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.
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.
Check Availability and Rates
Full service Winter /Spring Dates
Full Service Summer/Fall Dates
Self Service Dates
May 23, 2019 – October 14, 2019
Please note that there is limited cell service and no WiFi at the lodge.
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.
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: 3:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
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 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.
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.
Dogs are welcome at waterfront cabin 3 and 4 during the winter. o
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.
Top Things To Do
Our maintained network of trails and roads provides the perfect setting for your mountain bike excursion.
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.
PaddlingHear 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.
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!
Medawisla Lodge & Cabins
15 Moosehead Lake Rd
Greenville, ME 04441