Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Bethel, ME that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $154 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Bethel. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A mountain village in Maine

A pristine and historic village located on the western edge of the Oxford Hills, Bethel is a winter sports paradise and a gateway to the vast White Mountain National Forest and Maine's tallest mountains. Choose one of the Bethel vacation rentals in winter will allow you to really make the most of the local skiing, snowmobiling, and other winter sports. Or, you can come over in summer for blissful, scenic hikes and wildlife spotting sojourns just a stone's throw from this friendly, welcoming town.

Things to do

Bethel: a winter paradise

If you're staying at a Bethel vacation rental, you might well be here for the fantastic winter sports and summertime outdoor activities available just a short drive from town. But don't miss exploring the fascinating local history while you're in Bethel. The Dr. Moses Mason House is a good place to start. It dates back to 1813 and, thanks to the Bethel Historical Society, contains a research library, and a 9-room period house museum. There are many attractive historical landmarks around town, but one of the most charming is the carved wooden Sunday River bridge close to the Sunday River ski and mountain resort. It's one of Maine's few surviving 19th-century covered bridges.

Weather

Winter sports and summer fun in Bethel

Bethel is busiest in the winter months. Its proximity to Maine's most popular ski area – the Sunday River Ski Area is a short drive from town – and the Mount Abram ski area means that visitors flock to Bethel from November through April to ski, snowmobile, snowshoe, sleigh ride, tube, and ice fish. Hiking and biking trails open from May, with warm summer temperatures reaching into the 70s. Fall is arguably the most beautiful time of year, with the hills aflame with autumnal color and the temperatures on the trails cooler but still pleasant.

Natural features

Bethel's great outdoors

From your Bethel vacation rental, you have your pick of forest trails and mountain peaks. West of town, the White Mountain National Forest spills across the state line into New Hampshire. This ancient forest has miles of hiking, biking, and skiing trails, historic sites, and one of the highest peaks in this part of the United States. You can enjoy breathtaking scenery, clear mountain lakes and streams, and incredible wildlife spotting – including moose, and a wide variety of birds – as well as hunting, rockhounding, and horseback riding.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Bethel

The nearest airport is in Fryeburg, ME (FRY-Eastern Slopes Regional), located 29.8 mi (47.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Auburn, ME (LEW-Auburn - Lewiston Municipal), which is 35 mi (56.3 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Bethel?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental in or around Bethel that fits you like a glove. These are some of our favorites:

  • "Hi - Speed Wifi, Hottub, Treasure Hunts" is popular with guests. Around 4 miles from Bethel, it has 5 bedrooms and lots of handy amenities, including video games and an iron and ironing board.
  • Another great option is "5 Star Home - Mtn Views, Ac, Hot Tub", which is around 1 mile from Bethel. Offering 4 bedrooms, golf and a firepit, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Bethel vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Bethel?

We've got a wide range of log cabins in Bethel. Whether you're seeking a simple log cabin or something a little fancier, these retreats are designed to get you up close and personal with nature. Here are a couple of top options to consider:

  • Nature meets comfort at "Beautiful Authentic Log Cabin Located 5 Minutes From Bethel". Located in Bethel, this dreamy escape features a barbecue grill, off-street parking options and striking views.
  • Channel your inner Davy Crockett at "Family - Friendly, Luxury Log Cabin Nestled In The Woods". This log cabin in Bethel will put you in the heart of the outdoors while offering conveniences such as off-street parking options and high-speed internet services.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Bethel?

If you've been busier than a hamster on an exercise wheel, you deserve a break for a couple of glorious days. Leave work early on Friday and head to one of these weekend getaways in or near Bethel:

  • Find some peace at "The Artist's Cabin Retreat At Powder Ridge Overlooking Sunday River Resort". Located roughly 7 miles to the northwest of Bethel, this delightful escape has all you need for a relaxing stay, including a stovetop and towels.
  • Otherwise, create memories with your crew at "Swim, Kayak The Saco River, North Conway", which is around 30 miles to the south of Bethel. Take advantage of a playground, a smart TV and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Bethel?

If you want a simple yet stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently located in the center of town. Take a look at the following options in or near Bethel:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Clean/quiet Dwtn Apt. Ski, Hike". Book a few nights or more at this popular apartment and you'll have access to coffee and tea making facilities and free toiletries.
  • "The Sunday River At Chandler Brook Village" is another top stay, offering all you could want for a dream Bethel escape. Handy amenities here include free toiletries and pet-friendly services.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Bethel?

From funky apartments to large vacation homes, Vrbo has your whirlwind escape sorted. Here are two of our popular picks in and around Bethel:

  • If you only need to stay a couple of nights, "Private Beach, Covered Picinic Area" is a good choice. It's close to central Bethel, so you'll have easy access to all the best sights.
  • Alternatively, spend a few nights at "Ski/lake Chalet Mins To Sunrvr And N. Pond". This comfy, centrally located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Bethel?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you want to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Bethel that will get your heart racing:

  • Put on some mellow music and slow dance the nights away at "Hi - Speed Wifi, Hottub, Treasure Hunts". Around 4 miles from Bethel, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend away, including a fireplace and air conditioning.
  • Another place where you can spend a few wonderful days together is "5 Star Home - Mtn Views, Ac, Hot Tub". Around 1 mile from Bethel, a fireplace and air conditioning add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Bethel?

Check out these large group vacation rentals in or near Bethel where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • A host of amenities including a fireplace and a kitchen make "Maine Ski House - Speed Wifi, Hottub" a winner. This generous property has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 people. From the center of Bethel, it's around 4 miles away to the northwest.
  • Invite up to 12 of your closest friends to "5 Star Home - Mtn Views, Ac, Hot Tub" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 4 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the north of central Bethel. It's crammed with features to keep a large group occupied, such as a fireplace and a garden.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Bethel?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool is hands down the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Bethel and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget your flamingo floatie:

  • Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable break at "Maine Ski House - Speed Wifi, Hottub". There's a lot to love about this escape besides its pool, such as books and childrens activities.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days splashing around or just unwinding by the water at "Baby Equipped Lake House With Beach". This vacation home is also a firm favorite and comes with a nearby coin laundry, towels and more.

Don't know how to pack your bags for your Bethel escape? This appealing destination has a humid continental climate. In the summertime, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 50 ºF to 75 ºF. Scroll through our selection of Bethel vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Bethel?

A family get-together should be one to remember. Whether you're organizing some time away with the kids or a celebration with relatives, these large family vacation rentals in or near Bethel offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Get everyone together at "Maine Ski House - Speed Wifi, Hottub", which has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 14 guests. This escape is around 4 miles to the northwest of Bethel and features amenities such as childrens activities and a kitchen.
  • "5 Star Home - Mtn Views, Ac, Hot Tub" is another good option. It's about 1 mile to the north of Bethel, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 people. Useful amenities here include books and a dishwasher.

When you're ready to venture outside and explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained. Snow Falls, Rumford Falls and Hemlock Covered Bridge should be at the top of your list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Bethel?

Nothing's more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Book one of these family cabin rentals in or near Bethel and make wonderful new memories with the ones you love the most:

  • "Cabin - 2020 Hot Tub, Private 1 Acre, A" - This sought-after getaway offers cable/satellite TV services and a dishwasher and is located about 6 miles to the northeast of the center of Bethel.
  • "Gorgeous Cabin, 10 Minutes From Sunday River Central Ac Sauna+hot Tub" - Gather up the troops and spend a few days or longer at this inviting rental, which is around 1 mile to the southwest of Bethel. You'll have access to a dishwasher, a microwave oven and a great deal more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Bethel vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.