We planned a last minute ski trip to Sugarloaf during Christmas week because we got a big snowstorm. We'd hoped to stay at the resort, but they were booked. The folks there recommended we check out the Spillover Motel. I called on Christmas Day and booked for the following two nights. This is a family run motel, and the folks were incredibly warm, friendly and helpful.
Two of us, friends, got one room with two beds. The room was definitely simple, no frills, but everything was modern and extremely clean. The bathroom was small but entirely adequate. The entire building appeared to have been recently renovated. We were there on a very cold night and the heat was fine--new heating system with a thermostat in the room.
We brought a bunch of food in a cooler and stored it in the downstairs kitchen area. It has two refrigerators, a full kitchen with everything you need to prepare/eat a meal, and plenty of storage. Again, it is nothing fancy, but perfect if you are planning on eating some meals in and want a good place to prepare things. Kind of like a motel/hostel combo. There was another family there while we were making dinner, and we all ended up watching part of a movie they'd brought while we ate. Very homey feeling.
If you are looking for a fancy place with lots of resort-type amenities, this probably isn't your place. If you are looking for a reasonably priced motel with wonderful staff, clean rooms, and a well cared for feel, this might be your spot. If you are trying to save a little money and cook your own meals, this place is perfect.
I would definitely come back for a similar type of trip. If I was looking for a fancy, more romantic place to stay, I'd probably go elsewhere. But I can't say I'm usually headed to Stratton, ME for frills and pampering :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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- Also Known As:
- Spillover Motel Stratton, Maine