In autumn the area foliage is truly unforgettable. Let us guide you on a backroads trip with breath-taking views of the lakes and mountains. We can suggest numerous mountain-top hikes that reward you with magnificent panorama. Autumn in western Maine is a time for spectacular scenery, brisk afternoon hikes, or antiquing in the many fine shops located in our quaint villages.
Remember to visit the Fryeburg Fair, Maine's largest agricultural fair, held the first week of October.
You've come to the right area if you love winter activities. Ski enthusiasts will find many excellent facilities for both nordic and alpine skiing. Downhill skiing at Shawnee Peak, Sunday River, and Mt. Abram are only a short drive from the inn. We offer discounted lift tickets for Shawnee Peak to our guests. For nordic ski enthusiasts (as well as snow-shoe hikers), a half dozen locations await you as close as our backyard with over 100 acres of lawns, fields and forest surrounding the inn it's a perfect place to X-country ski. Snowmobiling, skating and ice fishing are also popular wintertime activities in the area.
Maine boast of having over 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and it is less than a mile to one of our favorite snowmobile trail links. We can arrange for sled rentals delivered to our inn. Our own back yard is perfect if you're looking for a relaxing get-away summer, spring or fall. Listen to the rippling waters of Bear River as you relax along its banks. Unwind with a good book on our covered deck or in our gardens after a busy day of activities. Truly a four seasons area, the Lake Region boasts many fine restaurants, stores and antique shops. Take a day trip to Freeport or North Conway (tax-free shopping!), explore the Grafton Notch area, travel the scenic Kangamangus Highway, hike in the White Mountains, drive up Mount Washington, enjoy the hustle and bustle of Portland's Old Port, or view the spectacular coast line at Pemiquid Point. All this, plus more is within an hour's drivefrom our inn.