We drove up to Sugarloaf yesterday … you may remember we have made a trip or two here in the last few months. Sugarloaf is about a 2 hr 15 min drive from our house in Northport. It is the second highest mountain in Maine, at an altitude of 4240 feet at the top of the ski trails. Our destination was our new cabin in the town of Carrabassett Valley. Carrabasset Valley sits at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain.
After selling the Florida House, we thought we were happy to have only one house to take care of – but we always reserve the right to change our minds. We agreed we missed the mountains, and also agreed it made sense to get something within easy driving distance. Our goal will be to minimize air travel in the coming years.
This lead to a few trips to the Sugarloaf Area, where we finally found the cabin for us. We have always wanted a log cabin style home, and thought seriously of building one. But, a perfect place for us came on the market, and we closed the deal last week.
These photos give a flavor of the place. It is one large great room on the first floor, with a den, master bedroom, guest room, and two bathrooms upstairs. There is an apartment over the garage that has a kitchen, living area, bedroom, and bathroom.
We are here for a few days, getting acclimated with the dogs. The house came furnished, including plates, glasses, and pots and pans. We passed on the piano, although we would have kept it if we thought Amy would visit 😉. (The piano was donated to the local Christian Ministry.) We plan to spend a week or two a month here, probably more time in the winter than in the summer. We will see how it works out.
That is our news for the month of May. More details about the area to come in future posts.
We are grateful to have found a second home in the mountains, and are looking forward to sharing with friends and family.