The Rangeley Inn
What We Love
- A historic inn surrounded by lakes and mountains, with breakfast and a dinner voucherThe rustic cuisine in the century-old tavern and complimentary continental breakfast
- The fishing, kayaking, canoeing and ATV-trail access
- The inclusion in Yankee Magazine’s Best of New England 2015 list
- The outdoorsy nearby sights, like Quill Hill and Rangeley Lake
What To Know
- Free continental breakfast includes fresh muffins, quiche and yogurt with granola
- Free WiFi is quick
- Newly renovated rooms overlook Haley Pond
- Parking On Site
The Rangeley Inn & Tavern’s restaurant isn’t its only relic from the 19th-century – the historic hospitality still lives on, as well, and it’s what helped the property remain open to such an impressive age. Complimentary continental breakfast, rustic cuisine and a bounty of activities make this landmark the perfect spot to call home, while you explore Maine’s outdoors. Set in the heart of the National Scenic Byway, it’s a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner and occupies a spot on Yankee Magazine’s Best of New England 2015 list.
You’ll be reminded of a simpler time, whether you’re dining on seasonal fare at the namesake tavern or enjoying on-site fishing, kayaking and bird watching. This is the kind of home away from home that hosts an annual quilting camp – simple pleasures are that central to its approach. Of course, you don’t need to stick around to enjoy the simple life. Ski in the winter, swim in a waterfall pool in the summer, or venture to Quill Hill’s 360-degree lookout, to continue experiencing the old-fashioned side of New England.
With classic décor that reflects the landmark property’s history, these accommodations feature all the comforts of a B&B, like cozy furnishings and homey accents. They’re divided among three separate locations throughout the property. Most Traditional Queen rooms are located in the historic Ellis Wing.
The Rangeley Tavern serves rustic fare, with unique menus that change with the seasons. In a historic setting that dates back to the late 1800s, it’s the only original part of the inn, left after portions of the house were moved to nearby land. What remains today, along with the architecture, is a cozy and inviting atmosphere – perfect for mingling with friends over roasted beet salad, charcuterie plates, homemade meatloaf or potato pancakes. Complimentary continental breakfast is also served each morning.
Rangeley is as cultural as it is historic, with art galleries, local artisans’ shops, theatrical shows, museums and an abundance of outdoor recreation. Located right in the middle of a National Scenic Byway, in the heart of Maine’s lakes and mountains, it offers spectacular views, stunning scenery and sights like the “bottomless” pools at Small Falls, expansive Rangeley Lake and the 360-degree lookout at Quill Hill. There are plenty of hiking trails and ample opportunities for hunting, boating, moose scouting, skiing and snowboarding nearby, with Sugarloaf and Saddleback mountains in the area; fishing, kayaking, canoeing and bird watching are available on the property, which also offers ATV- and snowmobile-trail access.
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Nice period property, reasonably well maintained and with character.
Lounge area to relax in.
We had a very spacious newly renovated Water View King room, with a lovely view of Haley pond. Very comfortable bed with great mattress, very nice linen etc .
Very clean. Very quiet. We slept very well.
Breakfast was a bit basic, help yourself motel style, but with freshly cooked scrambled egg.
Hotel bar was under used and pretty empty whilst we were there. It had a big sports TV screen, so we didn't stay. only serving simple bar snacks, no meals.
Short walking distance to a few Main Street bars & restaurants - on proper pavements.
Great local walks available on the many parcels of land managed by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust. Sometimes tricky to find ! Their offices opposite hotel but maps available online.
We spent Columbus Day weekend at the Inn and could not have been happier. Our room was spotless and modern while keeping with the historical feel of Maine when this Inn was built. Great location in the center of Rangely near shops and great restaurants. We will be back.
We were in Portland late September and decided to go north to see fall colors. Headed to Lake Rangeley and found this quaint Inn near the lake. Very nice rooms and hotel lounge area. Owners are very helpful and informative of places to see in the area.