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Winter is full of fun and adventure! View the winter getaway adventures and book a trip of a lifetime to our Maine Bed and Breakfast.

Dog Sledding Adventure Options

You can experience dog sledding in the North woods of Maine. It’s a unique sensation of gliding mesmerized by the scenery and snow clicking off the paws of your team. This is an exceptional and memorable adventure. Your professional guide will teach you how to harness your dogs. Each of the hardworking sled dogs in your team has a special personality you won’t be able to resist. Despite their “wolfish” appearance, they are friendly and love attention. But what they love most is to RUN…and with an energy and enthusiasm that is amazing. Pick any of the activities below and start your adventure.

Basket Ride & Kennel Tour

This trip is designed for the guest with no dog sledding experience. It leaves from the Lodge.

  • Harness and boot the dogs
  • Twenty minute basket ride for each guest (about 3 miles) on groomed trails
  • Meet the racing dogs, as well as any puppies, and tour the kennel
  • 2 hour trip
  • Enjoy your thermos of gourmet hot chocolate from the Lodge
  • Always time for Q&A

Price: $289 for 2 persons

Mush your own team

This trip is designed for those with good physical condition and some experience. If no experience, the guest will need to talk with the guide prior.

  • 4 hour trip; about 1.5 hours of operating your own team
  • Harness and boot the dogs
  • Guide will accompany guest via snowmobile for safety and assistance
  • Enjoy your thermos of gourmet hot chocolate from the Lodge
  • AM or PM trips

Price: $459 for 2 adults

Full day of Dogsledding & Kennel Tour

Make it a full day trip; good physical condition is necessary, but previous experience is not needed.

  • Kennel tour – Meet the racing dogs, as well as any puppies, and tour the kennel
  • Either basket ride or Mush your own– determined with the guide and based on conditions and safety of the dogs
  • Harness and boot the dogs
  • Soup and sandwich lunch

Price: $959 for 2 persons

Snowmobiling

Ride in, ride out from the Lodge over groomed trails and enjoy incredible scenery. There is no better way to explore the Moosehead Lake region than by snowmobile from January through March. The lodge provides easy access to the 12,000 miles of Maine ITS (Interstate Trail System) trails directly from the Lodge.

We will assist in sled rentals with space for sled parking, trailers and equipment storage. If you are new to the area, we suggest a guided trip. Clothes can also be rented.

Cross Country skiing

A peaceful way to see incredible beauty and wildlife
Cross country skiers enjoy more than 100 miles of groomed trails including nearby Lily Bay State Park. You’ll glide through spruce and pine forests with incredible views of frozen waterfalls, mountains, ponds and lakes. This sport provides the perfect retreat for nature lovers wanting to catch a glimpse of moose, deer, eagles, hare and other native animals, or the fun of identifying all the tracks that intersect your path! Within thirty minutes of the Lodge is the Birches, located in Rockwood, Maine. This 11,000 acre wilderness resort offers over 12 miles of groomed cross country skiing trails. Skis can be rented.

Snowshoeing

Adventure over deep new fallen snow to the peace and beauty of the North woods of Maine. Head out on your own to Gulf Hagas where the deep and narrow slate cliffs are dramatic in winter. Ice forms on the walls, creating avenues of vertical blue and impossibly long icicles hang from jagged rocks. On the way to the rim, you’ll pass a series of impressive waterfalls, frozen in midair on their tumble down the river basin. Thick layers of icy cascades hang on snow-covered rocks. The colors are amazing; a rainbow of deep blue, green, black, and white. Directions to this trek are in your room guest services book and take along directions are available.

Maine guides are also available to schedule a private trip. Without the noise and bustle of civilization, snowshoeing provides a great opportunity to view and track wildlife all winter long including Maine’s majestic moose; AM, PM trips.

Rent snowshoes at the lodge for $25 per day.

For other outdoor winter fun, try Big Squaw Mountain Ski Resort. Downhill skiing on one of the most scenic mountains you’ll find in Maine. Telephone: 207-695-1000. View our Maine vacation packages and enhancements to add thermos of gourmet hot chocolate or Moose-A-Lix™ trail mix from the Lodge.