The Fireside Inn is an ideal base for exploring the Auburn-Lewiston area. Skiers can schuss down Lost Valley Ski Area, eight-and-a-half miles away. Golfers may tee off at several above-par golf courses, such as Fox Ridge and Martindale Country Club, both just under four miles. Hikers like Thorn crag Bird Sanctuary, eight-and-a-quarter miles from the inn, and Mount Apatite Park with its striking abandoned quarries is just five miles away. Culture seekers can swoop down on the Bates College Museum of Art, Knight House Museum, and Museum L-A, all roughly six miles. The Fireside Inn is 31 miles from Portland International Jetport and just 30 miles from the Maine Mall and 20 miles from L.L. Bean.