|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Perched high upon the beautiful Sunday River, Maine's Powder Ridge, The Eagle's Nest is one of two spectacular luxury condo units, which comprise The Heights. Nestled in the beautiful and peaceful environs of Maine's vast forest with a magnificent view of Sunday River and its surrounding mountains and valleys, The Eagle's Nest offers its guests a thoroughly untainted and relaxing break from the hectic pace of everyday life. It is the perfect spot for two families vacationing together. The Eagle's Nest is a centrally air-conditioned 4000 square foot multi-level unit, uniquely designed for two vacationing families as it is equipped with three large Master Bedroom Suites, one with its own Private Balcony. The first floor houses the game room, complete with slate pool table, wet bar and an enormous outdoor eight-man hot tub, perfect for stargazing and watching the fireworks from Sunday River on Saturday nights.
Added Details:: There is also a cozy nook with a gas fireplace and 65' color TV to watch your favorite movie or sports team. There are two full baths on this level and one four-bed bunkroom. The laundry room is also located here.
On the next floor, the main floor, is located a state-of-the-art kitchen, dining room, and living room, all combined in a large open area floor plan with a huge stone fireplace and cathedral ceilings. There is also a huge deck just outside this living area.
Outside, we just completed an enormous deck which is the stepping stone to the beautiful new in-ground heated swimming pool and pool house.
Amenities:: We have almost every amenity available! For sleeping accommodations, there are 3 master King Suites with private baths and luxury linens There is an enormous game room with a regulation size pool table and a Huge 65' HDTVs with surround sound system. We have central air-conditioning, a stone fireplaces with plenty of firewood, a gas fireplace, and a private 8-man hot tub.
In each kitchen, we have a dishwasher, an ice-making refrigerator, a coffee-maker, stove with oven, microwave, and all the dishes and pots and pans you could use! Downstairs, there is a washer and dryer, with an iron and board. We have a large Bose stereo with CD player for use indoors or out at the pool. Microsoft X-Box in each unit. Wireless DSL Internet throughout the house and a Pentium 4 Computer on the Bobcat's side. There are mountain bikes, kayaks and canoes at your disposal. Bed linens and towels are provided.
The Great Outdoors!: During the warmer months, kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, and biking are available. Rent an ATV and go exploring with a guided tour or on your own. Fishing Trips and supplies are available. Go horseback riding, or on a carriage ride. Or moose and animal viewing. Relax and go to the movies. Available for your use at the house will be kayaks, mountain bikes, snowshoes, sleds, and snow tubes. Nearby are a miniature golf course, a huge water slide, shops in historic Bethel, and many restaurants and nights spots.
A great way to see western Maine is by throwing on a pair of hiking boots and just walking out the front door. One of the best spots is Grafton Notch State Park, located along the Maine-New Hampshire border, just minutes away from The Heights. The most famous footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail, passes through the park on the way to its finish in Mt. Katahdin. Throughout the park you will see waterfalls, caves, and incredible mountain vistas.
Dear Susan and Arthur,
Thanks so much for the use of your beautiful home. We had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable vacation. The kids had a breakthrough week skiing and by the end we were skiing the whole mountain!
Hope to return next year!
We wanted to tell you how much we loved staying at your home in Maine. The accommodations were wonderful and the scenery beautiful. What a peaceful way to wake up every morning and see the magnificent view. You couldn't help but relax, which is what we all needed. Your home was so warm and inviting and you had everything we could possibly need. You are always a little nervous when you pick a place to stay in an area where you have never been before, but you helped alleviate those concerns. Thanks for all of your help as we asked questions upfront, coordinated the stay with us, provided information, and even Arthur's call on Friday night to make sure we had everything our first day there. It was a pleasure. We are definitely fans of Maine now.
Thank you so much for helping make our trip so special.
Jillane, Nicole, Marie, and Lenora
We and three other families rented The Heights, which is comprised of the Eagle's Nest and another unit. The home was absolutely beautiful, as accurately depicted in the online photos. All 17 of us - 8 adults, 9 kids - fit easily, and we could even have added another family of four. The kitchens were well stocked with dinnerware, utensils, cookware, and appliances. The theater room functioned properly and comfortably fit all the kids at once. The pool and poolhouse were wonderful - too bad it never felt so warm that we needed to escape to the poolhouse.
Gourmet in a Pinch was a real highlight for us. The owner recommended them, and she was right. They cooked a Mexican Fiesta one night, and lobster dinner another. The food was fabulous, reasonably priced, and the luxury of not having to cook or clean was a real treat. The owner, Paul, was charming and clearly passionate about his work. Bravo!
The area of Bethel/Sunday River was gorgeous, with scenic mountain views, drives and hikes. The activities were nearby and plentiful, including white water rafting, swimming holes, golf, ziplines, hikes, and even some shopping in Conway on a rainy day. Plan dining and activities carefully because the resort is winter-focused, and some places close completely or for part of each week.
The owner, Susan, couldn't have been more gracious and helpful before and during our stay. Like any large, rental at the end of a busy season, there were a few minor items that I'm sure she'll attend to - one hot tub was out of order and none of us could get the sauna turned on. Those were minor compared to the overall excellent experience. We would highly recommend it,, and would happily return there in the future.
Our stay here was absolutely incredible. The home owners were very gracious and welcoming. The house is the perfect location for a relaxing retreat from the hill. The hot tub was great especially the first night when it was -27 C (-16.6 F) ... We didn't use the theatre or even turn on a TV .... Hit the slopes all day .... Relaxed by the fireplace in the night with wine, beer, and appies .... We brought a lot of food with us but next year when we return I would really recommend ordering your food from "Gourmet in a Pinch" ... A local catering business that has great food and even better prices.
Overall, we loved this place and are planning on returning every year for a week.
For the ultimate in decadence, this beautiful home fulfills its promise. All amenities meet or exceed the advertising, from the comfortable master bedrooms to the movie theater screening room to the wine and chocolate welcome basket. The house was clean and the drive snowplowed early. The owners and local caretakers were responsive and friendly. The kitchen is well equipped. The only challenge is the operation of multiple remote controls for the many televisions.
Sorry for the delay in this "Thank you" note. What a
special time we had at your home at Sunday River.
The house is beautiful, and was ideal for us, our
"adult kids" and grandchildren! Although skiing our
first full day was nixed by the -10F temps, the rest
of the weekend was perfect...the home-theatre, hot
tub and views were B-E-Y-O-N-D. I will be in
touch for a return visit.
The Sunday River/Bethel area offers a vacationer many options for outdoor activities. Included is, of course, some of the Northeast's best snowboarding, snow tubing, and skiing, both downhill and cross-country, as well as ice-skating, snow shoeing, sledding, dog sledding, sleigh rides and skimobiling.
During the summer months, kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, and biking are available. The Sunday River Golf Course with design by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. will become one of your favorite destinations when it opens in the Summer of 2004. Rent an ATV and go exploring with a guided tour or on your own. Fishing Trips and supplies are available. Go horseback riding, or on a carriage ride. Or moose and animal viewing. Relax and go to the movies. Available for your use at the house will be kayaks, mountain bikes, snowshoes, sleds, and snow tubes. Nearby are a miniature golf course, a huge water slide, shops in historic Bethel, and many restaurants and nights spots.
Golf: The Sunday River Golf Course with design by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. will become one of your favorite destinations when you visit. Just a short drive away from the doorstep of The Heights, it is already one of the most beautiful courses in the Northeast.
There are also many other spectacular golf courses in this area. The Bethel Inn offers one of the most popular courses in the United States. However, there are so many choices available, one could visit a different golf course every day of a week's vacation and never play on the same course.
Ski: The Sunday River/Bethel area offers a vacationer many options for outdoor activities. Included is, of course, some of the Northeast's best snowboarding, snow tubing, and skiing, both downhill and cross-country, as well as ice-skating, snow shoeing, sledding, dog sledding, sleigh rides and skimobiling.
The Sunday River Ski Resort, located about 2 miles from the front door of The Heights, has over 120 trails that connect eight different mountain peaks and has runs for every taste and ability. Snowboarders have 4 different terrain parks, including a super pipe and a half pipe. The Sunday River Learn-To-Ski Program is designed to get even the most beginner of skiers or boarders up and moving.
|Cleaning||$200 + Tax|
Winter Holiday Period
(Christmas, New Years, February School Vacation):
$500 Security deposit