This was a great lodge to base from for the Crawford Notch area. The rooms were sparse, but clean and efficient. There are no TVs or air conditioners. We were there in August, and the temperature was comfortable. The windows open fully and there are box fans if you need them (we did not).
The lodge hosts a beer/wine/snack reception each evening. Dinner and breakfast are included in the rate. Dinner is family style (you will be seated with other guests), and the meat is hearty. They cater to both vegetarians and carnivores. We really enjoyed the two couples that we dined with. Everyone was sharing hiking stories and experiences. Breakfast was great. The blueberry muffins were awesome. The room rate is per person so it can add up with a family; however, the included meals help take the sting out. They have both bunkhouse and private rooms. I did a private room so I can’t comment on the bunkhouse. The lodge also hosts evening movies and activities. There is a playground and a variety of hikes (of all skill levels) within walking distance of the lodge. Don’t miss Mt. Willard. Overall, a very pleasant stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AMC's Highland Center at Crawford Notch, our newest four-season lodge and outdoor education center, offers a broad range of accommodations and walk-on programs, along with backdoor access to a variety of outdoor activities. The Highland Center is an ideal starting point for day hikes, paddling, snowshoe treks, and longer back country trips in the White Mountains. All-inclusive lodging packages are offered year-round and include meals, free walk-on nature programs, and free use of the L.L. Bean gear room. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Highland Center Lodge At Crawford Notch Hotel Bretton Woods