Built on AMC conservation land and part of AMC's Maine Wilderness Lodge network, Medawisla Lodge and Cabins provides an ideal spot for exploring the famed 100-Mile Wilderness.
June 23, 2023 – October 21, 2023
January 11, 2024 – March 16, 2024
June 23, 2023 – September 24, 2023
Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards
Meals & Amenities
Nearby Trails & Activities
Events & Resources
Medawisla Lodge and Cabins provide opportunities for hiking, biking, paddling, fly-fishing, canoeing, camping, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, all just steps away from a private cabin or communal bunkhouse.
In winter, a shuttle service is available, and a gear shuttle transports your gear to your destination so you can ski or snowshoe with just a daypack. Complimentary snowshoes are available for use, and dogs are welcome during the winter season.
Dinner, breakfast, and a trail lunch are included in full-service nightly rates. Breakfast is served buffet-style at 8 a.m. sharp. Linens are provided only in the summer. In the winter, please be sure to pack a sleeping bag/or your own sheets and linens. Be aware that cabins are headed by wood stoves. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. sharp and includes soup or salad, entrée, and dessert. Meals are also available “to go.”
Linens are not provided. Please be sure to pack a sleeping bag and/or your own sheets and linens for your stay. Be aware that cabins are heated by wood stoves, but they do get cold.
A self-service option is available Spring through mid-September in the cabins and waterfront bunkhouse that share a central bathhouse. The cabins and bunkhouse include a two-burner stove, dorm-style fridge, dishes, and flatware. Guests may also purchase individual meals at the lodge.
Beer and wine are available for purchase
A propane grill is available for guest use
Please notify AMC Contact Service Center if you have food allergies or other dietary needs.
Medawisla is accessible by car year-round. Driving directions are available here.
Winter Roads and trail access map is available here.
Cell service is limited in the Maine Woods - be sure to print or download directions before your trip.
GPS is unreliable north of Greenville and we recommend tracking mileage on your odometer.
In all seasons, accessing Medawisla requires travel on gravel logging roads,and logging vehicles have the right of way. Conditions can be rough and low clearance vehicles are not recommended. All wheel drive is recommended during wet, snowy, or icy conditions.
There is no fuel available once you leave the paved roads.
For up-to-date information on road conditions, please contact AMC’s Contact Service Center (603-466-2727) or the AMC Greenville Office (207-695-3085).
Guests can enjoy the waterfront campfire or paddle Second Roach Pond using complimentary kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards.
Guests have access to more than 30 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails around the lodge, plus an additional 80 miles of lodge-to-lodge groomed trails connecting Medawisla to Gorman Chairback and Little Lyford lodge.
Shaw Mountain: an easy to moderate 6-mile round trip
Number Four and Baker Mountain Trails: a more strenous 13-plus mile round trip that offers views of AMC's conservation land
White Cap Mountain: a 7.5 mile round trip on the Appalachian Trail with 360' views of the 100-mile wilderness
For other trip ideas and detailed route information, please inquire with our Maine staff or purchase AMC’s Maine Mountain Guide or 100-Mile Wilderness Map and Guide.
Two cabins are ADA accessible. One of these cabins has a private bath with shower, propane “wood stove,” and electricity. The other cabin has a propane "wood stove", electricity and access to a central ADA accessible bathhouse. Both bunkhouses are ADA accessible. The cabins and bunkhouses are a short walk from the parking area, and staff are available to help with luggage.
The main lodge, where the dining hall, central bathing facilities and meeting space are located, is ADA accessible. Hardened gravel paths run throughout the camp.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), businesses and organizations that serve the public must allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals into all areas of the facility where customers are normally allowed to go. This federal law applies to all businesses open to the public, including AMC managed lodging and visitor centers, where service animals are welcomed.
A service animal at AMC facilities must be under the control of its handler. Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the individual’s disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective performance of tasks. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
These rules do not apply to emotional support animals because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
For more information about our policies, click here.
Our Commitment to Sustainable Operations
AMC has a long-standing commitment to using its huts, lodges, and camps as models for sustainable operations and environmental stewardship. At Medawisla, we have solar panels and a Clivus composting toilet system, and also offer “green tours” so you can learn more about our conservation practices. Additionally, we compost our food waste and recycle