(603) 764-5858Please call between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM
PO Box 9, Hanover, NH 03755
The Moosilauke Ravine Lodge was raised up in the late 1930s to serve some of the nation’s earliest competitive skiing. Today the Lodge provides a destination for the area and the entire Dartmouth community and the Upper Valley. The Lodge is open to the public for rooms and meals as well as events!
The Ravine Lodge will be open from May 1st until August 21st, 2016. The lodge closes August 22nd for First-Year Trips after which reconstruction is scheduled to begin.
- Reservations are required for dinner and overnight. Call (603) 764-5858 to make your reservation. You must make your reservation no later that the night before the start of your stay. Please call between the hours of 11:00 AM and 5 PM.
- Dinner is at 6:30 PM and is served Family Style. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions when you call to make your reservation.
- Payment in full is required when making your reservation. Please click here for pricing information.
- The lodge is about an hour from Hanover. Here's how you get there.
Please note that, at this time, we are unable to take reservations beyond August 19th, which is when FY Trips starts, after which the Ravine Lodge will close for reconstruction.
For information about the Ravine Lodge project, visit this website.
To find out about giving to the project, visit this website.
As excited as we are about the plans for the new Lodge, it will also hard to say farewell to the Lodge that has meant so much to so many students, alumni and others for so many generations. Between now and then, we have scheduled a few special events -- dinner accompanied by a daytime and evening program -- hosted by the DOC and alumni volunteers in order to celebrate the current Lodge, share memories, and to connect alumni, students, and friends.
Each date¹s program will be planned by the host(s), but may include activities like:
-interpretive hikes co-lead by a naturalist, geologist, forester, nature-writer, etc.
- ice-cream social
-Moosilauke publications and paraphernalia for sale and/or on display
-'memory book' or video recording of Lodge memories and experiences
-Plans for the new Lodge on display
-Story-telling after dinner (alumni reflections on their Lodge/Moosilauke connections and experiences)
Schedule and Hosts (host assignments subject to change):
Saturday, June 25: Jim Taylor '74 and David Hooke '84
Saturday, July 16: The DOC Directorate
Saturday, August 20: Eli Burakian '00
Wednesday, Sept 7: Rory Gawler '05 and Viva Hardigg '84
(The last day of Trips is Mon. 9/5, so this program will be followed by Lodge cleanup and packing. Contact Rory Gawler if you¹d like to volunteer to help.)
If you would like to participate in one of these, you can make a lodging and meals reservation with the Lodge, as normal, by calling: 603-764-5858. And if you haven't been to the Lodge for a while, you can look forward to staying in one of the new bunkhouses, including the brand new Class of '66 bunkhouse which has four private family-style rooms. We hope you can join us!
The Lodge’s friendly and hard-working crew of students and recent alums serves up hot breakfasts and multi-course dinners from the Lodge’s cookbook, family-style in the Lodge’s main room.
The Lodge’s guest rooms and the outlying bunkhouses can sleep groups from two to twelve. Showers and toilets are in the main building and common rooms are heated by massive old fieldstone fireplaces.
The Lodge is a wonderful place to bring budding outdoor enthusiasts on their first adventures — with the promise of a hot shower, a hearty meal, and a cozy bed at day’s end. Over thirty miles of hiking trails connect the Lodge to Mount Moosilauke’s summit and trailheads, ranging from easy woods-walks to boulder-clambering ascents. For those interested in volunteer trail maintenance, a one-night stay at the Lodge is rewarded for every day of trailwork.
Because of its size, location and services, many groups use the Lodge for retreats and conferences. The main room and the conference spaces downstairs are available for student and alumnae/i groups for getaways and reunions, and for academic classes, offices and programs, for retreats, lectures, and conferences. The Lodge crew can also provide meals and snack breaks for groups.
Many weekend evenings see special events hosted at the Lodge, including music, storytelling, dances, or presentations. If you have an idea for a special program, or want to schedule something extra for your group, contact the Lodge Manager. Some examples are: Live Music, Singalongs, Contradances, DOC Film Screenings, etc.
The Lodge isn’t just for the Dartmouth community — local residents, hikers, and visitors to the area are all welcome to stay for a night, a week, or just come up for dinner. The Lodge is a great place to just get away and put your feet up.
We hope you’ll come stay with us soon!
Keep track of happenings at the Lodge on our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter @Famous4FineFood for real time updates from the Mountain!
The Ravine Lodge staff have made great strides in increasing the amount of local food served at the Lodge in recent years. Here's a map of all the places your food comes from!
Last Updated: 6/14/16