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Class of '66 Lodge Reservation Policies

Reservation Policy

Use of the Class of 1966 Lodge (formerly Harris Cabin II or Harris Centennial Cabin) is by reservation only. Reservations may be made online using our reservations system, or through the DOC Cabins Manager in 118 Robinson Hall — in person or by calling (603) 646-1602 — during business hours. Reservations and availability questions will not be accepted by email or fax. The office is closed on weekends.

The Class of '66 Lodge may be reserved up to 6 months in advance by the DOC, educational groups, or reunions. It may be reserved up to 3 months in advance by students. It may be reserved up to 2 months in advance by everyone else.

Responsibilities

Reservations must be made in the name of one person – that person must accompany the group for the entire reservation, is responsible for the actions of the group at the ’66 Lodge, and for any damages. The cabin is designed for low key social events, feeds, outings and workshops and is not the place to bring your out-of-control party. You may be required to provide a description of your intended use for the Lodge via email or in print. If the intended use is unacceptable, your reservation will be denied. During your rental, a DOC Monitor may check in to ensure that the facility is being used properly (see below for more details). The cabin is designed for low key social events, feeds, outings and workshops and is not the place to bring your out-of-control party. If the intended use is unacceptable, your reservation will be revoked.

All students are expected to abide by the Standard of Conduct and the College Policies and Regulations as described in the Student Handbook. ’66 Lodge is not an exception to these regulations.

Duration

Reservations run from 10am to 10am (’66 Lodge should be completely cleaned and vacated before 10am). This is different from the rest of the DOC Cabin Chain and is designed to better accommodate day use of the ’66 Lodge. Maximum length of a reservation will be limited, generally, to 3 days at the time of booking. Ten days prior to the start of your reservation, you may extend your reservation into any unbooked adjacent time. Exceptions to this policy for reservations which require longer use and further advance notice may be considered by the DOC depending on the season and demand.

Fireplace

Groups wishing to use the fireplace pay an additional fee of $35 per night to cover the wood consumption. A key is given to unlock the fireplace and must be picked up in person in 118 Robinson Hall. Use of the fireplace may be denied. The fireplace key should be returned to 118 Robinson Hall or to the key drop-box in 119 Robinson Hall

Facilities

The Class of ’66 Lodge is designed for large groups of up to 49 individuals and can meet both social and classroom requirements. The lodge has gas lighting, a commercial 6 burner gas cook stove and oven, and ample counter space and cookware to feed large groups. There are sufficient tables and chairs to set up family style meals as well as classroom type settings. Additionally, basic cleaning supplies and toilet paper are provided as a courtesy but cannot be guaranteed.

The building features a kitchen, a main gathering room, an upstairs sleeping room, and several decks and lofts. Two wood stoves supply heat in the winter, and a large stone chimney forms the centerpiece of the room. Use of the fireplace incurs an extra fee for its wood consumption, see above.

The building is insulated, relatively airtight, and heats to a modest temperature with the two woodstoves, even in midwinter. The water available onsite is untreated stream water, piped in during the summer months, but must be obtained directly from the brook after freeze up. A deep pool in the stream area ensures a water supply is available year round. This water is not guaranteed to be potable. Suitable treatment is required to ensure the safety of the water. The two stall outhouse is the only toilet facility. There is no refrigerator or dishwasher. Some mattresses are provided, but no sheets or blankets. Renters will be given an information sheet to explain the features of the cabin and how to use them. The information sheet also outlines the guidelines and policies for the safe use and operation of the facility. You are expected to abide by these policies and guidelines during your rental.

While the cabin can accomodate up to 49 persons, there is only reasonable space for us to keep 27 mattresses on site. If you have additional overnight guests, please bring sleeping pads. There's plenty of floor space.

Directions and Access

’66 Lodge trailhead is located off of Three Mile Road in the village of Etna; parking is limited to 6 compact spaces in winter and 8 in the other seasons. The lodge is 0.4 mile from the parking area and is reached by a beautiful and mostly level trail which averages around a 15 minute walk from the road. There is no vehicle access.

From the Dartmouth Green, follow East Wheelock Street up and over Balch Hill and down to the village of Etna in 4.3 miles. When you come to the T-junction in Etna, turn left onto Etna Road. After 0.8 miles, turn right onto Ruddsboro Road, follow it along the brook for 1.5 miles, and turn left onto the dirt road Three Mile Road. About 1.3 miles from Ruddsboro Road, the AT crosses the road (you’ll see trail signs) but keep going. At the bottom of a hollow, you’ll see a small dirt parking area on the right, labeled “No Camping” — you can park here and follow the trail to ’66 Lodge.

An online map to the Class of ’66 Lodge is located here.

Recreational Opportunities

This facility is a wonderful base for ski touring and snowshoeing in the winter as well as for hiking year- round. The Lodge is located near the Appalachian Trail, Harris Trail, Clark Pond loop and many other trails on Moose Mountain. A trail leaves from behind the woodshed for Moose Mt. Summit. The trails are in various conditions, mostly unmarked, please be careful when following the trails.

Alcohol Use

Users will adhere to NH State laws and OPO and College Alcohol Polices. Please go here or here or here for more information. 

Fires

Two wood burning woodstoves are provided for heating the cabin. They work best when burning dry hardwoods only, as provided. It is not acceptable to burn food or other trash besides paper products in the stoves. The fireplace is designed for fires that are no larger than can fit on the andiron. Larger fires cause smoke to escape the fireplace and enter the main room. If this happens, immediately reduce the size of the fire. Smoke damage is expensive to repair. Lastly, use of the fireplace is by fee only (see above).

Kindling outdoor fires are illegal in the State of New Hampshire and against OPO/DOC Policies. If evidence of an outdoor fire is found, a fee of $100 will be charged to cover the cost of the firewood and damage to the property.

Damages

The DOC requires a credit card or college account be left on file for a reservation. Any damages to the cabin beyond normal wear and tear will be the responsibility of the renting individual and charged to the credit card in full including, but not limited to, materials, labor, and transportation. If you observe damage upon your arrival, including outside fire rings, please call the Outdoor Programs Office immediately to report the damage so you are not charged for its repair.

Departing and After Your Reservation

You are expected to leave the Lodge in the condition you found it or better. This requires at least a thorough sweeping and potentially a mopping. All kitchen and table surfaces are expected to be wiped including the cook stove. Upon arrival, cold ashes should be cleaned out of the woodstoves and fireplace and be deposited in the metal trashcan outside by the stream (marked “ASHES”). Never should ashes be left in the ash bucket for long periods of time. The ash bucket should ONLY be used to transport COLD ashes. When departing, leave any hot ashes in the stoves and fireplace. Hot Ashes are a SEVERE fire hazard. DOC cabins have burned down due to the improper handling of ashes.

Absolutely No food or trash of any type, kind, or condition is to be left at the Lodge under any circumstances or you will be charged for the cost of its removal and clean up. This means that you need to be prepared to carry out everything you carry in.

The Lodge should be locked and all doors and windows closed upon your departure, including the fireplace if you unlocked it. Failure to leave the Lodge in a satisfactorily clean manner will result in a fee being charged for clean up.

Questions or Comments

Questions or comments should be directed to the DOC Cabins Manager at 603.646.1602 or emailed to doc.cabins@dartmouth.edu.

Last Updated: 5/8/19