Guest Stories & Reviews

Great Family Ski
February 27, 2017

We had a fantastic four day adventure with our two sons (8 and 11). What a beautiful place, and a great way to enjoy the rugged beauty of Maine in winter. The Huts staff went out of their way to make the trip enjoyable. We all loved the food -- especially dessert! I couldn't recommend it more highly.


Great Cross-Country Skiing Adventure
February 25, 2017

We skied all four huts - Stratton Brook, Poplar, Flagstaff, and Grand Falls. Huts were wonderful - friendly staff, well organized, heated bunk rooms and main room a real plus, hot showers were welcome, meals very nice and very accommodating to vegetarians, gluten free, etc. Groomed trails a real plus and some had beautiful views of the surrounding areas and mountains. We used metal edged backcountry skis which helped on some of the downhills - though we saw lots of people without metal edges, if the trails get icy at all (which they did while we were there) the edges helped tremendously. Some of the huts (esp. Flagstaff and Poplar) can be reached via a short ski from a nearby trailhead, making these suitable for families with younger kids (and we saw a few). We did this with two teenagers (18 and 15) with no problems, though we were certainly tired by the end of an 11+ mile day! Would heartily recommend this as a great winter getaway.

Another Magical Weekend
February 24, 2017

Thanks for another magical weekend in the Maine Woods! Flagstaff Hut was beautiful, well cared for, and cozy. Staying two nights gave us the chance to ski out onto the lake, explore the trail system, and enjoy some downtime in the hut with fellow travelers and friendly hut staff. We had one beautiful, crisp clear night and we seized the opportunity to do some star gazing. See the Milky Way stretch out across the Bigelows over Flagstaff Lake was a sight to remember for a lifetime. See you this summer.

Atticus S. 

Hut-to-Hut Snowshoeing Wonderland
February 5, 2017

We had a fantastic time snowshoeing between Flagstaff and Poplar huts, two of the 4 huts on the Maine huts and trails circuit. It was several spectacular days of hiking topped off with cozy bunkhouses (we requested private rooms), delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by the staff, and a warming wood stove. The huts -- more like wilderness lodges -- are cutting edge, off-the-grid constructions with solar power, composting toilets, and all-local construction. The trails are well signed and well maintained, and the hike through the snow and along frozen Flagstaff lake was unbeatable. If you get the chance, visit Maine Huts and Trails.

Family Ski
January 16, 2017

We wanted an adventure, something physically challenging and fun...Maine Hut-to-hut was perfect! The trails were groomed for either skate skiing or classic and the terrain had some nice hills and twists. Lodge hosts were welcoming and informative, in addition to being culinary wizards. Our son now wants to eat more cauliflower and broccoli. We plan to mountain bike on the trails this summer and stop in for lunch. Thanks for a memorable vacation.

Alicia R. 

Connecticut Hiking Alliance
January 13, 2017

This is our 2nd winter snowshoe into your huts and both were fantastic. Wonderful rooms, lodge, food and drink. The trails were well marked and groomed. Even though temps were near zero everyone was safe, comfortable and had a great experience. We will see you next year. If you go to our website Connecticut Hiking Alliance on Meetup there are over a hundred pictures and reviews.

Bill R.