About the Project
Originally built in 1938 as a ski resort, the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge has hosted more than 90 percent of every incoming Dartmouth class as part of First-Year Trips. For faculty, staff and alums, it has also served as home base for outdoor excursions and to host a number of events.
As the original lodge nears the end of its useful life, a new lodge has been designed to incorporate the best-loved features of the original space, and to make it completely accessible to individuals with mobility impairments.
The Lodge will be 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 will feature a large central area on the main floor focused on a massive stone fireplace, a commercial kitchen where students will prepare the famous Lodge cuisine, three private rooms for overnight guests and a meeting room. The lower level will include combined library/social space, a multi-purpose room and additional restrooms.