Full Service Winter Season
January 14 through March 6, 2021
December 26, 2021 – January 1, 2022
Full Service Spring/Summer Fall Seasons
May 20 – October 16, 2021
Please note that there is limited cell service and no WiFi at the lodge.
The lodge is located on gated, privately managed roads with set hours when passage is available. See below for important details.
Little Lyford Lodge & Cabins offers a spectacular location “off the grid” on 66,000 acres of forestland permanently conserved by AMC. The lodge is drive-in during the summer and fall, and accessible by ski, snowshoe, or dogsled in winter.
Accommodations include ten private cabins sleeping 1-5 guests, with a combination of double, queen and bunk beds. Each single room cabin has a porch, woodstove, and gas lamps for year-round use, as well as cold running water in during the summer and fall. Guests bring their own sleeping bags or linens; blankets and pillows are provided.
The Lyford bunkhouse can accommodate 14 guests in bunkbeds in a room with gas lights, wood stove and screened-in porch. Guests bring their own sleeping bags or linens; blankets and pillows are provided.
The central bathhouse, conveniently located near the main lodge, has composting toilets and hot showers year-round. A co-ed wood-heated sauna is located at the bathhouse and is available in the wintertime.
Little Lyford welcomes well-behaved dogs. The to stay in their owners’ cabin for a $10/night fee (fee excludes service dogs). Maximum of 2 dogs per cabin.
Check in: 3:00pm
Check out: 11:00am
Little Lyford Lodge offers one ADA accessible cabin in addition to the bathhouse, sauna and main lodge. There are grassy and hardened gravel paths throughout camp.
Dinner, breakfast and a trail lunch are included in your nightly rate. Coffee, tea and cocoa are available throughout the day. You may wish to bring your own snack items. Guests are permitted to bring their own beer and wine to enjoy with dinner.
Breakfast: Served family-style at 8:00 AM sharp
Lunch: Made-to-order trail lunches are available at breakfast
Dinner: Served family-style at 6:00 PM sharp; includes soup, salad, entrée, and dessert
Please notify AMC Reservations if you have food allergies or any other dietary needs.
Guests can enjoy our comfortable lodge with fireplace and deck year-round. Our friendly staff is always available to assist you with trip planning, weather reports, and trail information.
In summer, complimentary canoes and kayaks are available for guest use at nearby Little Lyford Ponds and at several remote ponds, accessible by car.
Fly fishing instruction is available by prior arrangement and fly rods with reels are available to rent at the lodge. Please request when making your reservation.
In winter, enjoy complimentary use of snowshoes and ski from your cabin door onto our extensive groomed trail network. Ski to Gulf Hagas, the Appalachian Trail, or over to Gorman Chairback Lodge. Located a day’s ski or snowshoe apart, ski lodge to lodge from Medawisla to West Branch Pond Camp to Little Lyford to Gorman Chairback. A shuttle service is available so that your car is waiting for you at the end of your trip. The lodge-to-lodge trail network is groomed and offers full day adventures replete with magnificent views and moose tracks. A gear shuttle is available to bring your gear into/out of the lodge as well as for those skiing lodge-to-lodge.
The lodge is located in the KI Jo-Mary Forest which is a multi-use forest which owned by a consortium of landowners. The roads are gated and from May through October. Access is managed and fees collected by North Maine Woods. Access through the checkpoints (Hedgehog and Katahdin Ironworks) is limited to hours of operation (6 AM to 9 PM) and is strictly enforced. Please check the North Maine Woods website additional information.
Access fees are included in Gorman Chairback and Little Lyford lodging rates. Please bring a copy of your AMC reservation confirmation letter to show at the gatehouse.
Vehicle types (RV sizes and types, motorcycles, etc.) are restricted or prohibited. Click here for KI Jo-Mary Rules and Regulations.
Roads are gravel and are active logging roads. Logging vehicles have the right of way. Conditions can be rough and low clearance vehicles are not recommended. All wheel drive is recommended during wet, snowy or icy conditions.
Dogs are welcome year-round at Little Lyford in many of the cabins. There is an additional fee per dog per night, and a maximum of two dogs per cabin.
Please notify the Contact Service Center if you plan to bring your dog.
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 not available for purchase at the lodge, however guests are welcome to bring their own.
Smoking or open flame are not allowed in or near any structure.
Down East Magazine
Maine Wilderness Lodges featured in Down East Magazine.
Little Lyford Lodge & Cabins awarded 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor
Little Lyford Lodge & Cabins featured in Boston Globe.
NHPTV Windows to the Wild
Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins featured in NHPTV
The New York Times
AMC’s Baker Mountain & Little Lyford featured in The New York Times.
Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins awarded 2017 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor
Top Things to Do
Explore Gulf Hagas
Called the “Grand Canyon of the East,” Gulf Hagas rewards visitors with a series of breathtaking waterfalls. Hike or snowshoe to the rim, or cool off in a waterfall basin in the heat of summer.
Bring your Dog!
That’s right – you can take them with you. Little Lyford is dog-friendly. Bring your furry friend along on your vacation.
Enjoy the natural beauty and history of Moosehead Lake aboard a 1914 steamboat! The steamboat Katahdin offers a spacious decks with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Beverages, sandwiches and snacks are available from the working galley. Enjoy a discount on ticket purchases when you stay at one of our Maine Lodges!
What to Bring
The right clothing and gear are essential in the unpredictable weather of the Maine Woods. Even if it feels like summer during the day, it can be cold and winter-like once the sun goes down. Use our gear guides to make sure you’re packing everything you need for comfort and safety.
Blankets and pillows are provided at Little Lyford, but guests should plan to bring their own sheets/pillowcases or sleeping bags. We have hot showers year-round, so bring your towel and toiletries, and don’t forget your swimsuit if you’d like to use the sauna!
Little Lyford Lodge & Cabins
Monson, ME 04464
Emergency Contact, Road Conditions, Transportation
AMC Greenville Maine Office: 207-695-3085