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Beautiful Views! Award Winning Home - Maine Unit


Welcome to the Berner Haus Estate - our year round private vacation rental home. At the Berner Haus you will be awed not only by the rich details of this superbly designed home, but also by the most spectacular view of the entire Sunday River Resort, Bethel Valley and the Mahoosuc Mountain Range. Featured on the cover of Cyberrentals International Rental Guidebook and awarded their "Best View" honor, Berner Haus is an incredibly luxurious 7000 sq ft (entire house) post and beam style mountain home. Here you will be treated with the abundant amenities of a luxurious resort, but with all the conveniences a home has to offer, combining for the perfect vacation or reunion your family will never forget!

This large year round mountain home is perfectly designed to allow large groups gather and eat in one grand room, or retreat with a book in one of the many nooks and crannies to enjoy the view with solitude. For smaller families, part of the house can be rented alone, with total privacy from the other part of the house, keeping all your own individual amenities. This luxurious home was built as a private showcase home and furnished with the best of antiques, custom furniture and premium electronics. It is a rare find for sure, and we hope to have the opportunity to share it with you!

This is THE premier home at Sunday River and is now available for rent. You can easily see the home while skiing or biking from any of the 7 mountains, by looking for the highest house. This also allows the home to boast the best views in the Sunday River Valley as declared by Sunday River management who use the location to photograph the resort for travel brochures and videos.

This home is beautifully positioned on the side of a mountain, with a huge 8 person hot tub providing unobstructed views of the valley that drops off in front of you, all the Sunday River Mountains, the Mahoosuc Mountains, the Bethel Valley and the Sunday River itself. You can even see the covered bridge from here.

In the summer, enjoy the new pool with pool house. From the pool, look out over the top of the house towards the mountain vistas. Grill lunch by the pool while eating in the shade of the pool house or relaxing at the wet bar. In the winter, go sledding, snowshoesing, cross country skiing or snowmobiling from right outside your door.

Property Description:
Berner Haus can be rented as a whole or two separate units--the Maine Unit and the Mahoosuc Unit. The two units are completely separate and private from each other, with entrances for each on opposite sides of the house. They flow together as one via the interior stairway, for groups desiring the entire home. If you are looking for the best, this is it!

The 5,000 sq ft Maine Unit with its 4 bedrooms, lofts, 3 bathrooms, theatre, and garage fill the upper level. (The 2,000 sq ft Mahoosuc Unit has 4 berooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10 and is located on the lower level of the haus.) Each unit has its own steam room, hot tub, and office with computer.

Pets may be allowed at extra charge with pre-approval and expressed consent. - No cats please.

Further Details on the Maine Unit:
The Maine unit is the spectacular, cavernous top two levels of the house. A few of the highlights include: 2 front row parking passes for South Ridge Base Lodge, 4 Bedrooms with luxury bedding, 3 spa-inspired Bathrooms, Awesome Movie Theater and Recreation Room, Steam Room, Greatroom, Office, Reading Loft, huge gourmet Kitchen, Fireplace, 2 Car Garage, Huge Decks, 3rd Floor Wrap Around Deck, Bar, Outdoor Speakers, Computer with wireless internet, and Hot Tub with unobstructed views of all 8 mountains, the Bethel Valley and the Mahoosuc's.

We built and furnished this home for ourselves. When we left and decided to share it with others, we left everything behind except for our personal things. Therefore you will truly find this a home away from home, with everything from spices to breadmaker to full CD library to supple leather sofas. This will be especially well appreciated in the kitchen where all your basic cooking supplies are already there along with a gourmetís selection of appliances and cookware. We even have baby and toddler supplies for your use.

Additional highlights include videotapes and a VCR, DVDs and 2 players, Playstation 2 with games, cards, book library, cross country skis, snow shoes, 2-way radios for crystal clear communication between the Haus and friends at the mountain, sleds, toys, computers with internet access, foosball, ping-pong, air hockey, pool and board games for your entertainment.


  • 4 Huge Bedrooms
  • 3 Gorgeous Bathrooms
  • Steamroom
  • Huge Gourmet Kitchen (with an awesome commercial range and every appliance you can think of)
  • Huge commercial range
  • 25 Seat Dining Area
  • Fireplace
  • Microwave
  • Coffemaker/coffee/tea
  • Dishes/utensils
  • 64" HDTV theater
  • Private Heated pool
  • Poolhouse and Playground (seasonal)
  • Awesome Movie Theater
  • Rec/Game Room
  • Luxury linens
  • Computer w/ Wirelss DSL
  • 9-in-1 game center
  • In-floor radiant heat
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Games/Toys
  • Bar
  • Stocked Pantry
  • BBQ Grill
  • DVD players and Library
  • CD players and CD library
  • PlayStation II w/games
  • Mountains Bikes
  • Pool Equipment
  • Books
  • Computer Games
  • Firewood
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Lobster Pot
  • Snowshoes
  • 2-way Radios
  • 2003/04 preferred parking pass for front row parking at Barker Base Lodge
  • Highest quality furniture in every room
  • Sleds
  • Infant and toddler supplies
  • 3 full height aerobeds
  • Telescope
  • Slopeside Parking Pass
  • SR Golf Course membership privileges
  • Greatroom (28 ft pine ceilings with floor to ceiling windows)
  • Office (or additional bedroom)
  • Reading Loft
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Country Skis
  • Huge Decks
  • 3rd Floor Wrap Around Deck
  • Outdoor Speakers
  • Hot Tub with unobstructed views of all 8 mountains (Bethel Valley and Mahoosuc's)
  • Soaring Cathedral Ceilings

Bed arrangements include 2 kings, 1 queen, 3 queen sleeper sofas (two of which are in the private movie theater which has a closet and makes a fun sleeping area for kids or teens), 3 twins, 2 full height portable twins (for the loft) and a full height portable queen. Baby/toddler equipment is supplied.

If requested, the kitchen and bar are stocked to help make you feel at home and provide you with more time to relax, so you donít need to spend any of your valuable vacation time shopping or even cooking if you donít want to! Daily housekeeping and a chef are available at your request for an additional charge. Our goal is to provide you with the most relaxing and luxurious vacation possible.

Berner Haus is in a great location. The views seriously cannot be beat, and you've got snow shoeing, sledding, cross country skiing, ice-skating and snowmobiling within walking distance of your front door. It is located on 6 private acres of land abutting several hundred acres of forested land.

There are also two-way radios for perfect communication between the mountain and the Haus. And of course, the large hot tubs and steam rooms. It is fabulous! Picture yourself after a great day of skiing or hiking, sitting in the hot tub with great friends and a glass of wine, watching the snow cats groom the trails beneath your unobstructed view of the fireworks (It really is that awesome!).

  • Sunday River Ski Resort
  • Mt. Abram
  • Tuckerman's Ravine
  • Cross Country Skiing: Carters X-Country ski center
  • Sunday River Inn
  • Sun Valley Sports
  • Bethel Outdoor Adventures
Other Activities
  • Sunday River Mountain Biking
  • Funtown Splashtown USA
  • Old Orchard Beach Amusement Parks -(discount tix available)
  • Big Adventure (Miniature Golf | Wall climbing | Laser Tag)
  • Cinema
Things To Do All Four Seasons:

Sunday River is Maine's premier four season mountain lift resort, featuring 126 trails and glades and the East's most modern and efficient lift system with 18 lifts, including four high speed quads. With the largest and most powerful snowmaking system in New England, Sunday River offers Legendary Sunday River snow on all eight interconnected mountains. Nine out of ten skiers and riders agree that, year after year, Sunday River has the most dependable snow in America from October through May.

Mt. Abram Ski Resort, located on Rt. 26 in Locke Mills is just a stone's throw away from Bethel. Visit the new Westside Base Lodge which features superior log construction and a fireplace to warm up by.

The Bethel Area is also Maine's #1 destination for cross country skiing, with more than 100 kilometers of skiing at five ski centers and additional opportunities to ski in the White Mountain National Forest, in Grafton Notch State Park and on local snowmobile trails.

Maine in the winter is an explorer's paradise. Recently Western Maine has experienced a boom in snowmobiling and due to a lot of hard work by local enthusiasts, a trail system has come to the Bethel Area that can give you endless miles of beautiful riding and scenery. In the White Mt. National Forest, snowmobiling is permitted on groomed trails only.

From your door at Berner Haus, you can enjoy unlimited miles of some of the East's best-groomed snowmobile and cross-country ski trails, sledding, ice skating, backcountry skiing, snow-shoeing, hiking and biking trails. Within a five minute drive, you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, snow tubing, ice skating, dog sledding, skijoring, horse drawn carriage rides, fine dining, weekend family shows hosted by the Mountain, water slides, boating, kayaking, the S. R. Mountain bike park, tennis, mini-golf and the new Trent Jones Championship Golf course (spring Ď04). Within a 10 minute drive, you can enjoy indoor rock climbing, laser tag, movie theater, bowling, night skiing at Mt. Abram, and shopping in the quaint Bethel Village.

Within a 45 minute drive you can hike Mt. Washington's Tuckerman's Ravine for some extreme backcountry skiing, ice climb, shop the outlets in North Conway, take the Cog Railway to the top of Mt. Washington to experience what extreme weather really is, and view hundreds of miles of Maine and New Hampshire from one spot. Visit Storybook Land or The Old West. Shop in Gorham's charming village.

As we all know, nothing beats a great day of spring skiing! Join hundreds of other ski enthusiasts at the annual Tuckerman's Ravine pilgrimage any weekend in late April or May for a real adventure! Watch for Moose and even the occasional bear out your window at the Berner Haus. They really come alive this time of year! The whitewater created by the spring snow melt provides for some exciting river kayaking and canoeing on the Sunday River, just a walk or short drive away. Never a dull moment around here!

At the Berner Haus, you will again be awed with the most spectacular view anywhere of all Sunday River Ski Resort's 8 mountains, the Bethel Valley and the Mahoosuc Mountain Range and the Sunday River itself. Enjoy the large inground pool, patio, pool house and wet bar. From the pool you can look out over the house towards the beautiful mountain vistas. Within walking distance of Berner Haus, you can enjoy marked and wild hiking trails, mountain biking, and 4-wheeling. In summer, swimming in some of Sunday River's swimming holes, or sliding down Frenchman's hole waterfall is both exciting and refreshing. Canoe or fish in the beautiful Androscoggin River. Take tennis lessons or play at the Bethel Inn Championship Golf course. Or, if that's not your speed, try some miniature golf, boating, laser tag, volleyball, or indoor rock climbing at the Big Adventure Center, all within a 10 minute drive. Within 45 mintues, enjoy all that the White Mountain National Forest has to offer, including the auto road, cog railway, caverns and cave exploring, excellent hiking, theme parks, water parks, outlet shopping, museums, and scenic railways. The ocean and all that has to offer is about 1 1/4 hrs from the Haus.

One of the best times of the year for the spectacular beauty that only New England can provide. Just look at these views from Berner Haus. Enjoy one of the many fall festivals and fairs in the community. Enjoy a day of clean fresh air hiking, mountain biking or golfing. Go apple or pumpkin picking at one of the local farms after a morning of horseback riding through the mountain range. Take a drive along the Scenic Highway of Rt. 26 to see an inevitable moose, the rock formations of Grafton Notch State Park and the awe inspiring Dixfield Notch, then lunch at the historic Balsams. Go antiquing in Bethel and the Oxford Hills area. The opportunities for a wonderful and relaxing vacation abound.



2005 Rates for Berner Haus

June 20 - Sept 1....Entire House Only

Holiday Weeks - Entire House Only = $10,000/wk

$100 Cleaning Fee per stay.
All Taxes included in rate.

30% off already reduced mid-week rates for all remaining dates this season!

Cancellation Policy:
Reservations cancelled prior to 30 days from check in will be refunded the full rate minus 50%.

Reservations cancelled after that will be refunded the full rate minus 50%, only if rebooked.

Under certain circumstances you may be able to use your forfeited deposit towards a last minute availability.

Please see onwer's website for further rate details.

Owners Rate Table




HOTTUB, POOL, SAUNA, FIREPLACE, SATELITE TV, DVD PLAYER, VCR PLAYER, BIG SCREEN TV, CD PLAYER, PHONE, FULL KITCHEN, DISHWASHER, MICROWAVE, REFRIGERATOR, UTENCILS, POTS AND PANS, WASHER AND DRYER, GAS GRILL, Steamroom, Inground Heated Swimming Pool, Poolhouse, Playstation II, Beach & Picnic Supplies, Baby & Toddler Supplies, Bikes, Sleds, Snowshoes, Sunday River Golf Club Membership, Discount Lift Tickets, No Smoking



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