PINE ellis LODGING
Both thru hikers and section hikers enjoy our "Grandma's House" hospitality.
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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 the 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.
We have been happily hosting hikers for over 26 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.
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.
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
February 2017: As I look out now at the mountains of snow in our village, it is hard to imagine that we will soon be hearing the patter of hiking boots coming up our driveway. We have had record snow this winter, and expect that will help replenish our water supplies. Although the water table is still not up to where it should be, I look forward to a summer of much better water conditions.
2017 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.
In 2016 we had record numbers of hikers stay at Pine Ellis.
We now have available our rustic camping cabins, 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.