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A Year-Round Wilderness Vacation in the Heart of Maine's Great North Woods!

You'll find The Birches Resort on the shores of Moosehead Lake resting on a private 11,000-acre nature preserve. Come see why The Birches is one of the most complete and beautiful resorts in all of New England! Situated on the western shoreline of Moosehead Lake, this resort features 15 rustic waterfront cabins, six exclusive private home rentals, cabin tents, wilderness yurts and lodge rooms. The resort offers casual lakeside dining and a lounge for guests and visitors. Bountiful activities for all seasons offer you and your family the fun and flexibility you deserve! There is a beach, large hot tub and a dry sauna for guests to enjoy. You're encouraged to get outdoors and go fly fishing, whitewater rafting, or take part in a guided wilderness excursion. Enjoy Maine's great outdoors!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 38 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Rockwood
  • Nearby Water Moosehead Lake
  • Open Dates All Year


The pristine beaches of Moosehead Lake are one of the unsung heroes of The Birches Resort. Relax in the sunshine and work on that tan, or you can go for something a little more active and take a dip in the water and splash around awhile. No matter what you choose, you can't go wrong during your Maine getaway!


Families have been returning to The Birches Resort for generations. It's time to start your own family tradition! At this resort, families can enjoy an old-fashioned vacation full of outdoor fun such as fishing and canoeing on beautiful Moosehead Lake, or heading out on a wildlife viewing adventure. The Birches is also a great winter destination, with opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and much more.


Located a mile from The Birches Resort by boat is Mount Kineo Golf Course. Built in the 1880's, it is believed to be New England's second oldest golf course. This nine-hole, 3,000+ yard course provides breathtaking views of Moosehead Lake and Mount Kineo. Rent a boat for the day, or take the resort shuttle over for a round full of fun.


Perfect for small business meetings or corporate retreats, The Birches Resort provides the optimal space for groups of up to 60 people. A variety of meeting rooms ensure you the right setting for your needs. Let the resort staff help you arrange a group excursion. Whitewater rafting and fishing are great outdoor options for your next Maine event.


Family fun is endless at The Birches Resort! For your next reunion, bring together everyone in the family for a fun-filled getaway right on the shores of Moosehead Lake. Enjoy a variety of great games and outdoor activities including mountain biking, fishing, and more! Their spacious lodging options are sure to accommodate the whole family!


Planning a harvest wedding in Maine ensures some of the most picturesque fall foliage on the East Coast, and The Birches Resort is the ideal venue located on 11,000 acres of nature preserve. Relax before the ceremony with a hot stone massage. Enjoy the elegant lakeside views and make your special day memorable for everyone involved.


The Birches Resort specializes in offering guests outdoor activities that will give you a new-found appreciation for nature. Join a wilderness guide and go on a planned excursion into Maine's great outdoors. Trips include mountain biking, canoeing, whitewater rafting and more! Step outside and breathe the fresh air!


The Birches Resort is famous for fishing. Generations of families have come to this destination to catch brook trout, land-locked salmon, white and yellow perch, and some small mouth bass on beautiful Moosehead Lake. Bring your catch back to the resort and they'll cook it for you! Don't forget your Maine fishing license!


Is there anything more romantic that watching the sun rise off the distant Mt. Kineo with the sunlight sparkling on Moosehead Lake? At The Birches Resort they don't think so and neither will you. There are tons of fun activities for you and your loved one to share in together, all in the beauty of Maine's woods.


Grab your Maine hunting license and head to The Birches Resort. With an abundance of deer, partridge/grouse, bear and migratory birds, the Moosehead Lake region is the perfect destination for your Maine hunting getaway! For a larger hunting trip, reserve a private home or cottage for the whole group. Make it a trip you won't soon forget.

Pet Friendly

The Birches Resort is a pet-friendly resort for an additional charge, giving you the opportunity to make it a true family vacation. Make sure your four-legged friend makes the next trip with you to Maine. Just remember to keep them on a leash and clean up after them when you get to the resort!


The Birches Resort sits on 11,000 pristine acres of natural preserve area, giving you plenty of opportunities to explore the Moosehead Lake region. Plan your own outdoor excursion complete with swimming, boating and fishing. Take a Moose and Wildlife Safari by boat during the prime moose watching season of summer, or come for some leaf peeping in September or October, depending on weather and temperature.


When you come to Maine and stay at The Birches Resort, enjoy your proximity to the Appalachian Mountains! Take a day trip and drive through the winding roads or just enjoy the view from the ground. Bring your camera, you'll want to document these majestic peaks!


When in Maine, hit the water! The Birches Resort rests on the shores of Moosehead Lake and offers kayaking instruction and trips for all ability levels. In the summer months, the resort rents out kayaks and canoes. There are over 11,000 acres of pristine wilderness to explore! If you're looking for a more leisurely activity, grab your swimsuit and take a swim in the lake!


Originally, the Birches Resort was established in 1930 by a logging contractor. Situated on Moosehead Lake and facing east, gorgeous sunrises over Mount Kineo were one of the original inspirations for the location. Later, the resort passed to the Willard family, who purchased it in the 1960s. Come discover the rich heritage for yourself!


The Birchwood Resort is the perfect honeymoon getaway for lovers of the outdoors. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty that surrounds you in the Moosehead Lake. Spend your first days as newlyweds exploring 11,000 acres of natural preserve, and do some bird watching. After a full day outdoors, retire to your rustic log cabin, complete with fireplace and kitchenette. Cook your own candlelight dinner, or head to The Birches Restaurant and Lounge and let the staff do the work for you.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

You'll love the rustic charm and traditional north woods feel of The Birches' lakeside cabins. One to four-bedroom cabins are available and all units come complete with a wood stove, kitchenette, and a covered porch, which is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the view. Find the cabin that fits your unique style!


Maine is the perfect destination for anytime of the year! Come to The Birches during the summer and rent one of the lakeside cabins for a memorable long weekend. Enjoy fishing trips or hikes during Memorial or Labor Day. If you come during the winter, enjoy the snowy peaks of the mountains and opportunities for ice skating and fishing! Book your next vacation today.


At The Birches Resort, they specialize in every kind of outdoor activities you can imagine. They make sure that guests have the best outdoor experience possible with boating, fishing and rafting excursions. Numerous rental opportunities to ensure that you're outfitted will all the gear you'll need!

RV Resort

In addition to rustic log cabins, private homes and cottages, The Birches Resort does maintain several RV sites by The Birches Resort Marina. With electricity, water hook-ups and easy access to the lake, shower house and hot tub, these RV sites offer great outdoor accommodations at The Birches.

  • Bicycles
  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Sauna
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Whirlpool
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Live Entertainment
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Beach
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Shuttle Service
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Fishing Guides
  • Fitness Programs
  • Hunting Guides
  • Meeting Room(s)
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Nearest Airports

  • Bangor International Airport (BGR) / 77.3 miles
  • Dewitt Field,Old Town Municipal Airport (OLD) / 74.8 miles
  • Augusta State Airport (AUG) / 95.3 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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