The Colby Outing Club has worked hard to provide a peaceful, clean place to escape from campus life through the creation of the new cabin on Great Pond. Through careful management and cooperation with the members of the Colby community, we hope to keep this cabin in great shape for as long as we can.

Day Use
Day use of the site is be allowed for no charge, except when the cabin is reserved. Please respect this rule and the privacy of those who have reserved the cabin for private use. Day use does not include the use of the cabin or cooking facilities as those are reserved for registered guests. You may barbecue on the fire pit or grill if they are operational and, of course, have access to the outhouse.


Overnight Rules and Policies

In order to preserve the atmosphere of the cabin, no more than 10 people are permitted to stay at the cabin each night. The cabin is a chem-free space. Remember to bring plenty of water and warm clothes in winter months.

Please do not leave any trash on the premises, and leave the cabin cleaner than how you found it.


Reservations are accepted well in advance, upon payment of the modest cabin fees, and can be canceled for a full refund ten days in advance, and for half refund up to twenty four hours in advance. To make reservations, email the cabin managers to check on availability. Payment must be received within two weeks of your initial reservation to hold the date(s). 

You may pick up the key for the cabin from Colby Security in Roberts. There is a fee of $50 for lost keys for the cost of re-keying the locks and issuing new keys.

Contact information will be made available when the cabin is re-opened.


Check Out Routine

  1. Read the Cabin Use and Guidelines page
  2. Email our gear managers to check availability and arrange payment.
  3. Pick up key from Colby Security on the given date.
  4. Have a good time: write in the journal, light a fire and enjoy  the lake.
  5. Lock the cabin and turn in the key to Colby Security.


Upkeep Fees:

  • Colby Students: $10 per night
  • Colby Faculty and Staff: $20 per night

Unfortunately, due to State of Maine hospitality laws, we are no longer able to allow alumni to stay at the cabin. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed toward