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The Bethel Inn Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bethel
Certificate of Excellence
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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“Great Get-away:Location, Variety , Plenty to Do”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed at the townhouse on the golf course. Lots of room , full kitchen ( but go out; so many good dining choices in the area and the Inn), washer/dryer...there's no place like home comfy. We enjoy the porch for a peaceful breakfast and sunset with a glass of wine with a golf course and mountain view. It rained a good part of the week , but still took advantage of the pool( food and lounge service on some days-Becky makes a great frozen mud slide, among others), gym, canoe/kayak & Lake House with Raft( rustic, but beautiful & Loon Sighting spot). Billiards at the Grill with entertainment and sports bar atmosphere inside and patio seating outside and screened area. Mexican Night dinner was very good. Too wet for tennis this year & little golf due to the rain. We found Bethel on a Golf package years ago at the Inn. Great deal for golfers. I rented the townhouse for a girls Yoga/ Spa weekend last spring. So much fun. We'll have to plan another. The Grafton State Park offers plenty of hiking, occasional moose sightings and viewing falls & geological sights nearby. The Adventure Center offers lots of family fun. We take the Androscogin River canoe trip every year. Look for the Eagles and pair of Large owls. This July 4th week included Free music at the Gould Academy ( throughout the week), Historic Society Annual 4th Brass Quartet & BYO picnic(across the st.), & Annual Art Fair, music, local restaurant food, car parade w/ 100 Year Celebration Fashion Show, and Fireworks on the 18th Hole that Saturday.Take your bike and a sense of adventure ! Enjoy.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We live in Boston and wanted to get into the "countryside" to escape the busy 4th of July weekend. The Inn was great for a weekend get-away, located in northern Maine away from the business of coast, we wanted a calm and relaxing weekend and this is exactly what we found. The entire staff seemed extremely happy to have us at the Inn for the weekend. All of the servers and bartenders were very personable and friendly and provided us with great quality service. One night we got to watch the fireworks in the dining room while eating a great 5 star meal... The dining room and staff stayed open while we ate and watched the fireworks even though we were the only people in the restaurant, this was absolutely amazing... The entire staff was extremely accommodating and gracious. It definitely seemed as if they did everything they could to make sure that we had an enjoyable weekend, which we did. Whether you are a couple looking to get away for the weekend or a group of families looking to vacation together I would highly recommend the Bethel Inn!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Medfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I found the Bethel Inn when looking for a weekend getaway. It was only about 3 1/2 hours from Boston and a pretty easy drive. The resort itself is a classic New England inn that dates back 100 years but it still looks good. Other than needing a paint job on a few exterior walls, the overall place was in great condition. The town is a bit sleepy in the summer but it was a nice relaxing place with some nice places nearby for hiking and exploring. The restaurants at the Inn were fantastic and the service couldn't be beat. We don't play golf but the course looked nice. The boathouse on the lake was beautiful and a nice touch. They seem to have some pretty good deals available so search around and find the right one for you.

Room Tip: Get a room overlooking the golf course to really appreciate your surroundings.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Just back from a group vacation at the Bethel Inn. We had a fabulous time. The grounds are beautiful. We loved our rooms, very comfortable beds and numerous choices for pillows (5), Whirlpool bath, lots of choices for tv stations,very clean, spacious and updated for an older inn. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and buffet breakfast, both were delicious.
We loved the pool and it's salt water...very clean and refreshing. We had a fantastic waitress for dinner and breakfast (she looked like Kathleen Bates), she provided excellent service. We had a game night in one of the libraries, they moved lights for us and provided a fan at our request. Not a single complaint here...a nice relaxing long weekend was had by all in our group.
Waitress at pool was also very efficient and helpful:)

Room Tip: Deluxe suites are the way to go:) Also ask for one with a balcony
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We went strictly for the golf school. It was a great deal. 3 days unlimited golf with a cart, 6 meals, and 10 hours of lessons per person. The lessons alone would have cost as much as the package. The lessons were great, one instructor with each group of 3 students. My group had 3 men of different playing abilities and different problems but each of us received our own instruction on putting, chipping, pitching and the full swing. Most of the teaching was on the golf course.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Went with a group of eight women for a golf getaway weekend and loved the Bethel Inn. The staff was exceptionally nice! Judy, our waitress at the Inn's restaurant was friendly and right on top of providing great service. The food was delicious. The rooms clean. Even though it rained for part of the weekend, we were able to golf. We liked the course. Some of the group hung out at the pool and the wait staff cheerfully brought water to drink or whatever anyone wanted to order. The village was within easy walking distance. I plan to return again next year!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Awesome. I have a timeshare at the Bethel Inn for the specific purpose of golfing.
Head Pro Mark Mallory is so accommodating to my golf needs. He is a wonderful friendly and pleasant person. He is truly an asset to the Bethel Inn Country Club.
Looking forward to my October outing with friends at Bethel Inn Country Club.

Cheryl K

Room Tip: A deluxe double in the Oaks.
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Property: The Bethel Inn Resort
Address: 21 Broad Street, On the Common, P.O. Box 49, Bethel, ME 04217
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Location: United States > Maine > Bethel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bethel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bethel Inn Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come experience The Bethel Inn Resort in Bethel, Maine, honored with the 2014 Award of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Just 6 miles from Sunday River Ski Resort, The Inn was recently named "Best of New England" -Top Resorts for Outdoor Sports by New England Travel Magazine. Find guest rooms from traditional Inn rooms to luxury townhomes, many with fireplaces during the winter season. Choose from the comfortable fine dining setting of our Main Dining Room or our casual Millbrook Tavern and Grille with live weekend entertainment. Rela at our health club, featuring a 90° outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, saunas, fitness center and spa services. Plus, enjoy resort activities this summer at our 200 acre resort including our 18 hole, 6,700 yard championship golf course, lake house with canoes & kayaks, tennis, lawn games and more! Sunday River & Mt. Abram Resorts, the Androscoggin River and scenic State Parks are less than 10 minutes away. With an array of professional guide services, world-class fly fishing, canoe/kayak river treks, hiking, ATV mountain adventures, scenic chairlift rides, mountain biking and more just minutes from The Inn. The Bethel Inn Resort is the clear choice for those who love skiing, golf and outdoor recreation. ... more   less 
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