Bethel Maine, besides being a ski town, attracts visitors year round for its charm with several small shops and fun restaurants, and annual festivals on the Town Common. Named “Maine’s most beautiful mountain village, Bethel is humble but happy. Home to Gould Academy and the closest village to Sunday River, Bethel has a vibrant outdoor scene and lots of surrounding natural beauty between the rivers and mountains.
Right next door is Newry, home to the second largest and most popular ski resort in Maine, Sunday River. Grafton Notch State Park to the north is a year-round attraction for outdoor entertainment from ice climbing during the winter to rock climbing and hiking in summer and fall. Accomodations in Bethel include a golf and ski resort hotel, bed and breakfasts and refurbished inns operating in historic buildings within the Bethel commons.
There are nearby areas for camping, house rentals and cottage lodging. Bethel has been named by top ski and nordic magazines as one of the best ski towns in New England, and fall foliage here also makes many top leaf peeping lists.
Bethel Hill Bed and Breakfast l 207-824-2461
Douglass Place Bed and Breakfast l 207-824-2229
Gideon Hastings House l 207-824-3496
Grand Summit Resort Hotel l 800-543-2754
Jordan Grand Resort Hotel l 800-543-2754
L’Auberge Country Inn l 207-824-2774
The Maine Houses – Lake Christopher l 800-646-8737
Morrill Farm Bed and Breakfast – Sumner l 207-338-2059
Norseman Inn and Motel l 207-824-2002
The Prodigal Inn
River View Resort l 207-824-2808
Inn at Rostay l 207-824-3111
Ski Esta – Sunday River l 207-754-3782)
Sunday River Grand Summit Resort l 207-824-3000
The Victoria Inn
West Bethel Motel l 207-836-3575
Bryant Pond Area
Maine Houses l 207-846-9131