It was such a beautiful winter’s day, so we decided to hop into the car and take advantage of what the season has to offer here in Western Maine. Today, we visited three places, the Carrabassett Coffee Company, Sugarloaf Mountain in the Carrabassett Valley and then the Orange Cat Cafe. Here are a few pictures from the day.
Our first stop was at the Carrabassett Valley Coffee Company, which is located on 93 Main St in the picturesque town of Kingfield, Maine. They have a variety of coffees to chose from. We left with a bag of Organic Mexico Decaf, an organic decaffeinated French roast and their dark Back Draft Roast.
We then visited Sugarloaf Mountain and the conditions were perfect, 10 degrees Fahrenheit, bright and sunny. Sugarloaf Mountain is located in Carrabassett Valley, Franklin County, Maine. It is the third highest peak in Maine, after Mount Katahdin’s Baxter and Hamlin peaks. At 4,237 feet, Sugarloaf Mountain is second in elevation to Maine’s highest peak, Mount Katahdin. Sugarloaf has a ski area and resort located on the north side of the mountain. Sugarloaf is the second largest ski resort east of the Mississippi. There are 54 miles of 154 marked trails and 15 chairlifts.
The Sugarloaf Base Lodge.
The Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel.
The Base Lodge of Sugarloaf.
View of the Base Lodge.
Main Street on Sugarloaf Mountain
The base of Sugarloaf.
Skiers at the base of the mountain.
The base of Sugarloaf.
The outside of the Burton Snowboard Shop.
Sugarloaf Village Center.
A skier sitting on a chairlift.
The Downhill Ski Shop.
A custom made counter on the inside of the Downhill Ski Shop.
Interior of the Downhill Ski Shop.
Birch tree holiday decorations.
Birch tree and winter berry holiday decorations.
Leaning skis and snowboards.
A holiday wreath.
A ski rack.
An outdoor fire pit.
A ski chairlift.
A close-Up of the flames of a fire pit.
Skis and poles.
A red bow and green garland decoration.
Skiers on a ski lift.
A View of Bigelow Preserve from Sugarloaf Mountain.
After Sugarloaf, we stopped by the Orange Cat Cafe, which is located on 329 Main St in Kingfield, Maine. The Orange Cat Cafe is a nice place to stop for a cup of coffee and a bite to eat. The cafe offers breakfast and lunch, with vegan, vegetarian, organic and gluten free options. They also offer freshly baked items, wedding cakes and catering services. Also, if you’re lucky, you will have a chance to meet the resident orange cat, Copper.
The exterior of the Orange Cat Cafe.
The back dining area of the Orange Cat Cafe.
Houseplants in water.
A vertical image of butterfly artwork.
Copper the long-haired orange cat on canvas.
A dining table.
The dining area at the Orange Cat Cafe.
A No Cell Phone Sign, for those who have to be reminded.
A star decoration hanging in the window.
It is now time to enjoy a cup of coffee by the Christmas tree. Enjoy your holiday season and Happy New Year!