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AMC Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins

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Located on the shore of Long Pond near Greenville, in Maine’s Moosehead Lake Region, and surrounded by 66,000-acres of AMC-owned conservation land, Gorman Chairback is the newest stop on AMC’s popular lodge-to-lodge ski route, as well as a spectacular wilderness destination on its own. Gorman Chairback offers unlimited opportunities for hiking and skiing on 70 miles of AMC-maintained trails, paddling and fishing for native brook trout, or simply enjoying the quiet beauty of the region. Newly refurbished private cabins include queen beds, wood stoves, and gas lamps. Home-cooked meals are served in the main lodge.
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Bangor Intl Airport51 mi
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We were two couples visiting Gorman Chairback Lodge in September. This is a wonderful backcountry lodge. The cabins are cozy and comfortable. The food is terrific! It is situated on a lake with loons calling and great views. (It doesn't appear that anyone else lives on the l
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Booked 9/7 thru 9/10 . 3 days of good hikes. Trails range from easy to difficult. Staff prepared tasty and diverse breakfast and evening meals
Brownbag lunch for the backpack. The lodge is 1.9 miles from the Appalachian trail about 1/3 thru the 100 mile maine wilderness.if you
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Our cabin #2 was very comfortable- mattresses and bedding were great, propane lamps provided plenty of light, the wood stove warmed us up nicely on our one colder evening, and we loved relaxing in the sun on our deck at the end of the day. The food was very good and included a p
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I just enjoyed a fun filled AMC hiking and yoga weekend at Gorman Chairback Lodge and cabins. The staff and guides were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent food and plenty of it. Beautiful setting with lots of hiking and paddling opportunities. I highly recommend AMC g
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The lodge is the center of activity, lounge and game room, dining area, kitchen, sauna, showers. Nice views of the pond (Long Pond) which is just a few yards away. Several cabins and a bunkhouse for guests. Piers with canoes and kayaks for use by guests. All meals provided (a
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Comfy beds with linens in #1 Bobcat
Hello, I have a question about electricity and refrigeration. I'll be traveling with small kids and would like to know if the cabins have separate refrigerators?
The cabins do not have refrigerators. But the croo in the main lodge, where there is electricity and kitchen facilities is most accommodating, and I am sure they would be happy to store any medications or kid snacks that need to be kept cool.
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Thinking about staying there in September. (Black flies??) If we stay a few nights at the one place, are there good day hikes that we can go on each day? OR, is there a lodge-to-lodge or hut option that we should consider?
Hi there, I can't say 100% but the black flies are typically late June/early July. I don't think you should have a problem in Sept. But might make sense to call the AMC hut and ask. I just did a hut to hut x country trip with 20 women and it was incredble. We started at a parking lot, skiied into Little Lyford, then the next day skied to Gorman and then last day skiied out. In the summer, you can drive directly to Gorman which was the prettiest because its on a big lake. Lots of day hikes to do from there. We liked cabin 7 the best...at the end, beautiful views of lake. The hut transferred our luggage each day so we didn't have to carry. Call Gorman and ask them directly for suggestions. Awesome place!!!!
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Hi again. We've booked a 5 night stay and can't wait to get there. How is the mobile phone reception? Any wifi available? I'm prepared for none however a few work items came up last minute and I'm trying to figure out how to handle them. Any feedback would be helpful.
We have AT&T and had zero coverage in the entire area, not just at the lodge. The wifi in the main building is not great but enough to get some basic info or check email. It was heaven!
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Hi. I'm interested in swimming (lakes, ponds) in the summer. Is Gorman a good spot?
Hi MarcNewYork37, thanks for the question! Yes there is swimming, the lake is beautiful! There is also canoes that are free and available for guests to use
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We are staying in the cabins during February. Is the bedding adequate or should we bring sleeping bags too?
Bedding is terrific! Flannel sheets and down comforters. Don't bother bringing a sleeping bag. (If you stay at Little Lyford you'll need a sleeping bag though).
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"I was in the bunkhouse which is nice but naturally spartan. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others. Just need to ask."
"Only a few cabins have bathrooms; bathrooms with showers and a wood-heated sauna in the main lodge. There are cabins along the lake shore."
"All cabins and the bunk house are equally amazing."
"If it is cold outside, put a kettle with water or snow on the wood stove to humidify the air."
"The bunkhouse is a great budget choice, but the cabins facing the lake have incredible views."
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