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The Birches Resort

281 Birches Rd.
Rockwood, ME, 04478, United States
TEL: (207) 534-7305
TEL: (800) 825-9453

This longtime hunting and fishing lodge on Moosehead Lake resides on an 11,000-acre nature preserve. John Willard and his family have run the resort since the late ’60s, presiding over a handful of wooden cabins that range in size from one to four bedrooms, all with wood-burning stoves. The Birches is popular in winter for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. In summer, guides lead tours by seaplane, pontoon boat, or even Jeep. The resort restaurant is open to the general public and features rustic log walls, a canoe suspended from the rafters, and three meals per day. “Downeast” pancakes with Maine-made maple syrup star at breakfast, fried haddock sandwiches anchor lunch, and Prime rib is the dinner specialty.

Room to Book:

The four-room cabin goes by Hello Dolly, with two floors, three bedrooms, and a loft. If that’s not large enough, the owners also manage a number of private cottages and homes nearby.

Insider Tip:

Since each cabin comes with a kitchenette, why not catch dinner? Moosehead Lake contains trout, salmon, and bass.


Open / Closes
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Maid Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Water Sports

Number of Rooms: 30

Number of Suites: 3 suites, 15 cabins, 8 homes

Number of Restaurants: 2

Year Opened: 1930

Other: Wilderness Resort


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