I think 5 Lakes Lodge is the best place to stay while exploring Baxter State Park. Granted it is a drive to get everywhere in the park, but this lodge on the water in Millinocket is great. We stayed for five nights and couldn't have been happier with the accommodations and the hosts and the amazing views of the lake and the sunsets. The rooms are beautifully furnished with amazing bathrooms and views. The breakfasts are wonderful and more than filling to start your days of hiking in and around Baxter. One night the hosts took us out on a party boat to explore the lake and see the eagles dive and catch fish. Perfect.
I really can't find anything to not like about 5 Lakes Lodge. There are no restaurants really convenient to the lodge, but everything in Baxter State Park is remote...which is part of the charm.
One thing to remember if you are planning to hike Katadhin or park anyplace in the park is that you need to get a parking pass in advance and you need to use it by 7 am or you forfeit it.
I look forward to staying there again and exploring Baxter State Park more...plus the hosts provide great advice on hiking trails.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking