Guess what’s sooo in season right now? No, not just apples and pumpkins… Dining at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge (or better known to us student-folk simply as the ‘Lodj’)! But not for long! Make your reservations soon because the Lodge will be closing for the season on October 28th and it won’t be until May when it reopens.Courtesy of tuckschool.blogspot.com
The Lodge, located about an hour’s drive from campus, can accommodate 84 dinner guests and 94 overnight guests. On any given evening as you sit down to eat, you will be served a multicourse meal of homemade bread and soup, salad, and then the entrée. And guess what – many of the meals whipped up by the dedicated Lodge staff come from the cookbook Favorite Recipes from Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. The price of your meal even includes evening entertainment! While you dine, enjoy presentations by Lodge staff, musical performances, movie nights, skits or games. Rumor has it that winners of the games get first dibs on dessert… You can also choose to go in the morning just to enjoy breakfast but I’ll let you in on another insider secret – you get unlimited tea and hot chocolate if you pay for either breakfast or dinner.
As for the Lodge itself, there’s a new fireplace with new furniture downstairs. You won’t get internet access or cell phone service up there so make peace with the fact that you won’t be able to update your status for a while. ‘OMG Partying in the L-O-D-J 2nite!’ So bring that reading you’ve been meaning to do since week one and spend a weekend with friends at the Lodge curling up by the fireplace and catching up with work undistracted. And once you grow restless from your interminable readings, hike one of the thirty trails to the summit of Mt. Moosilauke and just know that there will be a hot wholesome meal waiting for you upon return.
As the Lodge’s in-season winds down, the crew will be looking for volunteers to help with closing weekend! Volunteers will help with preparing the Lodge for the approaching winter season by storing furniture and general cleaning. If you would like to help out with closing weekend, or just want more information in general, email [email protected]
For reservations call (603) 764-5858 and be prepared to leave your name and number with a time for them to call you back. General information and pricing can be found here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~doc/moosilauke/ravinelodge/
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