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Built in 1938 as a ski resort, the original Moosilauke Ravine Lodge hosted more than 90 percent of every incoming Dartmouth class as part of First-Year Trips. For faculty, staff and alums, it also served as home base for outdoor excursions and to host a number of events.
As the original lodge neared the end of its useful life, a new lodge was designed to incorporate the best-loved features of the original space, and to make it completely accessible to individuals with mobility impairments.
The Lodge is approximately 11,000 square feet, constructed around a frame of heavy log timbers surrounded by a super-insulated envelope to maximize energy efficiency. Many of the timbers were harvested on Dartmouth’s Trescott Road land under the direction of the College Forester.
The new Lodge features a large central area on the main floor focused on a massive stone fireplace, a commercial kitchen where students prepare the famous Lodge cuisine, three private rooms for overnight guests and a meeting room. The lower level includes combined library/social space, a multi-purpose room and additional restrooms.
Please come out to visit, enjoy a meal prepared by the Lodge Cru, and spend the night! We'd love to see you.