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“Off-season Stay was an excellent bargain.”

Appalachian Mountain Club High Huts
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Steeped in more than 100 years of tradition, the AMC's network of mountain huts provides a unique backcountry adventure for novice and experienced hikers alike. Each a day's hike apart along the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire's White Mountains, AMC Huts offer mountain hospitality in spectacular locations above treeline or near mountain lakes or waterfalls.
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33 reviews
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“Off-season Stay was an excellent bargain.”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

My wife and I hiked up to stay at the Carter Notch Hut in October once the full-service season was over. It's a lot cheaper but you need to pack all your own food and bedding. We stayed on a Friday night and were the only guests, save for the 20-something caretaker who was a very nice guy.

If you are an adventurous sort and don't mind preparing your food and sleeping in an unheated bunkhouse, you'll love the huts in the off-season! From what I could tell, Saturdays are often still busy but if you go during the week you may have the whole place to yourself. Bankhouse/hut was clean and kitchen was awesome. Highly recommended.

Visited October 2013
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York, Pennsylvania
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33 attraction reviews
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“Couldn't ask for more!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

I took a three day hike with there friends. We stayed at Highlands Lodge then hiked to Galehead Hut. Great three days despite torrential rains the first day. The hut crew was so hospitable and we met great families from around the world. The rains deterred us from heading across the ridge line to other huts as we planned. Instead we hiked around Galehead - down the mountain to 13 Falls and over to Garfield Mountain. I would recommend spending an extra day at Galehead to see the 13 falls if there has been recent rainfall or after winter snow melt. But if the weather has been dry it's probably not worth staying a day to see them. I wish I would have had enough time to hike to the Bonds. I hear there are great views!

Visited July 2013
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Newton, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A sociable scene deep in the woods or high in the mountains”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Food's great, company's great too. And the hiking is demanding, but not too demanding. Its a comfortable way to spend the night, so you don't have to carry camping gear. The huts are about a day's hike apart - you can do this for a whole week if you want. But the feels are higher than you might expect.

Visited August 2013
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Lincoln
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19 reviews
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“Lonesome Lake and Greenleaf Huts”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed at Lonesome Lake for two nights and then went over to Greenleaf for a night. Hut crews did a fabulous job feeding eleven of us. Really good meals. Ginger Teriyaki Chicken, Steak, and full Turkey dinner with all the trimmings were the main courses. And these hardy souls carry all that stuff up the mountain to feed it to us! Had a smaller 6 person bunk room at Lonesome but ended up in the big dorm at Greenleaf. Need your earplugs there. Can't beat spending the night in the mountains without having to carry all the extra gear.

Visited August 2013
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North Conway, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
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“Carter Notch Hut”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

My first overnight trip to an AMC Hut. I was not disappointed. The work that goes on by the volunteer crews to maintain the trails is nothing less than amazing. The Carter Notch Hut has a couple of nice lakes/ponds nearby that are suitable for swimming or fishing. The crew was friendly, knowledgeable and ready to help anyone visiting. The food was amazing. Dinner and breakfast was cooked and served with smiles. The bunkhouse was comfortable and clean. The rest rooms were clean and without odor which was pleasing. I plan to return next year.

Visited August 2013
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