just sit back by the WOODSTOVE in the lower level family room, kick off your shoes, have a glass of wine, pet your dog and watch the stars and the weekly FIREWORKS display.

There truly is something to be enjoyed by everyone!

Have a SMALLER party? Try our sister property, 'The Artist's Studio at Powder Ridge'. It is perfect for a small family or couple and of course, you can bring the family PET!

More Details

Wendy or Gary Polonski
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Wendy or Gary Polonski

Gary and Wendy Polonski raised their two daughters on the South Shore near Boston and spent 16 years driving up for weekly ski and hiking vacations at Sunday River Resort. Once the girls were off to college, they sold their home in Hingham, MA and made the permanent move to their present home in Newry, Maine. Gary is a trained painter and sculptor and built their sister property, The Artist's Studio, for him to work and display his art. Along the way, they discovered a passion for sharing their slice of heaven with guests through Homeaway.

Wendy or Gary Polonski purchased this house in 2013

Why Wendy or Gary Polonski chose Sunday River

With the wild success of entertaining guests at The Artist's Studio at Powder Ridge, Gary and Wendy decided to purchase the property just below their main home and build a brand new smaller log-sided house to expand their experience. This property boasts the same amazing views and is being rented with their same philosophy of a higher-end rental for an incredibly reasonable price. All while being able to bring the family


What makes this house unique

The 'Cabin' is decorated with many of the same fine details as The Artist's Studio, especially original paintings by Gary Polonski. Much of the furniture has been created and built by Gary and Wendy, being made from trees taken directly off the property. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and uniquely created for each bedroom, loft, living room and dining area. Partnered with beautiful quilts and materials, and Gary's one-of-a-kind original paintings, you will find the decor a treat to your senses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wendy & Gary,

What a great get away spot you have created at the cabin. Warm, charming and so convenient to the mountain. You have every detail taken care of from the coffee cake (what a nice gesture - the kids loved it!) to keeping us on track even during the storm outage. Thanks for everything! It could not have been better - we had a blast!
Dec 2016
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Newry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No fireworks are allowed at any time. Guests will forfeit their Damage Deposit should this not be adhered to.
  • No smoking is allowed inside the cabin
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Brand new spaces decorated with charming rustic lights/mirrors, shower curtains and towel bars. Completed with colorful towels and rugs and plenty of space to stash personal items. Guests are generously supplied with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap and paper goods.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • First Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , Multiple families can have their own bedroom and bath areas
    Second Floor Loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Another private sleeping area for couples and/or kids
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 queen , Lower level bedroom is near the woodstove and it's own bath
    Lower Level Bunk Area - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Private bunk area gives everyone a space of their own!
  • You will find brand new pillowtop queen mattresses in each beautifully appointed bedroom and the loft. The headboards and benches were uniquely designed and created for each space, using wood from the property. Rustic wildlife quilts add a wonderful splash of color and all furnishings were lovingly picked to enhance the decor. New in 2017, The custom bunk area has a full bed on the bottom and a twin on top. All NEW quality mattresses. A great space to give the kids and/or that extra couple a space of their own. All sleeping areas boast NEW pillows, rustic flannel sheets in the colder months and rustic themed sheets in the warmer months. Please, NO PETS on the quilts and comforters!!!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
This charming setting provides acres of private space for your vacation in all seasons. There is a wonderful deck with a grill and adirondack chairs for relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet while taking in the view. Your children and pets will enjoy romping around through the woods while being safely away from cars. During Winter season 4-wheel or All-wheel drive cars are recommended.


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The Artist's Cabin Retreat at Powder Ridge Overlooking Sunday River Resort
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 106 reviews

Wonderful house. Perfect for a family of six. Beautiful view and very modern and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We could have stayed for 3 weeks. Perfect basis for a summer holiday if you have a car. Bethel is a beautiful place. Lots of hikes and kayaking nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic looking cabin with modern conveniences........

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cabin was just outstanding. The way that it was decorated was extremely nice. I loved the fact that it also had modern technology (i.e. wi-fi). My friends and I LOVED the firepit. The owners of the cabin were extremely nice and answered all my questions via e-mail extremely promptly. When I arrived at the cabin, there were two small loaves of blueberry bread. In my opinion, this was a really nice touch and it showed that they went above and beyond what was necessary. I would highly recommend this place to anybody looking for a place to rent in the Lovell/Newry, ME area.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful and relaxing home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home from July 13th through July 16th. As soon as we pulled into the property, our boys cannot be more excited!!! We quickly went in to explore the home, the inside was beautiful and the outside, what can we say., absolutely breathtaking, what a view!!! We would definitely return. No doubt that we would refer this home to our friends and family who would like to explore Maine/NH. Thank you Wendy and Gary...

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

As usual, we had an excellent stay at the cabin again this year. This was the third year in a row that we have rented this cabin and it always meets expectations. A few suggestions would be to add a toaster and to add a few more spices to the spice rack. Other than this, the cabin has all you need for a stay and is always ready and clean. We enjoy coming back each year and will see you in 2018 god willing. Blessings.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful comments, we are delighted that you enjoy your stay year after year. We love getting constructive comments so we can continue to enhance everyones stay. We will be happy to add more spices to the spice rack, not sure if you noticed the toaster oven on the counter? Again, thanks for your comments and we look forward to having you back in 2018!
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Loved it!! House is beautiful with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

My 3 children, dog and I spent a wonderful week here in June 2017. The house is great for families,pets and friends! We walked into some home baked cookies and a welcome note. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking in this area! I hope we will be back...


  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful cabin in a lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

My family absolutely loved this cabin! It was perfect for our time in Maine. My 6 year old didn't want to leave. We would recommend it to everybody and anybody. We can't wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Matterhorn Ski Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sunday River Golf Course
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 26 & 2
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
"Camp" at The Summit on Sunday River Resort
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Sunday River Resort
Car: necessary

The Sunday River/Bethel/Newry area is one of the most beautiful and varied adventure and wedding destinations in the Northeast. As a winter wonderland, you can enjoy downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, snowmobiling, ziplining and even dog sled rides in the same general location.

Take a break from the outdoors with shopping and dining in charming downtown Bethel or visit North Conway only an hour away. During the Fall season, 'leaf peepers' can ride the chair lift up to the top of Sunday River Resort and bask in nature's amazing beauty.

In additon to the July 4th Artisan Fair, July Mollyockett Days and the Fall Harvest Fair in September, you can experience the one-of-a-kind annual National Wife Carrying Championship on Columbus Day Weekend.

Spring, Summer and Fall add Golfing at Sunday River Golf Club and the Bethel Inn & Country Club, hiking, road biking, camping, backpacking, swimming, wildlife observation, motorcycling, mountain biking and WEDDINGS! The rustic beauty of this area has something that appeals to all!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellations made 31 days or more are fully refundable. Cancellations made between 16 and 30 days forfeit the deposit. Cancellations made within 15 days are non-refundable. Balance payments not made within 48 hours of the due date will cancel the reservation and the deposit forfeited. Early departure does NOT warrant a refund. Please note that the Service Fee is entirely separate and the owners never receive any portion. Thus, all concerns with the fee must be directed to Support directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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