Guest Stories & Reviews

3 days in the woods
February 15, 2024

We had a great stay at the huts. Appreciated the ample tea and coffee. The quality of the food each day was excellent. Very comforting food for the chilly weather up there. Enjoyed the conversations with folks at the huts. Slept great each night. Trails were well maintained. Walking while the snow softly fell was magical. Looking forward to doing it again.

- Michael

3-night hut to hut
February 15, 2024

We booked a 3-night hut to hut expedition and it was great. The staff were amazing at every hut, but Jordan, Jason, Zeb and Hannah were particularly awesome at Stratton Brook. They showed great hospitality!
The energy tours were really interesting and the food was good. Particular care was taken with my gluten-allergy at Stratton Brook hut! Unfortunately I had some reaction from the food at Flagstaff, but nothing serious.
All in all a wonderful time, we met some fun people and the location is very beautiful.
Only downside were the snow conditions on the first day, and the fact that there are no clear indications to people walking-snowshoeing to not walk in the middle if the trail. The trail was completely destroyed, bordering on dangerous at times due to massive holes. We got stuck with our skis more than once… An education for people would be good, either by way of signs or communication by the staff or both.

Thanks for a memorable stay, we’ll be back in the summer!

- Tove

Flagstaff Hut
February 14, 2024

We visited the Flagstaff Hut for Valentine's Day with our 21 month-old and our friends plus their two year-old. Having been there with her once before, we knew how much fun she'd have playing with the games and art supplies in the library, running joyfully throughout the hut, and being outside. It did not disappoint, and the hut caretaker on duty, Maya, loved on our little ones and welcomed in the chaos with crafts and open arms! We could not be happier with our experience and love how comfortable the huts make you feel as parents of crazy little ones! It makes all the difference.

P.S. We could definitely have used some more coffee! :)

- Katherine

Worth Our 7-Year Wait
February 14, 2024

Life gets in the way & we had to cancel a ski trip into the huts 7 years ago.  Finally we made a 2-day trip into Stratton Hut & it was so much fun, we're already planning a return trip.  The hut itself is fantastic, the hut crew is terrific and the stellar views!  The trails are simply beautiful and the grooming gets 5stars!

- Jody

Fat Bike Weekend at Stratton Brook
February 10, 2024

The trails were amazing!  The people & the lodges were amazing! The food was especially amazing! This was the simplest weekend to plan.  Just called the MH&T Office, and left the food, cookstove, and pots and pans at home.  So easy!!!  We left from the Portland, ME area mid morning on Friday and were riding by 1pm.  The trails were super packed and easy to navigate.  The signage is really well done.  Saturday we rode to Poplar Hut for an amazing lunch and back to Stratton Brook Hut.  Such a wonderful time with friends.  Thank you!!!!


Perfect getaway with friends!!
February 9, 2024

I felt so lucky all weekend to get to enjoy the best aspects of nature in Carrabassett Valley while being comfortable with great food choices and meeting new people along the way.  The Poplar Hut staff were knowledgeable and helpful for us to get the most out of our time there.  Looking forward to my next trip!