The new owner of Stratton Motel, Don, is great. He has a nice little hiker hostel setup with a kitchen, common area, and 6 beds split between 2 rooms. For $20 you get free internet, free long distance, shower, and a bed. Don is one of the nicest people I met on the Trail, willing to do anything for a hiker. He does free shuttles to and from trail heads, and to the post office and laundry mat if you want (its about a quarter mile, so I always walked). There is a good store for resuply, and a bar and pizza place across the street. He helped me greatly finding a person to give me a ride to Bangor since I had decided to get off the trail. I even forgot to pay for 2 nights when I left, and he didnt even knowtice. I called back to pay, and it took me a second reminder for him to remember to charge for 2 nights. I was hiking with a group of 4, and a few more hikers rolled in the night all of us were there, so he had a BBQ for us, free of charge (but we all insisted on pitching in money anyway, so it ened up not being free, but by our choice). We had a great time. I wouldnt miss the place for the world when I hike the trail again. Don deffinatly went above and beyond what I could expect from a hostel owner. Oh, he also has some motel rooms for I believe 45 a night.
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