Moosilauke Ravine Lodge

About the Project

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.


Project Milestones

  • September 2017: Receive Trustee approval to proceed with exterior abatement and demolition
  • September, 2017 – January, 2018: Perform abatement
  • February – May, 2018: Demolish Gilman and remove materials
  • June, 2018: Site grading and clean-up