The Herbert Grand Hotel is located in the heart of Maine's western mountains at the gateway to Sugarloaf Mountain and Saddleback Mountain ski resorts. Whether you want to ski Sugarloaf Mountain ski resort, gaze at the foliage on Saddleback Mountain, golf the Sugarloaf golf course, catch a salmon or hike Bigelow Mountain or the Appalachian Trail, the Herbert Grand Hotel is the launching point for your Maine vacation. In addition to the multitude of outdoor adventures, the Herbert Grand Hotel is located within walking distance of art galleries, the Stanley Museum and other local shops and artisans.
Skiing and Snowboarding
The Herbert Grand Hotel is located 15 miles from Sugarloaf ski resort and 28.5 miles from Saddleback ski resort and it is the perfect hotel for your Sugarloaf ski vacation or your Saddleback ski getaway.
Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Resort.
At 4,237 feet and 138 trails, Sugarloaf Mountain ski resort offers the most vertical skiing and snowboarding in all of Maine and New Hampshire, with the only lift-serviced, above tree-line access in the East. Sugarloaf Mountain ski resort also offers nearly 100km of cross-country skiing, an olympic-size skating rink and snowshoeing.
Saddleback Mountain Ski Resort.
Ski and snowboard New England’s best value! Saddleback Mountain ski resort is big, different and on the move. A 2,000 ft vertical drop with a summit elevation of 4,120 feet makes Saddleback ski resort one of Maine’s largest ski and snowboard mountains. Beginners will enjoy skiing and snowboarding South Branch, nearly 4 miles of gentle secluded beginner terrain served by its own quad chair.
The Herbert Grand Hotel is located on the eastern side of the Black Fly Loop snowmobile trail, a system of 300 miles of handsomely groomed and well-maintained snowmobile trails, reaching north through Maine and New Hampshire.
The Black Fly Loop snowmobile trail has the widest variety of snowmobile trails available in the east. SnoGoer Magazine and Snowmobile Magazine consider the region a snowmobiling hot spot in the United States and Canada. Spectacular look-outs abound from mountaintops to glacier valleys, and from lakes to ponds.
The Herbert Grand Hotel offers a three-night Inn-to-Inn Snowmobiling package with Northern Outdoors, so give us a call at the Herbert Hotel today and begin you snowmobiling adventure.
Hiking and Mountain Biking
Kingfield, Maine is home to the Maine Huts & Trails, a system of hiking trails extending along the Appalachian Mountains. Our guests enjoy the challenge of climbing the peaks of Bigelow Mountain by day and relaxing with a glass of wine at the Herbert Grand Hotel in the evening. Mountain biking along the banks of the Carrabassett River up to the peaks of Sugarloaf Mountain or biking up to the top of Saddleback Mountain are other activities typically enjoyed by our guests.
Kingfield First Friday Art Walk
Join us for a village walking tour of Kingfield's Galleries and Museums. Doors will be open on the first fridays of each month from 5:00pm-8:00pm to view art, meet neighbors and artists, and enjoy refreshments. Some Fridays will offer live music and poetry readings. The Herbert Hotel offers discounted drink specials all throughout the Kingfield Art Walk, so drop by and say hello.
Autumn in the western mountains of Maine is alive with radiant colors and scenic splendors. At its peak, usually from mid-September through mid-October, Maine's foliage is an exuberant celebration of nature’s pallet and a wonder for all to experience. The Herbert Grand Hotel is located along a Maine scenic byway (Route 27) in the heart of Maine’s foliage country. We recommend that guests drive the Saddleback Loop, which takes you through the towns of Kingfield and Carrabassett up to Sugarloaf Mountain and then into Rangely up to Saddleback Mountain and back through Farmington. The Saddleback Loop takes approximately 4 hours to complete and is well worth the view.
The Herbert Grand Hotel is surrounded by several thousand square miles of lakes and ponds and nearly 150 miles of the rugged Appalachian Trail. Hunters can access any one of six properties, comprising more than 3,000 acres, managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. For hunters interested in a canoe trip and jump shooting, the Chesterville WMA is always fertile ground. For those hunters craving a more remote experience, the Lack Brook Flowage WMA in Pierce Pond Township is a frequent guest favorite. The Herbert Hotel offers meal plan options and a full bar for our hunter guests.
Swimming, Canoeing and Kayaking
The Herbert Grand Hotel is located near several canoe and kayak launch sites and is across the road from the Carrabassett River.
The Herbert Grand Hotel is located 15 miles from the Sugarloaf Golf Club, an 18 hole professional quality public golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The Sugarloaf Golf Club was ranked 45th on the list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2007-2008. This challenging course offers breathtaking panoramic views of Bigelow Mountain, a driving range and golf lessons.
Franklin County, Maine is home to phenomenal bass, trout and salmon fishing. The Herbert Grand Hotel partners with licensed fishing guides who will show you the best places to fish and the most effective techniques to use.
Shopping and Cultural Activities
The spring is a fine time to enjoy Kingfield’s art galleries and cultural activities. The Reinholt Gallery and Art Center is across the road from the Herbert Grand Hotel. The Fine Art and Furniture Gallery exhibits the work of Ian and Saskia Reinholt and rotates the work of twenty regional artists. The work includes fine furniture, stained glass, fine oils, watercolors, hand painted silk scarves, original silk screen designs, jewelry, and sculpture. The Stadler Gallery for Contemporary Art is a gallery where visitors can see works displayed by local and regional artists.
The exhibits at the Stanley Museum cover all facets of Stanley family history and memorabilia including airbrush painting and photography, violins and examples of Stanley steam cars from 1905, 1910, and 1916.