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Lonesome Lake Hut

Cannon Mountain, Franconia, NH
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked up Cascade Trail from the Basin Parking lot. This is a longer route to the hut but a beautiful hike along Cascade Brook. Our family of 3 spent the night in a 6 person bunk, they have several size huts. I was slightly concerned before we left because we'd be in a hut with people we don't know... More 

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boston ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Great for a basic family first night out. Wonderful staff and always great food. Lake also a delight. Suggested as perfect with very young kids. Only 3 miles from road and a campsite. The closest of all AMC hits to road. Always bring water and snacks. At hut ample purchases can be made of basics.

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Henniker, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I wanted to introduce my kids to hiking and my son's personal goal is to do all 48 of the 4K footers in NH. The AMC is having a special where kids stay for free this summer at Lonesome Lake. This worked perfect as otherwise we would not have spent the money for the 4 of us to stay there.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We spent a night here in mid-January of 2014. There is a hut master and hot coffee and tea and some snacks (brownies and trail bars) available but you are expected to pack in your own food. The hike from the Lafayette camping ground parking lot is about an hour with a 20-30 lb pack (we were in reasonably good... More 

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Cornwall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We just returned from a two hut AMC adventure with our 11 year old granddaughter. Our first two nights were spent at Greenleaf Hut and while that was a good experience (although cold for June) our experience at Lonesome Lake was topnotch. The literature tells you that the 1.6 mile hike up from the Lafayette Campground is easy. Well, it... More 

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Connecticut USA
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

In the summer this is a full service hostel with breakfast and dinner provided as well as a bunk, blanket and pillow. In the fall, winter and spring it is self service where you have access to the large kitchen and you need to bring a warm sleeping bag. We did this in the fall and it is backpacking made... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My boyfriend and I were invited by our friend who is a caretaker at the cabin to come for an early Thanksgiving dinner with a bunch of friends. The hike up wasn't too difficult, though it had it's steep spots and icy spots (bring some microspikes or hiking poles in the winter). We are fairly experienced hikers and it took... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The Coo are very relaxed. You feel that you just walked into your own mountain hut. The Common area wraps around an open and friendly kitchen. There were 3 moose in the area. There is a board walk which completely surround Lonesome Lake which permits on to see and experience the delicate eco-system of the area without damaging it. The... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Fun family hike and great place to stay. Beginner trail but still challenging enough to make it interesting. (Little over 2 hours up and about 1:20 down.) Brought my wife (her first hike) and 7 yo daughter who insisted on leading the way. Lots of fun. The hut was way better than expected. Very clean (cleaner than the hotel we... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Four of us stayed here for a short backcountry outing. The hut is probably one of the nicest and most spacious of all the AMC huts, and it's highly recommended if you looking to experience a bit of the back-country without packing the tent and stove - and it's great with kids. Here is the scoop: It's a ~2.3 mile... More 

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Address: Cannon Mountain, Franconia, NH
Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Lonesome Lake Hut Franconia, NH - White Mountains
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