Bethel Journals

Cool as a Moose in Maine

A March 2005 trip to Bethel by Traveler707

Bethel Inn And Country Club Photo, Bethel, Maine More Photos
Quote: Bethel, Maine, retains the classic New England charm in Maine's mountains.

Cool as a Moose in Maine

Overview

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Even though it was late March, winter was still in full force in Bethel, Maine. During our stay, we got an additional 6 inches of snow. The town itself is very picturesque, with grand old Victorian homes surrounding a common park. This is the kind of place that is truly a year-round destination. During the summer, there is hiking, fishing, and golf. We stayed at the Bethel Inn and Resort, which I highly recommend. They are DOG FRIENDLY! You can bring along your pet for per dog per night. They didn't have any size restrictions from what I saw. With 40km of trails, you and your pet are sure to have a good time. Quick Tips: We skied Sunday River, which was 8 miles up the road. ...Read More

Bethel Inn And Country Club

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Bethel Inn And Country Club Photo, Bethel, Maine
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The resort was built as a hospital in 1913. The period furnishings throughout the resort are truly first-rate. The resort maintains a charm not found in commercial hotels. Our room was truly excellent. We stayed in a deluxe suite in the main portion of the inn. They do have outer buildings and timeshare condos on the fairway of the golf course. Our room was no. 223 and is the one shown on their website (www.bethelinn.com) under deluxe suite. The room had a couch, king-size bed, and gas fireplace that was controlled by thermostat. The bed and pillows were some of the most comfortable I have ever experienced at a hotel (second only to the Westin's heavenly beds). The gas fireplace was set t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 31, 2005

Bethel Inn And Country Club
7 BROAD STREET
Bethel, Maine 04217
207-824-2175

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The main dining room at the Bethel Inn is a step back in time to grander days. The dining room has large tables (like on a ship), so you might get to meet your fellow diners. The dining room has large windows which look out over the back lawn and golf course. There is a piano there which, during dining times, is played soothingly. There is also a small dance floor. The service staff is excellent. They have specials which include dinner and breakfast, as well as the lodging. The continental breakfast was one of the best I had ever had, and in addition to the regular cereal, yogurt, and fresh fruit options, they had fresh-baked cranberry muffins (super yum!).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 31, 2005

Bethel Inn Main Dining Room
Bethel Inn
Bethel, Maine
207-824-2175

Millbrook Tavern

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Restaurant

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We went on a Monday night, which advertised a 'complete steak dinner with complimentary wine for $10'. We found out when we got there that only the steak tips dinner was $10. The steak tips, served over rice with sauted carrots and zucchini, were the most bland thing I had ever had. It was like hospital food. The nachos were better, as they had an interesting homemade salsa that was sweet and hot at the same time. The best thing was the dessert, which was a brownie sundae. It was huge, and the brownie was baked on-site and really delicious. I would have given this place a better review if it wasn't for the waitress. There was only the one waitress working the place, and she was also act...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 31, 2005

Millbrook Tavern
Downstairs at Bethel Inn
Bethel, Maine
207-824-2175

The Phoenix House

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Restaurant

The Phoenix House Photo, Bethel, Maine
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A high-beamed ceiling and a wall of windows frame The Phoenix’s view of the mountain. It is located directly across the street from Sunday River's main lodge and next to the parking lot. This is a great spot to break for lunch when skiing or to do your après-ski relaxing. A large fireplace and comfortable leather couches make a great spot to relax. The menu is geared to refined but hearty skier appetites, with the chef’s focus on fresh cut steaks and homemade pasta. Among the creative appetizers are calamari, exotic mushroom strudel, and a daily risotto, along with the usual but homemade suspects – French onion soup and clam chowder. The pulled pork sandwich, $9, served with batter...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 31, 2005

The Phoenix House
9 Timberline Rd
Bethel, Maine 04261
(207) 824-2222

Bethel Inn Ski Area

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Bethel Inn Ski Area Photo, Bethel, Maine
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With over 40 kilometers of marked trails, the Bethel Inn is a great place to cross-country skiing. You can rent equipment at the resort for $16 for a full day, or just $11 for a half day. Cross-country skiing is a great way to get exercise and be part of nature. They even have trails that you can bring your dogs on, which we did, as you can see in the photo!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 31, 2005

Bethel Inn Ski Area
On the Common
Bethel, Maine
207-824-2175