The Hostel of Maine is a cozy lodge with private and shared accommodations for solo travelers, couples, families, and groups.
H.O.M.E is situated amongst 77+ miles of year-round world-class mountain biking trails, too many miles of hiking trails to try and quantify, 56+ miles of groomed cross country and snowshoe trails, and at the base of one of New England's most beloved ski resorts that just keeps getting bigger and better: Sugarloaf.
If we look like a super comfy B&B you stayed in a few years back, you’re right! The building was formerly owned/operated as the Nestlewood Inn, and we’re building on what was already a wonderful lodge.
It all started on our very first date, back in 2012...
Justin had just returned from Europe and he told me (Melanie), someday, he was going to open a hostel. “...a what?” At that moment Justin made it his mission to show me just what I was missing out on and we began our journey to explore as many hostels as we could, all the while jotting down notes on how we could bring this affordable and social hospitality model to Maine. But after years of business planning, we still needed that one most important piece to bring this dream to life: the perfect space & location. We knew we found the perfect place in the Fall of 2017 when we came across a Bed & Breakfast for sale in Carrabassett Valley, Maine; an area that holds special significance to me as a lifelong Sugarloafer, a graduate of UMaine Farmington, and former ski instructor & mountain employee. The location of the Hostel of Maine couldn’t be more perfect.