Medawisla Lodge & Cabins

Hiking, paddling, and skiing plus "off the grid" relaxation.

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Recharge in the serenity and natural beauty of the Maine Woods. Hear leaves underfoot as you step out on trails leaving from your cabin door, or dip a paddle or cast a fly in the sparkling waters of Second Roach Pond. In winter, "off the grid" takes on new meaning, with wildlife tracks and our 130-mile trail network beckoning each morning. 

Medawisla (the Abenaki word for loon) is the newest destination in our Maine Wilderness Lodges network, and an ideal spot for exploring the famed 100-Mile Wilderness.  Located at the confluence of Second Roach Pond and the Roach River, seven miles from Kokadjo and northeast of Greenville, Medawisla offers opportunities for hiking, paddling, fly fishing, canoe camping, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, steps away from your private cabin.

Medawisla is currently under construction and will open summer of 2017. Reservations will open early 2017. We invite you to visit our other Maine Wilderness Lodges, Little Lyford and Gorman Chairback this fall and early winter,

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Season Dates

2017 Season Dates

July - November


Cabins and Bunkhouses

Medawisla Lodge & Cabins offers a spectacular location "off the grid" by the shore of Second Roach Pond, on 70,000 acres of forestland permanently conserved by AMC as part of its Maine Woods Initiative. The lodge offers drive in access whenever we are open, or you can hike, bike, or ski in on our lodge to lodge trail network. AMC has completely rebuilt a sporting camp first opened at this location in 1953. 

Accommodations include:

  • Five private hilltop cabins with private bath with shower, sleeping 5-6 people. Each cabin has two private bedrooms with either a queen or twin beds, and a living room with a double futon. One of these cabins is ADA accessible.

  • Four private waterfront cabins with shared bath with shower, sleeping 5-6 people. Each cabin has two private bedrooms with either a queen or twin beds, and a living room with a double futon. These cabins also have a kitchenette for guests who prefer to prepare their own meals. One of these cabins is ADA accessible.

  • One hilltop and one waterfront bunkhouse, each sleeping 16 in four separate rooms of four guests each. 

  • All cabins and bunkhouses have electric LED lighting, and a woodstove (our ADA accessible cabins have propane stoves).
  • Linens are provided to cabin guests, including pillowcases, sheets, and towels (bunkhouse guests must provide their own linens).

  • Central lodge includes dining room, sitting area, deck, and sauna.

Meal packages with home-cooked dinner and breakfast and a trail lunch are included in all full-service rates.


One full-service cabin hilltop cabin and one self-service waterfront cabin is ADA accessible. Our dining hall, bathhouse, and meeting spaces are wheelchair-accessible.

Check In/Out

Check in: 2:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM

Meal Service

Dinner, breakfast, and trail lunch are included in full-service rates. Beer and wine are available.

Breakfast: 8:00 AM

Lunch: Trail lunches ordered the evening before

Dinner: 6:00 PM

Please notify us if you have food allergies or any other dietary restrictions.

Meeting Space

Meeting space accommodating up to 46 people is available in the lower level of our dining hall. Groups can reserve this space along with their lodging reservation.

Other Features

In summer, canoes and kayaks are available for guest use on Second Roach Pond. Fly rod rentals are available at $25/person/visit. Winter guests have access to 30 miles of groomed ski trails around the lodge. A gear shuttle is available for those skiing lodge-to-lodge (fee charged) as well as complimentary use of snowshoes.


We are not able to accommodate pets at Medawisla. Dog-friendly cabins are available at Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins.

Quiet Hours

Please be respectful of other guests and observe quiet hours from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.


Alcoholic beverages are permitted, and should be consumed in a responsible manner. Beer and wine are available for purchase at Medawisla.


Smoking or open flame are not allowed in or near any structure.