I'd be the first to say - Joe Dodge may not be for everyone. But, if you're an outdoor enthusiast, or simply enjoy being connected with nature (and with other people who are connected with nature), it's a joy.
Joe Dodge lodge rooms are rustic feeling, but not old. The furniture seems to come right out of the LL Bean catalog. The rooms are a little small, but very comfortable. We also found the shared bathroom (just down the hall) to be just fine. Showers were hot, and bathrooms were clean.
We also love how Joe Dodge includes your meals -- something often overlooked. It also makes the prices seem much more reasonable, when you factor in dinner and breakfast with the room rate. Being AMC members also saved us a bunch.
Probably the best thing about Joe Dodge -- you're right at Pinkham Notch, so whether you're beginning your day or ending your day, you don't need to drive anywhere, which is great.
So again, not for everyone, but for us, this place is a god-send...and we're happy it's there. Nice job AMC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pinkham Notch has been a hub for hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, and skiing on the Presidential Range of the White Mountains since the 1920s. With access to Tuckerman Ravine and the Wildcat Range just outside your door, Joe Dodge Lodge provides the perfect opportunity to tackle more challenging terrain while offering beginner hikers, climbers, and skiers a chance to practice their skills. The Lodge is located on the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountain National Forest. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Joe Dodge Hotel Gorham