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Charming Sunday River Farm House

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Historic Farmhouse near Sunday River and White Mountains. Great Location.

Historic 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom Farmhouse near Sunday River Ski Resort. Fully equipped large eat in kitchen, dining room, 2 large living rooms each with cozy woodstoves, and beautiful large backyard situated on a spring-fed brook.

This charming updated rambling farm house with modern amenities is the perfect setting to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities with friends and family.

Winter: Not only is Sunday River a quick drive away, but there are also great snowshoeing trails and miles of snowmobiling trails from the backyard, as well as local opportunities for cross country skiing and dog sledding. We have cable for football fans.

Summer/Fall: Kayak/canoe the Androscoggin River across the street from the house. The hiking options are unlimited ranging from easy to difficult. There are many swimming holes and waterfalls to cool off in the local mountains. Grafton Notch (~20-30min drive) and the White Mountain NAtional Forest are great starting points for hikes (closest entrance is 3 miles away). Enjoy events at Sunday River, which are running all year long (mud-runs, beer festivals, etc). Enjoy great local food in Bethel, Maine or Gorham, NH each a 15minute drive from the house. Take a gondola ride up Sunday River or Wildcat. Mt Washington is beautiful with options to hike (30 minute drive), drive up the auto road (entrance is 25 minutes from house), or take the cog rail (1 hr away). Enjoy the local amusement parks geared for small children (Storyland and Santas Village are 45 minutes away). Or just enjoy the beautiful 1.5 acre secluded backyard with your own private brook and mini waterfall!

The arrangement of the house allows for privacy if you need to get away from the big group, as well as comfortable areas for everyone to congregate. There are 2 separate living rooms each with ample comfortable seating, wood stove, television, VCR or Wii/DVD player, and cable TV. The fully equipped kitchen offers plenty of space and equipment to prepare meals; and the dining room can seat up to 12 with 6 additional seats in the eat-in kitchen.

Five bedrooms with a mixture of twin and double/queen beds allows this property to be suitable for a variety of groups – adventure groups, multi-family groups, groups of couples, and multigenerational families. This property comfortably sleeps 18, but is cozy enough for smaller parties as well.

Master Suite: king bed and en-suite full bathroom (pack n play available)

Bedroom #2: Queen bed + baby crib

Bedroom #3: Queen bed + 1 twin bed

Bedroom #4: Full bed + 3 twin beds

Bedroom #5: Full bed + 2 twin beds

Living room: Full pull-out couch.

More Details

Daniel Blest
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

Why Daniel Blest chose Sunday River

This property offers the perfect chance to relax, reconnect with friends, family, and nature. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and craving another trip back to the mountains.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We are uniquely situated minutes from 2 mountain towns - Bethel, ME and Gorham, NH. Each location offers great eateries and outdoor opportunities. We also have many outdoor activities immediately on the property. The size of this property allows for 18 people to stay comfortably; finally get your whole family or old friends together!


Car: necessary

EATERIES: great farm to table fresh restaurants in Bethel, ME and Gorham, NH. ACTIVITIES: skiing (alpine & cross country) at Sunday River; hiking & snow-shoeing in the White Mountains or on the trials immediately behind the house; kayaking, canoeing, & fly fishing on the Androscoggin river across the street; white water rafting on the Rapid River out of Gorham, NH; hike/ski/drive Mount Washington; golfing at Bethel Inn Resort and Sunday River Resort; hike to a variety of local swimming holes & waterfalls. SHOPPING: great antique shops in Gilead, Bethel, and Gorham. ON THE PROPERTY: waterfall & wading pool; large yard for relaxation; hiking trails with beautiful views; access to Androscoggin River fishing/swimming/kayaking, snow mobiling trails


Gilead Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No bonfires in fire pit. Campfires only.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double pull out sofa sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Double bed and 2 twins set up as bunkbeds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Master with masterbath, pack n play crib available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunkbed w/ double on bottom & twin on top; also 2 twin beds
  • Bedroom #1 is on the first floor and sleeps 4. Bedroom #2 is on the second floor and sleeps 3. Bedroom #3 is on the second floor and sleeps 5 Bedroom #4 is on the second floor and sleeps 2 + baby Bedroom #5 is the master on the second floor and has its own bath and sleeps 2 + baby
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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Charming Sunday River Farm House
average rating of 4.470588 based on 17 reviews

Great house and very private

  • 5 of 5

Excellent experience. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Repeat guests are our highest compliment!
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Bois des Filion, Québec, canada

Nice and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay. We were 16 and we all liked it very much. Enough space for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were very happy with the property

  • 4 of 5

One feedback is lack of cable tv- I understand location is remote and the owners have now updated the listing to say no cable- for certain people and fir certain occasions (like me and football playoffs) it would have been nice to have cable

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As of Fall 2017 we have added cable TV for our football fans
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Excellent for a family

  • 4 of 5

We had my entire family together for my parents' 50th anniversary, all 13 of us. This house was wonderful, very comfortable for that many people. The backyard was great, the kids even got to have a dip in the brook in the back and we had a nice fire a couple of nights. My only complaint was that alot of screens had holes that allowed bugs in and keeping windows closed in July just isn't possible. (Mentioned to landlord and he said he would look into it)I would definitely go ,back, lovely area and close to NH.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great layout, wonderful backyard. 5 bedrooms! Appreciated big tables to seat our whole group.

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at the farmhouse for three nights. It was a gathering of my husband and myself with our three adult sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandkids ages 1 and 3 ½. Nine of us. We wanted a place to spend time together and yet have space to find quiet alone time. This home is just as described and shown in pictures. It is a great layout. No one felt crowded. Three went kayaking one afternoon, and the rest of us checked out a swimming hole nearby. We grilled out on the deck every night and easily all fit at the large picnic table. We had a fire in the fire pit every night, roasting marshmallows and watching fireflies and waiting for the stars to come out. There were four chairs out at the fire pit, and we brought four lawn chairs from home. The large back yard is one of the best things about this property, and we greatly enjoyed it. I had hoped the lawn would be freshly mown, and sure enough, it was. We also enjoyed all fitting around the dining room table for breakfasts, and appreciated the high chair and booster seat. Also the crib. We were very comfortable here.

Also, the owners promptly answered all my emailed questions before our arrival.

Thank you, Hayley and Dan!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very, very impressed. Exactly how it looked in the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time to the property, and it was just as great as i remembered. Plenty of space. House was clean and comforting.

Cant wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Repeat happy guests are our biggest compliment!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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