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

603.466.5049 // info@rattleriverhostel.com


Located on the Appalachian Trail, we're
the spot for outdoor enthusiasts!

Rattle River Lodge and Hostel located on the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountains of NH.

The Rattle River Lodge and Hostel sits on the Appalachian Trail, against the backdrop of the Carter-Moriah Mountain Range, and is gateway to the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. Built in 1877, this renovated New England colonial home does not lack for services, amenities, or modernity, while still keeping its original charm.

Comforts of Home


Our Hostel features the amenities and services for a restful stay.

Large Kitchen for Group Dinners


The kitchen has always been the hottest spot at the Lodge! 

Book Online

We are very busy and answer many phone calls daily! Online booking

is faster than a phone call and one way to beat the crowd!

Mail Drops

We accept mail drops! We keep all packages behind locked door, accessible only to staff.

Shuttle Services

We provide shuttle services! All shuttle requests must be requested by phone or submitted through our website. Click on the "Shuttles" tab at the top of the page for additional information or click on the link below to book a shuttle.

Wildcat Slackpack

Try one of the Appalachian Trail's most challenging slackpacks! This famous 21 mile slackpack runs between Pinkham Notch and Rattle River Trailhead. For safety, if you think this slackpack presents too much of a challenge, then we suggest you attempt it over a period of 2 or 3 days. (We will hold any gear you don't want to carry on the slackpack.)

Location of the Rattle River Hostel on the Appalachian Trail.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, come and see us in person!

We love our guests and visitors! Feel free to visit us during business hours or look us up on social media! A phone call is the best way to get in touch. If we don't answer, don't worry, just leave a message!

Rattle River Lodge and Hostel

592 State Route 2, Shelburne, NH 03581, US


Dates / Hours of Operation

May 1st - October 15th :: OPEN daily, 8 AM - 8 PM

January 2nd - End of March :: OPEN daily, 8 AM - 8 PM

April :: CLOSED for mud season

(Visit our bookings page HERE, or call or email to ask about in between dates.)