Upper Hot Brook Lake, Danforth Maine

Maine's Premier Four Season Outfitter


Thanks to Randy, Sharon, the guides, and all the other hunters for another great week. Tough year for bear hunting, but the fish were biting, the food was delicious, and the company was a delight. I knew I was in the right place last year when I heard Randy say, “I’ll be damned if I’m gonna run a hunting camp that I wouldn’t be happy to bring my family to.”  Wilderness Escape Outfitters is a hunting, fishing, family run camp that is family friendly. Randy is one of the toughest guys you’ll ever meet, with an enormous heart. He demands respect for his hard working guides and his guests. In return, you get treated like family.

Chip M - Longmeadow MA

You want to catch trophy smallmouth? You wanna eat like a king? Then check out this lodge. These folks are the real deal! I never caught so many huge smallmouth bass in my life to this day!

Lou R - Philadelphia PA

I don’t know if everyone knows this but Randy Flannery has got to be one of the best and fastest I have ever seen with a lever gun he will amaze you trust me lol the man has some skills plus probably the best bear and moose guide in the whole state of Maine and a great friend that I consider family.

Larry D - Alvin TX

Great to see Randy Flannery again at the Great American Outdoor Show. The best seminar you will hear on tracking whitetails.

Kevin R - North Hampton PA

Randy & Sharon, Thank you so much for a wonderful time at your lodge. For me it was the experience of a lifetime. I can’t wait to come back! Randy, I took away so much knowledge from your “greeting orientation” around the campfire. Sharon, you did a fantastic job of cooking for all of us. The food, the staff, the other hunters made us feel like family. Everyone was so friendly it was a pleasure to be around people with so much knowledge and so helpful. I look forward to our next trip. Say hi to Bruce, Terry, and Heath. Your staff is top notch!! tell Bruce to fatten up that bear I saw because like Arnold would say, “I’ll be Back”. Take care and God Bless!

Louise & Ted L - Paramus NJ

Randy and Sharon, We “The Tuttle Gang” can’t thank you enough for welcoming us into your home year after year. Your hospitality and friendship is “second to none”. Your generosity toward us and our family is “second to none” Brad, Rich and myself had a male bonding experience with our sons that we will never forget. Getting our boys in the woods and out of their normal was by far the best experience a father could ask for.

Joe R - Fairfield CT

My brother Mark and I have hunted grouse at Wilderness Escape Outfitters for the past four seasons and hope to continue for years to come. The bird hunting is great but the real treasure is the way Randy and Sharon make you feel like a family member while you’re there and after you leave there. Real people with a beautiful place, great food and good hunting. If there is a better place to stay I haven’t been there yet!

Brad M - Shrapsburg MD

I had an amazing experience with Randy and Sharon at Wilderness Escape Outfitters. I spent the mornings fishing the local rivers and then I bagged a bear on my third day. The accomodations are great, The food is fantastic and my guide, Bruce was incredible to work with. I would absolutely, without hesitation recommend Wilderness Escape to anyone looking to bag a black bear. Incredible experience. A++++ in my book.

Ron G - Byesville OH

Thank you Randy & Sharon for an amazing week of relaxation! Perfect family vacation! The kids were in their glory making forts, fishing and using the paddleboat. And the adults loved your company, plus the loons, the sunsets and the opportunity to read on the porch for hours. We couldn’t have asked for a better family vacaton. Thank you for a wonderful getaway and your great hospitality.

Robin A - Saratoga Springs NY

Me and my family came to Wilderness Escape and the hospitality and kindness that we received from Randy and Sharon was wonderful. I would recomment their place everyone. It is beautiful and so peaceful.

Wavy K - Warfordsburg PA

My son and I had the hunt of a lifetime. Randy and Bruce taught us so much this past week! I would recommend this lodge to all of my friends and family. Great experience, food was excellent, lodging was the best.

Beth P - Lincoln ME

Dear Randy & Sharon, What a beautiful place you have, thank you for sharing it with us. We had an awesome time. The kids did not want to leave. Your cooking is amazing. Every meal was so delicious and we are leaving 10 pounds heavier! We love Duke and Remington! Thanks for the awesome memories. PS: Thank you for making Sean’s birthday so special.

The Kelly Family - Greenlawn NY

What a fabulous week in the wilderness! Thank you for your hospitality and generosity!! We loved our stay and leave with many wonderful memories !!!

The Weingusts & Eivers - Greenlawn NY

Randy & Sharon, Thanks again for a great vacation. My father and uncle enjoyed it very much. Words can’t describe your hospitality. They can’t stop talking about the fun they had and are already looking forward to next year. Thank you so much for making us feel like family. It means a lot to us. See you next year.

Bill J - Deptford NJ

Randy, I just want to thank you, your wife Sharon, and guides Jeff and Bruce for a wonderful week at your place. I had no idea what to expect. The rooms were great, the food wonderful and the hunting with you and your guides was fantastic. We didn’t come back to the cabin everyday with full game bags but you, Jeff and Bruce put out 110% to make our experience great and you were successful. Every day was packed with new memories and learning experiences and you can’t ask for more than that.Thank You again! Mike

Mike B - Newport PA

Hi Randy & family, I’m looking forward to coming north again. Dave and I always say it’s like coming home, the food, lodging, and people you meet have always been a pleasure.

Gerry B - Archibald PA

 Sharon, Randy and Jeff, Mike and I just want to drop you a line and once again tell you what a wonderful time that we had staying with you and experiencing winter hare hunting in the north woods of Maine.It was so much more than we ever expected it to be,hence we will be back for more.Also as we left sun morning 7 miles down the road on the left side of the road at 725am we saw 2 bull moose,together just before the next county sign. Once again thank you all so much it was a great experience hope to see you soon,

Tom and Mike - Westchester, NY

Randy and Sharon, I want to genuinely Thank You for the fantastic week I had with you guys. Killing my first bear wasn’t even the high point. The high point(s) were spending time with you guys who are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. The hospitality, the friendship, the cooking made my experience second to none. Sincerely, Your Friend,

Vinny D - ESPN - N Massapequa NY

Randy, I just wanted to say again what an honor and privilege it was to spend time with a person that has such a great knowledge of hunting as well as a person who is passionate about life, God and family. Vinny and I drove for six hours and anyone that may have aggravated us on the way, any animals we saw well……… they needed to be “HIT WITH THE 444” . Thank Sharon for me the food and accommodations were excellent and every one of the guides were professional, patient and allot of fun. I can not wait to hunt using some of the things I have learned. I look forward to hunting with you in the future.

Mark N - Troy NY

Thanks so much for a great trip!! The guides were great and they were so incredibly knowledgeable. Randy and Sharon made us feel at home. Seth was a trusted guide and worked hard putting us on bear. The food was excellent and the cabin so clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend you to anyone considering a trip. You will not be disappointed. We are already planning a return trip.

Steve R - New York

Randy, Just a note to you and your wife, thank you again for such a great time we all had moose hunting & getting a nice bull. You have a top notch place & I would certainly recommend it to anyone. Jeff was a super guide & person and did a great job.

Don H. - Castleton, VT

Randy, Sharon, & Jeff, I really can’t put into words the experience that I had hunting bear with you. You surpassed yourself and made everyone feel like they were at home. I don’t think anyone had a bad time. As far as getting my bear, you guys almost brought tears to my eyes with the plaque I received, It hangs with dignity in my living room. Again its like we were treated as family. I had fun and learned allot.

Mark F. - Bath, NY

Hi Randy, Just a few lines to let you know I’ve never seen David so proud of something as he was his BIG Bear. He called and told everyone hew knew. David and Jimmy can’t say enough about you guys and your hospitality.

Janet A. - Martinsburg, WV

Sharon and Randy, just wanted to let you know again how much fun we had and would recommend it highly to someone who wants to get away on a great hunt. Also say thank you to your guides for their help and “BIRD DOG” ability.

Mark S. - Philadelphia, PA

I would like to again express to you how comfortable you and your family made me feel last year. I hold with great appreciation and confidence the hunting knowledge you trusted me with. I will remember all of it always. I left your camp last year sad for it having to end, not only the hunting trip but a new friend and his family who I would not see for another year. I admire your family values, hard work ethics, and your respect for the hunting tradition, not to say the least your woodsman ship. I really feel last year we started what will be a life long friendship full of strong and full memories. It brought a smile to my face when I read the paragraph that refers to you in the acknowledgements for the book “ON THE TRACK” by R.G. Bernier, (a world renowned hunting family).

Jeff B. - Archbald, PA

Randy, I just would like to thank you and your family for the kindness that was shared with me while I was a guest at your lodge.

Ernie W. - Danville, PA

Randy and Sharon, We had a great time on our fishing exposition. Hope you are enjoying the summer and have a wonderful hunting season. Will return next year for another fun week of fishing.

Diane and Larry R. - Underhill, VT

Randy, I wanted to say thanks for everything that you have done. Your hospitality, your knowledge, and your great family. I had a wonderful time and learned a lot from you, I would say you are a library of wisdom. I am looking forward to coming back. I feel I’ve gained a good friend in the Wilderness Escape Outfitters family.

Brad C. - Nicholson, PA.

Maine's Premier Four Season Outfitter

Upper Hot Brook Lake, Danforth, Maine

About Us

Wilderness Escape Outfitters is four-season, Maine sporting camp and wilderness retreat. We have a private location on the shore of Upper Hot Brook Lake, with a mile of lake frontage. We specialize in hunting and fishing adventures, canoeing and kayaking, winter recreation, and family vacations.

Wilderness Escape Outfitters

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P.O. Box 10, Rte. 169
1257 Springfield Road
Danforth, Maine 04424


Phone: (207) 448-3238