GLEN HOUSE INFO GUIDE
HOUSE & AREA INFO FOR GUESTS WITH CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS
Gretchen (owner) 207-357-5639 or Gretchen@SundayRiverRentals.com
Tracy (caretaker) 207-357-1113
Downloadable PDF Guides:
- Glen House Suggested Vendor List
- Summer Planning Guide
- Winter Planning Guide
- Floor Plans
- House Guide
- Directions to Glen House
- Gym Access
- DirecTv Channel Guide
- DVD List
- Fire Pit Deck
- Sauna Guide
- Sonos Music System
- AV instructions Living Rm 1st and 2nd fl
- AV Instructions Theater
- Equipment Guides
- Bethel Village Trail Map
- Catering Good Food Store Menu
- Catering Gourmet in a Pinch Menu
- Catering Sadie Edesia Menu
- Day Trip Ideas
- Local Restaurant Menus
- Van (Taxi) Service
- Local Restaurant Menus
- What to Do
- Area Info Bethel Village
- Summer & Fall Activities
- Winter Activities
ARRIVAL & TRANSPORTATION
Find The Glen House at 42 Wilderness Drive, Newry Maine 04261, and let Google Maps guide you there. We're conveniently located 1.5 hrs from Portland International Jetport (PWM), 2.5 hrs from Manchester (MHT), and 3 hrs from Boston's Logan International (BOS). Private plane travelers can make use of the nearby Bethel airport. For airport pick-up/drop-off, contact Stagecoach Shuttle. Paddy's Wagon will pick up and drop off at the front door of the Glen House similar to a taxi. The van has capacity for 11 passengers at a time.
Check-in is 5 pm unless you have specifically made other arrangements with us ahead of time. The housekeepers won’t allow you into the house (including kitchen and bathrooms) prior to that time so that they may efficiently get the house perfected for your stay. If you arrive early, you may want to consider stopping at the Chamber of Commerce Information Center where you can get additional area info (located on Parkway, next to the movie theater). The house will be unlocked on your arrival, and the keys will be in the center island in the kitchen, in the right-hand drawer.
Check-out is 10 am unless you have specifically made other arrangements with us ahead of time. To enable us to get the house fully cleaned and turned over in time for the next check-in, please run the loaded dishwasher and wash/dry your towels prior to departure. You may find it helpful to wash towels the night before.
Bed Arrangements are as follows (and illustrated on the attached floor plans) :
Room 1: twin over full bunk beds
Room 2: king, pull-out twin bed, attached shared bath
Room 3: king, pull-out twin bed
Room 4: 3 twins 1 full (bunks)
Room 5: king, full-size futon sofa bed, attached shared bath
Room 1: queen, attached shared bath
Room 2: king, private bath
Room 1: queen, pull-out twin, private bath
Room 2: king, twin daybed, twin trundle bed, private bath
Theater, twin with pull-out pop-up trundle twin
There are additional folding, portable twin beds and a crib, and a pack-and-play that can be used in any room.
For baby/toddler supplies, we currently have at the house the following:
Hook on chair
2 bed rails
full-size folding crib
pack & play
Infant and children's toys
carnival style bouncy tent (can be used in the garage on rainy days)
Although we probably have most things you'd need, rentals for additional cribs or other supplies can be made through babyquip.com.
The telephone number for the house is 207-824-0390. Cell phone reception at the house is average for most cell phone companies.
AMENITIES & SERVICES
Stay connected with fiberoptic wifi and make use of our office area with a computer and printer. It is an open network. No password needed. For entertainment, we offer a theater with 340 DVDs, DirecTv channels, Hulu, Prime Video, Netflix, Disney, HBOMax, NFL pkg., and on-demand. The theater is set up for presentations from your laptop.
For grocery shopping, there is a BJs and a Sam’s Club in Portland. On your way here on Rt. 26 in South Paris, there is a Hannaford grocery store. Then in town Bethel there is a small, but good grocery Mainely Provisions. They offer curbside pickup as well. There is also a small market near the house, The Barking Dawg, that will deliver grocery items, beer/liquor, or prepared food right to the house! It’s a great idea for your arrival day in particular, with your first night’s dinner ready and waiting for you to enjoy when you arrive. You may also want to make a stop at the tax-free NH Liquor & Wine Outlet in Portsmouth on your way up. For food, my family usually stocks up in bulk by placing an online order for curbside delivery at Sam’s Club in Portland. You will most likely drive right past it on your way up. Our shopper can also pick it up for you and stock the pantry prior to your arrival. She charges $225 for this service. If you do not have a Sam’s Club account and would like to use mine to place your online order, reach out. You can also place an online order for curbside delivery at Walmart in Oxford (which you will drive by) or Gorham NH (if you’d like us to pick it up), or at Hannaford in Norway (you will drive by or we can pick up). Our shopper charges $140 for delivery service from either of these locations. If we are doing the delivery/stocking service for you, please schedule it for a 1 pm pickup time with Michele Cox as the pickup person and give us a week’s notice. After you place the order, email me the confirmation. Toilet paper, soap, one roll of paper towels, dish soap, laundry soap, tea, and one morning’s worth of coffee is provided. Flour, sugar, spices, and lots of other supplies are usually at the house for your use as well. However, these other supplies, which also include condiments, napkins, foil, oil, etc. vary as I do not regularly inventory them and can’t guarantee specifically what will be there. If there is something specific that you must have, I’d recommend you bring it. Please ask if you have questions about supplies.
For fresh lobster, check your local grocery store, pizza shops, or even McDonald’s (cooked lobster rolls). To pick up lobster on your way to the house, reach out to Capt. Hludik. The house is equipped with all necessary lobster cooking and eating utensils. Lobsters must be alive when you cook them, so plan accordingly. Another great option for first-night dinner is to pick up cooked lobster and clams at Steve's General Store when you pass by it in Oxford, about 40 minutes outside Newry. Call ahead so it's ready at (207) 743-9553. They also deliver but you'll want to tip well for their long drive. Or have the Good Food Store cook them for you at the house, which is recommended if you’ve never cooked lobster before (it can be messy and smells up the house, so is best done outside) 207-824-3754.
We have many personal chefs guests use often at the house listed in our vendor guide. For groups of 20+, Dave or Heather can be reached at 207-824-3754 or firstname.lastname@example.org or The Good Food Store. I also recommend pre-ordering one of their Heat and Eat homemade meals or Dave's BBQ and picking them up as you drive by. Delicious Thymes Personal Chef is also very popular. With any catering option, plan ahead. They book up.
Mid-week or daily cleaning is available. The housekeepers charge $40/hr. with a 3-hour minimum. They are very efficient. Plan on 3 hrs. of labor for a typical mid-week cleaning. You can give them a cap on the time or let them know what you want done. Please give me at least two weeks’ notice to schedule them. You will pay them directly.
Personal Concierge - Our caretaker, Tracy Rainey, is available to run any errands you may need during your stay. Anything from picking up tickets to delivering takeout food orders. She charges $45/hr. for her time. Call her directly at 207-357-1113.
Gym Access- Included in your Glen House stay is access for 3 guests at a time to Peak Mountain Fitness, 32 Parkway Rd, Bethel. It is open 24/7. Enter the door pin code 7110* once per guest entering. On your right you will see liability waivers which need to be completed once. Write Glen House guest under your signature.
The Catholic Church (Our Lady of Mt. Snow) has services on Saturday nights. All other church services are held on Sunday (there is a list in the guidebook at the house).
The nearest hospital is St. Stephens Memorial in Norway. There is the Bethel Family Health Center in town.
LEISURE & RELAXATION
For massage services right at the house, I recommend Rebecca Fraser at Mountain View Massage 207-370-8580. Another great option for in-house pampering is Skin Cayer They will come to the house for pedicures (with their portable foot bath), manicures, and facials. To travel to a wonderful nearby spa, I'd recommend the Grand Jordan Spa (hot stone massage, detoxification treatments) or Higher Ground Healing Arts right in the Village. For in-house makeup and hair styling, contact Frieda Charron at email@example.com or Hair by Frieda or 757-870-4020.
For in-house yoga instruction, set up a class with Malinda (firstname.lastname@example.org 207-200-3815, website). She customizes the class to your needs with modifications and techniques to be able to include all ages and styles. She will bring all the mats, music, and oils. $125/private group class. Another in-house option is Open Sky Yoga at 207-381-3296 email@example.com.
Photography - For great family portraits or to just capture some fun family memories, you may want to call one of the area's great photographers. Yeah Bud Photography is good, local option. See our vendor guide for a larger list.
Should you need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. Enjoy your stay at The Glen House!
For WINTER Stays
You will find 3 VIP front-row parking passes to use for front-row parking at the South Ridge and Barker base lodges on the inside of the pantry door. You will find these extremely useful during busy times, but be sure to be parked by 10 am. The Sunday River Stagecoach Shuttle and Paddy's Wagon pick up and drop off at the front door of the Glen house similar to Uber. The shuttle has capacity for 15 passengers at a time.
Overnight and day slopeside ski storage is available at South Ridge at a special discounted Glen House rate! This is a fantastically convenient service that we use for our own family for the season. Day storage is unlimited use, so you just hand your skis over every time you go into lunch or a warm-up break, and when you come back out they give your skis/snowboard back to you. No worries or searching. Overnight storage is just that. They lock them up for the night and hand them back when you are ready in the morning. No lugging your skis back to the car (even if your car is in the front row thanks to our VIP parking passes!). The discounted rate for overnight storage is $4 pp, and day storage is $2 pp. However, if you store your skis for multiple nights, the day storage is free. Just tell them you are Glen House guests to get the discounted prices. They are located in the gray building with a white roof, next to the children’s ski school. If you need to rent winter clothing or gear, check out this new rental service.
The Glen House participates in the lift ticket group discount program with Sunday River. Contact group sales at 1-800-430-0767 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to call at least a week ahead, tell her you are staying at the Glen House, the dates, number of people, and the number of days, and she'll give you the pricing info. Remember that children 5 and under ski free and college students get discounted pasees. Discounts do vary depending on the date, number of days skiing, and number of people skiing (need 15-20 skiers). Sunday River Lift Ticket link. The pre-purchase tickets can also be a good deal, and during mid-weeks can be cheaper than the group discount.
Winter Activity Guide – We encourage you to check out the local activities and special events that may be scheduled during your stay. The Black Diamond Entertainment Series presents some great children’s shows at the mountain. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Other activities include the casino (hire the shuttle to drive you the 45 minutes or hit it on your way here or home), dog sledding, ice skating, zip line, fireworks, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing (see our attached guide for suggested locations), snow tubing, sledding (also in the back yard, sleds under carport) snowmobiling, Bethel Winterfest, cultural activities, etc.
For SUMMER Stays
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES & ATTRACTIONS
In the area, you'll find an array of outdoor activities. Consider a thrilling whitewater rafting trip with Be Outside or ELC Outdoors. ELC provides full service, including transportation and meals. Errol is about 35 minutes away along a National Scenic Byway (Rt 26). It is an easy Class II family-oriented trip. For more adventurous types, try class IV rapids at Rapid River or Kennebec River. The Kennebec is further away at 3 hrs, but we do it annually.
For additional outdoor ideas, check out Bethel's Website and Sunday River's Activity Guide. There are so very many other outdoor activity options as well such as zip line tours through the mountains, bird hunting, clay shooting, mountain biking, horseback riding, gem mining, golf, swimming holes, waterfalls, scenic drives, hikes, lighthouse tours, whale watching. Bethel Outdoor Adventure Center offers canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, fishing, youth programs, guide service, and team-building activities. They are located on Rt 2 near the Androscoggin River, across from the Big Adventure Center. Sport Thoma also rents canoes and kayaks for river trips. For ATV Rentals, check out For wildlife tours, boat rentals, guided river fishing trips, etc. visit ELC Outdoors. The Mt Abram Mountain Bike Park is a blast. Take the chair lift up, and bike down. Or take the chair lift up, have a picnic with an amazing view, and take the chair lift back down. Rock Hounding or More Rock Hounding is another unique and fun experience in some of the amazing mines in this county. For guided hiking, biking, kayaking, and photography tours, I suggest Mahoosuc Guide Service. For more information on Sunday River’s scenic lift rides, spa services, and other activities and events, visit Sunday River Events Calendar. A bowling alley is now open in Bethel! Ten-pin bowling, restaurant with pub food, sports bar, darts, arcade, billiards, cornhole toss, and music. Another resource to learn about local events (and there are many) is the Chamber of Commerce. If you have a chance to visit the Deertrees Theater, I recommend it. I am particularly fond of the children’s shows. It is a great old barn theater in the woods. Very quaint with wonderful talent. The new Oxford Casino is about 50 minutes away on Rt 26. The Stagecoach Shuttle provides private transportation there. I provide you with hiking trail info, but here is a video with more info. Another fantastic way to spend a day is renting a pontoon boat or ski boat on Long Lake in Harrison. There are several marinas there, like this one. Any of the boat rental places on Long Lake in Harrison, Maine, which ties into Sebago Lake. Like this one.
For golf enthusiasts, there are some very good golf courses in the area. The closest (the Glen House is located on the 1st hole), and the best is the Sunday River Golf Club. It is now owned by the Sunday River Resort. They have a dynamic pricing model, with rates varying by date and time based on anticipated demand. The Sunday River golf course is an excellent course, and I do encourage you to try it out. Top 100 Courses You Can Play - Golf Magazine, #1 Course in Maine – Golfweek, Top 10 Best New Upscale Public Courses - Golf Digest, Top 10 Best New Courses in the World - Travel + Leisure Golf. To reserve clubs, please do so directly with them at (207) 824-4653. Book tee times here. Click here for an aerial tour (the Glen House is located on the 1st hole).
Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. See you soon!Kris & Gretchen Anderson
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