Our first trip to an AMC hut and it was fabulous! A short but steep hike starting at Lafayette Campground leads you to this charming "hut" on serene Lonesome Lake. We got there and checked into our bunkhouse, which had been recently updated. We had a room with double bunks for the four of us so we did not have to sleep communally. Very cozy, easily opened screened windows, little ledges on the wall by each bed to store flashlight, glasses, water bottles, etc. Pillows and cases and 3 wool blankets for each bed are provided. Bring sheets or sleeping sack/sleeping bag. The kids played in the lake but it was very cold so they didn't stay in it long. Lots of kids running around - very family friendly. Dinner and breakfast were delicious and there was plenty of food. All is prepared by the hut staff, who are gracious, friendly and knowledgeable. You can hang out in the dining room to play games, talk, read until lights out at 9:30 pm. Wake up call is a musical number at 6:30 am. We were serenaded by a young man on guitar singing about "eggs and coffee and oatmeal and more coffee." It started the day off with a good laugh. Most everyone is up and out by 8-9 am. For more adventure, hike approximately 2 miles up Cannon Mt. and then you can take the Tramway back down (trail does have some areas where you have to climb up boulders and use hands to pull yourself up). This is a great place to go for an overnight with the kids to get them used to hiking and "camping". Highly recommended!
- Also Known As:
- Lonesome Lake Hut Franconia, NH - White Mountains