My husband and I stayed one night at Flagstaff and one at Poplar Spring, and on both nights we were treated with great hospitality by the staff who were friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. We had plans to ski from airport to flagstaff on our first day, but the signage was unclear and led us on a snowmobile trail that cut through a neighborhood, which essentially forced us to turn around and drive to the Flagstaff trailhead to ski in from there. Once we got skiing on the nicely groomed trails, we realized how great the trails actually are, but because we had to backtrack and only had one car, our trip was thrown off. We will definitely be back next winter and this summer we hope to hike into Flagstaff with our 2 and 3 year-old sons.
Guest Stories & Reviews
Fun Winter Getaway
Great hike in the snow
We scheduled the trip hoping to cross country ski. Due to lack of snow, the trails were too icy to ski so we hiked from the Flagstaff Lake Hut to the Grand Falls Hut and back. The scenery was beautiful. The food and lodging were great. Nice job MHT. The only observation is I think that you could groom the trails better.
Conditions for skiing were not good. But this made for great fat biking - white asphalt as it's sometimes called. Flagstaff Lake was solid, clear, and smooth, also a hoot to ride. I'd been interested in getting to Grand Falls for several years. What a nice trip and as usual huts and staff were first-class.
Kudos to Maine Huts & Trails
What a vision launched Maine Huts & Trails. And what expert management made the experience of going there so special. The trails were wonderfully groomed and tracked, and the crews at the huts (Poplar and Stratton Brook) were outstanding in their helpfulness, the amenities they offered, and the meals they served. Adding to our pleasure was enjoying the conviviality of other guests.
We had a great time. The hut crew was fun and friendly, the meals were hearty and delicious, the bunk rooms were in good shape and comfy, and the setting was beautiful. The temps were below zero while we were there, so hanging out in the lodge after hiking felt great. But, the reason I'm really writing, is because I told one of the staff (not Levi, not the woman with glasses, but the other woman) that I would put away the puzzle I was working on before I left. And then I TOTALLY FORGOT. So, I feel bad. And I want to tell her I'm sorry for not putting away the puzzle. Can you let her know? :-) Thanks for everything!!
Snowshoe Stratton to Poplar
We were a party of 3 middle-aged ladies on snowshoes for the weekend and had a terrific experience. Our first night at Stratton hut our room was cold but the showers were hot. Our second night at Poplar the room was much warmer but the showers were lukewarm at best and not what we needed after 5 hours on the trail in 8 degree temps. Nonetheless, the staffs at both huts were awesome and we met some lovely fellow travelers and really felt like we had had an active, challenging, engaging and entertaining weekend.