Gorman Chairback Lodge

Maine Wilderness Lodges VideoEscape to the tranquility of mountain lakes, flowing rivers, and spectacular waterfalls in the heart of an untouched wilderness. Wake up to the echoing calls of native loons and take in views of local moose as you paddle across Long Pond. Discover dramatic vistas along miles of interconnected trails, or try your hand at landing the bountiful brook trout in nearby ponds and streams. As part of its Maine Woods Initiative, AMC is pleased to re-open this historic Maine sporting camp to the public.

Built as a private camp in 1867, Gorman Chairback Lodge & Cabins now features a central “green” lodging building for meals and relaxing. Gorman Chairback provides an unforgettable opportunity to experience Maine as nature intended. Hearty, homemade meals, a world-class lodge, and cozy private cabins prepare you for hikes to Gulf Hagas and Third Mountain, a lodge-to-lodge cross-country ski, or simply a day of lakeside relaxation miles away from life’s concerns.
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Gorman Chairback Lodge & Cabins offers a central location for a myriad of outdoor activities. Whether you’re seeking a calm day on the lake or an exhilarating mountaintop hike, you will not be disappointed.

Staff Top 5 Things To Do...

Ski the Lodge-to-Lodge Trail Ski the Lodge-to-Lodge Trail
Ski our 193km of groomed woodland trails – explore for the day or ski on to Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins.
Fly fish on Long PondFly fish on Long Pond
Hop in a canoe or walk to a pristine pond and try your luck at catching wild brook trout and landlocked salmon.
Paddle to Black Sand Beach Paddle to Black Sand Beach
Bring a picnic lunch and a bathing suit as you canoe or kayak across Long Pond.
Hike/Snowshoe Third Mountain Hike/Snowshoe Third Mountain
Enjoy a stimulating hike up to the breathtaking views from Monument Cliff.
Appalachian Trail Traverse Appalachian Trail Traverse
Bag three summits as you hike/snowshoe the AT via the Chairback Mountain Loop.

2015 Full Service Season Dates

  • January 1, 2015 – March 15, 2015
  • May 14, 2015 – October 25, 2015
  • December 28, 2015 – December 31, 2015
  • Closed at other times during the year

2016 Full Service Season Dates

  • January 1, 2016 – March 13, 2016
  • May 12, 2016 – October 23, 2016
  • December 26, 2016 – December 31, 2016
  • Closed at other times during the year

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