Welcome to Evans Notch

Evans Notch Lodge and Cabins were established in 1938 by Cy Cole, who once owned much of the land at the northern end of the Evans Notch road (Route 113). Originally positioned directly on busy Route 2, Cy's efficiency cabins (and the motel rooms added later in the 1950's) offered a convenient and scenic rest stop for the growing number of automobile tourists vacationing in the White Mountain National Forest.

Today, Evans Notch Lodge once again offers your family or group of friends the perfect base camp for exploration of this beautiful 'neck of the woods'. After a day of touring or outdoor activities, come back to the Lodge and spend some time in the great room warming up by a roaring fire, or cooking together in the kitchen. Your group will have exclusive use of the entire property for the length of your stay, so you're also free to spread out and find your own quiet space in our motel bedrooms (year-round) and rustic cabins (June - September).

Let us know how we can make your vacation in Evans Notch a trip to remember!

The Evans Notch area is the best kept secret in the White Mountains! Whether your group is looking forward to days filled with outdoor activities or reading and napping in the sun or by the fire, Evans Notch Lodge can provide a convenient and comfortable home base.

Along with easy access to some of the best fly-fishing in the east at the junction of the Wild and Androscoggin Rivers, Evans Notch Lodge provides a convenient, central location from which to enjoy the wealth of activities and events the region offers in the spring, summer and fall:

Built for speed (and mud)?!? Don't miss the New England Forest Rally in July and the Jericho ATV Festival in August. Or for a serious adrenaline shot, head over to Sunday River for some lift-serviced downhill mountain biking. 

Looking for lower-key summer activity? The Androscoggin "Source to Sea" will paddle through Shelburne, Gilead and Bethel July 14-15.

If your idea of warm weather fun involves food, parades, fireworks, and more food, make sure to check out the Bethel Arts FairMollyOckett Day, or the grandaddy of them all, the Fryeburg Fair.

But there's plenty of things to do and see in the Evans Notch area, even when there's not a local event scheduled. Looking for recommendations for your weekend or week away? We've got them, just let us know what interests you!

Many unique shopping and dining options can be found in nearby Bethel (~10 miles) or Gorham, NH (~12 miles). The Wild River, just across the road, provides plentiful rainbow trout and swimming holes; the Androscoggin River (just around the corner) offers plenty of mileage for tubing, kayaking and fishing; hiking trails criss-cross the Notch; road and mountain biking options abound - you'll find yourself returning again and again to this secret, unspoiled corner of the White Mountain National Forest.


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