The County 2017 | Aroostook County Tourism - Page 52

THE COUNTY | 2017 A LONGSTANDING TRADITION OF HOSPITALITY Today, we welcome visitors with a broad array of lodging options that cater to your level of comfort—whether it’s an upscale hotel with luxury amenities or a rustic cabin or campground far from paved roads and wifi signals, a historic cottage nestled into a rolling hillside and overlooking miles of wild river or farmlands, or a budget motel that serves as a launch point for your adventure. You can stay in a turn-of-the-century inn like The Old Iron Inn located in Caribou, where an incredible collection of antique pressing irons and local artwork are on display. The Inn of Acadia, in the St. John Valley, offers a stylish option as the former Mary of Mediatrix Convent of the Daughters of Wisdom, now it’s a family-run business operated by the descendants of French-Canadians. You’ll find rustic log cabins set among the evergreens in our remote regions, complete with pine furnishings, wood-burning heat, and hand-carried water. Some are more isolated than others, your neighbors might include deer, bald eagles, raccoons, and moose. Rent a cabin or pitch a tent by a lake, and wake up in the morning to pastoral scenery and perhaps a swim, then head off for a paddle or a hike. You can find fully furnished in-town or rural cottages to your taste, with all the comforts of home like full kitchens and hot showers. Cottage rentals are cost-effective for groups or families. Enjoy meals together as you plan your day’s adventure. Cabins and cottages can easily be found near lakes and on hillsides, providing wonderful views every day. Sporting camps abound. These are a perfect way to enjoy the region’s outdoor and recreational appeal since they usually offer full services like guides, great home cooking, and the gear to get you going. Given our winter recreational opportunities, many of our lodgings are open year-round. UPTA CAMP You’ll hear Mainers say they’re going “upta camp.” That means they’re heading to their cabin or cottage, often set by a lake—a getaway for relaxation. For more information about lodging options in the region visit our website or call Judy at 888-216-2463. 50 here goes back to the generations of visitors who have cherished the unmatched beauty of The County.