Newry is a town in western Maine best known for the Sunday River ski resort. It also has two hotels, skiing equipment shops, a large covered bridge, and other attractions. Newry has a population of about 350 residents and is located in Oxford county.
Lodging in Newry, Maine includes the Jordan Grand Hotel and Conference Center, a lodge (with a large sign advertising “wood-fired pizza” and a gem store which is part of it), and three other establishments. The Jordan Grand has many amenities, including a swimming pool, sauna, and two restaurants. In addition to conferences, weddings can also be held there. The Jordan Grand is part of the Sunday River ski resort, along with the Grand Summit Resort Hotel and Snow Cap Inn. There is bed and breakfast in Newry as well.
There are also several condominiums at the ski resort, including the Merrill Brook Condominiums and Locke Mountain Townhouses. Yet another option for lodging is The Bear Lodge, which is a luxurious house with sauna and other amenities which can be rented by the week. The owners have a website at thebearlodge.com. There are also other luxury homes available for rent on a short-term basis in Newry, Maine.
In addition to skiing, Sunday River has a golf course and spa/massage facilities, among other features. Golf packages, which include lodging in one of the hotels, are available during the Summer. The cost for a weekend of golfing and lodging is approximately $100-140 per person, not including the service charge and tax.
Several businesses are housed in a long white stripmall-type building. These include a snowboard shop, the Slopeside Serenity Spa, a real estate agency, and a post office. The spa is open seven days/week and has a website at slopesideserenityspa.com. It offers hair, nail, and skin care, as well as tanning and massage. There are skiing equipment sales and rental shops elsewhere in Newry. The Bear River Trading Post sells gas, coffee, sandwiches, ice cream, beer, hunting & fishing gear, and more. On the access road to Sunday River, there is a pizza take-out restaurant called “New York Pizza.” It offers calzones, sandwiches, salad, and beverages as well. Also on the access road, there is a restaurant and pub called the Phoenix House & Well.
There is a large covered bridge over a mostly shallow river. A normal bridge stands next to it and is used for traffic, while the covered bridge is only open to people on foot. Swimming is possible in the river, and there is enough parking for several cars next to the bridge.
The larger neighboring town of Bethel offers a greater variety of shopping, dining, and lodging establishments. Smaller towns in the area include Bryant Pond, Woodstock, and Locke Mills.
For more information on Newry, see the town office website at newrymaine.com.