4 Uses of the (former) Sunday River Inn that you Aren't Aware Of (but should be)
The iconic (former) Sunday River Inn is for sale at an asking price of $550,000. Though the building hasn’t been used as an Inn for years, it has the potential to be converted back into mixed-use with commercial and residential opportunity.
Currently, The Meeting House (a fantastic locally-owned restaurant) operates out of the main level of the building. It’s bar area and dining room each feature centerpiece mantles with custom stonework and authenticity.
The property encompasses 3 acres of land, which could be developed, along Skiway Road (the main access road to South Ridge Welcome Center. There is more than 5000 square feet of finished living space including the current restaurant, a two bedroom apartment upstairs and 12 dormitory style rooms above the dining area. This listing also includes a detached, four bedroom house and multiple outbuildings including a garage and two sheds.
- Residential Use – Most folks that call to inquire about this listing are unaware that the 4 -bedroom, ranch style house also conveys with the sale. The house is rented and could continue to serve as an investment or could satisfy the need for “owner’s quarters.”
- Conservation Trail Access – When this property was operated as the Sunday River Inn, it was known for its quality cross country ski trails. What a lot of people don’t realize is that the trails, which connect to the yard of the Inn, are still there and the conservation easement over that land is still in place. With some TLC, the rolling Nordic trails that once guided thousands through the tall pines, could come back to life.
- Developable Land – The property includes 3 acres of land and approximately half of it has been developed. Depending on intended use, there should be plenty of space for future development of residential or commercial dwellings on the available land.
- Workshop or Storefront- The below grade section of the Inn served as the tuning and rental shop. It has changing rooms, lockers and a functional counter-top for registers or display. This area has direct entry to the back parking lot so could easily be leased to ski tuning business or serve as a shop.
This sprawling property in a prime location gives you the rare chance to own and operate a live / work situation. With unbeatable visibility to skier traffic, this property will remain iconic and identifiable for decades to come.