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There is no fee for camping in the woods, but a fire permit is required.
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MAINE LODGING OVERVIEW
Jackman, the Switzerland of Maine, is a small sleepy town that has so many options for a great family vacation, an overnight stay as you travel the Old Canada Scenic Byway, or for an outdoorsman adventure every season of the year. Although we do not have high rise hotels or resorts with 20 or more cabins, our lodging accommodations vary so much that no matter what your preference is for a Maine Vacation Rental, you can find it here in the Jackman - Moose River Region.
When you visit the Jackman - Moose River Region, there is so much to do that you will want to stay more than a day. From here, you can also venture off to Rockwood, Greenville, the Forks, or into Quebec for fantastic day trips.
Of course, being surrounded by the acres of untamed forests, we can offer wonderful, clean campgrounds, each offering their own views, and experiences. Wilderness camping is also an option but please inquire with land owners and obtain fire permits before putting up your tent.
If you prefer to have a bed to sleep in, you will again, have many choices: Be pampered at a B & B, enjoy a continental breakfast at a hotel, or stay in a cabin or camp where you can cook your own meals.
Now that you have chosen the type of lodging, do you want to have a view of a lake, be in the woods surrounded by trees, or right in town? Do you want indoor facilities or a more rustic "outhouse" experience? Is internet access and phone service important to you or do you prefer to be "on vacation" and not be bothered by sounds of the city?
Feel free to explore our businesses as to what each one offers. We know there is a place here in the Jackman-Moose River Region for you to spend time exploring our beautiful area.
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Maine Cottages, Cabins and Sporting Camps
What is the difference? Actually, there is not much difference that we could find although you can find all these various options in the Jackman-Moose River Region.
The term, "Cottage" was mainly used in Canada to describe a small cozy dwelling in a rural setting, typically near lakes, forests or wilderness areas. In the US, the same are called "cabins". During the logging and mining days in Maine, many "camps" were set up for workers since most of this work was done far from civilization. As times changed and became more populated, many of these "camps" were purchased by private citizens wanting to have a remote place to go. So from what we can tell, the words Camp, Cabins or Cottages can be used interchangeably, depending on where you are from or a personal preference of terms. For the sake of not being redundant, when we say "cabins" we are recognizing Maine Cottages, Maine Cabins and Maine Sporting Camps.
Most cabin rentals in our area will provide you with all of the basic needs you may have to spend a night or more in the Jackman-Moose River Region and have access to our ATV and Snowmobile Trails. You will find that most housekeeping cabins have 1-2 bedrooms and are fully equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette, and a table, linens, towels, cookware, cooking utensils, dishes and most have cable or Satellite TV. If you prefer to rent a cabin on the lake, the river, or closer to the forest, we have those accommodations for you. We also have cabin rental options for those looking for a more remote, rustic experience; no indoor facilities or you can only access them by boat, ATV or Snowmobile. Yet another option is a camping cabin: small cabin without a kitchen or indoor facilities. Whichever you choose, renting a cabin offers you the flexibility of cooking your own meals or dining out to sample the local flavor.
Although nightly cabin rates may vary amongst businesses, you will find them all to be quite reasonable. Most require a 2 night minimum and many are pet friendly.
Campgrounds in Jackman
Being surrounded by all the forest and timberland in this valley, of course we have many camping opportunities for you to enjoy. What a better way to enjoy nature then pack up the family and go camping. You can pop a tent, drive in with a trailer or bring your RV, although I do not believe an RV would be able to get to any remote areas. Most campgrounds offer electric and water connections while others even offer internet access. Please visit our Maine Lodging Directory for listings.
The best time for Camping in Jackman is of course summer: When the weather is hot and humid down river, you may find Jackman weather to be ideal for summer camping. The days are still warm but much less humid than more southern locations. Is there a better way to enjoy your children then a Summer Vacation in the Maine woods? Spring may get a little rain but camping near the many streams in the area offer excellent spring fishing. Fall may get chilly but imagine the beauty of waking up outdoors in the crisp October air.
Hotels and Motels
Another great option for lodging in the Jackman-Moose river region is to stay in one of our hotels or motels. You will not find a name branded Hilton anywhere near Jackman. Our motels are more personal and welcoming. They all offer clean quiet rooms for that overnight stay, a family vacation or hunters retreat. And just as all of our lodging places, you will find the owners to be quite knowledgeable of the area and friendly.
Many offer in-room phones, refrigerators, air conditioning, microwaves, coffee makers and cable TV. Others may offer wireless internet and continental breakfasts. They are all close in town so access to the many dining experience and pubs are just a short walk away. Not to worry about ATV and Snowmobile access as trail access is right from your door. Please visit our Maine Lodging Directory for listings.
B&B, Inns, and Lodges
Perhaps you prefer a bit more pampering for your overnight stay in Jackman. We have various options for you in the area. You can rent a whole home and have the breakfasts available for you or be just a little more pampered: sleep in a warm comfy bed and wake to the smell of bacon cooked by your host. Some offer dining right on site. Each of our B & B's and lodges offer something different than the others so be sure and visit our Maine Lodging Directory for more details to each business.
Maine Family Vacations
The Jackman Moose River region is an excellent stop when planning your next family vacation. Although most accommodations do provide TV, sitting around and watching TV will not be your focus. Children who usually watch TV or stare at their computer find themselves outside having a great time when they stay in this region. We are surrounded by forests, wildlife, pristine streams and lakes and with so many outdoor activities possible, you and your family will have quality times that they will remember forever. Hike to the top on one of our mountains and enjoy the experience. A resident once wrote:
Mountain tops are magical places. The air is fresh with a mixture of fragrances, usually pine, spruce, cedar, and wild flowers. The only sounds are the wind, birds, and tiny animals. You think different thoughts in these highlands, your mind lifts with the elevation. You sometimes feel small compared to the distant horizons. You sometimes feel greater, with powers to see far beyond the valleys you spend so much time in.
When you stay at one of the accommodations listed, you can not only enjoy this area but close enough to take day excursions into Greenville or Quebec. Don't forget to bring your ATVs as Jackman has some of the best ATV trails in Maine and all of New England. White water rafting in Maine is also a favorite activity of many visitors to the Jackman region.