See our Specials and Packages page for our 2020 Slackpacking multi-day packages !

Both thru hikers and section hikers enjoy our "Grandma's House" hospitality.

PINE  ellis  LODGING

Hiker's Page

If  you are thru-hiking the A.T. northbound, you  have hiked over 2000 miles when you reach Andover ME. Southbounders, this is your last place to enjoy Maine hospitality. Pine Ellis is a great spot for you to take a day off the trail, kick those boots off and give yourself a rest before you continue your hike.

We regularly pick up and drop off at the two closest trail heads of the A.T. (East B Hill and South Arm Rd) which are a mere 10 minutes away from our  B&B, and we offer shuttle services to and from these other trail heads :  Gorham (Rte #2), Grafton Notch (Rte #26), Rte #17,  Rangeley (Rte #4).
We shuttle from Gorham  to Stratton, and bus stations and airports.
Fees apply.
            

We have been happily hosting hikers for over 30 years. Check on our many services for thru- hikers, section hikers, and day hikers. Perfect location for several days of day-hiking or "slack-packing" This is a central spot for mail drops, visits from friends and family, and a homey stop to rest, recoup, and recharge.


Maine Appalachian Trail Club

Appalachian Trail Conference

Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association

White Blaze A.T. Community Site (Forums and Info for thru-hikers)


SHUTTLE AND MILEAGE INFORMATION

Shuttles are charged per mile, one way, per trip.  Fee is shared by the number of people on the trip. Up to 6 people per trip.
It is possible to arrange slackpacking for the 4 sections below.

Multi-day slackpack packages available.


TRAILHEADS:   ROAD MILEAGES FROM PINE ELLIS
Rte #2 trailhead, Gorham, NH / 40 miles
Rte #26 (Grafton Notch) / 22 miles
E.B. Hill,  Andover / 8 miles
So. Arm Rd., Andover / 9 miles
Rte. #17, Oquossoc /  30 miles
Rte. #4, Rangeley /  58 miles
Rte. #27, Stratton / 73 miles

SECTIONS:  TRAIL MILES BETWEEN TRAILHEADS (app.)
Grafton Notch to E.B. Hill / 10 miles 
E.B. Hill to So. Arm Rd. / 10 miles
So. Arm Rd. to Rte. #17 / 13 miles
Rte. #17 to Rte #4 / 13 miles

MILEAGES TO OTHER POINTS FROM PINE ELLIS:
Gorham, NH bus station / 45 miles
Bethel, Me / 25 miles
Junction Rte #2/#26 / 17 miles
Rumford, Me / 20 miles
Junction Rte #120/#17 / 10 miles
Rangeley Town / 50 miles 
Stratton Town / 68 miles
Lewiston Bus Station / 60 miles
Portland Airport / 85 miles 


NEWS & UPDATES

HOPE YOU ARE COPING AS WELL AS POSSIBLE WITH THIS RESTRICTIVE, SUPPRESIVE, CORONA VIRUS EPIDEMIC.


                                  PLEASE SEE OUR TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS ON OUR HOME PAGE

2021 hikers are making plans now for when they pass through Andover, sending mail drops, and reserving space for their stay in town. We have many reservations already for this hiking season, so please schedule as soon as possible.

We now have available our rustic camping cabin, 3 miles from the lodge, for small hiker groups or visiting families and friends.  Shuttles provided from the lodge to the camp.  Call for details.