WHERE TO STAY
3004 Town Line Road, Carrabassett Valley. 207-237-2077; nestlewoodinn.com
East of Bigelow village, a log-cabin lodge with seven guestrooms, plus a great room with fieldstone fireplace. Rates include full breakfast and afternoon snacks.
Three Stanley Avenue B&B
3 Stanley Ave., Kingfield. 207-265-5541; stanleyavenue.com
This circa-1900 home houses six guestrooms dressed in Victorian decor; three with private baths, three shared. Rates include full breakfast.
Herbert Grand Hotel
246 Main St., Kingfield. 207-265-2000; herbertgrandhotel.com
Antiques-filled, pet-friendly 26-room Victorian hotel. Rooms vary widely (some are a bit quirky).
Mountain Village Farm B&B
164 Main St., Kingfield. 207-265-2030; mountainvillageinn.com
Six guestrooms, all with private baths, two with whirlpool tub. Living room with fireplace. Rates include full breakfast.
Route 27, Stratton. 207-246-2122; tranquillitylodgebandb.com
A peaceful B&B in a converted 19th-century post-and-beam barn on Flagstaff Lake. Continental-plus breakfast served.
Pleasant Street Inn B&B
104 Pleasant St., Rangeley. 207-864-5916; pleasantstreetinnbb.com
A converted and beautifully renovated farmhouse; comfortable living room with gas stove and guest parlor with woodstove; on a quiet hillside within walking distance of downtown. Rates include full breakfast and tea with appetizers.
Country Club Inn
56 Country Club Road, Rangeley. 207-864-3831; countryclubinnrangeley.com
Pet-friendly rooms overlooking Rangeley Lake are vintage 1960s lodge style. In the baronial main lodge, two fieldstone fireplaces face off. Rates include full breakfast; rates with dinner are also available. Dining room open weekends, school vacations, and holidays.
16 Pickford Road, Rangeley. 207-864-5666; loonlodgeme.com
Rooms with shared or private baths; best two are on the lower level and overlook the lake, as do the upstairs bistro and pub, which has a massive fieldstone fireplace.
Bald Mountain Camps
125 Bald Mountain Road, Oquossoc. 207-864-3671; baldmountaincamps.com
Family-oriented traditional sporting camp, established in 1897, on the shore of Mooselookmeguntic Lake. The rustic but recently renovated and winterized cabins have either woodstoves or fireplaces. Dining room open to the public for dinner Wednesday through Saturday (winter schedule) and for lunch daily during school vacations.
WHERE TO EAT
3001 Town Line Road, Carrabassett Valley. 207-237-2392
East of Bigelow village, a northern Italian dinner restaurant (call for seasonal schedule). The food is good, the atmosphere festive, the pesto breadsticks addictive, and the family-style salad delicious.
Route 27, Valley Crossing, Carrabassett. 207-235-2010
Italian-accented family favorite and crafter of the valley’s best pizza (two-for-one on Sunday).
One Stanley Avenue
1 Stanley Ave., Kingfield. 207-265-5541; stanleyavenue.com
Classic Maine cuisine in an elegant Victorian setting. Open mid-December through mid-April.
Main St., Kingfield. 207-265-2561
Best choice in the area for local color, especially at breakfast, which starts early. Don’t be surprised if the staff gives you the once-over and proclaims that you shouldn’t order the tall stack of pancakes because it’s too big.
Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.