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Charming Sunday River Farm House

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Historic Farmhouse near Sunday River and White Mountains. Great Location.

Historic 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom Farmhouse near Sunday River Ski Resort. Fully equipped large eat in kitchen, dining room, 2 large living rooms each with cozy woodstoves, and beautiful large backyard situated on a spring-fed brook.

This charming updated rambling farm house with modern amenities is the perfect setting to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities with friends and family.

Winter: Not only is Sunday River a quick drive away, but there are also great snowshoeing trails and miles of snowmobiling trails from the backyard, as well as local opportunities for cross country skiing and dog sledding.

Summer/Fall: Kayak/canoe the Androscoggin River across the street from the house. The hiking options are unlimited ranging from easy to difficult. There are many swimming holes and waterfalls to cool off in the local mountains. Grafton Notch (~20-30min drive) and the White Mountain NAtional Forest are great starting points for hikes (closest entrance is 3 miles away). Enjoy events at Sunday River, which are running all year long (mud-runs, beer festivals, etc). Enjoy great local food in Bethel, Maine or Gorham, NH each a 15minute drive from the house. Hike or take the cograil up Mt Washington (~45 minute drive). Or just enjoy the beautiful 1.5 acre secluded backyard with your own private brook and mini waterfall!

The arrangement of the house allows for privacy if you need to get away from the big group, as well as comfortable areas for everyone to congregate. There are 2 separate living rooms each with ample comfortable seating, wood stove, television, and VCR or Wii/DVD player (no cable TV). The fully equipped kitchen offers plenty of space and equipment to prepare meals; and the dining room can seat up to 12 with 6 additional seats in the eat-in kitchen.

Five bedrooms with a mixture of twin and double/queen beds allows this property to be suitable for a variety of groups – adventure groups, multi-family groups, groups of couples, and multigenerational families. This property comfortably sleeps 18, but is cozy enough for smaller parties as well.

Master Suite: king bed and en-suite full bathroom

Bedroom #2: Queen bed + baby crib

Bedroom #3: Queen bed + 1 twin bed + extra twin mattress (can be moved to any room)

Bedroom #4: Full bed + 2 twin beds

Bedroom #5: Full bed + 2 twin beds

Living room: Full pull-out couch.

More Details

Daniel Blest
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

Why Daniel Blest chose Bethel - Sunday River area

This property offers the perfect chance to relax, reconnect with friends, family, and nature. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and craving another trip back to the mountains.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We are uniquely situated minutes from 2 mountain towns - Bethel, ME and Gorham, NH. Each location offers great eateries and outdoor opportunities. We also have many outdoor activities immediately on the property. The size of this property allows for 18 people to stay comfortably; finally get your whole family or old friends together!


Gilead Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double pull out sofa sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Double bed and 2 twins set up as bunkbeds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Master with masterbath, pack n play crib available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunkbed w/ double on bottom & twin on top; also 2 twin beds
  • Bedroom #1 is on the first floor and sleeps 4. Bedroom #2 is on the second floor and sleeps 3. Bedroom #3 is on the second floor and sleeps 5 Bedroom #4 is on the second floor and sleeps 2 + baby Bedroom #5 is the master on the second floor and has its own bath and sleeps 2 + baby
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Charming Sunday River Farm House
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews

We were very happy with the property

  • 4 of 5

One feedback is lack of cable tv- I understand location is remote and the owners have now updated the listing to say no cable- for certain people and fir certain occasions (like me and football playoffs) it would have been nice to have cable

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent for a family

  • 4 of 5

We had my entire family together for my parents' 50th anniversary, all 13 of us. This house was wonderful, very comfortable for that many people. The backyard was great, the kids even got to have a dip in the brook in the back and we had a nice fire a couple of nights. My only complaint was that alot of screens had holes that allowed bugs in and keeping windows closed in July just isn't possible. (Mentioned to landlord and he said he would look into it)I would definitely go ,back, lovely area and close to NH.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great layout, wonderful backyard. 5 bedrooms! Appreciated big tables to seat our whole group.

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at the farmhouse for three nights. It was a gathering of my husband and myself with our three adult sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandkids ages 1 and 3 ½. Nine of us. We wanted a place to spend time together and yet have space to find quiet alone time. This home is just as described and shown in pictures. It is a great layout. No one felt crowded. Three went kayaking one afternoon, and the rest of us checked out a swimming hole nearby. We grilled out on the deck every night and easily all fit at the large picnic table. We had a fire in the fire pit every night, roasting marshmallows and watching fireflies and waiting for the stars to come out. There were four chairs out at the fire pit, and we brought four lawn chairs from home. The large back yard is one of the best things about this property, and we greatly enjoyed it. I had hoped the lawn would be freshly mown, and sure enough, it was. We also enjoyed all fitting around the dining room table for breakfasts, and appreciated the high chair and booster seat. Also the crib. We were very comfortable here.

Also, the owners promptly answered all my emailed questions before our arrival.

Thank you, Hayley and Dan!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very, very impressed. Exactly how it looked in the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time to the property, and it was just as great as i remembered. Plenty of space. House was clean and comforting.

Cant wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Repeat happy guests are our biggest compliment!
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Great ski getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with a group of extended family and friends for a few day ski vacation. The house worked out great for the group - lots of space for everyone to spread out and relax after returning from the slopes. The owners were great - very responsive to any questions we had and even offered to allow us a later check out due to bad weather if we needed it. The ride to Sunday River was very easy and convenient. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and Charming

  • 5 of 5

Dan, thank you so much for renting this charming house to us for our skiing weekend at Sunday River! All three families were so happy when we entered the house--we all appreciated the space. The house was extremely clean and comfortably furnished--really liked the antique touches. We had two non-skiing adults so they really liked having the two living rooms. Dan was very responsive to our questions. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a large house to rent.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethel Outdoor Adventure
"Canoe/Kayak the Androscoggin river. Also with a water park, mini golf, and rock climbing wa..."
Raft NH
"White water rafting Class III & IV rapids spring & summer. Depart 15 minutes from the house."
Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel
"Dog sled rides in winter. Also dog "sledding" year-round when temp "
Sud's Pub
"Great pub food and draught beers. Fine dining restaurant upstairs."
Mount Washington Observatory
"Take the cog-rail or hike to the summit in the summer. Hike and ski Tuckerman's ravine in t..."
Libby's Bistro
"Family owned, awesome food, very trendy. 15 minute drive from the house."
Di Cocoa Market
"Great Coffee shop in downtown Bethel. Adjacent restaurant with farm to table fresh menu on ..."
White Mountain National Forest
"Beautiful hiking, swimming holes and sites. Evan's Notch is just 2 miles from the house."
Sunday River Brewing Company
"Great pub food and microbrews, great apre ski location. 15 minute drive."
Car: necessary

EATERIES: great farm to table fresh restaurants in Bethel, ME and Gorham, NH. ACTIVITIES: skiing (alpine & cross country) at Sunday River; hiking & snow-shoeing in the White Mountains or on the trials immediately behind the house; kayaking, canoeing, & fly fishing on the Androscoggin river across the street; white water rafting on the Rapid River out of Gorham, NH; hike/ski/drive Mount Washington; golfing at Bethel Inn Resort and Sunday River Resort; hike to a variety of local swimming holes & waterfalls. SHOPPING: great antique shops in Gilead, Bethel, and Gorham. ON THE PROPERTY: waterfall & wading pool; large yard for relaxation; hiking trails with beautiful views; access to Androscoggin River fishing/swimming/kayaking, snow mobiling trails


Rates & Availability

Gilead Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 19 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Holidays: Add $50/night to seasonal rate
Holiday dates:
11/23-11/27/16 (Thanksgiving)
12/23/16 -1/1/17 (Xmas & New Years)
1/13-1/16/17 (MLK)
2/17-2/26/17 (Presidents day and school vacation)
5/26-5/29/17 (Memorial Day)
6/30 - 7/5/17 (Independence Day)
9/1-9/4/17 (Labor Day)
2 night minimum stay in summer and winter

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