Butler Lodge

Northern Green Mountains, Vermont

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  • The lower reaches of the trail on the way to the Butler Lodge.- Butler Lodge
  • There is a water source near Butler Lodge. Water should still be filtered or boiled.- Butler Lodge
  • Butler Lodge.- Butler Lodge
  • The ladder to the loft and a sleeping space below it.- Butler Lodge
  • The beautiful red window sills.- Butler Lodge
  • The Lodge serves as a memorial to Mabel Taylor Butler.- Butler Lodge
  • The table near the lodge entrance.- Butler Lodge
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Secluded cabin. Compost toilet. Water source nearby.
Cons: 
No heat source.
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Region:
Northern Green Mountains, VT
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Open Dates: 
Year Round
Bathrooms: 
1.00
Outhouse only: 
Yes
Dogs allowed inside: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Foggy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
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Tue

Light rain until evening.
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Wed

Light rain starting in the afternoon.
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Thu

Light rain until evening.
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Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
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Sun

Light rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
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Details

ADA/Wheelchair Accessible: 
No
Pet Friendly (allowed inside): 
No
Wood Stove: 
No
Electricity: 
No
Heating (forced air or radiant): 
No
Potable Water: 
No
Showers: 
No
Firewood Provided: 
No
Kitchen: 
No
Outdoor Fire Pit/BBQ: 
No
Linens provided: 
No

Reservation Information

Managed by: 
Green Mountain Club
Reservation phone #: 
N/A
Address: 
VT
United States
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Property Description

Property Description

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The Butler Lodge is a rustic cabin, one of many shelters along the Long Trail popular among thru-hikers. Originally built in 1933, it was dedicated to Mabel Taylor Butler by Roy Buchanon and the Long Trail Patrol. It was rebuilt in 2000 by a group of Green Mountain Club Volunteers, and it now serves as a year-round shelter for hikers. There is a $5 per night fee from May through October when the lodge is staffed by a GMC caretaker. All other months, there is no fee. 

With a large sleeping platform near the entrance and a loft accessed by a ladder, the Butler Lodge has a maximum capacity of 14 people. In the late fall, winter, and early spring, it is rare to find more than one or two visitors. There is a composting toilet in the woods nearby, and a water source near the cabin. Water should be purified before it is consumed.

The simple cabin is a pack-in, pack-out shelter, has no electricity, and has quiet hours designated from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Visitors must bring their own sleeping pads, bags, and pillows, as well as food for their stay.

The shortest hike to reach the lodge is via the Butler Lodge Trail from the parking area on Stevensville Road. From here, it is a moderate uphill climb for 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1060 feet. 

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