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					        The Ideal Group Getaway




  Informal, self-service vacation houses
located in the mountains of western Maine
     and on the beaches of Cape Cod
          The Maine House
        The Maine Farm House
    The Maine MountainView House
           The Cape House
    The Perfect Setting For Groups…
    Informal, Self-Service and
    Fully Appointed.
        Wouldn’t it be nice to have a home away from
    home – especially a comfortably appointed one
    located beside a crystal clear mountain lake or in a
    spectacular seaside village? A special place where
    you can relax and make yourself at home? If your
    answer is “yes”, then consider one of the houses
    for your next New England gathering.
        Our self-contained guest houses offer a unique,
    affordable vacation getaway in an informal
    atmosphere, making them the perfect spot for
    families, groups, couples and individuals. According
    to Down East magazine, these houses operate like
    self-service inns with no on-premise innkeeper. They
    offer an informal setting, with everything from
    linens to plates in place and waiting.
        You’ll find many homey touches to make your
    stay enjoyable, including:
        I Informal dining areas able to seat large groups
        I Comfortably furnished living and recreation
          rooms
        I A variety of sleeping accommodations
          including private doubles, suites and
          dorm-style rooms
        I Private and shared baths
        I Fully-equipped kitchen facilities
        I Cable color television, VCR and sound system
        I Sheets, towels, blankets and pillows
          (blankets and pillows only at The Cape House)
                                   I Secure storage
                                     for ski and sports
                                     equipment
                                   I Washer and dryer
                                   I Complimentary
                                     coffee
                                   I Gas grills
                                   I Picnic tables
                                   I Ample parking




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    The three Maine Houses are located in the quiet
village of Bryant Pond in the mountains of western
Maine – the perfect base for outdoor activities
year-round. The Maine House, The Maine Farm House
and The Maine MountainView House are within
                               walking distance from
                               each other and are just
                               14 miles from the
                              Sunday River Ski Resort,
                              providing excellent
                              downhill skiing. The
                             family-friendly slopes of
                             Mt. Abram Ski Resort
                             are just 3 miles away and
                            Carter’s Cross-Country
                            Ski Touring Center is a
                            short 6 mile drive.
                                Maine’s natural beauty
also offers a scenic backdrop for many other sports
activities, including snowmobiling, biking, hiking,
canoeing and more.
    When you’re ready for a break from the great
outdoors, you can visit a variety of restaurants, craft
and antique shops in nearby Bethel or throughout
the Maine countryside, as well as the outlets of
Freeport, ME and North Conway, NH.
    For more information on The Maine Houses and
western Maine, call us toll-free at 800-646-8737
and ask for our guidebook and video.

          The Maine
          MountainView House




              The Maine
              Farm House



         The Maine House

                  Lake Christopher
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       Located on the shores of Lake Christopher, The
    Maine House is a spacious country house offering a
    variety of amenities not found in most guest houses
    or bed and breakfast’s, including:
       I Nine comfortable bedrooms with sleeping
          space for up to 33
       I Seven full baths and one half bath
          (private and shared)
       I Large recreation room accented with knotty
          pine paneling, hardwood floors and a
          floor-to-ceiling fireplace
       I Enclosed wrap-around porch with dining
          tables and seating for up to 50
       I Fully-equipped kitchen
       I View of Lake Christopher and mountains
       I Beautiful yard with 200 feet of lake frontage,
          plus two boat docks, and complimentary use
          of canoes, wind surfing and sports equipment
       I 10' x 10' steam room




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   A recently restored historic house, The Maine
Farm House offers country charm and character
with new and modern conveniences. Surrounded
by an open meadow, it is just a short walk from The
Maine House. The house offers three sections which
can be used together for a large group or separately
for small groups or individuals.




Accommodations include:
  I Seven tastefully decorated bedrooms, each with
    private baths, that can sleep up to 24 people
  I Three hand-crafted fieldstone fireplaces, one
    in each section of house
  I Individual thermostat control in each bedroom
    and suite
  I Private entrances
  I Handicapped access (in two sections)
  I Living, dining and fully equipped kitchen
    facilities in each section
  I The grassy area by the lake, plus canoes and
    outdoor sports equipment, are available for
    the use of guests of all three houses, unless
    prior arrangements have been made for
    exclusive use.
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                                    This comfortable
                                    house is a spacious
                                    turn-of-the-century
                                    Victorian inn accented
                                    with a large
                                    wraparound porch
                                    that is the perfect
    spot to relax. Just a short walk to The Maine House
    and The Maine Farm House. Amenities include:
       I Seven bedrooms with sleeping
          accommodations for up to 33 people
       I Seven full baths
       I Unique indoor spa
       I Two living rooms separated by leaded glass
          doors, with a fireplace
       I Two separate dining areas
       I Fully equipped kitchen
       I The grassy area by the lake, plus canoes and
          outdoor sports equipment, are available for
          guests of all three houses, unless prior arrange-
          ments have
          been made
          for exclusive
          use.




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    Located on Cape Cod in the town of Falmouth,
MA, The Cape House is a Dutch Colonial found on
a beautiful wooded acre in one of the most
complete vacation areas of the Eastern seaboard.
The Cape House is just a short walk to the beach,
Martha’s Vineyard ferry,
shopping, dining, night
life and more.
    Guests will find easy
access to miles of sandy
beaches and scenic
shorelined trails for biking,
jogging or walking. Tennis
courts, golf courses,
fishing, boating and
sailing are also in easy
reach.
    The Cape House offers:
    I Eight bedrooms with
       sleeping space for up to 24 people in
       2-, 3- and 4-person rooms
    I Two full baths and one half bath (shared)
    I Unique outdoor shower with hot and
       cold water
    I Spacious deck, great for relaxing or an
       outdoor barbecue for your entire group
    I Fully-equipped kitchen facilities




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    Ideal For Groups
       The Maine Houses and The Cape House are
    perfect, whether you’re with a sports, singles or
    social club, a school or church organization, a small
    business, or a family planning a reunion, vacation,
    birthday, wedding or anniversary party. You’ll find
    these houses spacious, flexible and affordable.
       Group amenities include:
       I Exclusive use of the house
       I No on-premise manager or owner
       I Flexible check-in and checkout time
       I Complete freedom in planning your own
          sleeping assignments
       For special group rates and other information call
    us toll-free at 800-646-8737.
    Here’s What A Few
    Group Leaders Have To Say
    About The Maine Houses
       “We had a wonderful time at The Maine House.
    Everyone has a hard time tearing themselves away
    from the house to do the things they had planned.
    The house is so nice, we hated to get up and go
    anywhere.”
       Syracuse, NY bike group
       “We’re still basking in the pleasant memories of
    our family vacation at The Maine House on Lake
    Christopher. It’s a most pleasant spot and it proved
    to be ideal for us.
       Hershey, PA family reunion

       We’ll gladly work with you to
        meet your group’s needs.
        Group rates are available.




              Call for information:

      1-800-646-8737
                www.themainehouses.com
               e-mail: houses@maine.rr.com
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                                The Maine
                                Farm House

                     The Maine House




                                               The Maine
                                               MountainView
                                               House




Directions to The Maine Houses
    From Boston/Providence: I-95 North to Maine
Turnpike, North to Exit 11-Gray. Take Route 26 North
toward Bryant Pond/Bethel for 42 miles. Pass through
Norway and South Paris to Bryant Pond. In Bryant Pond,
Route 26 makes a sharp right turn in front of the post
office at the flashing yellow light. Immediately after this
turn, you will see a large Victorian house on the right.
This is the MountainView House, 2 Main Street. You’ll
also see a green and white sign with The Maine Houses
logo and directions to the other houses. To proceed to
The Maine House and The Maine Farm House, take your
first left and cross over railroad tracks, go straight on
Lake Road. The Maine Farm House is the first house on
the right, 20 Lake Road. The Maine House is the third
house on the right, 30 Lake Road.
    From New Hampshire/Bethel area: Take Route
26 South. Approximately 8.3 miles from Bethel, you will
enter the village of Bryant Pond. Pass a ballfield on the
right and take the second right onto Lake Road.
    Driving times from major cities:
    Boston - 3 hours                 Providence - 4 hours
    Hartford - 5 hours               Portsmouth - 2 hours
    New York City - 7 hours          Philadelphia - 9 hours




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     Directions to The Cape House
         From New York: Take I-95 North to 195 East in
     Providence. Continue to Route I-495/25 East and follow
     the signs to Falmouth/The Islands. Cross the Bourne
     Bridge and take Route 28 South.
         From Hartford: Take I-84 East to I-90 (Mass.
     Turnpike). Take I-90 East to I-495 South (Exit 11A).
     Continue on I-495/25, following the signs for Falmouth/
     The Islands over the Bourne Bridge and take Route 28
     South.
         From Boston: Take Route 3 South to the Sagamore
     rotary. Take Route 6 West toward Buzzards Bay/
     Falmouth. Cross the Bourne Bridge and take Route 28
     South.
         From Bourne Bridge to The Cape House:
     Stay on Route 28 South for approximately 12 miles. One
     mile after the four lane road turns into two lanes, take a
     left at the first light onto Jones Road. Proceed to the
     second traffic light and turn right onto Davis Straits
     Road. Continue approximately 1/4 mile and take the
     second left onto Falmouth Heights Road. Proceed 1/2
     mile, pass the Island Queen ferry and turn left onto
     Harbor Avenue. The Cape House is the first house on the
     left, 8 Harbor Avenue.
         Driving times from major cities:
         Boston - 1.5 hours              Philadelphia - 6 hours
         Hartford - 3 hours              Portland - 3.5 hours
         New York City - 5 hours




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RESERVATIONS AND
CANCELLATIONS
Reservations
    Advance reservations only by calling
800-646-8737 or 207-846-9131 any time of day.
Telephone reservations are accepted, but not
confirmed until receipt of payments. A confirming
letter is then sent.
Payments
   Groups – Special group payment schedules are
provided in three to six payments prior to arrival.
Group payments by check only.
   Individuals – A payment of 50% of the entire
cost of your stay is required within seven days of a
reservation. The balance is due four weeks prior to
your first night’s lodging. Personal checks, cash,
Discover, Visa and MasterCard are accepted for
payment.
   Make checks payable to The Maine Houses and
mail to:
   The Maine Houses Reservations
   P.O. Box 1138
   Yarmouth, ME 04096
Please specify date of your stay and house location
on your check.
Cancellations
   Your payment less 10% will be returned for
cancellations made more than 30 days prior to
arrival. We regret that there are no refunds for
no-shows or cancellations made 30 days or less
before arrival. Inquire for group cancellation
policies.
Children
   Children are welcome at the houses. Kids under
12 stay free when sharing a room with parents.
(The Cape House has a special children’s policy.
Please call for details.)
Pets
   Because some of our guests are allergic to pets,
no pets of any kind are allowed at any of the houses.
No Smoking
  Smoking is not permitted at any of the houses.
Important Note About The Cape House
   Please bring your own linens and towels. We
provide pillows and blankets.
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Contacting The Houses
Reservations/Information        800-646-8737
The Maine House
  Guest phone                    207-665-2866
The Maine Farm House
  Main section guest phone       207-665-2814
  1-bedroom suite guest phone    207-665-2974
  2-bedroom suite guest phone    207-665-2877
The Maine MountainView House
  Guest phone                    207-665-2690
The Cape House
  Guest phone                    508-548-2872
The Maine Houses Reservations
  P.O. Box 1138, Yarmouth, ME 04096
  800-646-8737 or 207-846-9131




     The Ideal Group Getaway
    Reservations: 800-646-8737
      P.O. Box 1138, Yarmouth, ME 04096
           www.themainehouses.com
          e-mail: houses@maine.rr.com

				
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