Dining hours this week are, Today Feb 23 11:30 to 8 pm. Wednesday 8 am to 8 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8 am to 9 pm. Closed Mondays.

We have about 28 Plus inches of snow on all trails. Groomers have been out on most xc ski trails and on all ITS snowmobile trails. 3 Yurts on ski trails are operating for the rest of the season. ITS 88 was groomed Sunday night. ITS 88 will be groomed again as soon as it is cold enough.

The lake is frozen and marked to Mt Kineo in front of The Birches, however caution should be used and no vehicles should drive on the lake at this time.


We have added more new snowmobiles( 275) per day, to our rental fleet. Reserve now. With Canada closed to the US, we will be very busy this winter.

Night dining reservations preferred. Hours for this coming weekend. Thursday 4-8 pm Friday 12 to 9 PM, Sat 8 am to 9 PM and Sunday 8 AM to 11AM

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.


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 ,info@birches.com

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.