Western Lakes + Mountains
Hotels in Western Lakes + Mountains
Located in the western Maine town of Bethel, this Broad Street Historic District inn offers opportunities to golf in the summer, watch the leaves change color in the autumn, and ski, dogsled, or snowmobile in the winter at the nearby Sunday River Ski Resort.
The lodge offers prime views of tree-lined Moosehead Lake, with northern section of the Appalachian mountains in the background. In summer, there are opportunities to fly fish, canoe, or even go on a moose safari within minutes of the lodge.
Though it isn’t as hyped as the coast, inland Maine is spectacular, with thousands of lakes and ponds, acres of cool pine forests, and countless small, uncrowded towns where “the real Maine” is still found.
Try a classic sporting camp stay in one of the 18 cabins (meals are served in the main lodge), which has a sandy lake beach.
One of Maine’s larger ski resorts features eight interconnected mountains and 743 acres of trails. Sunday River’s Boundary-to-Boundary policy encourages additional off-trail exploration, as long as it falls within the property’s expansive perimeter.
Frost Mountain Yurts offers a year-round outdoor escape in western Maine, complete with an unusual setting that’s devoid of modern conveniences like electricity and running water.