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Lonesome Lake AMC Hut

White Mountains, New Hampshire

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Lonesome Lake AMC Hut

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  • Crossing the south side of Lonesome Lake.- Lonesome Lake AMC Hut
  • The steps to the Lonesome Lake AMC Hut.- Lonesome Lake AMC Hut
  • The Lonesome Lake AMC Hut.- Lonesome Lake AMC Hut
  • There are several tables in the main lodge.- Lonesome Lake AMC Hut
  • A full kitchen awaits visitors at the main lodge.- Lonesome Lake AMC Hut
  • A wood stove keeps the main lodge nice and toasty in the colder months.- Lonesome Lake AMC Hut
  • Bunkhouses fit four to five people per room.- Lonesome Lake AMC Hut
  • A typical room.- Lonesome Lake AMC Hut
  • Looking out at the incredible views from the rooms.- Lonesome Lake AMC Hut
  • Mount Lafayette looms in the distance.- Lonesome Lake AMC Hut
  • Hikers enjoying the dock at Lonesome Lake.- Lonesome Lake AMC Hut
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great Views. Lakeside. Relatively easy access.
Cons: 
Expensive. Can be crowded. No pets allowed.
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Region:
White Mountains, NH
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Open Dates: 
Year Round
Outhouse only: 
Yes
Dogs allowed inside: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
68°F
37°

Thu

Partly cloudy in the morning.
56°F
41°

Fri

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
61°F
42°

Sat

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
65°F
50°

Sun

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
60°F
48°

Mon

Overcast throughout the day and windy overnight.
60°F
55°

Tue

Rain and windy in the morning.
56°F
44°

Details

Pet Friendly (allowed inside): 
No
ADA/Wheelchair Accessible: 
No
Continental Breakfast: 
Yes
Air Conditioning: 
No
Cable/TV: 
No
Internet/Wi-fi: 
No
Hot Tub: 
No
Swimming Pool: 
No
Lakefront: 
Yes
Linens provided: 
No

Reservation Information

Managed by: 
Appalachian Mountain Club
Reservation phone #: 
603-466-2727
Reservation Email: 
Address: 
United States
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Property Description

Property Description

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Located at the top of one of the most popular trails in the White Mountains, the Lonesome Lake AMC Hut is one of the most cherished lodges in the Appalachian Mountain Club Hut system. Overlooking Lonesome Lake and Mount Lafayette beyond, it's easy to see why. At times, it's hard to believe the parking area is only 1.75 miles down the trail.

The hut is really more of a complex. It sleeps 48 people in two co-ed bunk houses. Each room consists of four to six bunks with mattresses and pillows. Washrooms and composting toilets are available but separate from the bunkhouses. A main lodge area houses the kitchen, a wood stove, and several picnic tables with great views over the lake. 

The Lonesome Lake AMC Hut operates in two capacities, referred to as "seasons." Rates vary significantly throughout the year. Be sure to check availability and rates here. During self-service season, caretakers are available on a limited basis from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Guests have access to the full kitchen and all utensils, but they must carry in and carry out all of their food and trash. Additionally, guests must bring their own appropriately rated sleeping bag as the bunkhouses are not heated.

During full-service season, caretakers are always available and provide a family-style dinner at 6 p.m. and breakfast at 7 a.m. Three wool blankets are provided per person.

Electricity is not available at any time.

The Lonesome Lake Hut was originally built as a fishing camp by W.C. Prime in 1876. It was acquired by the state of New Hampshire in 1929 and has been maintained by the AMC ever since.

The hut is most commonly accessed by the Lonesome Lake Trail, but it can also be reached via the Basin-Cascade Trail. Several other hiking trails can be accessed nearby.

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