Spectacular foliage is just one great reason for a fall getaway to Maine. Whether you decide to stay close to the coast or venture further inland, a classic Maine inn can elevate the experience to another level. Here are four choices that are never out of season.
Blair Hill Inn, with its commanding view over Moosehead Lake and is an ideal perch to see the dramatic colors in Greenville. It has northern Maines’s only destination spa, a restaurant famed for its creative cuisine, and some of the most luxuriously appointed rooms in the entire state.
For a taste of old-fashioned Maine lodging, there’s The Rangeley Inn and Tavern, set in the heart of the town of Rangeley, about 80 miles northwest of Augusta, and the ideal home base for exploring the Rangeley Lakes region. It’s a place where an afternoon spent in an Adirondack chair on the porch is an afternoon well spent. The exterior is vintage but rooms have been modernized to 21st century standards, and there’s a casual farm-to-table menu at the Tavern.
In the western Maine town of Fryeburg—well-known for its summer country fair—surrounded by spectacular views of the White Mountains, is The Oxford House Inn. Famed for its dining, it also has a handful of artfully updated rooms and is the perfect location for viewing this very rural part of the state.
The Inn on Winters Hill in Kingfield is a good place to rest after a day of exploring the Carrabassett Valley area. The rooms at this stately Maine inn still have the flair of the Victorian era and the dining room offers a New England–centered menu.