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Artist's Studio Getaway on Powder Ridge w/Spectacular Views of Sunday River

Bedrooms Studio
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful studio apartment with full kitchen and bathroom, sleeps 5

Bring your family pet and come stay with us!!

****Our new sister property (THE ARTIST'S CABIN) located on the lot just below The Artist's Studio, is available for all year long rental.****


This log-sided property is located in the very upscale neighborhood of Powder Ridge in Newry, Maine. The 180-degree spectacular views of Sunday River can be observed from the wall of glass in this charming newly constructed Artist's Studio. With over 700 square feet of space, this vacation rental boasts a mix of modern facilities and comforts combined with antiques and rustic decor. Enjoy downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating and tubing within 2 miles of the property. The area's famous 'Artists' Covered Bridge' is located just a scant half mile down Sunday River Road. Feel free to bring the FAMILY PET and enjoy a glass of wine by the wood stove while watching the weekly fireworks display in incredible comfort and peacefulness.

NIGHT SKIING AND ZIPLINING AT SUNDAY RIVER: With all of the amazing outdoor activities this area boasts, Sunday River has added even more. On weekends and holiday weeks throughout the winter, skiers/riders can now enjoy '

'12 HOUR' skiing!!! The Groomers go out at 5PM to provide 'FRESH TRACKS' for night skiers/riders to ski/ride until 9PM!!!

ZIPLINING is NOT just for the warm weather! Now you can enjoy the fun 12 months of the year, EVEN with your SKI BOOTS ON! Nightly TUBING can also be found at the South Ridge Lodge location.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING trails are located a half mile down the road at the ARTISTS' COVERED BRIDGE, or try your hand at SNOWSHOEING using the TUBBS snowshoes provided for your use free of charge!!

With Sunday River Ski Resort located 2 scenic miles away, 1 mile to the Sunday River Cross Country Ski Inn, 5 miles to the BIG ADVENTURE CENTER , there is no end of adventure awaiting you!!

BRING THE FAMILY PET AND ENJOY KEURIG TOO! Now your pet can join you and make your family vacation more complete. The ARTIST'S STUDIO is over 700 sq ft of comfort and peacefulness designed to be completely pet and children friendly! We can even help arrange a daily OUTING for your furry family member. Bring your own pet fence collar to use on our 3-acre in-ground fence system!

You will find a mixture of high quality MODERN, ANTIQUE and RUSTIC MOOSE AND BEAR furnishings and even a WOODSTOVE! The comforts of home include a pillowtop, queen bed, a 6' thick queen pullout, queen futon, 27' FLAT SCREEN TV, CABLE, DVD player w/movies, STEREO system with in-ceiling speakers, a large sitting area facing a wall of windows, a newly constructed kitchen complete with everything you need to make even a THANKSGIVING Dinner, including a KEURIG Brewing System. The charming bathroom has a pedestal sink, toilet, and large shower stall in Rustic Moose and Bear style. All paper goods, soap, basic condiments and spices and morning Keurig K-CUPS are provided.

WI-FI, A WOOD STOVE AND FIREWORKS TOO!! This charming local ARTIST'S Studio is located on DOUGLASS RD in Powder Ridge, 1000' off the road in a completely peaceful and solitary setting while remaining close to EVERYTHING. The 180-degree mountain view is simply spectacular, and you can enjoy the weekly FIREWORKS display while SURFING THE NET in front of the WOOD STOVE!

A completely STAND ALONE two-story charming log structure! You can park one cars inside away from the snow, store your skis in the racks provided and even give your boards a quick tune!

The large comfortable lounging area has three couches, a WOOD STOVE and faces a WALL OF WINDOWS overlooking ALL of Sunday River Ski Resort.

More Details

Wendy or Gary Polonski
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Wendy or Gary Polonski

Gary and Wendy Polonski lived, worked and raised their two daughters in Massachusetts while spending lots of time skiing and hiking at Sunday River. When the girls went to college, they relocated permanently to their second home on Powder Ridge. Gary is a trained artist (painting and sculpture) and the Artist's Studio was built for him to paint/sculpt and display his works. While along the way, they discovered a love for sharing their incredibly property with others by hosting guests through homeaway.

Wendy or Gary Polonski purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Wendy or Gary Polonski chose Newry

The Polonski Family has been coming to Sunday River since 1995. The area grew to be an all year round destination for them and the idea for moving permanently was born. The land on which the main home and studio are located was purchased, and the dream became a reality. In July 2008, Gary and Wendy sold their home in Hingham, MA and made the final move.

What makes this apartment unique

The Artist's Studio is an amazing location only 1 mile from Sunday River Resort. While located close to everything outdoors, it maintains privacy, peacefulness and incredible beauty. Guests can bring their dogs and feel completely at ease since the property is located 1000 feet down and away from the closest rural main road. In the Spring Summer and Fall, guests can feel free to use the large deck/famer's porch of the main home for lounging in the sun, outdoor dining and barbequeing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

FROM THE GUESTBOOK: "Thanks for a fantastic place to spend an early season ski weekend. You are amazing & thoughtful hosts, Wendy & Gary and we appreciated all the small touches that made this cabin special. The woodstove makes all the difference. Thanks for your hospitality!"
Dec 2013
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Newry Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Pedestal Sink
  • This recently completed all-wood bathroom features new fixtures and is decorated in quality RUSTIC fashion. All towels, paper goods, soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided for your convenience.
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Spacious and Private
  • The Artist's Studio building was newly constructed in 2009, and the beautiful spacious interior apartment kitchen and bathroom were finished in August 2011. There is a brand NEW PILLOWTOP queen bed with all NEW sheets, pillows, and quilt. A queen-sized futon is located in the large sitting area facing the wall of windows, while the queen sleep sofa comes complete with a high QUALITY 6' mattress. There is plenty of room to leave the queen sleeper open and made up during your stay. LOTS of PILLOWS and Blankets and a COZY wood stove will keep you warm and comfortable while watching the snow outside the WALL OF WINDOWS, facing SUNDAY RIVER SKI AREA. The entire structure is filled with SUNLIGHT from the Pella Windows wrapped completely around.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
This beautifully appointed spacious STUDIO accommodation is completely CHILD and DOG FRIENDLY! There is even a 3-acre in-ground electric dog fence so you can bring your dog collar. The kitchen was just completed in August 2011 and boasts a new full-sized refrigerator and electric range. There is a microwave, toaster oven and even a KEURIG Brewing System. Everything is available to cook even a Thanksgiving Dinner. During Winter Season 4-wheel or All-wheel Drive cars are recommended.


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Artist's Studio Getaway on Powder Ridge w/Spectacular Views of Sunday River
average rating of 5.0 based on 95 reviews

The view!!

  • 5 of 5

The studio is lovely. It’s well thought out, very comfortable, and has great views of the slopes. Wendy and Gary are wonderful hosts, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a treat!

  • 5 of 5

We love the Artist Studio and Wendy and Gary so much that we just keep coming back. Well maintained, comfortable and cozy, and we can bring the dog! The dog walker they recommend is wonderful as well. You can’t go wrong staying here! We’ve also rented their larger place.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the most perfect ski house retreat for a couple or family with two kids. And the dog too!

  • 5 of 5

Wendy and Gary are very thoughtful hosts. They made sure that we had all the comforts of home. Before we even arrived they provided detailed information about the area and left us with much appreciated coffee cakes and stocked the fridge with cream to go with the Kuerig coffee maker and coffee pods for the morning.

The view from the house is spectacular. The master bed was very comfy and there were plenty of bathroom towels, firewood for the wood stove and the atmosphere of the house is super cosy. Another great feature of the house was being able to park our car in the house’s garage. With all the snow and ice this week, we didn’t even have to clean off our car.

The house is only two miles to Sunday River and also very close to the town of Bethel, where we went for dinner and to the movies.

We had a wonderful time here on our Christmas vacation. Thank you again Wendy and Gary. We hope to come back another time soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wendy and Gary’s artist studio was the perfect place to stay while I spent a couple of days on the mountain. It’s a cozy place to stay with a fantastic view. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cabin-Perfect Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The artist's studio was the perfect retreat for my husband and I and our dog Remy. There was a delicious coffee cake waiting for us when we arrived, freshly baked by Wendy. It had everything thing we needed, towels, coffee, etc. and was warm and cozy with a gorgeous view of Sunday River out the windows. It was a ten minute ride from Sunday River which was perfect for my snowboarding husband. We loved it here and would absolutely love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Wendy and Gary are wonderful hosts. They made our stay extra special. We loved the Artist's Studio, and will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Matterhorn Ski Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sunday River Golf Club
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 26 Bethel
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Legends at the Summit on Sunday River
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Sunday River Ski Resort
Car: necessary

The Sunday River/Bethel/Newry area is one of the most beautiful and versatile outdoor adventure 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 nearby North Conway, NH. During the Fall season, 'leaf peepers' can ride the chair lift up to the top of Sunday River Resort and experience nature's amazing beauty. In addition to many local craft fairs, you can attend the annual National Wife Carrying Championship on Columbus Day Weekend. Spring and Summer add golfing at Sunday River Golf Club and the Bethel Inn Country Club, hiking, biking, camping, backpacking, swimming, wildlife observation, motorcycling, and mountain biking. The rustic beauty of this area has something to offer for everyone!

If you are coming for one of the many beautiful mountain weddings, extend your stay longer and make it a vacation. Since you can bring your dog, you don't have to feel guilty about kenneling your favorite furry friend.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Pet Fee $15
Damage Deposit $200

Please note that the $200 Damage Deposit is immediately refundable upon check-out, provided that no damage has been done to the property.

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 Service Fee is entirely separate and the owners never receive any portion. Thus, all concerns with the fee must be directed to Support directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.