For more than 100 years, Joe Dodge Lodge has welcomed travelers, adventure seekers, and conservation stewards to New Hampshire’s Pinkham Notch. At the base of Mount Washington, surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, Joe Dodge Lodge is the basecamp for some of best outdoor adventures in the region.
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Hike the Presidential Traverse including Mount Washington—New England’s tallest peak. Ski the East’s legendary Tuckerman Ravine and numerous backcountry trails, climb the crags and access the region’s best mountain biking trails. Located at the base of the Tuckerman Ravine and Sherburne Trails, Joe Dodge Lodge is your ultimate base camp for White Mountains adventure.
Joe Dodge Lodge offers private rooms and bunkrooms. In addition to the included meal service, Joe Dodge Lodge also offers complimentary activities, including guided day hikes to nearby scenic destinations, instructional talks on outdoor skills or natural history, and in-depth evening programs featuring films and guest speakers presenting on topics from astronomy to winter hiking. Guests should call ahead for the daily schedule during their stay.
The Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., provides a hub for trail information, weather forecasts, and outdoor resources including trail guides, maps, and USFS parking passes for purchase.
The Appalachian Mountain Club is an equal opportunity service provider. The AMC operates Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and its system of backcountry huts in the White Mountain National Forest under special use permit from the US Forest Service.
Breakfast and dinner are included in most room packages, and lunch is available for purchase at the Black Moose Deli, a full-service deli offering hearty trail lunches and a variety of hot and cold plates. Trail lunches can be ordered the night before for those planning an early start.
Breakfast: 6:30 AM- 9 AM
Deli (Lunch): 9:30 AM - 4 PM
Dinner: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Memorial Day Weekend:
Dinner: 6 PM
The Children’s Discovery Room offers natural history resources, books, and games for families looking for a break from the outdoors or a retreat during inclement weather.
AMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and Joe Dodge Lodge are located in the White Mountain National Forest on NH Route 16, approximately 18 miles north of North Conway and 12 miles south of Gorham, NH.
AMC’s Hiker Shuttle connects the Highland Center, Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, and the towns of Lincoln and Gorham with major trails to the huts, allowing hikers to start and end their trip at different points. The stop in the town of Lincoln is coordinated with Concord Coach bus service. AMC’s Hiker Shuttle runs daily for most of the full-service hut season, from early June to mid-September. The shuttle operates on weekends from mid-September to mid-October. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Routes that are accessible on foot from Joe Dodge Lodge include the Lost Pond Trail to Square Ledge, an easy one-mile hike with 400 feet of elevation gain; the Tuckerman Ravine Trail to Crystal Cascade (easy), to Hermit Lake (moderate), or to the summit of Mount Washington (very strenuous); and the Lost Pond Trail to Wildcat Ridge Trail and Wildcat D Summit (strenuous).
Joe Dodge Lodge is wheelchair-accessible, including bathrooms and showers, as is the Visitor Center and dining hall.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), businesses and organizations that serve the public must allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals into all areas of the facility where customers are normally allowed to go. This federal law applies to all businesses open to the public, including AMC managed lodging and visitor centers, where service animals are welcomed.
A service animal at AMC facilities must be under the control of its handler. Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the individual’s disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective performance of tasks. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
These rules do not apply to emotional support animals because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
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Our Commitment to Sustainable Operations
AMC has a long-standing commitment to using its huts, lodges, and sporting camps as models for sustainable operations and environmental stewardship. At Joe Dodge Lodge we have a solar preheat (which reduces the need for use of energy to heat the water), a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station, and composting toilets. We send old linens to animal shelters and our kitchen grease is pumped and made into biofuel.