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Guest Comfort is our Number One Priority!

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Tomhegan, open year-round, rich with more than 100 years of history and tradition has private four-season cabins and a Lodge. All rental options are clean, well equipped for your comfort (linens, blankets, towels, etc.) and provide lots of privacy but are different from each other so, please do review the selection of available places to stay.

Located in a large nature preserve and with over a half-mile of private Moosehead Lake waterfront, nature and year-round family, and sportsman activities abounds. The pristine setting of Tomhegan, its hospitality, well maintained rentals and facilities, camp store, private marina and docking facilities for boating, canoeing and kayaking, are perfect for a family, hunting, nature watching, fishing for salmon or lake trout (togue) or winter activities/vacation.  Golf on nearby Kineo Resort. Ski on Squaw Mountain or snowmobile on the close by ITS.  Enjoy the hospitality, privacy and rich Maine traditions.

We will do everything possible to make your vacation at Tomhegan a time you will never forget. Remember, “guest comfort is our No. 1 priority.”

General Information

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firepitWe have boat and canoe rentals. We also can make arrangements for guide service for fishing, floatplane service to the marina, to take our guests for scenic one and two hours flights, whitewater rafting trips and

Tomhegan Camp is a four-season operation, game sanctuary and wildlife refuge. We have nine log cabins and a grand lodge built in the early 1900’s located within unorganized territory of Maine. Because of our unique location, well within the wilds of Maine, our guests enjoy feeding wild deer, ducks, geese, squirrels, raccoons and even the skunks at their doorstep! Sleeping capacity in each cabin varies accommodating between 5 and 9 people. The cabins rent for a two-day minimum, with the exception of July and August, which are weekly rentals. There are 5 bedrooms in the newly remodeled lodge, 4 with private bathrooms.  The lodge rental includes all five bedrooms along with a fully equipped commercial kitchen and the great room, with custom made furniture and a beautiful fieldstone fireplace. The lodge is a perfect gathering spot for large families or groups of friends and is a perfect destination for retreats of all types.

All of the cabins and the lodge have private baths with showers, gas cook stoves and electric refrigerators. We provide linens, towels, dishes, soaps and all cooking utensils.  Arrive with your personal items and food and we provide the rest. There are several dining options all within a forty-minute from drive. Check rates and availability

There are boats, canoes and kayaks available on premises to rent. We are happy to make arrangements for you for guide service for fishing, floatplane rides from the marina to take guests for scenic one and two hours flights, whitewater rafting trips and moose safaris. Socatean stream which is know for frequent moose sightings is just minutes away by boat. You might also catch a glimpse of nesting eagles, kingfishers, hawks, deer, or bear. Our guests paddling Socatean, have come back reporting as many as fifteen moose sightings in one trip! We have two private beach areas for our guests, hiking trails and some of the best fishing on the lake can be found right off the end of our docks!

Tomhegan is a relaxing and peaceful vacation destination. We are sure you will want to plan your next visit before you even leave. Come and experience this truly unique and peaceful spot on the shores of beautiful Moosehead Lake and take home your own memories.

In an effort to preserve our abundant resident wildlife, we ask our guests to support our no pet policy.

Our History

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Russell Spinney and Douglas Rollins built the Tomhegan cabins in the early 1900’s. The Rollins family owned the property at that time but eventually sold the cabins and 127 acres to Russell Spinney. Up until 1954, the only access to Tomhegan was by water. In the early years guests traveling to Tomhegan would come by train. They arrived at the Kineo Station in Rockwood and then boarded one of the forty-foot lake cruisers that then transported them to Tomhegan. The remains of the boathouses for these cruisers can still be seen near the shore by our marina dock. After reaching Tomhegan, guests were catered to by the Tomhegan staff. Elegant meals were served three times a day in the Tomhegan Lodge and after the evening meal, the guests were provided with a lantern to light their way back to their cabin.  Cabin boys started fires in each guest cabin and fresh spring water was brought in by hand.

Tomhegan’s Ferguson Point was named after one of the early guests of Tomhegan. It seems that Mrs. Ferguson fell in love with the Indian guide she had hired to assist her in her travels to Tomhegan and being a lady of some means, she had several tents erected at this spot with red carpet running between them. It was here that they whiled away the summer days in romantic bliss.

After Mr. Spinney’s death in 1939, the camps were operated by his wife Blanche, and daughter Marjorie Spinney. Margie was born in “Camp Diana” (Cabin 4) and later married Keith McBurnie with whom she continued to run the camps until 1977, when due to poor health, was forced to sell the property. She continued to spend most of her time living in the “Winter Camp” (Cabin 9) until she passed away in 2007. Margie is a legend in the area for her love of wild animals; most of the camps are named for pet deer she raised at Tomhegan. The deer were often seen feeding near her camp and she has pictures of them inside her cabin lying on the bed and under the Christmas tree. The doe “Diana”, whose gravestone is situated near the old water pump house below the Lodge, was a particular favorite. She mothered thirty-five offspring during her eighteen and one half year life span at Tomhegan. Margie married Keith McBurnie and they continued to run the camps until 1977, when due to poor health, she was forced to sell the property.

The boardwalk, which stretched one quarter of a mile connecting all of the cabins and the main lodge, was rebuilt courtesy of Mrs. Alice Statler (Statler Hilton Hotels). Mrs. Statler was an annual summer guest at Tomhegan and she had it rebuilt to make the walk to the boat dock and from the Lodge where she had her meals easier as she got older. She had the very best California Spruce brought in to build it so it would last.  Unfortunately, time took a toll and over time the boardwalk had to be removed for safety reasons.

Today you will find all of the charm of yesterday in the same group of restored cabins and the lodge. A general store was added for the guests’ convenience and year round water and electricity to each of the cabins. There are no ‘cabin boys’ making your fires or bringing you water, but our guests thoroughly enjoy gathering around the private waterfront fire pits that go with cabin.

Each Tomhegan cabin and the lodge are now individually/privately owned. The current owners association is committed to continue to make their properties available for rent for the enjoyment of our many guests. The managers of Tomhegan are employees of this association.

This then, is Tomhegan – blessed with invigorating pure air and crystal clear water; it is dedicated to the notion that recreation can be re-creation. It is an oasis of tranquility that offers a real sense of the beauty of nature right here in Maine.

 

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