by Michael Blanding
The most obvious place to stay at Sugarloaf is also the most luxurious: the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel sits picturesquely at the base of the mountain, a scant two minute walk to the base lodge and lifts. Recently upgraded since the acquisition by Boyne Resorts a few years ago, the hotel is plush and comfortable, including the much-vaunted Boyne Beds, a welcome comfort after a hard day on the slopes, as well as other amenities such as big-screen HD televisions and DVD players as well as upscale bath products.
Room sizes are generally on the small size, though 1, 2, and 3-bedroom suites are available for families, some with efficiency kitchens with stoves and full-size refrigerators. A hotel stay includes passes to the onsite sauna and steam room as well as access to the sports and fitness center with pool and hot tub. Be forewarned that Internet service can sometimes be spotty, and cell phone service virtually non-existent inside the brick walls of the hotel; then again, cell phone service can be hit-and-miss anywhere this far north in Maine.
Our Editor Loves
- One- to three-bedroom suites, some with kitchenettes
- Updated bathrooms and luxurious Boyne Beds in every room
- Breakfast is included in most hotel packages
Don’t miss the amazon foliage in autumn in the Mtns of Maine. Just be prepared for lots of driving! Bring some good books and bottles of wine! As opposed to VT Maine MTns aren’t close to much so having to drive to “get there from here” is a necessity!
Wonderfully clean welcoming accommodations. Hotel is flawless coupled with excellent customer service from the front desk. Views are fantastic from every corner. We stopped late traveling one night and the views we met in the morning were breath taking. Next time we will stay longer so we can explore the area a bit more.