Upper Shin Pond, Maine

Relax, breathe the fresh air and enjoy the best outdoor recreation opportunities and scenery Maine has to offer

Take some time for yourself and escape from your busy day to day life to the tranquil Maine woods. Discover the lakes and ponds of the Katahdin Region by canoe, fly fish on the flowing rivers, take a short walk to several spectacular waterfalls all in the heart of Maine’s untouched wilderness. Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and hear the echoing calls of native loons as you gear up for your day’s adventure.

Visit our comfortable, full service and year round lodge and enjoy our excellent hospitality along with the peaceful seclusion of our own private wilderness with a beautiful waterfront setting.

Located on the shores of Upper Shin Pond just north of Millinocket and east of Baxter State Park, we offer convenient access to Baxter Park’s northern entrance, Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument and Maine’s great North Woods.


Gather with friends and enjoy Maine cuisine, served family style, with a gourmet touch


Relax in one of our spacious rooms in the main lodge or choose one of our four private cabins


Hike, Bike, Snowmobile, Fish or just relax in the solitude of the Maine wilderness

Special Events at Mount Chase Lodge

Mt. Chase Lodge and Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument

Appalachian Mountain Club Getaway

September 4th - 7th, 2018

Join us for a fun filled weekend exploring the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument and surrounding region. Hike, bike, canoe/kayak and relax.

Mt. Chase Map & Compass - Women's Skills Weekend

September 14th - 16th, 2018

Learn how to comfortably navigate in the outdoors using a map and compass. Wish you were more confident getting around with a “Map & Compass?” Wish you were one of those gals who knew how to use a map and compass? No experience required....this is intended for beginners.

Wild Apple Weekend

October 5th - 7th, 2018

Need a little gastronomic outdoor adventure to cap off your summer? Get yourself out into the crisp fall air, take in some foliage, and come celebrate Maine’s abundance of wild apple trees with a weekend full of all things tart, sweet, and pomological.

Endless Trails Runners' Weekend

October 26th-28th, 2018

Want to get away and devote a little time to your trail-running training? Why not take advantage of cooler fall temperatures and the wilds of the Katahdin Woods and Waters area and make a weekend of it? Whether you are just looking for some exercise or training for an Ultra Marathon, runners of all experience levels are welcome!

Join Mike Downing, co-owner of Mt. Chase Lodge, and his former teammate Rob Gomez, of Eastern Shore Training and a RRCA-ceritified running coach, for a full weekend of running adventure.

New Moon Yoga Weekend

January 4th - 6th, 2019

Start the new year with a weekend full of reflection and quiet adventuring. Move inward with optional sunrise practices, enjoy gourmet meals, and bring your snowshoes for a guided nighttime trek.

You will travel outward, turn off your headlamps, and experience some of the darkest skies and brightest stars around.

Mt. Chase Lodge, 1517 Shin Pond Road, Mount Chase, Maine  04765 (207) 528-2183 info@mtchaselodge.com