When trying to decide on a great vacation destination, many travelers take scenery, ambiance, and options for fun into account. If you’re the type of person that prefers to wrap it all up in a destination that offers up an abundance in the way of outdoor activities too—Rangeley, Maine is a destination for you!
This beautiful Maine locale is loved by travelers with a heart for the great outdoors who appreciate options to include fantastic dining, shopping, and exploring on their itinerary as well. Whether you’re one for fun in the snow or can’t wait for summer temperatures to rise before heading out on a great getaway, Rangeley is a year-round destination that’s designed to inspire.
Of course, for all the planning that might go into a Rangeley vacation, the one thing you really can’t count on is the weather. Mother nature proves time and again that she marches to the beat of her own drum. That makes having indoor activities in Rangely itinerary that much more important! Fortunately, no matter what the weather may be in Rangeley when you’re in town, it’s a place that’s packed with options for rainy-day fun. Whether you’re headed here solo, as a couple, or with the kids in tow, the following are a few activities in Rangely to be sure you have lined up when the rain starts to fall.
Check Out the Maine Forestry Museum
Just because you can’t get out and make the most of Rangeley’s wild and forested terrain on a rainy day doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate all that it offers up. Start by heading over to the Maine Forestry Museum for an afternoon that promises to be as engaging as it is educational. Located at 221 Stratton Road, the Maine Forestry Museum is a testament to a practice that has long defined the lush Rangeley Lakes Region. A visit here is an opportunity to look at equipment, techniques, and people who have made a giant impact on this industry through the decades. Their mission is to preserve the heritage of forestry and conservation in this region to keep the industry alive for generations to come. The museum even hosts the annual logging festival which gives guests a chance to try their hand at logging. The museum is open to the public from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday all summer long. Starting September 9th, hours adjust to 11:00 am until 4:00 pm Thursday through Sunday.
Go Bowling at Moose Alley
There’s no reason to let a rainy day get you down when you find yourself in Rangeley. Especially not when you have the option of making your way to Moose Alley and enjoying an afternoon of bowling alongside family and friends! Moose Alley is a must when the weather keeps you from heading outdoors and is easily found at 2909 Main Street. Moose Alley is open every day from 7:00 am until 9:00 pm and is a welcoming place to put your bowling skills to the test. In addition to their collection of lanes, this destination hosts billiards, live musical performances, and an arcade too. If bowling a game leaves you famished, Moose Alley has you covered with their on-site café bar and grill. Grab a bite and pair it with a beer before returning to your lane for game two!
Dine at Parkside & Main
If savoring a sensational meal is your idea of the perfect rainy day in, try Parkside & Main while you’re in town. Situated at 2520 Main Street, Parkside & Main is known for its vast menu of American favorite fare served up in a welcoming and warm setting. Whether you go with steak, seafood, chicken, or pasta, everything here is served up with a side of home-cooked flair. While you’re welcome to dine indoors, those who enjoy the sound of the rain and views of the lake can be seated on the covered patio as well. Parkside & Main hosts a full kids’ menu for those looking to enjoy a rainy afternoon with little ones in tow.
Alpine Shop of Rangeley
Sometimes, a little retail therapy is just the ticket for turning a rainy day into the highlight of your stay. That’s where the Alpine Shop of Rangeley comes into the picture. Found at 2504 Main Street, the Alpine Shop of Rangeley is a one-stop resource for finding a little bit of everything! This charming shop opens its doors daily to those interested in browsing a collection of stuffed animals, decorations, home goods, apparel, ornaments, and beyond. Can’t find what you’re searching for? The on-site staff is helpful and friendly and waiting to lend a hand.
Book Your Maine Getaway Today
When you’re ready for a Rangeley-bound adventure, the team at Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals has just the home away from home you need to make your trip complete. Reach out today to learn more about our many property options and how we can get you settled in a place that fits your every need.
When you’re looking for a break with four-seasons beauty, you’ll find Maine is the perfect destination for your getaway. The beautiful Rangeley rental home at Hilltop is a six-bedroom, four-bathroom home with room for up to 14 guests. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into your home away from home in Rangeley while being close to all of the fun and attractions you plan to visit during your stay.
Guest looking for a fun and relaxing stay in Rangeley will find everything they’ve dreamed of and more at Hilltop. Stunning views, large indoor and outdoor spaces, and beautifully remodeled, Hilltop offers plenty of relaxation and fun. Enjoy local activities, shops, and countless other ways to stay busy during your stay on your getaway.
Enjoy the lush trees and green grass of the four-acre property. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be immersed in New England charm. The home rises up out of the hill as if it was made for the spot. In the warmer months, as well as during peak fall color season, you’ll want to spend much of your time in the beautiful outdoor spaces surrounding the home. Take in the stunning views from a large second-floor partially covered deck. The covered area features plenty of comfortable outdoor seating to watch sunsets, and the uncovered area accommodates a large BBQ grill and outdoor dining space for four, as well as a relaxing chaise lounge. Under the deck is a rock feature. The ground floor boasts a stone patio with chaise and Adirondack seating for five. On cool night or warm summer evenings made for s’mores and conversation, head out to the fire pit. The spacious area includes fire pit enclosure within natural rocks and surrounded by four Adirondack chairs as you warm yourself by the fire and take in a New England sunset.
Step inside and into New England charm. The wood-paneled walls of the entry foyer and deer antler wall sconces set the tone for much of the rest of the house. The tiled floor allows you a place to stomp off the snow before entering the home. A floor heater gives ample heat to dry your wet boots or shoes, and wall pegs offer a place for hanging the rest of your outdoor gear. The glass-fronted door leads to the rest of the home.
The main living level features an open plan kitchen, dining, and living space with wood floor throughout the area. Sit back and relax in the living area. The living area is divided into three smaller areas. A large couch and set of wingback chairs allow guests to cozy around the massive wood-burning stone fireplace. A nook for storing firewood is conveniently located next to the fireplace to keep the wood dry for optimum use in colder months. To one side of the fireplace are two more living areas that make use of the natural light streaming in from the large windows. Sit and in comfortable leather chairs and watch a movie or show on the flat-screen TV or read a book from the bookshelf. The remaining area features a comfortable chair and large couch surrounding an area rug and overlooking the deck, which is accessed by a door near the couch.
The fully equipped kitchen features stainless steel appliances including wall oven and separate electric cooktop. The natural wood cabinets offer plenty of storage for everything you need, and a corner single-sink means every inch of the counter is used for meal prep and service. A peninsula counter includes and overhang to create a bar with seating for four. A dining area features a long rectangular table hosted by an area rug with seating for everyone. The elegant chandelier hangs from the vaulted wood-panel ceiling and a sliding door offers easy access to the deck for outdoor dining.
If you want to have some fun without the hassle of packing up the rental car, make your way to the home’s game room/lounge. Choose from a video game or show on the large wall-mounted flat-screen TV as you sink into comfortable furniture. Step outside onto the stone patio for a breath of fresh air between activities. Before the show, step over to the wet bar to make a drink or snack. Overhead and undercounter cabinets hold supplies, and large fridge stores cold drinks and snacks. Make sure to draw the curtains over the large windows for a better theater experience. Enjoy the snack or play cards or board games at the round wood table with seating for five. Challenge your housemates to a game of foosball.
When you need a nap before the next activity or a good night’s sleep, head to a private bedroom. For extra privacy, choose one of the bedrooms on the lower level. The first guest room includes a king bed with wood headboard, recessed lighting as well as wall-mounted reading lamps. A wingback chair offers a place to sit and read a book before bed. The second bedroom includes two twin beds situated to take advantage of natural light. Each bed has its own night table and lamp for reading. The two bedrooms share a ¾ bath with walk-in shower. On the main level you’ll find two more rooms. One of the two master bedrooms includes a king bed, large window for plenty of natural light and stunning views, and night tables on either side of the bed. An orange feature wall brightens up the room. This room has a full en suite bath. The third guest bedroom can also be found on this floor. It features two sets of twin-over-full bunks made of hickory logs. Wall-mounted lights next to each bed gives occupants ample light for reading or getting comfortable before a good night’s sleep. There is extra space to play when the kids want to be by themselves for a while.
Climb the stairs to the second floor for two more bedrooms. The main master bedroom features a king bed, full bath, and spacious sitting area to read or enjoy some alone time. Separate his-and-hers closets are separated by a nook just the right size for a media cabinet, soundbar, and large flat-screen TV. Pamper yourself in the full bathroom and enjoy your morning and evening routine. The last guest room is located on this floor. It features two full beds with soft sheets and blankets to snuggle in. A shared night table sits between the beds, and each has its own wall-mounted lamp. The closet offers plenty of space and tucks the three-drawer dresser away for more room for you to stretch out. A spacious hall bath with tub/shower combo is conveniently located to this room. There truly is space for everyone!
Contact Us to Book a Rangeley Rental Today
No matter when or how long you plan to stay in Rangeley, Hilltop will give you all the relaxation you’re looking for while being close to everything you came to Rangeley to experience. Contact us today to book a memorable stay that will keep you coming back for years to come!
It’s no secret that life has a way of piling on the responsibilities and demands. For many people, pressure is something that’s become far too familiar for comfort. When it’s time to decompress, unwind, and take some time to remember to enjoy life, there’s truly no better place to escape it all than the Rangeley Lakes region of Maine. This welcoming and scenic locale is loved by outdoor adventurers and those looking to simply savor a beautiful moment in nature alike. Rangeley is packed with opportunities for on-the-water fun, exploration, discovery, and of course, savory stops along the way as well. Whether your plans include time in a canoe or kayak on one of six massive lakes, or you prefer to snuggle up by the fire and unwind in backcountry style—booking a Rangeley vacation rental for your stay that keep you comfortable, living in luxury, and close to those places you want to see and explore is important. That’s when reserving your place at Brooklake can make all the difference.
A Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals Favorite
Rustic charm, ample, space, and luxurious details are yours for the enjoying when you book a stay at Brooklake, Rangeley vacation rental. This sensational 3-bedroom, 3-bath home away from home is ideal for welcoming up to 10 guests during a stay and if you can’t imagine a getaway without the company of your canine companion, the property is suited for a pet as well! Brooklake is located conveniently between Rangeley and Oquossoc, making it the ideal destination for those travelers looking to pair in-home comforts with proximity to fun!
Of course, the appealing aesthetic and design of Brooklake has a way of making it a place that guests are happy to hang around! This property sits at the edge of pristine Doge Pond, offering those who book a stay the option to enjoy the great outdoors at any time without having to travel anywhere at all. The large yard is surrounded by lush trees and greenery and hosts a welcoming fire pit for guests to gather around in the evenings. During the day, feel free to take a seat in one of the many lounge chairs and enjoy waterfront views until your heart’s content. If you’re ready to get out on the water in style, Brooklake provides for easy access to the dock that can accommodate up to three boats. In the exterior shed, guests will find two kayaks, a canoe, and life vests waiting to make the absolute most of an afternoon on the waves if they’re up for it!
Interior Amenities at the Rangeley Vacation Rental
Stepping inside this multi-level home away from home, guests are often thrilled to find themselves immersed within the beauty and inviting ambiance of an open concept design that features natural wood features, modern elements, and those cozy extras that truly make a stay complete.
The living room in Brooklake is a great place to gather with family and friends and features a collection of decorative rustic-chic furnishings paired with floor-to-ceiling windows, sleek wood paneling, and a stone-framed fireplace that stretches from the ground to the peaked ceiling top! A large flat-screen television can be found in the living room for added entertainment value when guests are in the mood to stream the shows or movies they love during a stay.
The living room opens up seamlessly to the dining and kitchen area where guests can access a table for 6-guests as well as the fully equipped culinary space! When you’re looking to swap out a dinner out for a dinner in, this is just the place to do so. The kitchen showcases a spacious center island with additional barstool seating options, natural wood cabinetry stocked with cookware, and stainless steel appliances that make serving up a perfect plate a breeze.
The living, dining, and kitchen area enjoy doors that offer easy access to the sprawling exterior deck where guests can enjoy the view, settle into plush patio furniture, or create just the right ambiance for an alfresco meal during their stay.
The second level of the property is lofted with open railings, making it easy to keep up with everyone in the Rangeley vacation rental while also enhancing the overall sense of space. From the built-in bookshelves throughout the lower level to the Southwest-inspired lighting features, this property is a wonderful mix of modern comforts and cabin-inspired style!
When it’s time to rest up for a day of Rangely-area fun ahead, this is just the place to get a good night’s sleep. Each bedroom in this home hosts a plush mattress topped with high-quality linens and don’t be surprised to find that lighting, comforters, and accessories often speak to forest-inspired style! From moose patterns and bear themes to natural wood touches that keep it all cozy, guests will find Brooklake a place that’s easy to settle into and enjoy from the moment they arrive. Reach out to Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals today to learn more about booking your stay the next time you’re in Maine!
The four-seasons fun of Rangeley and the surrounding area is what makes it a great getaway destination no matter the time of year. If you’re at a loss of what to do while in town, there are plenty of Rangeley tours and experiences that allow you to sample some of the best activities and enjoy an up-close encounter with wildlife, experience a new perspective of the area, or get a taste of delicious local flavors. Along with other area activities and attractions, you’ll be able to fill every moment of your time that’s not spent relaxing in the serene landscape for some much-needed rest and relaxation.
If you’re looking for a company that offers a unique perspective of the breathtaking scenery of the Rangeley area and its lakes and lush landscape, get your dose of airborne luxury in a guided seaplane tour provided by Acadian Seaplanes. Book a flight for a bird’s eye view and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like moose in their natural habitat. You can even choose their “fly & dine” flight where you’ll touch down for a meal at a remote lakeside camp and where you’ll enjoy a three-course meal that includes soup or salad, entree, and dessert.
Breweries & Wineries
Maine is home to several wineries and breweries. The drive to a Maine-based brewery or winery is worth the extra time. Take tours and enjoy tastings of the local brews and vino as its freshly made right in front of you. Take some back to your vacation rental and enjoy it throughout your stay. Our local brewery, Furbish Brew House and Eats, is a great choice for those who wish to stay close to Rangeley; their beers brewed on site are sure to impress! Stay safe and make sure to designate a driver or arrange for other transportation to get you to and from each location and back to your accommodations safely.
Horseback riding is a fun experience and an exhilarating and fun way to get out and explore the natural beauty of Rangeley and the surrounding area. Whether you are an experienced rider or a first-timer, you’ll enjoy the fun and excitement of a private trail ride with Saddleview Farm. Trail rides are “walking pace only” and are offered in one-hour blocks for your enjoyment. Saddleview recommends closed-toed shoes and long pants for your comfort throughout the ride. If you’d like to learn more about riding, schedule a lesson. They offer both Western-style and English-style lessons, each are an hour long and include proper riding techniques as well as how to groom and tack the horse. Ask about any age or other requirements before booking this magnificent tour.
Roaming with Rangeley Tours
Once you’ve decided to make Rangeley your next getaway destination, make sure your book a vacation rental with Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals. When you’ve visited any of these amazing Rangeley tours or others you’ve heard of, relax in a private rental with all the comforts of home. Choose a small 2-bedroom for a smaller group, all the way up to a 10-bedroom to accommodate a reunion with friends or family. Enjoy the privacy of your own room, as well as private outdoor patios and balconies. Choose a premium unit for upgrades hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, flat-screen TVs, lakefront properties with dock, and more.
Contact us today to start planning your fun-filled-tour trip to Rangeley and make memories to last a lifetime!
Rangeley, Maine is a destination worth reveling in any time of year, but as winter melts away into early summer, there’s something endlessly intriguing about the landscape. No matter what your travel interests may be, those with a heart for scenic surroundings and outdoor and indoor fun will find plenty of Rangeley, Maine summer activities to enjoy when they make the most of an early summer getaway in this direction!
Visit the Outdoor Heritage Museum
An early summer visit to Rangeley is a great time to get to know more about the region’s outdoor-focused past and present. Let the stories unfold by starting with a visit to the Outdoor Heritage Museum while you’re in town. This intriguing stop is located off of ME-y and Rt. 17 in Oquossoc and is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. The Outdoor Heritage Museum is a family-friendly stop that caters to outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. The museum provides guests with a collection of displays, exhibits, and artifacts to enjoy that traverse the story of Rangeley’s outdoor culture starting with First Nation tribes and moving up through President Eisenhower’s fly fishing experiences in the region. Exhibits revolve annually, making every stop a chance to see something new and exciting. No matter what appeals to you most, this museum is a great place to focus in on the landscape and Rangeley, Maine summer activities that call to outdoor adventurers from near and far.
Rangeley Public Library
If you find yourself caught in the rain in Rangeley during the early summer months, time at the Rangeley Public Library is sure to be enjoyed. This literary stop is located at 7 Lake Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The library is managed by the Rangeley Library Association and hosts a year-round calendar of events that are worth checking out in addition to the inspiring collection of books ready to be enjoyed. Audio books and e-books can also be rented through the Rangeley Public Library if you prefer to cozy up in a vacation rental reading and waiting out the rain in comfortable style.
Rent an ATV with Rangeley Power Sports
On early summer days when the sun is shining and the birds are singing, there’s really nothing more fun for a traveler with a heart for adventure than renting an ATV and hitting the trails! Rangeley Power Sports is a great place to start when you’re looking for quality rental gear that will elevate your experience from start to finish. Located at 2770 Maine Street, Rangeley Power Sports is a premier snowmobile dealer and rental establishment for those that make their way this direction in the winter months. When winter melts into summer, Rangeley Power Sports switches things over and caters to the ATV crowd instead. Both solo and three-passenger models are available upon request. If you’re not sure where to start, the showroom is a good place to get an idea of how to create the ultimate adventure in the great outdoors.
Explore Height of Land
The lack of snow to contend with makes an early summer trip to Rangeley a great time to check out arguably the most scenic stop on the map: Height of Land. This breathtaking lookout is situated off of ME-17 in Roxbury and provides visitors with unsurpassed views of the mountains and Rangeley Lakes. This viewing stop is a popular one along the Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway, which makes the fact there are now additional parking and pull-off areas to utilize that much more convenient. You won’t likely be alone when you swing over to enjoy the view—but you will have plenty of space to safely enjoy the scenery. If exploring Height of Land is on your early summer itinerary, be sure you have your camera on hand as this vantage point promises beautiful angles to capture on film.
Check Out the Lakes
With winter comfortably behind you, checking out the lakes that make up the Rangeley region is a must! Many of the waterways that are hosted in this area can be explored by boat, canoe, or kayak, giving guests plenty of options to customize their time on the water according to preference. In total, the Rangeley Lakes region is made up of six major lakes, including Mooselookmeguntic Lake, which hosts the title as the fourth largest in the entire state of Maine! Ponds, streams, and rivers connect many of these larger bodies of water, offering up options for fishing and exploring in abundance. Settle in on the shoreline and enjoy the view or get out on the waves and make the most of time on the water if that’s more your style. Either way, you’ll be a part of a well-loved Rangeley tradition this year.
Enjoy the Rangeley, Maine Summer Activities
There’s something special about making your way to Rangeley in the early summer months. When your travel plans have you headed this way, the team at Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals will handle all the details of your accommodations. Contact us today to learn more about our many options and to start planning!
Planning for time away from the daily grind to enjoy a getaway somewhere scenic and serene can be a huge motivator to make it through the weeks ahead. Perhaps no more so than when you know you’ll soon be enjoying the views, inviting atmosphere, and fun of the Rangeley Lakes region of Maine!
This welcoming and endlessly breathtaking destination is loved by outdoor enthusiasts from near and far. Those looking to enjoy a stay that showcases the absolute best that nature has to offer will find everything they’re looking for and likely more when they make their way in this direction. Between the stunning waters, lush terrain, and rolling landscapes, it’s not hard to see why first-time visitors quite quickly make the decision to return year after year. There’s so much to be seen and to enjoy that whether you’re checking out the Main Forestry Museum, exploring the lakes, hiking the Cascade Stream Gorge Trail, or soaking up the sights from the Height of Land—you’re sure to be enjoying an unforgettable stay.
All of that said, there’s really no reason to sacrifice anything in the way of luxury when you make plans to travel to Maine this year. Maximizing your overall experience truly starts with booking the very best of venues to enjoy your getaway. That’s where Potter’s Place comes into the picture.
A Picturesque Property
Potter’s Place is more than your traditional Rangeley Maine vacation rental—it’s a captivating venue and home all designed together to create one truly amazing destination to enjoy! Glamour and elegance are showcased in abundance for those who book a stay in Potter’s Place during their Rangeley Lakes getaway. While the beauty of this property’s architecture is undeniable, it’s hard to overlook the fact that it’s been designed to seamlessly weave in those Maine-inspired details that brim over with rustic charm too!
Potter’s Place offers guests the option to book the main house, bunk house, or both if you’re traveling with an extra-large group of family and friends; during the summer months, the main and bunk house must be rented together. Either way, you’ll find yourself ideally located along the picturesque shorelines that are so iconic in the Rangeley Lakes region of this state. Every day of your stay, you’ll wake up and be treated to an amazing view that’s provided to inspire the senses. Even the exterior of this property can transport you to an inviting state of mind thanks to the combination of towering windows, stairways connecting multiple levels, and the romantic barn-style aesthetic that’s one-of-a-kind.
The main house of Potter’s Place is a picture-perfect vision of luxury living at its finest. The main house offers guests access to 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, while the bunk house provides 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. During the summer months, Potter’s Place boasts room for a staggering 22 guests; the bunkhouse can be rented alone for up to 6 guests during the winter.
The interior of both the main house and bunk house are designed to please the eye at every turn. The beauty of the great outdoors is brought inside with flair thanks to the inclusion of sleek hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings, exposed beam accents, and sprawling windows that promote light flow and enhance the view no matter which room you find yourself in! Making a stay here even more complete is the fact that guests will enjoy access to a gourmet and fully equipped kitchen during their stay. When you love to cook while traveling, this space provides the appliances, beautiful counters, and cookware needed to serve up something savory.
A floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the main house is impressive and provides just the right place to gather around in the evenings with a glass of wine in hand. The natural wood details throughout paired with Wi-Fi access and plush furnishings make this home an oasis of comfort that’s easier than ever to settle into.
So Many Reasons to Stay in Potter’s Place!
Planning the perfect getaway to Potter’s Place is an irresistible invitation to come and enjoy the feeling of being pampered by your accommodations every day of your Rangeley Lakes stay. That said, there are other times when Potter’s Place provides just the right venue to make your visit unforgettable as well. It’s a popular destination for visitors who are in town for family reunions, corporate retreats, or celebrating special events like birthdays, weddings, and baby showers! Barn-style doors open Potter’s Place up and turn it into a celebration hall that can be outfitted with twinkle lights and tables to make a romantic moment truly one-of-a-kind. Of course, that same type of elegance might be just what you’ve been searching for in a vacation that you’ve long been looking forward to as well. No matter what it is that brings you here, Potter’s Place is a must when your goal is to plan the perfect getaway.
Book Through Morton & Furbish
When you’re ready to make Potter’s Place your home away from home during your next vacation or can’t wait to celebrate in style at this versatile and inspiring venue, the team at Morton & Furbish is here to help. Reach out today to learn more and reserve your place in the Rangeley Lakes region of Maine.
Kick-off the summer this Memorial Day Weekend in Rangeley. A quiet town with picturesque surroundings and plenty of the fun and adventure you’d expect in a Memorial Day getaway, everyone in the group will find something to do. Enjoy activities that are unique to the area like moose spotting, a seaplane tour of the area, or ask the locals and hit some of the area hot spots for a special night on the town. You’ll have no trouble finding things to do for your Rangeley vacation this holiday. Make sure to bring a mask, since many of these activities require one.
Many popular Memorial Day vacation spots include water –usually a single lake or the ocean. A break in Rangeley means access to not just one body of water but three! A fun way to see the lakes is by renting canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, or motorboats. With multiple spots to explore, you could spend multiple days out on the water and still have more to discover! Bring your own food and beverages for a picnic and a full day of fun by the water.
A fun and interesting way to see the area you’ve chosen for Memorial Day relaxation. Get a bird’s eye view of the breathtaking scenery of the Rangeley area and its lakes by taking a guided seaplane tour with Acadian Seaplanes. Bring your camera and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like moose and other native species in their natural habitat. Choose their “fly & dine” option and touch down for a meal at a remote lakeside camp where you’ll enjoy a three-course meal including soup or salad, entree, and dessert.
4th Annual Rangeley RuKaBi Race
Visitors who love to get out and get active will want to sign up for the 4th Annual Rangeley RuKaBi Race, beginning at Rangeley Town Park on Sunday, May 30that 10:00 AM. This event pits competitors against one another in a grueling three-leg race similar to an Iron Man. Racers will complete a 3.5-mile bike ride, a 1.5-mile kayak section, and finish with a 3.5-mile run. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast looking to push your limits or just looking for a fun way to explore our region, the RuKabi Race is an adrenaline-pumping good time!
Spend Memorial Day in Rangeley outdoors as much as possible. After you’ve explored the area on the water, from the air, and on foot, saddle up and take in the scenery on horseback. Saddleview Farm offers trail rides at walking pace in one-hour blocks. Some words of advice from Saddleview about your ride: wear closed-toed shoes and long pants for ultimate comfort. If you had fun and would like to learn more about riding, including proper riding techniques and how to groom and tack a horse, ask about Western-style or English-style lessons. Lessons are each an hour long. Before booking any experience, ask about age or other requirements.
Prepare yourself for a relaxing, fun-filled vacation or iron out all the kinks after exploring every inch of Rangeley. Choose any one of the independently owned massage companies to help you relax to the fullest so you can enjoy every moment of your trip and head home rested and relaxed. Inquire about services such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, Thai yoga massage, and more. Some will even come to you, so ask about receiving services at your vacation rental, but keep in mind there may be an extra fee for travel to your location.
Rangeley Vacation for Memorial Day
When you book your Memorial Day getaway with Rangeley Rentals, you won’t be short on fun activities to fill your time over the long weekend. Whether you’re spending the day lounging in your rental, out on an exciting adventure, or getting pampered with a massage, you’ll be able to build a Memorial Day respite that is uniquely yours packed with memories to last a lifetime. For a small family or a romantic weekend with your sweetheart, choose a studio or one-bedroom unit. Plan a Memorial Day family or group reunion and book a unit as large as ten bedrooms. There are many tastes and flavors to enjoy in Rangeley when you’re not preparing a home-cooked meal in your rental’s fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy the meal in the unit’s dining area or take it out to a private outdoor space like a patio or balcony. Retreat to a private bedroom or gather your favorite snacks or popcorn and watch a movie. Choose a premium unit for perks like stainless steel appliances, sprawling living spaces, and flat-screen TVs.
Contact us today to book your Memorial Day Maine getaway in Rangeley!
Date Night Hot Spots in Rangeley
The four-seasons fun of Rangeley and the surrounding area is what makes it a great getaway no matter the time of year. Whether you came for some winter fun like skiing or snowboarding or a summer break you and your sweetest will find lots of daytime fun. When the sun sets and you want to keep the fun rolling, there are several hot spots in and around Rangeley that you won’t want to miss. Hopefully, these Rangeley, Maine date ideas will convince you and your partner to visit us!
Currently open by reservation only, you can make reservations on their website. Moose Alley typically offers live music on weekends, as well as billiards, bowling, and more. Their in-house restaurant, Spirits Bar and Grill, offers bites like wings, mozzarella wedges, chicken tenders, flat breads pizzas with a variety of toppings. Weather may affect your date night here, as Moose Alley will close due to excess snow in the winter or other dangerous weather conditions.
Portage Tap House
If you’re looking to experience the brews of Maine accompanied by wood-fired pizza, burgers, vegan wraps, and more, head to Portage Tap House. Located in the village of Oquossoc, the Portage Tap House offers a list of 20 different local beers on tap, many of which come from inside the borders of Maine. Enjoy cocktails like an apple Side Car, or the Rosemary Gin Fizz – made with Tanqueray gin, lemon juice, rosemary simple syrup, soda, and garnished with a sprig of rosemary. If you’re in the mood for what you know, they serve cans or bottles of Coors Light, O’Doul’s, Pabst Blue Ribbon and more. They have a selection of wines, many served by the glass or by the bottle, include reds, whites, sparkling, and rose. In-restaurant COVID-19 restrictions include mask-wearing when not at your table, social distancing when available, and thorough cleaning of tables between guests and throughout the day. Take-out is also available.
Rangeley Friends of the Arts
Rangeley Friends of the Arts brings the performing arts as well as visual art to life for the residents and guest of Rangeley and the surrounding area. From their summer open-air art gallery, to a variety of concerts, events, comedy shows, first-run movies, independent films, live theater, and more the organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is funded through local businesses and their shows run at various times throughout the year. Check their calendar to make sure something’s playing during your visit. Rangeley Friends of the Arts asks the patrons wear a mask and practice social distancing when possible while enjoying events.
Breweries & Wineries
For these you may need to head further afield. You can take tours and enjoy tastings of the local brews and vino as its freshly made right there in front of you. Take some back to your vacation rental and enjoy it another night during your stay. Make sure to designate a driver or arrange for other transportation to get you to and from each location and back to your accommodations safely.
While not a “night” activity, horseback riding is a fun experience for you and your date. Whether you are an experienced rider or a first timer, you’ll enjoy the fun and excitement of a private trail ride with Saddleview Farm. Trail rides are walking pace only and are offered in one-hour blocks. Saddleview recommends closed-toed shoes and long pants for comfort. If you’d like to learn more about riding, schedule a lesson another day. They offer both Western-style and English-style lessons, each are an hour long and include proper riding techniques as well as how to groom and tack the horse. Ask about any age or other requirements before booking.
Charter a private cruise around the lakes of Rangeley. Book a private tour on the Oquossoc Lady II on Rangeley Lake, or opt for the Little Lyman and enjoy a tour of Rangeley Lake as well as Mooselook, Cupsuptic, or Richardson Lake. Customize the tour to see whatever part of the lake you desire, where you can learn about local history and wildlife. Bring your own food and beverages aboard, and for those embarking on nautical adventure on the Oquossoc Lady II feel free to bring your own playlist of music to enjoy on the boat’s sound system. Inquire about sunset cruises and watch the sun fade into night time before you head out for some after-dark Rangeley fun. You can even arrange for pick up and drop off at your accommodation’s lakeside dock.
Date Night Hotspots of Rangeley
Once you’ve decided to make Rangeley your next getaway destination, make sure your book a vacation rental with Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals. When you’ve visited any of these hot spots or others you’ve heard of, relax in a private, luxurious rental with all the comforts of home. Choose a small two-bedroom for a special trip for you and your sweetheart, all the way up to a ten-bedroom to accommodate a fun couples’ trip with friends. Enjoy the privacy of your own room, as well as private outdoor patios and balconies. Choose a premium unit for upgrades hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, lakefront properties with dock, and more.
Contact us today to start planning your hot spot-seeking, fun-filled trip to Rangeley and make memories to last until you come back to make more.
How to Have a Luxury Vacation in Rangeley, Maine
Enjoy yourself to the fullest with a luxury vacation in Maine. The state’s four-seasons activities will keep you busy and immersed in the luxury you are looking for on your Rangeley escape. Snowsports in the winter, water sports in the spring and summer, and beautiful fall foliage make Rangeley the perfect place for your luxury vacation any time of year.
Charter a luxury private cruise around the lakes of Rangeley. Book a private tour on the Oquossoc Lady II on Rangeley Lake, or opt for the Little Lyman and enjoy a tour of Rangeley Lake as well as Mooselook, Cupsuptic, or Richardson Lake. Customize the tour to see whatever part of the lake you desire, where you can learn about local history and wildlife. Bring your own food and beverages aboard, and for those embarking on a nautical adventure on the Oquossoc Lady II feel free to bring your own playlist of music to enjoy on the boat’s sound system. You can even arrange for pick up and drop off at your accommodation’s lakeside dock.
If you’re looking for a company that offers a bird’s eye view of the breathtaking scenery of the Rangeley area and its lakes, get your dose of airborne luxury in a guided seaplane tour provided by Acadian Seaplanes. Book one of these luxury flights for a bird’s eye view and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like moose in their natural habitat. You can even choose their fly & dine flight where you’ll touch down for a meal at a remote lakeside camp and enjoy a three-course meal that includes soup or salad, entree, and dessert.
Add some extra relaxation to your luxury Maine vacation with a massage. There are independently owned massage companies to help you relax to the fullest to enjoy every moment of your trip. Contact any one of these businesses to inquire about services such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, Thai yoga massage, and more. If you can’t make it to the location, ask about receiving services at your vacation rental. Keep in mind there may be an extra fee for travel to your location.
If your lust for luxury in Maine hits during the winter months, you’ll find activities in Rangeley that fill the bill. Enjoy private, guided snowshoe tours of the snow-laced mountains and forests or Nordic ski adventures. Take private ski lessons before heading out on your own to ski the slopes and winding trails. For a different experience, try snowmobiling of fat-tire biking.
Book a private moose tour of the area. If you choose to plan your luxury stay in Rangeley in the summer months, make sure to make a moose safari guided by the knowledgeable guides of Twin Maple Outdoors part of your trip. Prime moose-spotting season is in July and August. Combine the truck-based tour with a fishing excursion if you like. If you choose a full day adventure, you’ll enjoy a BBQ lunch while out and about. You can choose half-day or full-day trips, and add on extras like a jet boat tour and/or kayak tour to increase your day of fun and luxury.
Enjoy the luxury of a private trail ride with Saddleview Farm. Trail rides are walking pace only and are offered in one-hour blocks. Saddleview recommends closed-toed shoes and long pants for comfort. If you’d like to learn more about riding, schedule a lesson. Both Western-style and English-style lessons are an hour long and include proper riding techniques as well as how to groom and tack the horse. Ask about any age or other requirements before booking.
Luxury Vacation in Maine
When you and book a luxury getaway with Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals, you won’t be short on fun, luxurious activities to fill your time. From spending the day lounging at the lake to spending the day lounging in your vacation rental, or getting pampered with a massage, you’ll be able to build a luxury getaway that is uniquely yours with memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy a studio or one-bedroom for a more intimate experience, all the way up to ten bedrooms for a large family or family reunion full of luxury for everyone. If you don’t want to go out, prepare a luxurious and tasty meal in your unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy the meal in the dining area, or in a private outdoor space like a patio or balcony. At the end of the day, relax in a private bedroom, or pop some popcorn or grab some snacks and watch your favorite movie or TV show. Choose a premium luxury unit for stainless steel appliances, plush furnishings, and sprawling living spaces.
Contact us today to book your luxury-filled Maine getaway in Rangeley!
Most Romantic Activities for a Valentine’s Day Getaway in Rangeley
You don’t need a reason to plan a wonderfully romantic getaway with the one you love most. Taking time out of busy schedules to bond as a couple is important, but when Valentine’s Day rolls around, there’s even more reason to enjoy each other’s company! This year, consider taking things to the next level of fun and spending time away from the hustle and bustle of life in beautiful Rangeley, Maine – one of the most romantic places in Maine. This scenic and inviting destination is just the right place to settle in and relax, or get out and explore the great outdoors if that’s more your style. Complete with incredible creatures, inviting landscapes, and plenty of savory stops too, it’s likely that Rangeley will be a place you’ll want to return too long after Valentine’s Day comes to an end. The following are just a few of the most romantic activities to add to your list when your Valentine’s Day travel plans bring you this way.
Hit the Trails by Snowshoe
Couples that connect best in the great outdoors will fall in love with Rangeley over Valentine’s Day thanks to the likely snowy terrain they’ll encounter that’s ideal for outdoor fun like snowshoeing! Rangeley is home to a variety of trails that are perfect for hiking in the summer months and just as much worth exploring in the winter. Snowshoeing lets you and your loved one set the pace and take time to enjoy good conversation in a setting that promises to be scenic. If you happen to be a pair that appreciates bird spotting, be sure to bring your binoculars and savor time observing the many species that continue to hang around this area when the temperatures drop.
Spend Time Skiing
Some pairs find their stride on the slopes and if that describes you, be sure to reserve your time at Saddleback Ski Mountain when you’re in Rangeley over Valentine’s Day. This welcoming locale is a great place to learn to ski if you’ve never tried. That said, the variety of slopes of varying difficulty levels also makes it wonderful when you’re an avid skier looking for a challenge. Currently, touchless transactions are being implemented at Saddleback to keep everyone safe while rentals can be paid for in advance. Numbers are limited daily so book your Valentine’s ski adventure in advance and don’t forget to pack those matching masks!
Try a Romantic Restaurant
A Valentine’s Day trip is rarely complete without at least one savory dinner planned to enjoy as a pair. When you’re in Rangeley, heading to The Gingerbread House just down the road is a great option! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Gingerbread House is loved for its rustic charm and cozy forested ambiance paired with a vast menu ideal for those couples with varying tastes and preferences. Many winter travelers arrive to this restaurant on a snowmobile and follow up their on-the-trail fun with a fantastic dinner. While this savory stop is closely following social distancing standards, those that prefer to order to take away and enjoy their romantic meal in their vacation rental can do that too at The Gingerbread House.
Plan a Valentine’s Day Photography Tour
Rangeley, Maine is home to an incredible wildlife population and hosts everything from moose to mallards. When paired with the inspiring and mountainous landscape, it’s no wonder that booking a private wildlife photography tour with local professional Nick Leadley might just be the highlight of your Valentine’s Day getaway. Whether you’re entirely new to photography or experienced and looking to learn more together, a tour with Leadley is a great way to expand your horizons and likely, leave with a one of a kind printed souvenir of your romantic adventure.
Whether you’re headed to Rangeley for a Valentine’s Day trip or planning an adventure this direction any other time of year, the property professionals at Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals are here to make sure you’re settled into just the right home away from home for your stay! Our rentals are conveniently located near highlight destinations and come with the luxury and comfort guests deserve. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a stay that keeps you close to nature or you’re more for in-town fun, we’ll help you book a place that’s just right for you. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning your next Rangeley trip!