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Highland Center Lodge at Crawford Notch

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Route 302, Crawford Notch, Bretton Woods, NH 03574
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While participating in the Mount Washington observatory seek the peak benefit fundraiser, I needed a place to stay. Since it was last minute, I was lucky enough to find accommodations at the Highland Center in Crawford Notch. Specifically, I stayed at their bunkhouse known as the Shapleigh bunkhouse. Rates were the cheapest in the area and the accommodations were satisfactory.... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up staying three nights at the Highlands Lodge, one night on either end of our three day hike, and an extra night that was unplanned for when the weather turned. The LL Bean flannel sheets are cozy and the staff are friendly. Awesome play structure outside for the kids! The center also offers a unique service: you can... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first tine staying at the lodge was very impressed overall the food and staff is great room comfortable shared bathrooms are very clean, the only negative on this place is the noisy ro om doors they slam and that can be quite disruptive if your trying to relax

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was my third time staying at the center, twice in the bunkhouse and once in lodge. It's a great place to unwind and rest between hiking days. The dinners are affordable if you book them with the stay and everything is more affordable if you are an AMC member. It's a shared experience a lot of people are not... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I came up for a hiking weekend and this was the perfect base camp. My favorite things about it: 1. The location. I didn't get in my car the whole weekend, tons of hikes right outside the door. 2. The staff. Everyone was helpful and gracious and kind. 3. The LLBean Gear Room. I needed snow shoes in May and... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a great, family friendly, outdoor friendly lodge that serves a great base camp for an outdoor experience. There are many great hikes into the fabulous white mountains outside your door step. It is staffed by an enthusiastic, young minded, outdoorsy crew. The lodge offers free LLbean gear to borrow, an extensive selection from snow shoes to rain gear... More 

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Bennington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ambience:I have stayed here twice, this week and one year ago. The setting is super. The facility is beautiful for a conference center. It seems new. Although it is a "hut" for Appalachian Mountain Club, it is carpeted throughout, is very clean and has a good staff. Meals: The food is very good, but pricey for lunch. Example: Salad bar,... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A group of friends and I have stayed at the Lodge several times. Some in the group are A-OK with sleeping outdoors under the stars, others prefer luxury accommodations. This is a perfect compromise that pleases everyone and the 6 person bunk room allows a goofy group of old friends to escape and reconnect with one another The location couldn't... More 

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Windsor, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We've been back every year since opening, most just the two of us, but sometimes with family, other people's children, and with friends. There are small guest improvements and environmental improvements every year. It's time for some more improvements. More organic food Whole grain baking More recycling Better accommodation of guests with dietary restrictions More electric vehicle charging connectors Benches... More 

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AMC L, Manager at Highland Center Lodge at Crawford Notch, responded to this review

It is wonderful to hear that you have stayed annually at the Highland Center since it opened in 2003. I am delighted that you both have enjoyed the lodge with a variety of friends and family over the years. I am also very grateful that you took the time to provide such thoughtful feedback, all of which I have shared... More 

Peekskill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

semi private room, share the bath/shower with others on the floor, works perfect. Queen room with flannel sheets perfect for a freezing winters night. Good WiFi. Great staff. Nice atmosphere, not the Mt Washington hotel but it also costs significantly less and doesn't have all the hubris. Draw back, dinner at 6 pm is really very early, food quality: I... More 

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