Who we are and the history of the motel
How we went from this...
... to this
My wife and I met when her parents brought their Friendship Sloop, a classic wooden sailboat, to me for restoration. At the time I was working as a wooden boat builder in Rockland, ME. I had worked as a Merchant Marine for many years and had decided to put down some roots in Maine.
After getting married we lived and worked in the Mid Coast area for 17 years and commuted between our home in Spruce Head and our camp at Sugarloaf. We enjoy all the outdoor adventure both areas had to offer in each season. Brenna worked in the Hospitality Industry and was finally able to land her dream job at Sugarloaf. We made the decision to relocate our family which by now 2017 consisted of Myself, Brenna our daughter Leah and our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Buddy.
We enjoy all the amazing outdoor activities the Western Maine Mountains have to offer. Hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, golf, and skiing. Visit us before and after you enjoy a few days of hiking the Maine Huts & Trails network.
The Stratton-Eustis area has abundant wildlife and being so close to the Appalachian Trail we have miles of hiking right at our door. With the expansion of the Carrabassett Valley Trails Mountain bike network, we have hundreds of miles of world-class single-track within 5 miles of the Motel and of course Sugarloaf for winter and summer activities as well.
Located only six (6) miles north of the Sugarloaf access road we have 8 units. We have four (4) studio kitchenettes with various bed configurations, two (2) two-bedroom units with full kitchens and two (2) hotel style rooms that have a coffee pot, microwave and fridge. All our rooms have TV, free Wi-Fi and good cell service. We also have two gas grills and a fire pit for your enjoyment. In the winter we have a ski tuning room. We are also only 2 miles south of the town of Stratton-Eustis and Flagstaff Lake.
The motel was a lovingly built chalet type building in keeping with the theme of the buildings in the Sugarloaf area, in the early 1960’s by a husband and wife (Ralph and Mildred Luce) and their children who loved all the outdoor sports; hunting, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, gardening, boating and hiking.
Mark and Cindy Rollins bought the motel in 2001 and changed it to more of a log cabin style; more fitting to the style of the Western Mountains of Maine. We bought the motel in 2017 and hope to keep all its traditions alive. Owning this motel has given us the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. We look forward to many more years. We are dog-friendly and enjoy hanging out at the fire pit in the summer or a good game of corn hole.
We hope to see you soon,
Keith, Brenna, Leah and Buddy