Moose Point Cabin

Moose Point Cabin is a rustic retreat overlooking Long Pond in the heart of Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness and features easy access to the Appalachian Trail and Third Mountain. Surrounded by miles of trails, lakes, and rivers, it’s a perfect year-round spot to disconnect and enjoy outdoor activities. Fill your days with hiking, paddling, biking, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing – or just relaxing on the porch.

Tentative opening day is July 1, 2020.

Self Service Summer/Fall Dates

July 4, 2020 – October 17, 2020

June 19, 2021 – October 16, 2021 

Self Service Winter Dates

January 14, 2021 – March 6, 2021

December 26, 2021 – January 1, 2022

Moose Point is drive-in during summer and fall, and is accessible by ski or snowshoe in winter.

Please note that there is limited cell service and no WiFi at the cabin.

Accommodations

The cabin can host up to seven guests and two dogs. It includes two bedrooms, a common room, kitchen, and screened-in porch and features wood heating and propane lighting. There is no bathroom or running water in the cabin, but a privy and hand-pumping well (non-potable water) are located just outside. Potable water and firewood are provided.

The first bedroom has a double bed and twin bed. The second bedroom has a double bed. The common room has a futon couch that pulls out into a double bed. Mattresses, one wool blanket per bed, and pillows with fresh cases are provided. Guests should plan to bring a sleeping bag or linen. An extra blanket is recommended for cool Maine nights.

An outside privy serves as the toilet, year-round. There is no bathroom or running water in the cabin.

A screened-in porch runs the width of the cabin and overlooks the lake.

The kitchen includes a propane refrigerator, a propane cook stove with oven and all pots, pans, plate ware and flatware for 7 guests. The sink can be used in conjunction with a jug with a spigot. There is no faucet and thus no running water in the cabin. A propane grill is available for grilling – located on the screened in porch.

Dog policy

Up to two dogs are allowed per night. An additional fee of $10 per night will be charged per extra dog.

Water Supply

A well with a hand pump provides water for washing and cooking. Please note that this water must be boiled or treated before using. 10-12 gallons of potable water is supplied upon arrival. Additional water can be obtained at Gorman Chairback Lodge. Water can be boiled or snow melted in winter.

Heating

The cabin contains a wood stove and dry firewood is provided for heating. Your host will show you how to manage the stove during their check-in visit.

Lighting

Wall-mounted propane lights are located throughout the cabin. Your host will provide instruction on how to use. Please turn off lights when you leave the cabin.

Resources

Guests should be prepared to be self-sufficient as this remote location. The nearest assistance is located 1.2 miles (by car) away at Gorman Chairback Lodge. The nearest hospital (in Greenville) is a 16.5 mile drive along gravel roads. There is no cell phone service available at the cabin.

Access

The cabin is accessible by car during the summer. In winter, access is by ski, snowshoe or hiking only. Gear transportation from the winter trailhead to the cabin is included in winter rates.

For rate information and to make reservations, please email or call AMC Group Sales.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

amcgroups@outdoors.org

603-466-8059

Summer Reservations are for 6 or 13 nights checking in on a Saturday and checking out on a Friday:
6 night stay: $960 plus tax
13 night stay: $1976 plus tax
Dogs: $10 per dog per night. Max of 2 dogs

Winter Reservations are for 3 or 6 nights:
3 night stay: $555 plus tax
Winter rate includes gear transport
All Gear to be transported must fit into a 3’x3’x2’ area
Additional gear to be transported will be an additional charge
Check in is on a Friday or Monday
Check out is on a Monday or Thursday

Check in: 3pm
Check out: 11am

What’s Included

• Dry firewood, kindling, matches, and paper
• Two 4-gallon water jugs with spigots and potable water (refilled every three days)
• Well with hand pump to provide water for washing in summer only (not potable)
• 10-12 gallons of potable water is supplied upon arrival. Additional water can be obtained at Gorman Chairback Lodge (summer) or snow melted and boiled (winter)
• Propane for grill, stove, and refrigerator
• Refrigerator, cook stove with oven, and grill
• Sink (no faucet) – use jug with spigot
• Toilet paper and paper towels
• Dish soap and kitchen sponges
• Pots, pans, dishes, and flatware for seven guests
• Mattresses, pillows and pillow cases, and one wool blanket per bed
• Topographic trail maps showing lakes and rivers and recreational trails
• Two canoes with paddles and adult PFDs

Rules

• No smoking or open flames inside the cabin
• Camp fires are limited to the campfire hearth outside the cabin
• Dogs: Keep your dog(s) safe from predators and keep wildlife safe from your dog(s). Please do not leave your dog unattended in or outside the cabin
• Guest are welcome to bring their personal boats but must note that Long Pond is a hand-carry launch only with a 15 HP motor limit

For rate information and to make reservations, please email or call AMC Group Sales.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

amcgroups@outdoors.org

603-466-8059

Advance reservations are required for overnight use of Moose Point Cabin. Full payment, in advance, is required.

Moose Point Cabin is a self-service facility. We have a carry in-carry out policy on all trash. Guests are expected to clean up after themselves during their stay and prior to leaving.  

Cancellations and Refunds

Full refund less $25 per night fee for cancellations made more than 30 days prior to arrival date.

No refunds for cancellations made fewer than 30 days prior to arrival date.

Summer Driving Directions

The cabin is located on Katahdin Iron Works Jo-Mary Forest lands. Please bring a copy of your confirmation to show at the staffed gate house. Without this you will be charged per person per day use fee to access the roads. Please note that the gates are open only from 6 am to 9 pm daily. Passage at other times may be limited and incur fees except in the case of emergencies.

WARNING: The area around Moose Point Cabin is a working forest with active logging taking place along many access roads. Please limit your speed to 25 mph on the gravel roads and yield to logging trucks and other heavy equipment and pull well off the road where possible. Do not park within 150 feet of bridges.

From the west and south via Greenville:

• Take I-95 north to Exit 157 (old 39) at Newport, Route 7 north to Dexter, Route 23 north to Guilford, then Route 15 North to Greenville.
• At the traffic light in the center of Greenville, proceed north one block and turn right onto Pleasant St.
• After 2 miles the road becomes gravel. Eleven miles from Greenville, stop and register at the Hedgehog Gate checkpoint.
• Proceed 1.8 miles further and turn right at the T intersection onto Katahdin Iron Works road.
• Continue 3.5 miles and turn right onto the Chairback Mountain Road.
• Continue for 3 miles down the Chairback Mountain Road and turning right into Moose Point. 1.5 miles past Gorman Chairback Driveway.

From the east via Brownville:

• Approach the KI (Katahdin Ironworks) Road on Route 11 either southbound from Millinocket (26 miles) or Northbound from Milo (12 Miles).
• To get to Milo from the south, take I-95 north to Exit 199 (old 53) at Old Town.
• Continue north on Route 16 to Milo, then take Route 11 north towards Brownville.
• NOTE: Signage for the Katahdin Ironworks Historic Site (KIW) may be missing, so check your mileage.
• Turn west onto the KI Road. The KI checkpoint is 6.3 miles from Route 11. Stop and register.
• From the gate go 7.3 miles.
• Turn left on the Chairback Mountain Road.
• Continue for 3 miles down the Chairback Mountain Road and turning right into Moose Point. 1.5 miles past Gorman Chairback Driveway.

Please be advised that satellite and cell phone reception is typically weak and unreliable in the area. We recommend that you do not rely on GPS navigation devices to direct you to the cabin. Please download or print driving directions.

Winter Driving Directions

It is not possible to drive directly to Moose Point Cabin in the winter and access will be “ski in” from the Winter Parking Lot.

• Upon arriving in the center of Greenville via Rt. 15 North, proceed north one block and turn right onto Pleasant St.
• After about a mile the road’s name changes to East Road.
• After 2 miles the road becomes gravel and its name changes again to the KI Road (Katahdin Ironworks Road).
• Proceed for 11 miles to the Winter Parking Lot. Ski in access is 7.0 miles via the Trout Brook/Long Pond trail.

Snowmobile transportation from the Winter Parking Lot to Moose Point Cabin is available at extra cost.

Advance reservation for the exact number of people requiring transportation is required, and may be arranged with the AMC Contact Service Center (207-358-5187). Personal snowmobiles cannot be accommodated at Moose Point. When you arrive at the Winter Parking Lot, look for the gear sheds. You will need to drop off and tag your gear so it can be picked up and delivered to your destination.