Rangeley, Maine is the perfect holiday destination this Thanksgiving for those who are looking for a place where stunning scenery is only rivaled by unparalleled access to area fun! Whether you’re excited to get outdoors and enjoy the view, or you’re looking for places where flavor leads the way to an amazing stay, Rangeley has it all and more. The following are a few reasons you’ll definitely want to book your Thanksgiving stay in Rangeley this year. 

Book Your Thanksgiving Stay in Rangeley

While not many restaurants throughout Rangeley remain open on Thanksgiving Day, Moose Alley typically hosts a holiday feast at their Spirits Café Bar and Grill this time of year. Moose Alley is a family-friendly stop located at 2809 Main Street and is open every day of the week with the exception of Wednesday. The Spirits Café Bar and Grill serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner options in addition to their Thanksgiving menu. Here, visitors can also order smoothies, bubble tea, espresso, or soft-serve ice cream upon request! Pizza, wings, and burgers all grace the daily menu at Spirits Café and Bar while tacos, salads, and wraps are also available to enjoy. Whether you order the Thanksgiving specialty dishes or go with something more standard off the menu, you won’t want to miss out on the dessert options. Enjoying macarons, cheesecake or a whoopee pie is a sure way to end your Thanksgiving on a sweet note. After dinner, guests can enjoy a frame of bowling on one of the 10 new lanes on site. Each has an easy-to-use electronic scoring system as well as bumpers for those who like a little safeguarding on the lanes. Moose Alley also has a billiards area as well as a full arcade which the kids are certain to enjoy! 

Add Small Business Saturday to Your Itinerary

Each Saturday in Rangeley small businesses get together so that those in the area can support these businesses. And on Saturday, November 26, 2022, between 10 AM – 5 PM, Small Business Saturday is also Polar Express Day! So head to the Rangeley Adventure Company with your family and friends, all in your holiday pajamas, get entered into a drawing because of your fun pajamas, and explore all of these local small businesses! In case you’re worried about getting cold leaving your cozy vacation rental on a Saturday, you’ll be happy to hear that there will be free hot chocolate served! Not only that, but all children will receive a free magical bell! 

If all of that wasn’t enough, Morton and Furbish Vacation Rentals is sponsoring sleigh rides from 2 PM – 5 PM! There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a sleigh ride! Everyone can enjoy a sleigh ride if you came here with your family and children, a group of friends, or with your significant other, a sleigh ride in Rangeley, Maine is sure to be a magical experience! 

Check Out the Lighting of the Giving Tree

On November 26, 2022, at 4:00 pm, those who are excited to get into the holiday spirit will want to be sure to follow up the Thanksgiving activities with a visit to the annual lighting of the giving tree. This highly anticipated event has been a fan-favorite in Rangeley for 35 years as of 2022 and is held at Town Park. It’s considered the official opening of the holiday season and includes Santa arriving on a fire truck! Angels and elves will also be on hand while kids will enjoy access to a variety of craft stations. Music and sing-alongs are also part of the tree-lighting fun making this an event you won’t want to miss. 

Explore Your Surroundings

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for visitors to get out and make the most of Rangeley’s inviting and endlessly scenic terrain. Head over to the Rangeley Lakes Trail Center while you’re in town and enjoy access to nearly 35 miles of well-maintained trails that are just as suitable for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing as they are for fat tire biking. Rangeley also hosts 170 miles of snowmobiling trails to enjoy if heading outdoors at a more rapid clip is your holiday style.  

Those who prefer to drive their way to amazing views can do so by hitting the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway this time of year. This 35-mile route includes a stop at the iconic Height of Land where adventurers can enjoy amazing vistas overlooking nearly all of Rangeley from above! 

Book Your Stay in Rangeley Today

Enjoy every second of your Rangeley adventure and let the team at Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals handle your accommodations while you’re here. Get in touch today to learn more about our exciting options and to start planning!