Went to JDL with a group of friends for one night before climbing Mt Washington. The
lodge is perfectly well situated for the climb, just at the base of the Mt.
We rented 1 family room and a 2 bunks room. Both rooms were comfortable and nice.
Breakast buffet was really good, plenty of carbs for an active day!
We didn't bring a lunch for the climb, so we paid a $10 lunch box (sandwich, apple, granola bar, cheese and carrots). The sandwich wasn't great and the bread was dry, plus it took them a lot of time to prepare our lunch boxes, so I suggest you bring your own food. There's also a snack bar at the summit so don't freak out if you're out of water/food during the climb.
We were lucky because it was a gorgeous day and the visibility was very nice. A must-do experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pinkham Notch has been a hub for hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, and skiing on the Presidential Range of the White Mountains since the 1920s. With access to Tuckerman Ravine and the Wildcat Range just outside your door, Joe Dodge Lodge provides the perfect opportunity to tackle more challenging terrain while offering beginner hikers, climbers, and skiers a chance to practice their skills. The Lodge is located on the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountain National Forest. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Joe Dodge Hotel Gorham