This was our first time using Homeaway to rent a vacation property. I'm not sure I'll be able to do it again because the Stacey & Brad have set the bar so high!
We arrived very late (after midnight) on Thursday evening. Stacey told us not to worry. She'd leave the lights on. After a 4 hour drive we walked into the most relaxing hotel/motel/vacation situation I've ever experienced. It was like turn-down service at a 5 star luxury hotel (maybe even better). The room was lit with battery operated candles, the gas fireplace was roaring, the satelitte radio was set to "coffee-house". It couldn't have been any more relaxing after an intense car-ride.
We were all amazed by how neat, clean, and idyllic "the barn" was kept. Every detail from the linens and bedding to the photos and decorations on the walls and tables was perfectly appointed. When away on a vacation the whole point is to relax and the flow of the rooms and colors made you do just that.
When I awoke the next morning I poured myself a cup of coffee from the keurig machine (starbucks was made available), sat in the leather club chair and took in the sights and sounds of the high ceilings, the scent of the rough cut pine finishes, and gazed out into the backyard. I told my wife I could just sit here all day as opposed to leaving for the skiing!
We stayed with our two daughters (7 & 9 years old). The loft was perfect for them. They absolutely loved it. There was plenty of room for all of us to to relax after a few long days of skiing.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone traveling as a couple for a long weekend or even to a family of four.
The kitchen area had everything we needed for a long weekend. Small refrigerator to keep drinks and snacks cold, keurig coffee maker, toaster oven for bagels and muffins, and toaster as well. It was perfect for quick breakfasts before heading to Sunday River and great for apres ski apps and snacks before bed.
The location was great. It was about 10-15 minutes drive to South Ridge Lodge at Sunday river and a bit quicker to downtown Bethel where we ate dinner each night.
Again, we couldn't be happier with this rental and the service of the owners. Great people and a great home! Thanks again for having us!