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Hawks Nest Lodge

Unwinding with Rustic Elegance by the River

Hawk’s Nest Lodge & Restaurant

Nestled along Maine’s scenic Dead River, Hawk’s Nest Lodge in West Forks offers a unique blend of rustic charm and outdoor adventure. This handcrafted lodge, featuring cozy bedrooms and spacious lounges with large screen TVs, ensures a comfortable stay amidst nature’s tranquility. Ideal for romantic getaways, family vacations, or group retreats, the lodge provides a picturesque backdrop against the peaceful Dead River. The on-site restaurant and pub serve pizzas and hearty dishes, perfect for unwinding after a day filled with activities like fishing, hiking, or whitewater rafting. Each suite, designed with handcrafted furnishings and luxurious amenities, offers stunning river views, making every stay at Hawk’s Nest Lodge a memorable experience.

Rooms & Rates

Planning Your Hawks Nest Lodge Getaway

Before booking your reservation at the picturesque Hawks Nest Lodge, nestled in the serene woods of Maine, consider the following:

  • Minimum Stay: A two-night minimum is required.
  • Check-In: Early check-ins aren’t guaranteed. Consider booking an additional night if you wish to check in before 4 PM.
  • Housekeeping: Daily housekeeping isn’t provided. Towels, shower amenities, coffee station needs, and trash removal are available upon request.

Unique Lodge Characteristics

  • Pest Presence: In warm months, be prepared for bees, flies, mosquitoes, and other bugs.
  • Wooden Structure: Noise travels differently here compared to concrete hotels. Respectful noise levels are appreciated.
  • Pet Policy: The Down River Suite is the only service pet-friendly suite, with a $30/night surcharge.

Check Out Our Suites

Each of our eight uniquely crafted suites offers HD TVs, microwaves, coffee makers, and free WiFi, complemented by the soothing sounds of the Dead River. Enjoy our onsite restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (closed in April and December).

Suite Options

  • White Pine Suite: Sleeps 6. Features a queen bed, full bed, twin bunk beds, mini-fridge, and 2-sided river views. Priced at $369/night.
  • Maple Room: Sleeps 4. Offers a queen bed, twin bunk beds, mini-fridge, and river views. Rate: $289/night.
  • Honeybee Suite: Ideal for 2. Queen bed, mini-fridge, balcony with river views. Perfect for honeymooners. Rate: $259/night.
  • Chickadee Suite: Accommodates 4 guests. Queen bed, twin bunk beds, mini-fridge, and river views. Rate: $329/night.
  • Upper Summit Suite: Sleeps 5. Full bed, twin bunk, and additional full bed in a separate room. Rate: $329/night.
  • Lower Summit Room: Sleeps 5. Full bed, three twin bunks, sitting area, and mini-fridge. Rate: $319/night.
  • Upper River Suite: Sleeps 4. Two queen beds, balcony with river views. Rate: $319/night.
  • Down River Suite: Sleeps 4. Two queen beds, river view, and service animal friendly. Rate: $309/night.

Discounts & Rates

  • Enjoy a 20% discount on bookings of 3 nights or more.
  • All rates are subject to Maine State Lodging Tax.
  • A 10% Military Discount is available as a token of gratitude for service members.

Experience the charm and tranquility of the Hawk’s Nest Lodge, where the rustic allure of Maine’s wilderness meets the comfort of modern amenities. Whether for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a small group retreat, our suites promise a rejuvenating stay, surrounded by the natural beauty of West Forks, Maine.

Hawk’s Nest Lodge Restaurant

A Culinary Retreat by the Dead River

Nestled beside the tranquil Dead River, Hawk’s Nest Restaurant offers a unique dining experience where warmth meets wilderness. Whether you choose to dine by the crackling fireplace or on the scenic deck, the restaurant’s ambiance is as inviting as the landscape it overlooks.

Seasonal Delights & Fresh Ingredients

Our menu, driven by fresh and locally sourced ingredients, is a celebration of seasonal flavors. Whether you’re craving a hearty meal after a day of adventure or a light bite in a serene setting, our evolving menu is designed to cater to a variety of tastes and preferences.

Stay Updated on Hours & Offerings

As the seasons change, so do our hours of operation. We strive to keep our guests informed with the latest updates on our website and Facebook page. To ensure the best dining experience, we encourage you to call ahead at 207-663-2020 for the most current information.

Exciting Menu Revamp Coming Soon

We’re in the midst of refreshing our menu and can’t wait to unveil an array of new dishes. Expect a delightful mix of classic favorites and innovative creations, all crafted to enhance your dining experience at Hawk’s Nest.

A Welcoming Atmosphere

Our casual and comforting atmosphere is perfect for any occasion – from a romantic dinner to a family gathering, or simply a peaceful meal amidst nature’s beauty. Hawk’s Nest Restaurant isn’t just about dining; it’s about creating memories in the heart of Maine’s wilderness.

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the Hawk’s Nest culinary journey. Join us for a meal where every dish tells a story of the region’s rich flavors and the lodge’s warm hospitality.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Whitewater Rafting: A Rush of Adventure

  • Kennebec River: Experience Class IV rapids on this 11-mile stretch. Ideal for thrill-seekers, the river promises an adrenaline-packed ride with large waves and powerful currents. In the calmer middle section, enjoy swimming and relaxation.
  • Dead River: Offering more rapids per mile than any other Northeastern river, the Dead River is perfect for adventurers. Experience Class II-V rapids during select spring and fall dates.

ATV Adventures: Off-Road Exploration

  • Explore the Kennebec River Valley’s well-maintained ATV trails. Ride through enchanting forests, mountain vistas, and encounter wildlife like deer, moose, and bald eagles. Hawk’s Nest Lodge is situated along these trails, providing easy access for an exhilarating ride.

Winter Activities: Skiing & Snowshoeing

  • Embrace winter’s charm at Hawk’s Nest Lodge with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Our well-maintained trails offer stunning views along the Kennebec River, providing a serene winter escape.

Biking: Scenic Rides

  • Enjoy biking on the same trails used for skiing and snowshoeing. These trails run along the Kennebec River and offer peaceful views, especially before the snowmobiling season.

Kayaking & Canoeing: Paddle in Serenity

  • The Northern Kennebec River Valley boasts some of the best kayaking and canoeing spots. Whether you’re an experienced paddler or trying it for the first time, the area’s picturesque ponds and lakes cater to all. Rent kayaks or canoes next door and embark on a paddling adventure.

Hiking: Trails for Every Trekker

  • Hawk’s Nest Lodge is surrounded by diverse hiking trails suitable for various skill levels.
  • Appalachian Trail: Offers both full-day and half-day hikes.
  • Mosquito Mountain: Provides a stunning 360-degree view of Maine’s wilderness, including views of Sugarloaf Mountain and Mount Katahdin.
  • Moxie Falls: Perfect for a nature hike to Maine’s highest waterfall.
  • Pleasant Pond Mountain: A half-day hike with breathtaking summit views, ideal for sunrise picnics.
  • Plus, more hikes like Enchanted Pond, Sally Mountain, and Boundary Bald Mountain.

Whether you’re seeking the thrill of whitewater rafting, the peace of a kayak paddle, or the solitude of a mountain hike, Hawk’s Nest Lodge is your gateway to Maine’s spectacular outdoor adventures. After a day of exploration, unwind in our comfortable accommodations, ensuring a restful end to your adventurous day.

Celebrate Special Moments at Hawk’s Nest Lodge

Looking for a unique and intimate venue for your next big event? Look no further than Hawk’s Nest Lodge! Nestled in the heart of Maine’s scenic wilderness, our lodge offers a charming and cozy setting for a range of private events. Whether you’re planning a birthday bash, a dream wedding, a rehearsal dinner, a delightful baby shower, or any other special gathering, our lodge provides the perfect backdrop.

Full Lodge Rental for Exclusive Celebrations

  • Multi-Day Events: Ideal for extended celebrations, such as weddings or family reunions, where guests can enjoy the full experience of the lodge over several days.
  • Single-Day Events: Perfect for significant events like milestone birthday parties or corporate retreats, where a day-long exclusive setting is desired.
  • Part-Day Events: Suited for shorter gatherings, such as baby showers or small group meetings, offering a few hours of private, cozy ambiance.

Personalized Event Planning

Our dedicated event team is committed to making your occasion unforgettable. We work closely with you to tailor every detail to your preferences, ensuring your event reflects your unique style and vision. From décor to catering arrangements, our team will help you craft an event that resonates with your personal touch.

Get in Touch for a Personal Quote

Ready to start planning? Call us today at 207-663-2020 for a personal quote. We’ll discuss your specific needs and provide options to make your event at Hawk’s Nest Lodge not just an event, but a cherished memory for you and your guests.

Join us at Hawk’s Nest Lodge, where unforgettable moments await in the serenity of Maine’s natural beauty.

Relax & Recharge at Hawk’s Nest Lodge & Restaurant

Discover the unique charm of Hawk’s Nest Lodge & Restaurant, nestled in the picturesque West Forks, Maine. This hand-crafted lodge offers a cozy retreat with stunning views of the Dead River, perfect for romantic getaways, family vacations, or group gatherings.

Why Visit Hawk’s Nest Lodge?

  • Unique Accommodations: Experience the lodge’s custom-built design and distinctive chainsaw carvings.
  • Dining with a View: Savor delicious meals by the fireplace or on the deck overlooking the Dead River.
  • Perfect Location: Ideal for exploring the lakes and mountains of western Maine.

Planning Your Visit

Embark on your adventure in Maine’s great outdoors and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of Hawk’s Nest Lodge & Restaurant.

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