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The Rattle River Lodge and Hostel sits on the Appalachian Trail against the backdrop of the Carter-Moriah Mountain Range and is gateway to the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. Built in 1877, this renovated New England colonial home on 7 acres does not lack for services, amenities, or modernity, while still keeping its original charm. Our serene backyard adjacent the Rattle River includes footpaths, pond, garden, and fire pit (we cut and stack firewood). Read books, listen to music, or watch television in our Living Room; make your favorite meal in our full Kitchen; walk our gardens and nature paths; or collaborate with fellow hikers. Specializing in catering to Appalachian Trail hikers, skiers, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts, our local knowledge makes us your full-service Lodge and Hostel for slack packing, shuttles, and planning your next adventure. We offer a daily self-serve, AYCE breakfast with coffee and tea. Guests can relax, refresh and regroup in our quiet, homelike setting. Come and give us a visit!

Property Name: Rattle River Lodge and Hostel

Address 1: 592 State Route 2

City : Shelburne - New Hampshire

Postal Code : 03581

Contact Name: Erik Barstow

Phone: 603.466.5049


  • Laundry service
  • Printer
  • Vending Machines
  • Parking

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

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

Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Property and Cancellation Policies :
*Check-in is 4 PM-8 PM. Check-out is 10 AM. (Late checkouts may be available upon request.) (Non guests are positively NOT allowed outside of the check-in area!)
*All arrivals MUST check-in before 8:00 PM to protect the sleep of guests who arrived on time. This applies to drive-ins too. (Please know the check-in window ends at 8:00 PM. At 8:01 PM, if you are not physically at the check-in desk, we will sell the space. This applies to drive-ins too!)
*The front desk is CLOSED outside hours of operation. Without prior arrangement with the Hostel, there may not be staff present for check-in during this time. Such arrivals will be charged the full amount of the first night even if "locked out" of the Hostel. There is no self-service check-in!
*Late check-ins may be available upon request, but without prior arrangement with the Hostel, we reserve the right to refuse any unconfirmed check-in after 8:00 pm.
*As ours is a shared space, we must respect the sleep of all our guests who arrived on time. We may require any late arrival to book a private room, if one is available.
*We understand you may need to cancel your reservation due to unforeseen circumstances; however, without appropriate notice, you may be refused lodging and/or subject to the full cost of the reservation!
*We reserve the right to refuse ANY unconfirmed check-in after 8 PM. This applies to drive-ins too!

*A group is (6) or more persons.
*To make a group reservation, directly contact the Hostel either at or by calling 603.466.5049.
*There is a 30% nonrefundable deposit due at the time of reservation.
*Groups must book with one credit card.
*To reserve the whole Hostel, please contact us directly.

*Cancellation is by phone only. (If you have to leave a message, that's okay too!)
*Group cancellations must be made at least (7) days before check-in.
*Private room cancellations must be made at least (7) days before check-in.
*Any otherwise cancellation must be made at least 72 hours before the reservation check-in.
*Changing the name of a reservation is considered a cancellation.
*We understand you may need to alter or cancel your reservation due to unforeseen circumstances; however, without appropriate notice, you may be subject to the full cost of the reservation!
Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions The Rattle River Lodge and Hostel, LLC booking terms 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 Services Any 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 Policy 12.1 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 heath 12.6 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. Termination 13.1 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 understanding This 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 waiver 15.1 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 guest I 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 charges deposits are generally not required but may be asked for at the discretion of the Hostel Owners and Staff.Charges Charges for accommodation are listed on the Hostel website and are subject to change.Cancellation charges policy Cancellation charges for cancelling a booking are as follows: Group cancellations must be made at least (7) days before check-in. Private room cancellations must be made at least (7) days before check-in. Any otherwise cancellation must be made at least 24 hours before the reservation check-in. Without appropriate notice, guest may subject to full cost of room: CHILDREN/MINORS No minors under 16. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and stay in a private room. If you intend to make a reservation and there is a minor in your group, call and speak with Erik directly BEFORE making a reservation; otherwise, we reserve the right to refuse the whole of the reservation. Special conditions, including a 30% non-refundable deposit apply.All cancellations made without appropriate notice charged at least 30% of total reservation cost OR 100% of first night cost. Amendments to bookings. All 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

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