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Welcome to the Dartmouth Outing Club and Outdoor Programs Office Cabins! 

Please use the links below to make cabin reservations:


Reservations are open on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please note that the Grant is closed for mud season starting mid-March and opens again Memorial Day weekend. 

For more specific information on each Cabin, see the Cabin Descriptions before clicking through to the online portal to make your booking. 

See our Rates page for more details on pricing.

Who can make a cabin reservation?

  • 9 DOC Cabins outside the Grant — Open to everyone!
  • 3 DOC Cabins inside the Grant — Dartmouth students, alums, and employees only
  • 7 OPO Cabins inside the Grant — Dartmouth alums and employees only

There is also Titcomb Cabin, on Gilman Island in the Connecticut River, which is reserved through the Ledyard Canoe Club (by anybody).

Finally, it’s not really a cabin, but the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge accepts room and meal reservations as well — or you might be thinking of the shelters on the Appalachian Trail which are all first-come, first-serve, no reservations possible.

When can I rent cabins?

  • DOC Cabins — four weeks in advance (six weeks for students)
  • Class of '66 Lodge — 6 months for DOC, educational groups, reunions; 3 months for students; 2 months for everyone else
  • OPO Cabins — six months in advance

The DOC cabins are primarily intended for students (whose planning tends to be somewhat short-term) so we allow Dartmouth students to reserve DOC cabins up to six weeks in advance, and everyone else can reserve them four weeks in advance (effectively giving students first crack at them). But we know alums and employees need to be able to plan their excursions with more notice, so OPO cabins can be reserved up to six months in advance (and wow, do they go quickly six months before hunting season!).

All of the cabins are available year-round, except that we close the Grant down around the month of April for mud season. Also, we don’t plow all the roads in the Grant every year (it depends on where logging operations are going on), so some cabins may be far from parking in the winter.

What are the cabins like?

They vary. Dartmouth’s cabins were constructed or acquired over many decades, and philosophies of cabin design and construction have varied over time. Sometimes folks want to build cabins with modern amenities, and sometimes folks want a cabin to provide the greatest possible escape from modern life.

Most of the cabins are log structures, one or two rooms, usually with a porch. Most of the cabins are heated by woodstoves (with wood provided to burn), have bunks with mattresses (but no linens, pillows, or blankets), and have an inventory of basic cooking gear: pots, pans and utensils, plates, bowls, glasses and silverware, etc. Most have only outhouses for facilities. See the cabin descriptions for more details on each cabin. 

How will I know what to do when I get there?

You will receive an email with instructions particular to the cabin where you'll be staying. You should take time to read it carefully. Each cabin also has instructional and regulatory signage - please pay close attention to those signs as they will help make sure both you and the facility are safe.

Last Updated: 1/29/24