I had a work trip to SE NH and decided to tack on a quick visit to Mount Washington. To hold down costs I was planning to camp until I found the Joe Dodge Lodge. For around $55 for AMC members, you get a bunk bed in a shared room, expert advice, free use of crampons and hiking poles, as well as breakfast and dinner. That price point is really unbelievable for what you get.
The meals were outstanding and varied, with a wide array of choices for meat-eaters and vegetarians. The rooms are clean and functional, with linens and towels provided. The staff are all extremely nice and courteous, and extremely knowledgeable about the White Mountains. And the best part, the lodge is literally at the trailhead for the main routes to hike Mt. Washington. I highly recommend a visit to the Lodge.
- 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