Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Wilderness Lodges

Off Katahdin Iron Works Rd., Greenville, Maine, USA

When you want to get away from it all, head to the Appalachian Mountain Club's 70,000 acres in Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness, where you can choose between two historic sporting-camp retreats: Gorman Chairback and Little Lyford. Both have rustic cabins and a bathhouse with hot showers (Gorman Chairback also has four modern pine cabins with private baths.) All cabins have gaslights and wood stoves. 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 hiking, fly-fishing, canoeing, snowshoeing, and backcountry skiing are excellent. In winter, many guests ski from lodge to lodge. 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 16–20 miles east of Greenville, accessible via logging roads.


  • great for outdoors lovers
  • sauna
  • made-to-order trail lunch


  • winter access only by cross-country skis or snowmobile transport (fee)


Phones: 603-466–2727


Rate Includes: Closed mid-Mar.–mid-May and late Oct.–late Dec.Gorman Chairback: 12 cabins, 1 bunkhouse (sleeps 10); Little Lyford: 10 cabins, 1 bunkhouse (sleeps 12) All meals