On the national register of historic places, this charming in is located on Main Street, and is only six minutes from the ski hill.
The Victoria Inn is on the national register of historic places, and is located right downtown in Bethel, Maine. Only six minutes from the ski hill, you can take a trolley from the Inn to the hill, and back again. Period décor in each room has won the Inn local awards for beautification efforts. If you want a hearty breakfast before you hit the slopes you’re in luck: the Inn serves a full breakfast in the dining room each morning. Bethel, Maine | 888-774-1235 | thevictoria-inn.com
This family-friendly hotel offers something for everyone: enjoy magicians, an outdoor heated pool, or the spa.
The easy lift access, and location near some of Sunday River’s steepest terrain make this hotel great for all-levels of skiers. Ski- and- stay packages include lodging, lift tickets, and an adult “perfect turn” lesson, and kids under 12 eat for free in the Legend’s Restaurant when accompanied by a paying adult. The Black Diamond Entertainment series runs every year to keep guests off all ages entertained, it includes live music, magicians, and comedy acts. An added bonus: guests all sleep on the famed “Boyne Bed,” which is made exclusively for Boyne resorts, such as Sunday River.
This hotel is right on the slopes of Sunday River. They have onsite childcare, a health club, a heated outdoor pool and dining options. It is located on the resort’s far periphery—perfect for starting or ending the day without crowds. Sunday River, Maine | 800.430.0767 | sundayriver.com
Originally opened in 1911 as a hostelry for nervous souls seeking mental rest and recuperation, the Bethel Inn still soothes mind and body.
Originally opened in 1911 as a hostelry for nervous souls seeking mental rest and recuperation, the Bethel Inn still soothes mind and body. Out the front door is Bethel Common and the village historic district; out the back, a sprawling Nordic center (or golf course in the summer). Inside, antiques and Shaker and Colonial-style furnishings blend comfortably in a classic country inn that invites plunking down with a good book and a fine wine. Bethel, Maine | 800.654.0125 | bethelinn.com