Now that winter has arrived in earnest and snow blankets the hills and valleys of New England, it’s time to don your winter woolies and venture out to make long lasting family memories in the snow.
Last fall we visited an amazing outdoor sports wonderland tucked in the woods of Brownville Maine – close to Mt. Katahdin and the Mooshead Lake Region. (Approx. 4 1/2 hour drive north of Boston) The Wildswood Cabins and Lodge is a haven for winter sports enthusiasts who love to snowmobile, snowshoe, cross-country ski, ice fish and wildlife watch. Surrounded by miles and miles of carefully groomed, intersecting snowmobile trails, this is truly a winter paradise for snow machine devotees.
Several scenic cabins dot the property, providing plenty of room for the whole family or gang of friends. Sleeping is bunk-style in 4 comfy queen size beds. There’s room to relax and watch TV/DVD/VCR, along with a fully equipped kitchen, and large bathroom. You can bring along your own food and drink, BUT you would be missing half the fun and camaraderie that takes place at the log cabin Lodge.
Guest are welcomed by Cheri Brackett, founder and designer of Wildwoods Lodge. Her love and enthusiasm for these north woods is totally infectious. She speaks of grooming the surrounding trails with the affection of a parent tidying up her children for inspection. Every night Cheri and her crew head out while guests slumber to manicure the trails, assuring ideal conditions for morning rides.
But you won’t want to head to bed before sharing a glass of wine or bottle of bear at the lodge and dining on expertly prepared local fare.
We enjoyed Cheri’s stuffed pork tenderloin served with gravy, fresh hot rolls, mashed potatoes, and herbed carrots – yum. And desert! Your Gramma couldn’t produce a better selection of homemade pies, cakes and puddings.
Who would love Wildwoods Cabin and Lodge
Anyone who seeks a pristine setting, complete with the occasional moose or two, outdoor activities galore and an honest, congenial “down-home” atmosphere will appreciate the many charms of Wildwoods Lodge. The accommodations are simple, snug and lovingly crafted to provide a deep woods ‘camp’ experience. The lodge itself is a wonderful gathering spot for sharing tall tales of your day’s adventures.
Cheri and her staff are at the ready to help you plan your days, whether it be exploring the trails by cross country skis or snowmobile. In spring, summer and fall the trails are ideal for hiking, exploring by ATV or trail bikes. This is definitely a 4 season resort, with hunting, fishing, rock climbing, hiking, bird watching and wildlife encounters just down the path.
With cabin rates starting at $125 per night for four, Wildwoods Cabins and Lodge makes an affordable and fun wilderness adventure for the whole family.