Open year-round, Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch offers a variety of accommodation options for our guests, including private rooms and bunkrooms with hallway bath. Towels, linens and soap are provided to all guests. Dinner and breakfast are included in most room packages. Additionally, for a reasonable price, robust and healthy trail lunches are available at the Visitor Center. Guests can also enjoy a wide variety of free, walk-on programs, from guided day hikes to evening talks on astronomy and other topics.
The lodge is wheelchair-accessible, including bathrooms and showers, as is the Visitors Center gift shop and dining hall.
Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
Dinner and breakfast are included in most room packages. Robust and healthy trail lunches are available for purchase in the Visitor Center. For your convenience, orders can be placed the night before pickup. Complimentary coffee is served every morning in the dining hall.
Breakfast: Served buffet-style from 6:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Lunch: Deli soups and sandwiches are available for purchase from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Black Moose Deli located in the Trading Post
Dinner: Mon – Thurs 6 – 8 p.m. (dinner style); Fri – Sun 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (buffet style)
Please notify AMC Reservations if you have food allergies or any other dietary restrictions.
Put your feet up and enjoy Joe Dodge Lodge’s comfortable living room with cozy fireplace, or enjoy a quiet book by the fire in our sunny library. Guests can also make use of our Hiker Shuttle to nearby trailheads (summer and fall), new Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station, and Wi-Fi Service. Families will love our Children’s Discovery Room, complete with natural history resources, books, and games.
Our Demo Center offers guests the opportunity to try out LOWA boots, LEKI hiking poles, and Hillsound winter traction for free. Guests who test the demo gear will receive a discount to purchase the same or similar model (except for boots) at our Pinkham Notch Visitors Center store.
Our retail store offers books, maps, logo gear, USFS parking passes, and last minute items. The friendly staff is always available to assist with weather, trail conditions, and other information.
We are not able to accommodate pets at Joe Dodge Lodge. Please ask for our list of local kennels.
Please be respectful of other guests and observe quiet hours from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Alcoholic beverages are allowed in the lodge and dining room in moderation and should be consumed in a responsible manner.
Smoking or open flame are not allowed in or near any structure.
Top things to do
At Joe Dodge Lodge, in the heart of Pinkham Notch, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and climbing are just a few of your choices. Whatever your appetite for outdoor adventure, you’re likely to find it here.
Hike the Big One
Not for the faint of heart, Mount Washington’s elevation of 6,288 feet, challenging ascent, and sweeping views make for an epic journey.
Ski Tuckerman Ravine
Hike up and ski down the legendary backcountry ravine this spring. Or watch the springtime ritual from Lunch Rocks at the ravine’s base.
Enjoy a free daily activity
Our Pinkham Notch adventure guides offer free programs including short hikes and nature walks, talks about local flora and fauna, and evening speakers and movies. View a sample schedule.
Try a guided program
We offer a range of guided outdoor skills and adventure programs year-round, including our popular Adult Adventures, Lodge-to-Hut trips, and Family Adventure Camps. View upcoming schedule.
Build your own adventure
Our guides offer custom outdoor trips on your schedule, based on your group’s interests and experience level. We offer everything from 1-2 hour, day-long, and overnight programs. Learn more.
What to Bring
The right clothing and gear are essential in the unpredictable weather of the Northeast’s mountains. Even if it feels like summer in the valleys, it can be cold and winter-like on the high peaks, especially once the sun goes down. Use our gear guides to make sure you’re packing everything you need for comfort and safety.
Public transportation and hiker shuttle
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. Hiker Shuttle runs daily for most of the full-service hut season, from early June to mid-September. The shuttle operates on weekends only from mid-September to mid-October. Reservations are strongly recommended. View a complete schedule.
Joe Dodge Lodge
361 Rte. 16
Gorham, NH 03581
Visitor Center open until 9 p.m.
AMC Reservations (Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.):
Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Front Desk (24 hours):
603-466-2721, ext. 0