Winter Getaways: Bethel’s Winter Haven

Fall & Winter: Up here in Maine it is time to begin preparing for the winter and that includes making plans for winter travel. Maine offers many diverse winter activities, the traditional and the not so traditional. One place to consider on your list of places to stay is the Telemark Inn, in Bethel. At the foothills of Maine’s Appalachian Mountains this gorgeous Inn was built at the turn of the century. Once used as the private residence of a wealthy family. The Inn is a beautiful example of rustic elegance common to turn of the century Maine retreats. With it’s huge stone fireplace and seven-foot round wood dining table where you will find guests share home-cooked meals, the inn offers true Maine hospitality. During the winter months, the Telemark Inn offers cross country skiers beautiful groomed Nordic trails all which are on privately owned land. This means you don’t have to battle the crowds! There are also specially marked snowshoe trails, horse drawn sleigh rides, and a private pond for ice-skating. This is a great place to spend a long weekend and really get away from it all and back to mother nature.