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need a reasonable motel near Sugarloaf

post #1 of 16
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Wife and i are trying to max our Max pass so to do this we need to keep the motel costs down. Never been to Sugarloaf but want to combine it with a Sunday River trip. Well hooked up in Bethel but know zero about the Loaf & a call to their reservation center was budget busting.

 

Any Ideas? Thanks 

 

 

 

 

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post #2 of 16

Stoweguy, the Loaf is my home hill - well to the extent that a home hill can be 3 hours away.

My wife and I stay at the Herbert Hotel in "downtown" Kingfield. It is a century old grand dame of a classic roadhouse. Faded elegance from a time and place in my home state when lumber ruled. Haunted? Perhaps. But an unparalleled experience for those who appreciate a unique, historic property. If you folks are finicky, you may be dissatisfied with the lack of amenities. But if are open to something completely different, the stay will become part of your travel monologue. As I like to say, if your eccentric old Auntie were a hotel, she would be the Herbert. Should you decide to visit, be advised that the walls are thin and there are no secrets at the Herbert.

Happy trails.

David

post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by stoweguy View Post

Wife and i are trying to max our Max pass so to do this we need to keep the motel costs down. Never been to Sugarloaf but want to combine it with a Sunday River trip. Well hooked up in Bethel but know zero about the Loaf & a call to their reservation center was budget busting.

Any Ideas? Thanks 




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Mountain View motel. They are not always responsive to calls and emails, but are very nice and responsive in person once you finally score a reservation. Nice large clean rooms that are better value imho than the other local motels.
post #4 of 16

Another is the Spillover, in Stratton, a couple of minutes further north of the Mountain View.  It's a motel, has undergone a lot of renovation with new owners over the past few years. Just checked trip advisor, for kicks, good reviews. 

 

Mountain View would be my #1. Also pet friendly.  Spillover #2.   The Herbert......some folks just love the place, as D1 no doubt does. I know about all for the most part through visiting ski racers and race families. 

 

Mountain Village Farm B&B is well loved, too. 

 

Lastly, a lot of stuff on VRBO and AirBNB, too.

 

Sugarloaf's been our ski home for 25 years. Stowe before that for 35 {basically since birth!}. 

post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys made reservations at the The White Wolf . Hopefully it will be ok 

post #6 of 16

I'm sure it will work out just fine. Let us know.

post #7 of 16
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Thanks guys made reservations at the The White Wolf . Hopefully it will be ok 

When not at the Herbert we do the White Wolf as well. Basic lodging. Lots of snowmobilers, though maybe not so much now given the drought this year, We have been trying to get to this resturaunt - supposed to be teriffic, and just up the road from the White Wolf. Enjoy.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g40912-d5894949-Reviews-The_Coplin_Dinner_House-Stratton_Maine.html 

post #8 of 16

CDH is the best restaurant in the area these days, hands down. It's reasonable as well. Great tip! 

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your help guys, really looking forward to the trip

post #10 of 16

Ate at Copeland for the first time two nights ago. Wonderful dinner by any standards. But not cheap - appetizers $10-15. And most entrees $25-35. With drinks, looking at $50+ a head. Again, no regrets.

D1

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

OK,  so stayed at the White Wolf Inn. I would say it was a very affordable, basic small room. The only problem we encountered was the shower which if you were not careful would parboil you in an instant.

 

While there we also checked the Mountain View Motel. I spoke with the owners who seemed very nice and the rooms were well sized and come with a kitchenette. This is where we will be staying in the future. On the downside, the place is for sale. The owners were really nice and we look forward to staying with them but I hope they find a buyer so they can move on to their next adventure.  

 

The Spillover was also nice. Very clean, well kept.  Price was $130. per night for the kitchenette. A good bit more to pay when you are trying to squeeze as many ski days into a season as you can but would be a consideration if the Mountain View was full. 

 

Sugarloaf was great. It is our new favorite mountain. 

 

Thanks for the many responses and help. Have a great off season and hopefully we will get a true winter next year and can all hit it hard and often

post #12 of 16

Glad you enjoyed it. As I had posted, been at SL for 25+ years. Prior to that was at Stowe, for my entire life....other than 4 years in college {at Sugarloaf}. Owned our first ski house in Stowe, but migrated to the Loaf. Have an adult lifetime of friends there. Kids grew up there. Very partial to it. Biased, actually!

 

I wasn't going to get into the typical internet "battle" over lodging. People that I know who make the trip 3-4 times a season, want to do it reasonably, and don't mind being off mountain are staying at either the Mountain View, or the Spillover {particularly after it's been spruced up}. Mountain View is awesome. A lot of college and academy teams stay there. That would be my first choice.

 

So think about getting a early purchase Silver Pass for next year. If you visit a few times, it will drive down that ski cost. 

 

And with the winter that they've had, it might take a while to sell the Mountain View. So you should be all set!!

post #13 of 16
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This season we did the Max Pass. For the coming season we have already ordered the Bronze Pass for SR,SL & Loon as we are midweek skiers. That will free up some pass bucks and I'll be able to hit what I consider my home mountain Gore a few times.  

post #14 of 16

Very good plan.....have fun! 

post #15 of 16

The Loaf is a way of life!  We do need a few more quality food places since we lost the Porter House and Gepettos has gone down the shi!!er but you can always count on CDH, Tufolios, The Rack and especially the Bag.  Shipyard Brehaus was a daily event for us the years we lived in Snowbrook but needs a bit of a refresh.  Still miss Chicken Bigelow!!!!!

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The Loaf is a way of life!  We do need a few more quality food places since we lost the Porter House and Gepettos has gone down the shi!!er but you can always count on CDH, Tufolios, The Rack and especially the Bag.  Shipyard Brehaus was a daily event for us the years we lived in Snowbrook but needs a bit of a refresh.  Still miss Chicken Bigelow!!!!!

 

 

Yes we met some really nice folks there who introduced us to "The Bag" which quickly became the favorite apres ski hangout. 

 

Really looking forward to next season. have a great summer all !

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