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Family Friendly With Cedar Log Cabin Sauna

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms Plus A Bunk Room Minutes To Sunday River

Great house for family fun and group gatherings. The bear lodge has a large picnic style table that can host 10 people- great for dining, games and conversation.

The living room has a central fireplace and an adjacent great room with heated floor and large leather sectional couch, flat screen with satellite tv, DVD, iPod to Bose speakers.

Two baths with shower and tub, laundry, and utility room for tuning skis make this house fully functional.

Bedroom arrangements:

upstairs - 1 bedroom with a full bed and a twin with a trundle ( sleeps 4), the other with a queen, full, and a twin with a trundle ( sleeps 6)

Basement 1 bedroom with a full bed , separate bunk room with 4 bunks.

More Details

Patrick Kelley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

About Patrick Kelley

The Bear Lodge was built in 1992 by the 3 Partners of Bear Lodge: Dan Legere, Fran Loranger and Patrick Kelley. We all wanted a place to call our own on weekends to enjoy those epic ski days when it is difficult to get to Sunday River Ski Resort from our homes spread all over the Northeast! Being 5 to 10 minutes away helps us enjoy our passion of making tracks on fresh snow! And now we've grown to 10 and we have great stories to share in the years to come. Bear River flows along 3 acres of woods and delivers new sand each spring which creating our own secluded beach out back and lending itself to exploring, fishing and easy day hikes with your little tykes.

Sporting a wrap around deck and sleeping 14, it's also a great weekend getaway for friends - old and new!

Patrick Kelley purchased this lodge in 1992

Why Patrick Kelley chose Bethel - Sunday River area

The Bear Lodge is the only rental in the area with a cedar log cabin sauna just a couple of steps from the back door. The spacious family room offers an air drying rack system for boots-ski and hiking alike-and a radiant floor providing year-round warmth, convenience and comfort.


Newry Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Upstairs front - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , one of the twin beds is a trundle
    Upstairs rear - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , one of the twins is a trundle
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double , The Private Bedroom!
  • 3 bedrooms and a bunkroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The house has a Ski boot drying system that dries 8 pairs of boots at once.

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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly With Cedar Log Cabin Sauna
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Ideal spot for a ski getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of friends and family stay at the house over President's Day weekend and had a wonderful time! The house comfortably fit everyone with room to spare. The large kitchen and couch areas were perfect for relaxing after skiing. The huge highlight was the sauna. After a long day on the mountain, it was the best way to relax. The house is close to Sunday River Mountain with several restaurants, bars and breweries nearby. I can't recommend this house enough.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot for a bigger group. We had 13 people & it accommodated as advertised. Easy to deal with.

  • 5 of 5

We didn't have great weather but the space was great & had more on hand than anticipated. The stream was a nice little perk even though the weather didn't cooperate.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Rental Property!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Bear Lodge for the July 24, 2016 Tough Mountain Challenge weekend and had a great time.The house is in perfect condition and in a great location. Although we didn't use the banya, we could see that it would be a great place to relax after a day of skiing. The house is spacious and has everything that you would need. The property is private and the owners are easy to work with. Will definitely rent again when back in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I rented the Bear Lodge for 4th of July and it was great! The house is in perfect condition and in a great location. Coming from Boston, the drive was a little exhausting but it was definitely worth the trip! The river is good for a nice dip too!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting for a ski weekend just about every year for the last five years. Each year, there's always someone new in the group, and consistenly they are blown away even though they've heard about it. The banya is great, the house is spacious and has just what you need, the property is private and the owners are easy to work with. Perfect for groups of friends or big families.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Right

  • 4 of 5

Despite being snowless at Sunday river my group had a hell of a time. We forged the river via canoe to find a lovely hike on snowmobile tracks, we climbed to the rocks on a mountain that the large living room window presented us with, we brought poker chips but there were more which allowed even more of the "family" to gamble, we rung in the New Year listening, watching and dancing to the Talking Heads on the entertainment system, and we went a saunaing. Oh did we sauna. So much joy was experienced and the property was well maintained and had a very homey feel. I would recommend to anyone who likes fun.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Portland International jetport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Sunday River Brew Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sunday River Golf Club
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Amtrack - Portland
Nearest Motorway
RT 26
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sunday River Brew Pub
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sunday River Ski Resort


Rates & Availability

Newry Lodge Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

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