Campgrounds, Glamping, B&Bs, Inns, Lodges, Motels
Due to the Covid-19 issues, call ahead to find out the rules for lodging and make reservations:
The Nootka Lodge
This motel is located in Woodsville, a good place to start and finish the Cross NH Adventure Trail. Near to restaurants, groceries and the state wine and liquor store to obtain celebratory supplies at the completion of your adventure.
All Seasons Motel
Located close to restaurants, groceries, state wine and liquor store. Good accommodations at a reasonable price.
River Meadow Campground
Located about 4 miles south of the xNHAT route, accessible by a non-motorized rail trail from Woodsville, or by biking on the road (Route 10). Use this link: RideWithGPS for a map to access the campground via a non-motorized rail trail.
The Inn at Sunset Hill
This elegant inn is located about 6 miles off of the trail, north of Lisbon on Route 117 over the town line into Sugar Hill. Yes, you will have to climb gradually up Route 117 from its intersection with Route 302 to the top of the hill, BUT you will have BIG rewards with the panoramic mountain views of Franconia Ridge and Cannon Mountain. History and elegance abound. Breakfast or lunch could be at Polly's Pancake Parlor, a unique local classic. Check it out in lupine season, mid to end of June, or for fall foliage season,
The Rustic Log Cabins provide cozy cabin lodging with fireplaces in the woods on the river. The cabins are located on Route 117, in Lisbon. They are located off the trail, requiring an easy, gradual 3 mile climb up from the intersection of Route 302-Route 117.
Littleton Lots of lodging options in Littleton, here are a few that have been welcoming to cyclists:
The Littleton Motel
A bike friendly motel, perfectly located right on Main Street in Littleton, near restaurants, coffee shops, brewery, bike shop, movie theater and all the funky, eclectic shops of this vibrant town. It is known as the "GLAD" town, look for the statue of Pollyanna, known for her exceptional optimism. This is the oldest MOTEL in the USA!
Another bike friendly, historic hotel, right on Main Street in the middle of all the action. Originally opened in 1850, all the Presidential candidates, likely stayed here. The photographs are in the hallways, like a museum!
The Maple Leaf Motel
This motel is located just to the west of the town, access is closet to the trail from the bike-ped suspension bridge over the river.
Burns Lake Campground
Lakeside campground located in Whitefield, just off of Route 116 on the north side (between Littleton and the Whitefield town center). Nice campsites, pleasant place to stay for $20 a night. Just up the road from Forest Lake State Park.
Israel River Campground
Right on the route in the Jefferson Valley. Good for access to the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge and the Presidential Rail Trail. It has a hot tub, pool and nice campground hosts. It also has a tiny grocery camp store for basic camping items and the classic ice cream bars, popsicles and Dixie Cups.
Applebrook Bed and Breakfast
CLOSED, but may reopen with new owners. In Jefferson, about 2 miles off the route and uphill for part of it, but SO worth it for the view, sunsets, breakfasts and historic Victorian charm. Bring snacks and celebratory beverages for nice outside relaxation with friends and panoramic views. Food, ice cream and supplies are available at a general store further up the hill from the B&B.
Mount Jefferson View Motel and Cabins Classic, adorable, full service little cabins, colorful and reminiscent of the 1950's. All remodeled, plus, a pool! Motel rooms available, too, Bike-friendly!! Located on Route 2, right at the intersection with Valley Road, close to the trail. NOTE: There are no restaurants or stores close by... If you don't have car with you...BRING YOUR OWN FOOD and happily cook in the kitchen-equipped cabins or use the outdoor grill. You can also commission "Maura at Your Service" to pick up a take out food order for you... if she is available. She is located close by in Jefferson, text her beforehand to get on her schedule for a dinner pick up. Before you arrive at the motel/cabins, you could pick up and carry groceries from the Whitefield Market (right on the xNHAT route), or at convenience store/gas station in Gorham (off the trail about a mile).
Inn at Bowman B&B with unexpected elegance near the height of land of the Cross NH Adventure Trail. Enjoy a suite and the pool and hot tub. Located near the intersection of Valley Road and Route 2, close to the trail. NOTE: As mentioned above, there are no restaurants or stores close by... if you don't have a car with you....BRING YOUR OWN FOOD FOR DINNER. You can also commission "Maura at Your Service" to pick up a take out food order for you... if she is available. She is located close by in Jefferson, text her to get onto her schedule for a dinner pick up. You will have a fabulous breakfast at the Inn, prepared by Jerry and Rich, but dinner needs to be planned ahead of time. Jerry and Rich may have some ideas for you, email or call them for suggestions. Before you arrive at the Inn, you could pick up food/beverage at the Whitefield Market (right on the xNHAT route), or at convenience store/gas station in Gorham (off the trail about a mile).
Gorham There are lots of options in Gorham, these are good for cyclists:
Unique Accommodations in Gorham, 0.5 mile north of the trail, next to Moose Brook State Park. Rustic lodge and on-site yurt and tent glamping. The owners, Jason and Kara, are active cyclists and are part of the Coos Cycling Club. They welcome and take good care of cyclists, regardless of how muddy! They have a bike stand, pump and tools for maintenance of your trusty steed.
Moose Brook State Park Campground
In Gorham, nice campground, only about 0.5 mile off the trail. Good trails for mountain biking or hiking, nice pond for swimming.
Moose Brook Motel
Located across from the Presidential Rail Trail on Route 2 in Gorham. Get off the trail at the large rail trail parking lot adjacent to Route 2. It has a fence around it with an entrance for ATVs on the eastern end and a opening in the center area for bikes and pedestrians. The Moose Brook Motel is on Route 2, east of the parking lot, 0.5 mile in the downhill direction from the parking lot, on the south side of Route 2.
Top Notch Inn
One of many motels in Gorham on Route 16, about a mile off of the trail. Get there via a hard packed dirt access road that starts across from the rail trail parking lot on Route 2 at a gate. Go downhill about 1.5 mile on this multimodal trail until you cross railroad tracks and intersect with the main road, Route 16/2, Take a right. A short ride on Route 16 on a wide shoulder brings you to the The Top Notch Inn. Lots of restaurants, coffee shop and amenities on Main Street.
Philbrook Farm Inn
Right on the route on North Road in Shelburne. Classic, picturesque inn on the National Register of Historic Places. Breakfast and dinner are included in the accommodations. New England charm, peaceful, quiet, nice view from the front porch for apres-bike festivities.
Rattle River Lodge and Hostel
Located in Shelburne at the intersection of Route 2 and North Road, on the south side of the Androscoggin River. This is a favorite of AT hikers since it is right on the trail. From the Cross NH Adventure Trail it is located at he eastern end of North Road, near the Hogan road intersection. It is less than mile from the route. Head south on North Road, crossing the dam and railroad tracks and go up to Route 2. You have a choice of dormitory or B&B accommodations and will have plenty of adventure stories to share with the guests. Shuttle services are available for hikers, they can likely shuttle you, your friends and your bike, just ask.
Located a bit off the route on Route 2, nice shady, wooded tent sites.
Evans Notch Lodge
If you have a family or a group, the Evans Notch Lodge offers cabins and shared space exclusively for you! It is located easily from the trail off of North Road by crossing the iron bridge over the Androscoggin River and biking about a mile to Rotes 113, Evans Notch Road. Spend an extra day there and bike up Evans Notch (paved, quiet, wooded) and/or Wild River Road (dirt and scenic).
A forest service campground located on Route 113, Evans Notch Road. Pit toilets and a water pump. Quiet and remote.
Bethel, Maine Many lodgings available in Bethel, it is a ski town in the winter, here are just a few options:
Bethel Outdoor Adventure and Campground
Right on the trail in Bethel, also right on the Androscoggin River. Great food nearby. The BAC rents canoes and kayaks, and provides shuttle service for excellent full and half day down-river adventure trips. Stay here for a night or 2 and park your car while you head out to enjoy the Cross New Hampshire Trail for a few days or a week.
The Bethel Inn
Located in the village of Bethel, this elegant inn hosts golf and mountain biking during the summer and xc-skiing and fat biking in the winter. They are bike friendly and promote road and mountain biking. There are mountain bike trails right out of the inn.
Holiday House B&B
Beautiful, classic New England B&B in the village.
Mountain Village Lodge
Right near the trail and restaurants. Classic New England lodge accommodations..
Inn at the Rostay:
Another inn right near the trail and restaurants. Next to the Smoking Good BBQ and The Good Food Store
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