Cabins and Huts on the Appalachian Trail

New Hampshire

In the Northern Region of the Appalachian Trail, cabins and/or huts are available in Baxter State Park in Maine and through the Randolph Mountain Club or the Appalachian Mountain Club in New Hamphire's White Mountains.

Baxter State Park in Maine maintains 10 cabins in Daicey Pond and 12 in Kidney Pond; all are wilderness type cabins. Call 207-723-5140 to make reservations.

Shelters are also available through Randolph Mountain Club in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Visit their website for specific information and amenities available at each of their shelters: Gray Knob (15 person capacity), Crag Camp(20 person capacity), Perch (8 person capacity), and Log Cabin (10 person capicity). RMC's cabins are open year-round and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. A caretaker comes around many evenings to collect the fee; in the event that the caretaker does not come, hikers are instructed to mail the fee to RMC in the envelopes provided.

The Appalachian Mountain Club rents out cabins in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Situated above the treeline or near mountain lakes and falls, each of their cabins are a day's hike apart from each other. Check availability, rates, amenities, or see pictures of the cabins by visiting their website. Call 603-466-2727 or send an email tolodging@outdoors.org to make reservations.

Pennslyvania and Virginia

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) has cabins from southern Pennsylvania to the south of end of the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. These cabins are primitive and have no running water. The PATC's Cabin Guide, which is available for purchase online for $7.50 for non-members, includes cabin sites, rates and descriptions. Visit their website to check availability, rates and amenities. Call 703-242-0315 to make reservations.

About the Author Steve Burge:
Steve Burge was the original founder of AppalachianTrail.com. He was a teacher for many years before starting a web development firm.
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Published Mar 21, 2013.