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Lodges at Borestone Mountain

The Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary features spectacular lodges located between Midday and Sunset Ponds. Designed and built in the early 1900s and recently renovated with modern kitchen and bath facilities, the lodges are authentic, rustic, Adirondack-style log buildings.

There are four buildings people can utilize: The Main Lodge, Dining Lodge, Cliff Cabin, and the Guide’s Cabin. The Main Lodge can accommodate eight people, and the Dining Lodge can accommodate nine. The Cliff Cabin, a very short uphill walk from the Main Lodge, can accommodate two people. These three buildings share common kitchen and bathroom facilities. The Guide’s Cabin has capacity to sleep six people and is equipped with kitchen and bathroom facilities (a composting toilet). Click to see a PDF layout of the Main and Dining Lodges.

Amenities in the lodges include:

  • Fully equipped kitchen with running potable water, gas range and refrigerators, food storage areas, pots and pans, cooking utensils, and complete place settings.
  • Bedrooms with sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and blankets. There is a mix of single, double, and multiple occupancy bedrooms available. Bring your own towels.
  • Solar powered electricity, with a generator back-up, providing lighting in the common areas of the lodge and limited electric service in all bedrooms.
  • One bathroom with a flush toilet and a sink located near the sleeping area in the Main Lodge, and a separate bath house with two hot/cold water sinks, showers, and toilets located in a separate building next to the lodge.
  • Two fieldstone fireplaces in the dining room and living room (firewood provided).
  • Canoes, kayaks, and personal flotation devices available for use on Midday and Sunset Ponds.

A short path from the lodges leads around the lake to the Nature Center and the rest of Borestone’s hiking trail network. On-site sanctuary staff provide transportation of guests and their baggage from the parking area at the base of the mountain to the lodges and back via a 10 minute ride in a 4-WD vehicle, followed by a 10 minute boat ride across Midday Pond. Staff also provide orientation to the facilities, trash removal as needed, and communication and coordination of emergency services in the event of an accident or illness. If needed, Maine Audubon staff can also provide names and contact information for catering services.

Volunteers play an important role in maintaining the sanctuary and especially the lodges. Read about the special contributions made by the East Sangerville Grange in this Volunteer Spotlight. 

In order to protect wildlife and provide a welcoming guest experience, the following are prohibited at Borestone Mountain Sanctuary:

  • Pets of any kind
  • Illegal drugs
  • Hunting, firearms, trapping, and off-road vehicles.
  • Collecting of plants, flowers, and other natural materials. Please leave them for others to enjoy.
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