Does Rattle River Hostel accept mail drops?
YES! Label your package:
Your [Given] Name
Hold for A.T. Hiker, ETA: [MM/DD]
c/o Rattle River Lodge
592 State Route 2
Shelburne, NH 03581
[Also, write your last name in BIG letters on one side of the box.]
(This service is free for guests; otherwise, it's $5.00 per box.)
What is the maximum number of nights I can stay at the Hostel?
Three. We want guests to relax for the duration of their stay but not stop a hiker's hike.
Does the Hostel allow for overnight parking?
YES! This is free for guests; otherwise, it's $10/day. We collect payment on the day of arrival. We do have limited parking and there is free but unsecured parking at the Rattle River Trailhead parking lot, 1/4 mile east on U.S. 2.
Can you give me a good piece of advice about slack packs?
Be sure to have the essentials: water, food, phone, maps, appropriate clothing for the weather, and a plan.
Does the Hostel offer a Mount Washington slack pack?
YES! We recommend this slack pack for individuals concerned for their knees--the northbound descent of Mount Madison with a full pack can be brutal on the knees. The Mt. Washington Auto Road offers shuttles up and down the mountain. Take the Auto Road shuttle to the base of the mountain, call us from the base, and we will pick you up ($5). (The Auto Road will return you to the summit of Mt. Washington the next day with the same shuttle ticket.) (Click on the 'shuttles' link at the top of the page for more information about slack packs.)
I'm looking to do my own slack pack but I don't see it on your website. What are my options? Can I still do it?
YES! Between our maps, guidebooks, and experienced staff, if there's a trailhead, we can search for a way to arrange drop offs and pickups. There are over 1,200 miles of trail in the White Mountains--let's take a look!
What businesses in Gorham are friendly to hikers?
What are some of the other nearby hostels, which offer shuttle services?
What are the local shuttle services?
Can I reserve the Hostel for an education seminar? Training classes? A conference?
YES! Our Lodge is an ideal setting for an exchange of ideas or a presentation--quiet, affordable, spacious, and comfortable.
I am enrolled at White Mountains Community College. Do you offer longterm student housing options?
YES! Call to ask about rates and availability.
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