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“A beautiful place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Crocker Pond House
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917 North Road, Bethel, ME 04217   |  
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Ranked #15 of 16 Bethel B&B and Inns
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“A beautiful place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011 via mobile

The setting is picture perfect. The host were very friendly, accommodating , and served a delicious breakfast. We hope to go back again.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Friends gave us a gift certificate for two nights at the Crocker Pond House as a wedding gift, and we had such a wonderful time that I was inspired to write this review (something I think I've never done before). Ellen and Stuart, who built the house themselves, were kind and helpful. They gave us the great idea of spending the day hiking at Sunday River. It turns out that this ski resort keeps a lift open during the summer for mountain bikers and hikers, and it was the perfect way to do some real hiking with great views without having to be in ultra hiker mode. We also had wonderful breakfasts both mornings -- the pancakes were particularly delicious. In the afternoons, we read quietly by the pond. This is a great spot, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

Stuart and Ellen built this impressive home themselves, and their love for the Maine woods really comes through. The house is elegant yet homey, with music, books, and jigsaw puzzles to browse at your leisure. The toasty great room and balcony library are comfortable spaces to spend evenings after a full day of skiing. And the healthful breakfasts and good coffee fuel you up again in the morning. While the rooms have showers only (there is a tub room to take a soak), they are a good size with sitting chair, dresser, and open floor space (ours had an additional loft for kids). Stuart and Ellen are lovely conversationalists but also know when to get you on your way with maps, tips, snowshoes, etc. The house is a few minutes' drive away from Bethel's main street of shops and restaurants, but that just enhances the sense of quiet and remoteness that is the Maine woods. We'd like to head back in summer to canoe the Androscoggin.

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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

We stayed at Crocker Pond House for 3 days/nights in January, and had a lovely time. There were lovely views of the snow-covered fields and woods from our rooms, as well as the main living area, where we spent a lot of time lounging about in front of the fireplace, chatting, reading magazines & playing with the two (very friendly) cats. The building is thoughtfully designed and well-situated, and the rooms are spacious, clean and warm. Stuart & Ellen were fantastic hosts, and provided us with hearty & delicious breakfasts (including cardamom-flecked waffles with lingonberry jam!) as well as snowshoes for tramping around on the trails starting outside their doorstep. It's also only about a 15 minute drive to Sunday River, and 10 minutes to the town of Bethel. Just about perfect for a winter getaway into snowy Maine.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hudson, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

Stuart Crocker is an architect who designed and built a shingle-style house on 50 rural acres that he and his wife Ellen now operate as an ecologically responsible B&B. The interior is immaculately decorated in earth tones, with thoughtful features -- a southeast orientation to attract maximum sunlight, down comforters, a floor-to-ceiling library, family-style bedrooms with climb-up lofts for the kids (large or small), walk-out patios -- that set it apart from the run-of-the-mill country inn. Scenic hiking trails on the property and beyond, plus proximity to the White Mountains and the Sunday River ski resort, make this spot the perfect four-season getaway. We hope to return soon!

Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

I really have no complants. The owners Ellen and Stuart are just a pleasure and really make you feel comfortable. The house is gorgeous as well as the surrounding area. A great place if you want to get away from it all. We are already planning to stay again next year. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amherst, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

Each year a group of five couples picks an inn to vacation. My wife and I were the persons picking the inn this year and we settled on the Crocker Pond House. We first visited it last October for one night to check it out and immediately knew we would bring the group here for our vacation at the end of summer. Ellen and Stuart are very warm and friendly and the house, designed Stuart, is modern, very beautiful, and situated in a wonderful wooded area.

Our week's stay was wonderful. We rented the entire inn, with the five couples in the five rooms. The rooms are of adequate size and very clean and comfortable. The breakfasts are very good, especially the blueberry pancakes. The weather was unusually hot but with the fans provided by our hosts sleeping, even on the second floor, was comfortable.

There is a pond on the property which we used for swimming-- especially useful in the hot weather we had. There are hiking trails on the extensive wooded property and along the Androscoggin River which is very close by. Bethel, about 10 minutes, has excellent dining and is a center for many outdoor activities. There are no TV's in the rooms or elsewhere--hurray!! But there is wi-fi. There is plenty of room to sit and read in the large living room or on the decks. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Crocker Pond House

Address: 917 North Road, Bethel, ME 04217
Location: United States > Maine > Bethel
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Bethel
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Crocker Pond House Bethel, Maine

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