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!

Moose Alley

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.

Horseback Riding

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.

Lake Cruise

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.