Sunday River is known as the largest ski resort in the northeast US, but we chose to use our timeshare week during the summer because we have family with a place on a lake nearby. On the weekends, you can take the Gondola to the top & hike to the neighboring peaks, and then ride back down. They have easy, moderate & difficult trails. They also have mountain-biking trails, zip-lining & geo-caching available, but only Thursday or Friday through Sunday. Sunday River also has a famous golf course, but if you stay at the Grand Summit, beware that it is another 15 minute ride to the golf course which is located near the Jordan Resort on the other end of the range. There are several other courses all within an hour or so from Bethel.
Room was not luxurious, but it was clean and comfortable. Our 1 bedroom was a lock-off, with 2 doubles & a Murphy bed and 2 full baths. The kitchen wasn't really usable for much else other than the fridge, toaster and microwave. I wouldn't on using the stove--too small and not enough supplies. Even though we were there on a timeshare, we had house-keeping every day and did not have to pay extra. The pool was nice enough--hot tub could use updating. There is a cafe on the premises, but the restaurant/bar had limited hours. Plenty of locations to choose from in the town of Bethel, however. All in all, nice stay, very relaxing and beautiful scenery. This place is spectacular in the fall.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Summit Resort At Sunday River Bethel, Maine