Welcome to Dundee Lodge! Stay in a property that started as a 1-room logging cabin in the early 1900's, transformed in 1946 to include a classic New England Saltbox addition complete with a stone fireplace and bunk room w/3 twin beds. The turn of this century saw the addition of a large post & beam room complete with a luxurious King size bed, sofa sleeper and TV. Modern plumbing came at this time as well so in addition to the working outhouse we also have a large, newly renovated bathroom and a country kitchen complete with the farmer's sink and modern appliances.
Recent renovations have restored this quintessential mountain cabin to reflect its roots . A mid-century ski mural was uncovered in the Living Room and the colors were restored to what was there mid-century when the area was the premier ski destination for North America. The front "logging" room is decorated to feel like you are in a birch forest and the old metal frame twin bed can be used as a day-bed or additional sleeping. The kitchen is classic cabin chic with a red/beige checkerboard flooring, gas stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, and a pantry stocked with all the basics. The Master Bed Room is the 'unexpected' mountain oasis with wide pine paneling floor to vaulted ceiling. Skylights reflect the nature all around as do the french doors that open to the backyard deck. The newly remodeled bathroom is large and always ready with an "on-demand' hot water system. Even though there is only 1 bathroom there is still the option to use the working outhouse, so no need to wait in line to use the facilities.
As with any historic property, this cabin comes with is quirks and charms. Some of the doorways are low as are the ceiling joists in the Living Room (my 6'6" husband has to duck a few times). There is a custom designed, space-saving staircase to access the bunk room and an extra special space "bunk room annex" designed especially for little people to read and sit on the rocking horse. From the bunk room you will feel like you are in a tree fort with the 4 square windows displaying the trees and mountains around.
Dundee Lodge comfortably sleeps 5 (2 in the Master Bed Rm; 3 in the Bunk Rm) but you can sleep 1-2 more on the sleeper sofa in the Master Bed Rm, 1 more in the Front Rm if need be. Just remember there is still only 1 bathroom (plus the outhouse).
When it is cold Dundee Lodge stays warm with an efficient gas furnace, personal heat unit in the Master Bed Rm, and the Living Rm wood stove can really provide some heat the old-fashioned way. Dundee Lodge comes with a supply of firewood for winter use by our guests.
In the summer, Dundee Lodge naturally stays cool as it is nestled in the river valley of the East Branch of the Saco River. The bunk-room has been equipped with an exhaust system to thermostatically pull out the hot air and draw the cool air in through the lower level. The Master Bed Rm has a personal A/C wall unit that can also cool other spaces if needed.
Dundee Lodge is used and loved by our family and we hope you want to make it a part of your family tradition. This is an area filled with year round activities most the information can be found on the internet. The lodge is a 10 minute walk between 2 different bathing spots on the East Branch River. The lodge is a 10-20 minute drive to 4-5 premier ski resorts.We have some flotation devises but you should bring your own water safety equipment as well. We have a pantry stocked with basic spices and food items. If you use something please replace it or leave us a note. If you are interested in a special menu for your visit, please email us and we will send a menu, recipes and grocery list for the number of meals you want to eat-in. Because we cook there as often as we can, we have most common household utensils.
Dundee Lodge has wi-fi and a landline phone because most cell phones do not have coverage in our area. We will give you the codes and number when you start your stay at the lodge. We will post phone rates but in most cases, local calls and some long distance may be included. There is 1 TV in the Master Bed Rm with cable and 1 TV in the bunk room that has a VCR, good ole fashioned entertainment! The lodge is on a road that can be busy at times as it is still an active logging road but the speed is only 30 mph and considered a rural road. There is a nice size backyard for kids to play in and plenty of doors in the back of the cabin to access that space. We really hope that you are in the area to take advantage of the abundance of nature activities that the White Mountains provide.
Please let us know how we can help tailor your visit to Dundee Lodge and make it a destination you want to return to each year!
Check-In time is 4pm on the 1st day of your reservation and Check-out time is 11am on the last day of your reservation. We will send a "Welcome Letter" to you 1-week prior to you confirmed reservation/stay to let you know how to access the property.