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Hunting at Skylodge

Whitetail Deer

Originally built in 1929 as a hunting and fishing lodge for a private owner, Sky Lodge has been welcoming guests for almost 100 years. Now, with 150+ acres, Sky Lodge offers hunters and anglers with the best of both worlds. The lodge provides understated elegance with sweeping views of the mountains and the Moose River Valley below. When you step inside you’ll be swept back in time by the beauty of the meticulously restored structure; the largest fully log lodge east of the Mississippi River. Alternately, our cabins and homes, provide the opportunity to getaway to a fully equipped camp with all of the amenities of home.

The beauty of Sky Lodge is matched only by our authentic hospitality, simple yet exceptional dining, and unrivaled setting for heritage sports. Our service is attentive, while not being overstated, providing you service perfectly matched for this historic Maine hunting lodge.

Chicken in Woods

Hunting in the Moose River Region

Our region offers an incredible bounty of ruffed grouse, woodcock, rabbit, coyote, black bear, trophy whitetail deer, and the ultimate large game in Maine, moose. At Sky Lodge, we specialize specifically in supporting self-guided independent hunters of all game as well as guided upland bird hunts.

We are surrounded by thousands of acres of commercial timberland that, with few exceptions, is open to hunting free of charge. It is the responsibility of the hunter to know your location and to be aware of the areas that are closed to hunting or are by permission only. We strongly encourage hunters to understand the rules and connect with us or Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife if you have any questions. Anyone engaged in illegal hunting activities will immediately be reported and removed from Sky Lodge property. Hunting honorably provides for well managed game populations, nourishment to families, and sport for outdoorsmen and women.

If you would like to hunt close by, the property at Sky Lodge is not posted and local folks, along with our guests do hunt on our land. However, we do ask that all hunters be mindful of our hiking trail system as well as proximity to our buildings. It is unlawful to hunt within 100 yards of any dwelling, including our garages.

When you are successful, Bishop’s General Store is just down the road to tag your game and our staff are happy to provide space in our garage bays to hang game overnight in cooler months.

If you are interested in a guided hunt for rabbit, coyote, black bear, deer, or moose, there are an array of local guides and outfitters we would be happy to recommend. They specialize in guided hunts and provide an exceptional experience for novice and seasoned hunters.

Guest Accommodations (Available Now)

With private guest rooms in our main lodge and a range of cabins, Sky Lodge provides lodging options well suited for a range of individuals and groups. All six of our cabins are pet-friendly offering you the option to hunt over your dogs or the Elhew Bred English Pointers from Grey’s Outfitting.

Guest accommodations offer self-sufficient options with full kitchens or kitchenettes allowing you the option to make your own meals, or choose to dine with us at the lodge. Hours vary.

Meals

The Mountain View Dining Room overlooks the Moose River valley and surrounding mountains, nestled in the historic Sky Lodge. After, Unity College was donated Sky Lodge, work began to reinvigorate life into the Mountain View Dining room. This once bustling restaurant had been used privately for small groups for the last two decades. Now open again to the public, Chef Nellie Booth is cooking from the heart with a passion for simple, exceptional food.

She crafts new menus each week made from high-quality ingredients, as well as innovative recipes developed with today’s needs and trends in mind. Each menu is a nod to times gone by, with favorites that you may have found on one of the most weathered cards in your great-grandmother’s recipe box. Dinner will be available Thursday – Sunday for the 2020 season. Coming in 2021, choose to purchase a hunt package to include three meals a day or join us in the dining room when we are open to the public.

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