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Hobbit Hole Playhouse, Kids Treasure Hunt, A/C, hot tub, pub, fire pit, foosball

Paula Easley

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Paula Easley

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015
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Hobbit Hole Playhouse, Kids Treasure Hunt, A/C, hot tub, pub, fire pit, foosball

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Newry Chalet Rental Photos and Description

5 bdrms & 3.5 bath = 10 Adults + 8 kids-kitchen seats 18 for meals and games.

New in May 2015...

for Hobbit Fans and 'kids' of all ages, the Hobbit Playhouse will be something that you have never seen before. It was assembled on-site by Wooden-Wonders of Unity Maine. It has hard wood floors and two windows so playing and hanging out in it should be comfortable all summer long.

We hope our 'littlest' guests, and those with huge imaginations, will love the idea of a Hobbit Hole and have hours of imaginative play time in it.

For more photos and details, please see our own site:


• The Maine Ski House does sleep 18 in beds, but 6 of the beds are twin bunks and 4 of them are upper bunks.

• Therefore, we request the maximum adults staying are 12 and the children can be any number, as long as the total number of people does not exceed 18.

At THE MAINE SKI HOUSE we try to offer something to keep everyone happy:


• Horseshoe Pit and Fire Pit: In July 2014 we built a Horseshoe Pit and Fire Pit, which have been great additions to the outdoor space. There is nothing like sitting around a fire on a chilly summer or fall night, making S'Mores, and watching a competitive game of Horseshoes.

• 7 Adirondack chairs around the fire pit

• Deck: We have a large second story deck that has enough space for people to be doing different things but still all be able to chat and socialize:

• 6 person round hot tub

• gas grille

• 6 Adirondack chairs

• Child sized picnic table

• Two-person wooden swing


• We have an unusual feature that you will not find at most houses: an IN-HOUSE TREASURE HUNT for kids of all ages- literally! Join in the fun, or just watch as the participants go room to room for answers to over 20 questions. The completed answers lead them to a hidden treasure chest full of surprises and treats.

• The open KITCHEN/LIVING/DINING areas can keep everyone together for meals, socializing, and game playing. The island seats 4 and the pub-height table seats 14. The well equipped kitchen is a cooks dream as there are ample supplies and prep areas for several people to help. There is a ton of cabinet storage, a pantry with slide-out shelves, an extra fridge in the pub, and a beverage fridge by the coffee center. We also have a gas GE Cooktop with a center griddle for pancakes, a Kitchen-Aid mixer, a hot-air popcorn popper, a 3-pot fondue pot, and a chocolate fountain, and plenty of pretty bowls, platters, containers for amazing meals cooked by the 'chefs' in your group.

•The THREE CUB PUB, in the basement level, will keep you feeling like you are in your very own pub and wondering if you ever have to leave the house at night. It has two flat screen TV’s for game-viewing from every angle. There is a sink, seating for 6, and a Jimmy Buffet Margarita Maker which also makes perfect slushies for kids!


• Wii on its own TV

• Xbox 360 on its own TV

• 55” TV for watching one of our 120+ movies or TV or the internet

• Foosball game

• Classic 1980’s Arcade game has 60 classic games such as PAC MAN and Galaga

• Board games such as Apples to Apples, Cranium, Clue, Scrabble

•For small children: a train table with wooden trains and tracks, a log-home furnished doll house, IKEA children's table and chairs, some toys and books

for young children

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paula Easley (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015

About Paula Easley

We met while students at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1989, and married few years later. We had three children and when they were 1, 3, and 5 we started traveling 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 cared! After our long weekends, we were completely exhausted, our stomachs ached from laughing, and someone usually ended up at the doctor on Tuesday. The time we spent together sitting and talking, eating, cooking, cleaning, game playing, sipping coffee in the morning and drinks at night, hiking up mountains to exhaust the kids so they would go to bed early... was SO FUN, the price of complete exhaustion afterwards was well worth it.

Over the 14 years of our annual tradition, we rented in Southern VT and Newry and 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'. We have been renting homes between FL and New England since '97. We like to say between all of those rentals, we have seen it all. We 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 action. We guide you through the process of renting, tell you as much as we can before you arrive, but then give you your privacy once you have arrived. We know a trip to a rental home takes a lot of planning and money. You will see in our reviews, we try to make the experience in our home all that it should be: a relaxing, comfortable and fun visit to the beautiful Sunday River area.

We hope you will stay with us and experience The Maine Ski House for yourself. Your friends and family will thank you for booking with us!

Paula Easley purchased this chalet in 2010

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 and 2 miles from the South Ridge Lodge! The foundation was in but no walls were up yet. We modified the developer's plan (we lost count of how many times) to make their beautiful design into a great rental: we made the kitchen open and 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 especially love the Welcome Packet we send and 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 will stay with us soon...

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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Hobbit Hole Playhouse, Kids Treasure Hunt, A/C, hot tub, pub, fire pit, foosball
average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews

Perfect place for a family ski get away!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed many places both winter and summer rentals. The Maine Ski House exceeded any expectations we had! Clean, spacious and beautiful! Everything about the house was absolutely perfect! We will be rebooking next year ! Can't wait!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Cape Cod, MA


  • 5 of 5

I've rented many vacation homes over the years and can honestly say that The Maine Ski House was the best vacation rental experience I have ever had. The communication far exceeded expectations. Paula was incredibly responsive and provided a great deal of information and helpful tips. The home is spectacular, it is spotless and beautifully appointed and unique. It has every comfort of home and then some, with special features including the game room, hot tub, bar and treasure hunt. It's located in a beautiful development only 3 minutes from Sunday River. The home and rental experience was perfect from start to finish. I cannot wait to go back!!

Long story short, I could not more highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing!! The house had everything we could have asked for with all the comforts of home! We will surely be going back. We had 5 kids and 5 adults there was something for everyone the house was warm, inviting and very comfortable the location was PERFECT!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

We had an amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

They say location location location is everything when it comes to properties, and this house most definitely has the location - and to top it all, there is a great pub at the end of the road. There were 8 adults and 10 children in our party, for a skiing trip in the Feb vacation last year - we all had such a fantastic time, we have just booked to go back next February - there can't be a better recommendation than that! Please be warned though, that the road leading up to the house is very steep, as is the driveway, and one of our party had trouble driving up, as she didn't have a 4 wheel drive car. Paula responded immediately to my call, and the road and driveway was ploughed and gritted very quickly. She is a pleasure to work with, always prompt and concise with her emails.

The house itself is very well equipped, you will want for nothing. The kids particularly liked all the games and videos downstairs, and the adults enjoyed the bar there too! The hot tub was also a favourite, to soothe our tired legs after a day skiing. We loved the fact that it is just outside the sliding door to the lounge, so we can cook in the kitchen and still watch the kids in there. The base of the mountain is literally less than 4 minutes drive away, again such a great location, to be able to get on the slopes before the crowds, for the best skiing.

I would highly recommend renting this house, there is so much attention to detail, ensuring you enjoy every minute of your stay - we can't wait to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing Home Families w/kids & Adventure seekers

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Maine ski house and thoroughly enjoyed our visit! This house was close to everything and Bethel was just down the street from us. Paula was great and had tons of information on sites nearby and instructions for inside the house. Any time I asked for additional info Paula was there to provide help or recommendations on what to do.

We had quite a few kids and they loved the treasure hunt organized by the owners! A great way to start the trip. The downstairs game room also worked well to our advantage as the kids never wanted to leave the home!

The kitchen had everything we could possibly need and more. We cooked a few meals at home and had no issues with utensils or other appliances. The back deck is perfect for doing a BBQ. At dinner time, it was really nice to sit around the large dining table with the group. The kitchen and living room space was probably our favorite space in the home with the vaulted ceilings.

We really liked the fact that we were close to many activities such as kayaking/canoeing, horseback riding, and Sunday river resort. We normally come up to Sunday river in the winters but there is a ton of stuff you can do at the resort at the Summer. We were able to zipline, mountain bike, and also ride up the lifts just to take in the scenery. A great place for a summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect summer getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I were traveling from the southwest to visit family this summer and stayed here for the week. Everything about our stay was amazing. The house itself has been beautifully designed and prepped for renters with literally every detail in mind and was immaculately clean upon our arrival. When you're on vacation, nothing beats being able to wake up in the morning sans alarm and sip coffee from the porch swing, get into a good book from an Adirondack chair, put together big meals in the fully stocked kitchen (we took advantage of an awesome natural food store 5 minutes down the road called The Good Food Store...which also caters!) and sit down for dinner around the huge dining table before spending the rest of the night hanging out by fire pit and star gazing from the hot tub.

Along with some R&R, our group really wanted to soak up the perfect summer temps (low to mid 70s!) with some outdoor adventure, so we were thrilled to find so many options at our finger tips (i.e. 5-15 minutes away). In just a few days we hiked through Grafton Notch State Park, tubed/kayaked down the Bear River, picnicked alongside some beautiful waterfalls (Step Falls, Screw Auger Falls) and even did a little cliff jumping at Frenchman's Hole. On our next stay here, we plan to also try out the zipline and downhill mountain biking at Sunday River. We'll definitely be back AND recommending the Maine Ski House to family/friends. There's no better way to experience Maine's motto: the way life should be!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Matterhorn Ski Bar
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Sunday River Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Matterhorn Ski Bar
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Sunday River
Car: necessary

The house is on a wooded lot on 1 full acre of land. It is located on the edge of Barker Mountain so as you drive up our road, you can see the trails of Sunday River's 'White Heat'. At night, you can see the snowcats grooming the trails and you feel as though you are in the middle of the activity, but yet secluded as our neighborhood is very quiet. We are located in the neighborhood behind infamous Matterhorn Ski Bar, for those who are familiar with the area.

In the summer months, we typically have a constant breeze flowing through the house and it can really feel like a tree house as you look out at the tree tops off of the deck. If you do need to cool off from the heat, we are just minutes away from The Artists Covered Bridge, Screw Auger Falls or Mother Walker Falls. We highly recommend checking out these places because they are not only fun, but stunningly beautiful. We do think the most fun we've had in the summer is when we have gone Lazy River Tubing on The Androscoggin River with Bethel Outdoor Adventure. ( It is hours of relaxing old fashioned fun! You can picnic along the edge of one of the little islands. You will feel as though you've stepped back in time as there are minimal signs of modern day life for most of the ride down river.


Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Newry Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer and early Fall
May 25 2015 - Oct 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
Peak Foliage
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Day Weekend 2015
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 12 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
Early Ski Season
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
New Years 2015
Dec 30 2015 - Jan 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
Regular Ski Season
Jan 3 2016 - Jan 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend 2016
Jan 15 2016 - Jan 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Regular Ski Season
Jan 18 2016 - Feb 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Weekend
Feb 12 2016 - Feb 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
February Vacation
Feb 15 2016 - Feb 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
NH Vacation
Feb 21 2016 - Feb 27 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160.00
Property Damage Protection $79.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes *Check-in is 4pm and Check-out 11am, but we do everything possible to get you in as quickly as we can and let you stay late if the cleaning companies schedule allows for that.
*The house does sleep 18 in beds, but that is 10 adults maximum and the remainder are children.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Newry Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder room - main floor - toilet
    Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Walk out basement - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms have beautiful glass bowl sinks. We provide all towels, white, as well as labeled clips so each person can keep 'track' of their own towel. This hopefully decreases the amount of laundry and assures people they are using their own towel. We do provide shampoo/conditioner/body wash/toilet paper for your convenience. There is also a hair dryer in every bathroom that has a shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • The White Cap Room - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    The Spruce Room (Master) - 1 king , Sleeps 2 with private bathroom and tub, sliders to deck.
    The Barker Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , sleeps 4- one queen bed with a twin bunk set
    The Locke Room - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , sleeps 5, queen with twin loft 'L' over it and twin bunk set
    The Aurora Room - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , sleeps 5: one full bed & one full bed with twin bunk over it
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Separate Wii & Xbox360 areas with dedicated 32'' HD LED TVs. Total of 9 HD LED TVs: 4 receiving high definition and 3 receiving standard definition.

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