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Luxury Historic Home With 8 Bedrooms, Snowmobiling, Hot Tub, Skiing, Golf

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


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4600 Square Feet With 8 Bedrooms, 8 Baths Near Bethel Village

Located in the historic town of Bethel, the Thaddeus Twitchell House is one of the areas most beautifully restored landmark homes. Originally built in 1813, the home has undergone a series of renovations to create its current luxury accommodations.

Situated halfway between Historic Bethel Village and Sunday River Ski Resort, the house is located on the Mountain Explorer route, a free service that transports residents and visitors to and from the Sunday River resort and Bethel Village every half-hour all winter long. Nearby, several notable restaurants and family-friendly activities can be found.

This home is also located on the Snowmobiling Trails in Maine, offering unlimited access to the network throughout New England and Canada.

This 4600 square foot home has central air-conditioning and features a brand new stainless-applianced kitchen, a spacious dining room, a gorgeous living room with fireplace, seven bedrooms each with a private bath, including a spacious grand master bedroom suite, plus one additional bedroom. The property is situated on four acres and has beautifully maintained perennial gardens.

During the spring, summer and fall months, the house is dedicated to the wedding venue of the 1888 Wedding Barn, an exceptionally beautiful wedding ceremony and reception site. In the house, the luxurious and spacious bridal master suite will help every bride prepare for her wedding as well as serve as a lovely respite after the celebrations of the day.

During the late fall and winter months, the home serves as a retreat for the skiers and snowboarders who enjoy partaking of the sunday river ski resort amenities.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Susan Murphy at Sunday River Rental
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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based on 3 traveler reviews

Luxury Historic Home With 8 Bedrooms, Snowmobiling, Hot Tub, Skiing, Golf
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful wedding weekend at the Twitchell House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Twitchell House with our families for our wedding at the 1888 Barn last month. Our families were so impressed with their accommodations! The house is huge! The house was spotless when we arrived and equipped with everything we needed for the weekend. Being a historic property, the house has lots of charm. Combined with high-end amenities like a wine fridge, professional range, and a hot tub, the house is a very comfortable place to stay!

All of our guests enjoyed their spacious rooms and private bathrooms. The bridal suite was beautiful and offered ample space for my bridal party to get ready the day of the wedding. We had such a wonderful weekend at the Twitchell House. It was the perfect place for our family and friends to gather during our wedding weekend.

Susan and Arthur, thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all your kind words! Congratulations to the bride and groom... and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Susan and Arthur
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Absolute Perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked this house for our wedding weekend and we could not have asked for a more perfect spot/house. We have a very large family and filled every room in the house. The house was very spacious so no one felt like they were on top of each other. With 7 nieces and nephews with ages ranging from 1.5 – 9 years old there was plenty of room and plenty to do for everyone. The kitchen is an absolute dream. We had a pot-luck style dinner and we had everything we needed at our fingertips. We got married in the barn next door and I cannot begin to tell the stress it relieved staying RIGHT next door. I dealt with Susan via e-mail booking the house and working out details when it became closer to our arrival. She was amazing to deal with. She accommodated our request to check into the house early and answered any other questions/requests we had. We were met with a wonderful woman when we checked into the house and was kind enough to show us around and where everything was that we may need. She also provided her contact information in case we ran into any issues. Arthur stopped on Sunday to introduce himself and give us a little history on the house. It was a joy to meet him. Thank you so much for providing us with such a beautiful and accommodating home. You can be sure we will be back, if not to this property, definitely one of your other properties.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations and Best Wishes! We are so happy that your wedding weekend was so wonderful! Warm regards, Arthur and Susan
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Sunday river st. Patricks weekend ski trip!

  • 5 of 5

Our group was impressed at how many rooms and bathrooms there are, we loved the large kitchen flooded with light and lots of counter space , the dinning room was enormous , the living room was a warm space with large sectional and a fire place great place to gather after a long day of skiing .

We love the location, we could walk to two bars, gas station/liqueur store , BBQ road side rib truck ( amazing by the way , try the brisket sandwich),

Dealing with the owners was an easy process and extremely accommodating , our group has rented the heights and the timber ridge homes and both more amazing than the next!!!

Can't wait to go back it's what a vacation should be . Thanks Murphy's !

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for your lovely comments. The Thaddeus Twitchell house is large and inviting and the area of Bethel is fun with plenty to do and a good variety of places to eat and drink. The location has many options that do not require a car to get around. I am wondering if you decided to take the Mountain Explorer to go to the Sunday River Ski area.... We look forward to your group returning for another fun vacation weekend! Our best, Susan and Arthur
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sunday River Ski Resort
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Bethel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Vacation
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
February School Vacation
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Feb 27 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 2 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Christmas Holiday week, February School Vacation, Thanksgiving
$1000 per night

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Bethel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , en suite bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , en suite bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , en suite bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , en suite bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , en suite bath
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , en suite bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing

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