Here at the Notch, we’re proud to be part of the hostel community, and we’re enthusiastic about our travelers, their journeys, and the plethora of adventures that await our guests in the White Mountains. However, hostels are not everyone’s first pick…
It’s 7 a.m., the thermometer outside reads negative one, and the trees are swaying with ominous winds. While other vacationers to New Hampshire’s White Mountains are tapping the snooze button, hikers are hitting the trails, braving deep snow, frozen river crossings, and subzero wind chills. Some may think us crazy to head into the woods … Continue reading Winter Hiking in the Whites: What to Wear
Written by Notch staff member Stephanie Robinson, based on her personal experience living and 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 list … 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
The Notch Hostel is hiring! The following positions are available: Front Desk/Caretaker Position (late afternoon/evening, 12-30 hours per week) Housekeeper (daytime, up to 20 hours/wk) Job descriptions below. Work-for-stay is an option. For example, you could ski all day and then work check-in for us in the evening in exchange for a free place to … Continue reading Want a job in the White Mountains? The Notch Hostel is hiring!
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
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