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The Rattle River Lodge and Hostel (formerly White Mountains Lodge and Hostel) steps away from the Appalachian Trail, is a gateway to the Presidential range of the White Mountains and has the Carter-Moriah range in our backyard.  Built in 1877, this New England colonial has undergone multiple renovations to create an inviting and relaxing environment for our guests after they enjoy a day in the White Mountains hiking, skiing/snowboarding, climbing, or kayaking.  The Lodge, which sits on seven beautiful acres adjoining the White Mountain National Forest, accommodates up to twenty-six guests in shared rooms, and private rooms. Our serene backyard boasts a patio, picnic table, pond and fire pit.  Walk a short distance through our grounds to enter a wooded paradise bordering the Rattle River. 
Guests relax, refresh and regroup in our quiet homelike setting. Read, play music, watch television and collaborate with fellow hikers in the comfortable living room. Hot coffee available every day at 530AM. Private rooms receive breakfast and bunks receive a snack and fresh coffee in the morning. 
Specializing in catering to Appalachian Trail hikers, skiers, and outdoor enthusiast of the White Mountains. Our extensive knowledge of the White Mountains trail system makes us your full-service hostel and lodge for slackpacking, shuttles and planning your time on the trails.  


Address 1: 592 US 2

City: Shelburne - New Hampshire

Postal Code: 03581

Contact Name: Erik Barstow

Phone: (603) 466-5049

Email: RattleRiverHostel@gmail.com

Amenities
  • Laundry service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Back Yard
  • Mr. Pizza Deivery Full Menu
  • Drinking Water
  • Vending
  • breakfast

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 04:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Property and Cancellation Policies:
Check-In: 04:00 PM  Private Room Check-Out: 11:00 AM Dorm Room Check-Out: 10:00 AM
Operating hours 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Drive in/Late Check-In: After 10:00 PM If you know you will be a late drive in you will need to reserve a private room. Please call ahead to check availability. 
Property and Cancellation Policies:Shared Rooms: Cancellations must be made 3 days (72 hours) before check-in.
Private Rooms: Cancellations must be made 7 days before check-in.
Groups of 6 or more: Cancellations must be made 14 days before check-in.
Groups of 12 or more: Contact hostel directly by emailing rattleriverhostel@gmail.com or calling 603-466-5049 to reserve.  Special conditions, including a 30% non-refundable deposit apply.
All cancellations made without appropriate notice charged 30% of total reservation cost.
Cancellations within 24 hours of check-in (including no-shows) will be charged the greater of EITHER 30% total reservation cost OR 100% of first night cost.
Families with children under 12 years old are required to call when booking reservations. 

Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

No Pets

IIf you have a sleep condition (ex: snore, sleep apnea) that may disturb others, you are REQUIRED to book a private room.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and ConditionsThe White Mountains Lodge and Hostel booking terms and conditionsTerms and conditions for the provision of services at The Rattle River Lodge and Hostel LLC.Shelburne, NH 035811. The following definitions apply in these terms and conditions:‘Arrival’ means the date on which the Facilities are to be provided or shall start to be provided by the Hostel‘Guest’ means the person for whom the Hostel has agreed to provide the services in accordance with these terms‘Contract’ means the contract for the provision of the Services in accordance with these terms‘Deposit’ means the payment specified in paragraph 5 and the Schedule‘Hostel’ means The Rattle River Lodge and Hostel LLC.Shelburne, NH 03581 03262‘Keys’ includes any type of security tool allowing the Guest access to his room(s) including key cards‘Services’ means the provision of accommodation, and/or supply of food and beverages and other services, associated with Hostel services, by the Hostel, for the Guest, described in writing by the Hostel in its website‘Schedule’ means the Schedule of deposits and charges and payments and cancellation charges at the end of these terms‘Standard Charges’ means the charges shown in any current website page, brochure or other literature or signs of the Hostel‘Terms’ means these terms and conditions1. All contractsThese Terms apply to all contracts of any kind made by the Hostel with its Guests and apply to all reservations, bookings and agreements for accommodation, dining, and use of all facilities at the Hostel1. Reservations3.1 If the Hostel confirms a reservation by any method (telephone, email message, online booking system or other method) the Contract is conditional on the Guest supplying valid credit card information at the time of the reservation. The Hostel may make exceptions at its discretion. The authority for charges (including any cancellation charges) shall be levied, on the payment terms in the Schedule.3.2 If the credit card details and authority are not provided to the Hostel by the Guest then the Contract will cease to have effect, except for any liability (including any cancellation charges) accrued by the Guest. The Services that had been subject to the reservation may then be re-sold by the Hostel.1. Supply of the Services4.1 The Hostel will supply the Services to the Guest under the Contract.4.2 The Guest shall at his / her own expense supply the Hostel with all necessary information relating to the Services within sufficient time to enable the Hostel to provide the Services in accordance with the Contract. The Guest shall ensure the accuracy of all such information.4.3 The Hostel may at any time alter the Services:4.3.1 to comply with statutory requirements (including those regarding health and safety health, or4.3.2 out of unforeseen necessity, and4.3.3 in any event, provided that the standard of the Services is not diminished.1. Charges5.1 The charges payable by the Guest shall be specified in writing by the Hostel, provided that where no charges are so specified or other Services are provided to the Guest, the Guest shall pay for those Services at the rate of the published Standard Charges for the day on which the Services are provided.5.2 The Standard Charges may be varied from time to time.5.3 Taxes may not be included in the advertised costs of Services.5.4 If the Guest inhibits another guest’s ability to enjoy the Hostel or use the Hostel Services provided to guests, the Guest shall pay for the affected guest’s room or bed charge and for any damages caused.1. Deposit paymentsDeposits are non-refundable and the requirements for them are specified in the Schedule.5.4 If the Guest inhibits another guest’s ability to enjoy the Hostel or use the Hostel Services provided to guests, the Guest shall pay for the affected guest’s room or bed charge and for any damages caused.1. Your credit card details6.1 Upon confirmation of the booking, we shall request credit card details from you.6.2 All personal and credit card details will be stored in line with Data Protection laws.6.3 We shall charge your card only where you do not show, or if you cancel (in line with the cancellation charges in the Schedule), or if the Guest leaves the Hostel without paying in full.1. Payment7.1 The payments to be made to the Hostel by the Guest (including deposits) are to be made on the date and in the amount to be calculated as specified in the Schedule.7.2 If any of the Services under the Contract are varied prior to arrival then the payments shall reflect the latest details contained in the Hostel’s literature.7.3 Any additional charges due to the Hostel from the Guest for the Services shall be paid by the Guest on presentation of an invoice.1. Guest obligations8.1 Arrival and departure times for accommodation are posted on the Hostel website.8.2 (blank)8.3 The Guest is responsible to ensure the good conduct of his guests in the Hostel and, in particular to ensure that they cause no nuisance or annoyance to any person and that they cause no personal injury or physical damage.8.4 The Guest has an obligation to ensure:8.4.1 that he does not leave or render any part of the Hostel insecure,8.4.2 that he does nothing to cause a fire,8.4.3 that he complies with directions on all notices posted in the Hostel, such as fire notices, and policies, such as quiet hours and the Hostel alcohol and drug policy (no more than a couple beers or glasses of wine, no hard alcohol, no drugs), and8.4.4 that he leaves the keys at reception when he checks out the Hostel.1. Cancellation and ‘No Show’ charges9.1 The Guest agrees to pay charges to the Hostel in the event of cancellation of the booking of the Services or if the Guest fails to take up the Services at the time and on the day that they were booked for.9.2 Cancellation charges shall be calculated as specified in the Schedule.9.3 Cancellation charges may, in the discretion of the Hostel, be refunded if the Hostel re-sells the Services for the period which are subject to the cancellation.1. Variation in requirement for ServicesAny variation to the initial Contract must be agreed in writing between the parties.1. Liability of Hostel11.1 The Hostel shall have no liability to the Guest for any loss, damage, costs or expenses or other claims for compensation arising from any instructions supplied by the Guest which are incomplete, incorrect, illegible, out of sequence or in the wrong order or form, or arising from the Guest’s late arrival, non-arrival or any other fault of the Guest.11.2 Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the Hostel, or as expressly provided in these Terms, the Hostel shall not be liable to the Guest by reason of any innocent representation or any implied warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law, for any loss of profit, opportunity or any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims (however caused) which arise out of or in connection with the provision of the Services (including any delay or failure to provide them) or their use by the Guest, so however that, the entire liability of the Hostel under or in connection with the Contract shall be limited to the amount of the charges for the provision of the Services in question.1. Pet Policy12.1 Guests who bring dogs or other pets to the Hostel must abide by the Hostel dog policy as described here.12.2 Guests may only allow their pets to urinate or defecate outside. Guests must pick up and properly dispose of their pet’s feces at all times.12.3 Guests must keep their pets in sight at all times. Guests may not leave their pets in their bedrooms unattended. Guests may not leave their pets at the hostel unattended. Guests may not leave the Hostel without their pet.12.4 Guests are responsible for paying to repair any damages caused by their pet, whether to the Hostel property, personal property of the Hostel owners, or to another Guest or visitor at the Hostel.12.5 Pets must be up to date on shots and heath12.6 A refundable damage deposit of up to $10 per stay may be required of all guests with a pet.12.7 Pets who are unfriendly or create a chronic disturbance must stay outside.1. Termination13.1 If the Guest:13.1.1 commits any material breach of these Terms,13.1.2 has a trustee receiver, administrative receiver or similar officer appointed in respect of all or any part of the business or assets of the Guest or if a petition is presented or a meeting is convened for the purpose of considering a resolution or other steps are taken for the winding-up of the company or for the making of an administration or bankruptcy order (otherwise than for the purpose of amalgamation or reconstruction), the Hostel may at any time terminate the Contract by giving written notice to the Guest.13.2 Any termination of the Contract under this paragraph shall be without prejudice to any other remedies available to the Hostel.1. Entire understandingThis agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all previous agreements and understandings between the parties. Each party acknowledges that, in entering into this agreement, he does not rely on any representation, warranty or other term not forming part of this agreement, including by reference.1. Severability and waiver15.1 If any of these terms is at any time held by any jurisdiction to be void, invalid or unenforceable, then it shall be treated as changed or reduced, only to the extent minimally necessary to bring it within the laws of that jurisdiction and to prevent it from being void and it shall be binding in that changed or reduced form. Subject to that, each provision shall be interpreted as independent and severable from each other paragraph and therefore separately enforceable.15.2 No delay by the Hostel in exercising any right, power or provision hereunder shall operate as a waiver of the exercise of any right at a future time.1. Acceptance by guestI have understood and accept the above ‘General terms and conditions’ and ‘Cancellations and amendments policy’. I assure that I have read and understood the “Important Product Information”. I further assure that I am 18 years of age or over.Schedule: Deposits, charges, payments and cancellation chargesDeposits are generally not required but may be asked for at the discretion of the Hostel Owners and Staff.ChargesCharges for accommodation are listed on the Hostel website and are subject to change.Cancellation charges policyCancellation charges for cancelling a booking are as follows:Shared Rooms: Cancellations must be made 3 days (72 hours) before check-in.Private Rooms: Cancellations must be made 7 days before check-in.Groups of 6 or more: Cancellations must be made 14 days before check-in.Groups of 12 or more: Contact hostel directly by emailing Erik Barstow at Whitemountainslodgeandhostel@gmail.com or call 603-466-5049 to reserve.  Special conditions, including a 30% non-refundable deposit apply.All cancellations made without appropriate notice charged 30% of total reservation cost.Cancellations within 24 hours of check-in will be charged the greater of EITHER 30% total reservation cost OR 100% of first night cost.Amendments to bookingsAll prices and information stated on this booking request are subject to change. Please note that every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information on this website. However, the Hostel does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions.Payment termsAll charges incurred by the Client in the Hostel must be paid in full before you finally depart the Hostel. Payment may be made in cash or by the following types of credit or debit card:Visa, Mastercard

If you have a sleep condition (ex. snore, sleep apnea) that may disturb others, you are REQUIRED to book a private room. No exceptions. 

If you are driving in please understand that this is a hiker hostel during the summer. Coming in later than 9PM will disturb others that are sleeping in bunk rooms. Therefore you are required to rent the entire cottage or private rooms.  This is to protect everybody's sleep. If you are checking in past 10PM please make arrangements prior that day.  If you do arrive late please do not slam your car doors. 

Sorry, No Pets.