Update for the month of May, 2017
Moosilauke Ravine Lodge
Since its construction in 1938, the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge has been a formative part of the Dartmouth student experience, most notably during First-Year Trips, and has served as home base for outdoor excursions and events for numerous others.
The original Lodge building is being replaced with a new structure that has been designed to preserve the rustic, hand-hewn qualities of the existing building. The new Lodge is an 11,000-square-foot, fully-accessible structure constructed with a post-and-beam frame of heavy natural log timbers and enveloped by a super-insulated shell to maximize energy efficiency.
Please stay clear of the immediate area around the lodge as this is an active construction site. It is difficult to keep construction fencing up due to space limitations and the extent of on-going activity. To avoid interference with construction activities, we kindly ask you to limit picture taking.
What is happening
In the next two weeks:
- Work on upper layers of roof (paper, strapping, plywood, ice and water shield)
- Masonry work is ongoing on all levels
- Exterior insulation is ongoing
- Interior mechanical, electrical and plumbing work continues
- Frame interior mezzanine floor
- Conduct site excavation work for utilities
- Install exterior windows
In the month of May:
- Build foundation for storage shed and generator pad
- Exterior siding and trim
- Continue work on site utilities
- Start new walkway from upper road
What to Expect:
- A new construction gate before the Lodge limits access to construction vehicles only.
- Public access parking is available at a temporary parking area half way up Ravine Road.
- Public access to trails continues, and signage directs hikers up the access road to a trail head just past the construction site. Please follow new directions and signage.
Please send any questions or comments to Planning Design & Construction.
For more details and project photos, visit the Ravine Lodge project page.