How long have you owned the Last
We have owned and operated The Last Resort since the Spring of 1987.
How far away is Jackman?
Springfield, MA - 7 hours
Boston, MA - 5.5 hours
Maine/New Hampshire border - 4 hours
Portland/Freeport, Maine area - 3.5 hours
Augusta, Maine - 2.3 hours
Waterville, Maine - 2 hours
Skowhegan, Maine - 1.5 hours
Bingham - 1 hour
The Forks - 30 minutes
Quebec City, Quebec - 2 hours
What are the bugs like?
There are no bugs during most of the month of May. The
blackflies/mosquitoes are usually right on time, give or take a few
days, at the very end of May. They get progressively worse every day
for a week to ten days, and then get progressively less thereafter.
Blackflies are usually gone by the third week of June. The severity and
duration depends on temperature and rainfall during each particular
spring. Mosquitoes are at their worst for about an hour after sun-up
when things start warming up and for about an hour right before
sun-down. Late June is their "peak season." We recently added
screened-in porches to most of our cabins for the bug season.
How far into the woods are you?
It takes about 20 minutes to drive out the 6 mile road to town. Trucks,
of course, do the road the best and fastest, but as long as you take
your time, you should have no problem.
How do we get water?
Our spring water is state-tested and approved yearly. The cabins are
equipped with 5-gallon Reliance spigot jugs for easy filling and
dispensing. Just place them on the counter beside the sink and pretend
you have running water!
Do you have refrigerators, and how do
Our refrigerators run by propane gas. They vary in size and capacity, and have a small
freezer section. It's
a good idea to bring a cooler/ice chest with you also, if you are with
us during the summer months. If we get any hot/humid weather, the
refrigerators don't hold the cold as well as electric refrigerators do.
Do you have electricity?
Electricity is provided by a generator which is run from dusk until
10:00 each evening. The generator output is limited and
the primary goal is to provide some low wattage
lighting in the cabins during the evening. We have also
recently installed outlets in the cabins in order to provide the means
to conveniently re-charge cell-phone and camera batteries.
Please do not bring electrical devices which generate heat, such as
electric coffee-makers, hair dryers or hot-plates; they are very high
users of electricity and would probably trip the circuit breakers,
causing all of the cabins to be without electricity. Each
cabin has a gas lamp for after-hours lighting and it is a good idea to
bring along an LED lantern if you like to have a light which you can
move. Many LED lanterns are now rechargeable and can be
plugged in while the electricity is on.
Do you have quiet
Quiet hours, in the traditional sense, are from 10:00PM to
9:00AM. During the day, we ask that everyone respect the fact
that your fellow guests are here to enjoy the peace
and quiet of the great outdoors. Please keep the volume down
on any portable radios and cd/tape players and please take any loud
and/or group activities to our back playing field where there are
horseshoes and a variety of sport balls. It is a great place
to "whoop-it-up" without disturbing your neighbors.
When should we arrive?
You should arrive at least one hour before sunset in order to give
yourself time to safely transfer your luggage/supplies from your
vehicle to your cabin. The ground is uneven, with plenty of rocks and
roots to trip on, and there are plenty of branches to poke you in the
eye if you don't know your way around. If, due to unforeseen
circumstances, you are going to arrive after sunset, please call us to
let us know. Please also be aware that most cell phones are blacked out
between Skowhegan and Jackman, although they work great at The Last
Resort because we have a line of sight to a cell tower. Lights go out
at 10:00 PM and most folks go to sleep at that time. If you arrive
after 10:00, we'll see you in our dreams and welcome you in the
can I get a hunting/fishing license?
fishing & hunting seasons, license fees, and the ability to buy
a license on the net is available at: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/.
For your convenience, we do sell licenses at the lodge. You
must show a prior hunting license, from any state, in order for us to
sell a hunting license to you.
ATVs allowed in the Jackman area?
Yes, Jackman has a trail club north of town named
the Border Riders Club, which maintains trails and publishes maps of
the designated trails in the area. ATVs must be registered in
Maine in order to be used in Maine. Registration can be done
at the Maine State website above.
you sell supplies?
Although we have some fishing & hunting supplies at our small
store in the Lodge, there is more of a selection at Bishop's store and
Jackman Hardware, both on the left side of Main Street as you pass
through town on the way in.
Do cell phones
work at The Last Resort?
Despite the fact
that cell phone coverage is weak in most areas within 50 miles of
Jackman, we have a line of site to a cell tower at The Last Resort, and
some cell phones--including Internet access with smart phones and air
cards--work well from the camps. Verizon & US Cellular seem to work best.
seem awfully large. What do they eat?
Moose eat vegetation.
Store, Jackman: http://www.bishopsstore.com
offers maps, books, and web-based tools to help you connect to the
740-mile route that traces a fascinating history
from early Native Americans through European settlers. The
is on the Northern Forest Canoe