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“Beauty, peaceful, a great view and a terrific welcome”
Review of AMC Cardigan Lodge

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AMC Cardigan Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
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127 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Beauty, peaceful, a great view and a terrific welcome”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

This AMC facility is run by Tom Fisher who welcomes you like his friend for ever. He puts all his energy into making you feel like this is your home in the woods. He utilizes local ingredients in the fall features freshly pressed apple cider from Cardigan Orchards which is about a mile down the road. The hiking can fill everyones needs from strenuous and long to short and easy. There are self guided nature walks. A large porch which captures the afternoon soon is great for reading or afternoon chatting with friends. The rooms are shared with 3 to 5 other people. They have 2 private rooms.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Tom the manager is nice and funny the room was warm and clean and the food was just we needed after a day of hiking.
You don't have to bring anything from home accept from warm cloth...
Even shampoo can be found in the showers.
The only thing that was bad was the noise at night.

Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

love cardigan. like many guests there, I had been going to cardigan when I was a kid, and I'm now bringing my own children. kid-friendly lodge with plenty to do...swim in the pond or hike the mountain or take a less strenuous hike to the falls. service, food is great. if you want to turn the kids on to hiking, take them here. also plenty of challenging hikes with plenty of scrambling for the seasoned climber/hiker. highly recommended for anyone.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Monroe
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Last weekend I attended an AMC hiking weekend on Cardigan Mountain, the lodge itself was modern, neat as a pin, eco friendly, warm and contained everything anyone could need to have a fine safe adventure in the woods. The staff was very helpful. The food was bountiful, and SO good! I hope to go back again soon!

Room Tip: There are a few private rooms and the rest are bunk rooms. As you would suspect, a private room thou...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our family - six of us - spent Saturday night October 5, 2013 at Cardigan Lodge. We completed a double peak hike on Saturday and checked into the lodge late afternoon. When we arrived, the staff was just starting to cook dinner. I could see the upcoming menu on the white board as the pies went into the oven. The food, both dinner and breakfast Sunday morning was great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Their level of professionalism was evident in everything they did, including keeping the lodge very clean. The bunk rooms, bath rooms and common areas were spotless. We had a great time and would definitely recommend the lodge to all. Thanks for a great weekend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We went overnight with a group of 5 teenage girls (for our daughter's birthday) and had a terrific time. Hikes were challenging enough, night walk exploration great for kids from the city, had fun building a fire, playing games, and eating family-style dinners. Felt like we spent a warm, relaxed, rejuvenating weekend at our own little house—albeit with like-minded strangers.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Harwich, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

My nine-year-old son and I had out third straight year's stay at Cardigan. Good selection of reading materials, lots of pretty good food, and very courteous staff. He had lots of playmates and enjoyed the pond with float right out the lodge's front door.

We heard owls hoo-hooting at night, saw moose tracks on a nine-mile day hike, and spent quality time together. I highly recommend naturalist John Lennon's outings; his knowledge "sings."

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about AMC Cardigan Lodge

Property: AMC Cardigan Lodge
Address: 774 Shem Valley Rd, Alexandria, NH 03222-6112
Location: United States > New Hampshire > Alexandria
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Alexandria
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AMC's Cardigan Lodge in Alexandria, New Hampshire is just two hours from Boston. Surrounded by 5,000-acre Mount Cardigan State Forest, Cardigan Lodge offers an extensive trail network for hiking and cross-country skiing, a nature trail and swimming pond, and family-friendly programs and theme weekends. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Cardigan Hotel Bristol

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