The Maine Huts & Trails winter experience has now become an annual family adventure for us. The huts are the ideal destination for people looking to get outdoors and 'away from it all' in the winter, without having to pack/carry and cook their own food, or pitch a tent in the snow. :) The huts are immaculately clean, warm, inviting and a great place to meet new people or simply relax. The food is also amazing, especially for those of us who truly appreciate locally-sourced, whole-food kinds of meals--- and more food than we could ask for. I can't imagine ANYBODY going away hungry. The trails are also well-maintained with incredible views and range from kid-friendly easy trails to challenging ascents. For XC skiing, snowshoeing or fat-biking, MH&T is the place to be when winter settles into the Maine woods.
Guest Stories & Reviews
Family Winter Hut Trip
Great overall experience. Hut staff and hut infrastructure were fantastic. My only suggestions is to please please build a wood fired sauna at each hut!
Best trip ever
We came with a group of 10 people for a hut to hut week of skiing.The conditions were perfect ,the hut staff outstanding,food delicious and overall ,the most wonderful experience.We will definitely return and have been singing your praises to all who will listen.
10 for 10
On a scale of one to ten(10 being top notch) I would rate my Maine Huts and Trails get away a 10. My husband and I and 8 others(some we knew well. Others not at all) met at the Airport trailhead to spend the next 4 nights and 5 days in what turned out to be an experience full of laughter, glorious outdoor activity, gorgeous scenery, warm and comfortable lodging and meals that were not only healthy but expertly prepared rivaling most excellent restaurants. This was our first time here and it far exceeded our expectations. Granted, our little group of 10 from 4 different States(mostly connected through canoe racing in NY) really hit it off but the crew at all the Huts were the catalyst for an atmosphere of relaxation, friendliness and tolerance. Hats off to these Hut Angels. The trails were in great shape and I enjoyed the challenge of skiing everyday for many miles of up and down along rivers and lakes and in the woods. We saw a Bald Eagle flying over the Dead River and deer leap across the trail in front of us;the side trips to the waterfalls a must see. Sure, we had some weather related trail conditions that were not ideal and a less than hot shower at one hut but the Maine Huts and Trails experience is one I will remember with a huge smile.
VT comes to ME
All we ever hear about is the awesome skiing at Mad River Glen or the black ice skating on Lake Champlain. The Vermonters have now experienced what Maine has to offer in terms of winter activity on the MH&T trails and they will be coming back with friends!
I skied in to Poplar for the night. It was a gorgeous day. Although I thought the ski was a bit of a challenge, it was beautiful. The dinner was outstanding! I have been to huts before and thought the food this time was really great. There was a massage therapist that day at the hut. What a treat! I have two comments. There was no decaf coffee offered and the room was really warm. I was excepting 50 degrees as the website says but it was much warmer than that so my sleeping bag was way too warm. I don't like to complain that it was too warm in the winter but sleeping was a problem. Otherwise, it was perfect!