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The Inn at the Rostay
Ranked #3 of 15 Bethel B&B and Inns
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
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“Gracious hosts & really outstanding stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

My sons and I stayed here for two nights to compete in Sunday River's Tough Mountain Challenge. I booked the Rostay Inn after seeing how outrageous the rates were at Sunday River and am so glad I did. The Inn is only a few minutes (4.5 miles) from Sunday River anyway. Kathy & Al are the most gracious of hosts. We were given a special military deal that was most appreciated. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The outdoor pool was immaculate and freshing especially after the rigorous race! The breakfast was yummy and the boys enjoyed Al's chocolate chip pancakes. The town of Bethel was lovely and Kathy offered some great tips of things to do in the area. We're looking at coming again next year for the race and wouldn't stay any where else. the artes are very resonable and the property is well maintaines, best of all are the hosts. That's what made for a really outstanding stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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rostayowner, Owners at The Inn at the Rostay, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Wow! What a fantastic review! It's so nice to see that you all were pleasantly surprised. Kathy and I are thrilled that we could make you and your boys feel so welcome here in Bethel. Thank you again for the kind words. We look forwarding to seeing you next summer!

Regards,
Alan & Kathy, Owners
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

This was our first time to Maine together. We went panning for gold in Coos Canyon and were looking for lodging in Rumsford. Our GPS took us to a few motels which we decided against. Luckly we came across The Inn at the Rostay. Very pleasantly suprised. Exceptionally clean and cozy. Just loved the "bear" room. Kathy, next time we come to the area...we'll definitely be staying there.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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rostayowner, Owners at The Inn at the Rostay, responded to this review, July 20, 2012
Liz,

It's great to hear from you again. I'm so glad that you stumbled upon us, and that you were pleasantly surprised with what you found! It sounds like you all had a fantastic time here in Maine, and we're thrilled to have been a part of it. Thanks for the kind words. Alan and I are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Take care,
Kathy & Alan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

Owner kathy is very nice and kind. She allowed us to call family in Canada with no charge. Free breakfast for bikers. Beds were a bit creaky and old but clean a very. Nice room. Worth the money. Pool and fire pit. I asked her why she is biker friendly she said they tend to travel in packs which brings more business. My friend and I were traveling on bikes and was turned away from one motel but the patron advised this one. We were glad
She did.

  • Stayed June 2012
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, Owners at The Inn at the Rostay, responded to this review, July 5, 2012
We're glad you took their advice, too! Thanks for staying with us. Alan and I are thrilled that you all felt so comfortable after a long day on the road. You're always welcome here, so come see us again next time you're in the neighborhood! ( And don't forget to bring all your biker friends!!)

Regards,
Alan & Kathy, Owners
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South Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

I recently stayed in the upstairs "suite" above the check in area. This is a great unit if you are looking for something with a little more space than your standard hotel/motel room. There are 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and a spacious living room area with bunk beds. Three of my friends and I have been to Bethel the last 3 years in a row on golf trips and have stayed in this unit each time. It has worked out perfect, we stick the guys that snore in the bedrooms and the other guys on the bunkbeds. The property is only located 5-10 minutes from Sunday River. I haven't stayed in any of the other rooms but I highly recommend the upstairs suite.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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rostayowner, Owners at The Inn at the Rostay, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Brendan,

It's wonderful to hear that you keep coming back for some golf and R&R! The upstairs suite is lovely, and I'm thrilled that you've enjoyed it so much. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Let us know if there's anything we can do to make your next stay that much better!

Best,
Alan & Kathy, Owners
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Wenham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

Like the name, it was a Really Outstanding STAY. The room was exceptionally clean. We liked the hidden refrigerator in the night table. The breakfast was outstanding. Price was reasonable compared to other lodging in the area. Very convenient for access to Sunday River. We had a great stay. Very comfortable and relaxing. The one and only change we would make is to have the LOUD bathroom fan on a seperate switch from the light. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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rostayowner, Owners at The Inn at the Rostay, responded to this review, June 14, 2012
Thomas,

There's nothing like relaxing in the mountains. I'm thrilled that we made you feel so comfortable, and that you had such a wonderful time! Thanks for leaving the feedback about the restroom's fan. There's always room for improvement, so I'll discuss this with the team. Thank you for the lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again!

Best,
Alan & Kathy, Owners
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

The Inn is located on the main road to Sunday River. Main house is the "lobby", which doubles as a breakfast room and a quilt shop. Upstairs is the "dorm" style housing. The Main house is surrounded by a series of motel rooms. The rooms are simple and kind of small. The decor is wood, with a few quilts. The TV is a bit dated. Overall, it's simple and convenient.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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rostayowner, Owners at The Inn at the Rostay, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
John,

You're right! We're a hop, skip and a jump away from Sunday River. I'm glad to hear that you liked our rustic, simple decor. There is always room for improvement, and we will be making updates when we can. Thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

Regards,
Alan & Kathy, Owners
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Concord, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

The Inn is a great place to stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable and The Inn is close to Sunday River ski area and downtown Bethel. The room prices are very reasonable

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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rostayowner, Owner at The Inn at the Rostay, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Thanks for your kind words! Our housekeeping staff is the best... they pride themselves in providing a clean room! Glad you noticed!
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Property: The Inn at the Rostay
Address: 186 Mayville Rd, Bethel, ME 04217-4443
Location: United States > Maine > Bethel
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Bethel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at the Rostay 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at the Rostay in Bethel, Maine is the affordable place to stay when visiting Sunday River Ski and Golf Resort. We are conveniently located just minutes from the ski area and beautiful Bethel Village, The #1 rated Ski Town in East by SKI Magazine.Each of our rooms has been carefully furnished and decorated for your enjoyment and comfort. The Inn at the Rostay is great for groups, families, businesses and all vacationers. We have clean, quiet rooms with cable TV, VCR, free video library, free WIFI, complimentary coffee, microwaves and refrigerators, along with a picnic area, fire pit, and free shuttle during the winter on our grounds. The Inn at the Rostay does not charge any extra resort fees. Enjoy our delicious, hot breakfast before you start your day's activities.Located on the ITS snowmobile trail ... more   less 
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