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The North Woods Hotels

Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Wilderness Lodges

  • Off Katahdin Iron Works Rd. Map It
  • Greenville
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Great for outdoors lovers
  • Far-from-the-crowds feel
  • Laid-back vibe


  • Winter access only by cross-country skis or snowmobile

Updated 12/26/2013

Fodor's Review

When you want to get away from it all, head to the Appalachian Mountain Club's 66,000 acres in Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness—you have a choice of two historic sporting camp retreats, Gorman Chairback and Little Lyford. Both have rustic cabins with gaslights and woodstoves; Gorman Chairback also has four modern pine cabins with private baths. Each property has a woodsy main lodge with a fireplace, sitting area, and long tables where meals are served family-style. Moose are abundant, and the fly-fishing, canoeing, snowshoeing, and backcountry skiing are excellent. In winter most guests ski from lodge to lodge, often overnighting at both. Gorman Chairback sits right on Long Pond. Less expensive Little Lyford is near several ponds and the West Branch of the Pleasant River. The lodges are about 16 miles east of Greenville; access is by logging roads off Katahdin Iron Works Road.

Hotel Information


Off Katahdin Iron Works Rd., Greenville, Maine, United States

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed mid-Mar.–mid-May and late Oct.–late Dec.
  • Gorman Chairback: 12 cabins; Little Lyford: 9 cabins
  • Rate includes: All meals

Updated 12/26/2013

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