Looking for a Unique Get-A-Way?
Luna)Blu has the perfect place for you, offering an opportunity to enjoy a historic Inn, that is rich in Bethel’s history. The entire 8 bedrooms & 10 bathroom Lodge will be yours to enjoy with your family and friends.
The Lodge is located between the beautiful town of Bethel Maine and Sunday River Ski Resort. Where there is something for everyone no matter what time of the year, including trails for hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Everyone deserves a break, time to relax and enjoy life. The Luna)Blu Lodge at Sunday River is ready to welcome you!
Maine and the White Mountains of NH offers a dozen premier skiing resorts, local trails for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and hiking, rivers for rafting and canoeing, and just about any other outdoor activity you can imagine.
If outdoor sports aren’t your thing or you just need a day off, be sure to visit downtown Bethel Maine’s boutique shops and delicious restaurants. North Conway and the White Mountains of NH are 20 miles away. While in North Conway, visitors can shop tax-free at the outlet village, local hand-craft, antique, and gift shops.
No matter the time of year, the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Bethel Maine are perfect spots for a quintessential New England vacation.
History of the Lodge
Over the years, The Lodge has changed hands multiple times and has been used in many different ways. It was originally a family residence and then became a general store. Years ago, the original front door of the store was found on the roadside with old writings still visible indicating bushels of corn sold to customers. In the 1920’s it became the Mayville Lodge, named after where it was located in the village of Bethel. Two rooms with a single shared bathroom were available for rent and meals were included. The Lodge housed visitors to the fairground, which was once located where the town airport, Colonel Dyke Field is now situated.
The Briar Lea Inn opened in 1994 after extensive renovations to the 1850’s post and beam constructed Georgian Farmhouse. The Inn consisted of six rooms and offered a delicious breakfast after a restful sleep. In 2005, an addition was made to the Inn, The Jolly Drayman Pub, to offer guests a unique dining and drinking experience similar to those found in Country Pubs. The name “Pub” is a shortened version of “Public House,” a place for social gatherings of friends to eat and drink. “The Drayman” is the individual who drives the dray or beer wagon.
Now in 2020 new owners have purchased this historical property and with some vision along with extensive renovations have made it The Luna)Blu Lodge. Offering guests an opportunity to rent an entire Inn/restaurant/bar creating new memories in a building that is rich in Bethel History.