Winter Hill Bed & BreakfastKingfield, ME
- Main (207) 522-3638
- Office (207) 671-0085
Once in a lifetime opportunity to own this elegant and historic property, minutes from Sugarloaf Mountain.
Formerly an inn, but with the potential for condo conversion, senior housing, corporate retreat - whatever your vision may be. Property is in excellent shape with commercial kitchen and restaurant/bar facilities. 4 season recreation opportunities includes frontage on Carrabassett River and ATS/snowmobile trails on property. Marketing package has more details. Truly spectacular!
Potential uses abound for this beautiful and historic 22 bedroom, 25 bathroom property perched atop Winter Hill just beyond the Kingfield town center – senior home, group home, condos/ski vacation places, inn, corporate retreat, or a very special private residence. The buildings are in excellent condition, with over 14,000 SF of finished space and many recent updates. The well landscaped grounds include 75’ of frontage on the West Branch of the Carrabassett River and 7 acres of land overall.
The Georgian Revival main house was designed by the Stanley Brothers (of Stanley Steamer fame) and built by Amos Winter Senior just before the turn of the century. The house was a wedding present for his bride, Julia, from New York City and took five years to build, using top quality materials and fine woodworking skills supplied by local artisans. The house had many firsts reflecting the talent and creativity of the Stanley’s. In addition to having electricity, it was also the first home in Maine to have central heat, which was, of course, steam heat! The steam boiler was taken from a locomotive, which ran on the valley’s Narrow Gauge rail system, and the house’s western chimney was built around the smokestack. It is still in the basement today, although no longer used as a heat source.
The interior of the main house has been brought back to its original grandeur, including refinishing all of the spectacular wood floors. Each room in the main house has a different variety of wood floor, cut in the surrounding woods and milled in the Winter’s mill.
Upstairs, there are four spacious bedrooms around the perimeter of the home, each with king beds and its own bath. The two rooms on the front of the house have magnificent bow windows. All the bedrooms and the brightly lighted keyway alcove have Tiger Maple floors and open on to a spacious central sitting area. When operating as an Inn, families often rented the entire second floor as their private retreat.
On the 3rd floor/attic level, there are 2 large suites. A unique feature of one is a ladder which leads upwards through a glass skylight onto the roof of the house. From here, the highest point in the valley, you can see for miles around in all directions.