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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. Built on AMC conservation land and 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 or bunkhouse accommodations.

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Featuring:

  • Winter drive-in access, a perfect addition to our two other ski-in Maine Wilderness Lodges.

  • Private cabins, self-service with kitchenette or deluxe without. Also featuring shared bunkhouse accommodations and outdoor grilling area.

  • Fresh-cooked breakfast and dinner included. Trail lunch provided.

  • Lodge-to-lodge skiing opportunities on AMC’s 80 miles of groomed trails connecting to Gorman Chairback and Little Lyford lodges.

  • Guided activities straight from your front porch.

  • Guests receive free access to watercraft including kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards.

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Season Dates

Please see specific COVID-19 related information on policies and operating procedures.

Full Service Winter Dates

January 14 – March 20, 2021
December 26, 2021 – January 1, 2022

Full Service Spring/Summer/Fall Dates

June 19 – October 16, 2021

Self Service Dates

June 19 – September 25, 2021

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

The lodge is accessible by car year round.

Accommodations

Rooms

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 or sleeping bag. Blankets and pillow provided).

  • 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.

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

Accessibility

One deluxe cabin with a private bath, propane “woodstove” and electricity is ADA accessible and has meal service included.

One waterfront cabin with kitchen, electricity, propane stove, kitchen, and central bathhouse with showers is available for both self-service and full service.

Both bunkhouses are ADA accessible and the Waterfront Bunkhouse has a self service option.

The main lodge, dining hall, central bathhouse, and meeting space are ADA accessible.

Hardened gravel paths run throughout camp.

Check In/Out

Check in: 3:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM

Meal Service

Dinner, breakfast and a trail lunch are included in full-service nightly rates. Coffee, tea and cocoa are available throughout the day. Guests may wish to bring snack items.

Beer and wine are available for purchase.

For guests taking the self-service option, individual meals may be purchased at the lodge.

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.

Meeting Space

Meeting space accommodating up to 46 people is available in the lower level of the main lodge. AV equipment is available for use. The bright sunny space has a view of the lake and ideal for a business retreat or morning yoga.

Other Features

In summer, canoes and kayaks are available for guest use on Second Roach Pond.

Fly rod rentals are available at the lodge.

Winter guests have access to 30 miles of groomed ski trails around the lodge.

Complimentary snowshoes are available to enjoy.

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 to your next lodge.

Pets

Dogs are welcome in waterfront cabins 6 and 7 during the winter only.

There is an additional fee per dog per night and a maximum of 2 dogs per cabin.

Please notify the Contact Service Center if you plan to bring your dog.

Quiet Hours

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

Alcohol

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

Smoking

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

Top Things To Do

Fly Fishing

Hop in a canoe at Second Roach Pond and try your luck at landing a wild brook trout or landlocked salmon. New to fishing? Try one of our Beginner Fly Fishing Weekends!

Mountain Biking

Our maintained network of trails and roads provides the perfect setting for your mountain bike excursion.

Trail Running

Take a deep breath of fresh Maine Woods air, and set off at your best clip! We’ll get you going with hot coffee and fresh-cooked breakfast.

Paddling

Hear and see the loons calling close-up, maybe even spy a moose. It doesn’t get any better than being out on the water — we supply the kayaks, canoes, and life vests.

Guided Experiences with our Naturalists

Volunteers and AMC staff are on site to help you with local adventures, plus AMC Naturalists offer guided trips, stargazing, campfire conservation chats and more.

Katahdin Cruises

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!

Plan Your Trip

Check out our lodge to lodge trail network, local guided activities and gear for your Maine Wilderness adventure.

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. And don’t forget your swimsuit if you’d like to use the sauna!

Contact us

Medawisla Lodge & Cabins

 

15 Moosehead Lake Rd
Greenville, ME 04441

Reservations

NOTE: Satellite signal and cell phone reception are typically weak and unreliable in the Maine Woods, so we recommend that you do not rely on GPS Navigation devices to direct you to the lodge. Please click the “Driving Directions” button below to download and print our detailed instructions for getting to Medawisla Lodge.

Contact Information

Emergency Contact, Road Conditions, Transportation

AMC Greenville Maine Office: 207-695-3085

Meetings & Group Reservations

Book a reservation for a group of 10 or more:
603-466-8059
amcgroups@outdoors.org

Driving Directions