High Cabin

For more than 85 years, High Cabin has been a popular rustic retreat for backcountry enthusiasts looking for a secluded escape with breathtaking scenery. Just a two mile hike from the Cardigan Lodge parking lot, the cabin is less than a half mile from spectacular sunrises and sunsets on the summit. It sits protected just below treeline on the saddle between the Mount Cardigan summit and South Peak.

Contact Info:

Alexandria, NH 03222

Charging station at Cardigan Lodge
No dogs allowed overnight

High Cabin

Season Dates:

Open year round.

High Cabin includes 12 bunks with mattresses in the main room, dry sink, a two-burner propane stove, propane, wastewater pails, composting toilet, broom, and dustpan. Pots, pans, service ware, and utensils are included. A composting toilet is located next to the cabin. Multiple screened windows afford views and open for air circulation in summer. A woodstove is available for seasonal use from November 1 to May 31. Firewood is provided. Maximum capacity is 12. Cabin is locked: obtain the combination at Cardigan Lodge on the east side of Cardigan Mountain. Please check-in at Cardigan Lodge or call the lodge prior to check in. 603-744-8011.

What to Bring
There is an unreliable seasonal spring (water needs to be treated), but it is recommended that you carry water in. Please bring a sleeping bag, toilet paper, flashlight/lantern/headlamp, matches/lighter and paper for woodstove and propane stove, biodegradable dish and hand soap, garbage bags to store and pack out all garbage and extra food.

Cancellation Policies

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