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The Artist's Cabin Retreat at Powder Ridge Overlooking Sunday River Resort

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 'cabin' that sleeps 11 with incredible views of Sunday River Resort

Only a 5 minute drive to Sunday River Resort's South Ridge Lodge, this brand new log sided 'cabin' is located in the very upscale neighborhood of Powder Ridge in Newry, Maine. The entire front of the house is glass and displays three levels of spectacular views of all eight peaks of Sunday River Resort. Completed mid-December 2013, it boasts over 1500 square feet of living space spread out over three floors. This two bedroom, two full bath with a loft vacation rental enjoys a mix of modern facilities combined with antiques and rustic high-end decor. The comforts of home include all brand new amenities such as: WI-FI, two flat screen TV's, Directv cable, DVD player with movies, stereo system with in-ceiling speakers, pillowtop mattresses, two sitting areas facing the mountains (one with a woodstove), a full kitchen complete with dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, microwave, KEURIG Brewing System and two new charming full bathrooms decorated in Rustic Moose and Bear style . It even has a washer and dryer for use by guests.

This is an all year round property to be enjoyed fully in each season. You will find downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating and tubing in the winter, all within 2 miles of the property. Golfing at the prestigious Sunday River Golf Club is only 5 miles down the road while the Bethel Inn & Country Club course can be found in downtown Bethel, 7 miles in the other direction. Hiking in this area of Western Maine is a real treat with many trailheads located at spots like Grafton and Evans Notch State Parks.

If you are coming to the area for one of the many unique WEDDINGS held every year, why not make it a family vacation and explore all there is to see and do.

Go swimming at the 'S' or Frenchman's, both on the very rural end of Sunday Road, take a chair lift ride to see the unbelievable fall colors, try your hand at The Tough Mountain Challenge or The National Wife Carrying Championship. Or just sit back by the WOODSTOVE in the lower level family room, kick off your shoes, have a glass of wine, pet your dog and watch the stars and the weekly FIREWORKS display.

There truly is something to be enjoyed by everyone!

Have a SMALLER party? Try our sister property, 'The Artist's Studio at Powder Ridge'. It is perfect for a small family or couple and of course, you can bring the family PET!

More Details

Owner
Wendy or Gary Polonski
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Wendy or Gary Polonski

Gary and Wendy Polonski raised their two daughters on the South Shore near Boston and spent 16 years driving up for weekly ski and hiking vacations at Sunday River Resort. Once the girls were off to college, they sold their home in Hingham, MA and made the permanent move to their present home in Newry, Maine. Gary is a trained painter and sculptor and built their sister property, The Artist's Studio, for him to work and display his art. Along the way, they discovered a passion for sharing their slice of heaven with guests through Homeaway.

Wendy or Gary Polonski purchased this house in 2013

Why Wendy or Gary Polonski chose Bethel - Sunday River area

With the wild success of entertaining guests at The Artist's Studio at Powder Ridge, Gary and Wendy decided to purchase the property just below their main home and build a brand new smaller log-sided house to expand their experience. This property boasts the same amazing views and is being rented with their same philosophy of a higher-end rental for an incredibly reasonable price. All while being able to bring the family

pet(s).

What makes this house unique

The 'Cabin' is decorated with many of the same fine details as The Artist's Studio, especially original paintings by Gary Polonski. Much of the furniture has been created and built by Gary and Wendy, being made from trees taken directly off the property. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and uniquely created for each bedroom, loft, living room and dining area. Partnered with beautiful quilts and materials, and Gary's one-of-a-kind original paintings, you will find the decor a treat to your senses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wendy & Gary,

What a great get away spot you have created at the cabin. Warm, charming and so convenient to the mountain. You have every detail taken care of from the coffee cake (what a nice gesture - the kids loved it!) to keeping us on track even during the storm outage. Thanks for everything! It could not have been better - we had a blast!
Dec 2016
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Amenities

Newry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No fireworks are allowed at any time. Guests will forfeit their Damage Deposit should this not be adhered to.
  • No smoking is allowed inside the cabin
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Brand new spaces decorated with charming rustic lights/mirrors, shower curtains and towel bars. Completed with colorful towels and rugs and plenty of space to stash personal items. Guests are generously supplied with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap and paper goods.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • First Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , Multiple families can have their own bedroom and bath areas
    Second Floor Loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Another private sleeping area for couples and/or kids
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 queen , Lower level bedroom is near the woodstove and it's own bath
    Lower Level Bunk Area - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Private bunk area gives everyone a space of their own!
  • You will find brand new pillowtop queen mattresses in each beautifully appointed bedroom and the loft. The headboards and benches were uniquely designed and created for each space, using wood from the property. Rustic wildlife quilts add a wonderful splash of color and all furnishings were lovingly picked to enhance the decor. New in 2017, The custom bunk area has a full bed on the bottom and a twin on top. All NEW quality mattresses. A great space to give the kids and/or that extra couple a space of their own. All sleeping areas boast NEW pillows, rustic flannel sheets in the colder months and rustic themed sheets in the warmer months. Please, NO PETS on the quilts and comforters!!!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
This charming setting provides acres of private space for your vacation in all seasons. There is a wonderful deck with a grill and adirondack chairs for relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet while taking in the view. Your children and pets will enjoy romping around through the woods while being safely away from cars. During Winter season 4-wheel or All-wheel drive cars are recommended.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(89 traveler reviews)

The Artist's Cabin Retreat at Powder Ridge Overlooking Sunday River Resort
average rating of 4.955056 based on 97 reviews
5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The second visit to the cabin was better than the first..if that is possible..just came back from a special weekend..my son was married at Skiesta..up the road. My daughter and family, my husband and I stayed here, which gave us quick access to the venue..the cabin and view are spectacular..beautifully maintained compared to

others in the area...Wendy and Gary are so flexible and even stored some items for us prior to the wedding... my grandson wants to buy the cabin 😉? But we will have to settle for return visits..thanx so much!! Our weekend was perfect..

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Close to everything but removed enough for great views!

  • 5 of 5

A great retreat that was perfect for a birthday celebration and Easter getaway. The views from the home are really something. The south west facing deck made a perfect spot for apres ski relaxation and soaking up sunshine!

The cabin is clean, bright and warm with lots of glass and wood and very comfortable furniture. Our very attentive and available hosts thought of everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA
4

Great place for a ski weekend away

  • 4 of 5

We loved the artist cabin! Very cozy for our group and we enjoyed the views, amenities and responsiveness of the host. I will definitely look to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing cabin and views to match!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a pet-friendly rental near Sunday River for an impromptu spring ski trip. We could not have been more pleased with our time at the Artist's Cabin! Wendy and Gary were incredibly responsive and we had our stay booked quickly and easy. They sent all of the important information we needed (directions, detailed description of the amenities) immediately which made everything so easy. On arrival, we were greeted with fresh-baked cookies and a gorgeous cabin. Every detail was considered when appointing this cabin. The kitchen was well-stocked, the beds and bedding were high quality, there was even shampoo and everything ready in the showers. We were constantly marveling at how beautiful everything was (and the owners art is no exception). The location is wonderful and was very convenient to Sunday River and nearby restaurants. We were so happy that we asked to extend our stay by one more day! Again, our hosts were again responsive and happy to help. Even when we had questions about the lights, they were quick to help.

Our dog loved watching the woods from the sliders and we were grateful to find such a nice place that allowed her to join us.

Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer! We plan to come for a longer stay next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
4

Beautiful, cozy cabin in the perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous time and felt right at home. The hosts left a lovely welcome note plus homemade goodies which was a beautiful touch. Beds were really comfortable and just a stone's throw away from the slopes. Great time had by all.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

our ski trip

  • 5 of 5

Our two families enjoyed a four day ski vacation at Sunday River. We were very pleased with our choice to stay at the Artist's Cabin and definitely recommend it. It took only a few minutes to get to the Sunday River ski area. The cabin was very well maintained and clean. The three levels to the cabin provided plenty of space for our group to spread out in. We were very appreciative of the supply of staples like paper products, detergents and toiletry items, and food items that the Polonski's provided. It was so pleasant to be able to sit out on the deck and enjoy the late afternoon sun and the beautiful view of the Sunday River ski mountains. We also enjoyed the outdoor fire pit on a beautiful evening where the moon had a white circle around it, I'm told this is called a corona or witches moon. They also had coffee cake for us on our day of arrival, very thoughtful!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Matterhorn Ski Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sunday River Golf Course
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 26 & 2
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
"Camp" at The Summit on Sunday River Resort
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Sunday River Resort
Car: necessary

The Sunday River/Bethel/Newry area is one of the most beautiful and varied adventure and wedding destinations in the Northeast. As a winter wonderland, you can enjoy downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, snowmobiling, ziplining and even dog sled rides in the same general location.

Take a break from the outdoors with shopping and dining in charming downtown Bethel or visit North Conway only an hour away. During the Fall season, 'leaf peepers' can ride the chair lift up to the top of Sunday River Resort and bask in nature's amazing beauty.

In additon to the July 4th Artisan Fair, July Mollyockett Days and the Fall Harvest Fair in September, you can experience the one-of-a-kind annual National Wife Carrying Championship on Columbus Day Weekend.

Spring, Summer and Fall add Golfing at Sunday River Golf Club and the Bethel Inn & Country Club, hiking, road biking, camping, backpacking, swimming, wildlife observation, motorcycling, mountain biking and WEDDINGS! The rustic beauty of this area has something that appeals to all!

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Rates & Availability

Newry House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day/June 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
July/Aug 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$215
Fri,Sat
$1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
From
$230
Fri,Sat
$1,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-holiday 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's Week 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$310
From
$360
Fri,Sat
$2,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$335
Fri,Sat
$1,885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
February non-holiday 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$335
Fri,Sat
$1,885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
MA February 2018 Vacation Week
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$310
From
$360
Fri,Sat
$2,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
NH Vacation Week 2018
Feb 26 2018 - Mar 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$335
Fri,Sat
$1,885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
March 2018
Mar 5 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$335
Fri,Sat
$1,885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day/June 2018
May 25 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$1,025
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
July/August 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$215
Fri,Sat
$1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early November 2018
Nov 23 2018 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$205
From
$230
Fri,Sat
$1,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-holiday 2018
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 1 2019
2 night minimum stay
$310
From
$360
Fri,Sat
$2,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
January 2019
Jan 2 2019 - Jan 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$335
Fri,Sat
$1,885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$335
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellations made 31 days or more are fully refundable. Cancellations made between 16 and 30 days forfeit the deposit. Cancellations made within 15 days are non-refundable. Balance payments not made within 48 hours of the due date will cancel the reservation and the deposit forfeited. Early departure does NOT warrant a refund. Please note that the Homeaway.com Service Fee is entirely separate and the owners never receive any portion. Thus, all concerns with the fee must be directed to Homeaway.com Support directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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