Columbus Day Weekend is over, but.. There is still some color around.

We have added more new snowmobiles to our rental fleet. Reserve now. With Canada closed to the US, we will be very busy this winter.


We are pleased to announce that we have our full menu while continuing to follow all guidelines to keep everyone safe. Outdoor seating has some heated space.

Restaurant hours will be 4 pm to 8pm Tuesday and 8 am to 8 pm Wed. through Thursday, 8am to 9pm Friday and Saturday, 8am to 8pm Sunday and closed on Mondays.

We still have a couple of rental boats in the water and ready to go. Reservations are still being accepted. Our dining service will close after Dinner Sunday October 18 until December 29.

Come for meals by boat.

Night dining reservations preferred.

Our lodging is pet friendly and far away from busy roads. We have many miles of trails for hiking and biking with your family and furry family members. This is a great place to social distance as you can play for hours in the woods or on the lake without encountering others.


Summer was busy as people looked to recreate in areas that offer the opportunity to relax and social distance and because many Americans are likely to be staying in the country this winter as well.

Call or email our reservation specialists to plan your Maine Adventure this winter! We can set you up with one of our modern fleet of snowmobile rentals, cross country skiing, Yurts and ski plane rides. We have ski and snowshoe rentals.

Call 207-534-7588 or email ,

All of our lodging and dining options are directly on the shore of Moosehead Lake, Maine’s largest!

We are accessible by boat, snowmobile, plane, car and ATV.

Flying video shot at The Birches the last week in February


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Accommodations are usually Open 365 Days A Year

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A letter from the owner:

The Birches Resort was built in the 1930’s as a hunting and fishing lodge. We’re located on Moosehead Lake in Rockwood, Maine, on a privately owned, 11,000 acre nature preserve.  We’re in the heart of Maine’s Great North Woods, the last remaining wilderness in New England.

My family has owned and operated The Birches Resort for over 40 years. In the summer try canoeing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking. In the winter take to the trails on cross country skis or snow shoes, or explore the area by snowmobile. Search for wildlife on a moose cruise or wilderness safari. Like to fish? Fly fishing and ice fishing are our specialty. Take a dip in the lake, work out in our fitness center, or just kick back and gaze at the beautiful scenery. All activities originate from the resort; once here, you won’t need your car.

Accommodations vary from cabins on the lake, lodge rooms to large rental homes. Try us for breakfast, lunch or dinner in our dining room overlooking the lake.

I hope you’ll visit us and explore our special part of the world.

John Willard

Owner & Licensed Maine Master Guide

Commercial Floatplane pilot

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 1 (800) 825-9453

We have several new snowmobiles in our fleet.