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When the snow starts to fall and the temperatures drop, many winter travelers to Rangeley head this way with slope side visions top of mind. While a stay in the mountains is inevitably a goal for seasonal adventurers with a passion for downhill fun, there’s just as much excitement and adventure waiting for those who stay right downtown! Those who value a budget-friendly adventure to Rangeley that immerses you in adventure of all types will find everything they’re looking for and more from a downtown Rangeley winter getaway. The following are just a few of the many options for making it an idyllic experience from start to finish this year.

Enjoy In-Town Ice Skating

Right in the heart of downtown Rangeley, winter travelers can enjoy time on the ice when you make your way to Haley Pond. Located on Pond Street just behind the Ecopelagicon Nature Store, this public skating rink is run by The Rangeley Skating Club. Open until 10:00 pm each evening, this ice skating experience is sure to thrill guests of all ages! Free-use skates are available for visitor use and the rink lights up in the evenings to keep the fun going beyond sunset. This area is also dotted with a collection of fun shops and restaurants to enjoy when you’re ready to warm up and savor a bite after your skating fun.

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Check Out The Corner Bar

When winter adventures in Rangeley have you craving a cozy space to grab a delicious drink with friends and thaw out, you’ll find it at The Corner Bar. Situated on Main Street, this new locale promises to please the palate while providing a charming place to enjoy a beverage or two during your winter journey.

Get Inspired at The Inner Eye

While Rangeley is known and loved for its scenery and outdoor fun, it’s also a winter locale that provides much in the way of artistic inspiration! Those who stay downtown can enjoy proximity to The Inner Eye (Sojo’s Studio and Gallery) on Main Street. This family-friendly destination doubles as an art gallery, and studio where guests can book art classes, pick up supplies or reserve studio time upon request. Enjoy the work of local artists or put your own creativity to the test in a place that’s welcoming, colorful and always inspiring.

Book a Ticket for The Rangeley Lakeside Theater

There’s nothing cozier during a winter getaway than time snuggled into the theater knowing you get to spend the next few hours enjoying great entertainment. That’s exactly what you’ll find at The Rangeley Lakeside Theater when you book a downtown stay. Whether you drop by for a weekend movie or a weekday theater performance, this stop is one you won’t want to miss.

Music and Fun at Moose Alley

Downtown entertainment abounds this winter when you make time to enjoy Moose Alley. Here, winter travelers to Rangeley can make the most of bowling, billiards, and even live music on the weekends! From the savory food options to the memories you’ll make with friends and family, it’s a great place to spend an afternoon or two of your winter getaway.

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Spend Time at Sarges Pub and Grub

When you’ve been out exploring Rangeley this winter, knowing you can unwind and warm up at Sarges Pub and Grub is a great add to a winter itinerary. This beloved local sports bar is known for its vibrant atmosphere, friendly service and of course, the entertaining live music each weekend.

Take in the Downtown Mile of Lights

If your winter getaway just wouldn’t be complete without the twinkling holiday lights to match, Rangeley’s downtown Mile of Lights is sure to please! Get your fill of fun and festive décor by exploring downtown at its sparkling finest this year. The Downtown Mile of Lights event runs through February, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the scenery.

Dine at The Loon Lodge

Half the fun of a winter getaway is finding a flavorful stop or two along the way that please the palate and warms you up after a day of outdoor exploration. When you book a stay in downtown Rangeley, you’ll enjoy the benefit of being within reach of a meal savored at The Loon Lodge. This log cabin-inspired restaurant is popular amongst locals and visitors alike for its fantastic menu options and roaring lobby fireplace that adds to a one-of-a-kind cozy winter ambiance. Settle in and prepare to be inspired by the fare and fantastic service. Trust us, your tastebuds will thank you!

Book Your Winter Downtown Stay Today

Taking time to unwind, relax, and enjoy the best that Rangeley has to offer is always a good idea. If you’re fortunate enough to make it a winter getaway—even better! At Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals, our team of property professionals is readily available to help you book the best of downtown stays to elevate your experience from start to finish. Reach out today to learn more about our many beautiful options and to start planning your trip!

(Photo courtesy of Kyle Haley)