YES! We accept your mail-drops! Clearly label the side of your box with your last name in nice big letters and your ETA. This is free whey you stay with us. Otherwise it's $5.00 a box handling fee. Mailing address: 592 US2 Shelburne, NH 03581 Please label the side of the box in large letters with your last name and ETA.
YES! You can park your vehicle with us. While you stay it's free. We do have limited parking, $5 day if you are not staying with us. Payment will be collected on first day. Otherwise the Rattle River Trail head has parking 1/4 mile East on U.S. 2
THRU HIKER RATES AND WHAT TO EXPECT: $37.00 First night (return visits $35.00) will include resupply shuttle to Wall-mart (16 mile round trip), We stop at Vashaw's Variety to create your own craft beer six pack. Pinkam Notch Pick up and drop off, morning post office/Sport Center/gas station (gear) shuttle. All you can eat pancake breakfast and coffee. Gluten free oatmeal available. Our oak bunk beds have comfortable mattresses, clean linens, 2 pillows. We cut and and stack firewood for your enjoyment in our campfire pit in the back yard with a nice deep pond filled with that good clean mountain water. The entire property has solid fiber internet (Currently up to 100MB Upload and 100MB Download) and Wi-Fi that handles very well during peak times. almost forgot to mention outstanding customer service! We are here to serve you because we adore our hikers because we are hikers! We love this life. We work hard to keep this place clean, comfortable, safe, and welcoming. We give you what we can plus we are continually improving and updating to make it better for future hikers.
*NEW THIS YEAR ALL SCEHDULED TOWN SHUTLLES ARE INCLUDED!
Pinkham Notch to Rattle River Hostel
Mount Washington Slack Pack (SOBO)
Other Slackpacking Options
To request pick up: If on trail call us at 603-466-5049.
Shuttle sign up board located in the pack room. Shuttles depart on these times please sign up prior and be waiting front of pack room.
These shuttle run every weekday, June 1 - October 15th
FREE Pinkam Notch Drop Off
Depart 7:00 AM Arrive 7:50 AM
FREE Walmart Resupply Shuttle
Depart Hostel at 2:PM Pick up at Walmart 3:30 Depart Hostel 6:PM Pickup at Walmart 7:15 PM
(If you went to town at noon we do pick ups at the Gorham Hardware & Sports Center at 2;10 PM and bring guests to Wall-mart.)
FREE Gas Station/Post Office Run/Outfitter
NOBO Slackpack (FREE with 2nd night)
Depart 7:00 AM
21 Miles, takes 7-12 hours, hike back to hostel from Pinkam Notch. *This is the most difficult slack pack on the Appalachian Trail. 10-12 hours is the average time. Not for the light hearted.
Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
($5 PP Noon and 5PM), FREE Pickup at 8AM
(unscheduled pickup $20.00)
If we do not just show up, please call from visitor center to inform us of pick up.
Town Shuttle/Chinese Buffet $2
Depart Noon Pick Up 2:30 PM
Pick up location Gorham Hardware and Sports Center.
Vashaw’s Variety has a nice selection of beer and make your own 6 packs!
please call to book
19 Mile Brook Trail: $15
Andover, ME: $80
Austin Brook Trail: $5
Caratunk, ME: $250
*Carlo Col: $140
Crawford Notch: $80
East B Hill, ME: $100
Franconia Notch: $100
Grafton Notch: $80
*Goose Eye 140
Mahoosic Trail: $90
ME 17: $130
ME 27: $200
Millinocket, ME: $450
Monson, ME: $300
*Notch Trail: $140
*Old Spec Trail: $130
Pinkham Notch: $20
Portland, ME Airport: $300
Rangeley, ME: $200
South Arm: $100
Stony Brook Trail: $15
Stratton, ME: $210
*Success Pond Trail: $150
The Notch Hostel: $100
The Rattle River Trailhead $1,000,000 or walk 1/4 mile West of the Rattle River Trail Head to Rattle River Hostel. The Appalachian Trail passes in front of the hostel at the intersection of US.2 and North Road
* is considered difficult road, with wash outs, extra charge included because of difficulty.
Prices are per vehicle load with a maximum of 3 riders on distance shuttles. Groups of 4 our more please add additional $20.00 per person.
Anything not listed is $2 mile one way from the hostel. 592 State Route 2, Shelburne.NH 03581
Businesses that support hikers!
Dining room common space for hikers to share their White Mountain adventures.
Hostels that offer additional paid shuttles
Local Shuttle Services
Rattle River Lodge and Hostel- Private Shuttles
Shuttle Connection- Lincoln, NH. For reservations: (603) 348-7422 for driver/pick up: (603) 745-3140. Info@theshuttleconnection.com
Notch Taxi Service: Littleton, NH (603) 991-8777 www.notchtaxiservice.com
Mountain Courier Shuttle: 207-329-6433
Apex Airport and Transportation Services: (603) 252-8294
Trail Angels Hiker Services: 603-252-8294
Bruce, Gorham, NH (504)-615-9497
Pine Ellis Lodge (207-392-4161) 20 Pine St, Andover, ME
Field Stone Cottages (207) 864-3113, 2342, Main Street, Rangely ME 04970
Rattle River Hostel overs shuttles all over the White Mountains.
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