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'The River Ridge Lodge' Large Private Log home - Hot Tub - Sauna - Pool Table

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


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Hot Tub, and Sauna, Pool Table, Wood Fire Place Sleeps 16+

The River Ridge Lodge is a five-bedroom log-sided house nestled in the woods of Bethel, w/ access to the Androscoggin River. Located minutes to Sunday River's famous Sking & snow boarding and 4 miles to beautiful historic village of Bethel. Whether your hanging out on the huge deck taking in the Views of Mount Will, or lounging in the two large family rooms, hot tub, or in the sauna, this house has everything. Including a pool table, arcade machine, DVD Library, 50' Plasma TV. Summer provides kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing or canoeing the river across the street. Golf at Sunday River or classic Bethel Inn Country Club. Take a scenic drive to Conway to shop or Storyland for the kids. Stop by Frenchman Hole for a dip or head back to the house to play horse shoes. In the winter you can ice-skate, snowshoe, go sledding, cross country ski and snowmobile right from the house.

So call or email the owner now for a quote.

Click link at the bottom of the page to view owners website

Directions:: House is 4 miles from Bethel Village.

House is 7 miles to Sunday River Ski area.

House is 8 miles to Mt. Abram.

Once we receive your deposit, detailed directions will be given.

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Eric Easley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Eric Easley

Eric and Jen Easley, the homeowners, live on the North Shore of Massachusetts. They fell in love with Bethel years ago while skiing in college. It's a large challenging mountain but you also have the quaint charming village of to enjoy year round.

Eric Easley purchased this house in 2005

Why Eric Easley chose Bethel - Sunday River area

River Ridge Lodge is set up for large families or multiple family gatherings. Set back well off the road on a beautifully wooded 2 acre lot. This Lodge has everything you need to have a fun, relaxing vacation.

What makes this house unique

Our large Hot Tub is located high up on the deck with no roof so you can enjoy the stars at night. The sauna allows the ultimate relaxation after a hard day on the mountain. It has a wood burning fire place so you get that true smell, sound, and feel of a great Lodge. For fun in the house we have multiple TV's for movies and video games. The Lodge has a pool table, and 100+ game arcade machine which has all the classic games such as 'Missile Command, Galaga, Pac man, Golf, etc,.,.,.,


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

'The River Ridge Lodge' Large Private Log home - Hot Tub - Sauna - Pool Table
average rating of 4.953125 based on 64 reviews
philadelphia pa

amazing home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home for 5 days. The house was very cozy and spacious, even for a group of 15 adults there was plenty of space. The house was very clean and organized, the kitchen spacious and fully stocked. The fire place and hot tub and sauna made it for a very relaxing night after a day on the slopes. The downstairs gameroom was pots of fun with the pool table and couches to lounge around. Would go back here without a second thought. The owner was very accessible any time of the day and was a great help.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Summer Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic. I had a group of old friends meet here for a weekend getaway and we couldn't ask for more- there's ample space, a nice deck, it's quiet, and there's plenty of entertainment. What makes this lodge great is that it has room outside to have a fire, play horseshoes or just hang out, and the inside is very cozy and spacious. The owners are responsive and very nice as well. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We strive to make our home a comfortable and relaxing place for our guests to unwind and enjoy "the comforts of home" while on vacation. It was a true pleasure having you as our guests and we hope to hear from you again in the near future.
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Beautiful Mountain Home!

  • 5 of 5

Found the home to be exactly as it was described in the listing. Beautifully decorated and very secluded which was great. Really enjoyed the river across the street for a refreshing swim. Look forward to visiting again in the winter!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We work hard to maintain a beautiful and relaxing home for our guests to enjoy. We look forward to having you back as a guest in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

What a great "cabin". We spent a week with our grandson's family (3 kids: 7, 6 & 2 1/2). Family had a fantastic time! Kids enjoyed the bunk beds, game room, sitting around the camp fire and watching stars from the hot tub. We cooked in every night, kitchen has everything you could need. Great Weber Grill too, cooked steaks to perfection and slow cooked beer can chicken (yum). We took advantage of the surrounding area too: fished, went 4 wheeling and took a day trip to Storyland. Adults enjoyed sitting on the expansive deck in the morning having our coffee before the kids got up and enjoying a glass of wine on the deck in the evening recapping the days activities. We created lots of "memories" :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric and Jen are so happy to share their beautiful log home with people. It's a great place to relax and make memories with family and friends. And Bethel is a four season resort area for wonderful activities. This turn key house just makes it that much easier.
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Exceptional Property and Experience

  • 5 of 5

This property was fantastic...had everything we needed, especially with a thunderstorm heavy weekend. Great service and communication. An absolutely amazing place that won't let you down!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the beautiful review. The homeowners, Eric and Jen, work very hard to provide and exceptional experience for their guests.
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Everything we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

The River Ridge Lodge was the perfect place for our outing. Far enough off the beaten path where we felt very secluded in the Maine wilderness, but also plenty close to popular destinations in the area, such as Sunday River and some nice restaurants. The one thing we didn't get a chance to enjoy was the river walk to go check out the water, but that was just because it was hard to find reasons to leave the house. Everyone in our group had a comfortable place to sleep, and the hot tub on the outdoor deck was the perfect place to relax. All in all, some of the best parts were the nights by the fire pit enjoying each other's company. If you can get yourself a good group of friends or relatives together, the River Ridge Lodge will surely not disappoint and will leave you wanting to book your next trip up to Maine as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed our beautiful home. We certainly look forward to having you back again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Rt 26 and Int 95

The area has State and National forests, Water Falls, Androscoggin River, Sunday River Ski and Golf resort, Mount Abram, Bryant Lake, Conway Shopping, Story Land, Mt Washington, White Mountains,

Other Activities: Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Canoeing, Kayaking and Mini Golf

Golf: Sunday River Golf Resort is approx. 15 minutes by car

Bethel Inn Country club is just 5 miles from house

Ski: Sunday River is 12 minutes by car

Mt. Abram is 10 Minutes by car


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
cleaning (for 14 people) $175
Tax Rate 9.0%

* Winter Holiday rate of $900 may apply to Christmas, New Years, MLK weekend, Super Bowl weekend. and Feb. Vacation.

* Non Holiday Weekend rate is $2,100 (Thursday - Sunday night). Add a weekday night for only $350 to any weekend. Usually 3 night minimum, but please ask if you only need 2 nights.

* Summer Holiday rate of $550 may apply to Memorial Day, July, Labor Day weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Bethel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , in master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , third level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st level
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 king , Private bath
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom #4 - 1 king , or 2 twins (day bed)
    Bedroom #5 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull out couch
    Bedroom #3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , room for crib.
  • Bed Configuration and Baths. 2nd Floor - Bed #1 (1 Full & 2 twins) 2 of these are bunk style. 2nd Floor - Bed #2 (1 Queen & 1 pull out full sofa). 2nd Floor - Full Bath . Main Floor - Master Bed #3 (1 King) & a full bath in the Master (also satellite TV). Main Floor - ½ bath off living room. 1st Floor -Bed#4 Day Bed which can be (1 King or 2 twins). 1st Floor -Bed#5 (2 bunks with twins on top of fulls) 1st Floor -Full Bath. 1st Floor -living room pull out couch which is a full. * All of the rooms are a good size and at least three of the bedrooms (bedroom #‘s 1, 2, and 3) have plenty of room for a pack and play which is located in the closet of the bedroom on the third floor (the one over the master bedroom).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Note: Overcrowding is not allowed, this property is designed to appeal to a large family gathering, or 3 to 4 couples with kids. You must fit this description or the house will not be rented to you. Also, we reserve the right to check on your occupancy at our discretion.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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