Carrabassett village in the town of Carrabassett Valley is located along the river of the same name. The village is east of Sugarloaf Mountain, about eight miles by road. It is served by Maine combined Routes 16/27 from Farmington (27) and Anson (16) and by a regional airport.
Carrabassett Valley Academy is a private school, self described as fostering “focused individual student-athlete development by providing the optimum balance between outstanding college preparatory academics, responsible community living and world-class athletic training in competitive skiing and snowboarding.”
The fire department and the town office share the same building, near the river. A municipal park is nearby. An open area off the main road is home to Sugarloaf Regional Airport, placing the resort within easy flying distance from Boston.
The mountain, river, and scenery are attractions that support eating establishments and a variety of recreational pursuits. A highway rest area offers a serene view of the river.
This community is clearly in a valley, surrounded by mountains and divided by the Carrabassett River.