We’ve all been there — after weeks of looking forward to your planned escape to the White Mountains, the weather app refuses to budge from its 90% chance of rain forecast. It’s too late to cancel reservations and you’ve already lined up the plant sitter. You pack rain gear and tell yourself you will hike … Continue reading Hike Anyway! Plus eight other rainy day things to do in the White Mountains.
The Notch Hostel is hiring! The following position is available: Housekeeper Want to live and work in the White Mountains? Do you enjoy housekeeping in a home-like setting? Apply today to live in your very own tiny house at the Notch Hostel in exchange for providing housekeeping and hiker shuttling services for the Notch! Job … Continue reading Want to live in a tiny house in the White Mountains? The Notch Hostel is hiring!
Written by Notch staff member Stephanie Robinson, based on her personal experience living and breakfast dining in Lincoln, NH. After having spent most of my childhood summers in Lincoln, I’ve eaten at just about every restaurant in the area. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day (after all, it’s first!) so I decided make a … Continue reading Top 5 breakfast joints near the Notch
Rarely does a day go by that we are not asked, “What made you want to start a hostel?” While the answer contains some common threads, it varies from one telling to the next. This personal blog post is about the genesis of the Notch Hostel – the newest hostel in the White Mountains. … Continue reading The Birth of a White Mountains Hostel
Posted on October 11, 2015 by Ashley Lader on vinyasarunner.com; re-posted here with permission. Below is a blog post written by hostel guest Ashley Lader about her adventures at the Notch! She kindly allowed us to re-post it here. Be sure to check out her other blog posts at vinyasarunner.com! A couple of weeks ago I went on a five day … Continue reading The Notch Hostel and its Many Adventures
Parlez-vous Francais? Below is a blog post written in French by one of our guests, Maryse of Quebec, Canada, about her White Mountains road trip and her experience at the Notch Hostel. Original post: http://marysecleronobrega.com/2015/07/26/mini-road-trip/ Reposted with permission from Maryse. MINI ROAD TRIP Publié par mcnphotographie le 26 juillet 2015 in Maryse en cavale Vous manquez … Continue reading Le petit road trip: En francais
Today I headed up the Mt. Kinsman Trail from Rt. 116 to North and South Kinsman, two of NH’s 4000-footers. The drive itself is incredible — look closely at the granite along the road, for it contains garnet and is unique to Kinsman Notch. When you’re done hiking, stop by the picturesque Beaver Pond (right by the … Continue reading Kinsmans via Mt. Kinsman Trail: Trip Report
The story of the Notch Hostel logo begins, naturally, with a hike. Last year, Justin and I embarked on a late fall backpacking trip over Mts. Waumbek and Cabot, the two northernmost of New Hampshire’s 4000-foot peaks. We had recently bought the property that is now the Notch Hostel, and decided to finally finish up our … Continue reading Story of the Notch Logo
The loop over Welch and Dickey Mountains is one of my favorite hikes, and is great for days when I want something quick and rewarding. It offers outstanding views of the surrounding mountain ranges, exposed summits, and many open ledges and rock outcrops along the trail. The entire loop is only 4.5 miles, with an elevation gain … Continue reading Welch and Dickey Loop: Trip Report
It’s springtime at the Notch, and nothing illustrates the season better than the gushing waterfalls. Today I set out for a hike up to Lonesome Lake via the Basin-Cascades trail and the Cascade Brook trail, eager to check out the sparkling cascades and waterfalls along the brook. From the lake’s shores, you can catch stunning views … Continue reading Lonesome Lake: Trip Report