Mt Chase Lodge is a
long established recreational landmark in Maine's Shin Pond/Patten
area. Visit our comfortable, full service, lodge and enjoy the peaceful seclusion of our private wooded, waterfront
setting, and down home hospitality.
Located on the shores
of Upper Shin Pond just north of Millinocket and east of Baxter State Park, we are within sight of Mt. Katahdin and offer convenient access to Baxter Park's less crowded northern entrance and Maine's great North Woods.
Relax, breathe the fresh air, enjoy the elbow room and the best outdoor recreation opportunities and scenery Maine has to offer.
No matter what your lodging preference,
we can offer accommodations to fit every interest! Our
comfortable lodge and private cabins offer excellent accommodations. Full
bathrooms, automatic heat and electricity, and cooking equipment for those
who prefer, are offered year round.
The main Lodge offers large private rooms with
comfortable beds, and an impressive lounging and dining area overlooking the water.
Lakefront Vacation Cabins
There are also five
Cabins sleeping 2-8 people. All are equipped with full baths, automatic
heat as well as wood stoves in some, and equipment for cooking, as some
guests prefer. Cabin guests can also have their meals served in the
Lodge if desired. We also have Rock Fireplaces and Picnic Tables at
every Cabin for your convenience and enjoyment!
Great Country Style Dining
Home cooked family style
meals are our specialty among with great Northern hospitality. No one
goes away from our table hungry! Homemade
breads, pies, muffins and other treats are served in the finest tradition.
Hunting - Whitetail deer, moose, bear and
upland game. We have a very large area for hunting and have been rather successful.
We have packages for bear hunting and grouse hunting.
Fishing - Maine is famous for
its fishing. Right in our backyard, trout, salmon and bass have been caught off
our boat dock. Not far from us is the world class Penobscot West Branch, pools
and ponds are to be found in Baxter Park. Fly-out trips can be made to a vast
area in the Moosehead and Katahdin region.
Snowmobiling - Well groomed trails
for snowmobiling run hundreds of miles in any direction and offer breathtaking
scenery in this awesome winter landscape.
Hiking - Your hiking adventures are made into memories at Mt Chase Lodge - the perfect place to stay during your treks. Just 15 miles from the northern entrance to Baxter State Park, the lodge offers all of the amenities most people desire, while being located in a quiet wilderness setting away from the hustle, bustle and congestion of Baxter State Park's south entrance near the town of Millinocket.
Wildlife Watching - Moose abound throughout
the area. Even if you're not hunting, you are bound to see one. Loons,
eagles, herons and other wildlife are common in the area.
Nordic Skiing - Opportunities to ski through Baxter State Park
are available, and we offer vehicle shuttle or transportation for hearty ski
groups planning this adventure.
Matagamon High Adventure Scout Base
Many scout troops begin their trips to the Matagamon High Adventure Scout Base at Mt. Chase Lodge.
We are twenty minutes from the Matagamon Base landing. Since 1976, we have been helping to simplify the logistics
of trip planning for troop leadership by providing a
convenient place for Scouts going to Matagamon to lodge and eat at
minimal cost. This eliminates the need to bring extra food and gear.
After a good night's rest and a hearty Maine breakfast, Scouts making
the trip are excited and ready for adventure upon arrival.
Rick and Sara
Hill have operated the lodge since 1976 and are well experienced in the
needs of their guests. As an accomplished master guide and outfitter,
Rick has guided hunting and fishing parties for 26 years, as well as offering
wildlife canoe trips and winter snowmobile tours. He can also offer excellent
advice for hikers and campers visiting Baxter State Park, our premier
wilderness attraction, as well as direction to other areas of interest.
Sara has operated the food service and
accommodations end of the business and has become famous for the best
in family style meals as well as banquet and special event preparations.
Homemade biscuits, breads, and desserts are among the specialties