592 State Route 2, Shelburne, New Hampshire 03581, United States

(603) 466-5049

Rattle River Lodge

Located ON the Appalachian Trail and a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts.


Our hostel offers the comforts of home in the White Mountains for all visitors. Featuring fiber internet and solid Wi-Fi!

Location of the Rattle River Hostel on the Appalachian Trail.

Wild Cat Slack-Pack

Try the Appalachian Trail's most challenging slack pack! This famous 21 mile slack-pack is free with 2 night stay at RattleRiver Hostel. There are no slack pack options north of our hostel. 

Details: We suggest for safety if you feel it’s too challenging to do this hike over 1 or 2 nights. We will hold whatever items you don’t want to bring.

  • Option 1: Hike to Carter Hut, stay the night. Hike to IMP shelter, stay the night. Hike back to Rattle River Hostel on 3rd day.
  • Option 2: Hike 13 miles to Camp Imp stay the night. Hike back to Rattle River Hostel
  • ***This is a very difficult slack-pack and this is suggested only to thru hikers or those who are familiar with trail running in the White Mountains. The Rattle River Hostel is not responsible for rescue or held liable for injury. You are responsible for monitoring the weather and carrying the necessary items required for emergency overnight camping in case you are not able to complete the entire slack-pack. 

Mail Drops

YES! We accept your mail drops please visit our hiker info tab for more information!

Mail Drop Information

Shuttle Services Available!

Come find your all-service White Mountain hostel in Gorham NH, where the world comes to rest after a hard day hiking skiing, or adventuring in our beautiful national forest.  All shuttle requests must be submitted through our website via our shuttle link. 

Click here to book a shuttle

Comforts of home


Open all year round featuring fast internet, shuttles, and adventure planning. 

Big kitchen for group dinners


This is always been the hang out spot here at the lodge! 

Book Online!

We are very busy and handle a lot of phone calls each day. Booking online is faster and is the best way to beat the crowd!

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Rattle River Lodge and Hostel

592 State Route 2, Shelburne, NH 03581, us

(603) 466-5049


Monday -Sunday: 8am - 8pm